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Category Archives: Tallahassee

Gov. Scott Statement on the Passing of Miami-Dade Police Officer Jermaine Brown

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott made the following statement today regarding an all-terrain vehicle crash that took the life of Miami-Dade Police Officer Jermaine Brown. Governor Scott spoke with Miami-Dade Police Department Director Juan Perez this morning, and will honor the memory and sacrifice of Officer Jermaine Brown by ordering the lowering of flags when…

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Governor-elect Ron DeSantis Announces 2019 Inaugural Events

Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor-elect Ron DeSantis and the 2019 Inaugural Committee today announced Inaugural events taking place in the capital city of Tallahassee on January 7 and 8, 2019. Governor-elect Ron DeSantis said, “I am honored by the trust Floridians have placed in me to serve as Florida’s 46th Governor and am focused on moving our state forward…

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Governor Rick Scott Suspends Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes from Office, Appoints Replacement

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Following widespread issues with voting in Broward County, Governor Rick Scott today issued Executive Order 18-342 to immediately suspend Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes from office for misfeasance, incompetence and neglect of duty. The authority for the Governor to take this action is outlined in Article IV Section 7 of the Florida Constitution. The Governor…

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Governor-elect Ron DeSantis Announces 2019 Inaugural Committee Leadership

Tallahassee, FL – Governor-elect Ron DeSantis and incoming First Lady Casey DeSantis today announced leadership for the 2019 Inaugural Committee. The Inaugural Committee will be chaired by Brian and Kathryn Ballard of Tallahassee. Stanley and Gay Hart Gaines of Palm Beach and Bill and Lys Rubin of Broward County will serve as co-chairs. The full list of…

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Florida Democratic Party Congratulates Senate Democrats on Leadership Positions

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – This week Democratic Senators were named to leadership assignments on top committees for the 2019 Legislative Session, putting Democrats in a position to help shape and influence important legislation this coming year. Senator Bill Montford was named Chair of the Environmental and Natural Resources Committee, while Senator Lauren Book will serve as…

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Matt Caldwell concedes defeat in Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner race to Nikki Fried

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – It’s over! The last statewide race ended Monday afternoon when Republican Agriculture Commissioner candidate Matt Caldwell conceded the race to his Democratic opponent Nikki Fried. After a statewide mandatory machine and hand recount, Fried won the race by just 6,753 votes to replace term-limited Adam Putnam to become Florida’s first female…

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Andrew Gillum concedes historic Florida governor’s race to Ron DeSantis

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – On Saturday, Mayor Andrew Gillum, Florida’s first black gubernatorial nominee of a major party, conceded to Republican nominee, Ron DeSantis, after hope of increasing votes faded in a statewide machine recount. #TeamGillum, our fight continues. Posted by Andrew Gillum on Saturday, November 17, 2018 Today, Mayor Gillum congratulated Governor-Elect Ron DeSantis…

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Governor Scott Appoints Ten to the Circuit and County Courts

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced ten appointments to multiple Circuit and County Courts. Alexander Bokor is appointed to the Eleventh Circuit Court. Bokor, 40, of Miami, is a Miami-Dade County Court Judge. He received his bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Bokor fills the vacancy…

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Gillum for Governor Campaign on Counting Every Vote

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Gillum for Governor communications director Johanna Cervone made the following statement on the tightening result in the Florida governor’s race: “On Tuesday night, the Gillum for Governor campaign operated with the best information available about the number of outstanding ballots left to count. Since that time, it has become clear there are…

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POLITICS & POWER NEWS

  • VIDEO | FLORIDA | ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – VIDEO: West Lakes Orlando Business Incubator Gets $2000,000 Funding Boost from JPMorgan Chase
    VIDEO - ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – West Lakes Orlando Business Incubator Gets $2000,000 Funding Boost from JP Morgan Chase. (Florida National News Photo/Willie David)

National Politics

[WATCH] Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Lifts Smoking Ban on Medical Marijuana

WINTER PARK, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who was joined by Lieutenant…

Reps. Soto, Diaz-Balart Introduce Bipartisan Venezuela TPS Act of 2019

Washington, D.C. –  Today, U.S. Representatives Darren Soto (FL-09) and Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) introduced the Venezuela TPS…

Rep. Soto Introduces First Bills of 116th Congress Focused on Environment

Washington, D.C. –  This week, U.S. Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) introduced his first bills of the 116th Congress…

Orange Soil & Water Conservation Chair Daisy Morales Issues Statement on Gov. DeSantis Water Reforms

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Board Chair and…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

Outgoing Seminole Soil & Water Chair Judith Benson Reflects on Major Milestones

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Seminole Soil & Water Conservation District (SSWCD) Supervisor Judith Benson retired…

First Amendment Foundation Seeking Nominations for the 2018 Lucy Morgan Award for Open Government Reporting

The First Amendment Foundation’s 2018 Sunshine Awards recognize those who have made significant contributions to…

Governor Ron DeSantis Issues Executive Order Suspending Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel

Fort Lauderdale, Fla – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 19-14, formally suspending Broward County…

Orange Soil & Water Conservation Chair Daisy Morales Issues Statement on Gov. DeSantis Water Reforms

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Board Chair and…

FNN SPORTS

MORE SPORTS NEWS

[WATCH] Orlando Magic Head Coach Steve Clifford Pregame Press Conference

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Orlando Magic head coach Steve Clifford pregame press conference on playing…

[WATCH] Brooklyn Nets Head Coach Kenny Atkinson Pregame Press Conference

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Brooklyn Nets head coach held a pregame press conference on…

Maple Leafs Turn Away Lightning 4-2 Behind Marner Goal

TAMPA BAY, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Toronto Maple Leafs center Mitchell Marner scored on a…

Tampa Bay Buccaneers name Byron Leftwich offensive coordinator

TAMPA, Fla - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today the hiring of Byron Leftwich as the team’s…

Jaguars Finalize 2019 Coaching Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars have finalized their 2019 coaching staff, Head Coach Doug Marrone announced today. 2019…

Steve Harvey to host NFL Honors

Emmy® Award-winning personality, producer and talk show host STEVE HARVEY will take the stage as host of NFL…

BUSINESS NEWS

  • VIDEO | FLORIDA | ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – VIDEO: West Lakes Orlando Business Incubator Gets $2000,000 Funding Boost from JPMorgan Chase
    VIDEO | FLORIDA | ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – VIDEO: West Lakes Orlando Business Incubator Gets $2000,000 Funding Boost from JPMorgan Chase

MORE BUSINESS NEWS

[VIDEO] Governor Rick Scott Announces Florida Gained 23,000 New Jobs in November

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Florida Governor and Senator-elect Rick Scott announced that Florida gained…

[VIDEO] Aloft Orlando Downtown Welcomes RedCarpetMonday Orlando's Best in Business

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Red Carpet Monday returned to Aloft Orlando Downtown to host its final…

Stocks plunge to 8-month lows on China fears; J&J nosedives

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are staggering Friday after weak economic data from China has…

U.S. Postal Service Prepared For The Holidays

ORLANDO, FL — The U.S. Postal Service is prepared for the holiday season and will offer extended…

World waits to see if Trump-Xi dinner brings trade peace

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — When President Donald Trump sits down for dinner Saturday with…

Microsoft surpasses Apple as most valuable public company

Microsoft’s big bet on cloud computing is paying off as the company has surpassed Apple…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

  • FILE - Bobby Brown talks about his biopic along with the stars of the film at the 2018 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo: Florida National News.
    NEW YORK, N.Y. (FNN NEWS) - Bobby Brown Sues Showtime and BBC for $2 Million | Photo: Florida National News.

MORE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Bad headlines for Trump also means ratings slump for Hannity

NEW YORK (AP) — The drumbeat of bad news for President Donald Trump hasn't been good for…

Kevin Bacon's SixDegrees.org is Partnering with SOS Children's Villages USA to Support Vulnerable Children and Youth in the United States through the #HomecomingChallenge

WASHINGTON -- Kevin Bacon's SixDegrees.orgis partnering with SOS Children's Villages USA to raise money and awareness for SOS's extraordinary work, using…

Kevin Spacey is charged with groping a young man

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Spacey has been charged with groping the 18-year-old son of a…

CBS denies former CEO Les Moonves $120 million severance

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS announced Monday that former CEO Les Moonves will not receive…

Legendary Singer Nancy Wilson Dies at 81

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (FNN NEWS) - Singer Nancy Wilson, whose torch song stylings made her a…

9 Scientific and Technical Achievements To Be Honored With Academy Awards®

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that…

LIFESTYLE, TRAVEL & TOURISM

MORE LIFESTYLE NEWS

Orange Soil & Water Conservation Chair Daisy Morales Issues Statement on Gov. DeSantis Water Reforms

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Board Chair and…

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Major Water Policy Reforms

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 19-12 (Achieving More Now For Florida’s…

Chairman Daisy Morales Pursues Hundreds of Thousands in Funding for Orange Soil & Water Conservation District

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Orange Soil and Water Conservation District Board Chairman and Supervisor…

[WATCH] Lake Nona Holds its First-Ever Latino Community Event

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Nonahood Latino, sister to Nonahood News, hosted the Vispera De…

Connected cars accelerate down data-collection highway

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — That holiday trip over the river and through the woods to…

A Christmas Story: Lifelong Friends Take a Creative Approach to Gift Giving

ORLANDO, Fla. - For many of us, the holidays are a time of stress. Part…