- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

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LIKELY SENATE PRESIDENT PROMISES TO BOOST THE STATUS OF FLORIDA’S PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES

Senate Republicans on Wednesday voted to designate Sen. Joe Negron as their nominee for Senate president. Negron will assume his post in November 2016 if Republicans hold on to their majority.

FLORIDA SUPREME COURT OKS NEW CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT MAP, UPENDS STATE’S POLITICAL LANDSCAPE

The court ruled 5-2 Wednesday in favor of the new boundaries for many of Florida’s 27 districts. The ruling signs off on the map that Circuit Judge Terry Lewis approved earlier this year.



MAN CHARGED WITH MAKING BOMB THREAT TO GET COURT DATE POSTPONED

A criminal complaint shows that 37-year-old Oran Orval Dawsey was charged Monday with making threats to destroy a building using an explosive device. He faces up to 10 years in prison.

BILL THAT COULD ALLOW FRACKING IN FLORIDA MOVES FORWARD DESPITE ENVIRONMENTALISTS CONCERNS

A House committee voted 9-3 to approve the bill Wednesday despite strong opposition from environmentalists who said fracking could contaminate drinking water and cause health problems.

FRIENDLY POT-BELLIED PIG WITH PINK TOENAILS MAKES IT ALL THE WAY HOME

Clearwater police reported on social media Wednesday that Louie’s owner has been located, and the pig has been reunited with his family.

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