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Florida lawmakers react to Trump attack on Saturday

Florida lawmakers are speaking out against the attack on the former President on Saturday when a gunman took aim at Trump and pierced his right ear, leaving one person dead and two seriously wounded.  Democratic...

Woman dies while working at a Polk County Mosaic plant

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is still investigating a death that occurred at the Mosaic phosphate plant in the Bradley area south of Mulberry. 29-year-old Jameka Williams was a process operator for the company...
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U.S. House votes down resolution to hold Garland in contempt

The U.S. House voted down the resolution to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt Thursday. U.S. Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, who represents part of Pinellas County, debated the resolution on the House floor Wednesday....
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Water restrictions for Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco extended

Despite recent rains, the Tampa Bay region continues to experience drier-than-normal conditions.  And now people will have restrictions on watering their lawns for a little longer. The Southwest Florida Water Management District placed a once-a-week...
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GOP lawmakers want to invoke inherent contempt. Here’s what it means.

The U.S. House approved a measure finding Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt last month for not releasing tapes of Special Counsel Robert Hur’s interview with the president. But now, U.S. Rep. Anna Paulina Luna...
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Florida Aquarium releases eight rehabilitated sea turtles into Atlantic

The Florida Aquarium released eight sea turtles into the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday.  The juvenile green sea turtles spent the last three months in intensive care at the aquarium’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center in Apollo...
Congressional Candidate Anna Paulina Luna speaks to Trump supporters at rally in Tampa.

Anna Paulina Luna tells Merrick Garland to hand over Biden’s tapes or else

U.S. Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-Pinellas) wants Attorney General Merrick Garland to be held in contempt for not responding to a subpoena.  Earlier this year, the House Committee on Oversight and Availability subpoenaed Garland for...
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New poll says many people oppose pro-Palestinian encampments

A recent poll by the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression, or FIRE, found many Americans strongly disagree with the pro-Palestine encampments and protests happening on college campuses nationwide.  Around 1,300 people were asked 10...
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Abortion rights activists say reproductive healthcare is at risk

Today marks the second anniversary of the landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that overturned Roe v. Wade. The high court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization took away the constitutional right...
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Tampa leaders seek community’s help in curbing gun violence

On Monday, a New Tampa man was gunned down and another was found dead from a gunshot wound in Tampa.  On Tuesday, a woman was shot and killed in her apartment hallway in St. Petersburg. ...

The Scoop: Tues. June 18th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

One recent veto by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was for a proposed amphitheater in Tampa’s historic Perry Harvey Senior Park.
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ACLU argues in federal court to keep injunction for Stop W.O.K.E. Act

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the state over a 2022 law Gov. Ron DeSantis dubbed the Stop W.O.K.E. Act. It restricts how race-related concepts are taught in higher education. A judge placed an...

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