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Lynn Cobb, trusted adviser to legislative leaders, killed in crash

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Lynn Cobb, a veteran adviser to a succession of Florida House speakers, died Friday evening in a two-car crash in Woodville, south of Tallahassee. Cobb was pronounced dead at the scene after her SUV was hit head-on by another vehicle that had been “swerving in and out of traffic, passing other cars” on the two-lane highway, WCTV6 Tallahassee reported, citing a Florida Highway Patrol report. Cobb, 74, was to serve under Richard Corcoran when he assumes the speakership following next week’s elections. Outgoing Speaker Steve…

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Rev. Manuel Sykes sues elderly widow over traffic accident

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Rev. Manuel Sykes, former president of the St. Petersburg NAACP, filed a lawsuit against an 86-year old widow based on a traffic accident that occurred on November 10, 2015. Sykes sites “serious bodily injury and resulting pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, expenses of hospitalization, of medical and nursing care and treatment, loss of earnings and ability to earn a living.” The accident occurred on 54th Avenue South. Sykes was driving…

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