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Sarasota Memorial Celebrates Major Milestone for Robotic Surgery Program

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System recently celebrated a medical milestone for surgery utilizing da Vinci robots at its Sarasota, Florida campus.

Winners of Florida Python Challenge Celebrated by Lt. Governor Nuñez

Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez announced winners of 2023 Florida Python Challenge, and the $10,000 prize for removing Burmese pythons.

Gov. DeSantis Recruits Illinois Law Enforcement with Bonus Program

Governor Ron DeSantis launched billboards in greater Chicago area, where crime rates are soaring, to recruit law enforcement officers to Florida.

Governor Appoints Nine to Florida Sports Foundation Board of Directors

Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of nine members to the Florida Sports Foundation Board of Directors.

Lauderhill Transit Center Attains Coveted LEEDv4 Transit Station Gold Certification

The Lauderhill Transit Center recently celebrated its achievement of the prestigious LEEDv4 Transit Station Gold certification.

Governor DeSantis Appoints Four to Florida Defense Support Task Force

Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of three new members and the reappointment of one to the Florida Defense Support Task Force.

Fort Myers Man Pleads Guilty To Murder-For-Hire

A Fort Myers man pleaded guilty to conspiracy and interstate murder-for-hire resulting in death.

Here’s How Much Debris FDOT Picks Up in Two Weeks Following Hurricane Idalia

Florida Governor DeSantis highlighted state efforts of clearing debris from roads to expedite hurricane recovery, including how much debris cleared by FDOT.

USDA Disaster Declaration Requested for Florida Farmers Impacted by Hurricane Idalia

Governor requested a U.S. Department of Agriculture Disaster Declaration to support Florida’s farmers who were impacted by Hurricane Idalia.

Governor DeSantis Requests Federal Fisheries Disaster Declaration

Governor Ron DeSantis requests U.S. Secretary of Commerce issue a federal fisheries disaster declaration to help fishing industry in Big Bend area rebuild.

Florida Retail Theft Ring Shut Down by Attorney General’s Taskforce

Florida Attorney General announced another shutdown of a multimillion-dollar theft ring stealing from The Home Depot.

Florida’s First ‘Guntry’ Club Opened in Fort Lauderdale

South Florida now has its first "Guntry Club" shooting facility with a new private gun club in Fort Lauderdale.

Governor DeSantis Directs $1.1M for Campus Security, Shooting Victims’ Families

Governor Ron DeSantis vehemently condemned the racially-motivated murders in Jacksonville near Edward Waters University and announced initial assistance.

Attorney General Moody Gives Back the Blue Award to Florida Coffee Company

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody presented a Back the Blue Award to a locally-owned coffee producer in Pensacola for supporting law enforcement.

Governor Appoints Four to Florida Scholars Academy Board of Trustees

Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of three members to the Florida Scholars Academy Board of Trustees.

Bipartisan Congressional Coalition Urges Response to Florida Coral Bleaching

A bipartisan group of Florida members of Congress urged a response to recent Florida Reef coral bleaching.

Governor DeSantis Extends Record Gulf Recreational Red Snapper Season

Governor Ron DeSantis announced Florida is extending the already record 2023 recreational Gulf red snapper season by 17 days.

215K+ Pounds of Trash and Debris Removed from Florida Beaches

Seagram's Escapes partnered with Keep Florida Beautiful on clean-up efforts across southwest Florida shorelines, removing 215K lbs. of trash and debris.

Anheuser-Busch Delivers Emergency Drinking Water to Florida Fire Departments

Anheuser-Busch teamed up with National Volunteer Fire Council to donate emergency drinking water to local fire departments, including four in Florida.

Spirit Airlines, Wayman Aviation Academy Create South Florida Partnership

Wayman Aviation Academy, one of the newest aviation colleges in Florida, announced a partnership with Spirit Airlines.

Florida Attorney Charged in Fraudulent Charitable Contribution Tax Scheme

A federal grand jury in Fort Lauderdale returned a 34-count indictment charging a Florida attorney with organizing and selling an illegal tax shelter.

Christian Foundation Pays $250K for Controlled Substances Act Violations

The Christian & Missionary Alliance Foundation has agreed to pay $250,000 to resolve allegations of violations of the Controlled Substances Act.

Former Jacksonville Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty to COVID Relief Fraud

The U.S. Attorney announced that a former Jacksonville correctional officer pleaded guilty to COVID Relief Fraud through the Paycheck Protection Program.

Two Members of Caribbean Arms Trafficking Ring Sentenced to Prison

Two members of a Caribbean arms trafficking ring, one from Florida, have been sentenced to prison for conspiring to smuggle goods from the United States.

AIA Florida Presents 2023 Design and Honor Awards Recipients

The Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects presented the recipients of the 2023 Design and Honors Award.

U.S. Senator Demands HUD Respond to Housing Neglect at Jacksonville Apartments

Florida Senator Marco Rubio received reports of hazardous living conditions at Monaco Arms Apartments in Jacksonville and asked HUD to investigate.

Start of the 2023 Florida Python Challenge

Governor Ron DeSantis highlighted the start of the 2023 Florida Python Challenge, which will run for 10 days.

Hurricane-Resistant Homes, Sustainable Construction Unveiled in Florida

A Florida company recently announced its cutting-edge initiative: hurricane-resistant homes and sustainable construction.

Court Finds State of Florida Violates the Americans with Disabilities Act

U.S. District Court for Southern District of Florida ruled the state violates ADA and rights of children with complex medical needs.

Sunburn Cannabis Opens Jacksonville Location in Mandarin Neighborhood

Sunburn Cannabis recently opened its newest dispensary in the Mandarin neighborhood of Jacksonville.