September 22, 2014

Thursday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 6/13/2013

› Hoop schemes: The betting action beyond the NBA Finals action
San Antonio residents and relatives of Spurs players aren't the only ones rooting against the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals: Las Vegas bookies are pulling hard for a Heat loss, too. Longtime Vegas oddsmaker Johnny Avello explained his antipathy toward the Heat isn't personal. It's strictly business.

› VA pulls grant funds for homeless vet project
The Department of Veterans Affairs has chosen to terminate a multimillion-dollar grant awarded to the Alachua County Housing Authority in 2008 for the establishment of a homeless veterans housing project.

› Florida permanently waives license to harvest lionfish
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission adopted changes that will waive the recreational license requirement for divers harvesting lionfish using certain gear and exclude lionfish from the commercial and recreational bag limits, allowing people to take as many of the invasive fish as they can.

› Miami-Dade mining for gold rock at airport
The Miami-Dade Aviation Department is set to take off on a rock mining venture with the state at a former county airport site, but it's planning to alter the flight plan that's been on the runway since 2007.

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