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September 10, 2018 - 7:02 am
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida's next governor may inherit a small budget surplus during his first year in office, according to an annual forecast by state economists. The new forecast released late Friday shows the state is expected to bring in enough money in 2019 to meet its needs for public schools...
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Largo Police
September 07, 2018 - 8:21 am
LARGO (AP) — The foster parents of a 2-year-old Florida boy who police say was killed by his birth mother are asking for a "fundamental re-examination" of the state's child protective services system, while records show the victim was the focus of state social workers from the time he was 3 months...
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September 07, 2018 - 6:54 am
ORLANDO (AP) — Florida Republicans said Thursday they are a united party despite several hard-fought primary races, and they portrayed their Democratic opponents in November's election as left-wing spenders who will hike taxes on Floridians. "If the Democrats get their way, not just in Florida, but...
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September 06, 2018 - 6:54 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott is headlining a rally featuring the Florida Republican candidates running for statewide offices in November, including GOP gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis. The kickoff rally for the Florida Republicans is being held Thursday at a motor-themed restaurant in...
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Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
September 05, 2018 - 7:49 am
LARGO (ABC News) — Florida police have arrested the mother of a missing toddler whose body was found this week. For nearly a week, multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Largo Police Department and the FDLE dragged bodies of water, reviewed surveillance footage, deployed canine search...
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August 28, 2018 - 11:15 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis has won Florida's Republican nomination for governor, with the help of President Donald Trump's endorsement to overtake an opponent with a long history in Florida politics. DeSantis defeated Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam on Tuesday and faces...
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August 27, 2018 - 10:03 pm
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida's candidates for governor openly sparred over guns on Monday after a mass shooting at a video game tournament. Democrats contended Republicans were ignoring a wave of gun violence in the state, including the February shooting at a high school in Parkland that left 17...
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Jacksonville Sheriff
August 26, 2018 - 3:31 pm
JACKSONVILLE (AP) — A gunman opened fire Sunday at an online video game tournament that was being livestreamed from a Florida shopping and entertainment mall, killing two people and then fatally shooting himself in an attack that sent several others to hospitals, authorities said. Jacksonville...
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August 09, 2018 - 7:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida officials want more information from the U.S. Senate supporting claims made by Sen. Bill Nelson that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems. Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner sent a letter requesting the information Thursday to Sen...
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August 09, 2018 - 8:45 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam exchanged insults and name calling Wednesday in their final debate before Florida's Republican primary for governor, as Putnam tried to regain momentum lost after President Donald Trump endorsed DeSantis...
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