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  • Rubio says asking citizenship question on census in Florida should be ‘no problem’

    03/28/2018 9:50:04 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 31 replies ^ | 2/28/18 | Mary Ellen Klas
    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio departed from his Miami colleagues Tuesday and said the decision by Commerce Secretary Ross on Monday to include a citizenship question in the 2020 Census is, essentially, no big deal. “I personally don’t see the problem with it,″ Rubio told reporters at a “pen and pad” briefing in Tallahassee Tuesday. “I think there’s a lot of noise being made about it.” Rubio’s comments diverge from the opinion of other members of Congress from South Florida who have said they fear some people could be dissuaded from answering the census if the citizenship question is asked. It...
  • Guess Who’s Funding the ‘Student’ Gun Control Movement?

    03/05/2018 11:49:21 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies ^ | March 1, 2018 | Onan Coca
    At the risk of being called cold or harsh, let me begin by saying every American has a right to his/her opinion on just about any issue. Including guns. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let me add this: the people playing partisan politics on the graves of the 17 innocent dead people from Douglas High School are despicable. I don’t care what age they are. Over the last couple of weeks, a variety of conservative voices have gotten in trouble for insinuating that the anti-gun protesters coming out of Douglas High School seem far too practiced...
  • Yes, snow is really falling in Tallahassee, FL

    01/03/2018 6:57:40 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 47 replies
    News 96.5 ^ | January 3, 2018 | Josh Miranda
    It’s true -- you are not dreaming. For the first time in 28 years, snow fell on the streets of Tallahassee, Florida during rush hour Wednesday morning. The conditions are cold enough for the snow to form, but videos show it quickly melting as it hits the ground. The National Weather Service measured 0.1” of snow/sleet on their rooftop. Roughly 50 miles of Interstate 10 have been closed in Tallahassee due to snow an ice. In lieu of the traditional salt, the unusual weather has prompted Florida Highway Patrol to lay down sand to melt the ice, according to ABC...
  • Bill calling for elimination of express lanes dies in subcommittee

    04/17/2017 3:52:51 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Local 10 News ^ | April 6, 2017 | eff Weinsier
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A proposed bill to ban express lanes in Florida died Thursday in the House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee. Despite causing an increase in crashes and confusion, express lanes, according to the Florida Department of Transportation, help move people faster, and that if they were eliminated the state would lose $1.5 billion over 10 years. All of that money is used to improve and fix roads. Sen. Frank Artiles, R-Miami, filed SB 250 in January. It that would have allowed the express lanes to remain in operation only until tolls are collected to pay off the bonds that...
  • LIVE:Two Trump Rallies 10/25/2016 Sanford, FL @ 3pm Tallahassee, FL @ 6pm ET.

    10/25/2016 2:41:42 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 826 replies
    Tuesday, October 25, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Sanford, FL at Million Air Orlando. Million Air Orlando Tuesday, October 25, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Tallahassee, FL at the The Tallahassee Car Museum. The Tallahassee Car Museum.
  • America's First Christmas 1539, Tallahassee, Florida

    03/29/2012 2:30:01 PM PDT · by First Christmas · 4 replies
    The sixteenth century Spaniard, Hernando de Soto, is remembered by historians for his exploration of the southeastern United States, which began in Florida. A former mercenary soldier in the conquest of Central and South America, he hoped to increase his notoriety and fortune by leading an expedition through parts of North America. In the end, De Soto’s army spent over four years and covered 4,000 miles in its quest for gold and new territory to colonize. Neither resulted from his efforts. With approval from the Spanish Crown, De Soto assembled his expedition. He financed the endeavor himself with the understanding...
  • Florida woman died after hospital thought she was faking: lawyers

    01/07/2016 4:39:30 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jan 6, 2016 6:30pm EST | Bill Cotterell
    A Florida woman who collapsed and later died after being arrested for refusing to leave a rural hospital emergency room may have lived if medical staff and police had not assumed she was faking illness, her lawyers said on Wednesday. Barbara Dawson, 57, complained of abdominal pains at Calhoun Liberty Hospital in the Florida Panhandle town of Blountstown five days before Christmas, but medical staff examined and released her. When she refused to leave, the hospital called the police, who handcuffed her and took her outside, where she collapsed in the hospital driveway. Dawson was returned to the hospital but...
  • Scholars study lost city of Mabila at UA

    09/30/2006 12:31:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies · 287+ views
    Tuscaloosa News ^ | September 29. 2006 3:30AM | Adam Jones
    It's believed to be the largest battle between Europeans and Native Americans north of the Rio Grande, but the city of Mabila remains lost... A team of historians, archeologists and geologists have come to the University of Alabama for three days to study the battle.. Their aim, though, isn't to find the city, but to compile everything known, for possible future excavations, said Jim Knight, a UA anthropology professor who helped organize the conference... Finding Mabila means addressing a host of problems ranging from suspect accounts of De Soto's expedition to the possibility that modern dams may have flooded the...
  • Jeb Bush holding a "Florida Education Summit" TODAY

    02/10/2015 5:26:01 AM PST · by Ray76 · 7 replies
    Feb 10, 2015 | Ray76
    Jeb Bush's Foundation for Florida's Future promotes Common Core and is hosting an education conference TODAY. Keeping the Promise: A Florida Education Summit is convening top Florida policymakers and education stakeholders for a conversation about accountability and choice, two of the most important factors for unlocking student potential. Tuesday, February 10, 2015 from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM (EST) The Alumni Center at Florida State University 1030 West Tennessee Street Tallahassee, Florida
  • Florida attorney to face trial on charge of threatening Rep. Jim Jordan

    02/19/2014 1:46:44 PM PST · by Deadeye Division · 29 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | February 19, 2014 | Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A 67-year-old attorney in Tallahassee, Florida has pleaded not guilty to sending an electronic message to the office of Champaign County GOP Rep. Jim Jordan during last year's government shutdown that threatened to harm the congressman and his family. "Your Tea Party sh-- is hurting me, so now I am going to hurt your family," an indictment says Theodore Erwin Mack wrote to Jordan on Oct. 14. "Get ready ... I am coming after you and all members of your family. You can't hide from an Army ranger who is well armed and doesn't care if he...
  • Medical marijuana ballot called 'plan' to help Crist beat Scott

    01/27/2014 12:46:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies ^ | January 24, 2014 | By William March |
    TAMPA -- Some Florida Republicans fear, and some Democrats hope, that a November referendum on legalizing medical marijuana in Florida will drive young and liberal voters to the polls, helping Democratic candidates including gubernatorial challenger Charlie Crist. The initiative, still not certified for the November ballot, is generating charges of political motives from both sides. Some Republicans call it an expensive ploy by Crist's backers to help him win. "It is no coincidence that Charlie Crist's law partner and biggest supporter, John Morgan, is financing medical marijuana," said Gainesville-based GOP consultant Alex Patton. "It's a plan." Some Democrats, meanwhile, say...
  • Jameis Winston's Alleged Victim Will 'Absolutely' Sue the FSU Quarterback

    01/08/2014 7:27:23 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    ABC ^ | Jan. 8, 2014 | MATT GUTMAN and ALYSSA NEWCOMB
    "I want heads to roll," Pat Carroll, the attorney for the woman who claims Winston raped her in December 2012, told ABC News in an exclusive interview. Carroll said the Tallahassee Police Department was negligent in handling her client's case against the 20-year-old Heisman Trophy winner. He claims the way police handled the allegations led to a prosecutor's decision to drop the case. "Absolutely you're going to see a civil suit," Carroll said. "You can not have law enforcement that is not held accountable." Carroll said, “The family is proceeding, with civil action against the TPD and Jameis Winston. And...
  • Satanists & Atheists Vie For Space In Florida Capitol

    12/11/2013 10:34:33 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    CBS Local ^ | December 11, 2013
    A new display proposed for the Florida Capitol rotunda may leave you asking if the devil made them do it. After the state agreed to allow a private Christian group to put up a nativity scene and a private group to put up a Festivus pole made up of empty beer cans; more groups are applying to put their own displays in the rotunda. The latest filings for a Capitol display are from the Satanic Temple and from the Tallahassee Atheists, according to the News Service of Florida. The Satanic Temple hasn’t said what it would put on display in...
  • Festivus pole to go up in Florida Capitol rotunda

    12/09/2013 12:09:27 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 9, 2013 | im Turner,
    TALLAHASSEE —A nearly 6-foot-tall "Festivus" pole made from empty beer cans will be put up in the Florida Capitol this week as a not-so-subtle protest to the recent placement of a Christmas nativity scene. The mock monument will be erected most likely on Wednesday in the same first-floor rotunda as a nativity scene depicting the birth of Jesus Christ put up last week by the Florida Prayer Network. "I still chuckle, I literally can't believe there will be a pile of Pabst Blue Ribbon cans in the state rotunda," said Chaz Stevens, a Deerfield Beach resident who applied to the...
  • Tea Party Express is Rolling Through Florida (Gov Scott Speaking in Tallahassee June 10th)

    06/09/2012 9:50:31 PM PDT · by Syncro · 26 replies
    Tea Party Express is Rolling Through Florida Tifton, GA – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest political action committee, is rolling into Florida tomorrow during its “Reclaiming Our Future” national bus tour. The organization will be hosting rallies in Tallahassee and Gainesville on Sunday. The rallies will include a wide array of speakers and entertainers, including special guest speaker, Florida Governor Rick Scott.Tallahassee, Florida Sunday, June 10th at 12:30 PM Tallahassee Antique Car Museum 6800 Mahan Drive Tallahassee, FL 32308Special Guests: Gov. Rick Scott, Preston Scott, Jerome HudsonGainesville, Florida Sunday, June 10th at 5:30 PMSteinMart Parking Lot (The corner of...
  • City Stalls For Time, Gets Red Light Camera Rule Changed

    07/13/2011 1:33:29 AM PDT · by Prole · 7 replies
    Tallahassee Reports ^ | July 10, 2011 | Steve Stewart
    When you were growing up didn’t you hate the kids that changed the rules of the game when they were losing? Usually those kids were the bullies and you had to accept it and move on! But as adults you would think we would have outgrown such behavior. Maybe we have, but somebody at the City of Tallahassee has not! Tallahassean Todd Twilley recently challenged his red light camera ticket in the local court based on a Florida Department of Transportation rule that stated the timing of the yellow light he was charged with running should have been longer. The...
  • Navy T-45 Crashes Near Tallahassee

    12/30/2010 12:14:06 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 12 replies · 20+ views
    Navy Newsstand ^ | 12/29/2010 5:29:00 PM | Chief of Naval Air Training Center Public Affairs
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla (NNS) -- A U. S. Navy T-45C Goshawk training jet assigned to Training Air Wing Six crashed east of Tallahassee, Fla. while conducting a training mission at approximately 10:15 a.m. CST, Dec. 29. Both occupants ejected safely and have been transported to a local hospital for evaluation. The aircraft was conducting a routine training mission. The T-45C Goshawk is a tandem-seat, carrier capable, jet trainer whose mission is to train Navy and Marine Corps pilots and naval flight officers. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the incident. For more news about the U.S. Navy, please...

    08/12/2010 7:45:10 PM PDT · by goseminoles · 6 replies
    self ^ | 8-12-10 | self, vanity
    Support this young lady. We have a class act running for State Office in Northern Florida.
  • Federal Grand Jury Returns Indictment on Internet Bomb Threats

    07/10/2009 12:39:15 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 505+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Federal Grand Jury Returns Indictment on Internet Bomb Threats Hammond, IN—The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana announced that a three-count indictment was returned against Ashton Lundeby for his role in Internet bomb and related threats directed to Purdue University, Indiana University/Purdue University at Fort Wayne, Ind., and numerous other educational institutions throughout the country. Lundeby, 16, of Oxford, N.C., was arrested by the FBI at his home in Oxford on March 6, 2009. A federal search warrant was also executed at that time. Lundeby was arrested pursuant to a...
  • Dog Gives Birth to a Litter of 20 Puppies

    05/09/2009 8:43:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies · 1,149+ views
    WCTV ^ | May 9, 2009
    One local dog owner received an early Mother's Day gift this week. But not just one, twenty of them! Whimpering and squirming, itty bitty newborn puppies attack their mama for milk. "Exhausting, exhausting. It's been around the clock feedings. Because she has so many, she can't do it on her own, so we're having to bottle feed just to make sure they're all rotated and everything's fine with that," said Dog Owner Deanna Stewart. Just a few days ago, Deanna Stewart's dog Dixie surprised her with a litter of twenty. "My vet, he said that 20 is the most he...