Tag: Florida

Dread and Decay in An ‘Abandoned’ Miami Beach Hotel

The Deauville Hotel is a potent symbol of America’s homelessness crisis. All photos by Scott Mcintyre On February 13, about a dozen police officers from the Miami Beach Police Department staked out the Deauville Hotel, a historic oceanfront resort in the center of Miami’s North Beach District, from the second-story window of the condominium next door. Once […]

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When We Kill

“I hereby sentence you to death.” The words of Judge Clifford B. Shepard filled the courtroom in Jacksonville, Fla., on Oct. 27, 1976. Shepard was sentencing Clifford Williams Jr., whom a jury had just found guilty of entering a woman’s house with a spare key entrusted to him and then shooting her dead from the […]

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Florida establishes a legal framework for self-driving vehicles

It’s official: Florida state law no longer mandates that companies testing driverless cars on public roads retain a human safety driver behind the wheel. On Thursday, Florida governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a bill that establishes a legal framework for autonomous cars — one that places the onus on companies to ensure their technology […]

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Florida Governor Signs Bill Allowing AVs Without Human Safety Drivers

<img data-attachment-id="1677574" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/florida-av-bill-at-suntrax.jpg" data-orig-size="2304,1536" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="florida av bill at suntrax" data-image-description=" Florida Governor’s Press Office ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/florida-av-bill-at-suntrax-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/florida-av-bill-at-suntrax-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1677574″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/florida-av-bill-at-suntrax-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/florida-av-bill-at-suntrax-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/florida-av-bill-at-suntrax-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/florida-av-bill-at-suntrax-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/florida-av-bill-at-suntrax-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/florida-av-bill-at-suntrax-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed CS/HB 311: Autonomous Vehicles into law on Thursday, claiming the state […]

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A Judge Rules Against One Stem-Cell Clinic. There Are Hundreds of Them.

A judicial ruling this month that will stop questionable stem-cell treatments at a clinic in Florida is widely seen as a warning to a flourishing industry that has attracted huge numbers of patients, who pay thousands of dollars for unproven, risky procedures. But with little regulatory oversight for the hundreds of clinics operating these lucrative […]

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OJ Simpson Is Living Free and Without Care 25 Years After Deaths of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman

O.J. Simpson at hearing where he was granted parole in 2017Photo: Getty He plays golf a lot. Visits his grown kids on occasion. And checks in with his parole officer. Almost 25 years to the day of the killings of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, O.J. Simpson is living a relatively quiet […]

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How Officials Say Scot Peterson Failed During the Parkland Shooting

An investigation found that Scot Peterson, a former sheriff’s deputy who was serving as the school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, did “absolutely nothing to mitigate” the mass shooting at the school on Feb. 14, 2018, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. [Read more: The deputy who stayed outside during […]

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What Officials Say Scot Peterson Failed to Do During the Parkland Shooting

An investigation found that Scot Peterson, a former sheriff’s deputy who was serving as the school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, did “absolutely nothing to mitigate” the mass shooting at the school on Feb. 14, 2018, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. [Read more: The deputy who stayed outside during […]

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Florida Couple’s Picnic Ruined by Guacamole-Stealing Alligator

Alligator: Elizabeth W. Kearley via Getty Images; Guacamole: Diana Miller via Cultura/Getty Images Plus; Composite by MUNCHIES staff Alligators are just like us. They’ve been known to stop by the local Whataburger or come along for a quick beer run, and they’re onto the merits of Waffle House. But one can only eat so many hash […]

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How Much Will It Cost Florida’s Formerly Incarcerated to Vote? Try at Least $1 Billion

Photo: John Minchillo (AP File) It’s being called a modern-day poll tax, and for good reason. Last year, Florida voters overwhelmingly chose to restore voting rights to 1.5 million people who have felony convictions (for perspective, that’s about 7 percent of the entire state). At the time, the passage of Amendment 4 was viewed as […]

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Man Who Posed as Saudi Prince and Defrauded Investors Out of $8 Million Is Sent to Prison

The man who called himself Prince Khalid Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia liked the finer things in life: Rolex watches and Cartier bracelets, a Miami penthouse with a door buzzer labeled Sultan and expensive outfits for his Chihuahua, Foxy, whose life he chronicled on Instagram. Sometimes he drove his Ferrari, equipped with diplomatic license plates, to […]

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What’s Pimpin’, Pippen? NBA Great Scottie Pippen’s Suing a 5-Year-Old and Her Parents in Dispute Over Damages to His $10,000,000 Mansion

Photo: Getty It’s a damn shame when you put up folks in your home and they — literally — piss all over it. That’s the charge NBA great Scottie Pippen is making in a lawsuit he’s filed against lawyer-turned-standup comic Lindsay Glazer Woloshin and her family — including her 5-year-old — whom he accuses of […]

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Democracy Fights Back

Florida Republicans recently adopted a poll tax to preserve a Jim Crow statute. That such a statement should be written to describe current events—not merely actions condemned to the dustbin of history—is harrowing but, sadly, far from surprising. The year is 2019, not 1950, but the fight over who can participate in our democracy is […]

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Want a Job but Have a Record? Who Cares? You’re Hired.

If you want a job at Greyston Bakery in Yonkers, N.Y., just north of the Bronx, it’s yours. There’s no background check, drug test, credit check or call to references. Greyston won’t even interview you. You just go into the bakery and put your name and contact information on a list. When a job comes […]

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Florida Dealership Taps Ducks for Marketing Expertise

<img data-attachment-id="1675200" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/nissan-ducks-e1558642814554.jpg" data-orig-size="928,742" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="nissan ducks" data-image-description=" Sutherlin Nissan ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/nissan-ducks-e1558642814554-438×350.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/nissan-ducks-e1558642814554-610×488.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1675200″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/nissan-ducks-e1558642814554-610×488.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”488″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/nissan-ducks-e1558642814554-610×488.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/nissan-ducks-e1558642814554-75×60.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/nissan-ducks-e1558642814554-438×350.jpg 438w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/nissan-ducks-e1558642814554-768×614.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/nissan-ducks-e1558642814554-120×96.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/nissan-ducks-e1558642814554.jpg 928w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The last couple of weeks (and, um, stories) have been awash in negative press and bad vibes […]

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The Very American Case of Robert Kraft and a Florida Prostitution Sting

Before February, Robert Kraft was mostly known for two things: winning six Super Bowl rings as owner of the New England Patriots, and losing one of them to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Then Florida prosecutors charged the 77-year-old with soliciting prostitution after secretly videotaping his encounters with masseuses at a day spa in Jupiter, Florida. […]

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