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Florida House advances controversial bill to dissolve police citizen review boards

Listen: House Speaker Paul Renner has promised to end citizen police review boards. The bill to do that is now moving forward in the State House. Renner made the pledge during opening remarks on Tuesday....

Bills in the Florida Legislature would shield the names of police officers who say they are crime victims

The proposals would create a public-records exemption — including for police officers who say they are crime victims.

Activists plan march at Palmetto police department over alleged brutality leading to death

Activist groups are planning a press conference and march at the Palmetto Police Department after they claim a man was brutalized by police.
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The Scoop: Thurs., December 21, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Decertification process begins for large teachers’ union Florida’s largest teachers union has failed to meet the conditions of a new state law requiring that a supermajority of members pay dues. This set in motion its decertification...
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The Scoop: Thurs., December 14, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Affordable housing is top concern St. Pete residents were able to weigh in on how $50 million in funding associated with the Historic Gas Plant District redevelopment should be spent. Affordable housing was the top concern...
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The Scoop: Tues., December 12, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Controversial Miami Wilds project A federal judge ruled that the National Park Service violated two federal laws when it decided to release land to Miami-Dade County for the controversial Miami Wilds project.   Driskell raises...
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The Scoop: Fri., December 8, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Police officer arrested A St. Petersburg Police Officer, Christian Collins, has been arrested and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery. He will undergo an internal investigation through the Office of Professional Standards.   Attempt to let...
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Tampa 5 protestors talk about nationwide support, free speech in Florida and more

July selection starts on Dec. 12 in the trial of the Tampa 5 protesters, five women facing a mix of misdemeanor and felony charges including disrupting a school or campus function and resisting an officer...
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The Scoop: Fri., December 1, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Florida GOP chair is subject of rape investigation The chair of Florida’s Republican Party, Christian Ziegler, is the subject of a rape investigation. A heavily redacted incident report from the Sarasota Police Department has several...
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Florida Supreme Court says ‘Marsy’s Law’ does not shield cops’ names

A 2018 constitutional amendment to bolster victims’ rights “does not explicitly” shield the identities of police officers from disclosure.
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The Scoop: Fri., November 17, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

School threats A 16-year-old is facing charges after making school threats on the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Instagram page. The teen had claimed he would bomb every school in the county tomorrow. Deputies searched the home,...

Anti-Gun Violence with Survivors and Advocates

Anti-gun violence survivors and advocates discuss the pervasiveness of gun violence, what is the current state of the laws, and what we can hope to do to curb the tragedies experienced by gun violence survivors....

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