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Category Archives: Tallahassee

Gov. Scott Announces 2018 Florida Military-Friendly Guide

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the release of the 2018 Florida Military-Friendly Guide. The annual guide, created by the Florida Defense Support Task Force, offers a summary of Florida’s laws, programs and services benefitting military service members and their families. It also highlights Florida’s low tax and financial advantages, educational benefits, professional licensure…

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Gov. Scott Reappoints Two to Greater Orlando Aviation Authority

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Saturday, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Steven “Dean” Asher and Julian Fouche to the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. Asher, 50, of Orlando, is the Vice President of Don Asher and Associates, LLC and Asher Maintenance Services, LLC.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Mercer University. Asher is reappointed for a term…

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Gov. Scott Announces Opening of Spiny Lobster Mini-Season

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the 2018 spiny lobster mini-season and encouraged families and visitors to enjoy Florida’s beautiful outdoors. The two-day recreational mini-season will take place July 25 and 26. In 2016, more than 69,000 people participated in the two-day recreational mini-season. Governor Scott said, “It’s no secret that Florida is the fishing…

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Florida Sends 25 FHP Vehicles to Puerto Rico to Aid in Recovery

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida has donated 25 Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) vehicles to the Puerto Rico Police Department to support law enforcement needs and Hurricane Maria recovery. Governor Scott said, “Since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico last year, I have visited the island six times to offer guidance, assistance and support. We’ve…

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Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Subtropical Storm Alberto Preparedness Efforts

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott received a full update on Subtropical Storm Alberto from the Florida Division of Emergency Management. The Governor will continue to be in constant communication with state and local emergency management officials and state agency leaders to ensure the state is prepared to respond to any potential impacts from Subtropical…

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Gov. Scott Declares State of Emergency in Florida for Subtropical Storm Alberto

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott issued Executive Order 18-150 declaring a state of emergency in all 67 Florida counties as the state continues to monitor and prepare for Subtropical Storm Alberto. By declaring this state of emergency, Governor Scott is ensuring that state and local government has ample time, resources and flexibility to get prepared for…

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Federal judge orders Florida to make voting rights changes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is being ordered by a federal judge to come up with a new way of deciding how and when former prisoners can get their voting rights restored. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker on Tuesday blocked the state’s current system of forcing ex-felons to wait at least five years before they…

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Governor Rick Scott Names Brad Piepenbrink as Chief of Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today announced the appointment of Brad Piepenbrink as Chief of Staff of the Governor’s Office beginning today, March 26th. Jackie Schutz Zeckman resigned yesterday and will be pursuing other opportunities. Governor Scott said, “Brad has done an incredible job in the many important positions he has held throughout my administration. He effectively…

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National Politics

Trade War Escalates as China Announces Tariffs on US Imports

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S.-China trade war escalated further Tuesday, with China announcing retaliatory tax…

Korean Leaders Meet in Pyongyang for Potentially Tough Talks

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in began his third summit with…

Trump Campaign Statement on Hispanic Heritage Month

New York, NY – In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, Steve Cortes, a member of…

Trump Campaign Statement on Hurricane Florence Recovery

New York, NY – As the recovery from Hurricane Florence gets underway this weekend, Lara…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

Orange County Nursing Home Faces Legal Action, State Investigations After Elected Official's 911 Call

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Nursing home negligence of residents has become a top priority…

Day 3: DeSantis Still Ducking Gillum’s Debate Challenge

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - In a major break with tradition, Ron DeSantis is refusing to debate…

Andrew Gillum Releases Statement On Accepting CNN Town Hall Debate In Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. — The Andrew Gillum for Governor Campaign released the following statement today from…

Gillum Pushes for Health Care as a Right

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Andrew Gillum for Governor Campaign released the following statement today from Mayor…

SPORTS NEWS

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Jacksonville Jaguars Maul New England Patriots in AFC Championship Rematch

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Despite being recorded as one of the hottest games played in…

Buccaneers Rout NFL Champs Eagles in Season Home Opener 27-21

TAMPA, Fla (FNN SPORTS) - Raymond James Stadium was abuzz Sunday to watch the Tampa…

AFC Championship Rematch: Can the Jaguars Defeat the Patriots?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - The Jacksonville home opener is nothing short of highly anticipated.…

Orlando Pride and Head Coach Tom Sermanni Mutually Part Ways

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Source: Orlando City SC // Orlando Pride and Head Coach…

UCF Defense Shuts Out South Carolina State 38-0 in Home Opener

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - After scoring 56 points on the road last week against…

ESSENCE Debuts Lebron James’ Captivating Social Media Campaign “The Strongest” Celebrating 16 Strong Black Women

NEW YORK, NY (FNN NEWS) — Source: ESSENCE // ESSENCE, the leading media, technology and…

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Trade War Escalates as China Announces Tariffs on US Imports

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S.-China trade war escalated further Tuesday, with China announcing retaliatory tax…

Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh Appeals Decision On Disney Property Valuation

Orlando, FL – Orange County Property Appraiser (OCPA), Rick Singh, today announced that an appeal…

Governor Scott Orders Flags at Half-Staff in Remembrance of 9/11

TALLAHASSEE - In honor and remembrance of those who tragically lost their lives in the…

ESSENCE Debuts Lebron James’ Captivating Social Media Campaign “The Strongest” Celebrating 16 Strong Black Women

NEW YORK, NY (FNN NEWS) — Source: ESSENCE // ESSENCE, the leading media, technology and…

Amway Founder and Orlando Magic Owner Richard DeVos Dies at 92

DETROIT (AP) — Billionaire Richard DeVos, co-founder of direct-selling giant Amway, owner of the Orlando…

Nike Unveils Kaepernick Ad to Air During NFL Season Opener

Nike has unveiled its first “Just Do It” ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick, a spot…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

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Minaj calls dustup with Cardi B mortifying, humiliating

NEW YORK (AP) — Nicki Minaj said being involved in an altercation with Cardi B…

Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin Crowned Miss America 2019

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (FNN NEWS) – Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin was crowned Miss…

The Miss America Organization & The Miss America Foundation Announce 2019 Competition Scholarship Awards

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - The Miss America Organization, a 501c4 and the Miss America Foundation…

Miss America 2019: Louisiana and Virginia Win Preliminary Awards Night 2

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – The second of three preliminary nights for the 2019 Miss America Competition, took place…

Miss America 2019: Florida and Wisconsin Win Preliminary Awards Night 1

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – The first of three preliminary nights for the 2019 Miss America Competition, took place…

VIDEO: Orlando to Host Monster Jam's World Finals in 2019 and 2020

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Feld Entertainment's Monster Jam, which has rocked Orlando since 2002,…

LIFESTYLE NEWS

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Orange County Nursing Home Faces Legal Action, State Investigations After Elected Official's 911 Call

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Nursing home negligence of residents has become a top priority…

Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin Crowned Miss America 2019

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (FNN NEWS) – Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin was crowned Miss…

Walt Disney World Resort to Host Kickoff of ABC’s ‘American Idol’ Nationwide Bus Tour Auditions

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is set to host…

Applications Now Open for Disney Dreamers Academy at Walt Disney World Resort

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Applications are being accepted now through Oct. 31, 2018, for…

Christopher Comins Donates Trauma Kits to Belle Isle Police, Launching School Safety Initiative

BELLE ISLE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Philanthropist Christopher Comins has been spotlighted in Florida National…