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BC-FL--Florida News Digest, FL

December 23, 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. Brendan Farrington is on the desk and can be reached at bfarrington@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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:


NEW YORK _ When workers pried the Trump name off another Manhattan building earlier this year, it capped a bad few weeks for the president’s businesses. By Bernard Condon. SENT: 1,666 words, AP Photos.


SARASOTA _ In 2010, one of the foremost young leaders of the white nationalist movement in the country walked onto the campus of New College of Florida as a student. The tenets of white nationalism, which hold that white people are under siege in the United States by the country’s increasing minority population, would seem counter to New College’s free-thinking reputation, but the 21-year-old godson of former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke was undeterred. By Elizabeth Djinis. Sarasota Herald-Tribune. SENT: 2,038 words.


JACKSONVILLE _ Out of the country’s 15 largest cities, only two were majority white in 2017: Columbus, Ohio, and Jacksonville. But that’s about to change. Jacksonville is in the midst of a demographic shift as white residents leave and the non-white population flourishes. By Andrew Pantazi. The Florida Times-Union. SENT: 1.029 words.

In Brief:

SPACEX LAUNCH-GPS SATELLITE _ SpaceX has launched the U.S. Air Force’s most powerful GPS satellite ever built.

TRAFFIC STOP-Death _ A Florida woman pulled over by police and ticketed for having a suspended or revoked license was struck and killed by a tow truck after the traffic stop.

GROUND TURKEY RECALL _ A poultry producer is recalling more than 164,000 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be contaminated with salmonella. The products were shipped to Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin.

ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING DEATH _ A 21-year-old Florida woman is charged with manslaughter after police say she accidentally shot a teenager riding in car with her.

AIRPLANE DOWN-FLORIDA _ The U.S. Coast Guard is suspending a search for a small plane believed to have crashed off the coast of Florida.

POLICE OFFICER-DUI _ A Florida police DUI enforcement effort ended up netting a police officer.

FATAL PLANE CRASH-FLORIDA _ Authorities in Florida say a 64-year-old student pilot is dead after a small plane crash.

In Sports:


MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. _ The Jacksonville Jaguars try for only their second win in 11 games when they play Sunday at Miami, which is on the verge of elimination from the playoff race. By Steven Wine. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET.


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