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Gov. DeSantis makes shortlist for TIME's 2022 Person of the Year


Created: Mon, 05 Dec 2022 21:04:05 GMT

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The magazine will reveal its selection for the 2022 Person of the Year on Wednesday.

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'Keep our community in your thoughts': Brevard County deputy killed in off-duty accident, authorities say


Created: Sun, 04 Dec 2022 04:35:17 GMT

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Deputies say Austin Walsh's death was accidental.

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Florida preacher facing federal charges in child sex abuse case could have committed more crimes: FDLE


Created: Sat, 03 Dec 2022 17:13:47 GMT

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Jason Moore was a preacher who led missionary trips in Florida, throughout the US, Canada and Fiji.

Read more: Florida preacher facing federal charges in child sex abuse case could have committed more crimes: FDLE


Florida formally dismisses QB Kitna amid child porn charges


Created: Sat, 03 Dec 2022 13:33:46 GMT

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Kitna was released from jail on an $80,000 bond and ordered to have no unsupervised contact with minors and no internet access.

Read more: Florida formally dismisses QB Kitna amid child porn charges


Groups sue Gov. Ron DeSantis, other officials over migrant relocation program


Created: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 20:53:51 GMT

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In September, Florida officials arranged flights from Texas to Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, that carried 49 migrants to the island.

Read more: Groups sue Gov. Ron DeSantis, other officials over migrant relocation program


'They brought this on themselves': Gov. DeSantis responds to Disney CEO on 'Parental Rights' bill


Created: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 20:03:48 GMT

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"We stand up for our folks and I don’t care what a Burbank-based California company says about our laws," DeSantis told Tucker Carlson.

Read more: 'They brought this on themselves': Gov. DeSantis responds to Disney CEO on 'Parental Rights' bill


Gov. DeSantis to release book in February as presidential campaign speculation continues


Created: Thu, 01 Dec 2022 19:26:14 GMT

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"The Courage to Be Free: Florida's Blueprint for America's Revival" will be available for purchase in 2023.

Read more: Gov. DeSantis to release book in February as presidential campaign speculation continues


Future of Florida property insurance to be determined in upcoming special legislative session


Created: Thu, 01 Dec 2022 15:56:03 GMT

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Lawmakers will have much to sort through as the already chaotic Florida property insurance market surged leaving many homeowners to search for protection.

Read more: Future of Florida property insurance to be determined in upcoming special legislative session


Suspended prosecutor Warren testifies in lawsuit against DeSantis


Created: Wed, 30 Nov 2022 11:34:01 GMT

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“As state attorney, I believe it is important for me to speak out,” Andrew Warren said Tuesday.

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Tripadvisor: 4 Florida cities included in top 10 places for this winter season travel


Created: Tue, 29 Nov 2022 22:46:48 GMT

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Florida is a hot spot for people to travel to during the winter season, according to a report from Tripadvisor.

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Salt Life co-founder charged with killing of 18-year-old claims search of hotel room was illegal


Created: Tue, 29 Nov 2022 22:34:42 GMT

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Michael Hutto was one of the co-founders of the prominent lifestyle company Salt Life, which sells gear for surfing, fishing, diving and beach gear.

Read more: Salt Life co-founder charged with killing of 18-year-old claims search of hotel room was illegal


Fire erupts after SUV crashes into Florida fireworks store


Created: Tue, 29 Nov 2022 21:51:19 GMT

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According to Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of the SUV died as a result of the crash.

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Fried calls on Gov. DeSantis, lawmakers to recognize 911 operators as first responders


Created: Tue, 29 Nov 2022 02:29:15 GMT

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In addition to 911 dispatchers, Fried said 245 Florida Forestry Services were also neglected when $1,000 checks were delivered to first responders.

Read more: Fried calls on Gov. DeSantis, lawmakers to recognize 911 operators as first responders


Florida woman sues Kraft Heinz over misleading directions when preparing microwaveable mac and cheese


Created: Mon, 28 Nov 2022 23:45:00 GMT

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The woman is suing the popular food company for the statement of "ready in 3 1/2 minutes" being "false and misleading."

Read more: Florida woman sues Kraft Heinz over misleading directions when preparing microwaveable mac and cheese


Sarasota man jumps in water to save engagement ring after trying to propose


Created: Mon, 28 Nov 2022 23:27:24 GMT

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After all the chaos, the video shows the girlfriend appears to say "yes" by laughing off the moment.

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Reports: Odell Beckham Jr. removed from Miami flight after being 'in and out of consciousness'


Created: Sun, 27 Nov 2022 23:01:52 GMT

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The NFL free-agent wide receiver initially declined to leave the airplane, multiple outlets report.

Read more: Reports: Odell Beckham Jr. removed from Miami flight after being 'in and out of consciousness'


Scientists say Hurricane Ian runoff is feeding red tide blooms


Created: Sat, 26 Nov 2022 13:09:35 GMT

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Ian didn’t create the conditions for the original red tide bloom, but rainwater and storm surge has helped fuel it.

Read more: Scientists say Hurricane Ian runoff is feeding red tide blooms


Police: 4 people charged with stealing 19 French bulldogs from southern Florida home


Created: Fri, 25 Nov 2022 17:02:09 GMT

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Only six of the dogs have been found and reunited with their owner. Police are still searching for the other 13.

Read more: Police: 4 people charged with stealing 19 French bulldogs from southern Florida home


How Jordan Davis' parents are carrying on his legacy ten years later


Created: Thu, 24 Nov 2022 04:29:19 GMT

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November 23, 2022 marks ten years since Jordan Davis, 17, was killed after an argument over loud music at a Jacksonville gas station.

Read more: How Jordan Davis' parents are carrying on his legacy ten years later


Charlotte County deputy killed in suspected drunk driving crash on I-75; woman arrested


Created: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 23:24:14 GMT

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A 30-year-old woman from Massachusetts was arrested and charged.

Read more: Charlotte County deputy killed in suspected drunk driving crash on I-75; woman arrested


State seeks $250K fine against Orlando FreeFall ride operator after teen's death


Created: Tue, 22 Nov 2022 22:10:14 GMT

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The commissioner explained the department’s investigation found that the teen fell from the drop tower because of changes made to the ride by its operators.

Read more: State seeks $250K fine against Orlando FreeFall ride operator after teen's death


Endangered status sought for manatees as hundreds starve


Created: Mon, 21 Nov 2022 23:10:24 GMT

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Groups in support of the petition claim manatee starvation stems from several environmental hazards.

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Starke man almost $1M richer after scratch-off game win


Created: Mon, 21 Nov 2022 15:30:59 GMT

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The man drove to the lottery headquarters in Tallahassee to claim his prize money – which he chose to receive as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $880,000.

Read more: Starke man almost $1M richer after scratch-off game win


1 dead, 5 missing after boat capsized during 'failed migration venture,' authorities say


Created: Mon, 21 Nov 2022 13:26:28 GMT

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The U.S. Coast Guard says the incident happened 50 miles off Little Torch Key, Florida.

Read more: 1 dead, 5 missing after boat capsized during 'failed migration venture,' authorities say


Advocates push for safety changes on World Remembrance Day


Created: Mon, 21 Nov 2022 05:11:08 GMT

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At Treasure Island Beach on Saturday morning, people gathered for World Remembrance Day to honor the victims of traffic violence.

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Officials: Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle


Created: Thu, 17 Nov 2022 03:18:46 GMT

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It’s the 23rd panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of 25 total deaths this year, authorities say.

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'People need to chill out a little bit' | DeSantis responds to question of potential 2024 rivalry with Trump


Created: Wed, 16 Nov 2022 23:26:23 GMT

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His comments come after the former president officially launched his 2024 presidential campaign.

Read more: 'People need to chill out a little bit' | DeSantis responds to question of potential 2024 rivalry with Trump


'It's not murder, it's self defense': Stand your ground case heard in St. Johns County court


Created: Wed, 16 Nov 2022 13:59:20 GMT

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A days-long hearing will decide if Luis Casado is granted immunity in the shooting death of Adam Amoia, who was seen in scene video physically assaulting him.

Read more: 'It's not murder, it's self defense': Stand your ground case heard in St. Johns County court


'Just noise': Gov. DeSantis brushes off question about former President Trump's comments


Created: Tue, 15 Nov 2022 23:45:30 GMT

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"When you're getting things done, yeah, you take incoming fire – that's just the nature of it," the governor said.

Read more: 'Just noise': Gov. DeSantis brushes off question about former President Trump's comments


Do the math: Disney World announces ticket price increase


Created: Tue, 15 Nov 2022 17:04:52 GMT

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Park-specific pricing on its single-day tickets is coming soon.

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Judge to decide if 'stand your ground' defense applies in deadly shooting outside Dos Gatos in St. Augustine


Created: Mon, 14 Nov 2022 20:59:26 GMT

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Luis Casado stands accused of manslaughter in the shooting death of Adam Amoia. His attorney hopes to prove he was justified because his safety was threatened.

Read more: Judge to decide if 'stand your ground' defense applies in deadly shooting outside Dos Gatos in St. Augustine


Loud 'sonic boom' heard across central Florida


Created: Sun, 13 Nov 2022 04:24:40 GMT

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Multiple reports say the noise was heard around 5 a.m. on Saturday.

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Select Publix locations across Florida close in preparation for tropical storm impacts


Created: Wed, 09 Nov 2022 21:41:36 GMT

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Sixty-five locations, ranging from Titusville to Jupiter, closed at noon on Wednesday ahead of Nicole.

Read more: Select Publix locations across Florida close in preparation for tropical storm impacts


Tropical Storm Nicole: State of emergency declared for parts of Florida


Created: Wed, 09 Nov 2022 19:24:43 GMT

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The emergency declaration allows the state to better respond to storm response and recovery.

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Walt Disney World theme parks to close ahead of Tropical Storm Nicole


Created: Wed, 09 Nov 2022 18:57:25 GMT

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For all theme parks at the resort, there will be a phased closure starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Read more: Walt Disney World theme parks to close ahead of Tropical Storm Nicole


Florida attorney general race: Moody reelected, defeats Ayala


Created: Wed, 09 Nov 2022 04:51:10 GMT

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Incumbent Ashley Moody will serve another term as Florida's attorney general.

Read more: Florida attorney general race: Moody reelected, defeats Ayala


2022 Florida, Georgia Election Results


Created: Wed, 09 Nov 2022 04:11:34 GMT

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Live, up-to-date election results from Tuesday's 2022 Midterm Elections

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Bodycam video shows Columbia County deputy mistake cane for firearm, arrest visually-impaired man


Created: Tue, 08 Nov 2022 16:57:39 GMT

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In the video, James Hodges tells police he is legally blind. After an argument, one officer is heard saying, "You know what? Put him in jail for resisting."

Read more: Bodycam video shows Columbia County deputy mistake cane for firearm, arrest visually-impaired man


Universal offering BOGO ticket deals as holiday celebration kicks off


Created: Mon, 07 Nov 2022 22:25:04 GMT

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This offer is valid through Jan. 26 and limited blockout dates apply.

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Trump takes aim at DeSantis with 'Ron De-Sanctimonious' nickname


Created: Mon, 07 Nov 2022 19:03:36 GMT

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Republicans have signaled Trump and DeSantis as their top two choices for a 2024 presidential run.

Read more: Trump takes aim at DeSantis with 'Ron De-Sanctimonious' nickname

 
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