A Senate committee has approved a bill allowing police and deputies to use unmanned drones in certain circumstances. But authorities promise they won’t use them to spy on us.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— Many, including Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, hold high hopes for hemp as Florida’s new big cash crop. However, one of the people in charge of the University of Florida hemp program says there are all sorts of problems growing it in the Sunshine State.
— Veteran Capitol reporter Mary Ellen Klas talks about her rather troubling story about the future of newspapers and local news in the digital age.
— Florida Man craziness: A suspect in Pinellas County told police his name was “Ben Dover” — no, it wasn’t his real name — before flipping them the middle finger and fleeing on foot.