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Tallahassee, FL, United States

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Past articles by Brendan:

Researchers to look for more graves at Florida reform school

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A former Florida Panhandle reform school known for horrific abuse, where the remains of 55 people were unearthed after the state shut its doors, might have more grisly mysteries underneath its grounds. University of South Florida forensic anthropologist Dr. Erin Kimmerle will be back at the former Dozier School for Boys on Monday, the same place where she spent four… → Read More

Researchers to look for more graves at Florida reform school

A former Florida Panhandle reform school known for horrific abuse, where the remains of 55 people were unearthed after the state shut its doors, might have more grisly mysteries underneath its grounds. University of South Florida forensic anthropologist Dr. Erin Kimmerle will be back at the former Dozier → Read More

New Florida laws on gardens, opioids and street racing

One of the measures will help Republican Attorney General Ashley Moody sue drug makers and pharmacies the state claims contributed to the opioid addiction epidemic. → Read More

Florida gov signs bill ratcheting up fight against red tide

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's governor signed a bill Thursday directing the state to work with a private marine institute to study and combat the red tide blooms that have hurt the state's vital tourism industry and killed such wildlife as manatees, fish and dolphins. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the bill at the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, the non-profit research organization… → Read More

Sheriff on Parkland: I can train but can't give out courage

Suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel is fighting to keep his job after being removed three days after DeSantis took office last January. → Read More

Sheriff on Parkland: I can train but can't give out courage

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A sheriff suspended by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over the response to the Parkland school shooting testified Wednesday that he properly trained a deputy now criminally charged in the case, but he wasn't able to give him courage. Suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel is fighting to keep his job after being removed three days after DeSantis took office… → Read More

Sheriff suspended after Parkland shooting fights for his job

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' decision to suspend the sheriff who oversaw the response to the Parkland school shooting was a knee-jerk reaction based on politics, not facts, a lawyer said Tuesday as a Senate hearing began on whether to uphold the suspension. The lawyer for suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel portrayed DeSantis as using the deaths of 17 students… → Read More

Sheriff suspended after Parkland shooting fights for his job

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' decision to suspend the sheriff who oversaw the response to the Parkland school shooting was a knee-jerk reaction based on politics, not facts, a lawyer said Tuesday as a Senate hearing began on whether to uphold the suspension. The lawyer for suspended Broward County → Read More

Sheriff suspended after Parkland shooting fights for his job

TALLAHASSEE — A lawyer says Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' decision to suspend the sheriff who oversaw the response to the Parkland school shooting was a knee-jerk reaction based on politics.Those comments came Tuesday at the beginning of a Senate hearing as Scott Israel fights his suspension as Broward County sheriff.Israel's lawyer, Benedict Kuehne, said DeSantis promised to remove Israel even… → Read More

Sheriff suspended after Parkland shooting fights for his job

A lawyer says Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' decision to suspend the sheriff who oversaw the response to the Parkland school shooting was a knee-jerk reaction based on politics, not facts. → Read More

Florida governor signs bill banning sanctuary policies

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - All law enforcement agencies in Florida will have to cooperate with federal immigration authorities under a bill signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday during a ceremony that often felt like a campaign rally for him and President Donald Trump. The bill prohibits local governments from enacting "sanctuary" polices that protect undocumented immigrants from deportation. It… → Read More

Florida governor signs bill banning sanctuary policies

All law enforcement agencies in Florida will have to cooperate with federal immigration authorities under a bill signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday during a ceremony that often felt like a campaign rally for him and President Donald Trump. The bill prohibits local governments from enacting " → Read More

The car next to you on a Florida road may not have a driver — or even a person inside

Florida may see self-driving cars on the roads soon, since Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a law to take effect on July 1. His effort? To lure the companies testing the new technology to the state. → Read More

Florida law to allow autonomous cars — when they're ready

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Self-driving vehicles with no humans on board will be able to operate in Florida - once they're finally ready for prime time - under a bill signed Thursday by Gov. Ron DeSantis. DeSantis said he hopes to use the law to lure companies that test and build the cars. The measure, which takes effect July 1, also opens the door for on-demand ride companies such as Lyft and… → Read More

Florida governor: Meeting in Israel didn't violate law

The Jerusalem meeting was streamed live by The FLORIDA Channel and reporters from Florida were in attendance. → Read More

Florida Cabinet meets in Israel under media objection

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet met in Israel on Wednesday, waving away complaints that the setting was illegal. They presented a proclamation of support for Israel and heard from Israelis on several issues important to Florida.The Republican governor then signed a bill that prohibits anti-Semitism in Florida's public schools and universities. The new law defines… → Read More

Florida Cabinet meets in Israel

Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet met in Israel on Wednesday, waving away complaints that the setting was illegal. → Read More

Florida governor, Cabinet sued over plans to meet in Israel

An open-government watchdog group and several news outlets sued Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and members of the Cabinet on Tuesday in an effort to stop them from holding a Cabinet meeting while on a trade mission in Israel. The lawsuit argues that the meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, violates the state’s constitution and open-government laws, which require that Cabinet sessions be open to the… → Read More

Florida governor, Cabinet sued over plans to meet in Israel

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - An open-government watchdog group and several news outlets sued Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and members of the Cabinet on Tuesday in an effort to stop them from holding a Cabinet meeting while on a trade mission in Israel. → Read More

Florida governor, Cabinet sued over plans to meet in Israel

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - An open-government watchdog group and several news outlets sued Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and members of the Cabinet on Tuesday in an effort to stop them from holding a Cabinet meeting while on a trade mission in Israel. The lawsuit argues that the meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, violates the state's constitution and open-government laws, which require that Cabinet… → Read More