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AP-FL--Florida News Digest, FL

July 30, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



PARKLAND — The first practice of the new season was over, and the only sound on the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was dozens of football players screaming in delight. At 2:15 a.m., they were having a water balloon fight. Finally, on a campus known for tragedy that arrived in the form of a massacre that left 17 dead on Feb. 14, there was some joy. By Tim Reynolds, 1069 words, SENT


ORLANDO — Rear Admiral Alene Duerk, the Navy’s first female admiral, who became a trailblazer as the Navy opened up more opportunities for women, has died. She was 98 years old. 400 words. 3 p.m.


AIRPLANE-BOMB COMMENT — Hundreds of passengers on a Norwegian Airlines flight were forced to get off the plane after boarding at a Florida airport when a passenger made a comment about a bomb because he was unhappy with his seat.

RARE BEACH MOUSE — The survival of a rare mouse considered crucial to the ecosystem of a north Florida island rests on the restoration of the coastal dune habitat destroyed by recent hurricanes.

FLORIDA PRIMARY — Florida residents only have a few hours left to make changes to their voting status before August’s primary election.

RIVER CRASH — A Mississippi woman has been killed after her car plunged off an interstate bridge and into the Pascagoula River. The Mississippi Highway Patrol says that a semi-trailer driven by a Florida man ran into the back of the woman’s car.

COMMUTER TRAIN DEATH — A commuter Tri-Rail train in Florida has struck and killed a man.

STUDENT-ISRAEL — Family of missing Florida exchange student says she died while swimming in Israel.

BOMB PLOT-FLORIDA — A Florida man who authorities say planned to place bombs on the shelves of Target stores in an attempt to drive the company’s stock price down has been convicted of attempted arson and other charges.

FLORIDA TOLL ROADS — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is asking for a federal investigation into a company that runs the Sunpass toll system in Florida, accusing the company of mismanagement.



ATLANTA — Julio Teheran and the Atlanta Braves, who snapped a four-game losing streak by salvaging the final game of a weekend series against the Dodgers, open a three-game series against the Miami Marlins on Monday night. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:35 p.m.


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