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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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March 17, 2018 - 6:42 am
MIAMI (AP) — An engineer left a voicemail two days before a catastrophic bridge failure in Miami to say some cracking had been found at one end of the concrete span, but the voicemail wasn't picked up until after the collapse, Florida Department of Transportation officials said Friday. The...
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March 15, 2018 - 4:49 pm
MIAMI (AP) — An innovative pedestrian bridge being built at Florida International University had been put to a "stress test" and its cables were being tightened when it collapsed over traffic, killing six people and sending 10 to a hospital, authorities said. As state and federal investigators...
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March 15, 2018 - 8:13 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio announced Wednesday that he's filed legislation to allow not just Florida but the entire nation to save daylight all year round. The Florida Republican says he's sponsoring the "Sunshine Protection Act" as well as the "Sunshine State Act" because they'...
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March 15, 2018 - 7:47 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — While students across the nation walked out of school to protest gun violence, the 19-year-old accused of killing 17 people and wounding more in the Douglas High School shooting sat in court silently, his head bowed. Nikolas Cruz, shackled and wearing a red jail...
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March 15, 2018 - 7:33 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jurors at the trial of the widow of a man who shot and killed 49 people at a Florida nightclub heard emotional accounts of what unfolded that evening. On Wednesday, the first day of the trial, jurors listened to a witness who hid under a dead body for three hours as shots were...
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March 15, 2018 - 7:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Navy fighter jet crashed Wednesday off the coast of Key West, Florida, killing its two crew members. The F/A-18 Super Hornet was on approach to land at the naval air station around 4:30 p.m. EDT, and crashed into the water about a mile east of the runway. The pilot and...
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