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• WUFT News Special Report: Advocates stress gun storage practices to prevent unintentional shootings. “Florida’s safe storage laws, if strengthened, could prevent these tragedies, experts say. But where state and federal legislation may stall, county school districts and Florida activists across the spectrum of gun ideology are promoting the safe storage of firearms in hopes of better protecting families.”
• WUFT News: UF ‘strongly discouraging’ the use of social media app TikTok. “The university has been monitoring developments on TikTok and encouraged students to delete the app to protect their personal information and university data.”
• WUFT News: UF history professor on the significance of Rosewood. “WUFT’s Kristin Moorehead spoke to University of Florida history professor Steve Noll about the significance of this event.”
• WCJB: Jury recommends death for Michael Wayne Jones accused of murdering his wife, four children in Marion County. “On Thursday, the jury found that Michael Wayne Jones should be sentenced to death on four counts of murder. The judge will take that recommendation and sentence Jones at a later date.”
• Mainstreet Daily News: GNV zoning hearings postponed to allow for repeal. “The Florida Division of Administrative Hearings has delayed hearings about Gainesville’s exclusionary zoning after the City Commission started down a path of repeal on Jan. 5.”
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• News Service of Florida: Federal appellate panel asks Florida Supreme Court for help in defining ‘riot.’ “A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sent the case to the Florida court because of what it called a ‘novel’ issue: how to determine the meaning of the word ‘riot’ in the law.”
• Florida Politics: Legislative fight over pharmacy benefit managers ahead; Gov DeSantis enters the fray. “Gov. Ron DeSantis, who lashed out at federal regulators and said they continue to stonewall his plan to import drugs from Canada into Florida, says he will push the Legislature to impose new regulations on prescription drugs in an effort to bring down prices.”
• News Service of Florida: Florida professors accuse Gov. DeSantis of violating a court order blocking the Stop WOKE Act. “Plaintiffs challenging a state law restricting how race-related concepts can be taught in higher education accused Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration Wednesday of violating a federal judge’s order that blocked parts of the law from being enforced.”
• WFTS-Tampa Bay: Orlando International Airport named worst airport in the country. “Family Destinations Guide used data from the Bureau of Transportations Statistics to determine which airports had the most delays in the U.S.”
• WFTS-Tampa Bay: Egg prices have more than tripled from a year ago, putting pressure on local businesses that survive off eggs. “Right now, the average (wholesale) price for a dozen of eggs is $4.33. That’s a massive increase from a year ago when that average cost was just $1.33. This is where businesses are feeling the impact of rising costs.”
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