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BC-FL--Florida News Digest, FL

January 26, 2019

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. Adriana Gomez is on the desk and can be reached at agomez@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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



NEW YORK _ It was vintage Roger Stone: The longtime Republican operative flashed a Nixonesque double-armed victory sign after being indicted Friday for lying to federal investigators. Stone, with his self-professed political dirty tricks and the tattoo of Richard Nixon on his back, has long lurked in the shadows of Donald Trump’s world and was instrumental in guiding him on his first steps to the White House. By: Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 1059 words. With photos.




KEY WEST _ David Wolkowsky, the entrepreneurial philanthropist who helped restore Key West, and Tennessee Williams, the celebrated playwright who wrote parts of his best-known plays in the island city, were lifelong friends. And so it’s fitting that Wolkowsky, who died in September at 99, bequeathed to the Key West Art and Historical Society 17 paintings by Williams, including a portrait Williams painted of Wolkowsky, with the inscription: “L’inconnu — C’est Les Yeux (The Unknown — It’s The Eyes”). By Gwen Filos. SENT: 684 words. The Miami Herald.


LAKELAND _ Brogan Paul, 11, is unstoppable. The 4-foot-5-inch dynamo models, acts, dances and is a cheerleader when she isn’t in her fourth-grade class at Resurrection Catholic School. By Kimberly C. Moore. . SENT: 899 words. The Ledger.


OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING-FLORIDA - Authorities say a sheriff deputy has shot and killed an armed man in Florida after he pointed his firearm at the officer.

TRIPLE HOMICIDE - Authorities in Florida say they have detained a man considered a person of interest in a triple homicide near Orlando.

PRISON LABOR-CITY - Officials in a Florida city have decided they will no longer use prison labor.

DRONE RESCUE - Authorities say Florida deputies used a remote-control drone to find two people who went missing while riding horses.



ORLANDO, Fla. _ With 44 first-time Pro Bowl players, it’s anyone’s guess how intense the annual all-star game will be. By Mark Long. SENT: 700 words, photos.


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