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AP-FL--Florida News Digest, FL

October 1, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



ORLANDO — Puerto Rico’s governor on Monday endorsed Florida’s incumbent Democratic U.S. senator over the Republican governor in what he called a tough decision between two supporters of the island during a challenging year. By Mike Schneider. UPCOMING: 300 words with AP Photos.


CINCINNATI — Hundreds of people gathered on Cincinnati’s downtown Fountain Square for a ceremony honoring valor and distinguished service shown by police officers and civilians who helped save lives as a man fatally shot three people and injured two in a bank lobby. Police aren’t sure why 29-year-old Omar Enrique Santa Perez opened fire inside the building. Florida court records show family members had fought years ago to get him committed to a mental health facility. By Dan Sewell. UPCOMING: 400 words.


FATAL CRASH-CHILDREN — The Florida Highway Patrol says two young sisters died in head-on collision. Sgt. Kim Montes said in an email that an Acura sedan crossed a double yellow line and crashed into a Toyota Corolla on Sunday afternoon.

EMERGENCY ROOM LOCKDOWN-FLORIDA — Police officers in Florida on Monday fatally shot an unarmed patient they say told hospital emergency room workers that he had a gun and that “it was going to end right here today.”

SECURITY GUARD-SHOOTING — Police in Florida say a private security guard fatally shot a man who was trying to rob an arcade.

MISSING BOATER — Authorities are resuming their search for a man who fell off a boat and into a Florida lake. Pasco County Sheriff’s officials say the 39-year-old man fell into the water Sunday afternoon.

FATAL BEATING — A Louisiana sheriff says a slaying suspect who fled the country has been arrested in Panama.



DAVIE — The Miami Dolphins must try to bounce back from a drubbing at New England, which marked only the beginning of a tough stretch of games. By Steven Wine. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.


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