Florida couple awarded for interrupting their wedding day to help pedestrian hit by car

Two Florida law enforcement officers who interrupted their wedding to assist an injured pedestrian were given a state award for responding on their big day.

Taylor and Christopher Rafferty were presented with the Florida Attorney General Office’s Back the Blue Award on Thursday by Attorney General Ashley Moody.

Taylor Rafferty told reporters that she and her husband just followed their instincts and training when they came to the man’s aid. Her husband told reporters that getting involved was “a natural response.”

In December 2020, Taylor Rafferty, a detention deputy, and her soon-to-be husband, Christopher Rafferty, a road deputy, were with

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‘The Pied Piper leading us off a cliff’: Florida governor condemned as Covid surges | Florida

Florida governor Ron DeSantis earned a new moniker this week as the resurgent coronavirus continued to wreak havoc on his state: the “Pied Piper of Covid-19, leading everybody off a cliff”.

Dan Gelber, the mayor of Miami Beach, coined the term as Florida continued to set records for new cases and hospitalizations, recorded worrying increases in both deaths and rates of positivity, and led the nation in pediatric Covid admissions.

With the highly contagious Delta variant spreading, a state comprising little more than 6% of the US population was accounting for one in five of the country’s new cases,

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‘These bans are not popular’: California restricts state-funded travel to Florida over transgender sports law

TAMPA, Fla (WFLA/AP) — California added five more states, including Florida, to the list of places where state-funded travel is banned because of laws that discriminate against members of the LGBTQ community, the state attorney general announced Monday.

Democratic Attorney General Rob Bonta added Florida, Arkansas, Montana, North Dakota and West Virginia to the list that now has 17 states where state employee travel is forbidden except under limited circumstances.

“The states are a part of a recent dangerous wave of discriminatory new bills signed into law in states all across the country,” said California Attorney General Rob Bonta.

This

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