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The Point, Nov. 29, 2023: Election fraud officer died in hallway of DeSantis' office

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The stories near you

• Fresh Take Florida: Autopsy: Felon who was GOP congressional nominee in South Florida died from overdose. "Family members of a Republican congressional nominee in South Florida are mourning the death of a man they described as a loving father who wrestled with addiction."

• WCJB: Truck, bus collide with ambulance in Marion County, 15 taken to hospital. "Firefighters, special needs children, and drivers were taken to the hospital after a three-vehicle crash involving an ambulance, pick-up truck, and bus on Tuesday morning."

• Mainstreet Daily News: Newberry to send letter to School Board of Alachua County. "The Newberry City Commission directed staff on Monday to transmit a letter to the School Board of Alachua County (SBAC), signed by the mayor and containing recommendations for rezoning plans. The commission also continued a public discussion with Florida Renewable Partners over a solar farm coming to town."

• News4Jax: Newborn found in backyard of Palatka home, police say. "Police said the baby was found unclothed with its umbilical cord and wrapped in a blanket in the backyard of a home on North 17th Street just before 1 a.m."

• Mainstreet Daily News: Gainesville commissioners interview three city auditor finalists. "The City Commission is scheduled to discuss, and potentially select the final candidate, on Dec. 7. If filled, Gainesville will have all permanent charter officers after years with multiple interims."

• WCJB: Buchholz students win Congressional contest for conservation app. "Members of Congress host these contests in their districts to inspire students to pursue careers in computer sciences."

• WUFT News: Comedian Paula Poundstone to appear at the Phillips Center on Friday, December 1. "WUFT Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, recently spoke with comedian Paula Poundstone. Postponed a couple times due to the pandemic, Poundstone will finally be appearing at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Gainesville on Friday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m."

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Around the state

• NPR: A Florida election fraud chief died last year in the hallway of Ron DeSantis' office. "Florida's top election fraud officer collapsed in the hallway of the governor's office after a heated meeting last year, then lay dead or dying for 24 minutes before someone came to his aid, according to a new report from a local watchdog group."

• News Service of Florida: Statewide grand jury calls for ways to curb illegal immigration in Florida. "A statewide grand jury has issued a 146-page report that calls for taking a series of steps to try to curb illegal immigration, saying 'it will be up to Florida and other states to help themselves, at least in the short term,'' as problems go unsolved at the federal level."

• WUSF-Tampa: Judge orders a Ybor City slaying suspect to remain in jail until trial. "After hearing testimony and viewing video evidence, a judge agreed with prosecutors that 22-year-old Tyrell Phillips remains a danger to the community."

• News Service of Florida: Plaintiffs fire back in a Florida felons' voting rights case. "Plaintiffs are trying to fend off an attempt to end a lawsuit that challenges the way a 2018 constitutional amendment aimed at restoring felons’ voting rights has been carried out."

• WLRN: Students at Broward school stage walkout after staff removals over transgender athlete. "Hundreds of students staged a walkout at a Broward school on Tuesday after their principal and four staff members were removed over allegations that a transgender student was allowed to play on the girls' volleyball team."

• WMFE-Orlando: Small planes using leaded fuel poses a danger to your health. "The U.S Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, recently declared that emissions from aircrafts that use leaded fuel pose a danger to public health."

• Miami Herald: Your next meal to go could be a mystery. It can save money and help the planet. "Now, there’s an innovative way to reduce food waste — a new app called Too Good To Go that gives customers a chance to buy bags of perfectly edible food at cut-rate prices. There are some unusual wrinkles, starting with this: You won’t know what you’re getting until you open the to-go bag, its contents a hopefully appetizing mystery."

From NPR News

• World: Indian rescuers free all 41 workers trapped in a mountain tunnel for over 2 weeks

• Politics: Nikki Haley lands endorsement from Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity PAC

• Health: U.S. life expectancy starts to recover after sharp pandemic decline

• Business: 'Sports Illustrated' is accused of posting articles by writers created by AI

• Climate: The developing world needs much more than $100 billion to cope with climate change

• National: It's peak shopping — and shoplifting — season. Cops are stepping up antitheft tactics

• World: This 3-year cruise around the world is called off, leaving passengers in the lurch

• National: Photos: Former first lady Rosalynn Carter honored at memorial service
Kristin Moorehead curated today's edition of The Point.

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