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Principal apologizes for racially insensitive email

April 22, 2017

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The new principal of a predominantly black elementary school is apologizing after emailing her staff that white students should be in the same class. more »»

Florida trucker fatally shot on highway near Chicago

April 22, 2017

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say investigators are trying to determine what led up to a Florida truck driver being fatally shot while driving on a highway just outside Chicago. more »»

Guilty plea set for Haitian politician, coup leader

April 22, 2017

MIAMI (AP) — A guilty plea in a U.S. drug case is set for a former Haitian coup leader who was recently elected to the Senate in that country. more »»

Refugee, her hand lost in war, finds new life in Florida

April 22, 2017

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — When children ask Damba Koroma about her stump of a left arm — and they always do — the 24-year-old Lake Worth tutor does a mental calculatio. more »»

Stray dog gets second chance at Panhandle prison

April 22, 2017

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A stray dog has been given a second chance and a new life at the Escambia County Road Prison. more »»

Supply ship named for John Glenn arrives at space station

April 22, 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A supply ship bearing John Glenn's name has arrived at the International Space Station. more »»

5 Florida students compete to have recipe served in schools

April 22, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Five student chefs will compete in Orlando this weekend for the chance to have their recipe served in school cafeterias. more »»

Rare crocodile bitten, undergoes surgery at Zoo Miami

April 22, 2017

MIAMI (AP) — A 13-year-old endangered male crocodile is recovering from surgery at Zoo Miami. more »»

Man who went AWOL 45 years ago home after 30-day sentence

April 22, 2017

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who went AWOL from the U.S. Air Force and spent 45 years on the lam has returned home after serving a 30-day sentence.

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A look at locales and money under Justice Dept scrutiny

April 22, 2017

Grants made in fiscal year 2016 now targeted by the Justice Department's threat to pull money from California and local communities that don't prove they allow local law enforcement to share... more »»

Sanctuary cities threatened with loss of federal grant money

April 22, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration intensified its threats to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities, warning nine... more »»

Justice Dept. warns sanctuary cities in immigration fight

April 22, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration intensified its threats to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities, warning nine... more »»

Florida man convicted in fatal fight over gumbo spices

April 22, 2017

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A man charged with fatally stabbing a Florida restaurant worker and former Florida State mascot in a fight over gumbo spices has been found guilty of second-degree murder. more »»

Man dies after riding Disney's Thunder Mountain

April 21, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 54-year-old man died after riding Disney's Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster in February. more »»

2,000 homes evacuated in southwest Florida amid brush fires

April 21, 2017

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Brush fires are threatening more than 2,000 homes in southwest Florida, and the Florida National Guard is helping to evacuate residents.

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2,000 homes evacuated as brush fires threaten Collier county

April 21, 2017

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The Florida National Guard is helping to evacuate more than 2,000 homes being threatened by brush fires in southwest Florida.

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Muslim teen wins right to box competitively in hijab

April 21, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Muslim teen boxer from Minnesota who hopes to one day compete in the Olympics has won a fight to wear a hijab during matches in the U.S. more »»

8-year-old Florida boy crushed to death by TV

April 21, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an 8-year-old Jacksonville boy has died after being crushed by a large televisio. more »»

Man charged with making threatening calls to Jewish centers

April 21, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An 18-year-old man with Israeli and U.S. citizenship has been formally charged with making threatening phone calls to Jewish community centers in the United States. more »»

 
 
 

 

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