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BC-FL--Florida News Digest, FL

April 8, 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. Mike Schneider is on the desk and can be reached at mschneider@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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

TRUMP-MAR-a-LAGO

WEST PALM BEACH _ Chinese woman arrested after briefly gaining admission to President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club will likely soon learn whether she will remain jailed. By Terry Spencer. UPCOMING: 500 words developing from 1:30 p.m. court hearing.

TELENOVELA STAR-PUNCH

MIAMI _ A Mexican soap opera star goes before a judge who says the actor is facing a more serious charge from fatally punching a Florida man during a traffic confrontation. By Ariana Gomez Licon. UPCOMING: 400 words from 9 a.m. court hearing.

SPACE STATION

CAPE CANAVERAL _ Spacewalking astronauts tackled battery and cable work outside the International Space Station on Monday. It was the third spacewalk in just 2 ½ weeks for the space station crew. NASA astronaut Anne McClain and Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques hustled through their part in battery swap-outs that began last month. “All right, you rock,” Mission Control radioed. By Marcia Dunn. SENT: 272 words: UPCOMING: 500 words following spacewalk scheduled to last until 2 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

CHILD-GOLF CART CRASH _ The Florida Highway Patrol says an 11-year-old boy was seriously injured when the golf cart he was driving overturned on a central Florida street. Troopers said two adults were in the golf cart with the boy on Sunday afternoon.

MASSIVE PYTHON-FLORIDA _ Officials at a South Florida wildlife preserve say they’ve captured the largest python ever found in the park. Officials discovered the female python, more than 17 feet long (5 meters) and weighing 140 pounds (63 kilograms), on Friday in Big Cypress National Preserve.

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