Plans for racy ‘adult’ circus get canned in Florida town

Plans for racy ‘adult’ circus get canned in Florida town

Neighbors in the small Florida town expressed concern over the gorey circus. THOMAS BENDER/HERALD-TRIBUNE/USA TODAY NETWORK/Sipa USA The culture wars have officially entered the big top. A Florida county unanimously told an “R-rated” circus to pack up its tent this week, with some locals arguing that it would have brought “filth” to their small town.…

Ron DeSantis Bullied the Special Olympics Into Dropping Its Vaccine Requirement

Ron DeSantis Bullied the Special Olympics Into Dropping Its Vaccine Requirement

Florida Gov. Ron Desantis and his administration have used their authority to essentially punish organizations he deems to be insufficiently conservative. One of their latest targets is the Special Olympics. Jay O’Brien of ABC News reported on Friday that the governor threatened to levy an eight-figure fine against the Special Olympics if it didn’t drop…

Florida Congressman Fires Back at Sheila Jackson Lee: ‘I’m at My House

Florida Congressman Fires Back at Sheila Jackson Lee: ‘I’m at My House

Rep. Greg Steube (R-Fla.) demonstrated the pitfalls of the “Protect Our Kids” gun control bill put forth by Democrats, which made his colleague Rep. Sheila Jackson (D-Texas) a bit nervous during a House Judiciary Committee meeting on Thursday. During Steube’s virtual attendance at the hearing, he showed how his handgun would essentially be banned under…

Special Olympics drops COVID vaccine mandate after Florida threatens $27.5M fine

Special Olympics drops COVID vaccine mandate after Florida threatens $27.5M fine

Florida threatened to fine Special Olympics International $27.5 million for requiring 5,500 participants at the USA Games in Orlando to be vaccinated against COVID, prompting the organization to drop the mandate.“There needs to be a choice in this regard,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said at an event in Orlando surrounded by a cheering crowd that included…

Parts of Florida are under a tropical storm warning

Parts of Florida are under a tropical storm warning

This graphic shows the probable path of the storm. National Weather Service hide caption toggle caption National Weather Service This graphic shows the probable path of the storm. National Weather Service As the Atlantic hurricane season gets underway, the National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning for parts of Florida, including Miami, Fort…

Illinois mom killed, 2 kids hurt parasailing in Florida Keys

Illinois mom killed, 2 kids hurt parasailing in Florida Keys

National “All of the sudden, the temperature dropped by 10 degrees and the wind started blowing like crazy.” By Associated Press June 2, 2022 PIGEON KEY, Fla. (AP) — A woman from Illinois was killed and two young children were injured when a sudden storm prompted a boat captain to cut loose their parasail, which…

Alligator kills Florida man retrieving Frisbees in lake, officials say

Alligator kills Florida man retrieving Frisbees in lake, officials say

National The 47-year-old was not the first to be attacked while searching for Frisbees. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer stands by a lake in John S. Taylor Park, where a man was found dead Tuesday, May 31, in Largo, Florida. Martha Asencio-Rhine/Tampa Bay Times via AP By Alex Traub, New York Times…

Florida Man Hit in Groin With Rubber Bullet By Police After Standoff

Florida Man Hit in Groin With Rubber Bullet By Police After Standoff

Footage released by police in Florida shows an alleged drunken gunman brought down by a police rubber bullet to his crotch.Mark Francioni, 51, surrendered after a seven-hour standoff with police, who say he was holding his partner at gunpoint in Palm Coast on May 26.When Francioni finally emerged after his front door was battered down…

Florida Supreme Court won’t block DeSantis redistricting map before midterms

Florida Supreme Court won’t block DeSantis redistricting map before midterms

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday declined to block the state’s new congressional map that’s backed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.State of play: DeSantis’ redistricting map is slated to stay intact ahead of the 2022 midterms. A Circuit Court previously struck down parts of it, saying “it diminishes African Americans’ ability to elect the representatives…