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Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Michelle Branham to the Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Committee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Michelle Branham to the Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Committee. Michelle Branham Branham, of Jacksonville Beach, is vice president of public policy for the Alzheimer’s Association. She currently serves as co-chair of the State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) Priority 9 and the Trust for America’s Health…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Steven Hudson and Rodney Barreto to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. “I am pleased to appoint Steven Hudson and Rodney Barreto to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to help advance our state’s conservation mission and help preserve Florida’s natural resources for…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Reappoints Two to the Tallahassee Community College District Board of Trustees

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the reappointments of Karen Moore and Eric Grant to the Tallahassee Community College District Board of Trustees. Karen Moore Moore, of Tallahassee, is the chief executive officer of Moore, Inc., a national integrated communications firm. Moore has served as a Tallahassee Community College Trustee since 2007. She…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Announces 66 Appointments and Reappointments to Florida’s Judicial Nominating Commissions

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the following appointments and reappointments to Florida’s Judicial Nominating Commissions: Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission Jeanne T. Tate, of Tampa, is the principal of Jeanne T. Tate, P.A. She received her bachelor’s degree and law degree from the University of Florida. Tate is reappointed from a list…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $40 million Available through Florida Job Growth Grant Fund

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) are accepting economic development project proposals for the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund. $40 million is available to fund job training and public infrastructure projects that support growth and employment in Florida. “We know the importance…

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Four Bills and Vetoes Two Bills

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Thursday, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills: CS/CS/HB 369 – Substance Abuse Services CS/CS/CS/SB 796 – Public Utility Storm Protection Plans CS/CS/CS/HB 1033 – Continuing Care Contracts HB 5303 – Child Support Enforcement Governor Ron DeSantis vetoed the following bills: HB 7067 – Registration Fees HB 7073 – Permit and Inspection Fees For…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Plan to Evaluate Security of Elections Systems in Florida and a Total of $5.1 Million for Election Cybersecurity

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Department of State (DOS) and Florida’s 67 County Supervisors of Elections will engage in a cooperative cybersecurity initiative ahead of the 2020 election. Governor DeSantis is also supporting the redistribution of $2.3 million in unexpended funds to Supervisors of Elections to support their continued…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Holds Roundtable on Timber Recovery with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue held a roundtable discussion at the Florida Governor’s Mansion to discuss the recovery of Florida’s agriculture and timber industry from the impacts of Hurricane Michael. The Governor and Secretary were joined at the roundtable by elected officials and stakeholders from…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Participates in Wreath Laying Ceremony at Yad Vashem, Honors the Memory of Jews Who Perished in the Holocaust

JERUSALEM, Israel – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis led the Florida delegation on a visit to Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. The Governor participated in a wreath laying ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance to honor the memory of the Jewish people who perished during…

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VIDEO NEWS

National Politics

Anatomy of the phone call now imperiling Trump’s presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) — There were dozens of ears listening to President Donald Trump’s 30-minute phone call with…

Arrest of Giuliani associates ensnares ‘Congressman 1’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Businessmen with ties to Rudy Giuliani lobbied a U.S. congressman in 2018…

House Democrats subpoena Energy Secretary Rick Perry

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats subpoenaed Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Thursday as part of…

El Paso mass shooting suspect pleads not guilty in 22 deaths

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The 21-year-old man charged with capital murder in the fatal…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

Governor Ron DeSantis and FDEM Award $150.9 Million to Bay County and $20 Million to Mexico Beach for Hurricane Michael Recovery

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has…

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Judge Caroline Shepherd and…

Governor Ron DeSantis and FWC Announce Additional Recreational Red Snapper Fishing Days

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission…

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $1.1 Million to Support Mexico Beach Fire Department and Law Enforcement Operations

Mexico Beach, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency…

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FNN SPORTS

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NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning Defeat Toronto Maple Leafs 7-3

TORONTO, Canada (FNN SPORTS) - Last night’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs was highly…

NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning Fall 4-3 in OT to Carolina Hurricanes on the Road

RALEIGH, N.C. (FNN SPORTS) - The Lightning and the Hurricanes were both coming off road…

NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning Stun Florida Panthers 5-2 in Season Opener

TAMPA BAY, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - After a tough closeout to the 2018-2019 season, The…

Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has been voted FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week

TAMPA, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - The National Football League announced today that Tampa Bay Buccaneers…

NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning Shake Up Roster Before Season Opener

TAMPA BAY, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - The Lightning wasted no time Monday morning making many…

Orlando Magic Ambitious and Passionate for 2019-20 Season

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Between the interviews, photo shoots, press scrums and antics during…

BUSINESS NEWS

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Mass Shootings Give Rise to Bullet-Resistant Backpacks

NEW YORK (AP) — Companies like Guard Dog Security, TuffyPacks and Bullet Blocker are peddling…

Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Passholder Appreciation Days Perks

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Source: Universal // Universal Orlando Resort revealed that for the…

Orlando Continues to Support Small Businesses

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Small businesses play such an important role in the economies…

S&P 500 posts its worst week of 2019 as trade tensions flare

Investors rattled by President Donald Trump’s latest escalation in his trade war with China drove…

ID theft stings, but it’s hard to pin on specific data hacks

NEW YORK (AP) — Equifax 2017. Marriott 2018. Capital One 2019. Data breaches through hacking attacks…

Apple Announces New Batch of Emojis on World Emoji Day

Cupertino, CA (FNN NEWS) — July 17th is National Emoji Day! What better way to celebrate…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

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J. Lo, Shakira to perform at Super Bowl halftime show

NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lopez and Shakira are going to bring the heat to…

Bill Cosby hit with $2.75M legal bill after losing dispute

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby has been hit with a $2.75 million legal bill as…

Judge won’t return R. Kelly bond money to woman who paid it

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge in R. Kelly’s Illinois sexual assault case has refused to…

Halloween in Orlando Starts in September

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - It may only be September, but Halloween is already in…

“Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” Now Open at Universal Orlando Resort

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Source: Universal Orlando Resort // The darker side of the…

Jordan, Foxx debut injustice drama ‘Just Mercy’ at film fest

TORONTO (AP) — The starry based-on-a-true-story social-justice tale “Just Mercy” made a powerful impression in…

LIFESTYLE: TRAVEL, TOURISM, THEME PARKS

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Top Car Brands Return to Orlando for Central Florida International Auto Show

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The world's top car brands came to Orlando to show…

Orange County’s “Don’t Pitch It-Fix It!” Event Urges Residents to Salvage Stuff

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Orange County's Environmental Protection Division is celebrating National Pollution Prevention…

Halloween in Orlando Starts in September

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - It may only be September, but Halloween is already in…

“Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” Now Open at Universal Orlando Resort

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Source: Universal Orlando Resort // The darker side of the…

Universal Orlando Resort Rolls Out New Year’s Eve Celebrations Across the Entire Destination

ORLANDO, Fla. – At Universal Orlando Resort, New Year’s Eve isn’t just another holiday – it’s…

Orlando Mayor Dyer, Commissioner Ortiz Launch Hispanic Heritage Month at City Hall

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - To celebrate the commencement of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September…