MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times local):
Authorities in Florida say Hurricane Michael has killed at least 20 people, bringing the overall death toll to 30.
Michael, which slammed into Florida’s Panhandle with 155 mph (250 kph) winds ...
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Their home full of soggy furniture and mosquitoes, Wilmer Capps was desperate to find shelter for his wife and their son Luke, born just three days after Hurricane Michael ravaged the Florida Panhandle.
So Capps, his wife Lorrainda Smith and little Luke settled in ...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is going to bend some of the voting rules for voters living in counties hammered by Hurricane Michael.
The administration of Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that eight counties in Florida’s Panhandle can start and end early voting beyond existing ...
Reward offered for wolf that escaped when hurricane hit
CHIPLEY, Fla. (AP) — An animal preserve is offering an $800 reward for the return of a wolf named Tahané that escaped as Hurricane Michael ripped through the Florida Panhandle.
In a video posted on Facebook , ...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have recovered a child in Florida they say was abducted by his mother in Massachusetts two years ago.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that ...
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been charged in a drunken driving crash that left his 3-year-old daughter dead.
The Sun Sentinel reports that ...
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — An endangered Florida panther has been struck and killed by a vehicle.
It’s the 24th fatal collision this year, out of 26 total panther deaths.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the remains of the 2-year-old male were collected ...
Things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 8:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 16 North Carolina State at No. 3 Clemson. The ACC’s last two unbeaten teams meet with first place in the Atlantic Division on the line. Both teams are coming off open weeks and figure to be well-rested. ...
The Latest: Residents return to devastated Mexico Beach
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times local):
Residents of hard-hit Mexico Beach are returning home for the first time since Hurricane Michael to see homes devastated by wind and water and pieces of their lives scattered across the Florida ...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The final debate between Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and his challenger, Republican Gov. Rick Scott, is being cancelled.
CNN was trying to reschedule a debate that was postponed because of response to Hurricane Michael, but the network announced Wednesday that ...
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — With stunned faces and tears, residents of hard-hit Mexico Beach returned home for the first time Wednesday about a week after Hurricane Michael hit to find pieces of their lives scattered across the sand and a community altered.
Nancy Register sobbed ...
Florida panther kitten struck and killed by vehicle
CLEWISTON, Fla. (AP) — An endangered Florida panther kitten has been struck and killed by a vehicle, a week after two other kittens were found dead in the same area.
It’s the 23rd fatal collision this year, out of 25 total panther deaths.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation ...
DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man stole a Florida sheriff’s deputy’s stun gun during a struggle and both became incapacitated when he pulled the trigger.
The Tampa Bay Times
After UPS contract vote, Teamsters drivers feel betrayed
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tens of thousands of Teamsters members earlier this month rejected a five-year contract agreement with United Parcel Service, unhappy with a proposal to create a new class of drivers with lower pay.
But after less than half of the eligible union members cast ballots, ...
Puerto Ricans can get documents at new Florida office
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Puerto Rican officials have opened an office in central Florida where newly-arrived residents from the island can obtain official records.
The Puerto Rican Federal Affairs Administration opened the office Wednesday in Orlando.
Newly-arrived residents can go to ...
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co. (CTO) on Wednesday reported third-quarter profit of $296,000.
The Daytona Beach, Florida-based company said it had profit of 5 cents per share.
The real estate company posted revenue of $18.4 million in the period.
Man gets 40 years for plotting bombs in Target stores
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for planning to place bombs on the shelves of Target stores in an attempt to drive the company’s stock price down.
A federal judge in Ocala sentenced 50-year-old Mark Barnett on Wednesday. He was convicted in July of ...
Recent editorials from Florida newspapers:
Tampa Bay Times on the selection process for Florida Supreme Court justices:
The Florida Supreme Court reached the right conclusion by ruling that the next governor has the authority to appoint three new justices to ...
Squalor amid destruction left by Hurricane Michael
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Simply getting through the day is a struggle at the American Quality Lodge, a low-rent motel where dozens of people are living in squalor amid destruction left by Hurricane Michael.
Families huddle under makeshift tents and in breezeways strewn with broken glass ...
FBI: Sotheby’s defrauded of $5 million in auction scheme
NEW YORK (AP) — A fine art consultant in New York and an interior designer in Florida stole an elderly woman’s identity and used it to bid millions of dollars on famous paintings and defraud the renowned Sotheby’s auction house, federal prosecutors allege in court filings.
Joakim von ...
Air Force builds temp housing at damaged Fla. base
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — The estranged husband of a Fort Campbell soldier has been accused of killing her in an off-duty shooting at a sprawling Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee border.
The FBI said Wednesday in a statement Victor Silvers was arrested on a federal complaint and will ...
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court is overturning a lower court decision to toss three proposed constitutional amendments off the Nov. 6 ballot.
Wednesday’s ruling means voters can still vote on Amendments 7, 9 and 11.
Last month a lower court ruled the items should ...
MIAMI (AP) — Two former police officers in Florida will serve a year in federal prison for framing a black teenager for burglaries he did not commit.
Court records show ex-Biscayne Park officers Charlie Dayoub and Raul Fernandez were sentenced Tuesday by a Miami federal judge. They ...
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — It was a lucky day for some Florida police officers who recovered a stolen van filled with Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
Clearwater police posted a photo on Facebook of a group of officers ...
Veteran detective who staged crime won’t do jail time
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 10-year-veteran sheriff’s detective who fled a hit-and-run and then elaborately staged a fake crime scene involving his unmarked car has been sentenced to 11 months’ probation.
The Florida Times-Union
Officials issue alert after rabid cat found in Miami-Dade
MIAMI (AP) — Florida health officials have issued a 60-day alert in Miami-Dade County after a second cat tested positive for rabies this year.
The Florida Department of Health announced the alert Tuesday morning. It covers a limited area in North Miami Beach and will last until Dec. ...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man caught in an underage sex sting told deputies he only came to the meeting place because he thought it would be cool to see an undercover sting in action.
A Volusia County Sheriff’s Office release says 34-year-old James Bowen is one ...
After storm shuts down radio stations, 2 hosts carry on
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — First Hurricane Michael damaged the radio station where they worked and then the owner shut the station down permanently — but that hasn’t stopped two Florida radio hosts from continuing their mission of informing their listeners during the disaster.
Instead, Tiffany ...
Ohio zoo sends 2 more rehabbed manatees back to Florida
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A zoo in Ohio has sent two more rescued manatees back to Florida where they hopefully can be released into the wild this year.
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says Agua and Goober, a female and male, arrived at SeaWorld Orlando late Monday.
The manatees were in ...
Florida reporting 16 deaths after Michael, other states 10
Hurricane Michael killed at least 16 people in Florida, most of them in the coastal county that took a direct hit from the storm, state emergency authorities said Tuesday. That’s in addition to at least 10 deaths elsewhere across the South.
Here are some of the circumstances under which ...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Flyers blew a three-goal lead, pulled their starting goalie in the third period but still managed to gain two points.
Not exactly the recipe for a victory, but they’ll take it.
“Kind of a crazy game,” coach Dave Hakstol said.
Jordan Weal scored in the ...
Hurricane is blamed for 16 deaths in Florida alone
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Michael killed at least 16 people in Florida, most of them in the coastal county that took a direct hit from the storm, state emergency authorities said Tuesday. That’s in addition to at least 10 deaths elsewhere across the South.
The scope of the storm’s ...
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times local):
Telecommunications company Verizon says it is going to give three months of service to customers who reside in some of the Florida counties slammed by Hurricane Michael.
In a statement issued ...
The Associated Press Top 10 Florida high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and previous rankings:
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — CSX Corp. hauled in nearly double the profits it reported in last year’s third quarter when the railroad was struggling with service problems as it implemented its new operating model.
The Jacksonville, Florida-based company said Tuesday it earned $894 million, or $1.05 ...
Injured Bosa leaves Ohio State to prep for pro career
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Injured defensive end Nick Bosa has decided to leave school to focus on getting ready for the NFL draft in the spring, Ohio State said Tuesday.
The junior All-American from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, already had four sacks this season when he suffered a core muscle ...
Small plane crashes off Florida beach, pilot survives
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot survived after crashing a small plane into the ocean off a Florida beach.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports ...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State has returned to practice field following a bye week and in the wake of Hurricane Michael after a rocky start under first-year football coach Willie Taggart.
Hurricane Michael forced the school to shut down during the schedule off-week for football ...
Couple plans to visit 6 Disney parks on 2 coasts in 1 day
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Tennessee couple plans to visit six Disney parks on two U.S. coasts in one day.
Heather and Clark Ensminger on Wednesday plan to visit Disney World’s four theme parks in Florida, hop a cross-country plane and end the night at Disney’s two California parks.
The strength of field for the CIMB Classic was the same as it was last year, with one exception that Anirban Lahiri nearly found out the hard way.
Lahiri had gone to Malaysia the previous five years and he noted that the field — with the top 60 players available from the FedEx Cup — had ...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s next governor and not incumbent Gov. Rick Scott will get to pick three new justices to the state Supreme Court, the court ruled Monday in a decision with major implications in this year’s gubernatorial campaign.
In a major rebuke to Scott, the Supreme ...
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Michael swamped Dena Frost’s mobile home and obliterated the shop where she sold pottery beside the main highway running through Mexico Beach. Most of her neighbors saw similar destruction.
The monstrous storm wrecked the mayor’s hardware store and the ...
All Jacksonville high schools to get metal detectors
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Officials in Jacksonville say all Duval County high schools will soon have walk-through metal detectors and hand “wands” to check student for weapons.
The decision was made Monday and district’s police force director Michael Edwards says it will take 30 to 90 days ...
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a 12-year-old girl is under arrest after threatening to kill students and teachers at her middle school and a Florida high school.
The Sun Sentinel
Miami police to offer opioid addicts rehab instead of jail
MIAMI (AP) — Officials in Miami are hoping police officers will be able to steer opioid addicts into to treatment rather than jail.
A plan announced Monday will offer addicts an opportunity to go into rehabilitation. The Miami Herald