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"felix vega" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

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06:45 min | 3 months ago

"felix vega" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Gorman with me this evening Felix Vega and James Burr land there on the board taking a look at the situation involving police reform in the sentence it does not look like the Republican police reform bill is gonna make it there are some big differences between Democrats and Republicans on the legislation it looks like house Democrats are going to pass their version of policing reform what's in the Senate the two sides can't seem to come together on an agreements and look there's a lot of politics being played here so you're going to hear both sides accusing the other side of of messing around and not acting in good faith and and I can guarantee it just like with just about everything else there's a little bit of truth coming from the Republicans a little bit of truth coming from the Democrats in terms of the process and and why this isn't likely going to get done so you've got democratic senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris along with Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer they sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today stating that Senate Republicans police reform bill is not salvageable the letter calls the Republican legislation so threadbare and lacking in substance that it doesn't even provide a proper baseline for negotiations there considering filibustering the bill and McConnell's having trouble finding the seven Democrats he needs to even be able to open debate on the bill Harris and Booker helped to author the Democrats police reform legislation which is much broader and more comprehensive than what Republicans are proposing including on the qualified immunity issue that has been a non starter for Republicans and that's been something that Democrats have included in their legislation I gotta tell ya after everything that we've seen after all the protests if Congress can't figure this out and come to an agreement and go see and get this done I mean give me a break and and you know you've got Senate Democrats complaining that Senate Republicans didn't include them in the negotiations that it was basically just Republicans working on the legislation with the same thing happened in the house the the house Democrats including house Republicans in the crafting of their bill neither side wants to work together during the crafting the legislation then they wanna start debating this stuff in these procedural ways it the whole thing is it's it's ridiculous it really is I thought they'd be able to get something done and and then you really don't know where the president stands on on any of this because it really hasn't talked much about it and it's been led by South Carolina senator Tim Scott he's been he's been leading the way on the Republican side of the Senate not easily the White House hasn't had much of anything to do with the house Democrats legislation that they're going to pass so that's that's where things stand at the moment basically be police reform legislation it's on life support right now I mean the only thing they can do is I get the house bill over to the Senate and I would hope they Tim Scott in some you know moderate Democrat will kind of get together and say like let's see over some of the stuff out and but I'm just hoping beyond hope so let's just make well I I guess Tim Scott he's been talking with Cory Booker okay and so they've been having some discussions on how to move forward but again you're gonna hear a lot of back and forth about procedural issues parliament Terry issues like you know you'll have Republicans saying we we want to allow for the amendment process to take place in debate and all of this but if it moves forward a certain degree then that changes the dynamic again this is there's a lot of inside baseball of politics being played here the bottom line is house Democrats have their legislation they will likely be able to get past but it will probably be on a party line vote with very few if any defectors from the Republican Party the Republicans in the Senate they have the votes they they have like a majority of votes to get something passed but they don't have the support they need to move it through the proper process that the bill would need to go through so you're at a stalemate here that's just a quick overview of the two bills Democrats and Republicans both want to make a lynching a hate crime when it comes to curbing qualified immunity for law enforcement the democratic bill we'll do that and they also want to change the standard of intent for prosecuting misconduct the Republican bill wants none of that and I'm a little surprised that Republicans aren't going to the table when it comes to qualified immunity because rand Paul certainly wants to scale that back right it rand Paul wants to scale back you would think that Mike Lee would want to scale it back that maybe even Ted Cruz would be somewhere in there you're talking about the the more libertarian leaning part of the party Ben Sasse maybe we know we're Clarence Thomas I mean one of the right most conservative justices stands on qualified immunity this is not scaling that back is not a Republican Democrat issue although it is in these bills for some reason in terms of establishing a database of disciplinary records to limit the rock hiring of problematic officers this is the big difference between the two bills both want to establish that database Republicans and Democrats Republicans one public records of cases involving misuse of force and racial profiling Republicans don't want that information open to the public so it's a transparency issue between the tail and.

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"felix vega" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

12:01 min | 4 months ago

"felix vega" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Bay on Wednesday may sixth Ryan Gorman with me this evening Felix Vega and James Berlin there on the board got an interesting show lined up for you coming up we're gonna tell you how Florida's theme parks are planning on re opening and will run through with state and federal officials are doing to prepare for a possible hurricane corona virus combo that would not be a lot of fun do we really need to talk about that we really do it's it's important it's actually picked up there's been a lot of discussion about it over the past week or so not just again on the state level but also on the federal level with FEMA plus one guest I really wanted to have on is someone who can offer some insight into what the hell is going on with Florida's unemployment computer system and why it's so messed up we've talked about the failures of the system overall but I want to find out what exactly is the issue why can't you get on to the website why all the servers that were added since this whole crisis began how come that's not helping more why does it have to be a shut down every night for twelve hours and it seems like every weekend lately so I've gots information technology and innovation foundation vice president Daniel Castro he's going to be on with us on and maybe we'll get some answers for you at seven thirty five and continuing with our efforts to highlight organizations doing really great work across the Tampa Bay area I'll be joined by the Tampa Bay network to end hunger talk about their operations during this pandemic and what you can do to support them so all of that and more is on the way first up I wanted to start the show with something different this evening we've been covering a lot of heavy intense corona virus related issues every single day and we usually leave the show with whatever the biggest one is I figured everyone could probably use a break from that so we're gonna get things rolling with some of the most ridiculous idiotic viral corona virus related stories I can find I can sit on some of these for over a week so I I think it's time to dive into them we start with the woman in Washington DC who allegedly pepper sprayed others at a local Walmart the reason she didn't sell was that she wanted to maintain social distancing that's one way to do it witness Dominic gamble said the woman didn't even have a mask on the woman was apparently trying to keep other people off an elevator at the Walmart and tried to close the door another woman tried to get in with a cart but she was pepper sprayed the woman also pepper sprayed the store security guard somehow she wasn't arrested or even charged hello I don't know I guess they let her get away with one I can misunderstand I have no idea that's like the worst one of the worst forms of aggravated battery it's a pepper spray someone yeah it's not fun I've I've been in an area that's had pepper spray before not directly like this this sounds like it be a horrible thing to experience I let me think how I should put this I understand even in non coronavirus times the impulse to use pepper spray to keep other people out of an elevator you know gets crowded they start hidden different buttons slows you down so I I get that part and specially with corona virus you don't want somebody that close to you what Walmart's have elevate I was thank you I was gonna ask the same thing I've never been a longer there's an elevator nearby I'm not it's in this one was in DC James said he asked if there was a parking lot maybe that's maybe maybe if there's a parking garage attached to it right on like that because like I could be we have that up stairs target on Dale Maybury yeah you know I had a target when I was in Chicago and and that was the deal it was the parking garage that's that's what you need the elevator for it that must be it Carmen Lita Barella and Rosetta Shabazz were charged with robbery in federal court and their alleged ammo was pretty unique they coughed and said they had covert nineteen the US attorney for the Northern District of California said quote it's an unfortunate reality that there will be those in our community who try to take advantage of the current pandemic to prey on people's fear of contracting co but nineteen authorities say the robbery happened at a Walgreens in San Francisco Morella and Shabazz allegedly entered with empty bags and no masks the store manager offered to help Shabazz's response was to cough without covering her mouth so the manager asked her to leave if she was sick but your bass allegedly went over to Morella and both defendants coughed audibly while putting store products in their backs and the manager eventually just told them to go then when the woman said they echo the nineteen while they kept coughing as they left the store without paying for what they took and I don't want those products back you you're not gonna you're gonna stop them and say Hey you can't now give me back the product after that cost all over the if somebody if I was in a store and somebody was coughing like that I would say just go take whatever you want to get the hell out of here right but we have the case in Saint Pete where the guy was coughing and spitting on the officers and the feds picked up two is now they'll charge of a false bio weapon attack exactly yeah it's not just you know something that you get in trouble for locally now now the feds can bring this kind of stuff which is good what we're talking about California a planning commissioner of a city in the state resigned after throwing his pet cat ereli drinking a beer during a zoom meeting between city officials that was made public during the teleconference of the city's Planning Commission Chris Plante Sir announce quote I'd like to introduce my cat and then picked up his pet before suddenly tossing the animal off screen plaster was seen sipping from a green bottle during the meeting after the conference ended he can be heard making derogatory remarks he has resigned now from the Planning Commission effectively effective immediately he said quote I did not conduct myself in the zoo meeting in a manner befitting of a planning commissioner and apologize for any harm I may have inflicted you really didn't conduct yourself in a manner manner befitting at a decent human being if you're tossing your cat all over the please state your end while you're on as soon call while you're drinking beer yeah I know cats land on their feet but and I have seen the video so I don't know if it was like a little you know like one of those where you show the cat and you just kinda Johnson on them right or if it was like a throw but apparently it was it was bad enough whatever it was that he had to resign a Spanish reporter went viral when a naked woman walked into the frame during a live news segment the reporter was later identified as political commentator Alfonso Merrill us according to a Spanish a new station the mystery woman is Alexia Reavis a reporter and one quarter of a love triangle between Meraas and his estranged wife Martin Lopez after the video went viral Lopez who's best known as a contestant on Big Brother too slammed her ex husband in the press hello is probably apologize but was unhappy that his private business was made public he said quote it's quite unpleasant that their intrusions in my private life and that the professional facet is not separated wall it's not really his fault I mean he had that that half naked woman in the background right of the TV shot if you don't want your private life to become public don't have a half naked woman in your life TV shots don't I mean how many times we talked about the use the zoom conferences and all these commentators on TV and like their backgrounds and their shots up their noses like my number one rule is I live alone but I also have a space set up for when I do these meetings or conferences where no one can walk behind me even if someone was in my house exacted rule of thumb no surprise kids known a great boyfriends or girlfriends you now know animals popping up anywhere they didn't have a conversation he didn't say Hey I'm gonna go on TV you know try not to walk out naked yeah I mean that doesn't conversation take place if you do in life hits you with from your house it's amazing you know who went viral locally meteorologist Paul Delgado from foster no yeah because his dog is always in in whether shots yeah that was everywhere Kentucky governor Andy Beshear wasn't happy with people filing for unemployment the state under false names he called out one person in particular for filing is to pop **** core the sheer said quote we had somebody apply for unemployment for Tupac Shakur here in Kentucky and that person may have thought they were being funny except for the fact that because of them we have to go through so many other claims but according to the Lexington Herald leader the claim was from a real resident named to pocket Maleek sure core he was named after the rapper on I don't know or changes next court said he's he's been calling Frankfort frequently to try and figure out why is Clinton can go through he said he's been wondering why it was being held up but never would have guessed it was because officials thought it was a joke the paper reports Beshear's office said the state could not verify the identity on the application they received and the governor since called him to apologize but you're also publicly apologized she Kerr told the Herald leader after the call Anderson is dealing with a lot mistakes happen look if if you've got an appointment I mean how many people wanting to pop your Cork come on of course you can I think that's a fake name that's pretty funny one of not be and that was the example that he use now I have been a real with the guys like and I don't know that's that's me staying in Kentucky in order was a viral stories to kick off the show today a little bit of a a different five to start things a woman there is accused of violating a self quarantine order for the third time after testing positive for the coronavirus the Lexington Herald leader reports Kendra Burnett is thirty seven was arrested and charged with five counts of first degree endangerment and one count each of contempt of court and second degree criminal mischief according to the paper Burnett violated a court order by shopping at a Kroger grocery store in Louisville she was seen on surveillance video making contact with about five people at the store that's how you become a super spreader the arrest comes one month after Burnett was fired from a senior facility we were struck with the deadly outbreak her mother Elizabeth Burnett denies her daughter even has the virus into the fourteen day safety window already past the police said it was the third time she refused quarantine after testing positive for the virus you put other people at risk when you do something like that she can come together on video in contact with those five people imagine if you're those five people now now it's up into their life.

Ryan Gorman Felix Vega James Berlin Florida
"felix vega" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

10:45 min | 5 months ago

"felix vega" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Me this evening Felix Vega and James Berlin there on the board let's get to some other counties making announcements today we'll start with Hillsborough County extending their closures through March fifteenth this came as a bit of a surprise didn't Felix yeah I don't expect them to make this announcement today because our the meeting tomorrow they're meeting on Thursday which is where they were their target date of was there waiting on to see what governor on the sentence was doing they have this whole discussion yesterday about that they are going to see the governor was going to reopen or make some announcement but they basically said all of our plans are on hold as far as re opening nonessential businesses just like bell's kinds having to DO and so they were wanting to see also see order expired on Thursday they were waiting to see what the government was going to do so it kind of surprising we just got this afternoon that they're sending everything to may fifteenth whether or not they'll reconsider that and draw that back after they've but maybe just giving them some some time in order to you do you do this whole phase three opening that they want to DO because again now over here they're more very very focused on testing and keeping the testing up and running the contact tracing going we talked about last night basically tracking down people that are positive patients have been in contact with get them isolated and continue with that so what they're gonna do on Thursday it's gonna be interesting because they kinda now just say well what I can do anything until the fifteenth or what are they gonna leave in place are they gonna kind of dial back some stuff based on what distintos decides tomorrow he's coming out with his announcement so I don't know where why the rush to put this out today was rather just waiting until Thursday to address it yeah governor to Santa's ants today when he was with the president that he's gonna make his big announcement on plans to reopen the state tomorrow I don't see how the governor does in X. stands the state home water for the state of Florida just a little bit like I think he's got a extended at least until Monday until the fourth to give local officials time and even businesses to get everything organized and ramped up because the stay at home order for the state of Florida that ends Friday right that's Thursday it matters in another yeah but here so I can't imagine that he doesn't extend it a little bit because that's going to give people no time between unless he just wants to end the order put the phase one plan into place and everybody can kind of go at their own pace I guess that's possible one is very very all over the place right now right and this is kind of when we started with all these orders there there was a lot of the confusion because Hillsborough night of their stay in home water you have the governor saying I'm not going to go any further on stay at home one other option and he made here which some states I've seen doing as well he could extended the statewide order through the eighth and then announce what he's going to do and let it expire on the eighth which would then revert everything back to the county level in order to do what they want to do in terms of re opening nonessential businesses opening up parks beaches that sort of thing here in Hillsborough County so there's a lot of different options on the table but again that both counties were looking for direction from the governor before they did anything they were there was a whole other discussion today in Pinellas county I know we talked about them a lot but they want to know what the businesses and they had a table all that because they had no nothing to go on from the governor today so it's like you can't have a discussion about the businesses and told the governor sides what he's gonna do with the statewide order that's why I'll be honest with you and I tweeted this out earlier today when the governor goes around and seemingly takes like a lot of credit for how Florida has performed when it comes to flattening the curve I kind of pisses me off because he really didn't make any of those decisions he left it all up to local officials throughout the state the only thing he really did was add a bunch of confusion every step of the way it was mainly local officials deciding to do this are deciding to do that there wasn't much leadership coming from Tallahassee and even now on the re opening there's not a lot of communication and leadership we'll see what his announcement is tomorrow but you've got counties who are ready to start implementing some phase one plans and they don't know what to do because they don't the governor is going to do yeah hopeful mode no more in our tomorrow but based on his comments today at the White House they were he was asked by one of the reporters you know you took a lot of criticism for not issuing a stay at home order earlier and he fired right back in list off every state that he thinks is doing worse than us and blame the media saying that it was all you all the media said we were gonna be as bad as Italy and we weren't so it's like now our enemies he's been big on going after the the media I mean again to some of these politicians they just never take any responsibility at lock it there's no question that the governor did nothing but cause confusion every time he got involved in something it was local officials who were putting these orders in place who were doing the work that was required to flatten the curve he was not leading from the outset he was leading from behind the whole time and and right now it's just another example where they then local governments just don't know what to do I mean if he rolls it out tomorrow is that enough time for them to be organized enough let's say he he lets the order expire and on Friday you can start to reopen in some phase one process or or maybe extended just a Monday to give people the weekend is that enough time for these officials to get everything in order because they haven't heard anything from him on this right what they could do because like I said the the order will then revert back to the county if you let it expire on Thursday they're going into Thursday night into Friday so what that counties can then DO is then set up their own time line kind of what they were operating in before yeah governors what order went into effect so we would actually help the county's because they can kind of guide themselves on this in terms of what they wanted right here if he goes ahead and extends it but then with the and giving them notice that I'm gonna let it expire on the eighth then you have all the another week to plan everything that could be another option they could be very tenable right now he's as well but give people the you know saying like look this gonna and on the eighth we're gonna work the next week to reopen everything and get our plans together which would be a basically dangling a carrot in for our residents who are anxious to re open so the answer is on Thursday dander give me the pressure is on for the county to start going over the plan as soon as possible and that's assuming that the water that he puts out is clear and to the point and makes sense to everybody because when he put the state wide stay at home water into a fact eventually after weeks of not doing something like that there was a lot of again there's a lot of confusion people that know what it meant it's and it actually made everything a little bit worse that the messaging was all over the place local officials local county attorneys were trying to figure out how to fit what he ordered with what they had already done because he didn't order anything from the start so you just hope that the reopening process goes a little bit smoother in terms of what the water might look like Alabama they've issued their phase one safer home water which is gonna be from April thirtieth through may fifteenth and I think this is another guy to keep an eye on I'm looking at states like Alabama Texas maybe not so much in Georgia because the president criticized the governor of Georgia so I don't think governor Santa's gonna go down that road I wouldn't seem to make any sense politically so I'm looking at some of these other states to get a sense as to what governor to Santis might do in Alabama stories are to be able to open a fifty percent occupancy that seems a little high a lot of other states and I think even Texas are doing twenty five percent to begin for the first phase something that's probably more reasonable beaches will open up in Alabama non work gatherings limited to ten people schools are staying close I know the president kinda had some comments I think was yesterday about maybe getting the schools re opens for this current school year that's just not going to happen so I don't see states of Alabama is not doing it I don't see other states certainly New York California they're they're not likely going to do anything like that and the reason that you don't want to rush into the school re opening part of all of this is because number one the school year is almost over and over to I think the school districts need to spend some time planning what could happen in the fall how they would handle certain scenarios because there could very well be a second wave the potted in the fall to disrupt the school year and if you're disrupting the school year that early on you need to have serious contingency plans in place restaurants bars breweries are to be limited to take out and curbside delivery in Alabama so those are not opening up in this phase one re opening and then Jim's hair salons theaters all staying close so I I think you'll probably see a combination of like what Alabama's doing what Texas is doing some combination of what some of the states South Carolina what some of them are doing in terms of what the governor announces tomorrow other counties in the Tampa Bay area voted to open up beaches and parks commissioners and her her Nando county made that decision today that will go into effect tomorrow manatee county decided to open up their beaches on Monday may fourth parking is going to be open but it's going to be they're doing some different things it looks like the parking to some people don't camp out for the whole day right it sounded like the end of the thing with the parking lots is important because it depends on where the beaches are located so if you're in Sarasota you know for for example wrong scene Armand circle it's a shopping district there's a lot of parking it's back further from the beach where you're not acting residential areas for example like you say clear waters ago whenever that's in a more touristy area but write it down into Saint Pete beach like where the grandpa's is across the street that's all residential neighborhood so you close yeah the immediate beach parking lots all the overflows going into those neighborhoods that's why they decided generally phased opening we let him go open completely and then one final point I want to make on re opening because I.

Felix Vega James Berlin Hillsborough County
"felix vega" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

01:58 min | 5 months ago

"felix vega" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Evening Felix Vega and James Berlin there on the board could Florida businesses get protection from corona virus lawsuits senator Jeff Brandis is preparing legislation that would protect Florida businesses from being sued to someone contracts the corona virus while working or receiving goods and services on their premises now bad actors who ignore required precautions whether it's social distancing our P. P. E. or something else that would potentially be required they would not be protected under this legislation now whether or not this legislation actually gets enacted Brandis said he would file it at a special session if one's convenes at the moment it doesn't necessarily look like there is going to be one so he would be able to file it till the next regular session so I don't know where this protection stands at the moment when it comes to Florida businesses Felix you took a look at this what stood out to you well one thing I'd kind of juggling said yeah we have a thirty percent chance of a special session happening so I don't think he ever happen at any time this year one thing they would they would have to DO if they do passes next session if they start seeing lawsuits pop up is they would have to make it retroactive which is going to be dicey because at what point do you say like India's gonna county by county is gonna be a statewide mandate there's a lot of things he's got to work out because you're gonna see possibly outbreaks in certain regions that at a higher level of like southeast Florida versus you know parts of the panhandle so there's a lot of work that needs to be done on that I will say this for business owners and their insurance there's a lot of different scenarios that they're going to look at as well because when you look at insurance models that they have available and I know this from working at a law firm I did insurance defense for about a year at.

Felix Vega James Berlin senator Jeff Brandis India Florida
"felix vega" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

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12:51 min | 5 months ago

"felix vega" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Gorman with me this evening Felix Vega and James Burr lander optim an up in a little bit we'll talk about the president's guidelines for re opening the economy really I'll run through the general guidelines that are being put out but as was always going to be the case this is going to come down to what each state decides to do and it also looks like some governors some states are taking more of a regional approach which in certain areas is is definitely a smart way to go about it so we'll run through the guidelines and and then really every states can implement them on their own time table and how they see fit the big local news today Hillsborough County rescinded the curfew that was in place that nine PM to five AM curfew also a mandatory facemask policy was voted down now let's move on to Pinellas county are they have decided not to reopen the beaches just yet but Felix you said that really wasn't the main topic of discussion during their meeting today no it was it came out during the meeting by vice chairman Dave Eggers that there really was no vote that was scheduled on the agenda he made a comment at their last meeting on Monday and apparently that's what's brought up in the media that they were possibly going to take of but really it's more a planning meeting for how we're going to unwind all the restrictions down the line because they're really focused and it's was interesting as well there are hard and focused on April thirtieth whether or not the governor is going to stand the state wide order and that's gonna free them up on on one level which is the business as well talk about that in a minute but if they do if he doesn't how far is it going to go so I think they're gonna keep the beaches close till the thirtieth would what they extended their emergency order again today what they have to do every seven days I've now done it for the rest of the month so the pools part condo condo complexes in apartment complexes that was the means of most of the argument between all the county commissioners aside from the businesses of the beaches they had a presentation about if we were still interesting because the beaches have really been the main focus everybody's been watching what's going on with the beaches but they're focused on the war today in our meeting yeah I totally shifted because the county administrator I gave a presentation they've he went through the situation with the polls he brought the beaches there's a risk with the beaches where even if you open it up for you know exercise or if you open up your hotel pools there's gonna be a draw to go back to the beach anyway yeah and so they can really wanted him to mitigate that and what he made a great point I was saying is like we need to see a fourteen day decrease in the number of cases new cases that are coming up not necessarily the ones we've already gone through and what you see that fourteen day P. R. the curve go down there you can start to make the decision about the beaches and exactly guidelines and you know I'm I was very adamant last night and I've been adamant on Twitter as well you can follow me there Ryan Gorman try to update it as much as I can throughout the day that I didn't think it was time to reopen the beaches yet right not right now because again we're still in a critical phase here I don't know what the governor is going to do I I just I gotta be honest with you I can't figure out what to say at this is thinking throughout this entire crisis so I don't know if he'll extend the stay at home order past April thirtieth we've seen other places do that New York extended theirs to may fifteenth today I think you're gonna see that date may fifteenth are used by a lot of different states just to buy an extra two weeks to kind of get a better sense as to where everything's at and also by some time to ramp up testing and other health care measures that need to be in place before you can start to open things up but you know the Santas he's done a lot of things that I was surprised that so far so I don't know what it is that he's going to do but we do know that the the peak of the fatalities you're in the state of Florida is likely going to come within the next two weeks or so towards the end of April may be the very beginning of may somewhere in that time frame so it doesn't make any sense to get too far ahead of ourselves right now I'm not saying that we won't be able to open up the beaches soon for certain things but right at this moment I think it's a mistake and Jacksonville actually announced today that they're gonna be re opening their beaches in a in a phased in way where they'll do certain hours for certain activities to begin and that's great you know what let's see how it goes in Jacksonville maybe there are some lessons that will be able to learn based on what they experience there the will be able to apply here in Pinellas county when we're ready to potentially re opened things even if it's in a phased in manner so I like that you know what taxable go ahead like do your thing re open how you want to do it we'll watch and then that will help us with our decision making down the road right and that's in palisade they were talking about the flattening of the curve and one is gonna be the peak and so as a it's their looking at different models as well just like everyone else as they mention the Washington state model they have the other models that they look at on a daily basis for Dallas County Hillsborough County our charter did two county region and you're seeing a yelp the flattening of the curve but they don't they want to see that do you have before they start taking any further actions one thing we've seen in certain instances we've seen where it flattens but it's a long plateau right and it also another part of that is when you flatten the curve it pushes the peak out further so so for example if you're if you're if you have a policy and you push down on it the scenes in a spread out further so that high as part of the scene before it drops off that's when you'll start to see that it doesn't mean it's going to be that much worse it's just going to take longer to get to that point because exactly where do you get the things that we're doing are supposedly working back to the full fight it was epic and because the people are they were talking they were getting hundreds of calls emails with people will reopen our polls real problem ask you let me ask you because you may I. I'm perfectly fine here in my apartment so this doesn't really apply to me I never go to the apartment pool but you love going to your apartment I think you go like all the time yeah I go water every week what are your thoughts I mean do you think that it should be open right now yeah I honestly I'd rather wait till at least the end of the month now yeah a get through another two weeks of this whatever because I'm I yes I know its killing yeah it is but the these are the points they brought up it was the logic was this we typically have a very controlled environment out there this time of year but when some people are kids are out of school if that that pool was open that place will be packed every single day of the re opened it and that's my fear and they don't have the manpower to you even in the summertime there's people that are there for nine ten twelve hours a day they don't live there one person lived there bring over like journey forty people take over the entire pool deck were none of us that live there can you get a seat so I'm I'm scared of those situations redeveloping if there is a way where they could monitor the number of people coming and going but they don't have the staff and so on said then the sanitization has to be at a certain level so I'm fine with until they were out of this are a little safer than that but it was commissioner Kathleen Peters she was the one driving this issue going back and forth with Bob Gualtieri the share of through most of the meaning of let's see she started talking thirty five minutes and I have them still going at it up until the top of the hour almost on this poll issue they keep going back and forth and back and forth on it and so she was saying that it's not there the people in smaller condo complexes that maybe only have like you know ten twelve units they have a pool they can't use it but then he was pushing back saying that while you have larger complexes that have a hundred and twenty units so you know what who's going to monitor that so this was only make it more confusing than it needs to be right and it and to her credit she was representing her constituents however I thought the sheriff handled it and classic Bob Gualtieri form take a look take a listen from the radio one of the ways I can tell you for sure is that any decision that's made has to be all or nothing it is impossible we seen this Barack was over to do things on an incremental basis for it it's an unfortunate nightmare and it also creates what does only reality but certainly perception of unfairness is you can't save it okay we're just gonna open the Congo pools and the H. away calls for nocturnal hotel pools rock and open the country was rocket open just for that what it is I haven't have not situation and it all it also say that no I haven't people in the pools where we stand it is though yes some people use the correct but also we don't people consider exercise trucking about what's important what's most kinds of things and it really it has to be all or nothing in I thought that captured the argument yeah I know exactly and you know it's been fascinating to see several theory and how I would say his position has changed better originally he didn't want to shut down the beaches and do all that kind of stuff and now he's been adamant like okay now that we're in it we need to just stick with it a little while longer and not start you know open up this little thing and that little thing and then it starts to snowball and get out of control right he keeps using that the analogy it's like you don't drink half the penicillin for your prescription an exact halfway through it it's and then you get sick all over again so that's the kind of wear he's looking at it so that was and like I said that prima dat in small business issue dominated the entire meeting that went on for over two and a half hours so for the small business issues they just want to wait and see what the governor decides before making any decisions on that right because what the governor's order did is there any restricted their ability to allow nonessential businesses that were left open originally other than the Dallas County state safer at home order to stay open and practice social distancing and the sheriff was patrolling that with all his deputies he said you know we went to four thousand businesses in the course of like two days looking for violations he found less than one percent there were actually that's a really great job yeah that's a really great job bye bye Pinellas county residents and he said he's like I credit the business owners because they stepped up and the customer stepped up because they didn't overburden the system they played by the rules invited by shopping at home so here what they do also what they do is have the same complaints from the dog groomers and the the car wash people because they were at the meeting again today on the video conference is still about the automatic car wash yeah and it's like you don't understand that did they explain their their position is that they're an essential service because they wash cars for other essential vehicles like uber eats keep that keeping them clean yeah and these are the these are the automatic washers not the washes where you've got a bunch of people working in their drive in the car or anything like that but no I don't like it it's I first it was the automatic watches that that's what they're spending it today was more about the the ones with the details where there's people there and the automatic watch it made no sense that that would be shut down because you can easily get your car washed it does without coming into contact with anybody this is basically D. for lack of better term the car wash union in St Peter Pinellas county editorial about this of the dog groomers they were back out at out back out there again and then the there's a force it also spoke about she's fine with staying up close and told the thirty that's you the governor did because she deemed nonessential but she's like can I at least have employees in there for social distancing because he does lift the order they've got mother's day coming up and she can roll all right back into my business and if they get to do that the front end work over the next few days and weeks then she can pick right back up in her revenue stream becomes opening and and just starts at the relying on small business loans and additional help from the government yeah okay now there were some public comments correct there is a lot in common and just you said this was one of the most interesting parts of either the Hillsboro meeting or the panel's.

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01:31 min | 5 months ago

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"Felix Vega share bubble tea Aries will not be supporting any move to open canals county beaches when the issue comes up for a vote again this Thursday during the county commission meeting we are in the middle of this we can't now just stop it because if we stop it then we're going to get worse than what we were before so think about it that way we've got to finish the prescription and how long that's going to take we don't know residents attending recent commission meetings are demanding parts of the beaches be re opened at least for limited hours to allow for exercise walking and swimming Hillsborough county's emergency policy group is also set to vote Thursday I'm making it mandatory for residents to wear facial coverings in public over the proposal put forth by Tampa mayor Jane castor is sparking many questions under what conditions they'll be required to be worn aside from going to places like the grocery store for a train tunnel actually moody is continuing her crack down on price gouging unessential items and continue to be in high demand the way the corona virus outbreak moody says her office has issued sixty five subpoena so far in response to hundreds of complaints to the state's hotline has been activated for over a month and their best occasions will continue in most cases people and businesses are working with our offices and trying to remedy the situation but as you know we've already issued numerous subpoenas we will continue to do so so that we can further our investigations more than one hundred and sixty online posts offering items at inflated prices have also been deactivated and good news for snap food benefit recipients will now be able to do their grocery shopping online in Florida beginning this week.

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07:23 min | 5 months ago

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"Gorman with me this evening Felix Vega and Reggie on the board I want to get some rapid fire coronavirus stories because it's been such a busy week I've got so much that we haven't covered when I try to run through all of its tonight and kind of catch up and let me start with some international news because we really don't do that all that much we've been really focused on state local news things like that Chinese spies are using America's reliance on zoom to spy on business executives and government officials this is according to US intelligence experts cyber spies from China as well as Russia Iran and North Korea have made attempts to monitor meetings held on zoom so these are I think high level meetings not your five o'clock happy hour zoom conference calls where you're all chit chatting and gossiping and drinking or I think you're safe or third grade geometry lesson right one official said quote more than anyone else the Chinese are interested and what American companies are doing this visor searching government corporate and academic zoom chats for information they can steal like research or intellectual property information you know what Chinese officials need to be doing instead of snooping on our soon chats how about closing down those freakin what markets maybe start there you know the thing that started this whole pandemic the fact that they're still open is ridiculous yeah let me get to that there's actually a bipartisan group of lawmakers calling on global health organizations to permanently ban the buying and selling of live wildlife I can't believe there has to be a push for this at this point nearly seventy Democrats and Republicans from both chambers of Congress put out a letter calling on top officials of the World Health Organization the U. N. and the world organization for animal health to shut down the markets and this is from Axios Zoomdata diseases those spread from animals to humans are increasing and are getting more dangerous the lawmakers wrote that in the last forty five years at least five pandemics have been traced to bats now this coronavirus came from either backs or pangolins which are like an anteater have you seen what they look like yes I saw them after you mentioned the other night now China did a band back in February but it's got tons of loopholes I've been reading we talked about this before I've been reading all about how this whole thing might've started there's a couple different theories the original theory was that it happened at the wet market that somebody at the wet market in Wuhan contracted the virus first and then started spreading it it somehow went from like a back to a pangolin and I don't know what happened after that but then there were theories there there is a big goal lab that's right there it's very close to the wet market and it's like a CDC kinda laugh and then there were some theories that maybe this is a bio weapon or some like that when it comes to the lab the theory that is actually being looked at isn't so much that this was done on purpose it was that because they don't really do things in a very buttoned up way that it might have been an accidental situation where somebody from the lab somehow contracted the virus from a bad and so on knowingly started spreading it around more hot each and then that way there's there's another theory this was really interesting some people think that it might have come from a farm outside of Wuhan and I guess on these forms there's bats and they do a lot with with guano you know back to your member for may to ensure the old the old one thing that Dan yeah exactly so you mean that they made a little bowls out of guano and new year's eating the guano and all that kind of stuff so they think may be the guano or that somehow on the farm might have infected a farmer who then went to the market and that's how it started to spread that way this old couple different theories could it be a combination of all three of those I mean maybe I who knows I don't know but instead of spying on our zoom sessions maybe they should be dealing with their backs and their wet markets over there but they don't think they don't think that it was somebody who made a back because that was the original story that we saw right a lot of and I remember back in January around the time that we started to hear that it came from a bat those videos that were surfacing online and I think it tweet one out I remember Morgan showed it to me was grossly with though the woman wasn't just eating a bat it was it wasn't like caught up or anything it was the whole back in the soup and then there was another woman who was eating it like you would eat a chicken wing it was it was that's the one I really were saying out it was really really gross but they don't think that's how the disease got transmitted what we're talking about China there's a outpost quarantine moment from over there that's gone viral after being quarantined for more than two months in Beijing a four year old twin running up to his best friend once I finally got to see each other again and they were hugging embracing you know is a big thing like post quarantine they they call out each other's name in the run up to each other and that's not gonna happen when when the whole PM temple bay thing returns to the studio and we're all together again I don't expect hello Sir you don't like to hug to begin with exactly right it's not happening end I love this I was already a fan of Dr Balaji but after he said this I'm like his number one fan I think I'm to start a website like fan club the other day doctor found she said Americans should never shake hands again this is what I've been hoping would come out of this whole pandemic this is the positive scenario I was hoping we'd eventually get to that would completely change everything moving forward handshakes would be done he said and I'm quoting here to be honest with you I don't think we should ever shake hands ever again not only would be good to prevent corona virus disease it would probably decrease instances of influenza in this country to see there's added benefits not just about the corona virus in a different interview he said as a society just forget about shaking hands we don't need to shake hands we've got a break that custom because as a matter of fact that's one of the major ways that you can transmit a respiratory illness.

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08:36 min | 5 months ago

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"Evening Felix Vega and James Berlin there on the board let's get to some local updates for you and I want to start with Pinellas county adding back more essential services let's run through the list right so this is with the added back and this is all alcohol because synonymous and narcotics anonymous meetings will now be able to resume that was a big deal because they were have to basically either go to a less than ten people in one location and they were able to do it our meat you know over the phone or virtually so now to kind of relaxing those restrictions a bit which is good for people that do need those meetings to get by every day the meetings can be more than than ten people there to be less than ten people still Callum was if they had did not have locations to meet out because I got all these a lot of people these meetings meet in churches which have been and so we had to read well people that what they used to go to one at our church to another group but then you get to the point where you're not over your over ten people and have to break up the group sow yeah that's really important and and that should be pretty easy to space everyone else yeah frankly social distancing with less than ten people at these meetings and these meetings are probably more important than ever for a lot of people because we've seen alcohol consumption is through the role in this country and and I'm sure for some people you know the stress the anxiety is leading to more drinking leading to more drug use cell and it could be people that you know they're alcoholics that are you know maybe be tempted to start drinking again they're a long way and that's the only lifeline that they had so that's a good service that they resume these are the other ones of the listed so far auto dealerships and auto repair shops bike shops you talk about gun stores that's when it's going to be required as a deemed essential again insurance agents which is a good one because people are doing a lot of insurance problems I know I tried calling T. mobile last night and they've cut their our service hours back so you know for example you need to call your insurance Bernie going into with senior agent maybe faster than waiting on line for rest of geico or any of those sorts of things as well or making payments in person also moving companies and realtors they're back on the list because what people made you know they face eviction or may have down of last minute that's our own that would really suck to have to move right now you're gonna have our leaders touching all your stuff I could never do it I would have to cancel everything even if I took a hit on on on the cost because there's no way they would be touching all my stuff at the Lysol everything I own I have to do a deep clean of my new place let's assuming your moving because you wanted to move you were getting evicted yes well yes are you allowed to just move if you want to move right now yeah you are but I mean I would highly recommend not moving if you can avoid it by now you are get the weird thing is like home construction as well as essential service and I think you can still you know move if you already had a house you're moving into their docket and that's why they probably need the realtors back open so you're not pushing closing dates back further and further if you're under contract and expires then poof there goes our house so what about you mentioned a minute ago the auto repair shops and and all of that what about the automatic car washes do we know do we have an update on the automatic it back and let me check I I can't for the life of me figure that one out that makes no sense it's automatic it's not like there's people gathered around you're just going through the car wash yeah that was not but added back into the essentialism trying to scan over the one I mean look it's not the most important thing in the world it can rain this weekend anyway so your call get washed off but still it just doesn't make any sense and that's what you and I talked about yesterday was affected you know you're going through the drive through one the only thing you're doing is rolling down your window to swipe your credit card punching in the code and your windows back up and you're going through a two minutes you have no human contact with anyone I'm Jack Ross S. or even the ones where you drive into the bay you get out you spray your card on yourself like I do when I was a kid with my dad yeah there is there's no one else around you're probably ten feet away from the next person that using one of the washing bays right I'd rather people run to automatic car washes because they need to get out of the house and run to the grocery store come to contact with less people that's definitely true yeah I don't see it on here are listed under different like a broader umbrella was there any other notable item that went from not essential to essential in Pinellas county that was the lists that they sent out and then they also updated their safer home guidance what you find on the website Pinellas county dot org it's the first item that stated April seventh we can pull the entire list down I recommend business owners you know he would have an argument that you should be essential go look at the last and then your contact the county commission because they have no they're updating this now they might start to updating you know updating it every week at some point based on how things are going and the needs of services of other people within optinose guy so that was an interesting and unexpected update that they put out today let's talk about U. S. after holding a virtual graduation yeah this is I can't believe how many difference things you know people have been able to be a part of how is this gonna work well do what they're gonna do is we're going to I think Steve Carell put out a statement today is the president of U. S. F. I think they're gonna do you stage a virtual graduation probably do all the run up to the graduation ceremony where before you would get up and go across the staging intercall name called out have the dignitaries they are kind of do it it's going to be modified obviously yeah but I don't think they're gonna call out everyone's name C. O. for graduation ceremonies there I've been to mine was I think like six hundred people and I've got been to one's writing a thousand young graduates depending on what schools are lumped together what they are looking at doing is is the thing I really like is because United States have summer graduations tear because summer school goes on are you bleed over into the summer semester so they're looking at adding in regular graduation ceremonies in the summer so if you still want to walk across the stage to be part of the they're gonna add more ceremonies hopefully at that point school where you don't have to wait to like you know I don't even know what semester right now the fall you have to wait till like December so I think that's interesting a good compromise because you know I graduations like a big deal in your life from college and here in Hillsborough County Addison Davis is the superintendent of Hillsborough County schools he's still looking at different ways where they can possibly pull off some graduation ceremonies of some socks some kind yeah for high school students because they've lost you know their prom you've got kids stressing out about A. P. exams and get getting into college and so it's something that they can tangibly have you know not just having their diploma mailed to them it's like my graduate law school essential there's so much that you don't even realize these these kids a mess yeah and it's yeah I'm thinking back to my high school years like the right after graduation there's so much going on tonight that that just literally Valerie's kids gone then no problem you're right no graduate graduation that's a big moment for the whole family yeah it really is and it's really the first it's the end of one era of your life and the start of another and coronavirus has ruined it for so many coming up in a moment or to talk about how Floridians are handling the corona virus outbreak at some new data on social distancing also apparently there's a lot of snitching on neighbors going on so sorry about that last of the come here on PM Tampa Bay news traffic and weather Tampa bay's news radio WFLA new numbers out from the Florida department of health show there were fifteen thousand six hundred ninety eight over nineteen cases statewide the death toll has risen to three hundred twenty three Miami Dade County overwhelmingly leads the state number of cases with nearly fifty five hundred eight one point four million square foot Miami beach convention center is being turned into a temporary field hospital for covert patients this facility in conjunction with the army corps of engineers will open with four hundred beds and fifty I see you beds for a total of four hundred fifty bad governor Rauner Santa says this will only be used in a worst case scenario if there's a surge of patients evolution county man arrested for intentionally coughing on a store cashier yesterday is in the M. T. berries Christopher Canfor is facing an assault charge deputies say can for did it because he says he was tired of covert nineteen social distancing and face masks with Florida's news.

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09:52 min | 6 months ago

"felix vega" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"This evening Felix Vega and James Burling and they're on the board let's talk about some state local news related to the corona virus outbreak and I want to start with complaints about this stay at home order in Pinellas county what you have on that yeah this is interesting because I dipped into their county commission meeting that they have today they were doing and of course all virtually by video conference but they opened it up to the public so you can actually call in and either register complaint as a question they really were kind of pretty open about it so this is the one I heard was one of the complaint is about why the beaches dot re opening the person was very very forceful about his opinion basically saying that we don't serve you you survived he had no right to close the beaches sort of thing so that was one topic that they were dealing with another one I thought was interesting not even think about there was a gentleman that apparently lives in a high rise condo tower over in Dallas County and he was worried about your question about what the central businesses and what's not what's essential work that needs to be done so in the order is basically if you have new home construction or something like that that can still go on as long as everyone socially distance properly at the work site his concern was different because apparently the condo tower had scheduled right I guess maintenance thirteen you will painting throughout the building and servicing workers coming and going it's like they really don't need to be painting the building so his question was you know is that is that something that's voluntary do you have happen to have schedule during this time and yeah that was an interesting one because I didn't think about people living your apartment complexes if you have other people coming the workers coming in that may not be your regular maintenance people then there's a risk that they may have you know the corona virus and so that was a interesting one in terms like that what work is really necessary versus what you can hold off delaying until later on after this passes and the other one I caught on newschannel eight this afternoon would you becoming a big deal people that own car washes they've been deemed nonessential nonessential and so it whether it's an automatic car wash or your people automatic car wash you mean like the car wash we just go in the machine does all the work yeah that's the one you have is like a shell or circle K. or you know they have the the standalone car washes you can go through those nonessential because the way that the sheriff was explaining it why is that because you know it's a non essential service that you need so therefore you should not be going out to do it yeah but you don't come into contact with anybody I mean that's what I have to out to touch the like pin pad or something like that even after even if you do the one where you're spraying the card on yourself you're by yourself right and you're in your own be a little bit of common sense I mean there there is a car wash I think it's on Manhattan by the radio station yeah and and I go there sometimes because you know you go when you get it done automatically it's not very expensive and you get out it's quick and usually after the show it's like nobody there so I can get in and get out sometimes when you go to the gas stations have to wait on somebody there is no reason why anybody should be able to go do that right now right you're not coming in I'm staying in the car that's what I didn't understand the logic of it either because I think about the one another like a gas station one where you just like you go up you you know either you have your code from when you got your fill up your task or you swipe the card at the machine and then you just go in and you're done in two minutes so even if you left home just go do that your only out like a matter of minutes is not like your lolly gagging around I understand the car washes were they have people you know doing some of the work like drying them things like that because then you could have some social distancing problems you get up to many people in one place at the same time but an automatic car wash I want to go on that website and file a complaint about that that's that doesn't make any sense to me yeah that was the one I want I do not think about but the beach what was interesting because what they were the proposal that this guy wanted was apparently the guy that was really pissed off yeah but it did improve already involution they closed down the beaches as well but they are allowing people on certain hours if they want to go out and exercise go for a run but it's like between like five and ten AM and then open it up for my gifting five to seven at night so that was a compromise that he was suggesting to do it like that but the and the beach patrols are over there are patrolling the beaches make sure people aren't sunbathing are gathered yeah that's what you have to have yeah so there's some debate whether or not that could be possibly if you're going to reopen the beach is do it that way gradually what people may live near the beach so they want to do that now or use people the all I'll be in until we get through this I'd rather just stick with the all out ban just suck it up for a few more weeks so we can get rid of this thing and start to gradually return back to normal life we've seen what happened in New York with Central Park yeah it's just supposed to be for exercise too and people are packing that place in certain areas you got crowds gathering that's that's inevitably what's going to happen if you start to open things up like that and say Hey whoever wants to come run at the beach can come right at the beach and you're gonna have led it's gonna be a marathon down there well then are you guys no we've gotten several boring at one point we're gonna make about the the results talk about Bayshore being partially shut down after that crash this weekend and the mayor said no way because they are now the reason why is because you have you know more people out there because we close down like two lanes like you do on Gasparilla that's just your name for more people to get out there and possibly not socially distant themselves tell me about this Hillsborough Wrobel calls story you sent it over and all I saw was robo calls and immediately it caught my eyes I figured now instead of reading and I'll just wait for you to tell me about it so easier I actually got two of them this morning in the studio not on my cell phone call from the county recognized the number because it's the same one I don't have a standing robo calls why do we need more I'm I'm still getting robo calls from spammers the the corona virus outbreak hasn't slowed that down at all if anything it's increased the amount of robo calls you get these days so what they're doing the county is it decided to DO and this is kind of decided after a policy meeting yesterday are going back and forth on this whether or not they want to use we because we get all the media alerts in the emails are they come to us here at the station to our work emails they were worried about messaging getting out for example if there is a CDC update of for example basically it's like the voice version of what we get in our media alerts and so what they are doing is sometimes we get these alerts from the mayor of the county saying that there's a thunderstorm warning or well you get one this year today's the day to vote or stuff like that so they want to use that system to get out the the message that they were going along with CDC guidelines that people should be wearing face masks so that was a robo call the one out today I like I said I got it twice just sitting in the newsroom so I don't but I did not get it on my cell phone so I don't know where they're targeting just business is or is going out system wide to everyone that signs up for the alert system with the city of Tampa it's more of a county thing that's a county wide system not the city of Tampa system I'm a hard liner on robo calls I don't want any added robo calls of any sort whatsoever pandemic no pandemic I don't like it right I don't wanna get rubble I think with us interviewing all these officials I think there's other ways they can do it either through the websites do a video conference you'll face book posted they can put on their Facebook page I think there's other ways that they're getting out information effectively what exactly to go to the phone system if it gets to be an emergency totally on your hand right people can get the information these days I mean there are enough resources and they're at home they've got access people are on top of this will be a call you know I mean you're the morning they want a phone number or they want to like some clarification on something so I think there's one thing we're peas because people are you know at home and your height in self isolating where they're almost forced to pay attention to this like there's no exactly getting around this one I'm very much anti robocall I am I am against that policy here in Hillsborough County or anywhere else don't and to the robo calls people already get enough as it is because that again that's one of those things that just because there's a pandemic sorry I the camera started to turn on me like where are you going something that that just because there's a pandemic these robo callers the spammers they have not slowed down yeah one bit if anything they've started to increase the amount of calls they make throughout the course of the day in a moment we have done this in awhile we're gonna do and only in Florida stories feature here and it's going to be based on corona virus stories I've got a hold of them so we've got that for you in a moment right here on PM Tampa Bay don't move news traffic and weather Tampa bay's news radio WFLA everything but essential court proceedings have been suspended in Florida until may twenty ninth but prosecutors say that doesn't mean the criminal justice system is put on hold prosecutors are in court three hundred sixty five days a year you're a victim of a crime please call law enforcement and our victim advocates will be there to help you Palm Beach county state attorney Dave Aronberg also says that crooks are taking advantage of the state home order citing an uptick in car burglaries Disney planning new safety measures for when the parks re open they may include checking.

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03:31 min | 6 months ago

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"Me this evening Felix Vega and James Burr lander on the board I feel like Debbie Downer this evening first of Morgan news then all this sobering modeling I don't mean to be Debbie downers just a lot of good news to talk about at the moment it's the nature of the work right now unfortunately we have to DO but we're doing a service for your listeners do you need to stay on top of those our let me get back to some of what was said during the course of this White House coronavirus task force briefing which is still under way right now it's the question and answer phase Dr Burke said something very notable we are following the models out of Italy to get an idea of what to expect here in the United States that's obviously not great news we would much rather be following the modeling out of South Korea but we just didn't do the aggressive testing measures early enough to be able to come close to what South Korea has managed to do with this outbreak so we are more along the path of Italy also doctor Burke said and I'm quoting here and this is something I've been saying an awful lot on the show there is no magic bullet there is no magic vaccine or therapy it's just behavior I know you're hearing a lot about this potential treatment or that potential treatment for this vaccine or tdap vaccine it's not going to be ready in time for the height of this outbreak we've just run out of time there's no other way to put it what we need to do is follow the guidelines it's the only thing we can do to stay safe to flatten the curve and to limit the amount of deaths in this country that doesn't mean at some point there won't be a treatment that we learn works and it doesn't mean at some point there won't be a vaccine because there will but it's not gonna happen soon enough just like I know you're hearing a lot about five minute tests and forty five minute tasks in this test and that test and they're coming but not quick enough a lot of that stuff will be useful on the backend as we try to re open society that rapid testing will make that part easier but in terms of right now before the worst hits it's just not right the same with the ventilator issue I scroll down here because I had an anecdote I want to make sure I talked about this evening on that point so this is from Catherine Herridge over at CBS used to work for for fox news fourteen G. E. healthcare our building fifty thousand ventilators in Michigan in the next Hundred Days thirty thousand a month after as needed and they're looking to start production the week of April twenty that's great but they're not going to be ready in time likely for the peak maybe towards the hopefully at that point towards the downturn I mean if we're still peaking in April twentieth that's not good so the ventilators are coming just not.

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03:02 min | 6 months ago

"felix vega" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"The latest news and information I'm Felix Vega a brutal quarter ending on a down note the Dow fell more than four hundred points to close down nearly two percent the S. and P. drop more than one and a half percent well the nasdaq fell just shy of one percent the Dow has dropped twenty three percent this quarter the worst for stocks since nineteen eighty seven as for the oil market this is the worst quarter ever West Texas oil has lost sixty five percent U. S. consumer confidence tumbled in March to the lowest level in nearly three years as for that stimulus cash you'll be getting the IRS and the treasury department say people should start receiving checks in the next three weeks the method still up in the air direct deposit paper checks are possible but visa MasterCard PayPal then mo and square are all asking to be involved in dispersing the cash payments some workers at whole foods stores called in sick today but it's not clear how many they're asking for better corona virus protection from Bloomberg I'm Mona Rivera for news radio W. FLA Pasco news radio WFLA ninety nine point one FM being at home longer Lisa Brady fox news Illinois among multiple states now extending stay home or it's safer at home orders through April thirtieth that's to meet the new federal guidelines for social distancing to be extended through the end of April many governors still expressing also in need of supplies we have twenty seven thousand masks and we need about two to three million so we have short supply is certainly in that area Utah governor Gary Herbert also talking about the need for more event to leaders worldwide they are now more than eight hundred forty thousand cases of covert nineteen and in the U. S. more than one hundred eighty thousand the U. S. cases still include about forty percent New York state cases it has now spread to all but two counties in New York state the acting U. S. navy secretary says the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt could be sidelined in the western Pacific after a spike in covert nineteen cases on board now nearly two hundred sailors the ship's commanding officer says the entire five member crew should be also and I escalated while the ship is disinfected the result is currently pier side for now and go on this testing on the crew continues the U. S. military has over seven hundred cases among service members worldwide an eighteen percent spike in one day Holland America cruise ship denied entry to multiple countries is heading to Florida hoping to dock in fort Lauderdale dozens of passengers and crew of flu like symptoms for elderly passengers of diners op ed in the South Florida sun Sentinel Holland America's president right the covert nineteen situation is one of the most urgent tasks of our common humanity to slam the door in the face of these people betrays our deepest human values Sox's.

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"felix vega" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

03:12 min | 7 months ago

"felix vega" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"West good evening I'm Felix Vega as far as declaring a public health emergency after the first two confirmed cases of the corona virus in Florida have now surfaced governor on the Santa says keeping assisted living and skilled nursing facilities free of the virus is now a priority I have a most deleterious effect on his life either underlying health conditions for the elderly so we believe that that's a priority and they're gonna be working in conjunction with those facilities to ensure that the residents are protected those who are sick regardless of the type of illness are being told not to visit friends or relatives in these types of facilities generate Scott is focusing on potential coronavirus hazard from overseas the Republican senator wants DHS to increase coronavirus screenings at all of Florida's International Airport the move comes as Florida confirms the first cases of covert nineteen and more reports of the virus in Mexico Latin America and Brazil one of Florida's biggest international markets Scott says DHS should work with countries to make sure they are outgoing passengers are properly screened before they arrive in Florida I'm Rory o'neill early voting is underway in Hillsborough and Polk counties starting today for the democratic presidential nomination voters in Hillsboro can cast their ballots through March fifteenth and in public until the fourteenth early voting polls are set to open in Pinellas Pasco and manatee counties on Saturday the Florida fish and wildlife commission will hold a series of meetings on a proposed rule to end the importation or possession of deer carcasses or their body parts from outside the state the reason the FWC is trying to stop the spread of the disease in the deer population called chronic wasting which is similar to the mad cow disease for more news listen to the daily diet the big news stories explain not shouted listen to the daily dive each day on the I heart radio app wherever you get your podcast I'm Felix Vega stock lost twelve percent last week and gained back about a third of those losses today the Dow was up twelve hundred and ninety four points or five percent the nasdaq and the S. and P. gained back more than four and a half percent a good day for food companies and makers of consumer goods their stock jumped due to more people staying home and stocking up on supplies for the pantry Campbell soup cosco Clorox among the big gainers more banks are clamping down on travel following the lead of JP Morgan Citigroup Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo all telling employees not to travel internationally without approval airline stocks continue to tank an airline chiefs will be meeting with vice president pence on Wednesday to map out a response plan for the virus pence will also meet with cruise company leaders and with officials from three M. who are trying to ramp up production of medical masks oil rallied on expectations of more output cuts up four and a half percent from Bloomberg I'm Mona Rivera for newsradio WFLA I'm Mona Rivera at Bloomberg for news radio six hundred Togo I'm Bloomberg's Mona Rivera newsradio six ten W. I. O. D. the SP Pasco.

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"felix vega" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

03:14 min | 7 months ago

"felix vega" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Radio WFLA I'm Felix Vega from the moss Nissan traffic center if you're heading out over the purchase right now we're seeing slow volume on all three bridges on the approach to Tampa high wind warnings continue on the sunshine skyway bridge you some extra caution here too this report is sponsored by compassion international it's easier to change the world than you think sponsored child in extreme poverty with compassion international and you will change the world for that child just text the word child eight three three nine three to sponsor right now page Carrera newsradio WFLA see traffic problems call the injury firm of Abraham sin in your traffic tip line Hillsborough eight six six five four five ninety five ninety five is about to show here from the Gulf coast here systems whether certain just a bit of a chill out there this morning but temperatures do warm up quickly we hit seventy seven it will be breezy at times when coming out of the south but keeping the forecast dry and mild overnight with a low of sixty four humidity increases tomorrow we make it up to seventy nine degrees with a ten percent rain chance in the late afternoon better rain chances on Wednesday as a cold front passes if you're out of the water today south winds at fifteen knots in a moderate chop on the bay I'm news channel eight meteorologist Leigh Spann sponsored by publishers clearing house this is a last chancellor in just days publishers clearing house will award five thousand dollars a week forever you could win five thousand dollars a week for your life plus after that five thousand dollars a week for life for someone you choose enter a P. C. H. dot com now interesting to twenty five no purchase necessary void where prohibited your listing news radio WFLA Pasco news radio WFLA ninety nine point one FM if you have rats in your attic don't make the mistake of putting out poison or wasting money on do it yourself traps called earth's best natural pest management earth's best has an elite team of rodent stoppers that'll identify and target all wrapped in three points trap and remove all rats and mice and create a plan to keep those rodents out rats carry nasty viruses and can damage the wires in your walls or worse first best is so confident they can stop your rodent problems they provide a one year guarantee if the rodents returns so does earth's best if you have rats or mice in your house or business called earth's best at eight hundred six three four thirteen thirteen eight hundred six three four thirteen thirteen first best natural pest management provides fast friendly and effective rodent control and pest control solutions plus their technicians are clean friendly and always on time to stop the rodents called earth's best natural pest management at eight hundred six three four thirteen thirteen this is Robert Harwood of the hardwood financial group and I had a client tell me I need it once and I don't have to make it twice I agree especially for retired or approaching retirement if you're not a risk taker or just tired of writing the financial roller coaster give me a call Robert Harwood at one eight hundred three nine five four two seven nine that's one eight hundred three nine five four two seven nine or the hardwood way dot com I'm sure I could show you a better way to invest investment advisory services offered through the Harvard advisory group LLC a registered investment adviser the third annual skyway ten K. expo is Saturday February twenty ninth don't miss this free.

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"felix vega" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

06:57 min | 7 months ago

"felix vega" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"M. Tampa Bay and Felix Vega's with us our WFLA legal analyst and he was giving us some pretty important stuff on this increase in the minimum wage in the state of Florida but also you're just telling me off the year about a good thing it'll be on the ballot yeah in twenty eighteen when they re did the election laws that especially when it comes to the amendments the legislature passed a law where these financial impact statements they're done every single year on all the amendments I see them because I read the news updates to come through the news room but if there are there in the actual text of the amendment we don't read the full member that's on the department of elections website then you may not know about it when they change one twenty eighteen now the financial impact statement we physically on the ballot when you go to vote in November so if you're get when you get your your balance your sample ballot in the mail you'll be able to see what I was telling you guys about the financial impact of the minimum wage and all the other amendments that are gonna be on there weather affects the state level whether Texas Pacific county or region of the state all that the information is going to be on there were voters can say is this something you want to vote for and support given the economic impact of the the amendment versus what it will do for individuals or groups of people across the state of Florida one other amendment they're talking about putting on there for the second time would be regarding transportation because the Florida Supreme Court has put a big hold on it now with all the money they have been okayed by the by the voters for the most part Ellsberg county for all for transportation this isn't tied up in court since it passed because there was the county commissioner that sued and then that basically they said that the you could strike out certain parts of the offer transportation tax rate where it dealt with specific value amounts like allotting you know ten million dollars to temple terrace ten million dollars to this roadway project that would have to be done by the county commission well the county commission immediately I'm back and did what they said we agree with all these allotments but then it went to the appeals court in now to the Supreme Court basically saying to the amendment take away the the fundamental powers of the Hillsborough County commission which he did and by way of the the court striking it down initially and basically they just kind of what you said yeah we're gonna adopt all this and we did it ourselves so not sure what the challenge delays because they already fixed to give themselves the power back by way of the a member but still implement the programs that will collect the money and then do all the the road working everything they will infrastructure projects they want to do initially yes we may be voting on that again probably yes let's look to the US of the failed amendments here because marijuana we're not taking that medical marijuana we're talking about recreational marijuana it did not get the amount of signatures needed to make the ballot and now they've failed at six hundred and seventy two thousand you need seven hundred sixty six thousand which was close which I think this will come up again probably in twenty twenty one to twenty twenty two there's a lot of money going into this by John Morgan who was the one to lead the medical marijuana push as well so eventually you would see this past and basically it would set the age not at eighteen below twenty one similar to the drinking age in the state of Florida and other states and also would limit you can transport up to two and a half ounces interesting that this is come up because now here in Hillsborough County you I think you guys talk to share crossed on Friday where there's an ordinance of passwords now civil citation only in Hillsborough County in some other counties are doing this as well where instead of being arrested for a misdemeanor criminal charge your soul citation go to court to pay the fines and be double the world not go on your record so there is a push towards decriminalizing marijuana in the state of Florida as well as other drugs on the coming out of the legislature there is a huge bail on drug trafficking and drug sentencing reforms is now being signed on by Attorney General actually moody where it would give the judges the ability to no way these were very heavy minimum mandatory sentences for drug trafficking especially in cases where you're called like thirty or forty pills interfacing you know seven or fifteen years in prison yeah the prosecutors agree that you're you know you're not a dealer in there certain requirements then they can submit that to the judge the judge can say okay I'm not gonna send you to prison I'm gonna give you probation or community control that that's really is great because a lot of the problems here if you see somebody with a crack the probably dealing the crack you see someone with a bunch of pills there's a good chance that they're just an addict themselves are not actually selling the hill and when I left the state attorney's office that was the number one question we're acting in our drug trafficking cases are they a dealer or user and so right now under current law in the state of Florida only the state attorney's office has the ability to remove that minimum mandatory sentence from your possibility of whether or not you resolve your case you go to trial so if you had someone for example one of my friends had a case where was the your sixty year old woman who was decide to sell some pills to you unfortunately a undercover detective and at her nephews or grants as I can remember he's like a grandma you could sell your pills for awhile you'll get like you know a couple hundred dollars towards it really this is a great idea and guess what she ends up getting arrested the grand twenty five year minimum mandatory that she was facing giving out pills that you sold because her grandson thought that they could make a quick Buck so this is kind of you will be a big reform for those low level offenders I know the sheriff's office police she's been pushing back on whether not drug users are low level offenders or not but it's one of those considerations will give more power to the judges in order to find have some say in what goes on because prosecutors you know you're the old the old phrase you can indict a ham sandwich there you go US grandmother on the bus yeah I'm pretty much sounds like he did well I alternately marijuana is going to be legal recreational eventually all across fruited plain but it'll take some time and anyway Felix right twenty one has got to go out on that one S. Felix Vega or WFLA legal analyst and if you have any questions you'd like to ask him by all means let us know about it either said on Twitter or send us an email or something like that can always work with them yeah or call in it's eight twenty eight on A. M. Tampa Bay turn up your radio here's a Sean Hannity morning minute Gallup saying the president's job approval rating is at a record high now the latest survey finds on a further increase in national satisfaction with the president sixty one percent of Americans say they're better off than they were three years ago a higher percentage than in prior election years when an incumbent was running citizens that have the highest competence in the direction of the U. S. since the president's inauguration forty six percent.

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Lawmaker accuses Justice Department of blocking whistleblower disclosure

PM Tampa Bay with Ryan Gorman

14:30 min | 1 year ago

Lawmaker accuses Justice Department of blocking whistleblower disclosure

"On August twelfth a whistle blower father a whistle blower filed a complaint with intelligence community inspector general Michael act concerned who serves as the watch dog for the US intelligence community that he named was credible and urgent within the definition of the law The Washington Post reported last night that the complaint concerning communication between trump a foreign leader in which the president made some kind of promise. acting director of national intelligence just acquire has refused to turn over the complaint to Congress as is usually required by law today actions and declined to provide lawmakers on the house intelligence committee with details of the whistle blower complaint The New York Times reported that the complaint is said to involve multiple acts by trump not just one conversation with a foreign leader the president tweeted this in response to the reports quote another fake news story out there never ends virtually any time I speak on the phone to a foreign leader I understand that there may be many people listening from various US agencies not to mention those from the other country itself no problem knowing all of this is anybody dumb enough to believe that I would say something inappropriate with a foreign leader while on such a potentially heavily populated call I would only do what is right anyway and only do good for the USA joining us now to offer some insight into these reports and how all of this works is national security lawyer Brad mas he can follow on Twitter at Brad mosque he S. Q. Brad how are you. good right how you doing this evening good thank you so much for joining us so let's start with how normal intelligence community whistle blower complaint works something you've handled and no well and then we'll get to this specific situation sure so in a standard situation and what you would have is the individual which wrapped up whatever is the nature of the complaint they waited submitted to the inspector general of the intelligence community and the inspector general refuse that determinate the credible in qualifies it's what's called an urgent concerns and urgent concern being a lay great abuse of long that is not simply a public policy dispute and if the inspector general says yes this is credible he for that on to the director of national intelligence and a director of national intelligence send it to the intelligence committees that did not happen here so real quick what what generally constitutes these complaints sent to the inspector general. so could be any number of things that can be that they you know that there's a mid level manager miss using agency assets for personal use personal enrichment you can think of is systemic misuse of agency authority in terms of how an agency is managing surveillance powers and how they're submitting applications anything along those lines and how frequently do these complaints to the inspector general occur. they're not often this is not typically use thing any you're talking maybe it doesn't twenty at most of the year and most of them are not found to be credible. okay this one was found to be credible credible correct it it it got classified as urgent. yes correct it did and the more important part it apparently implicates a very senior level official if not the present United States court reporting so what makes this complaint then different from a normal complaint in terms of the steps that it would go through. so the problem here and this is what we've seen that with what happened in the subsequent Spahn it is the way the statue in the relevant statutes call the intelligence community whistleblower protection act the statute was not designed to address the situation in which the individual against whom the whistle is being blown was someone above the director of national intelligence or facing an unprecedented situation and so the problem that we are facing is how to handle it when the person is beyond the D. and icy profession okay so because everybody who's typically under the director of national intelligence once the D. and I received a complaint he would just take it to the house intelligence committee that would be the normal process be because this is somebody who's above the D. N. I. it's preventing him from doing that. that's what the justice department is apparently it by the end I could do so at the end I could have simply transmitted it but because the individual against him the whistles being blown was apparently the president he sought guidance from the justice department the justice department reviewed the complaint and said this does not fall within the mandatory obligation for you to transmit this to the intelligence committees because the president is not under your supervision and the purpose of this stature the purpose of the icy WPA with you give whistleblowers away to notify Congress and particularly the intelligence committees in particular the oversight entities yes the these oversight entities that we created in the aftermath of mixing to give them access to an understanding of the problems that are ongoing within the intelligence community not just to limit it to the executive branch itself here's the problem I have though if it stays within the executive branch whether it's at the department of justice and and the only people that know about it's the D. and IT inspector general department of justice all executive branch figures then you have no oversight. correct in that. it's about the president because the president oversees the department of justice. in the the difficulty we're facing here the struggle were facing is because the statute never envisioned that this type of factual scenario it didn't have the mechanism properly designed to address what did the and I should do and so the advice the legal advice that was given to the end I from the justice department had some legitimate basis based off a very narrow but still legitimate reading of the strict language of the statute and at that is that if it does not that the urgent concern only applies if it falls under the supervision of the D. and I and so this is this you know political no man's land facing. all past practice of the last twenty one years tells you this is how it's still possible to be done but your facing a scenario that you've never had before we're talking to national security lawyer Brad mossy can follow on Twitter at Brad mas E. S. Q. so the inspector general went before the intelligence committee today and didn't really say anything because he couldn't write that the director of national intelligence must've instructed him based on what the department of justice said not to reveal the complaint to Congress. so in a letter that came out shortly after RB inspector general's testimony included I believe was released by the house intelligence committee there was a letter from the specter general dated two days ago that outline that he had been repeatedly asking for authorization from the director of national intelligence to reveal at least some detail to the intelligence committee about what had gone on what was the nature of the disclosure even if it wasn't to be disclosing disclosing the complaint itself and at the end I had continued to refuse and until the IG has that authorization. he can't say anything and that's why you had what you had today where he could not. confirm anything he could not address any of the reporting now what power does Congress have to compel the D. and night to provide them the complaints that the whistle blower issue is there any recourse that Congress has. very little for the way Congress set up the statute no it didn't create any rate of judicial review or any private called the faction all it all they have the ability to do it actually everything. they could subpoena the director of national intelligence. I can testify in open session on next Thursday if he doesn't answer the questions they can hold them in contempt and they could refer him for transportation to the justice department which of course is not gonna do anything. they can try to use their own inherent authority you have the sergeant arms arrest him which of course they're not going to do they could sue. claiming that the year so their subpoena has been obstructed and try to compel disclosure but then becomes the legal debate in court over a very new wants to narrow piece of language in the link the statue for. they essentially try to define parts the deny as leverage which would be politically dangerous let me ask you this in terms of. god. a bread on just for a quick this is Felix Vega could the whistle blower themselves go directly to Congress. now so here is I own a copy out that under the terms of the I. T. W. P. eight it does not grant the whistle blower the authority on their own to just go to a member of Congress now there are those of us including myself who argue that they be visible or already has that authority to go to select committees like the intelligence committee get they have the necessary security clearances they have the relevant facilities that they should be allowed to go do that no one's ever been criminally charged that contact but if the whistle blower were to do that they would almost certainly be fired in the clear. is this a form is this some form of executive privilege basically that is being invoked here because it involves the president conversations that he had that apparently this was a blower was privy to that that is why the department of justice believes that it doesn't have to be turned over to Congress also at the moment it's only a classification issue that clearly been involved and that's why the I. T. W. P. A. this as a mechanism is because these are classified disclosures they're coming to Congress yes though this became a legal fight in court between the house intelligence committee and the president or the M. night there would be an issue indications of executive privilege because yeah this is something involving the president's communication we're talking a national security lawyer Brad mas here on PM Tampa Bay if the president wanted to because the president claims look there's nothing to see here if he wanted to he could immediately declassified a whistle blower complaint and make a public correct. course he cut which also course in the end says well wait a minute he's made clear he has no prom exercising that authority the with the NO a president has done yet he hasn't done that here despite all this media spectacle we've had for the last six days about what's going on here and now these reports suggesting he basically made some illicit promise to a foreign head of state why wouldn't he want to just the classified it and let the information come out well at the sixty four thousand dollar question only Donald J. trump after that year in DC you're in the middle of of the national security apparatus they're clearly somebody is leaking information now to the media about the complaint we learn that allegedly it involves now the Washington post is reporting the complaint about president trump involves Ukraine so that's a new report but we're learning that involves potentially conversation between the president and a foreign leader then we learned that it could be multiple incidents that are contained in this complaint so we'll be information do you think get out there anyway and how dangerous is that for people to leak are parts of this complaint. we'll be clear anybody who's leaking parts of that complaint at a moment after at a minimum they're risking have being fired and losing their clearances and depending on if parts of it are classified that they're leaking out they could also face criminal penalties that all being said yes it seems that the majority if not all of this complaint will eventually get leaked out. the only question is will it all be done before the actual verified details get provided the Congress or this one the situations with a whistle blower tried to do it right went through the process in the end because of obstruction from that the N. nine the White House is that gonna of actually be under cut in the very thing he or she was trying to keep quiet and properly report to Congress without leaking it to the public is gonna get leaked out anyway it's by other individuals with their own potential agenda and Brian terms of this statue just seems like it makes no sense. once again that there would not be a fail safe for anyone above the D. and I too you know there if someone did something wrong and basically blocks anyone above the D. and I from being reported to Congress and anyone finding out about this is this something Congress can change in the interim possibly or do they have to wait until you know that this is over with. all the I mean they could change it tomorrow but when applied to this situation necessarily unless the contact gently can't make it retroactive like that but I think the reason why they never contemplated applying this far higher level above that the N. nine there was some legislative debate arming Congress when they passed the original bill back in nineteen in the late nineteen nineties wise you ultimately at that higher level perfectly the president you're dealing with someone with so much discretion and so much inherent constitutional authority that it's very difficult to imagine that anything that would actually fall within the scope of a flagrant violation or abuse of law as opposed to simply dispute over public policy matter is opposed to someone who's more of a mid level manager just relying on what the delegated to them so there there there were there were been inherent constitutional Kanya tension with trying to apply this to the president I'm sure that something that would come up if they're all the litigation over this which is why it's never been applied to

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"felix vega" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

01:55 min | 1 year ago

"felix vega" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"And Felix Vega a former school guardian was arrested after deputies say he pawned his gun and other issue to quit men and then re bought them later the Pinellas county sheriff's office said Eric Russell who's thirty seven was first arrested on September fifth on charges of domestic battery and false imprisonment deputies say they learned Russell was a school guardian with equipment issued by the sheriff's office their investigation deputies found Russell appointees issued Glock seventeen nine millimeter gun a body armor vest and magazines multiple times at value pawn on US nineteen in Clearwater deputy say Russell admitted to pointing the items because he needed gas money. Russell was charged with five counts of false verification of ownership he began his employment with the school system in twenty fourteen and served as a substitute teacher through April twenty nineteen the transition to a role as a school guardian on April twentieth according to Ellis county school district spokeswoman Lisa wolf Chasin Russell completed guardian training at the end of may he's no longer employed by the school district will chase and said that due to Russell status as a protected employee she could divulge the name of any schools were Russell what worked this is the first time a Florida school guardians been charged with pointing a service weapon last October James Johnson in Duval county guardian was accused of pointing his issued firearm on two occasions his wife was an elementary school principal in the Duval school district. so these are the weapons the body armor and magazines everything was given to him by the school district this this was his equipment issued by the sheriff's office to be a school guarding. and he pawns the items. because of gas money. gas money to get to his job. I.

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"felix vega" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

01:40 min | 1 year ago

"felix vega" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"News, traffic, and weather. Campo pays News Radio. FLA controversial plan to send migrants being detained along the US Mexico border Broward Palm Beach county's appears to be on hold. Thanks in part to governor Rhonda's Santa's and other local officials descent, says state and county resources will be taxed at the plane, going affect shipping, five hundred immigrants each county every month. Customs officials now say there are no plans to follow through on the proposal for now may as love bug season. And experts say we're seeing more of them now than we have in the last two decades, especially in central Florida. Dr Norman lepres the love bug expert at the university of Florida. He has some tips for how to avoid them altogether. I get calls where people say drive slower people seem to be unwilling to do that. You can also driving in the middle of the day in rural or suburban areas when love bug activity. Peaks, leper says a wet winter more love books to adulthood with news. I'm Felix Vega. Ford credit union home loans traffic center. I four westbound slows your to seventy five and also Gainey boulevard, seeing some delays at the sellman is closed in both directions right there. This report, it's much truecar looking by car. It can be confusing, but ninety more with price from truecar now you can the exact price paid for the car, you want and see what other people paid for two. When he ready to buy new used car visit to Carter enjoy more confident car buying experience. Now express key, NewsRadio WFL, a see traffic problems. Call the injury firm of Abraham's with traffic tip line. Hillsboro eight six six five four five ninety five ninety five. Sunshine mixed with some passing clouds and we do include a ten percent, rain chance. The second half of our.

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"felix vega" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

01:31 min | 1 year ago

"felix vega" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

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Tampa, Michael Drake and Orlando discussed on Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck

00:36 sec | 2 years ago

Tampa, Michael Drake and Orlando discussed on Glenn Beck

"Scientists are warning a quick flip, of the earth's magnetic field to cost trillions of dollars in damage and international team of scientists has new research shows the earth's magnetic fields can flip much quicker than previously thought rather than taking three hundred thousand, years the group's found evidence a reversal of the magnetic north and south poles can happen. In as little as two hundred years the team including scientists from Australian National University, says if the, magnetic field. Reverses it would increase solar radiation and destroy power and. Communication systems around.

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Hillsborough River, Tampa and Bridge Shakila Denson discussed on AM Tampa Bay

AM Tampa Bay

01:16 min | 2 years ago

Hillsborough River, Tampa and Bridge Shakila Denson discussed on AM Tampa Bay

"A now heard on ninety six point seven. FM So the big local, story this morning unfortunately and, we, we, started, talking, about this story yesterday evening on PM Tampa. Bay because that's that's about the time that it broke A four year old girl died yesterday after her mother threw her into the Hillsborough river multiple witnesses reported seeing the incident near four PM on the West Bank. North of the Columbus drive. Bridge Shakila Denson twenty six years old waited about half way. Across the, river and tossed her daughter gyro Daniels. Four year old in the water that's what witnesses told police then she turned around and walked back to the, river Bank rescue divers, plunged in about a half hour later rescuers could be heard over a police. Radio frequency in route to Saint Joseph's Hospital with an unconscious child police chief Tampa police chief Brian Dugan said the girl down, about seventy five feet offshore did not survive. An autopsy will determine the. Cause of the child's death Denson now faces a charge of, first, degree. Murder joining us in studio nine seventy WFL a, legal. Analyst Felix, Vega so let's step through this there are a couple of different charges that the mothers facing right right and we We only..

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