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UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge fire could burn 6 months, official says

Officials say a wildfire that has scorched 76 square miles near the Georgia-Florida state line may keep burning for the next six months.


Florida small plane crash kills 4; wasn’t noticed for a day

A vintage private plane that crashed in north Florida killing all four people aboard went unnoticed for nearly a day.


In South Florida, green iguanas spread into suburban scourge

Perched in trees and scampering down sidewalks, green iguanas have become so common across South Florida that many see them not as exotic invaders, but as reptilian squirrels.


Special tax for Trump’s Mar-a-Lago visits being considered by Florida county

Commissioners in a Florida county are so tired of spending money on President Donald Trump’s frequent visits to his Mar-a-Lago resort that some are suggesting a special tax be levied …


UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017

Ex-gym employee shoots 2 in Florida, kills self

Gunfire erupted during a dispute between a former gym employee and a manager Saturday, leaving one person dead and two others seriously wounded at an upscale shopping mall, police said.


UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017

Trump kicks off Florida meetings with Chinese president

President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping opened their high-stakes summit at Trump’s Florida beach resort Thursday, with the urgent threat of North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and tensions over …


Manatee taken off endangered species list

The manatee – for decades the poster mammal for environmental decline in Florida – is officially no longer an endangered species.


Police: 1 dead, 5 injured in central Florida shooting

A gunman in central Florida fatally shot an adult in a home and critically wounded another adult and two children, in what authorities describe as domestic violence, before shooting two …


Troopers: 4 die in crash on Florida’s Turnpike

Troopers say a seven-vehicle crash on Florida’s Turnpike has left four people dead.


Florida judge denies ‘stand your ground’ defense in shooting

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A Florida judge on Friday denied a “stand your ground” defense for a retired Florida police officer who fatally shot a man in a movie theater …


Casey Anthony on death of daughter: ‘I didn’t do what I was accused of’

Casey Anthony knows that much of the world believes she killed her 2-year-old daughter, despite her acquittal. But nearly nine years later, she insists she doesn’t know how the last …


Florida man held on Lewiston rape charge

A Florida man who is accused of trying to rape a woman early Sunday on a downtown Lewiston sidewalk is in the Nez Perce County Jail on $100,000 bond.


UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017

Trump tours private school in Florida, promoting choice

President Donald Trump toured a private, religious school in Florida on Friday, praising it as an ideal institution for “disadvantaged children” while re-emphasizing that his education agenda will focus on …


Casey Anthony may have accidentally killed daughter, judge says

The judge who presided over the acquittal of Casey Anthony in a murder trial televised live around the world said Thursday that an accidental killing is the most logical explanation …


Florida could flip burden of proving ‘stand your ground’

Florida’s “stand your ground” law, a source of contention for years, could soon provide even more protection to people who invoke it. Some lawmakers want to make prosecutors prove a …


Orlando fingerprint examiner suspended, 2,600 cases possibly affected in latest police lab scandal

Add Orlando to the list of jurisdictions plagued by potential misdeeds in the crime lab. A fingerprint examiner for the Orange County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office, who worked more than 2,600 …


Countdown begins for Raul Castro’s retirement next year

MIAMI – A year from now, something is expected to occur in Cuba that hasn’t happened in more than 40 years: a non-Castro will occupy the presidency. The coming year …


Police: Pair killed landlord, lived with her body 2 weeks

Police say a man and a woman are accused of killing their landlord in Florida and living with the body for two weeks while trying to decide how to dispose …


Trump steps up security aide search, focuses on health care

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – President Donald Trump brought more contenders for national security adviser to his Palm Beach club for in-person interviews Sunday, hoping to fill the job in …


Trump hits the road, hoping rally speeches overcome troubles

Shifting attention from his troubled White House, President Donald Trump hit the road Friday for a campaign-style rally, resurrecting the buoyant jobs promises that powered his election victory and pledging …


Florida man accused in plot to bomb Target stores

A Florida man is accused in a plot to blow up several Target stores along the East Coast in an attempt to acquire cheap stock in the company if the …


Trump and Abe hit the fairways – out of public view – at Florida golf club

President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe disappeared from public view for more than three hours here Saturday at one of Trump’s signature golf courses for what was …


Crews search for man buried in trash, dirt at landfill

Crews are searching for a Pennsylvania landfill worker who was buried when a mound of garbage and dirt slid down onto him.


Spicer says he ‘clearly meant Orlando’ in talk of Atlanta attack

President Donald Trump’s press secretary says he meant to say Orlando when he repeatedly referenced a terror attack in Atlanta during interviews and a press briefing last week.


Five Wallenda family circus performers injured during high wire practice

Five circus performers have been seriously injured while practicing a high-wire act in Florida.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017

Weekend visit to Trump resort by Japan’s Abe raises an ethics question: Who pays?

The visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the Trump-family-owned Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., this weekend is fraught with ethical problems. Will U.S. taxpayers pay for Abe? …


Woman dies when SUV crashes into home as she watched TV

Authorities in Florida say a 66-year-old woman died when a stolen SUV crashed into her Jacksonville home while she was watching television.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017

Suspect in 3 slayings dead after Georgia motel standoff

A man suspected in the killings of three women is dead after a standoff Tuesday with police at a Georgia motel, and a female suspect has been arrested, a U.S. …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 30, 2017

Accused airport shooter pleads not guilty to 22 charges

The Iraq War veteran charged with killing five people and injuring six others in a mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale’s international airport pleaded not guilty to the allegations against him …


Activist walking barefoot across U.S. fatally struck by SUV

A Rhode Island native walking barefoot across the U.S. to raise awareness about climate change has been struck and killed on a Florida highway.