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BREAKING: Jan. 6 Committee Requests Interview with Ivanka Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection is asking Ivanka Trump, daughter of former President Donald Trump, to voluntarily cooperate with its probe. The committee sent a letter Thursday requesting a meeting with Ivanka Trump, who served as an adviser to her father, in early February. In the letter, committee chairman Bennie Thompson says…

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Texas Rabbi: Captor Grew “Belligerent” Late in Standoff

COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — A rabbi who was among four people held hostage at a Texas synagogue said Sunday that their armed captor grew “increasingly belligerent and threatening” toward the end of the 10-hour standoff, which ended with an FBI SWAT team rushing into the building and the captor’s death. Authorities identified the hostage-taker as…

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Representative Morales and Senator Berman File Active Shooter Alert Bill

ORLANDO, Fla.—  Two Florida Lawmakers filed legislation to prevent further shooting sprees in an effort to save lives. Representative Daisy Morales (D-Orlando) and Senator Lori Berman (D-Delray Beach) have filed HB 1271 and SB 1672 to require the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to implement an alert system to be activated on the report of an active shooter. The…

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4th Resident of Retirement Haven Charged with Voter Fraud

THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — A fourth resident of a massive Florida retirement community has been arrested on a charge of voter fraud. Charles Barnes, 64, was arrested Tuesday and charged with voter fraud for casting more than one ballot, according to an arrest affidavit filed in court. The arrest affidavit doesn’t detail the basis…

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Famous Key West Buoy Burned After 2 Set Tree on Fire

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida are searching for two people who burned a part of Key West’s famous Southernmost Point buoy early New Year’s Day after setting a fire near the tourist attraction. Authorities said two males lit a Christmas tree on fire in front of the buoy around 3:30 a.m. Saturday…

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DeSantis Announces Payment Increase for Law Enforcement, Says New COVID Lockdowns “Not Going to Happen”

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Florida governor Ron DeSantis announced new legislation to increase payment for both local and state law enforcement, as well as new bonuses for all first responders in the state, during a press conference at the Florida Highway Patrol headquarters in Orlando. DeSantis criticized other states that have sought to defund different…

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Orange County Law Enforcement Kicks Off Operation Safe Holidays

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – All seven law enforcement agencies for Orange County started Operation Safe Holidays, its annual safety protocol to increase security for residents and visitors to the county during the holiday season. “Law enforcement will be out in our communities to keep our residents, visitors and business communities safe,” said Orlando Chief of…

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State Attorney Monique Worrell Launches Narcotics Unit to Prosecute Drug Trafficking Cases

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN) – Orange-Osceola County State Attorney Monique H. Worrell, flanked by law enforcement officials, held a press conference Monday outside of the Osceola County Courthouse to announce the launch of a new Narcotics Unit to crack down on drug trafficking. Worrell said the Narcotics Unit will promote a fair and equitable administration of justice,…

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