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FILE - This June 2, 2017, file image made from video shows the Trump National Doral in Doral, Fla. President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, he is reversing his plan to hold the next Group of Seven world leaders' meeting at his Doral, Florida, golf resort. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz, File)
AP
October 20, 2019 - 11:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to stinging criticism, President Donald Trump has abruptly reversed his plan to hold the next year's Group of Seven world leaders' meeting at his Doral golf resort in Florida. "I think he knows," his acting chief of staff said Sunday, "people think it looks lousy."...
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AP
October 20, 2019 - 10:30 am
TALLAHASSEE – A federal judge issued a ruling Friday temporarily blocking a Republican-backed Florida law that barred some felons from voting because of their inability to pay fines and other legal debts. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle could pave the way for thousands of felons who...
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Vaping products, including flavored vape liquids and pods, are displayed at Gotham Vape.
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AP
October 17, 2019 - 7:59 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida's attorney general announced Wednesday that she will investigate more than 20 vaping companies that sell the products in the state, saying there's a growing epidemic of teens using the e-cigarettes. In a news conference at a Tampa high school, Ashley Moody said the...
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Polk County Sheriff's Office
SKY News
October 15, 2019 - 8:19 am
WINTER HAVEN — Polk County authorities have arrested a man suspected of killing two people in the Winter Haven area in Central Florida. Polk County Sheriff’s Office said 35-year-old Stanley Eric Mossburg, also known as ‘Woo Woo’, is suspected of a double murder in Polk County, and also had a...
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AP
October 08, 2019 - 6:38 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will ask the Legislature to increase the minimum starting salary for public school teachers to $47,500 a year. DeSantis made his announcement in Clay County on Monday, where he said the average teacher starting salary is just under $39,000 a year...
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President Donald Trump sits at a table to sign an executive order concerning Medicare during an event at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center on October 03, 2019 in The Villages, Florida.
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SKY News
October 04, 2019 - 7:02 am
THE VILLAGES (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday accused Democrats of an all-out attempt to “totally obliterate Medicare” and portrayed himself as the program’s defender as he signed a directive to expand the program’s private insurance options. During a visit to The Villages, a bustling...
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SKY News
September 15, 2019 - 9:01 am
LAKE CITY - Two inmates died and a third was in stable condition Saturday due to a suspected drug overdose at the Columbia Correctional Institution, according to the Florida Department of Corrections. Security and medical staff initiated lifesaving measures after the inmates were found unresponsive...
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Tallahassee police investigate the scene of multiple stabbings, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 in Tallahassee, Fla. A suspect stabbed at least five people at a building supply company in Florida's capital city before being taken into custody by police officers, authorities said. (Tori Schneider/Tallahassee Democrat via AP)
SKY News
September 11, 2019 - 5:42 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man ordered to leave a construction-supply business after quarreling with co-workers returned minutes later and stabbed five employees Wednesday in Florida's capital, seriously wounding one of them, authorities said. Police in Tallahassee were still trying to determine...
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SKY News
September 11, 2019 - 12:39 pm
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — A suspect stabbed at least five people at a building supply company in Florida's capital city before being taken into custody by police officers Wednesday, authorities said. The Tallahassee Police Department said in an online news release that they were called to an industrial...
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Guy Davies, an inspector for the Florida Division of Plant Industry, checks an orange tree for the insect Asian citrus psyllid that carries the bacterium causing disease, "citrus greening" or huanglongbing, from tree to tree in Fort Pierce, Fla.
SKY News
September 11, 2019 - 8:12 am
ORLANDO (AP) — One of only a handful of orange juice-processing plants left in Florida stopped processing fruit Tuesday in yet another sign of the havoc that imported juice, diseases and Hurricane Irma have had on the fortunes of the state's signature crop. Officials at U.S. Sugar-owned Southern...
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