Ross pushing forward controversial Ebola bill

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is against it, but that's not stopping U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross from introducing legislation that would curb flights from countries with outbreaks of the Ebola virus. Ross introduced his bill Wednesday known as the Contain Ebola and Stop the Epidemic — or CEASE — Act of 2014, which would prohibit certain flights from landing in the United … [Read more...]

Election Day is here! And so is everything you need to know

Today is Election Day where Florida will elect a governor, an attorney general, a chief financial officer and an agriculture commissioner among others. Locally, however, voters will have to decide on representatives in Tallahassee, as well as who will represent their interests on the county commission. In last week's print edition of The Laker/Lutz News, we offered an election primer, which you … [Read more...]

Doctor to talk in Hudson about Ebola scare

What's more scary than a witch or a haunted house right now for many people? It's the threat of Ebola, which has now hit the United States in both Texas and New York. But should it be that scary? Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is offering a lecture "Ebola: Facts & Fiction" Nov. 17 at 3 p.m., at the Rao Musunuru Conference Center, 14100 Yosemite Drive, in Hudson. Dr. K.V. … [Read more...]

Scott wants closer look of Ebola threat

Although one nurse already under quarantine feels the measures are too restrictive in other parts of the country, Gov. Rick Scott has issued an executive order that could go as far as putting people under quarantine he feels is at high risk for Ebola. At a minimum, however, Scott is ordering twice-daily health monitoring for people returning from certain parts of the world where the virus is in … [Read more...]

Crist has slim lead in Saint Leo poll

With a less than two weeks until voters have to make a final decision on who they should send to (or keep in) Tallahassee, a new poll from the Saint Leo University Polling Institute shows Democrat Charlie Crist with a slight lead over incumbent Republican Rick Scott. However, the survey — which polled 500 likely voters between Oct. 16 and Oct. 19 — has a margin error of plus or minus 4.5 … [Read more...]