Posted: 5:02 am Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Whiskey and Wheaties bill passes 

By Mimi Lawson

The so called “Whiskey and Wheaties” bill passed the Florida Legislature yesterday. The new law would allow groceries and convenience stores to sell liquor in the same space with beer and wine.

Authorities suspect teens are responsible for starting 5 wildfires minutes apart in Pasco County this week.

Also in Tallahassee yesterday, a formal apology was made to the survivors of the Dover School for Boys. Several of the men are planning a lawsuit.

A Lakeland man is in jail facing charges in connection with breaking Polk County’s open burn ban and later threatening first responders and Polk Sheriff Grady Judd with bodily harm on Tuesday.

United Airlines has enacted 10 new policies to  compensate bumped flyers, including up to $10,000 for giving up your seat on an overbooked flight.

Drugs have now surpassed drinking alcohol as the cause of the majority of fatal crashes. No standard roadside test exists and drivers are often using multiple substances.

Silence of the Lambs’ director Jonathan Demme dies at 73

ESPN fired several top name announcers as the company continues to falter in the ratings.

The Baltimore Orioles rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 last night.