July 2021

DeSantis nixes mask mandates, lockdowns

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Gov. Ron DeSantis vows that he will not issue new mask or lockdown mandates despite a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases statewide.

According to a Florida Department of Health (DOH) report published July 23, new cases of COVID-19 climbed to 73,199 during the week of July 16 through July 22, up from 45,884 for the week beginning July 9. New case positivity jumped to 15.1 percent., up from 11.5 percent for the week beginning July 9.

Louisiana man pleads guilty to sex with Spring Hill teen


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A Louisiana man will spend 15 years in the Florida Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to having sexual relations with a minor. The guilty plea stems from the September 2020 arrest of Johnathan Rossmoine on multiple charges including Lewd and Lascivious Behavior with a victim between the ages of 12 and 16, Obscene Communication, Travel to Meet After Use of a Computer to Lure a Child.