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Florida woman’s maternity photo with baby gator, beer, shotgun

SOURCE: A Tampa woman’s maternity photos are catching attention online for their unique tribute to the Sunshine state. Lindsey Tuttle and her husband, Jonathan, stood in front of a Florida flag cradling a baby gator, beside a six pack of Bud Light and a shotgun.  The photo ‘Florida Man’, posted Feb. 2, has been shared and liked hundreds of times, according to News 6 sister station… Keep Reading

Cat frozen in snow brought back to life by vets

SOURCE: KALISPELL, Mont. – They say cats have nine lives. That’s certainly true for this cat in Montana.  Fluffy the cat was found frozen and unresponsive in a snowbank by its owner near their Montana home.  Vets at the Animal Clinic of Kalispell brought the cat back to life using warm water, warming blankets and heating pads. … Keep Reading

Shark fishing from beach to be restricted in Florida

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel Florida plans a crackdown on shark fishing from the beach, a controversial practice that yields hair-raising videos of writhing 12-foot hammerheads being hauled ashore. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will vote Feb. 20 on proposals to restrict the practice, in a plan intended to protect sharks and swimmers. Sharks, particularly great… Keep Reading

Florida official resigns after being fined for licking man’s face

SOURCE: MADEIRA BEACH, Fla. – A city commissioner in Florida has resigned after the state ethics commission fined her over accusations that she sexually harassed a former city official by licking his face and groping him. Madeira Beach City Commissioner Nancy Oakley handed in her resignation Tuesday The Tampa Bay Times reports that in her resignation letter, Oakley says… Keep Reading

Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to give teachers a $9,000 bonus

SOURCE: TAMPA, Fla. – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to give nearly 45,000 teachers a bonus of more than $9,000 in the coming year. DeSantis on Thursday visited a Hillsborough County high school where he announced plans to help the state recruit and retain teachers. He wants the Florida Legislature to set aside $422 million for the program, which… Keep Reading

Bill would force Florida police to cooperate with ICE in detaining undocumented immigrants

SOURCE: Orlando Weekly A new bill would force local law enforcement agencies in Florida to cooperate with federal immigration authorities in detaining undocumented immigrants.  SB 168, filed by state Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, demands that all state agencies, municipal governments and police departments not only comply with federal immigration law but also work with agencies… Keep Reading

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