In June 2020, the tony Town of Belleair Shores banned beachgoers from using shade devices, whether they’re umbrellas, canopies, cabanas

Baby Allegedly Forced To Roast In The Sun On Belleair Shores; First Umbrella Citation Issued For $125

BELLEAIR SHORES, Fla. – In June 2020, the tony Town of Belleair Shores banned beachgoers from using shade devices, whether they’re umbrellas, canopies, cabanas or other shading products. Sooner and later, the town also banned food and bicycles. Although there are no such bans immediately…

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A federal appeals court Friday cleared the way for two Palm Beach County firefighters to pursue a lawsuit over being disciplined for Facebook posts.

Somehow A Funeral Gets Live-Streamed On Facebook, Distressed Mother Sues

TAMPA, Fla. – A bereaved mother who lost her 12-year-old daughter on August 17, 2021, has filed a lawsuit against Tampa-based Integrity Funeral Services. The funeral home is accused of live-streaming the traditional, open-casket memorial service of Kianna Syi’ann Yvonne Revear on Facebook against the…

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The firm is accused of invading the privacy and causing aggravation, annoyance, and inconvenience for presumably countless Florida residents who have received the company’s automated phone calls, text messages, or voicemails.

New Florida Political Party Sues Pasco County Election Officials

LAND O’ LAKES, Fla. – In September 2021, a new political party called “The People’s Party of Florida” received its registration for ballot access by the Division of Elections. Formed by former Bernie Sanders campaign members and activists after Sanders insisted on remaining a “Democrat”…

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McKnight said Kyle explained that Diggity – whom she had renamed “Chulo,” - was having sinus troubles. When The Free Press asked McKnight why Kyle wouldn’t return the dog to her to comply with the contract, she replied in exasperation, “Why do people do anything they do?”

In Search Of Diggity: Humane Society Of Tampa Bay Drops Case Against Pawlicious Poochie Pet Rescue

In February and March, The Free Press reported The Humane Society of Tampa Bay had been sued by Pawlicious Poochie Pet Rescue of St. Petersburg.   At issue was the Humane Society’s possession and adoption of a former service dog named Diggity who was microchipped…

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InnovaCare Health Launches InnovaCare Partners, Focused on Strengthening Market-Leading MSO Services

Baycare, St. Anthony’s Hospital Sued For Negligence Resulting In Amputation

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – St. Anthony’s Hospital and its parent company Baycare were sued May 30 along with two medical doctors for alleged negligence that occurred during a transmetatarsal amputation revision surgery. Transmetatarsal amputation surgery typically removes a part of a patient’s foot due to…

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A federal appeals court Thursday rejected arguments by Florida restaurants and a furniture retailer that insurance policies should have covered losses stemming from shutdowns early in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bereaved Son Says A Florida Funeral Group Illegally Relocated Mom’s Body, Alleged Extortion Followed

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – In a lawsuit filed against Northstar Funeral Services LLC, a bereaved son complains that his elderly mother’s deceased body was illegally transported from Tampa to Miami for cremation. He also complains that his treatment upon complaining was met with an attempt…

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Lakeland Attorney Files Suit Against Supervisor Of Elections In Hillsborough, Allegations Of “Zuck Bucks,” Violating Florida Sunshine Law

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – Craig Latimer, Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections (HCSOE), and Lutz-based Vistra Communications, a government contractor offering integrated marketing and communications services are Defendants in a lawsuit filed May 25. The legal complaint contends the Defendants have violated Florida’s Sunshine Law –…

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The Florida House on Wednesday approved a plan to try to attract law enforcement officers from across the country and to help retain officers.

Nation’s Law Enforcement Agencies Still Bogged Down Over Hiring Software Patent

In August 2021, The Free Press reported that a critical component of law enforcement and public safety – the pre-employment background investigation check – is under fire in the courts. At stake is the ability of law enforcement agencies to automate and vastly improve their…

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