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March 03, 2018 - 8:39 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In a rare move, the Florida Senate is going into session on a Saturday in order to move along a bill addressing school safety and gun regulations in the aftermath of the Parkland school shootings. The Senate will take up the wide-ranging bill for member questions before...
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February 28, 2018 - 11:57 am
TALLAHASSEE (AP) -- A Florida Senate committee has approved that chamber's version of the school safety bill. The bill was approved on a 13-7 vote Tuesday evening. Sen. Bill Galvano, who is designated to become the next Senate president and is ushering through the bill, said the earliest it will be...
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February 23, 2018 - 12:12 pm
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's governor is proposing a three-point plan to prevent gun violence that includes banning the sale of firearms to anyone younger than 21 in the wake of a mass shooting that killed 17 people at a Florida high school. Gov. Rick Scott announced the plan at a news conference...
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February 23, 2018 - 8:40 am
STARKE (AP) — As the execution drugs were being administered, inmate Eric Scott Branch let out a blood-curdling scream. Then he yelled "murderers! murderers! murderers!" as he thrashed on a gurney as he was being put to death for the 1993 rape and slaying of a college student. The drugs included a...
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February 20, 2018 - 5:41 am
ATLANTA — The man suspected of killing Terry Hilliard of Ocala in a Cocoa motel turned himself over to police. Joshua Reece Wilson Keravuori was arrested in Atlanta the day after his 19th birthday, police reported Monday. Keravuori, the subject of a nationwide manhunt, was taken into custody about...
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February 15, 2018 - 7:04 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A former student opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending hundreds of students fleeing into the streets in the nation's deadliest school shooting since a gunman attacked an elementary school in Newtown,...
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February 14, 2018 - 5:13 pm
PARKLAND (ABC News) -- A gunman opened fire at a Broward County high school today, killing at least 17 people and sending students running for their lives, according to two law enforcement officers on the scene. -- At least 14 victims were taken to hospitals from the incident at Stoneman Douglas...
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Elon Musk, CEO of Space X
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February 06, 2018 - 7:20 am
CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) — It's almost showtime for SpaceX's big new rocket with a cherry-red sports car on top. The Falcon Heavy rocket is poised to blast off Tuesday afternoon from Florida's Kennedy Space Center. It's the long-awaited first test flight for the rocket. Once it soars, it will become the...
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February 05, 2018 - 6:02 pm
MIAMI -- Former Florida LB Monty Grow is facing a lengthy prison sentence after being convicted for running a massive $20-million healthcare fraud scheme. Former quarterback Shane Matthews, implicated in the fraud scandal related to pharmaceutical sales kickbacks, was sentenced to 3 months in...
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February 04, 2018 - 11:02 pm
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A report says 35 manatees across Florida have died as a result of cold stress syndrome in January. The Bradenton Herald reports the deaths between Jan. 1 and Jan. 26 were tallied in a preliminary report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The...
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