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Coast Guard, local agencies look for missing Florida boater

August 25, 2016

NAVARRE, Fla. (AP) — The search is on for a man who apparently fell from a boat in the Florida Panhandle.

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Florida Army vet gets Purple Heart 66 years after injury

August 25, 2016

PARKER, Fla. (AP) — It took 66 years, but Joe Hutchinson finally got his Purple Heart.

In August 1950, the Army veteran was wounded by shrapnel while serving in Korea. more »»

Sheriff: Suicidal man shot by Florida sheriff's deputy

August 25, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's officials in Florida say a deputy fatally shot a suicidal man who refused to follow orders during a brief confrontation in a backyard near Orlando. more »»

NTSB: Plane lost fuel pumps before Alabama crash, killing 6

August 25, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) — A pilot told air traffic controllers that fuel pumps aboard the plane were failing before it plunged to the ground and caught fire near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, killing six people from... more »»

New case of Zika through a local mosquito in Florida county

August 25, 2016

LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a second person in Palm Beach County, Florida, has contracted the Zika virus through a local mosquito. more »»

Council ousts DeBary mayor over city charter violations

August 25, 2016

DEBARY, Fla. (AP) — Councilmembers in a small, central Florida city voted to oust their mayor after finding him guilty of eight counts of violating the city's charter. more »»

2 Orlando hospitals won't bill nightclub shooting victims

August 25, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando hospitals that treated dozens of people injured in the Pulse nightclub massacre are not billing survivors for out-of-pocket medical expenses. more »»

AG: Theft ring preyed on people selling cars on Craigslist

August 25, 2016

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two New Jersey residents and a Florida man are facing charges they were the ringleaders of a vehicle-theft scheme that focused on people selling cars on Craigslist. more »»

Hurricane Gaston expected to weaken in the Atlantic

August 25, 2016

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Gaston is expected to weaken to a tropical storm in the Atlantic.

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1 killed, 5 injured in crash

August 25, 2016

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a woman with special needs was killed and five other people were injured in a north Florida traffic crash.

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Boy, 15, accused of stealing car while baby was in back seat

August 25, 2016

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy has been accused of stealing a car while a baby was in the back seat and the mother was inside a South Florida 7-Eleven to buy a Slurpee. more »»

FBI: Bank robber who disguised himself as woman captured

August 25, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida have captured a man who police say had disguised himself as a woman before robbing a New Orleans bank. more »»

Spring training ballpark on track to open for Astros, Nats

August 25, 2016

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A builder has assured Palm Beach County officials that a new spring training baseball stadium will be ready for the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros next year. more »»

St. Cloud police identify man found dead in burning car

August 25, 2016

ST. CLOUD, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in central Florida have identified a man who was found dead in a burning vehicle.

St. Cloud police Sgt. more »»

Man gets 7 years for killing sister over utility bill

August 25, 2016

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of killing his pregnant sister during an argument over a utility bill has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

The Sun Sentinel (http://goo. more »»

Teen gets life sentence for fatally stabbing stranger

August 25, 2016

LARGO, Fla. (AP) — A Tampa Bay area teenager has been sentenced for a second time to life in prison for randomly stabbing and killing a stranger.

The Tampa Bay Times (http://goo. more »»

A Miami 'cocaine cowboy' finds redemption with love locks

August 25, 2016

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — One of Miami's notorious "cocaine cowboys" of the drug-scourged 1980s has developed a makeshift park dedicated in part to love locks. more »»

Brother: Deaf man shot by state trooper was afraid of police

August 25, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A deaf man shot to death by a North Carolina state trooper after a chase was scared of police after several misunderstandings with officers, his brother said Wednesday. more »»

Trump, aiming to widen support, makes pitch to Hispanics

August 25, 2016

TAMPA, Florida (AP) — Visiting a battleground state he can't afford to lose, Donald Trump promised Hispanics "a much better life" Wednesday in a Florida speech that continued his recent effort to... more »»

Gaston changes little in strength in Atlantic

August 25, 2016

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Gaston is changing little in strength as it moves in the Atlantic.

The storm's maximum sustained winds Wednesday are near 70 mph (110 kph). The U.S. more »»

 
 
 

 

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