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BC-FL--Florida News Digest, FL

January 13, 2019

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. Curt Anderson is on the desk and can be reached at canderson@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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



PENSACOLA _ Rodney Helton stood in a cotton field in Atmore, Alabama, on a Thursday morning, just over the Florida state line, with puddles of wet, mushy soil and water gathering over his dirty boots. He reached out and plucked a sopping wet cotton boll off of a brown, rotting stem and held it between his fingers, shaking his head. An AP Member Exchange by Annie Blanks, Pensacola News Journal. SENT: 1,730 words. With AP Photos.


ORLANDO _ The hordes of Nazis in crowd shots from the successful Amazon Prime series “The Man in the High Castle” are partially the work of a small animation firm based in Orlando. But getting that job and others like it took Theory Studios co-founder David Andrade and his team years to earn the trust of an industry that deals heavily in relationships and previous collaborations, he said. An AP Member Exchange by Marco Santana, The Orlando Sentinel. SENT: 720 words. With AP Photos.


UNDATED _ The rules that govern recreational marine fishing in the U.S. will get an overhaul due to a new law passed by Congress, and the country’s millions of anglers and the groups that stake their livelihoods on them hope the changes will bring better management. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 580 words.


GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-AIRPORT TERMINAL _ Miami International Airport officials say they will reopen a terminal Monday that was closed for parts of the weekend because of a staff shortage caused by the partial government shutdown.

TRIPLE SHOOTING _ Police in Florida say two men were killed and a third injured in an early morning shooting.

GUN-BASKETBALL GAME _ Police say a Florida woman brought a handgun and dozens of rounds of ammunition to a high school girls’ basketball game, almost using the weapon during an altercation.

HURRICANE MICHAEL-AIR BASE _ Officials say a Florida Air Force base heavily damaged by Hurricane Michael is well on the road to recovery.

UNIVERSITY OFFICER-STALKING _ A former police officer at Florida Polytechnic University is facing charges that he sexually assaulted, harassed and stalked a woman.



MIAMI _ Miami Dolphins guard Bob Kuechenberg, a six-time Pro Bowl selection and member of the only team to achieve a perfect season, has died at age 71.


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