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June 05, 2017 - 3:15 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A disgruntled former employee opened fire Monday inside a Florida awning factory, killing five workers before killing himself, authorities said. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings described the shooter as a 45-year-old man who had been fired in April and had been previously...
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June 05, 2017 - 9:47 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Law enforcement authorities said there were “multiple fatalities” following a Monday morning shooting in an industrial area near Orlando. On its officials Twitter account Monday morning, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said the “situation” has been contained. They said...
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June 02, 2017 - 4:49 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Seeking to end weeks of feuding and finger-pointing, Florida Gov. Rick Scott and legislative leaders agreed Friday to hold a three-day special session where legislators will boost money for schools and spend more on economic development efforts pushed by the governor. Scott...
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May 30, 2017 - 10:38 pm
ORLANDO (AP) — Police say a gunman at the Orlando International Airport has been taken into custody and that everyone is safe. Orlando Police Chief John Mina later said in a news conference that the suspect was armed with a fake gun. Mina identified the man as Michael Wayne Pettigrew, a former...
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May 26, 2017 - 11:17 am
TALLAHASSEE (by Rick Flagg/FLA. NEWS NETWORK) -- The governor has signed a bill creating a series of tax reductions for businesses and consumers. Rick Scott had high hopes for tax cuts on the opening day of the legislative session in March. "This year, I'm fighting to cut taxes by 618 million...
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May 15, 2017 - 6:54 am
COLEMAN (by Alan Spector/FL NEWS NETWORK) -- Congress is launching a probe into misconduct at the country's largest federal prison. A letter sent from a U.S. House committee last week says it will investigate how the Federal Bureau of Prisons handled "egregious" misconduct at the U.S. Penitentiary...
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May 12, 2017 - 6:46 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown was found guilty on Thursday of taking money from a charity that was purported to be giving scholarships to poor students. The jury's verdict came after prosecutors put on a detailed criminal case that outlined a pattern of fraud by Brown, 70...
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May 07, 2017 - 7:02 am
TALLAHASSEE (by Rick Flagg/FLA. NEWS NETWORK) -- The Florida legislature has agreed on a new state budget and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jack Latvala is finally getting a break. "Several members were taking advantage of the lull to ask me for things in the budget," Latvala said, "and...
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May 04, 2017 - 4:55 am
TALLAHASSEE (by Rick Flagg/FLA. NEWS NETWORK) -- Florida lawmakers finally have a deal on their new budget for the state, but Senate President Joe Negron of Palm City says they'll have to go into overtime to finish the job. "Our goal is to have the budget on members' desks on Friday," he said. "And...
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May 02, 2017 - 10:19 am
TALLAHASSEE (by Rick Flagg/FLA. NEWS NETWORK) -- Final budget negotiations continue in the state capitol and the Senate President and House Speaker try to come up with a final compromise. The new budget will include a pay raise for state workers, the first in about a decade, but Senator Bill...
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