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Correction on Nancy Smith's Cary Pigman Column

The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Department did no special favors for Rep. Cary Pigman, R-Avon Park, during his March 24 DUI arrest, Sheriff's Information Officer Bryan Beaty said Tuesday.

Adam Putnam to Speak at RPOF Quarterly Meeting in Tampa

Adam PutnamThe Republican Party of Florida will host its spring quarterly meeting in Tampa this weekend.

SFWMD to Facebook Live Weigh-In of 50th Python Eliminated

If you're interested in the progress of the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board's Python Elimination Program, you'll have the chance to see the official weigh-in of the 50th Burmese Python eliminated in real time.

Serena Williams Is 20 Weeks Pregnant

Palm Beach Gardens' Serena Williams, No. 1 woman professional tennis player in the world, is 20 weeks pregnant with her first child.

Former UF and Patriots' Star Tight End Aaron Hernandez Hangs Himself in His Prison Cell

Aaron Hernandez, former star tight end with the University of Florida and New England Patriots, who was convicted of first-degree murder in 2015, hanged himself early Wednesday in his prison cell where he was serving a life sentence without chance of parole for a 2015 murder.

According to numerous media outlets, Hernandez was discovered in his cell by corrections officers at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Mass., around 3 a.m., the Massachusetts Department of Correction said in a statement.

Artiles to Apologize on the Senate Floor for Racial Slur, Defamatory Remarks

Some lawmakers are calling for Sen. Frank Artiles, R-Miami, to resign after he launched into an alcohol-fueled tirade Monday night in the bar of the members-only Governor's Club.

Four Okeechobee Locks to Close When Lake Level Falls Below 12 Feet

Boaters navigating to and from Lake Okeechobee, pay special attention: The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will soon close four navigation locks on the north shore for safety reasons. 

DuBose Files to Run for Democrats' 2020 Florida Speaker

Bobby B. DuBose, D-Fort Lauderdale, formally filed his intention Wednesday to run for speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, or party majority leader, for the 2020-2022 term.

EAA Farmers' $100,000 Donation to Palm Beach College Will Help Train Mechanics

Palm Beach State College (PBSC) on Tuesday received a nearly $100,000 donation from Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) business partners. 

Florida Constitution Revision Commission Announces Statewide Public Hearings

The Florida Constitution Revision Commission will hold six public hearings across the state over the next month, according to a press release sent Tuesday.




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