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Trump to visit Florida, Georgia; search ongoing for missing

Upon touring the damage in several towns along Florida’s Panhandle, Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long called the destruction left by Hurricane Michael some of the worst he’s ever …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018

Searches intensify after body is found in Michael’s wake

Rescuers intensified efforts Saturday to find survivors who might be trapped amid the ruins of a small Florida Panhandle community nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael, where one body has already …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018

Official: Searchers find body in hurricane-stricken town

Search and rescue teams have found a body in the Florida Panhandle town nearly wiped out by Hurricane Michael, and authorities said there is little doubt the death toll will …


Storm offers exposure, risk to Democrat in governor’s race

Days before it came ashore, Hurricane Michael whirled into the Florida governor’s race, and one of the beneficiaries could be Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee who spent days …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018

Hurricane Michael slams Florida, charges into Southeast; 1 death reported

Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods before continuing its destructive charge inland across the Southeast. It was …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018

Fast-moving Hurricane Michael menaces Florida Panhandle

A fast and furious Hurricane Michael sped toward the Florida Panhandle on Tuesday with 110 mph winds and a potential storm surge of 12 feet, giving tens of thousands of …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018

Michael strengthens into a hurricane, menaces Florida

A tropical weather system that rapidly strengthened into Hurricane Michael on Monday is likely to keep growing stronger ahead of an expected strike on Florida’s Panhandle by midweek, forecasters said.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018

Forecasters: Depression becomes Tropical Storm Michael

Newly named Tropical Storm Michael could strengthen to a hurricane as it heads to the Florida Panhandle, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Sunday.


Kangaroo is on the loose in Florida

After Storm breached the confines of his south Florida sanctuary on Monday, he likely had one thought: time to run for it – or, at least, time to hop for …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018

Toxic red tide algae moves north near Tampa Bay, killing hundreds of thousands of fish

The toxic algae bloom that has carved a trail of dead animals and triggered a putrid stench along western Florida’s coastline has drifted further north, killing hundreds of thousands of …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018

Hurricane Florence could cause dangerous surf along U.S. coast

Florence could cause dangerous surf and rip currents along parts of the U.S. East Coast this weekend as the storm swirls across the Atlantic, according to forecasters at the National …


Parkland victim’s father seeks handshake with Kavanaugh

A man whose teenage daughter was killed in the Parkland, Florida, school shooting tried to shake the hand of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during a break in Tuesday’s confirmation …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018

Tropical Storm Gordon strengthens, expected to hit Gulf Coast as hurricane

Tropical Storm Gordon is continuing to strengthen and is expected to become a hurricane late Tuesday when it hits the central U.S. Gulf Coast, including coastal Mississippi. From there, it …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018

Racist calls linked to Sandpoint podcast mock Florida’s black Democratic candidate

Racist phone calls mocking Florida’s black Democratic gubernatorial nominee appear to be from a white supremacist podcast that has also taken credit for inflammatory robocalls in Iowa and California.


Racism quickly becomes an issue in Florida governor’s race

Racism immediately became an issue in the Florida governor’s race Wednesday as both nominees made predictions: The Democrat said voters aren’t looking for a misogynist, racist or bigot, while the …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018

Florida governor’s race pits liberal Dem vs Trump Republican

A liberal Florida Democrat pulled off an upset victory Tuesday in the state’s primary for governor while President Donald Trump’s favored candidate cruised to victory for the GOP, setting up …


Florida primary includes Trump defender, female trailblazer

Florida voters are choosing nominees to replace Republican Gov. Rick Scott in an election that’s caught the attention of President Donald Trump and could see the daughter of a former …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018

Gordon makes landfall near Alabama-Mississippi border

Thousands of people were without power as Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall late Tuesday just west of the Alabama-Mississippi border.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018

Shooting suspect had history of mental illness

The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Florida video game tournament had previously been hospitalized for mental illness, according to court records in his home state of Maryland reviewed …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018

Multiple fatalities, including suspect, in mass shooting at Florida mall, authorities say

Florida authorities are reporting a mass shooting at a riverfront mall in Jacksonville.


Hold the Mayo! Florida town is changing its name temporarily

Mayo, Florida, is holding the mayo, at least for a few days.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018

$1 million bond reduced to $250,000 for woman accused in 2016 Spokane Valley homicide

Bond was quartered Wednesday afternoon for Cristina Stiles, a woman suspected of killing Cory Fowler in 2016 and leaving his body for his parents to find.


Marine laboratory works to save hundreds of animals dying in Florida red tide

Things are grim in southwest Florida. A toxic algal bloom is poisoning one of most biodiverse regions in the United States. Hundreds of manatees, turtles and dolphins have washed up …


Alaska man gets life in prison for Florida airport shooting

An Alaska man will spend the rest of his life in prison for the January 2017 Florida airport shooting that left five people dead and six wounded, a federal judge …


6-year-old boy with dreadlocks banned from Florida private school

A 6-year-old with dreadlocks was told Monday he could not start first grade at a private Christian school near Apopka without getting a haircut.


White man charged with fatally shooting black man in Florida

Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose videotaped shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida’s “stand …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018

Florida Gov. wants proof from Sen. Nelson over hacking claim

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, calling the allegations sensational, demanded on Friday that U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson provide proof to back up his statement that Russian operatives have penetrated some of …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018

Video shows massacre suspect slouched, punching self in face

Prosecutors on Wednesday released hours of video interrogation of Florida’s school shooting suspect, footage showing the young man slouching in a chair, being repeatedly urged by a detective to speak …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018

Spokane County detectives make arrest in Florida on 2016 murder case

A woman suspected of a shooting and killing a man in 2016 was arrested Tuesday in Florida.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018

A red tide ravaging Florida may have killed a whale shark for the first known time

A biologist from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission sampled a dead whale shark’s muscle, liver, intestines and stomach contents. The muscles and organs tested positive for brevetoxin, a …