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AP-FL--Florida News Coverage 830 am, FL

January 5, 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 miami@ap.org. Ian Mader is the news editor and can be reached at imader@ap.org. Freida Frisaro is on the desk and can be reached at ffrisaro@ap.org. A reminder this informaton is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

COCAINE COWBOYS-PILOT

MIAMI — The colorful exploits of a pilot who transported tons of drugs for Colombian cartels during Miami’s “cocaine cowboys” may have his past used against him by federal prosecutors. A judge is considering whether to allow Mickey Munday’s appearances in movies and TV shows, posts on social media and media interviews about his cocaine days in an upcoming trial in which he is charged with participating in an auto fraud ring. By Curt Anderson. UPCOMING: 500 words after 10 a.m. hearing.

TRUMP-OFFSHORE DRILLING-Q&A

WASHINGTON — The energy industry is cheering the Trump administration’s proposal to open nearly all U.S. coastlines to offshore oil and gas drillin

g, saying it will reduce U.S. dependence on foreign supplies and create jobs. By David Koenig and Matthew Daly. SENT: 863 words.

IN BRIEF:

BONFIRE BURNS — A Florida teenager who was severely burned when she attempted to pour gasoline on a New Year’s Eve bonfire remains in critical condition.

TEENS-MURDER CHARGE — Two 16-year-old girls and a 17-year-old boy are charged with first-degree murder in Florida after police say they waited inside a man’s home for him to return and then robbed him and shot him in the stomach.

DEPUTY ATTACK-DEATH — A sheriff’s deputy who was beaten on a Florida interstate more than a year ago has died.

SCHOOL BUS CRASH — Authorities say one person was injured when a school bus crashed into a concrete barrier.

MURDER FOR HIRE-JAIL — A woman who tried to order murders from a Florida jail now faces more than a century in federal prison.

AIR FORCE AWARDS — The Air Force says two service members are being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for their roles in making a combat resupply drop of ammunition to ground forces in danger of being overrun during an enemy attack on a forward operating base in Afghanistan.

The AP, Miami

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