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State Lawmakers beat the deadline given to them by Governor Ron DeSantis Wednesday and sent him a bill that would allow patients to smoke medical marijuana.
On today’s program, we looked at the environmental battle over single-use plastics in the Sunshine State with Holly Parker Curry, Florida regional manager with the Surfrider Foundation, and Samantha Padgett, general counsel with the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. We also got an update on Hurricane Michael recovery efforts as the Panhandle prepares for spring break from Jessica Foster with WJHG-TV in Panama City.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released a ballistic report on bullets recovered from the Pulse nightclub shooting. WMFE is still examining the report, and more information will be released as it is gathered.
In prepared remarks, the president’s former lawyer calls him “a racist” and “a conman,” while apologizing for previously lying to Congress. House Republicans are expected to attack Cohen in response.
From Sanctuary Cities to a bid to bring the headquarters of President Donald Trump’s Space Force to Florida, here’s a summary of what you’ll hear in this week’s Roundup.
University of Central Florida President Dale Whittaker has resigned. Whittaker is the latest high-profile employee to lose their job over the misspending of more than $38 million dollars to replace Trevor Colbourn Hall.
This week, we devoted the full program to the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The incident, which took place on February 14, 2018, helped spark a national youth protest movement to stop gun violence in America. In the last year, March for Our Lives has attracted more than 1 million protesters to rallies across the country. The movement has also turned its focus to voter registration and turnout, resulting in more young people voting, more gun control advocates getting elected to Congress, and a background check bill that’s moving through the U.S. House of Representatives. Here in Florida, one of the most gun-friendly states in the union, a law …
Officers shot no club-goers as they pursued the Pulse gunman, according to a review unveiled Wednesday of law enforcement gunfire during the mass shooting that left 49 dead. The review conducted by State Attorney Aramis Ayala’s office found 14 officers fired more than 180 shots during five exchanges with the gunman.
The state attorney’s office has concluded a six-month investigation into the Pulse nightclub shooting, concluding no civilians were shot by law enforcement. The state attorney used the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s ballistic report, as well as witness accounts, video evidence and 911 calls.
In the year since the tragedy in Parkland, police departments across the state have adjusted their policing strategies to address threats of violence in the community. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, which was passed the Florida legislature weeks after the shooting, mandated a number of changes, including putting more police in schools and engaging with troubled individuals.