Wednesday, February 24, 2021

State leaders take aim at tech giants

Republicans’ proposal would punish social media companies that target conservatives. BY JIM TURNER NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to set penalties and...

Black coordinators make Super Bowl history with Buccaneers

BY FRED GOODALL AP SPORTS WRITER TAMPA — Diversity matters to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the first team to reach the Super Bowl with a trio...

Man accused of plotting to confront protesters will remain in jail

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A federal magistrate judge on Monday ordered a Tallahassee man accused of plotting to “violently confront” potential protesters at the Florida...

Kissimmee officer fired over Capitol riot posts

ASSOCIATED PRESS KISSIMMEE — A police officer in Florida has been fired for making social media posts supporting the Capitol riot and posting other comments...

Unemployment rate inches down in state

BY JIM TURNER NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s jobless rate dipped 0.2 percentage points in December amid what state officials said is growing economic...

Report: Publix heiress gave $300,000 to Trump rally preceding Capitol riots

BY MONIVETTE CORDEIRO ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS ORLANDO — A Publix heiress contributed about $300,000 to a rally held by former President Donald Trump that preceded the Jan....

Judge wants to see records Broward sheriff’s lawyers want kept private

BY RAFAEL OLMEDA SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL/TNS FORT LAUDERDALE — A Broward County judge on Monday said that she wants to see what Broward Sheriff Gregory...

COVID-19 protections sought for employees

A state report shows that 43% of workers’ compensation claims were denied payment. BY CHRISTINE SEXTON NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – As the Republican-led Legislature moves...

Florida Democratic Party names Marcus Dixon as executive director

COMPILED BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF The Florida Democratic Party (FDP) announced on Monday that  Marcus L. Dixon has been hired as its new executive...

Governor issues warning about disorderly protests at state Capitol

BY JIM TURNER NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Ron DeSantis warned Tuesday that law enforcement “reinforcements” will be on hand if anyone plans to...