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BC-FL--Florida News Digest, FL

December 6, 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. Tamara Lush is on the desk and can be reached at tlush@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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

PEOPLE-SERENA WILLIAMS

MIAMI BEACH _ Strong. Sophisticated. Sexy. Tennis champ Serena Williams’ fashion line is all about power moves and she’s hoping it will also inspire woman to use their own voice. “I want everyone to be able to do that and to step into their power.” Williams launched her first pop-up shop at the luxe Faena hotel during Miami’s Art Basel where she designed all the clothes and painted all the art in the boutique. By Kelli Kennedy. UPCOMING: 350 words. With AP photos.

IN BRIEF:

GOVERNOR-FLORIDA _ Florida Republican Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis and is planning a series of rallies around the state that he’s calling a “Thank You Tour.”

BAH HUMBUG SIGN _ A woman has been scorned by her neighbors in a high-rise Florida condo because of a holiday message she spelled out in lights across her balcony.

CARDI B-ART BASEL _ Less than 24 hours after announcing her split from her husband, Cardi B was spotted partying at a nightclub to kick off Miami’s Art Basel.

PUBLIX-UNIVERSITY CAMPUS _ Publix has opened its first store on a college campus at the University of South Florida.

HANDCUFFED MAN-ARREST _ Four Florida police officers are on administrative leave after a cell phone video appeared to show one of them kicking a handcuffed man accused of stealing candy and drinks.

STOLEN SAILBOAT-HONEYMOON _ Authorities say a Florida couple quit their jobs, stole a 40-foot (12-meter) catamaran sailboat and sailed to Cuba for their honeymoon.

PEDESTRIANS KILLED _ Police in South Florida say two pedestrians died after being pinned against a utility pole by an out of control SUV. The crash happened Wednesday night in southwest Miami-Dade County.

MIAMI VICE-BOATING DEATH _ The captain of a Florida charter boat will spend nearly three years in federal prison for the death of a passenger who was struck by a propeller.

TEEN ABUSED _ Police say a 13-year-old Florida boy’s grandmother and aunt beat him, locked him in a box and chained him to a couch.

IN SPORTS:

HKN--BRUINS-LIGHTNING

TAMPA _ The Tampa Bay Lightning seek their fifth straight win, returning home from a three-game road trip to face the Boston Bruins. By Mark Didtler. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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