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              Live from Virginia Tuesday morning on The John Fredericks Show –  weekdays on WNTW AM 820/ FM 92.7 – Richmond, WJFN FM 100.5 – Central Virginia, WMPH AM 1010 / FM 100.1 / FM 96.9 (7-9 PM) Hampton Roads, WBRG AM 1050 / FM 105.1 – Lynchburg/Roanoke and Weekdays 6-10...
    BILLIONAIRE and former Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has raised $16 million to pay off debt for more than 31,000 felons in Florida so they can vote in the upcoming election. The former New York City mayor raised the funds as part of an initiative in just the past week alone. 3Former New York City...
    House Judiciary Committee member Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., told "Hannity" Tuesday that he has spoken with Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody about potentially launching a bribery investigation into former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. "I believe there may be a criminal investigation already underway of the Bloomberg-connected activities in Florida," Gaetz told host Sean Hannity. BLOOMBERG...
    Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi defended 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse as both a “little boy” and “this kid” during an appearance on Fox’s Hannity, clearly trying to evoke sympathy for the suspect charged with two murders another during a violent night in Kenosha, Wisconsin last month. Rittenhouse has become something of a conservative cause célèbre after his alleged crimes...
    A sheriff in Polk County, Florida used visual aids to help explain the difference between a peaceful protest and a riot during a press conference Monday after Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis unveiled new legislation to address violent riots and attacks on police officers. Sheriff Grady Judd took the stage armed with three sets of...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – South Florida auto sales icon and philanthropist Rick Case has died. Odds are you know Rick Case from his many television commercials and the name of his automotive group on many cars on South Florida roads. Besides growing his business, Case gave so much back, including to charities like the Boys &...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Billionaire Michael Bloomberg, a former New York mayor and onetime Democratic presidential candidate, is the latest celebrity to join in the effort to help Florida felons pay outstanding legal financial obligations so they can register to vote in November. The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition has collected more than $20 million for a...
      Watch the video above, via Fox News. Former Florida attorney general Pam Bondi. Pam, I will start with you. I have a rule, I don’t rush to judgment. I believe in the of innocence. I have watched this case closely. I have talked to different people involved. Telling me from the beginning we...
    In California: Nail salons can reopen, and Joshua trees get protection under state law McDonalds customers are furious over the loss of All Day Breakfast, but workers and franchisees are pushing for it to disappear forever Joakim Noah could return to Bulls after Billy Donovan hiring? One of Billy Donovan’s former University of Florida...
    Co-workers say Shyla Pennington, a longtime Florida teacher’s aide, was a natural with her students—patient, kind, and committed to each child as if they were her own. Pennington, who worked for almost 20 years in the Volusia County School District, lived with her brother, Gerald Jones, a paramedic whom community members described as “selfless”...
    Loading the player... Mike Bloomberg is so serious about getting President Donald Trump out of office he has raised millions to do it. According to The Washington Post, the billionaire recently teamed up with the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, an organization that is run by formally incarcerated individuals dedicated to ending disenfranchisement and discrimination...
    A thin blue line flag has been banned by a local high school in Neptune Beach, Florida following a series of complaints that circulated on social media, according to a report by News4Jax. OHIO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AWARDED COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CARRYING FLAGS ONTO FOOTBALL FIELD According to the outlet, the Fletcher High School football team started...
    Loading the player... Rapper Kodak Black and his legal team are suing the Federal Bureau of Prisons, alleging that the treatment he’s receiving in a Kentucky prison amounts to torture. The 23-year-old rap star, born Dieuson Octave but who legally changed his name to Bill Kapri, was sentenced to 46 months on federal gun...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The latest CBS News Battleground Tracker Poll in Florida shows the presidential race tightening in the hugely important state. Democratic candidate Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by two points, 48% to 46%, among likely voters. At a honk for Trump event in Central Florida, organizers pointed to the number of honks...
    ORANGE PARK, Fla. (AP) — A man was arrested last week after striking a 12-year-old girl in the face with a flagpole during a small rally for President Donald Trump near a Florida intersection, authorities said. Norbert Logsdon Jr., 67, of Orange Park, was charged Sept. 16 with child abuse without great bodily harm and...
    Billionaire and former Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has raised more than $16 million toward paying off the court fines of Florida felons in order to make them eligible to vote, and so far the ongoing effort has settled obligations in full for more than 31,000 former prisoners ahead of Election Day. What are the...
    ORANGE PARK, Fla. (AP) — A man was arrested last week after striking a 12-year-old girl in the face with a flagpole during a small rally for President Donald Trump near a Florida intersection, authorities said. Norbert Logsdon Jr., 67, of Orange Park, was charged Sept. 16 with child abuse without great bodily harm and...
    Demonstrators participate in a protest against police brutality on June 14, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Trump lackey, is pushing legislation that would outlaw protests that turn disorderly and allow...
    MTV, Comedy Central and VH1 jointly donated $250,000 to pay fines, fees and restitution for about 1,250 Florida felons otherwise eligible to vote in November’s election. The donation from the networks’ parent corporation, ViacomCBS, was made to the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC), which has raised more than $4 million, enough to pay off...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — Gov. Ron DeSantis suggested Tuesday that the Republican-dominated Legislature could consider a controversial proposal aimed at cracking down on disorderly protests when lawmakers return to Tallahassee in November for an organization session, as Democrats declared war on what they decried as a racially motivated election-year ploy. DeSantis’ law-and-order package, backed by incoming...
    NBA star LeBron James has reportedly been reaching out to convicted felons to help them pay any lingering fines that are preventing them from being able to vote. James has partnered with the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition to send text messages to notify anyone who may qualify for the assistance, according to OutKick. ...
    According to a report, L.A. Lakers star LeBron James is looking to pay the fines, fees, and debts of Florida’s convicted felons, so that they can vote in the 2020 election. Outkick the Coverage is reporting that the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC) — a group James has donated $100,000 to — are sending text...
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 90 days of home detention and 288 hours of community service for his part in a trafficking scheme in which live water monitor lizards were stuffed into socks and concealed inside electronics to be smuggled from the Philippines to the United States. Akbar Akram,...
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen didn’t get a raise or an extension after his team’s 11-2 finish last season. His staff got the money. Mullen’s assistants got bumps totaling $490,000, according to contracts released by the school Tuesday. The deals were signed in February, a month before the university was partially closed...
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 90 days of home detention and 288 hours of community service for his part in a trafficking scheme in which live water monitor lizards were stuffed into socks and concealed inside electronics to be smuggled from the Philippines to the United States. Akbar Akram,...
    Reuters September 22, 2020 0 Comments Billionaire Michael Bloomberg has raised over $16 million to help former felons restore their voting rights in the critical battleground state of Florida, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The fundraising tally comes just over a week after Bloomberg aides said the former New York...
    Florida veterinarians had their hands full when bringing in Bob the 660-pound alligator for an X-ray.  The 38-year-old reptile that lives at the St Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park in Gainesville was transported earlier this month to the University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine for tests after experiencing pain in his right rear leg. ...
    There aren’t 99 bottles of beer on these walls, but there are thousands upon thousands of cans. Navy veteran Michael Amelotte spent 16 years lining the sides and ceilings of his Florida condo with empty cans of Budweiser. The estate of Amelotte, who passed away this year, put his two-bedroom condo in Lake Worth, Fla.,...
    Photo by Dave DeckerFlorida Democratic leaders railed against Gov. Ron DeSantis’ controversial bill proposal to crack down on police protests. “Let’s be extremely clear about something — this is a blatant overreach from the Governor and Republicans who are actively undermining the Constitution,” Broward County Rep. Shevrin Jones said about the proposed legislation during a virtual meeting Tuesday afternoon.. “We will not go down without a fight.” The proposed bill, titled the “Combatting Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection...
    “I’m not an octopus,” mom of three Lyss Stern yelled as one kid cried out over a school Zoom-lesson malfunction. “I have to remind my kids all the time I only have two arms! “This is exactly why I’m planning a weekend getaway just for moms,” she added, tuning out the chaos. “We need a...
    An 86-year-old Florida man who paid a dating service nearly $5,000 couldn’t get a refund despite letters from doctors ordering him to stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic, a lawsuit claims. Widower Alexander Walker Sheen, of South Pasadena, sued Sun Coast Introductions LLC earlier this month for more than $8,000 in damages after signing a...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – During a Cabinet meeting Tuesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis expressed concern that the coronavirus pandemic will continue to hurt small businesses and may disrupt commercial real estate even after it’s over. “It seems to me that as you look to see what’s happened, particularly in areas that have done real draconian restrictions...
    Photo by Dave DeckerFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis earned national media coverage on Monday when he proposed new anti-protest legislation that would, among other things, increase penalties for acts of civil disobedience by protestors—i.e. obstructing traffic—remove liability for drivers who hit protestors, and withhold state grants and aid to municipalities that cut their law enforcement budgets....
    President Donald Trump plans to meet Supreme Court candidate Barbara Lagoa on Friday when he visits Florida — just one day before he is set to announce his pick to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Axios reports. Trump is still expected to name Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the seat left open by the death...
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Just days after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis won a court victory to keep felons from voting until they've paid off fines, restitution and court fees, billionaire Mike Bloomberg has stepped in to help them pay off the debts.The former Democratic presidential candidate has helped raise more than $20 million so that felons...
    Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg has helped pay off the outstanding fines and fees of 32,000 convicted felons in Florida so they could regain their right to vote ahead of the November election, according to a report. The billionaire and former presidential candidate raised over $16 million for, and donated $5 million to, the Florida Rights...
    The Amway Top 25 football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 20, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Clemson (44) 2-0 1196 1 2. Alabama (1) 0-0 1119 2 ...
    Is UCF really the best college football team in the state of Florida? Well, they just may be. There are a few certain things in life: death, taxes and UCF claiming they’re the best team in the state of Florida. Starting the season off as the No. 14 team in the country, the Knights are...
    Photo via RockHouse Live/Facebook Florida’s first Rockhouse Live International locations will soon be coming to Central Florida. Plans are currently being discussed to bring the Memphis-based music venue and restaurant to Florida, with locations planned for Tampa and Orlando. According to RockHouse Live’s website, the venue offers “nightly entertainment featuring local, regional and national talent,...
    Alex Henderson September 22, 2020 6:19PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. Earlier this year, Vice President Joe Biden and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg were rivals in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary; now, Bloomberg is one of Biden's most generous donors and is fighting to help him win Florida in...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – With Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried calling for a coordinated response by statewide elected officials to the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday defended the actions of agencies under his control. DeSantis added that Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis and Attorney General Ashley Moody, who along with Fried make up the...
    Washington — A date has been set, a location announced and the path cleared for a vote in the Senate on a new Supreme Court justice this year. But who will President Trump choose to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday? The president said Monday he has narrowed his list of possible nominees to...
    Another cash infusion to the tune of $16 million is pouring into Florida from billionaire Mike Bloomberg, who pledges to pay the court fines and fees of nearly 32,000 Black and Hispanic convicted felons who have been hindered from voting. Bloomberg hopes the initiative will remove the red tape for the approximately 1 million felons in...
    (CNN)We're now less than 45 days until the election, so it shouldn't surprise you that we're talking about the state of Florida. The Sunshine State has arguably been the swingiest of the swing states over the last 25 years. This year, however, Florida looks to take on added importance. The outcome in Florida could help...
    The devastating storm surge from Hurricane Sally that swamped the Gulf Coast last week has left thousands of starfish washed up on a beach in Florida. The Navarre Beach Fire Rescue posted a video to Facebook showing the starfish spread across the beach. Fire Chief Danny Fureigh told the Pensacola News Journal they were discovered Saturday...
    By Trevor Hunnicutt (Reuters) - Billionaire Michael Bloomberg has raised over $16 million to help former felons restore their voting rights in the critical battleground state of Florida, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The fundraising tally comes just over a week after Bloomberg aides said the former New York City mayor,...
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The state of Florida is going to get tough on people who engage in violence during protests, Florida’s Republican governor said Monday in announcing new legislation. Gov. Ron DeSantis said his proposed legislation will impose felony-level penalties on anyone at a gathering of seven or more people where property damage or...