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AP-FL--Florida News Digest, FL

September 23, 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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

EXCHANGE-SLAIN MOM-TRIBUTE

PALM COAST — It’s a place of solace for Ilana Shimmel, one she now regards as her true “home.” Ilana and her mother, Michele Shimmel, who was found stabbed to death at her Palm Coast home on Aug. 23, 2017, often volunteered together at the Florida Agricultural Museum in Palm Coast. Their bond blossomed there over the years. By Matt Bruce. The Daytona Beach News-Journal. MOVED: 1,170 words.

EXCHANGE-MARRIED WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

NAPLES — A diamond ring catches the light. A bouquet of purple flowers stands out over a stark white dress. It’s all about the details for Matt and Melissa “Meli” Neubek, a married couple who live in Golden Gate Estates and started Neubek Photographers to zero in and capture happy moments — weddings and all. By Ashley Collins. Naples Daily News. MOVED: 1,110 words.

IN BRIEF:

EXPECTANT MOTHER-BABY KILLED — Authorities say a Florida man is charged with two counts of murder in the killing of an expectant mother and their unborn child.

FAST FOOD SHOOTING — A Florida teenager is facing attempted murder charges after police say he fired shots on employees when denied late-night fast food at a Checkers restaurant.

STOLEN SMOKES-LONG SENTENCE — Authorities say a Florida man is charged with two counts of murder in the killing of an expectant mother and their unborn child.

ORCHIDS AFOOT — Orchids will soon be afoot again in Miami’s Coconut Grove neighborhood.

TROPICAL WEATHER — Forecasters say Subtropical Storm Leslie has formed in the north Atlantic, is expected to be short-lived.

IN SPORTS:

FBN--RAIDERS-DOLPHINS

MIAMI GARDENS — The Miami Dolphins have a chance to improve to 3-0 for only the third time since 1999 when they face winless Oakland on Sunday. By Steven Wine. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game scheduled to begin 1 p.m. ET.

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