- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

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GOVERNOR WANTS TOURISM HEAD TO QUIT OVER RAPPER KERFUFFLE

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Friday he wants the head of the state’s tourism marketing agency to step down after it refused to publicly disclose it paid rapper Pitbull $1 million to promote the state. Scott is also asking Visit Florida to begin publishing its spending, contracts, salaries, audits and other financial information.

FLORIDA GOV. SCOTT PICKS LAWSON AS SUPREME COURT JUSTICE

Florida Gov. Rick Scott picked Charles Alan Lawson to replace Justice James Perry on the state Supreme Court on Friday and said he plans to pick three more justices on the day he leaves office in 2019 - a decision that could change the balance of the court for years to come. Lawson serves as the chief judge of the 5th District Court of Appeal, which is based in Daytona Beach.

TRUMP CONTINUES TOUR IN ORLANDO BEFORE SHIFTING TRANSITION TO FLORIDA

President-elect Donald Trump on Friday continues a tour of the states that won him the White House with a stop in Orlando, a victory lap that so far has featured far more taunts of triumph than notes of healing. Trump is departing New York for a rally in Orlando, Florida, saluting his Election Day victory in what was a must-win state for his upstart presidential bid.

FLORIDA SHERIFF TRAINING FACULTY TO CARRY FIREARMS ON CAMPUS

A central Florida sheriff’s office said Friday that it plans to train faculty at a local private university in law enforcement tactics and will consider them “special deputies” with the goal of stopping an active shooter. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said that it would train a certain number of faculty and staff at Southeastern University’s campus in Lakeland, located between Orlando and Tampa.

DEPUTIES SEARCHING FOR 4 SIBLINGS WHO DISAPPEARED

Authorities in central Florida are looking for four children who they believe disappeared with their parents. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said Friday in a release that the four Nieves siblings haven’t been seen in almost a month.

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