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Florida issued a $3.5 million fine against a county that enforced COVID-19 vaccine passports

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images In April, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis banned government agencies from imposing vaccine passports. On Tuesday, the state fined Leon County over $3.5 million for violating that policy. Leon County fired 14 employees who did not show proof of vaccination by the October 1 deadline. A Florida county was fined over $3.5 million by the state's health department for violating Gov. Ron DeSantis's executive ord...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, Science, White House, Trends, Vaccine, Greg Abbott, Florida Department of Health, Leon County, Ron DeSantis, Jen Psaki, Psaki, DeSantis, WCTV, COVID

19-Year-Old Black Lives Matter Activist Oluwatoyin Salau Found Dead in Tallahassee; She Went Missing After Tweeting About Being Molested by Black Man She Trusted

19-year-old Black Lives Matter protester Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau has reportedly been found dead a little over a week after she went missing in Tallahassee, Florida. The City of Tallahassee Police Department reported Sunday morning (Jun. 14) that two bodies were found near a roadside just after 9:15 p.m. Saturday night (Jun. 13) while police were investigating a missing persons case. Though officials have not released the names of the deceased, friends and family of Salau have confirmed via soci...
Tags: Crime, News, Sexual Assault, America, Rape, Protests, Pop Culture, Jazz, Black Lives Matter, Protesters, Patterson, Missing Persons, Ivan, George, AARP, Sandra

Police: Man fleeing car crash leaves child, drugs at scene

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia are looking for a man who fled a traffic stop, crashed and ran off, leaving behind a child and backpack a filled with drugs. WCTV-TV reports Bainbridge Public Safety says an officer pulled over a vehicle Tuesday night and smelled marijuana. Police say the officer then asked driver […]
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Black Mayor Of Segregated Georgia Town Can't Get Keys To His Own Office

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka officially rendered racial segregation in public schools unconstitutional in 1954, but more than 60 years later, other forms of segregation hold firm in the United States. Just ask Camilla, Georgia, mayor Rufus Davis, who is protesting his own city for what could be considered regressive racial policies, reported by WCTV-2.
Tags: News, Board of Education, Topeka, Camilla Georgia, WCTV, Black Mayor Of Segregated Georgia Town, United States Just, Rufus Davis

Trial set date in murder-for-hire case of law professor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — One of the men accused of killing a Florida university law professor is heading to trial. WCTV reports a judge on Tuesday set a January trial date for Sigfredo Garcia, who authorities say gunned down Daniel Markel in his garage nearly three years ago. Three people were charged with killing the […]
Tags: Florida, News, TALLAHASSEE Fla, Nation & World, Sigfredo Garcia, WCTV, Daniel Markel

11th Grader Told Her Afro Needed To Be 'Fixed' And Couldn't Be Worn In School

Just weeks before summer recess, 17-year-old Jenesis Johnson was told by her teacher at North Florida Christian School in Florida that the afro she’d been wearing for the past seven months needed to be “fixed,” WCTV reports.  “She said that my hair needs to be fixed, it was not neat and needs to be put in a style. My hair is fixed,” Johnson told WCTV of her teacher’s comments. The school district declined to provide comment to HuffPost. Johnson had not provided HuffPost with a comment at the ti...
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