AP-FL--Florida News Coverage 830 am, FL
Jan. 08, 2018
Good morning! 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 email@example.com. Ian Mader is the news editor and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Jennifer Kay is on the desk and can be reached at email@example.com. A reminder this informaton is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
SUPREME COURT-WATER WARS
APALACHICOLA — Reminders of the oyster's pre-eminence in this slice of northwestern Florida are everywhere, from the shells that line the edges of downtown buildings to the paintings of oysters that dot the walls of Apalachicola's art and history museum. It's the oysters themselves that are harder to find these days, and Florida is hoping the Supreme Court can help fix that. The high court hears arguments Monday in the long-running dispute between Florida and neighboring Georgia over the flow of water in the Apalachicola River, which runs from the state line to Apalachicola Bay and the nearby Gulf of Mexico. By Gary Fineout and Mark Sherman. UPCOMING: Will be updated from oral arguments Monday morning.
MERRIMACK, N.H. — It's been a billion-dollar lottery weekend after a lone Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire matched all six numbers and will claim a $559.7 million jackpot, one day after another single ticket sold in Florida nabbed a $450 million Mega Millions grand prize. SENT: 400 words.
IN BRIEF :
MANATEE DEATHS-FLORIDA — Florida wildlife officials say 538 manatees were found dead in the state's waterways last year.
FIRE DESTROYS APARTMENT — More than a dozen people lost their home when a massive fire gutted a Florida apartment building.
TEEN-SOCCER FIRE — Authorities say a 19-year-old girl set fire to a public bathroom at a Florida soccer complex causing nearly $20,000 in damage.
DISNEY-FLORIDA RESIDENTS — Walt Disney World is offering a January promotion again for Florida residents to buy multi-day tickets.