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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

5/20/19: Restrictive Abortion Laws; Upcoming No Texting And Driving Law; Cole Pepper

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Senator Lauren Book (D-Plantation)

Some Florida lawmakers are speaking out against restrictive abortion bans in Alabama and other states. 

The law would ban abortions in almost any circumstance and make providing the procedure a felony. 

Senator Lauren Book, a Democrat from Plantation, FL, joined First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross to discuss steps she's taking to prevent similar legislation from being passed in Florida. 

Texting And Driving Bill

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Local attorney Wayne Hogan (right) joined WJCT's Melissa Ross in Studio 5 Monday.

Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill on Friday to prohibit texting while driving. Starting July 1, police will be allowed to stop and ticket drivers. Local Attorney Wayne Hogan joined us for a closer look at the new law.  

Cole Pepper 

Cole Pepper was in Studio 5 to talk about his interview with three Jacksonville Jaguars, regarding their reaction to Telvin Smith skipping the season. He also dicussed Brooks Koepka, who became the first player to win back-to-back US Opens and back-to-back PGA Championships. 

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