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AP-FL--Florida News Digest, FL

October 8, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

TROPICAL WEATHER

MIAMI — A tropical weather system that rapidly strengthened into Hurricane Michael on Monday is likely to intensify ahead of an expected strike on Florida’s Panhandle by midweek, forecasters said. Michael could strengthen into a major hurricane with winds topping 111 mph (178 kph) by Tuesday night before an expected strike on the Panhandle or Big Bend, according to the National Hurricane Center. By Jennifer Kay. SENT: 564 words. UPCOMING: 600 words, with AP Photos. AP Video.

SCHOOL SHOOTING-FLORIDA

SUNRISE — The commission investigating the Florida high school massacre announced Monday that it is postponing this week’s scheduled meeting because of Hurricane Michael. Some members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission are law enforcement, education and state officials from the Florida Panhandle, where the storm is forecast to make landfall by Wednesday as a hurricane. By Terry Spencer. SENT: 285 words with AP Photo.

TRUMP

ORLANDO — With the deputy attorney general in tow, President Donald Trump is set to talk about policing and border security to police chiefs from around the world gathered in Florida. Rod Rosenstein is flying with Trump to Orlando for the president’s speech to a meeting of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. By Deb Reichman. UPCOMING: 600 words developing from Trump event in Orlando. With AP Photos, AP Video.

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IN BRIEF:

MILITARY FAMILY MOVES — A moving company says it found some furniture belonging to a Navy family featured in an Associated Press article about problems military personnel have during transfers.

GIRL HIT BY SUV — Authorities say a 5-year-old South Florida girl was trapped under a sports utility vehicle that hit her as she walked to school.

BOY DROWNS — Authorities say a 4-year-old boy drowned in a pond near a playground in a South Florida neighborhood.

IN SPORTS:

FBN--DOLPHINS MELTDOWN

DAVIE — The Miami Dolphins have three offensive linemen hurt, and quarterback Ryan Tannehill is feeling the heat — from his many critics, who blame him for ugly losses the past two weeks. By Steven Wine. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 5 p.m.

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