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    Rep. Shevrin Jones’ Police Body Camera Bill Passes Final Committee

    WEST PARK — Legislation that would require law enforcement agencies in Florida to develop standard procedures for the use of police body cameras passed unanimously in House Judiciary Committee this week. HB 93 is has now cleared all committees and is ready...

    Feb 5 • 76 Views • Comments Off on Rep. Shevrin Jones’ Police Body Camera Bill Passes Final Committee

    WEST PARK — Legislation that would require law enforcement agencies in Florida to develop standard procedures for the use of police body cameras passed unanimously in House Judiciary Committee this week. HB 93 is has now cleared all committees and is ready...

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    Labarga to Become First Florida Chief Justice To Succeed Himself in More Than...

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In 2014 Jorge Labarga became the first person of Hispanic descent to lead Florida’s judicial system as its chief justice. On July 1 he will become the state’s first chief justice to succeed himself in that office since the end of the...

    Feb 5 • 96 Views • Comments Off on Labarga to Become First Florida Chief Justice To Succeed Himself in More Than a Century

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In 2014 Jorge Labarga became the first person of Hispanic descent to lead Florida’s judicial system as its chief justice. On July 1 he will become the state’s first chief justice to succeed himself in that office since the end of the...

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    Gov. Scott: Florida Needs CDC Action and Supplies to Prepare for Zika Virus

    CDC action requested after public health emergency declared in five counties TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott and State Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong gave an update on Florida’s preparedness efforts relating to the Zika virus at the Florida...

    Feb 4 • 109 Views • Comments Off on Gov. Scott: Florida Needs CDC Action and Supplies to Prepare for Zika Virus

    CDC action requested after public health emergency declared in five counties TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott and State Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong gave an update on Florida’s preparedness efforts relating to the Zika virus at the Florida...

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    Repeal of Red Light Cameras Passes Senate Committee

    Legislation will abolish the Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act of 2010 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today SB 168, traffic infraction detectors, passed in the Senate Committee on Transportation. The bill proposes a repeal of the Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act and...

    Feb 4 • 96 Views • Comments Off on Repeal of Red Light Cameras Passes Senate Committee

    Legislation will abolish the Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act of 2010 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today SB 168, traffic infraction detectors, passed in the Senate Committee on Transportation. The bill proposes a repeal of the Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act and...

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    Palm Beach County Traffic Report for week of February 5 through February 12,...

    Feb 5 • 79 Views

    Palm Beach County Traffic Report February 5 through February 12, 2016 Palm Beach County – Palm Beach County traffic will be affected this week by ongoing construction projects and maintenance work, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) officials report. Weather permitting; closures will be in effect on I-95 and in other areas throughout Palm Beach County for construction activities. For around-the-clock, real-time, I-95 traffic information, call 511. To view real-time video of I-95 in Palm Beach County, visit ... Read more >>

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    $470 Million Settlement Reached with HSBC

    Feb 5 • 98 Views

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Attorney General Pam Bondi today announced a $470 million joint state-federal settlement with HSBC to address mortgage origination, servicing and foreclosure abuses. The settlement with the mortgage lender and servicer provides direct payments to Florida borrowers for past foreclosure abuses and requires the company to provide loan modifications and other consumer relief. In addition to Florida, 48 other states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Housing and... Read more >>

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    Rep. Shevrin Jones’ Police Body Camera Bill Passes Final Committee

    Feb 5 • 76 Views

    WEST PARK — Legislation that would require law enforcement agencies in Florida to develop standard procedures for the use of police body cameras passed unanimously in House Judiciary Committee this week. HB 93 is has now cleared all committees and is ready for the House floor. Representative Shevrin Jones, D-West Park, envisions his bill providing more comprehensive protections for both citizens and law enforcement officers. He believes body cameras will capture what dash cams cannot, creating more reliability and trans... Read more >>

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    DNC Chair Statement on Today’s Jobs Report

    Feb 5 • 70 Views

    WASHINGTON — DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement in response to January’s jobs report that showed 151,000 new jobs created, earnings up 12 cents and the unemployment rate down to 4.9 percent – the first time it has dipped below five percent since 2008: “January’s strong jobs report is further proof that the hard work being done by President Obama and Congressional Democrats to rebuild the economy after the Great Recession is paying off. There is no denying that 71 st... Read more >>

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    Labarga to Become First Florida Chief Justice To Succeed Himself in More Than...

    Feb 5 • 96 Views

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In 2014 Jorge Labarga became the first person of Hispanic descent to lead Florida’s judicial system as its chief justice. On July 1 he will become the state’s first chief justice to succeed himself in that office since the end of the Civil War. The other members of the Florida Supreme Court chose Labarga to serve a second two-year term as chief justice and administrative head of the state judicial branch starting in July. “It is a privilege to serve the people of Florida,” Labarga said. ... Read more >>

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    Florida Department of Transportation Announces Crossing Guard Appreciation Day and Award Winners

    Feb 5 • 79 Views

    TALLAHASSEE - Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Safety Office announces Friday, February 5, 2016, as Crossing Guard Appreciation Day to recognize the hard work and dedication of those individuals who keep Florida’s schoolchildren safe as they go to and from school. FDOT works with law enforcement agencies and provides standards and uniform training across the state to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the program. Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Jim Boxold said, “Crossing Guard Ap... Read more >>

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    53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team Welcomes New Commander

    Feb 4 • 113 Views

    Col. John D. Haas to take command on Feb. 6 WHAT: Col. John D. Haas will assume command of the 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team during a ceremony at the C.W. Bill Young Armed Forces Reserve Center in Pinellas Park, Fla. WHEN: 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Media are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the ceremony. Interviews with the outgoing and incoming commanders will be available upon request following the ceremony. WHERE: C.W. Bill Young Armed Forces Reserve Center, 2801 Grand ... Read more >>

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    FDLE arrests Key West man for child pornography

    Feb 4 • 97 Views

    KEY WEST,  Fla. ­­­­­­– Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement yesterday arrested Victor Damian Santiago, 26, on five counts of child pornography. FDLE agents served a search warrant at Santiago’s home in Key West, Florida and located a computer containing child pornography. Santiago was arrested and booked into the Monroe County Jail with bond set at $75,000.  This case will be prosecuted by the Office of the State Attorney, 16thJudicial Circuit. Please visit the Secure Florida website to... Read more >>

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