Florida legislator, who sponsored ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law, resigns amid federal fraud charges

TALLAHASSEE — A Republican Florida lawmaker, who authored the controversial law dubbed “Don’t Say Gay,” resigned Thursday, the day after he was indicted for defrauding the federal coronavirus loan program for small businesses. In a lengthy post on Facebook on Thursday, state Rep. Joe Harding, R-Williston, said he was immediately resigning from his House seat and talked about his work representing his constituents. He declined … Continue reading Florida legislator, who sponsored ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law, resigns amid federal fraud charges

Body found in Florida identified as missing woman believed to have been killed by her husband

The body of a missing Florida woman who is believed to have been killed by her husband was found in a wooded area of Miami-Dade County, police confirmed Tuesday night. Police identified the remains as belonging to Broward County woman Mimose Dulcio, 39,  after the body was discovered last Wednesday in the 5500 block of Northwest 204th Street, The Miami Herald reported. Dulcio’s husband, 36-year-old Jose … Continue reading Body found in Florida identified as missing woman believed to have been killed by her husband

Hurricane Ian Is Blamed for Deadly Bacterial Infections in Florida

(NewTimes.com) An estimated seven people have died from Vibrio vulnificus. The infection can lead to necrotizing fasciitis, when the tissue around a wound dies, sometimes referred to as “flesh-eating bacteria.” When Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwestern Florida late last month, officials urged residents to avoid wading in storm waters, which they warned could be contaminated with dangerous chemicals and bacteria. But avoiding the water … Continue reading Hurricane Ian Is Blamed for Deadly Bacterial Infections in Florida

Dads shot each other’s daughters in Florida road-rage gunfight: cops

Two “crazy” dads have been charged with attempted murder after allegedly opening fire and hitting each other’s daughters in a terrifying road-rage gun battle in Florida, authorities said. Strangers William Hale, 35, and Frank Allison, 43, shot at each other’s vehicles with semi-automatic handguns during a high-speed “cat and mouse” chase late Saturday — and were finally busted when they got out and started brawling … Continue reading Dads shot each other’s daughters in Florida road-rage gunfight: cops

Hurricane Ian death toll expected to surpass 50 as rescuers search door-to-door for survivors

The tragic death toll from Hurricane Ian’s historic assault on Florida is expected to soon surpass 50, officials said late Saturday morning. Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno, who oversees flood-ravaged Fort Myers, said the number of confirmed deaths reached 35 in his jurisdiction alone. With assistance pouring in from around the state and country, Marceno said more than 600 stranded survivors were rescued from their homes so far. … Continue reading Hurricane Ian death toll expected to surpass 50 as rescuers search door-to-door for survivors