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January 24, 2023 Morning News

Ladapo Now Out With His Anti-Vax Stance


It’s now more than just suspected. Dr. Joseph Ladapo, the Florida surgeon general, has been wooing the anti-vaxing crowds on podcasts talking against science. Ladapo is a professor of medicine at the University of Florida and may have violated school integrity rules when he discouraged young men from getting the common coronavirus vaccine. But the school says it has no plans to investigate. He was pencil whipped into his position by Governor DeSantis and has already drawn the ire of his fellow professors over his picking and choosing research items that only support his positions.


Governor Signs Death Warrant


Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a death warrant Monday for a man who was convicted of fatally stabbing a woman after escaping from custody while serving a life sentence for killing a deputy.  59-year-old Donald Dillbeck is scheduled to die on Feb. 23 by lethal injection for the 1990 murder of Faye Vann in Tallahassee. He had escaped from custody two days earlier while serving a life sentence for killing a Lee County deputy.


Mercy Killing Suspect Charged With Murder


The 76-year-old woman who fatally shot her terminally ill husband inside a Florida hospital in Daytona has been charged with first-degree murder. 76-year-old Ellen Gilland told officers that her 77-year-old husband, Jerry Gilland, had been ill for some time and they had planned the shooting together.


Crazy Loser In New Mexico Ordered Held Without Bond


A political newcomer who lost his bid for the New Mexico statehouse and is accused of orchestrating a series of drive-by shootings at the homes of Democratic officials will remain in custody pending trial after a judge agreed Monday that he is a danger to the community. 39-year-old Solomon Peña is charged with multiple counts that include shooting at a dwelling and possession of a firearm by a felon. Detectives identified him as their key suspect using a combination of cellphone and vehicle records, witness interviews, and bullet casings collected at the lawmakers’ homes.


Florida’s Unemployment Stays Low


Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 2 1/2 % in December despite employers still struggling to fill openings. About 271,000 Floridians did not have jobs last month out of a labor force of more than 10 and ¾ million. Florida’s unemployment rate has now remained under the national average for 25 months.


Citra Man Held For Stealing Copper


A 26-year-old Citra man will be back in court on February 21st after deputies caught him with copper piping that had been cut from an electrical panel and air conditioning system at a gas station. Cody Lee Flood faces multiple charges and is being held in Sheriff Wood’s No Frills Hotel. The copper found on Flood was worth $300 but the damage he caused taking it was $1000.  





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