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Parkland commission pushes expansion of program to arm school staffers

Commissioners weighed the idea of sending guardians to train elsewhere in cases where a sheriff declines to participate in the program. | Jason Connolly/AFP/Gety Images TALLAHASSEE — County sheriffs shouldn’t stand in the way of school boards that want to arm school staffers, including teachers, the commission investigating the Parkland shooting said on Thursday. Commissioners, […]

Florida High Wrestling Hosts Cam Brown Seminole Classic

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) – Last year, the Florida High wrestling program changed the name of their annual tournament to the Cam Brown Seminole Classic in honor of former athlete Cam Brown, who passed away from cancer in 2017. Cam wanted to be remembered, and this tournament is the perfect way to do that. This year’s […]

Newly-elected Florida official promises audit of gun program

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s newly elected agriculture commissioner is vowing to conduct a "deep dive" into the state’s concealed weapons permit program once she is sworn into office. Nikki Fried, who appeared on south Florida news programs on Sunday, said she has already begun talking about possible changes to the program with employees in […]

Hilton Grand Vacations suspends employee after racist post targeting Florida State football coach Willie Taggart

Florida State Football Head Coach Willie Taggart. (Conboy, Chloe) TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL/RNN) – A member of the staff at Hilton Grand Vacations has been suspended after creating and sharing a post depicting Florida State head football coach Willie Taggart getting lynched. “Our concern regarding this situation is a top priority. The team member responsible has […]

Florida Legislature elects new leaders

TALLAHASSEE – The new-look Florida Legislature formally elected new leaders – Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, and House Speaker Jose Oliva, R-Miami – and swore-in new members Tuesday as the state Capitol began a transformation following this month’s elections. Democrats made only modest gains in the state House and Senate and remain a distant minority […]

San Diego arson targets housing justice group

IN WHAT authorities have confirmed was an arson attack, the San Diego office of the community organization Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) was burned down early in the early morning hours of Saturday, November 10. Thankfully, because the attack happened after hours, no one was hurt. ACCE is a statewide, multiracial, working-class membership […]

Tallahassee gunman fired as substitute teacher for watching porn

The former substitute teacher was fired for watching porn and inappropriately touching a female student. TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL/RNN) – The man who killed two women when he opened fire inside a yoga studio was let go as a substitute teacher in Leon County after watching pornography while in class, school officials said. “Records indicate that […]

Credit Suisse third-quarter profit jumps 74 percent but misses estimates on market volatility

Credit Suisse reported lower-than-expected net income results for the third quarter of the year, after a challenging summer and increased volatility in emerging markets. Net income stood at 424 million Swiss francs, a 74 percent increase from a year ago. However, the numbers missed analysts’ forecast of 449 million Swiss francs, according to data from […]

More housing aid coming to Floridians impacted by Hurricane Michael

Source: MGN Online / Photo: U.S. Air Force Bell, Autumn TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – Florida officials are helping families displaced by Hurricane Michael find affordable rental housing. Governor Rick Scott announced Wednesday that the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) is helping families displaced by Hurricane Michael find affordable rental housing through Socialserve. Florida residents […]

Florida’s economy is a top issue in campaign for governor

Citizens living at the financial margins are among the voters Democrat Andrew Gillum hopes to attract. TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s economy has swiftly emerged as a battleground in this fall’s campaigns, with Republicans warning that the election of Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum would derail the state’s jobs expansion. But Gillum’s call for hiking the minimum […]