‘Huge’ car salesman Billy Fuccillo passes away at his Florida home
Fuccillo, who used the trademark saying “It’s gonna be Huuuuuuuuuggge,” for his car dealership commercials in Florida and Upstate New York died after battling a long illness, CNY Central reported.
DeSantis signs bill to allow emergency treatment, transport for police K9s
Law enforcement K9s injured in the line of duty in Florida can receive emergency treatment at the scene and can be transported by emergency vehicles, thanks to a bill signed into law Friday by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Girl wounded in shootout with deputies facing adult charges
A 14-year-old girl who was wounded earlier this month during a shootout with deputies after escaping a juvenile facility and breaking into a Florida home with a 12-year-old boy will be charged as an adult.
Georgia Power seeks $235M boost to pay for nuclear plant
Georgia Power Co. is asking regulators to let it raise annual rates on customers by $235 million a year as the utility seeks to pay for its share of a huge nuclear project.
DeSantis heeds call from Texas, Arizona for border help
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is castigating the Biden administration for what he called “a disaster and an emergency” at the nation’s border with Mexico.
State pardons gym owners over facemask violations
Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Clemency Board pardoned a husband and wife Wednesday on charges they violated local emergency orders in Broward County last year.
CDC estimates delta variant makes up nearly 10% of new COVID-19 cases in US
As state-run vaccination sites in Jacksonville get ready to permanently close this week, health officials are watching as a new variant of the coronavirus continues to spread.
Proposed amendment seeks guaranteed funding for affordable housing
The Florida Legislature dedicated the highest amount in 12 years to affordable housing, but it’s a far cry from the amount had money not been diverted
New cruise ship’s inaugural voyage from Florida postponed after crew members test positive for COVID-19
After eight crew members tested positive for COVID-19, the inaugural voyage of Royal Caribbean’s new Odyssey of the Seas ship from Port Everglades was postponed, WPLG reports.
Fireworks return to Disney parks in latest lifting of rules
Disney plans to restart fireworks shows at its parks in Florida and California in the latest move by the company to ease up on pandemic restrictions implemented last year.
Congressman urges ‘endangered’ status for manatees
Four years after federal wildlife officials reclassified manatees from endangered to threatened, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., called Monday for a reversal of the decision.
Military stumped by stolen box of armor-piercing grenades
When a canister of armor-piercing grenades showed up in an Atlanta backyard, it was another example of how the U.S. military's vast supply chains of weapons are vulnerable to theft.
DeSantis signs bill to require daily school moment of silence
Touting the measure as a way of allowing students to “reflect and be able to pray as they see fit,” Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed a bill that will require public schools to hold moments of silence at the beginning of each day.
Victims of Pulse nightclub massacre remembered 5 years later
The 49 people killed in a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Florida have been honored in Orlando and around the world on the fifth anniversary of the attack.
Florida woman serves as mentor for breast cancer patients
Judy Kalb is one of about 30 survivors who have received training through the University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center to serve as mentors to the hospital’s breast cancer patients.
Exhibit, ceremony mark 5 years since Pulse nightclub massacre
The 49 victims who were massacred at a gay nightclub shooting in Florida are being honored this week with a community run, a museum exhibit, a mass yoga session, a gay chorus performance and a street dance party.
Florida’s first weekly-only COVID-19 report shows increase
Florida just changed how it reports COVID-19 cases, deaths, testing rates and vaccination data from daily to weekly, calling it a transition from an emergency response to a more traditional public health response.
Florida denied extra time to form defense of big tech censorship law
A federal judge has rejected the state’s request for more time to defend Florida’s new social media censorship law, which takes effect on July 1.
Sheriff: Florida supermarket shooter made Facebook threats
The gunman who killed a grandmother and her 1-year-old grandson inside a Florida supermarket had been threatening to kill adults and children on his Facebook page, but no one reported him.
Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff stops in Tallahassee to discuss vaccination efforts
Florida’s capital city was the first stop on a nationwide tour by Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, husband of Vice President Kamala Harris.
Florida fight with CDC over cruise ships heads to court
The state of Florida is hoping a federal judge in Tampa will put a stop to the CDC’s cruise restrictions on Thursday when he hears the state’s request for an injunction.
State of Florida fires back in cruise ship fight
On the eve of a court hearing, Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office pushed back Wednesday in a fight with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about restrictions on cruise ships during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Raptors, twists and drops on Universal’s new Jurassic ride
The creators of the Jurassic World VelociCoaster roller coaster at Universal Orlando Resort had more to contend with than just encounters with rabid raptors.
Florida shifts how it reports new cases of COVID-19
Florida is changing how it reports new COVID-19 cases from daily to weekly reports, calling it a transition from an emergency response to a more traditional public health response.
Critical race theory discussed during Baker County meeting with state education officials
The hot button issue of critical race theory will become a topic of discussion Wednesday when Florida Department of Education leadership hosts a public forum in Baker County.
Jacksonville native U.S. Rep. Val Demings officially announces run for U.S. Senate
Rep. Val Demings made her bid to challenge Florida Sen. Marco Rubio official Wednesday with a post on social media announcing her run for the U.S. Senate.