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Panther killed by vehicle in southwest Florida

June 22, 2016

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Florida panther has been found dead from an apparent vehicle strike in southwest Florida. more »»

Florida editorial roundup

June 22, 2016

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers:


June 17

The Florida Times-Union on gun control:

How does a nation address an issue like gun control in the wake of the... more »»

Senate blocks access to online data without warrant

June 22, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday blocked an expansion of the government's power to investigate suspected terrorists, a victory for civil libertarians and privacy advocates emboldened... more »»

Coast Guard: Sailboat 'debris field' found in Gulf of Mexico

June 22, 2016

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says searchers have spotted a "debris field" of items belonging to a family last seen in a 29-foot sailboat off Florida's southwest coast.

Capt. more »»

Feds charge 300 in nationwide health care fraud sweeps

June 22, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health care fraud sweeps across the country have led to charges against 300 people including doctors, nurses, physical therapists and home health care providers accused of... more »»

Marco Rubio, in reversal, will seek re-election to Senate

June 22, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio says he will run for re-election to his Florida Senate seat. more »»

Friend: Shooter had fixation on 'The Voice' singer

June 22, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A friend of the gunman who shot "The Voice" singer Christina Grimmie after an Orlando concert says his friend had developed a fixation on her within the last year. more »»

Florida karate teacher accused of seeking sex from boy, 11

June 22, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 21-year-old female karate instructor from Florida is accused of soliciting an 11-year-old boy for sex. more »»

GOP candidate's original contest post shot down by Facebook

June 22, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A contest to give away a semi-automatic rifle is still on despite the original post being taken down by Faceboo. more »»

Rubio expected to seek re-election to Senate seat

June 22, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading Republicans expect Sen. Marco Rubio to announce he is running for re-election to his Florida Senate sea. more »»

Ex-NFL player Tim Tebow visits friend shot in nightclub

June 22, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow visited his former high school football teammate who was wounded in the gay nightclub shooting in Orlando. more »»

Florida News Coverage Advisory 8:30 a.m.

June 22, 2016

Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Florida. more »»

Alligator euthanized after biting Florida man on the leg

June 22, 2016

BUSHNELL, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's officials in central Florida say a 58-year-old man is recovering after an alligator attacked him.

The attack happened around 6:30 p.m. more »»

Unvaccinated child diagnosed with measles in Miami

June 22, 2016

MIAMI (AP) — Health officials say a child who attended a public school in Miami-Dade County has been diagnosed with measles. more »»

Coast Guard searches for missing Florida family in Gulf

June 22, 2016

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a family last seen in a 29-foot sailboat off the coast of southwest Florida in the Gulf of Mexico. more »»

Troopers: 3 dead in 1-car crash in South Florida

June 22, 2016

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say three people are dead following a one-vehicle crash on the Sawgrass Expressway in South Florida. more »»

Woman gets 25 years for killing boyfriend

June 22, 2016

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida woman has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing her boyfriend.

The Ledger (http://goo. more »»

State wildlife officials to consider another bear hunt

June 22, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida wildlife officials will consider whether to hold another bear hunt at their quarterly meeting. more »»



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