Related topics

AP-FL--Florida News Digest, FL

August 30, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Fresh from a stunning primary upset that boosts the progressive wing of the Democratic Party and potentially scrambles the November midterms in the nation’s premier political battleground, Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum says he’s intent on bringing a flood of new voters to the polls in November. “We’re going to be wildly successful at getting more black voters, brown voters, young voters, poor voters, working class white voters to get out and vote for us,” Gillum said. By Brendan Farrington and Bill Barrow. SENT: 890 words with AP Photos, AP Video.


CAPE CANAVERAL — Astronauts scrambled Thursday to patch a tiny hole that was allowing air to leak from the Russian side of the International Space Station. NASA and Russian space officials stressed the six astronauts were in no danger. By Marcia Dunn. SEN: 260 words.


NEW YORK — Gwyneth Paltrow, Chrissy Teigen, Adele: The charge to destigmatize postpartum depression has never before had so many high-profile sufferers willing to share their stories. Add Serena Williams to the list. The 23-time Grand Slam champion playing in the U.S. Open took to Instagram to share her story after a loss in San Jose, California, last month. She said she has been struggling with feelings of inadequacy as a mother since the birth last September of her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. By Leanne Italie. SENT: 968 words.


RED TIDE-FLORIDA — Florida wildlife officials have changed fishing rules for snook and redfish in areas hit hard by a devastating red tide just ahead of the opening of the popular snook season.

ESPORTS-SECURITY — At least one Las Vegas esports venue is reviewing security plans following a deadly shooting at a video game tournament in Florida.

CITRUS-FLORIDA — Losses from Hurricane Irma last year sent the value of the 2017-18 Florida citrus crop plummeting 41 percent.

JUDGE-EVACUEE HOUSING — A judge says the federal government can end a temporary housing vouching program for Puerto Rican hurricane evacuees.

MALL SHOOTING-FLORIDA — Fire inspectors have shut down the restaurant and bar that was the scene of a fatal shooting during a video gaming tournament.

STUDENT THREAT — A 14-year-old middle school student in Florida’s Panhandle is accused of threatening to blow up another student’s home.

GIANT LIZARD-FLORIDA — A Florida family is terrified of a huge Monitor lizard that has taken up residence in their back yard.

FATAL DUI CRASH — A Florida man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for fatally striking a pedestrian while driving drunk.

IRMA-RESORT REOPENING — Almost a year after Hurricane Irma pummeled the Florida Keys, another major resort is set to resume operations.



GAINESVILLE — Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks insists he has nothing prove. Coaches, teammates and close to 90,000 people at Florida Field on Saturday probably would disagree. By Mark Long. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 4 p.m.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to miami@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support atapcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.


The AP, Miami

Update hourly