Tag Archives: Florida
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is reinstating the department’s Terror Intelligence and Counterterrorism Unit to prevent domestic and international terrorist threats. According to Sheriff Chris Blair, “nearly 300 terrorist threats since 9/11.”
The Florida Wildlife Commission is taking steps to educate urban communities on coyote encroachment. As the canines become more familiar with a city environment, small pets and livestock are at greater risk.
Florida received a four out of five-star rating for its efforts to prevent drunk driving. Florida’s current ignition-interlock statutes is the only factor keeping Florida from a five-star rating.
A bill recently introduced in the Florida House of Representatives could ban the use of conversion therapy, a practice used to change sexual orientation or gender identity, on LGBT minors in Florida.
A bill that would let students carry guns on university campuses is moving through the Legislature two months after a shooter wounded three people at a Florida State University library.
Concealed weapons are prohibited on college campuses by state law. The Florida House Criminal Justice Committee meets Tuesday to consider allowing concealed-carry permit holders to carry concealed guns on campus.
Johnny Kormondy was executed on Thursday at 8:16 p.m. for the 1993 murder of Gary McAdams and the rape of his wife, Cecilia. Cecilia McAdams attended the execution along with her in-laws.
Third Circuit State of Attorney Jeff Siegmeister said he will not charge the two Columbia County teenage girls as adults in the slaying of their 16-year-old brother after reviewing their histories in an abusive home.
Alachua County joined Florida’s 66 other counties in issuing same-sex marriage licenses Tuesday. Twenty-eight same-sex marriage licenses were issued, and 14 ceremonies were performed at the courthouse by day’s end.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage ended statewide at the stroke of midnight Monday, and court clerks in some counties wasted no time, issuing marriage licenses and performing weddings for same-sex couples in the early morning hours. […]