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AP-Florida News Digest

September 19, 2018

Good afternoon! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Florida. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Miami bureau at 305-594-5825 or miami@ap.org. Ian Mader is the news editor and can be reached at imader@ap.org. David Fischer is on the desk and can be reached at dfischer@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



FORT LAUDERDALE — Mike Jackson is stepping down after almost two decades leading AutoNation, the largest dealership chain in the U.S. Jackson, 69, steered AutoNation through the economic crisis and shares have increased fourfold since he took over in 1999, though he will relinquish his role as CEO next year with auto sales waning across the industry. SENT: 246 words with AP Photos.


STUDENT SHOT-BUS STOP — Police say a 17-year-old student was critically injured in an apparent drive-by shooting just before he boarded his school bus in Florida.

UCF-PLAYER ARRESTED — A University of Central Florida football player has been arrested on a sexual battery charge. Campus police arrested 18-year-old Demetreius Mayes on Tuesday in Orlando. He’s a freshman linebacker for the UCF Knights.

FATAL DRUG SHOOTING — A judge has sentenced a man to 15 to 17 years in prison in the shooting death of a Massachusetts man during a drug exchange.

POLICE SHOOTING-FLORIDA — Three police officers who fatally shot a man who pointed a gun at them in a parking lot have been cleared of any wrongdoing.

SCHOOL-GUN JOKE — Florida police say a teen overheard at school saying he left his gun in his car has been arrested and now claims it was a joke.

PLOT TO KILL HUSBAND — Authorities say a 29-year-old Florida woman met with an undercover officer three times to arrange a hit on her husband.

WIFE SLAYING — A Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting his wife.

NEW US ATTORNEYS — Two women have taken over as new U.S. attorneys to oversee federal cases in districts covering much of Florida.



JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville doesn’t expect a letdown after beating two-time defending AFC champion New England. That’s because the Jaguars host division rival Tennessee, which swept the season series last year and has won four of the last five meetings. By Mark Long. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.


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