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Nine Sentenced for Filing Fraudulent BP Oil Spill Claims

Posted: 10:07 PM - Pamela C. Marsh, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced today that nine individuals have been sentenced in federal court in the past two months for filing false claims with the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) related to the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Call 911 First for Emergencies

Updated: 9:06 PM - The Midway Police Department wants to remind all citizens that if you are in a life threatening emergency to please call 911.

Mayor John Marks Joins in New Anti-Bullying Initiative in Local Schools

Updated: 5:18 PM - Mayors in Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Orlando, Daytona Beach and Fort Myers have signed onto a new partnership with The US Conference of Mayors and The BULLY Project as part of a major national initiative to develop local solutions-based responses to combat the epidemic of bullying in local schools.
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Miami Man Arrested for Stealing Nearly $300,000 in State Funds

Posted: 4:33 PM - Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced the arrest of Jacques Albert Calixte, owner and operator of the Haitian American Association against Cancer in Miami, for stealing nearly $300,000 intended to help screen Haitian American women for cancer.

Jacksonville Puppy Mill Shut Down

Posted: 11:06 AM - Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office obtained a temporary injunction and asset freeze against five Jacksonville residents for the alleged illegal importation, breeding and sale of English bulldog puppies.

Palm Beach County Jail to Ignore ICE Detainers

Posted: 7:27 AM - Palm Beach County is joining the growing list of counties refusing to follow federal demands that it detain people for an extended period who have questionable immigration status.

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