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Massive empty barge washes ashore in South Florida

April 20, 2017

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Coast Guard officials are working to remove a massive barge that has washed ashore in South Florida. more »»

In final hours, Hernandez thought of family, not football

April 20, 2017

BOSTON (AP) — Family, not football, dominated Aaron Hernandez's final hours as a lifer in prison. more »»

Nicaraguan appealing for asylum in Florida deported

April 20, 2017

MIAMI (AP) — Immigration authorities have deported a Nicaraguan man appealing for asylum despite pleas by immigrant rights groups in South Florida.

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Florida may make it easier to get rid of school textbooks

April 20, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It could become easier for parents and Florida residents to challenge school textbooks and school library books under a bill passed by the Florida House. more »»

Aaron Hernandez death ruled suicide, brain goes to science

April 20, 2017

BOSTON (AP) — Aaron Hernandez's death in prison has been ruled a suicide and the former NFL star's brain is being donated to sports concussion researchers, Massachusetts authorities said Thursday. more »»

Unusual April tropical storm forms far from land

April 20, 2017

MIAMI (AP) — A rare April tropical storm has formed over the north Atlantic. more »»

Florida agencies that break records laws could pay price

April 20, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Government agencies would have to pay attorney fees for people who successfully sue them to obtain public records under a bill heading to Florida Gov. Rick Scott. more »»

3 strangers help Florida officer restrain combative suspect

April 20, 2017

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Tampa Police officer has been released from the hospital after a fight with a suspect who violently resisted arrest. more »»

Florida House passes bill banning steroids for greyhounds

April 20, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House has passed a bill that would ban injecting racing greyhounds with anabolic steroids.

The bill (HB 743) was approved by an 84-32 vote on Thursday. more »»

Florida bill gets tougher on drug trafficking offenses

April 20, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House unanimously passed a bill that would include murder charges for someone who distributes certain drugs that result in the user's death. more »»

Hernandez family wants trauma researchers to examine brain

April 20, 2017

BOSTON (AP) — Aaron Hernandez's family wants to donate his brain to science, but Massachusetts officials are refusing to release it despite turning over the rest of his body to a funeral home, th... more »»

Murder suspect caught in stolen truck by agriculture cops

April 20, 2017

LIVE OAK, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man wanted for killing two people has been arrested after he passed through an agriculture interdiction station in a stolen vehicle. more »»

Regulators sue Ocwen Financial, say it mishandled mortgages

April 20, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — State and federal authorities are suing Ocwen Financial Corp., saying the company botched the handling of millions of mortgage accounts. more »»

Texas 10 Most Wanted list sex offender captured in Florida

April 20, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Houston man on the Texas 10 Most Wanted sex offender list has been caught in Florida. more »»

Hernandez's body released to funeral home after autopsy

April 20, 2017

BOSTON (AP) — Aaron Hernandez's body was released to a funeral home following an autopsy, but government officials on Thursday refused to release more information about the circumstances behind... more »»

Crews prepare for growing Okefenokee wildfire to march north

April 20, 2017

FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — Firefighters are getting ready for a wildfire that's burned 35 square miles (91 sq. more »»

Jurors face questionnaires for trial of Pulse gunman's wife

April 20, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Potential jurors in the trial of the Orlando nightclub gunman's wife will have to answer a questionnaire about how much they know about the case. more »»

 
 
 

 

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