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Florida grand jury calls for immigration law changes

- A statewide grand jury this week called for the Legislature to expand a law targeting people who smuggle undocumented immigrants into the state. The grand jury, impaneled at the request of Gov. Ron DeSantis, issued a presentment that described smuggling of undocumented immigrants as an "escalating threat." "(We) have...
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45 signs you’ve become a real Floridian

Maybe it was waking up to an alligator in the driveway or throwing that first hurricane party. Learning to tolerate the swampy humidity. Accepting the perpetual sandal-strap tan on your feet. Every person who moves to this state experiences it: a moment where they realize they finally feel like a...
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Saboteur Iguana Causes Mass Power Outage, Then Dies

The war between Floridians and invasive iguanas continues. And unfortunately for the Floridians, their reptilian nemeses are willing to lay it all on the line — literally. As local newspaper Sun Sentinel reports, a rogue iguana became a martyr for its own cause when it climbed onto a power grid's transformer, triggering a mass power outage that impacted roughly 1,400 customers in Palm Beach.
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The Best Free Places to See Christmas Lights in Florida, According to Travel Websites

With inflation and the prices of many items rising, the Christmas holidays can feel very expensive, and people may be looking for free ways to enjoy a holiday-themed outing. A low-stress, inexpensive, and wholesome way that many people celebrate the holidays is to load up the car and take in some beautiful, twinkling Christmas lights. If you're with family, this is a great way to spend time together. if you're alone, you can turn on some Christmas music and enjoy a relaxing sensory experience.
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Topeka Grand Jury indicts Kansas woman for running mail order pharmacy

TOPEKA (KSNT) -Three Florida residents and one Kansas resident have been charged with a scheme to defraud Medicare. A federal grand jury in Topeka indicted the Kansas woman and three Floridians for attempting to establish a fraudulent mail-order pharmacy. Court documents identified the four as Fawn J. Licking, 42, of Lawrence, Steven Churchhill, 36, of […]
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Florida lawmaker resigns amid fraud charges

The Florida lawmaker who sponsored the controversial law critics call "Don't Say Gay" resigned on Thursday, one day after authorities announced his indictment on charges of defrauding a federal coronavirus loan program for small businesses. Rep. Joe Harding, a 35-year-old Republican, sent a resignation letter to House Speaker Paul Renner...
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