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ENTERTAINMENT

Ron DeSantis: Rush is the GOAT of radio

Upon the passing of talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh last week, many people offered tribute to Limbaugh on social media and elsewhere, including Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. In a statement last week, the Governor wrote: Casey and I are truly saddened to learn of the passing of fellow Floridian and

HUMAN INTEREST

Equine herpes outbreak reported in Marion County, Florida

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is reporting an outbreak of Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) at a boarding facility in Marion County. The first confirmed case of a horse with neurological signs was reported by a private veterinary practitioner earlier this week. The horse subsequently tested positive for

CRIME

Former Brooksville Mayor, Kevin Hohn, charged with child exploitation offenses

Former Mayor of Brooksville, Florida, Kevin Hohn, has been arrested and charged by federal criminal complaint with possession and distribution of images depicting the sexual abuse of children. According to the criminal complaint, in September and December 2020, investigators identified a certain internet protocol address as having distributed images and

Florida: Avon Park man, Arne Jensen, arrested for attempted sexual battery on a minor

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) announced the arrest of 42-year-old Arne Jensen, Jr. of Avon Park. Jensen was charged with traveling to meet a minor for sex, 3-counts of transmitting harmful material to a minor, and attempted sexual battery. According to the affidavit, the reportee, an adult female, posted

St. Petersburg man, David Guess, arrested for possession of child pornography

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) announced the arrest of  63-year-old David Norman Guess of St. Petersburg for the possession of child pornography. Detectives began their investigation a year ago, after receiving information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), that child exploitation material was being uploaded

SPORTS

Former Buc, Vincent Jackson, found dead in Brandon hotel

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) reports that former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Vincent Jackson, 38, was found deceased today at the Homewood Suites located at 10240 Palm River Road in Brandon, Florida. According to hotel staff, Jackson, who is a South Tampa resident, checked into the hotel on January

National News

Rand Paul and colleagues reintroduce bipartisan legislation to repeal the 1991 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iraq

On Thursday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) joined several of his fellow Senators in reintroducing bipartisan legislation to repeal the 1991 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iraq. The bill would formally end the authorizations for the Gulf and Iraq wars – 30 and 19 years,

Politics

Rand Paul and colleagues reintroduce bipartisan legislation to repeal the 1991 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iraq

On Thursday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) joined several of his fellow Senators in reintroducing bipartisan legislation to repeal the 1991 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iraq. The bill would formally end the authorizations for the Gulf and Iraq wars – 30 and 19 years,

World News

Philippines: Mask use mandatory in vehicle with passengers

In a joint statement on Friday, the Philippines Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Department of Health (DOH) announced the following guidelines on the wearing of face mask inside vehicles: When traveling alone, the driver may remove his/her face mask; and When the driver is with passenger/s, it is mandatory for

OPINION/ANALYSIS/REVIEWS

  • USF researchers explain how Zika virus vertical transmission occurs in study

    In this Outbreak NewsBites podcast, I look briefly at new research from the University of South Florida (USF) on Zika virus vertical transmission. See the paper here: Zika Virus–Infected Decidual Cells Elicit a Gestational Age–Dependent Innate Immune Response and Exaggerate Trophoblast Zika Permissiveness: Implication for Vertical Transmission  

  • D.A. Henderson: We needed you in 2020

    Donald A. Henderson is credited with eliminating smallpox on the globe. A great scientist and public health official who headed the World Health Organization’s smallpox division years ago. Dr. Henderson died in 2016, but his words concerning dealing with pandemics, particularly on what not to do,  are clearly spelled out

  • Sheila Jackson Lee introduces oppressive gun licensing bill

    Sheila Jackson Lee is a US representative from the Houston, Texas area who every year introduces a number of off-the-chain pieces of legislation that never go anywhere. On Jan. 4th alone, she introduced in excess of 25 bills with a bill on reparations getting the most press to date. However,

  • Karl Marx and Saul Alinsky: Their philosophies permeate the US

    Nearly 173 years ago,  Karl Marx, with the help of Friedrich Engels, published The Communist Manifesto, one of the most influential political proclamations in history. The Manifesto was a recipe for tyranny, but despite that, the United States have gradually implemented virtually all of Marx’s 10 planks, unfortunately. Let’s take a

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