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August 01, 2019 - 7:39 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A four-year-old fight to stop Florida's 24-hour waiting period for abortions suffered a setback on Thursday when an appeals court ruled that a judge shouldn't have declared the law unconstitutional without a full trial. In a 2-1 ruling, the 1st District Court of Appeal sent...
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October 16, 2018 - 5:13 am
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Joanne Garone Behnke has replayed every possible scenario in her mind a hundred times. Maybe her 79-year-old aunt sought shelter at the sturdy condo nearby that withstood Hurricane Michael's devastating winds. Maybe she was rescued and is lying in a hospital bed somewhere. The...
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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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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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