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Florida suspect kills Wisconsin siblings in wrong-way crash

Two Wisconsin siblings returning from a Christmas lights display were killed Tuesday night when a suspected carjacker fleeing from police drove the wrong way on Interstate 95 in central Florida and co...

Former state employee sues Florida over search warrant

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida Department of Health employee sued the state on Monday over a search warrant executed on her house after investigators said they identified a message sent fro...

Red tide found off Florida's southwest coast; birds sick

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Red tide is back in the waters off of Florida’s southwest coast, making birds sick and killing fish, according to a state environmental agency update on Wednesday. ...

Florida's new python-sniffing dogs have 1st success

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Truman, the python-sniffing black Labrador retriever, recently tracked down his first snake in a new program Florida is using to eradicate the invasive species. ...

Florida might shut down bay known nationally for its oysters

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Because of a dwindling oyster population, a Florida agency is expected to shut down oyster harvesting in Apalachicola Bay through the end of 2025, dealing a blow to an area th...

Bodycam video: COVID-19 analyst delayed cops serving warrant

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Bodycam video released by a Florida law enforcement agency on Thursday shows that officers tried multiple time to contact a former Department of Health employee who the state ...

Court puts halt on local conversion therapy bans in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal appeals court is blocking the enforcement of local ordinances in Florida that ban therapy that seeks to change the sexual orientation of LGBTQ minors. The ruling iss...

With another Florida loss, Democrats begin second guessing

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Perhaps only in Florida is a loss by fewer than 4 percentages points considered a public drubbing. In a state famous for razor-thin margins, the size of for...

Florida agency: Flying squirrels illegally shipped to Asia

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Flying squirrels were being trapped in Florida, driven to Chicago and shipped to South Korea, Florida wildlife officials said Monday while announcing charges against seven peo...

Florida looking into crash of voter registration site

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is investigating why its online voter registration system crashed just before the deadline for the upcoming presidential election, saying unexpectedly heavy traffic th...

Horntail snails join pythons and lionfish as a Florida pest

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida, a state that encourages people to kill non-native iguanas, pythons and lionfish, has a new invasive species to worry about: the horntail snail, which has never before...

Audit finds flaws with Florida's safe schools office

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's Office of Safe Schools, which was created after a mass shooting at a Parkland high school, hasn't been carrying out all of its statutory responsibilities, according ...

Florida seeks investigation on Bloomberg donation on voting

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's attorney general asked state and federal law enforcement on Wednesday to investigate possible election law violations after billionaire and former Democratic preside...

Florida governor seeks new penalties for violent protesters

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The state of Florida is going to get tough on people who engage in violence during protests, Florida's Republican governor said Monday in announcing new legislation. ...

After Sally: rescue, recovery and a wary eye on rivers

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Rivers swollen by Hurricane Sally's rains threatened more misery for some residents of the Florida Panhandle and south Alabama on Thursday, even as the storm's remnants were for...