News that United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez indicted James Lapin of threatening to assault a member of Congress went viral and proved to be riddled with false information. Now, as of March 11, Lapin can stand upright, innocent of all charges, and works to clear his name. The rulingContinue Reading

Lakeland based supermarket chain, Publix, announced Thursday that the Publix Pharmacy administered its 1 millionth dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Florida. More than 140,000 additional doses have been administered at Publix locations in Georgia, South Carolina and Virginia. “When Publix was approached to assist in administering these life-saving vaccines, weContinue Reading

Marlena's Bistro and Pizzeria

The owner of Marlena’s Bistro and Pizzeria in Holland, Michigan was arrested this morning for willfully violating the state’s food laws and public health orders, according to State Attorney General Dana Nessel. Marlena Pavlos-Hackney was taken into custody by the  Michigan State Police (MSP) today at 5:45 a.m. on an outstanding Ingham CountyContinue Reading

The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Middle District of Florida announced Wednesday that 24-year-old Napa, California man, Benjamin Tucker Patz pleaded guilty to transmitting threats in interstate or foreign commerce. According to the plea agreement, on July 20, 2019, the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team lost a home game to the ChicagoContinue Reading

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) announced the arrest of 38-year-old Christina Siddell of Lake Wales. Siddell, a school bus attendant at Alturas Elementary School, was arrested for burglary with assault, according to the PCSO. According to the affidavit, Siddell met her former boyfriend and his new girlfriend at theContinue Reading

On Tuesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that CVS Health will administer COVID-19 vaccines at 76 additional CVS Pharmacy locations across Florida. The additional 76 retail locations announced are in addition to the 81 stores previously announced–bringing the total number of CVS Health vaccination sites to 157. “I’m pleased toContinue Reading

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced this weekend it is providing more than $3.5 million in rapid response Ebola assistance to support efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Guinea. The assistance will support disease surveillance, laboratory testing, infection prevention and control, contact tracing, communityContinue Reading

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 forContinue Reading

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 andContinue Reading

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, postedContinue Reading

Earlier this week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis proposed new measures to safeguard the sanctity of Florida elections– his commitment to the integrity of every vote and the importance of transparency. “Last November, Florida held the smoothest, most successful election of any state in the country,” said Governor DeSantis. “While we should celebrateContinue Reading

On Tuesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and congressional leaders highlighted proposed legislation that would increase technology transparency in Florida, particularly as it relates to “Big Tech” firms like Facebook/Instagram, Twitter, Apple, Amazon, and Google. The bill introduced in the House is called the “Transparency in Technology Act.” “In Florida, ourContinue Reading

On Friday, Tampa Police arrested a 11-year-old student at Monroe Middle School in South Tampa for having a loaded handgun on school property. According to the Tampa Police Department (TPD), another student told school administrators that the had a gun in his backpack. The Tampa Police Department School Resource OfficerContinue Reading

Minnesota Representative and member of the “Squad”, Ilhan Omar, led a letter to President Biden and Vice President Harris, signed by more than 50 members of Congress, urging the inclusion of recurring cash payments to the American people for the duration of the pandemic. The letter also calls for parityContinue Reading

On Monday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that by February 1st, the COVID-19 vaccine will have been offered to every resident and staff member to Florida’s nearly 700 nursing homes and over 3,000 assisted living facilities. This encouraging announcement follows another the Governor made late last week concerning vaccines andContinue Reading