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AP-FL--Florida News Digest, FL

November 19, 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. David Fischer is on the desk and can be reached at dfischer@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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



TALLAHASSEE — This was the year Florida’s Democrats spoke ambitiously of ending their 20-year journey in political exile in this battleground state. Instead, election results after a tense and bruising recount showed Republicans coming out on top for governor and even picking up a U.S. Senate seat. By Gary Fineout. 1,000 words. AP Photos.


ST. PETERSBURG — A troupe of macaques at a Florida park will explode in size if left free to do their monkey business, according to a University of Florida study. Researchers looked at the monkeys at Silver Springs State Park and said that without intervention, the population will nearly double to about 350 monkeys in 2022. By Tamara Lush. 400 words. AP Photo.


CAPE CANAVERAL — The International Space Station has received two cargo deliveries in a record 15 hours. By Marcia Dunn. 350 words.


OCOEE — A central Florida town where dozens of African Americans were massacred, and the black community was burned down almost 100 years ago, is renouncing its racist past. Ocoee city commissioners are issuing a proclamation Tuesday acknowledging the attack on the black community in 1920 that led to African Americans to move away for decades. 350 words.


NEWBORN KILLED-PIT BULL — Authorities in Florida say a pit bull climbed into a crib and fatally attacked a 5-day-old girl.

STUDENTS HOSPITALIZED — Eight students in South Florida are hospitalized after being exposed to what officials describe as an “unknown substance.”

UBER-FLORIDA PARTNERSHIP — Uber is joining forces with a Florida transportation company in what is expected to be the first-of-its-kind partnership between the ridesharing company and a traditional taxi enterprise.

DEPUTY CHIEF ARRESTED — Florida International University’s deputy police chief is facing criminal charges after he was arrested for allegedly battering police officers at a South Florida restaurant and bar.

DRAG RACER DEATH — Authorities say a drag racer was killed when debris hit her helmet during an exhibition run at a Florida race track.

ACLU-FLORIDA DIRECTOR — The longtime head of one of Florida’s most visible civil rights organizations is retiring.

DEAN-SEXUAL MISCONDUCT — A former dean at the University of North Florida is suing the school saying he was pressured into resigning after officials said he engaged in sexual misconduct.



DAVIE — Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has made progress in his rehabilitation from a throwing shoulder injury, but the timing of his return remains uncertain. By Steve Wine.


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