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Cocaine seizures, fatal overdoses on the rise in Florida

Friday 20:56 GMT

Cocaine, largely responsible for the Miami drug wars and a sharp rise in crime in the 1970s and 80s, is on the rise in Florida — stumping federal officials who spent decades and billions working to dismantle violent criminal enterprises.

"Deaths from the production of cocaine continue to see a rise, with more people dying from it than any other illegal drug across Florida," said Justin Miller, intelligence chief for the DEA’s Miami field division.

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Source: The Guradian

Florida is drowning. Condos are still being built. Can't humans see the writing on the wall?

Today 08:04 GMT

It is about taking responsibility for human action, helping frontline communities solve a complicated economic and cultural challenge, and doing what we can to help species whose survival is imperiled by our lack of foresight.

People tend to respond to immediate threats and financial consequences – and Florida’s coastal real estate may be on the cusp of delivering that harsh wake-up call. I stood behind a worn shopping center outside of Crystal Springs, Florida, looking for the refuge where a hundred manatees were gathered for winter.

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Source: The Guradian

Florida Georgia Line: Can't Say I Ain't Country review – bro diddly-squat

Today 06:59 GMT

They’re much more comfortable with Y’all Boys’ unashamed homage to home-made alcohol, southern drawlin’, huntin’ and the inevitable “pretty girl”, but there are plenty of reasons to just say no to bro.

Bro country acts have been spoofed by Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye and FGL themselves dubbed it “douchebag music”, which didn’t stop the duo’s Nelly-remixed Cruise becoming the biggest-selling digital country single ever.

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Gutfeld on hiring combat vets to defend schools

Friday 16:21 GMT

The school's protected by the best defenders on Earth, and those vets have jobs that contribute to the safety of society.

According to Principal Bill Jones, any armed intruder entering the Manatee School for the Arts campus posing a threat to students would be "shot and killed." Jones says: “If someone walks in shooting, somebody walks in with a weapon threatening kids, we're not, we’re not going to fool around.

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One year later, Parkland families still trying to heal: ‘I have to fight to get through the day’

Friday 15:26 GMT

In Washington, several U.S. Senators, including both of Florida’s, introduced a new bill called the Eagles Act, which would help fund programs for school districts nationwide to better identify threats and intervene, before mass murder happens.

The group gathered at the flower-bed memorial for the victims, right at the edge of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. At 10:17 a.m., there was a hushed silence and all thoughts focused on the 17 students and staff slaughtered inside the freshman building on this day last year, Valentine’s Day.

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Florida rapper YNW Melly shoots, kills his 2 rising rap star 'best friends,' cops say

Friday 15:26 GMT

Florida rapper YNW Melly, best known for his song "Murder On My Mind," shot and killed two rising rap artists he called his “best friends” in October and attempted to cover up the slayings by making them appear to be the result of a drive-by shooting, police said Wednesday.

The 19-year-old rap star, whose legal name is Jamell Demons, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Christopher Thomas Jr., 19, and Anthony Williams, 21, Miramar police said.

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Florida man caught spraying El Chapo graffiti vowed to hire ‘crackhead’ to kill arresting deputy: report

Thursday 09:00 GMT

Guzman is expected to spend his life behind bars after he was convicted in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Tuesday on numerous drug and conspiracy charges relating to his leadership of the Sinaloa drug cartel.

The newspaper reported that, when he arrived at Orange County Jail, Deshon repeatedly threatened to hire a “crackhead” to find the deputy and kill her and her entire family. A charge of threatening a law enforcement officer was added against Deshon, who remains in the jail as of Wednesday morning.

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Source: BBC

Florida marks Parkland shooting anniversary

Friday 16:22 GMT

Seventeen people were shot and killed by an ex-student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) in Parkland, Florida on 14 February 2018.

"What's truly devastating is that the tragedy in Parkland was avoidable," he said, adding that a grand jury would have subpoena power to "get to the facts an get the truth".

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Florida middle school student triggers 75-officer response after false claim of armed man on campus, cops say

Friday 12:41 GMT

A Florida middle school student faces felony charges after she falsely claimed seeing an armed man on campus Wednesday, cops said, triggering a massive police response and terrifying parents still reeling from the Parkland massacre a year ago.

Fifty-five deputies, 20 school security officers and several K9 units descended on Farnell Middle School, north of Tampa, just before 10 a.m. after a female 12-year-old student told her teacher that she saw a man in black carrying a gun.

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Source: Reuters

After year of action, silence to mark Florida school shooting

Friday 13:36 GMT

One year after the Valentine’s Day massacre inside a Florida school, students and families leading a nationwide push for gun safety will pause on Thursday for the anniversary of the deadliest U.S. high school shooting.

A moment of silence and community service activities are planned in local schools, and the city of Parkland will host an evening vigil at a park where a similar event the day after the shooting showcased angry grief and spurred calls for action.

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Source: Common Domain

This Once-Scruffy Beach Town Is South Florida’s New Real Estate Hot Spot

Thursday 16:20 GMT

Little known, slightly checkered Hallandale Beach is being billed as South Florida’s next oceanfront real estate hot spot.

Unlike the nearby town of Sunny Isles Beach, home of the Trump International Beach Resort and the Porsche Design Tower, where the laws favor vertical development, Hallandale Beach hasn’t sprouted back-to-back enormous luxury condo towers yet. It’s also not zoned exclusively for single family homes like Golden Beach, a community just south, where Tommy Hilfiger’s estate is listed for $27.5 million and Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim recently built a new mansion.

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Source: Fox News

Fake Florida doctor claimed to have cure for diabetes and used machine that made ‘beeping noises’, police say

Thursday 15:25 GMT

A Florida man posing as a doctor claimed he could cure diabetes through a bizarre procedure that involved extracting and injecting a patient’s own blood, police say.

When asked about his blood injection procedure that he claimed could cure diabetes, Hipolit-Gonzalez “stated that he draws the patient’s blood, and then injects the same blood he just withdrew,” according to police. “He said when the blood enters the body it 'combats' the blood cells and increases the immune system,” police added.

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If you’re hit by a natural disaster, you’ll be glad government did these things

Friday 11:45 GMT

No one can predict when and where the United States will experience a disaster, but there are proven, cost-effective methods to mitigate its impact.

Hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, floods, earthquakes and other natural disasters can strike with little or no warning – causing deaths, injuries and enormous property damage. I imagine some of you reading this have been caught up in one or more of these disasters.

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Florida woman’s jailhouse letters leads to her arrest for 1986 killing of missing son, 3, police say

Thursday 18:10 GMT

A Florida woman’s shredded jailhouse letters to her then-fiancé led police in January to arrest her in the 1986 murder of her 3-year-old son, who she claimed went missing in Nevada during a swap meet, authorities revealed.

Amy Elizabeth Fleming, 60, was extradited to Nevada following her arrest in Florida on Jan. 29, when officials found enough evidence to arrest her in the murder of her son, Francillon Pierre, more than three decades after she reported him missing.

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Source: Global News

When Life Gives You Parkinson’s podcast: Travelling and catching up with family

Thursday 13:36 GMT

In this extra dosage episode of the When Life Gives You Parkinson’s podcast, I tell Niki Reitmayer all about my trip to Florida.

Here is a link to an article about Young Onset Parkinson’s which also discusses employment. When Life Gives You Parkinson’s was selected as one of Apple’s best podcasts of 2018. If you have a comment or question about the podcast, you can email us: parkinsonspod@curiouscast.ca. Special thanks to Bruce Gifford, Dan Gifford, Tracy Cherry, Marty Gifford, and Rebecca Gifford. For more info on our partner, Parkinson Canada, head to 


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