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December 15, 2018

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 12/5/2018

› Broward may investigate governor's replacing of Brenda Snipes
While Brenda Snipes says she will challenge Gov. Rick Scott’s decision to replace her as Broward’s elections supervisor, county commissioners may take a look to see if the governor handled the issue appropriately.

› 3 great white sharks detected off Florida's east coast
There’s a whole lot of teeth surrounding Florida. Three great white sharks were detected around the Sunshine State’s eastern shores this week by Ocearch’s Shark Tracker.

› At Sarasota airport, a unique kind of flight risk
In the last 12 months, pilots leaving Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport have been involved in 21 bird strikes, six involving commercial aircraft. Most were single-bird strikes, but mid-air encounters, like Sunday’s involving a United Airline’s passenger jet and a flock of birds, are less common and can have serious consequences.

› Florida strawberries see strong early demand thanks to California weather
As the Florida strawberry season gets started, it’s picking up some of the demand for berries from California. “We’ve got an influx in demand because of the rain in California,” says Gary Guynn of Guynn Family Produce Sales Inc. in Lakeland, who notes that Florida is only about 10 days into picking.

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