Category Archives: Florida

Florida cop, Marine and Army Reserve veteran hailed at funeral for seeing everyone as family

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Anastasia Dawson, Tampa Bay Times 5 hours ago Uniformed pallbearers carry away the casket of Master Patrol Officer Jesse Madsen following his funeral Tuesday at Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz, Florida. Madsen, who served in the Marine Corps and Army Reserves, was to be interred at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. (Dirk Shadd/Tampa […]

Florida school district fires Marine vet over medical marijuana use

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OCALA, Fla. — A Florida high school dean has been fired after he tested positive for marijuana, even though it had been prescribed for him by a doctor to treat post-traumatic stress disorder he incurred in the Marines. The Marion County School Board voted 5-0 Wednesday to fire Mike Hickman, saying that while medical marijuana […]

Florida Marine poolee dies after physical training with recruiters

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A Marine Corps poolee out of Orlando, Florida, died in August after a physical training event with his recruiter, according to the Marine Corps. Around 5:35 p.m. on Aug. 13, Matthew King fell while working out with his recruiters, Chief Warrant Officer Bobby Yarbrough, a spokesman for Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, […]

Florida towing company the latest accused of illegally auctioning off troops’ cars, Justice says

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Justice Department officials have reached an agreement with a Florida towing company over allegations the company illegally sold or scrapped service members’ vehicles, in violation of federal law. ASAP Towing & Storage Company in Jacksonville, Fla., is accused of violating the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act by auctioning off or disposing at least 33 vehicles belonging […]

Florida towing company the latest accused of illegally auctioning off troops’ cars, Justice says

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Justice Department officials have reached an agreement with a Florida towing company over allegations the company illegally sold or scrapped service members’ vehicles, in violation of federal law. ASAP Towing & Storage Company in Jacksonville, Fla., is accused of violating the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act by auctioning off or disposing at least 33 vehicles belonging […]

Florida towing company the latest accused of illegally auctioning off troops’ cars, Justice says

florida-towing-company-the-latest-accused-of-illegally-auctioning-off-troops’-cars,-justice-says

Justice Department officials have reached an agreement with a Florida towing company over allegations the company illegally sold or scrapped service members’ vehicles, in violation of federal law. ASAP Towing & Storage Company in Jacksonville, Fla., is accused of violating the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act by auctioning off or disposing at least 33 vehicles belonging […]

Florida towing company the latest accused of illegally auctioning off troops’ cars, Justice says

florida-towing-company-the-latest-accused-of-illegally-auctioning-off-troops’-cars,-justice-says

Justice Department officials have reached an agreement with a Florida towing company over allegations the company illegally sold or scrapped service members’ vehicles, in violation of federal law. ASAP Towing & Storage Company in Jacksonville, Fla., is accused of violating the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act by auctioning off or disposing at least 33 vehicles belonging […]

Did the Florida governor just compare schoolchildren to Navy SEALs?

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Florida man strikes again. This time, it’s governor Ron DeSantis, who, in an Aug. 12 briefing, quotes a local teacher comparing the mission of returning students to school in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic with the 2011 Navy SEAL operation that killed 9/11 orchestrator Osama bin Laden. “A number of school districts that launched […]

Did the Florida governor just compare schoolchildren to Navy SEALs?

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Florida man strikes again. This time, it’s governor Ron DeSantis, who, in an Aug. 12 briefing, quotes a local teacher comparing the mission of returning students to school in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic with the 2011 Navy SEAL operation that killed 9/11 orchestrator Osama bin Laden. “A number of school districts that launched […]

Did the Florida governor just compare schoolchildren to Navy SEALs?

did-the-florida-governor-just-compare-schoolchildren-to-navy-seals?

Florida man strikes again. This time, it’s governor Ron DeSantis, who, in an Aug. 12 briefing, quotes a local teacher comparing the mission of returning students to school in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic with the 2011 Navy SEAL operation that killed 9/11 orchestrator Osama bin Laden. “A number of school districts that launched […]