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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Florida passes initiative to restore felons’ voting rights

Potentially altering the election landscape in a key swing state, Florida voters Tuesday approved a ballot measure that will enable more than 1 million ex-felons to regain their voting rights.


Man fought back during yoga studio shooting with a broom

A yoga student is being lauded as a hero for wrestling with a gunman who posed as a customer to get into a yoga studio in Florida and started firing.


Parkland survivors vote for 1st time, months after massacre

Nine months after 17 classmates and teachers were gunned down at their Florida school, Parkland students are finally facing the moment they’ve been leading up to with marches, school walkouts …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018

Man with groping history opens fire on Florida yoga class, killing two, police say

A man who has been repeatedly accused of groping women walked into a yoga class and opened fire on Friday evening, according to Tallahassee police – shooting six people and …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018

Former KREM reporter, Democratic strategist says she warned Twitter about Florida bomb suspect

A former KREM reporter-turned-Democratic strategist says she warned Twitter two weeks ago about Cesar Sayoc, the Florida man now accused of mailing pipe bombs to more than a dozen prominent …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018

Idaho neo-Nazi targets Florida candidate Andrew Gillum in new racist robocall

A white supremacist who has lived in Sandpoint, Idaho, has sent a new round of racist robocalls targeting Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum that appear to be directed at …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

Post-Michael Florida: Fear, frustration and life on the edge

Missing relatives and worries that looters are just outside the door. Dirty clothes. Hours-long lines for gasoline, insurance adjusters, food and water. No power, no air conditioning, no schools, no …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018

Mexico Beach residents return home 1 week after Michael

Residents of hard-hit Mexico Beach began returning home for the first time Wednesday since Hurricane Michael to see homes devastated by wind and water and pieces of their lives scattered …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018

Hurricane is blamed for 16 deaths in Florida alone

Hurricane Michael killed at least 16 people in Florida, most of them in the coastal county that took a direct hit from the storm, state emergency authorities said Tuesday. That’s …


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.