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BC-FL--Florida News Digest, FL

January 20, 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. Gary Fineout is on the desk and can be reached at gfineout@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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

CRIME VICTIMS AMENDMENT-CONFUSION

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. _ Some law-enforcement agencies in Florida are no longer releasing information about crime victims due to their interpretation of a measure passed by voters. Voters last November approved Amendment 6. The sweeping proposal broadened the rights of crime victims and increased the mandatory retirement age for judges. UPCOMING: 300 words.

EXCHANGE-MARIJUANA INGREDIENT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ Customers are raving about the new slices at Pizza City in Fort Lauderdale — especially the marinara sauce, which is infused with cannabidiol, aka CBD oil, the trendy but controversial compound commonly found in marijuana. At Foxworth Fountain in Delray Beach you can order ice-cream floats, sundaes and milkshakes speared with syringes of CBD oil. Three weeks ago at Colada, a cafe north of downtown Fort Lauderdale, employees began spiking shots of Cuban cafecito with the oil. By Phillip Valys. South Florida Sun Sentinel. SENT: 1505 words. With AP Photos.

EXCHANGE-DREAMERS NEW BUSINESS

CLEARWATER, Fla. _ They put their life savings into this place, worked overtime busing tables, bartending, picking up any odd job they could to open a business they could call their own. So when the time came last summer to sign the lease on the building for their Southie Coffee shop on 1500 S Missouri Ave., they thought about how it could all be taken away in an instant. By Tracey Mcmanus. Tampa Bay Times. SENT: 1242 words. With AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

ELECTION 2O18-FLORIDA - Groups aligned with Democrats have pulled some of their lawsuits challenging Florida election laws.

LUNAR ECLIPSE - The celestial curtain will be rising soon on a lunar extravaganza.

FLORIDA SHOOTING - Florida authorities identify suspect and victims in shooting.

HURRICANE MICHAEL-AIR BASE - Buildings on a Florida air base were damaged by an apparent tornado according to base officials.

HURRICANE MICHAEL-STATE PARKS - Some of Florida’s parks remain closed following hurricane.

VIRGIN MARY-PAINTING - A legal battle is brewing between the managers of a mobile home park and an 85-year-old Florida woman who put in a painting of the Virgin Mary to replace her window.

IN SPORTS:

BKN--WADE-MARQUETTE

MILWAUKEE _ Dwyane Wade returned to Marquette on Sunday, getting honored by the school where he became a star during a Final Four run in 2003. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos by 3 p.m.

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