Friday, May 26, 2017

Two Florida men arrested for possession of 500 sea turtle eggs

Posted By on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 5:17 PM

Two Florida men were facing felony charges after allegedly digging up 500 sea turtle eggs to sell on the black market. Last Wednesday, Riviera Beach residents Raymond Saunders and Carl Cobb were arrested after they were caught with 500 turtle eggs on North Hutchison Island, Florida, reports TC Palm. Considered an...

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Florida college cuts spur calls for Rick Scott to veto budget

Posted By on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 4:11 PM

Upset over a $30 million cut in remedial education funding, state-college advocates are asking Gov. Rick Scott to veto a $1.2 billion portion of the state budget, forcing lawmakers to revamp the spending plan for the 28 colleges. The college advocates say the cuts would have “a devastating impact” on...

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A Florida cyclist hit by a truck is being deported after deputy asks if he's 'illegal'

Posted By on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 1:46 PM

An undocumented cyclist who was hit by truck at a crosswalk in Key West is being deported after a responding deputy asked him if he was "illegal." Univision reports Marcos Huete, 31, of Honduras, was riding his bicycle to work on April 27 when he was hit by a driver...

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Enjoy this drone footage of sharks snacking on a bait ball off the coast of Florida

Posted By on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 1:46 PM

An impressive drone video shows a couple of lucky sharks snacking on the ocean's version of an all-you-can-eat fish buffet. The video, by YouTube user Ceebz Gerard, was filmed near Fort Lauderdale and shows a massive school of mullet being chased around by sharks and a few other larger...

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Grumpy old man unplugs bounce house at Florida birthday party

Posted By on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 1:06 PM

A grumpy old man caused multiple injuries after he allegedly unplugged a bounce house at a girl's birthday party in Port St. Lucie, Florida. According to CBS 12, the party, which also included a DJ, was on May 21 and was hosted by the girl's mother, Deborah Romero. Surveillance...

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Please don't use gators to open your shitty beer

Posted By on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 12:35 PM

A recent video posted to YouTube shows a pair of golfer-bros using a baby alligator to open a can of Bud Light, which was then, of course, immediately shotgunned. While it's unclear if the video was filmed in Florida, it is clear that drunk bros are using wildlife to open...

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

After failure from Florida lawmakers, health officials move ahead with marijuana process

Posted By on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 5:08 PM

After state lawmakers failed to act, health officials on Thursday laid out a framework for adopting regulations required by a voter-approved constitutional amendment that could make Florida one of the nation's largest medical-marijuana markets. The Florida Department of Health on Thursday issued a “Notice of Regulation Development Procedure” establishing the...

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There's a 45 percent chance 2017's hurricane season will be brutal

Posted By on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 3:32 PM

With warmer oceans come stronger storms. Today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its forecast for the 2017 hurricane season, and essentially there's a strong likelihood that this summer is going to be tough. To be more specific, NOAA forecasters predict there's a 45 percent chance of an...

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Three Florida beaches named 'Best in America' by Dr. Beach

Posted By on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 12:38 PM

Dr. Beach, arguably the authority on all things beachy, has once again confirmed what Floridians and snowbirds already know: The best beaches in America are here in Florida. However, according to this year's list, Siesta Beach is as good as it gets. Dr. Beach, also known as Stephen Leatherman, released his...

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs bill ending 'tampon tax'

Posted By on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 12:25 PM

Today, Florida Gov. Rick Scott approved a bill that would make feminine hygiene products tax-exempt. The bill, which covers items like tampons, pads and menstrual cups, was included in a $180 tax cut package passed by Florida Legislature and will go into effect next January, reports the Associated Press. The tax cut...

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