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Trump’s demand to end Florida’s recounting may cut military ballots

Trump's demand to end Florida's recounting may cut military ballots

President Trump’s demand that Florida election officials stop recounts and declare his favored candidates the winners could disenfranchise members of the US military serving overseas. Under Florida’s election laws, the Sunshine State accepts overseas and military ballots through Nov. 16 as long as they are postmarked by Nov. 6. But the president on Twitter insisted, without offering

Cheerleader was found dead in mysterious circumstances

Police in Florida are investigating the case of a 19-year-old cheerleader who died under mysterious circumstances, officials said. Jessie Melcolm, a freshman at Tallahassee Community College, was found unresponsive Tuesday at her apartment hours after complaining about flu-like symptoms, news station WJAX reported. The college student reportedly called her mother Monday night and said she had

President Trump stumps for GOP candidates as polls show close races

GOP gubernatorial candidates locked in nail-biter races in Florida and Georgia are counting on President Trump to get them over the goal line. Trump was in Fort Myers for a rally Wednesday night and returns to Pensacola on Saturday to push for former Rep. Ron DeSantis, one of his most fervent supporters in Congress. In

How Alleged Bomber Cesar Sayoc’s Case Will Develop Now

How Alleged Bomber Cesar Sayoc's Case Will Develop Now

With the Justice Department’s filing of a criminal complaint on Friday, charging Cesar Sayoc Jr. with five felony offenses, the intense, nationwide investigation of the sending of apparent pipe bombs to prominent Democrats is nearing an end. What could be a lengthy legal process, however, is just getting started. We must say the investigation is “nearing” an

Teacher go to Jail for 10 years for sex with 14-year-old student

A former middle school teacher in Florida pleaded guilty to having sex with a 14-year-student in her car and in a barn — and is now facing up to 10 years in prison. Stephanie Peterson, 27, who previously taught at New Smyrna Beach Middle School, pleaded guilty Tuesday as part of a plea deal to

First Flu Death in Florida of the Season, Officials Confirm

An unvaccinated child in Florida has died from the flu, becoming the first person to succumb to the disease season, Florida state health officials announced Monday. The child was diagnosed with influenza B and died sometime between Sept. 30 and Oct. 6, according to the Florida Department of Health. The department noted that most deaths from the flu occur in

Personal Injury and Car Accident Attorneys in Cape Coral Fl

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Cape Coral / Fort Myers Personal Injury Attorneys If you live in Cape Coral or Fort Myers Florida or the surrounding areas of Charlotte, Lee Collier, Glades or Hendry counties, and need professional assistance from a personal injury attorney, now is the time to call Smith & Valentine Law. For more than 25 years, Mark P. Smith and Domenic Valentine have been highly regarded personal injury attorneys rendering favorable

Hundreds Mark Hurricane Maria Anniversary Near Trump Resort

Hundreds Mark Hurricane Maria Anniversary Near Trump Resort

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Dozens of vehicles slowly approached President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Saturday afternoon, blasting reggaeton and salsa as they drove by. They honked their horns and waved Puerto Rican flags draped from their car windows and trunks. They were on their way to a rally a few miles

Sarah McGill found guilty after sleeping with 14-year-old boy in Florida hotel room

Sarah McGill found guilty after sleeping with 14-year-old in Florida hotel room

Sarah McGill, 28, was found guilty of lewd or lascivious battery, known as statutory rape in the UK, after she had sex with the teen in a Florida hotel room. The hypnotherapist, from Galashiels in the Scottish borders, was ordered to leave the states immediately and could be back home today. She dodged 15 years in jail

2 workers die in 6-story fall near Disney World; 3rd hangs on, survives

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Two workers died early Wednesday when they fell more than six stories from a hotel under construction near Disney World, reports CBS Orlando affiliate WKMG-TV. The deaths were reported at 4:15 a.m. near the Bonnet Creek Resort in Lake Buena Vista. According to Orange County Fire Rescue, workers were preparing to pour

4 dead and 11 injured during Madden video game tournament in Jacksonville

4 dead and 11 injured during Madden video game tournament in Jacksonville

A gunman is among the ‘multiple fatalities’ after a mass shooting broke out at an online gaming tournament in Florida that was partially captured on a horrifying livestream. Local media are reporting that four people are dead and 11 have been injured in the shooting at the Jacksonville Landing complex in Jacksonville on Sunday afternoon.