Tag: Florida

Several die after a small plane crashes into Florida mobile home

Several die after a small plane crashes into Florida mobile home

Three people, including a pilot, were killed in a plane crash that struck a Clearwater, Florida mobile home on Thursday. The plane crash additionally impacted four other nearby homes, which the residents soon evacuated. The plane (which had a single-engine) had an engine failure that had been reported by the pilot moments before it tragically […]

123 arrested in Florida after 90-day human trafficking sting operation

123 arrested in Florida after 90-day human trafficking sting operation

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office’s Human Trafficking Squad has arrested 123 men over the course of three months in an undercover operation called “Operation Renewed Hope”. “The arrests made by our dedicated Human Trafficking Squad transcend mere statistics. They represent our commitment to protect the innocent and our resolute efforts to safeguard the most vulnerable […]

Hershey sued over ‘misleading’ Reese’s Halloween candy

Hershey sued over ‘misleading’ Reese’s Halloween candy

A Florida woman has sued The Hershey Company for $5 million over the “misleading” packaging of Halloween-themed Reese’s peanut butter candies. The packaging art of Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins depicts the candy with a carved jack-o-lantern face, which does not appear on the physical candy. In the proposed federal class action lawsuit filed on Dec. […]

Florida GOP Chair investigated for sexual battery allegations

Florida GOP Chair investigated for sexual battery allegations

An investigation is underway on the chairman of the Republican Party of Florida Christian Ziegler after an allegation of sexual battery was made against him. The announcement sent a shock wave through the Republican Party. That said, the Florida GOP has refused to comment on the investigation. “The Republican Party of Florida is aware of […]

Ron DeSantis and Gavin Newsom to debate live this Thursday

Ron DeSantis and Gavin Newsom to debate live this Thursday

Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis and California Governor Gavin Newsom are set to debate each other later this week. Hosted by Fox News, DeSantis vs. Newsom: The Great Red vs. Blue State Debate is set to air on Thursday, November 30th at 9 p.m. The 90-minute debate will be moderated by the prime-time pundit Sean […]

Supreme Court rejects Florida’s attempt to reinstate anti-drag law

Supreme Court rejects Florida’s attempt to reinstate anti-drag law

The Supreme Court denied Florida’s request to temporarily enforce a law which would make it a misdemeanor to allow children at drag shows, while restaurant chain Hamburger Mary’s challenges the law in court. Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett indicated that the court was unlikely to grant a full review of the case. Florida […]

Desantis could remove local officials who remove Controversial monuments in new legislation

Desantis could remove local officials who remove Controversial monuments in new legislation

A new legislation in the Florida House could force the protection of monuments honoring soldiers of the Confederate States of America. According to Florida Politics, the new legislation named HB 395 could find local lawmakers and officials who voted to remove controversial memorials and even give Ron DeSantis the power to “remove elected leaders from […]

First ever Florida Man Games to be held in February

First ever Florida Man Games to be held in February

It’s happening folks. Whether you’re in it for the alligator selfies, mullet competition or pool noodle duel, mark your calendars for Feb. 24, 2024: the first ever Florida Man Games. A competition which could very well overshadow the Paris Olympics which will follow in the summer, the Florida Man Games aim to (legally) simulate a […]

Orlando named ‘The Best Foodie City’ for 2023

Orlando named ‘The Best Foodie City’ for 2023

Orlando has secured the No. 1 spot in Wallethub’s 2023 list for the Best Foodie Cities in America. The 182-city ranking considers a wide range of data, compiled into categories of “Affordability” and “Diversity, Accessibility & Quality.” Each was subdivided into metrics such as cost of groceries, restaurant meals and taxation for the Affordability category, […]

South Florida church and bookstore band together to protest book bans

South Florida church and bookstore band together to protest book bans

A Miami-Dade church and bookstore kicked off Banned Books Week with a protest against escalating censorship in public schools. Mitchell Kaplan, owner of indie bookstore chain Books & Books, joined with Coral Gables Congregational Church to organize the Sunday “Walk for Freedom” event. “Reading is all about empathy,” Kaplan told the Miami Herald. “It’s all […]

Florida leads the nation in book banning, with over 1,400 titles removed

Florida leads the nation in book banning, with over 1,400 titles removed

Florida is at the forefront of a nationwide trend in book banning, with over 1,400 titles removed, many addressing subjects like race, racism, and LGBTQ+ characters, as conservative advocacy groups and state legislation set a precedent for other states.

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