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Senate Panel Fails To Adopt Assault Weapons Ban, Senator Stewart Vows To Persist

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Honoring a pledge she made immediately following the 2016 massacre at Pulse Nightclub, State Senator Linda Stewart (D-Orlando) on Wednesday reissued her call on Senate lawmakers to adopt amendments banning assault weapons, high capacity magazines and bump-fire stocks, as well as strengthening school safety zones. So far, every one of these amendments has…

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Florida Governor Rick Scott Unveils 500 Million Dollar Safety Plan After Parkland Deadly School Shooting

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Alyssa Alhadeff, Scott Beigel, Martin Duque Anguiano, Nicholas Dworet, Aaron Feis, Jamie Guttenberg, Chris Hixon, Luke Hoyer, Cara Loughran, Gina Montalto, Joaquin Oliver, Alaina Petty, Meadow Pollack, Helena Ramsay, Alexander Schachter, Carmen Schentrup, Peter Wang. Unfortunately, none of the plans I’m announcing today will bring any of them back, but it’s important…

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Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith and Advocates Call for Passage of Statewide Cannabis Decriminalization Bills

Tallahassee FL – Standing outside the House Chamber doors, Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith alongside cannabis advocates from across the state called for an end to the state’s draconian cannabis policies, and passage of HB 1203/SB 1602. During the press conference, Rep. Smith revealed disturbing new data from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) related to statewide…

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Attorney General Bondi Backs Andrew Fay For Florida Public Service Commission Seat

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi today issued the following statement congratulating Special Counsel to the Attorney General and Director of Legislative Affairs, Cabinet Affairs and Public Policy:  “I am thrilled for Andrew Fay and proud to have fully supported his appointment throughout this process. The citizens of Florida will be served well by such an…

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State Senator Linda Stewart Fires Up Crowd At Women’s Equal Pay Rally

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – State Senator Linda Stewart (D–Orlando) on Tuesday addressed advocates of women’s economic equality who gathered at the Florida Capitol to speak out against the various barriers women encounter in the workplace. In an impassioned appeal to her colleagues in the legislature, Stewart urged for a hearing on Senate Bill 594, which she has introduced…

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Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award to Betty Mulligan

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) — Thursday, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Chief Executive Officer Vivian Myrtetus awarded Betty Mulligan with the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award, Florida’s official statewide volunteer recognition. Governor Scott said, “I am proud to recognize Betty with the Champion of Service Award for…

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Gov. Scott Applauds FWC for Investigative Efforts to Protect Florida Wildlife

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott released the below statement following the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office’s announcement of criminal charges against the individuals who senselessly dragged a shark behind their boat at high speed. This decision is a result of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) law enforcement’s investigation. Governor Scott said,…

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Governor Rick Scott Applauds Law Enforcement on Arrest in Seminole Heights Murders

 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott made the following statement following the Tampa Police Department’s announcement of the apprehension of a suspect in the Seminole Heights murders. The Governor visited Seminole Heights last week and has dedicated state law enforcement resources from the Florida Highway Patrol and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to assist…

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National Politics

Rep. Soto Statement on Trump-Putin Helsinki Summit

Washington, D.C. –  U.S. Congressman Darren Soto released the following statement following President Trump’s joint press…

Trump questions US intel, not Putin, on Russia 2016 meddling

HELSINKI (AP) — Standing next to Russia’s Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump openly questioned his…

China files WTO challenge to US $200B tariff plan

BEIJING (AP) — China announced it filed a World Trade Organization challenge Monday to President…

Trump: summit with Putin off to a ‘very, very good start’

HELSINKI (AP) — President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin opened their long-awaited summit Monday…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

Senator Linda Stewart Requests Chief Inspector General Probe Of Flawed Concealed Weapons Permit Investigation

ORLANDO, Fla. – Alarmed by evidence of policy violations involving a probe into ineligible concealed weapons…

VIDEO: Former St. Cloud Deputy Mayor John Rallis Endorses Andrew Jeng for Kissimmee City Commission

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Andrew Jeng continues to pick up more endorsements in his historic…

VIDEO: Andrew Jeng Bucks Campaign Tradition in Kissimmee City Commission Race

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Andrew Jeng introduced something new and different to the race for…

U.S. Congressman Darren Soto is Backing Andrew Jeng for Kissimmee City Commissioner

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Andrew Jeng’s campaign announced in a press release Saturday that…

SPORTS NEWS

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Milton, Hill Recognized Among Nations Top Players

ORLANDO, Fla – The Maxwell Football Club announced its watch lists for the 82nd annual Maxwell Award…

It’s official: Lakers announce LeBron James has signed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s official. LeBron is a Laker. The Los Angeles Lakers announced the…

Clint Bowyer Leads Coke Zero Sugar 400 Practice with 200-mph Lap; Qualifying for 60th Annual Event Set for Friday

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – On Thursday, NASCAR returned to Daytona International Speedway with practice sessions in advance…

North Carolina Courage Maul Fatigued Orlando Pride with 3-0 Shutout

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - The National Women's Soccer League's top two teams faced off…

Banco do Brasil so impressed with Valencia Students that they give more money for Student Scholarships

ORLANDO, Fla.,   June 29, 2018  -  Banco do Brasil Americas will celebrate the 2018…

Late Houston Goals Turn the Tables in Orlando Pride Home Loss

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - The Orlando Pride returned home to face the Houston Dash…

BUSINESS NEWS

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Zignavisual Florida Announces Corporate Re-Branding, Changes Name to iUSE Photography

MIAMI, Fla. -- Zignavisual, a leading real estate photography company serving South Florida realtors since 2016, is relaunching with…

Banco do Brasil so impressed with Valencia Students that they give more money for Student Scholarships

ORLANDO, Fla.,   June 29, 2018  -  Banco do Brasil Americas will celebrate the 2018…

VIDEO: Grenada Consul General Warren Newfield Discusses the Island Nation's Growth

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Grenada Ambassador-at-Large and Consul General in Miami Warren Newfield,…

Comcast Challenges Disney with $65B Bid for Fox

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast made a $65 billion bid Wednesday for Fox’s entertainment businesses,…

Facebook Says It's Removing Trending News Feature Next Week

SAN FRANCISCO (FNN NEWS) - Facebook announced Friday that it will remove its "Trending" section from…

VIDEO: Dunkin Donut Delivers Free Donuts on National Donut Day

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Friday, June 1 is National Donut Day. You still have…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

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George Clooney released after motorcycle crash in Italy

ROME (AP) — Actor George Clooney was taken to the hospital in Sardinia and released…

[VIDEO] R&B Greats Teddy Riley and Keith Sweat Crash MAJOR's Essence Festival Interview

NEW ORLEANS, La. (FNN NEWS) - The final night of the three-day sold-out 2018 Essence…

Oprah Winfrey tells Vogue that a 2020 presidential run would kill me

(CNN) - Oprah Winfrey is again dampening speculation that she may be planning to run for…

A Big New Way to Play Comes to Disney’s Hollywood Studios this Summer: Toy Story Land!

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (June 28, 2018) – It’s a joy-filled, toy-filled world as only…

Horror Classics – Chucky and Killer Klowns from Outer Space – Come to Life at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 28, 2018) – Two horror icons originating in the 1980s – Chucky and Killer Klowns from…

Kelly Rowland showcased her toned figure in sheer feather dress at NBA Awards

LOS ANGELES (FNN NEWS) - Fresh from her big win in Australia, 4 Time Grammy…

LIFESTYLE NEWS

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Oprah Winfrey tells Vogue that a 2020 presidential run would kill me

(CNN) - Oprah Winfrey is again dampening speculation that she may be planning to run for…

A Big New Way to Play Comes to Disney’s Hollywood Studios this Summer: Toy Story Land!

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (June 28, 2018) – It’s a joy-filled, toy-filled world as only…

Horror Classics – Chucky and Killer Klowns from Outer Space – Come to Life at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 28, 2018) – Two horror icons originating in the 1980s – Chucky and Killer Klowns from…

VIDEO: Grenada Consul General Warren Newfield Discusses the Island Nation's Growth

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Grenada Ambassador-at-Large and Consul General in Miami Warren Newfield,…

BREAKING NEWS: Miss America Ends Swimsuit Competition

NEW YORK (FNN NEWS) - Gretchen Carlson, the board of trustees chair for the Miss…

VIDEO: Newseum to Add 18 Journalists Killed in 2017 to Journalists Memorial on June 4

WASHINGTON -- Today, at 10 a.m., the Newseum will rededicate its Journalists Memorial, which recognizes men and women who were killed…

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