Florida invasive species battle continues as FWC bans “high-risk” reptiles from commercial breeding and pet ownership

Green Iguana – Courtesy: Image by Scottslm from Pixabay In a unanimous vote Thursday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted on a new set of rules that would ban the commercial breeding practice and ownership of 16 “high-risk” reptiles in the state. The rule would allow current high-risk reptile owners to keep the

Pinellas County officials say the city of Oldsmar faced attempted water supply poisoning

Water testing – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image By Irina Kozorog Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said a team of local and federal officials is investigating an attempt to taint the city of Oldsmar’s water supply last week Friday. According to Gualtieri, someone attempted a cybersecurity attack on the city of Oldsmar’s water supply by remotely accessing

Craving the holiday spirit? Check out these 6 spots in Central Florida to see Christmas Lights

Christmas decorations Courtesy: Image by Pawel Grzegorz from Pixabay While this year hasn’t made it easy to go out, explore, and hang out in large groups during the Yuletide season, it has presented businesses with creative ways to still bring holiday cheer for those that are healthy and willing to go out and see holiday

High-Speed Train To Disney From Miami Could Soon Be A Reality For South Florida

MIAMI, FL/USA – JULY 14, 2018: Brightline is a high-speed train service between West Palm Beach, Florida and Miami. This is the West Palm Beach, station. Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo By Thomas Barrat On Monday, Miami-based high-speed rail service Brightline and Walt Disney World Resort announced initial agreement plans to construct a train station at the

President Trump becomes the first POTUS to cast in-person vote in Florida

Courtesy:  Evan El-Amin– Shutterstock- WILKES-BARRE, PA – AUGUST 2, 2018: President Donald Trump with a serious look as he delivers a speech at a campaign rally held at the Mohegan Sun Arena. On Saturday morning, President Donald Trump became the first sitting president in history to cast a vote in the Sunshine State. After staying

Walt Disney World to Layoff 28,000 Employees Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Image by Eduardo Romero from Pixabay  The Walt Disney Company announced it will lay off about 28,000 workers at two theme parks, including Disney World in Orlando. The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) said Florida has lost 76,746 hotel jobs since March. This accounts for 40 percent of the state’s hotel workforce. Disney World

Florida College Student’s Right to Party Defended by DeSantis as He Approves Phase 3 Reopening

Governor-elect Ron DeSantis speaking with attendees at the 2018 Student Action Summit hosted by Turning Point USA at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. Photo and Caption: Gage Skidmore | Flickr Florida governor Ron DeSantis has been busy. He made an announcement Thursday that the state will preempt local

South Florida Automotive Icon Rick Case Dies at 77

Photo by Rick Case via www.news5cleveland.com South Florida automotive pioneer Rick Case has died from an aggressive form of cancer at the age of 77. Case passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by family members, a spokeswoman for the family said. Case passed away on Monday, September 21. Rick Case was originally from Akron,

Judge Renatha Francis No Longer Eligible to Be New Supreme Court Justice

Gonznumber16 | WikiCommons The Supreme Court of Florida has ordered DeSantis to pick someone else to be Supreme Court Justice. Palm Beach circuit judge Rentha Francis has been deemed not eligible by the Florida Supreme Court. The unanimous ruling said because the state constitution requires 10-year membership in the Florida Bar to be named to

Trump Extends OffShore Drilling Ban in Florida

Seascape with extraction platform. Photo and Caption: Jesus Keller/Shutterstock.com President Trump has just extended a drilling ban for the Gulf of Mexico for 10 years. The announcement was made on Tuesday, September 8 at a campaign stop in Jupiter after speaking on the environment at Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum. The memorandum the President signed