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Florida voters to decide on gradually raising minimum wage to $15

SOURCE: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (The News Service of Florida) — Voters will decide in November whether to gradually raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, after the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously approved a ballot proposal. The proposed constitutional amendment, spearheaded by Orlando attorney John Morgan, had received enough petition signatures to… Keep Reading

Girl, 15, struck, killed by school bus in Florida

SOURCE: A 15-year-old girl has died after being struck by a school bus near West Palm Beach, sheriff’s officials said. Palm Beach County sheriff’s officials said the crash happened about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. The girl was taken to a hospital, where she died, deputies said. Her name has not been released. CONTINUE READING Keep Reading

Man sought after horse slaughtered for meat in Florida

SOURCE: ORLANDO, Fla. – Manatee County deputies have released a new clue in a gruesome case of animal cruelty after a horse was found slaughtered earlier this month. Investigators over the weekend released surveillance photos of a man wanted for questioning in connection with the Dec. 1 case. The photos were released days after officials… Keep Reading

Teen Dies After Contracting Mono — How Deadly Is the Disease?

SOURCE: A Florida teen reportedly died from contracting monocucleosis, according to her family. Ariana Rae Delfs, 17, started feeling sick three weeks ago, but doctors could not figure out what was wrong until she started getting worse, her family told CBS47.  “One evening, not too long ago, she started throwing up just constantly. We got very nervous, so the… Keep Reading

Good riddance! Hurricane season comes to an end

SOURCE: ORLANDO, Fla. – One name will be remembered above all this hurricane season. Dorian. Dorian devastated the northern Bahama Islands in early September making landfall as a Category 5. Dorian eventually brought wind and rain to the East Coast of Florida, but Dorian’s biggest impacts remained offshore. Dorian’s disorganized center early in its life and slow-moving… Keep Reading

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