FDLE Agents arrested State Correctional Probation Officer Jeffrey Thomas Desimone, 40, for sexual misconduct with an offender under his supervision. Desimone was arrested yesterday evening, without incident, at the Florida Department of Corrections Probation Office, located at 1501 S. Pinellas Avenue, Tarpon Springs, Florida. [Read more…] about FDLE arrests probation officer for sexual misconduct
Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam released the following statement today after the Florida Chamber Foundation announced that the state’s Gross Domestic Product surpassed $1 trillion for the first time in history: [Read more…] about Statement by Adam Putnam on Florida’s Economy Topping $1 Trillion
Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis released the following statement on the Florida Chamber Foundation’s assessment that the state’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) topped $1 trillion today. [Read more…] about CFO Jimmy Patronis Statement on Florida Becoming a $1 Trillion Economy
The planned weekend detour for drivers traveling eastbound on State Road (S.R.) 44/New York Avenue in downtown DeLand has been rescheduled to next week. [Read more…] about Detour for Eastbound S.R. 44 at Amelia Avenue in Downtown DeLand Rescheduled
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is providing project support to Florida East Coast Railway, LLC., so they can conduct surface reconstruction work at the S.R. 442/Indian River Boulevard railroad crossing. Motorists traveling on Indian River Boulevard will encounter detours beginning at about 6 a.m. on Sunday, July 15, through about 6 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18. [Read more…] about Traffic Advisory: Detours for Railroad Crossing Work at S.R. 442/Indian River Blvd.
Signs Executive Order Calling on Counties to Not Limit Access to Beaches
Governor Rick Scott today issued Executive Order 18-202, which urges Florida counties to protect public beach access and directs the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to support these efforts. The executive order specifically calls on counties to not limit access to beaches. [Read more…] about Gov. Scott Takes Executive Action to Protect Access to Beaches
To complete demolition of a recently replaced overpass near Florida’s Turnpike, I-4 Ultimate crews will be diverting traffic off westbound Interstate 4 (I-4) from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. on July 13, 16, 17 and 18.
Motorists will exit westbound I-4 at Conroy Road (Exit 78) and use either Vineland Road or Conroy Road to reenter westbound I-4 at the Kirkman Road (State Road 435) interchange.
In addition to diverting westbound I-4 traffic the exit ramps to Florida’s Turnpike (Exit 77) and northbound (75B) and southbound (75A) Kirkman Road (State Road 435), and the on-ramps from Conroy Road and Florida’s Turnpike will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on the nights of July 12–13, 15–16, 16–17 and 17–18.
A handout illustrating the detour routes is available online to view or download at: fdot.tips/WBI4divert.
Modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving through the work zone.
The I-4 Ultimate project is rebuilding 21 miles of Interstate 4 (I-4) from west of Kirkman Road in Orange County to east of State Road 434 in Seminole County, adding two new dynamic tolled Express Lanes in each direction, replacing more than 140 bridges, reconfiguring 15 major interchanges and reconstructing the entire roadway.
Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) has activated the FloridaDisaster.biz Business Damage Assessment survey to gather information on how algal blooms caused by federal Lake Okeechobee water releases have impacted local business operations. [Read more…] about Gov. Scott: DEO Activates Emergency Business Damage Assessment on Algal Blooms
Tomorrow, First Lady Ann Scott and Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart will announce the 2019 Teacher of the Year at the awards gala. [Read more…] about First Lady Ann Scott and Commissioner Stewart to award Statewide Teacher of the Year at the Annual Awards Gala
Advocates gathered Thursday in front of the Florida Supreme Court to urge Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio to protect Floridians’ reproductive rights and access to health care by rejecting President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. [Read more…] about Reproductive rights advocates urge Sens. Nelson, Rubio to reject nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court