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BC-FL--Florida News Digest, FL

April 3, 2019

Good morning! 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. Freida Frisaro is on the desk and can be reached at ffrisaro@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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

FLORIDA BUDGET

TALLAHASSEE _ Florida lawmakers take a crack at House and Senate budget proposals that are $400 million apart and reaching floor consideration for the first time in the 60-day legislative session. By Curt Anderson. UPCOMING: 600 words.

CHILD SEX DOLLS

TALLAHASSEE _ The Senate votes on a bill to ban the possession or sale of sex dolls that look like children. By Brendan Farrington. On Merits

POLICE DOGS

TALLAHASSEE _ The Florida Senate votes on a bill to increase penalties for killing or seriously injuring police dogs. By Brendan Farrington. On Merits.

IN BRIEF:

WIFE-DAUGHTER KILLED _ Law enforcement authorities have captured a man they say used a machete to kill his wife and daughter.

FATAL CRASH-BOY _ A 23-year-old Florida man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for causing a crash that killed a 5-year-old boy.

CARJACKER STOPPED-SOUP CAN _ Authorities say a Florida woman with her 2-year-old son stopped a carjacking by threatening to throw a soup can at the would-be thief. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that the attempted theft occurred Tuesday in Holly Hill.

SMALL PLANE CRASH _ Authorities say a small airplane was damaged while landing at a Florida air show.

CAR SALES FRAUD _ Authorities say a former salesman at a Florida Porsche dealership scammed more than 30 customers out of about $2.2 million by selling them non-existent cars.

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