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Florida governor takes first 'baby step' to reopening state

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's restaurants and retail stores will be allowed to reopen Monday at 25% capacity, if the local government allows it, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday, as the state begins the slow climb from the economic abyss...

 

Florida nonprofit's CEO given millions in paid time off

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The president of a nonprofit domestic abuse agency was twice given more annual paid days off than there are days in a year, figures that baffled House members during a hearing Monday on exorbitant spending at the agency....

 

Saudi student opens fire at Florida Naval base, killing 3

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — An aviation student from Saudi Arabia opened fire in a classroom at the Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday morning, killing three people in an attack the Saudi government quickly condemned and that U.S. officials were inve...

 

Serial killer who once terrorized Florida set for execution

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Cindy Brown remembers when she decided to divorce Bobby Joe Long, the serial killer facing execution as a result of a murderous spree that claimed 10 women's lives and terrorized Florida's Tampa Bay area in 1984. The man...

 

Florida pardons 4 black men accused of 1949 rape

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After a dramatic, hourlong meeting that recalled events from nearly seven decades ago, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state's three-member Cabinet granted posthumous pardons Friday to four African-American men accused...

 

Recounts ordered in Florida Senate, governor races

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida secretary of state ordered recounts in the U.S. Senate and governor races on Saturday, an unprecedented review of two major contests in the state that took five weeks to decide the 2000 presidential election....

 

Searches intensify after body is found in Michael's wake

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rescuers intensified efforts Saturday to find survivors who might be trapped amid the ruins of a small Florida Panhandle community nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael, where one body has already been recovered,...

 

4 days after storm, large swath of Panhandle suffering

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Crews with backhoes and other heavy equipment scooped up splintered boards, broken glass, chunks of asphalt and other debris in hurricane-flattened Mexico Beach on Sunday as the mayor held out hope for the 250 or so...

 

Official: Searchers find bodies in hurricane-stricken town

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Search-and-rescue teams found at least one body in Mexico Beach, the ground-zero town nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael, an official said Friday as the scale of the storm's fury became ever clearer. The death toll...

 

Florida governor won't say whether he will sign gun bill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Three weeks after the Parkland high school shooting, Florida Gov. Rick Scott has a gun-control bill on his desk that challenges the National Rifle Association but falls short of what the Republican and survivors of the...

 

Florida governor signs gun restrictions 3 weeks after attack

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a far-reaching school-safety bill Friday that places new restrictions on guns, cementing his state's break with the National Rifle Association and decades of Republican thinking on gun...

 

School shooting suspect indicted on 17 counts of murder

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was formally charged Wednesday with 17 counts of first-degree murder, which could mean a death sentence if he is convicted. The indictment returned by a grand jury in Fort...

 

Florida lawmakers debate school-safety bill in rare session

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Senate spent hours debating a bill to increase school safety and restrict gun purchases in a rare Saturday session that often turned into a debate on gun control and arming teachers in the aftermath of last...

 

Florida senators pass gun restrictions; House yet to act

By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, TERRY SPENCER and GARY FINEOUT TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In response to a deadly Florida school shooting last month, the state's Senate narrowly passed a bill that would create new restrictions on rifle sales and allow some...

 

Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The armed officer on duty at the Florida school where a shooter killed 17 people never went inside to engage the gunman and has been placed under investigation, officials announced Thursday. The Valentine's Day shooting...

 

After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Nine days after the Florida school shooting, Gov. Rick Scott and Republican legislators announced school safety and gun restriction proposals that would ban the sale of firearms to anyone under 21, but they differed on...

 

Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol demand new gun laws

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A week after a shooter slaughtered 17 people in a Florida high school, thousands of protesters, including many angry teenagers, swarmed into the state capitol Wednesday, calling for changes to gun laws, a ban on...

 

Beware at the pump: Black market fuel is making millions

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A black market for diesel and gasoline has rapidly spread around the nation, with organized crime gangs using fraudulent credit cards to siphon millions of dollars in fuel from gas stations into large tanks hidden inside...

 

Florida Senate apologizes for decades of reform school abuse

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Senate apologized Wednesday for decades of abuse at a reform school, an acknowledgement several victims watching from the public gallery waited decades to hear. The Senate unanimously approved the resolution...

 

Men relive reform school horrors as Florida prepares apology

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Several men painfully recalled being beaten and sexually abused at a north Florida reform school as the state began the steps to formally apologize for the horrors they endured more than 50 years ago. Bryant Middleton...

 

Surrounded by alligators, Matthew cleanup goes on in Florida

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP, Oct. 9, 2016) — Sure, lots of people in St. Augustine are picking up branches and leaves after Hurricane Matthew blew through town. But only a few are doing it surrounded by alligators. That's what Jim Darlington and Amie M...

 

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