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May 15, 2018 - 7:05 am
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — A federal judge ruled that the National Rifle Association must disclose the names of two teenagers if it wants to use them in a lawsuit challenging Florida's new gun law. The NRA is suing to block Florida's new gun law that requires anyone wanting to buy a gun to be 21 years old...
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May 04, 2018 - 8:10 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida drivers hoping the state Supreme Court will toss out their red light camera tickets won't be getting their fines returned. The court rejected an argument Thursday that the city of Aventura gave too much power to an outside vendor to determine whether photos caught...
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May 04, 2018 - 8:00 am
Gov. Scott orders hiring of election security consultants Cybersecurity unit to combat a "growing threat" TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday that the state would hire special election security consultants in advance of this year's critical elections despite state...
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April 21, 2018 - 10:21 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's unemployment rate is holding steady at 3.9 percent, slightly below the national average of 4.1 percent. State officials released March employment figures Friday and reported that Florida added 13,800 jobs. There were 400,000 jobless Floridians out of a workforce...
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April 02, 2018 - 7:07 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Threats of mass shootings and terrorist acts are being added to a Florida law that makes written threats to kill or do bodily harm a second-degree felony. Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed 18 bills into law including the one (HB 165) dealing with threats. He vetoed a bill...
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March 30, 2018 - 10:57 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The widow of the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay Orlando nightclub was acquitted Friday on charges of lying to the FBI and helping her husband in the 2016 attack. Noor Salman, 31, began sobbing with joy when she was found not guilty of charges of obstruction and...
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March 28, 2018 - 7:27 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida will expand workers compensation benefits so first responders can get coverage for post-traumatic stress disorder. Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed a bill that would allow firefighters, paramedics, and law-enforcement officers to get PTSD treatment even if they do not...
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March 26, 2018 - 7:54 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott has sent a letter the state's school superintendents and school board members, detailing his expectations for school security upgrades. The letter, sent Friday, includes a timeline for state and local officials to make changes. The upgrades come in...
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March 23, 2018 - 2:31 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's jobless rate is remaining steady. State officials announced Friday that the state's unemployment rate for February was 3.9 percent. That's lower than the national rate of 4.1 percent. The unemployment rate started to edge upward at the end of last year but has...
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March 19, 2018 - 7:50 am
MIAMI (AP) — Students returning from spring break to Florida International University will hold a moment of silence to honor the six people killed in the collapse of a pedestrian bridge that was supposed to be a campus showcase. The Miami university will hold this ceremony at 1:47 p.m. Monday, the...
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