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First Lady Casey DeSantis Joins DEP, FWC, CCA and Duke Energy for Red Tide Recovery Redfish Release

Naples, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Noah Valenstein joined representatives from Coastal Conservation Association Florida, Duke Energy and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to continue red tide recovery efforts with the shoreline release of more than 2,000 redfish in Collier County. The release included…

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Buccaneers Release Punter Bryan Anger

TAMPA, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today the team has released punter Bryan Anger. Anger joined Tampa Bay in 2016 and, over the past three seasons, has played in 48 games, punting 192 times for 8,639 yards (45.0 avg.), with 76 punts inside the 20 and a net average of 40.4. Prior to joining the…

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Buccaneers Re-Sign Backup QB Ryan Griffin

TAMPA, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today the team has re-signed quarterback Ryan Griffin. Griffin (6-5, 210) has spent the past four seasons (2015-18) on Tampa Bay’s active roster, serving as the primary backup in five games last season. Griffin spent his first two seasons (2013-14) with the New Orleans Saints. He originally entered…

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Hillsborough School Social Worker’s Teams Gunning for 2019 Black History Brain Bowl 4-Year Scholarship

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – On February 13, 2019, Hillsborough County Center of Excellence held the county and regional History and Culture Brain Bowl competition from November 2018 through February 2019, underwritten by the Florida Education Fund. Julina Dolce Gurganious, a school social worker with Hillsborough County Public Schools, had her two teams sweep…

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Andre Ellington

TAMPA, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Tuesday the team has signed running back Andre Ellington. Ellington (5-9, 200) has played in 65 career regular season games, with 17 starts, rushing 418 times for 1,752 yards (4.2 avg.) and 10 touchdowns, while catching 151 passes for 1,368 yards and three touchdowns. Ellington originally entered the NFL…

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NHL: Lightning Erupt in First Period to Blank Stars, 6-0

TAMPA BAY, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos scored two goals and dished an assist to lead the Lightning to its fourth consecutive offensive explosion Thursday evening. The Lightning scored four first period goals, three in a 2:01 span, to sail past the Dallas Stars 6-0 at Amalie Arena in Tampa. Stamkos…

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Orange Soil & Water Board Chair Daisy Morales, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Commissioner Nikki Fried Help Kick Off the 2019 Florida State Fair

TAMPA, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Board Chairman and Supervisor Daisy Morales, Governor Ron DeSantis, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, Attorney General Ashley Moody, CFO Jimmy Patronis and other top officials descended on Tampa early Thursday morning to kick off the 2019 Florida State Fair. Governor Ron DeSantis, along with Commissioner Nicole “Nikki”…

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2019 Florida State Fair Begins Thursday In Tampa

Tampa, Fla.  – The Florida State Fair opening day on Thursday, February 7, 2019. The Florida State Fair is hosted at the Florida State Fairgrounds on February 7-18, 2019 and features acres of incredible entertainment, the largest Midway in the United States and all of the fun fair foods people have come to love! The Florida…

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POLITICS & POWER NEWS

National Politics

U.S. President Donald Trump to meet with 5 Caribbean leaders at Mar-a-Lago Friday

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The White House says President Donald Trump will meet with leaders…

Records show FBI was probing Michael Cohen long before raid

NEW YORK (AP) — Newly released documents show the FBI was investigating President Donald Trump’s…

Trump issues first veto after rebuke of border order

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unbowed by a congressional rebuke, President Donald Trump issued the first veto…

Trump Campaign Announces MAGA Rally Thursday, March 28 - Grand Rapids, MI

New York, NY – Today, Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. announced that President Trump will…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

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Governor Ron DeSantis Addresses More Than 1,000 Business and Community Leaders at Broward Workshop

Davie, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis addressed more than 1,000 business and community leaders at…

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First Lady Casey DeSantis Joins DEP, FWC, CCA and Duke Energy for Red Tide Recovery Redfish Release

Naples, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Noah…

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Florida Helps Secure Multimillion Recovery Following Health Care Fraud Investigation

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Ashley Moody’s Office helped secure a multimillion-dollar recovery following an investigation into…

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STATEMENT: FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo on second passing of SB 168

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement after GOP Senators again…

FNN SPORTS

  • Orlando City's Tesho Akindele (#13) kicks in his first season goal as a Lion during the MLS season opener against NYCFC at Orlando City Stadium Saturday, March 2, 2019. Photo: Willie David/Florida National News.
    ORLANDO | Orlando City Draws NYCFC 2-2 for MLS Season Opener (Photo by Willie David/Florida National News)

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McIlroy blocks out noise and hits his stride

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy managed to block out all the noise,…

Aaron Gordon and Jonathan Isaac named co-winners of the 2018-2019 Rich & Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award

Orlando, Fla. – Orlando Magic forwards Aaron Gordon and Jonathan Isaac were named co-winners of the…

Orlando City Falls 3-1 to Montreal

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando City SC (0-1-2, 2 points) suffered its first defeat of the 2019…

Kyle Wyman Wins DAYTONA 200

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Kyle Wyman, riding the N2Racing Yamaha, emerged from a late-race, four-lap shootout  to…

Sean Dylan Kelly, 16, Becomes Youngest Pole Winner in DAYTONA 200 History

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  – Suzuki rider Sean Dylan Kelly, a 16-year-old making his DAYTONA 200 debut,…

Buccaneers Release Punter Bryan Anger

TAMPA, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today the team has released punter Bryan Anger. Anger…

BUSINESS NEWS

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Apple refreshes iPad lineup, with larger entry-level model

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple has unveiled a new iPad that’s thinner and slightly larger…

Hawaii weighs first-in-nation plastic bans at restaurants

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii would be the first state in the U.S. to ban most…

Craigslist founder donates $15 million for journalism ethics

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The founder of Craigslist says he will donate $15 million to…

US charges against Huawei could inflame China trade talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s unveiling of criminal charges against the Chinese tech giant…

[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…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

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Oregon Blockbuster outlasts others to become last on Earth

BEND, Ore. (AP) — There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video…

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Fox News hires Donna Brazile as political contributor

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News says it has hired former Democratic National Committee chief…

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Review: In ‘Triple Frontier,’ a special-ops heist goes awry

Job opportunities seldom diverge as greatly as they do for the former special forces operatives…

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R. Kelly tells CBS ‘I didn’t do this stuff’ in interview

CHICAGO (AP) — In his first interview since being charged with sexually abusing four people, including three…

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Kylie Jenner youngest self-made billionaire

NEW YORK (AP) — Move over Mark Zuckerberg. At 21, Kylie Jenner has been named…

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Review: ‘Captain Marvel’ gets an average introduction

If there is one thing that’s true of most of the movies in the Marvel…

LIFESTYLE, TRAVEL & TOURISM

  • TRAVEL AND TOURISM | MIAMI (FNN NEWS) - A World of Adventure Awaits: Royal Caribbean Brings Together Bold Itineraries and Unrivaled Innovations for 2019-2020 Season. Credit: Royal Caribbean International

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Garden Rocks Concert Series Expands to Every Day of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, March 6-June 3

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Garden Rocks Concert Series is back – every single day…

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SPECIAL REPORT: Non-Compliance with State Law Plagues Orange County Soil & Water Board

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Florida currently has 58 Soil & Water Conservation Districts which were…

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Chairman Daisy Morales Announces New Website for Orange Soil and Water Conservation District

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – After four years of ongoing board meetings and delays to…

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Innovative environment joins lineup of new and recently announced enhancements to the Walt Disney World Resort theme park

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Feb. 21, 2019) – Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort is a…

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26th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Blooms for 90 Days at Walt Disney World Resort

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – New sights, sounds and flavors of spring will envelop Walt…

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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…