The most famous Florida pirate was José Gaspar, known by his nickname Gasparilla. During his 38 year career as a pirate, Gaspar attacked over four hundred ships in the Gulf waters of Florida, including supposedly the vessel carrying $11.75 million in gold bullion that the United States had paid Napoleon for the Louisiana Purchase. Full Story ⤳
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VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) – A Florida sheriff’s deputy has been fired after authorities say he took partially naked photos of himself while on duty at a county courthouse.
Indian River County spokesman Eric Flowers said in a news release that Lt. Macen LeVan was fired July 19. Full Story ⤳
Florida has agreed to pay $1.1 million in legal fees to lawyers who sued the state over a 2011 law that barred doctors from talking to patients about gun ownership, according to a gun control organization involved in the case.
The organization, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, said Gov. Rick Scott of Florida had approved the reimbursement to lawyers who represented doctors and medical organizations in the case, which came to be known as “Docs v. Glocks.” In February, a federal appeals court overturned the law, siding with medical providers over the state’s powerful gun lobby. Full Story ⤳
(CNN) The world’s oldest-known manatee in captivity, Snooty, has died in a tragic accident, the South Florida Museum says.
The beloved marine animal was found dead during a check of his enclosure Sunday morning, the museum said.
“Snooty was found in an underwater area only used to access plumbing for the exhibit life support system. Early indications are that a panel that is kept bolted shut had somehow been dislodged and that Snooty was able to swim in,” the museum said in a statement. Full Story ⤳
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In Florida, it’s very easy to buy opiates. Simply walk into any pain clinic, tell them you hurt, pay them cash, and walk away with your drugs! Totally legal, and helps fund our governor Rick Scott. Totally safe too, after all, it’s prescription drugs… do you really think they’d sell us dangerous and harmful things that ruin our lives and corrupt our neighborhoods just to make billions of dollars? Full Story ⤳
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