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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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February 01, 2018 - 7:30 am
CRESCENT BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Family members say a Texas man died two days after a sand dune collapsed on him at a Florida beach. Rachel Goggin Burt posted on Facebook Tuesday that her brother, 35-year-old Lee Thomas Goggin, has been pronounced dead. The St. Augustine Record reports that deputies and...
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January 24, 2018 - 7:31 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former felons could have their Florida voting rights restored under a proposed constitutional amendment headed to voters in November, a measure that could have a significant impact on a state known for historically close elections. Floridians for a Fair Democracy has more...
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January 10, 2018 - 7:06 am
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday it would not allow oil drilling off the coast of Florida, abruptly reversing course under pressure from Republican Gov. Rick Scott. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said after a brief meeting with Scott at the Tallahassee airport that drilling...
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January 10, 2018 - 6:58 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Following a tumultuous year that witnessed the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature get mired in scandals and finger-pointing, GOP leaders kicked off a new session on Tuesday where they promised to clamp down on sexual misconduct and pass sweeping education bills. The...
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January 07, 2018 - 6:26 pm
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is giving his last State of the State speech Tuesday and there’s a good chance a couple of topics will be similar to the first one he gave in 2011: jobs and tax cuts. Scott won office on the slogan “Let’s get to work” and continued to build on that theme...
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December 20, 2017 - 6:13 pm
JACKSONVILLE (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request by ex-U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown to remain free while she appeals her fraud sentence. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Corrigan on Wednesday said Brown has failed to raise a substantial question of law or fact in her argument for appeal, so she...
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December 04, 2017 - 7:20 am
JACKSONVILLE — A federal judge sentenced former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown to 5 years in prison, and 3 years supervised release, for fraud and other charges related to a purported charity for poor students that she used as a personal slush fund. The 71-year-old Brown, a Democrat who was one of the...
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November 29, 2017 - 7:34 am
TAMPA (ABC News) — A man has been arrested in connection with the recent string of homicides in Tampa's Seminole Heights neighborhood, police announced at a press conference late Tuesday night. Tampa Police Department Chief Brian Dugan identified the suspect as Howell Donaldson III. "Tonight is the...
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November 20, 2017 - 7:48 am
MIAMI (AP) — Florida is still getting a record number of tourists even though the state was hit by a devastating hurricane. Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday at a Miami ice cream boutique that a record 88.2 million visitors came to the state during the first nine months of 2017. That represents a 3...
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