1:00 p.m. – NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a tweet that the league will re-air a unity television advertisement Sunday night that it first ran during February’s Super Bowl. The one-minute spot called “Inside These Lines,” will be shown during the Sunday night game between the Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins.
A deaf man from Tampa who claims innocence for his role in a 1981 murder will be back up for parole Tuesday. Felix Garcia, who turns 56 next month, is serving a life sentence in the death of Joseph Tramontana Jr. His case will again go before the Florida Commission on Offender Review, which will consider whether to release him on parole.
Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight is backing James Buchanan in the special election for House District 72, which was vacated by Alex Miller on Sept. 1.
The first sentence of a Reason blog post this week got House Speaker Richard Corcoran’s attention: “Mere hours after Hurricane Irma, Miami-Dade County was ticketing residents for building code violations on their wrecked properties.” The House’s graphics team soon was on the case, producing an infographic based on the story, first reported by WSVN-TV. Corcoran tweeted it with the message: “Revealed: Hours after Hurricane Irma hit, Miami-Dade County issued 857 known notices that could result in fines. Outrageous.” The Reason post had focused on resident Celso Perez,…
To usher in the final weeks of the St. Petersburg mayoral race, incumbent Rick Kriseman is calling in a political heavy hitter — veteran Democratic consultant Omar Khan. Kahn is joining the Kriseman campaign as a senior adviser.
With four days left before voters decide the winner of a heated contest for an open Senate seat in Miami, the Florida Legislative Black Caucus (FLBC) is accusing Gov. Rick Scott of suppressing the vote in District 40. After power was knocked out in large parts of Miami-Dade County, Florida Democrats asked Scott to postpone the Sept. 26 special election between Democrat Annette Taddeo and Republican former state Rep. Jose Felix Diaz. Scott did not take up the request. In…
Ana Ceballos, who was The Associated Press’ legislative session relief reporter in Florida this year, is joining the lineup of writers for Extensive Enterprises Media, publisher Peter Schorsch announced Friday. Ceballos—whose stint included writing about immigration, the environment, criminal justice and social welfare for the AP—will join Capitol correspondent Jim Rosica in state politics and government coverage from Tallahassee. Michael Moline continues to cover the insurance industry for the organization.