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South Florida beats Wichita State 54-41

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — David Collins scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds and South Florida beat Wichita State 54-41 on Tuesday night after holding the Shockers to 15 first-half points, but scoring just 24 of their own in the second half. It was the fewest points the Bulls have allowed in a first half […]
Tags: Florida, News, Sports, Ap, Bulls, Tampa Fla, Wichita State, David Collins


Hate crime charge possible for Florida man who pulled gun, yelled slurs at black kids on MLK Day

Mark Bartlett, 51, was arrested for illegally carrying a concealed weapon after a confrontation with a group of black cyclists in Miami.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Florida, Usa, News, Miami, Usa Today, Mark Bartlett


Allen, Locke carry Florida to 81-72 win against Texas A&M

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — KeVaughn Allen scored 31 points, Noah Locke added a career-high 27 and Florida used a flurry of 3-pointers to overcome a 13-point deficit and beat Texas A&M 81-72 on Tuesday night. The Gators made 18 of 37 from behind the arc, including 11 of 15 in the second half, and set […]
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, Sports, Ap, Gainesville Fla, Noah Locke, KeVaughn Allen, Allen Locke


Puerto Rico received lopsided hurricane disaster aid compared to Texas and Florida, study says

In 2017, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria hit the United States between August and September. The storms killed more 3,200 people and caused more than $100 billion in damage.
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Puerto Rico received less hurricane aid compared with Texas and Florida, study says

In 2017, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria hit the United States in August and September. The storms blamed for the deaths of more 3,000 people and caused billions of dollars in damage.
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, United States, Stories, Maria, Puerto Rico, Harvey Irma


Gov. DeSantis Poaches Trump Admin Official For Florida Supreme Court Seat

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has chosen a top official in the administration of President Donald Trump for a seat on the Florida Supreme Court. DeSantis announced Tuesday that he’s chosen Carlos Muniz for the high court. Muniz has been working as general counsel for the U.S. Department of Education, which is led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Muniz has never served as a judge, but worked as a top attorney for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and was chief of staff for...
Tags: Florida, News, Supreme Court, Education, Ap, Gop, Jeb Bush, University Of Virginia, Donald Trump, Florida Supreme Court, U S Department of Education, TALLAHASSEE Fla, Ron DeSantis, Muniz, DeSantis, Summer Concepcion


Ex-FL AG Pam Bondi Lands New Gig At Trump-Friendly Lobbying Firm In DC

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is heading to Washington to take a new post with a leading lobbying firm. Ballard Partners announced Tuesday the well-known Republican politician will head the firm’s new regulatory compliance office. The firm is headed by Brian Ballard, who has close ties to President Donald Trump. The news was first reported by Politico. Bondi left office earlier this month after serving two terms as attorney general. Last November, President...
Tags: Florida, News, Washington, Ap, Fox News, Dc, Donald Trump, Bondi, Trump, Pam Bondi, TALLAHASSEE Fla, Brian Ballard, Ballard Partners, Summer Concepcion, FL AG Pam Bondi, Politico Bondi


Florida man pulls gun, racial slurs on kids in street argument

The video begins in medias res during the annual "Wheels Up, Guns Down" bicycle ride, with a group of teens and an older woman engaged in a heated dispute over the riders' blocking of traffic. As the woman and one boy face off, another teen rides up to them on his bicycle and she accuses him of running over her foot (apparently falsely, though perhaps it happened before the video begins). A man, who may well be the human incarnation of whatever ancient stupid god looks over Miami, barrels up ...
Tags: Post, Florida, News, Guns, Racism, Miami, Brickell, Keon Hardemon, Hardemon


2 killed at unofficial MLK Day after-party in Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say two people have been killed and another wounded in a shooting at an unofficial after-party for St. Petersburg’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Dream Big Parade. The Tampa Bay Times reports city police say the shooting happened Monday at a gas station where more than 100 […]
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Ravenel, Reaves send FAMU past Delaware St 60-47

TALAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Justin Ravenel scored 21 points and Kamron Reaves scored 18 points and Florida A&M handed Delaware State its eighth straight loss beating the Hornets 60-47 on Monday night. Florida A&M has won three of its last five following a five-game losing streak. Ravenel and Reaves made 14 of the Rattlers 21 […]
Tags: Florida, News, Sports, Ap, Delaware, Hornets, Reaves, FAMU, Delaware State, Ravenel, Rattlers, Justin Ravenel, Kamron Reaves, Ravenel Reaves, TALAHASSEE Fla


Florida hires former Redskins assistant Gray as CBs coach

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has hired Torrian Gray as its cornerbacks coach, bringing him back to Gainesville to replace Charlton Warren. Warren left the Gators to take a similar position at rival Georgia. Gray, who has 19 years of coaching experience, worked at Florida during the 2016 season. He spent the last two years […]
Tags: Florida, News, Sports, Ap, Redskins, Gainesville, Gainesville Fla, Torrian Gray, Charlton Warren Warren, Georgia Gray


One story from every state. Your daily 50-state roundup

The dark side of the lunar eclipse in Florida, a Corvette for a cause in Kentucky and more            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Florida, Usa, News, Kentucky, Usa Today


Roe v. Wade Is at Risk. Here’s How to Prepare.

Abortion rights are under threat from the Supreme Court. But states can take critical actions.
Tags: Florida, News, Supreme Court, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Alabama, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Abortion, Nevada, Medicaid, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York State, Women's Rights, Trump


Florida police run over couple lying in the road to watch lunar eclipse

A police officer in Florida ran over two people lying on a dark road to watch the lunar eclipse, leading them requring hospital treatment. A statement given to the Palm Beach Post by police said that the two were run over after choosing to lay in the park because its as “extremely dark”.
Tags: Florida, News, Palm Beach Post


High tide creeps up on Florida eclipse-watchers, floods car

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Some moongazers in Florida forgot to keep an eye on the tide as they watched Sunday night’s lunar eclipse. The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office told WJXT-TV that a car had to be pulled out of the Atlantic Ocean early Monday at Ponte Vedra Beach. The sheriff’s office said […]
Tags: Florida, News, Ap, Nation, Atlantic Ocean, Ponte Vedra Beach Fla, Ponte Vedra Beach, St Johns County Sheriff s Office, WJXT TV


Video shows Florida toddler walking towards police with hands up during her father's arrest

TPD said the toddler unexpectedly got out the pickup truck and imitated her parents, who were suspects, walking toward officers with her hands raised.            [Author: Tallahassee Democrat]
Tags: Florida, News, Tallahassee, Tallahassee Democrat


Police: Officer ran over pair lying in road to watch eclipse

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police department says an officer ran over two people who were lying in a dark roadway to watch Sunday night’s lunar eclipse. In a statement to The Palm Beach Post , West Palm Beach Police said the man and the woman were treated at a hospital for […]
Tags: Florida, News, Nation, West Palm Beach Fla, Palm Beach Post West Palm Beach Police


Florida toddler imitates dad's arrest in viral video

Bodycam footage released by Florida police shows the two-year-old with her hands raised for officers.
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Toddler mimics dad and puts hands up during shoplifting arrest in Florida

Police are reviewing body cam info after a toddler walked towards armed officers with her hands up.
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Florida forward Stone out for season with torn knee ligament

GAINESVILE, Fla. (AP) — Florida forward Keith Stone will have season-ending surgery after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee at Georgia. The Gators announced the news Sunday, one day after their 62-52 victory in Athens and after Stone underwent further testing. The 6-foot-8 junior from Deerfield Beach averaged 6.1 points and 3.9 […]
Tags: Florida, News, Sports, Georgia, Athens, Stone, Gators, Deerfield Beach, GAINESVILE Fla, Keith Stone


Burks, Elmore lead Marshall past FIU 105-97

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — C.J. Burks matched his season high, scoring 30 points and Marshall held on to edge Florida International 105-97 on Saturday night. Burks was 11 of 15 from the field including four from distance for the Thundering Herd (12-6, 5-0 Atlantic 10). Jon Elmore added 29 points and six assists. Taevion Kinsey […]
Tags: Florida, News, Sports, Atlantic, Marshall, HUNTINGTON, Va AP, FIU, Burks, Jon Elmore, J Burks, Taevion Kinsey, Burks Elmore


Ekblad, Trocheck lead Panthers over Predators 4-2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Aaron Ekblad and Vincent Trocheck each had a goal and an assist to lead the Florida Panthers to a 4-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night. Jared McCann and Frank Vatrano had the other goals for Florida. After snapping a seven-game losing streak with a home victory over the […]
Tags: Florida, News, Sports, Nashville, Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators, Tenn AP, Panthers, Jared McCann, Aaron Ekblad, Frank Vatrano, Vincent Trocheck, Ekblad Trocheck


Maryland-Eastern Shore tops Florida A&M 60-58 in overtime

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Colen Gaynor sank two free throws and Canaan Bartley another in the final 1:20 and that was just enough for Maryland-Eastern Shore to win 60-58 in overtime on Saturday and snap a four-game slide. Florida A&M had a chance with one second left and M.J. Randolph at the line shooting three. […]
Tags: Florida, News, Sports, Ap, TALLAHASSEE Fla, Maryland Eastern Shore, Colen Gaynor, J Randolph, Canaan Bartley


Rocket Report: Iranian booster failure, SpaceX cuts, Vulcan near final design (ars technica)

Enlarge / A Falcon 9 rocket launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base. (credit: Aurich Lawson/SpaceX) Welcome to Edition 1.32 of the Rocket Report! As we get deeper into the new year, the launch business is starting to heat up, especially among the smaller rockets. Companies are eyeing launch sites, securing launch contracts, and scrambling on development of their rockets. This is simply going to be a huge year for small-sat launchers, and we're going to do our best to stay on top of everything....
Tags: Spacex, Florida, News, Vandenberg Air Force Base, AMP, US Air Force, Falcon, Eric Berger, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Aurich Lawson, Florida Relativity Space, Launch Complex 16 Ars


Allen, Locke lead the way as Gators beat Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — KeVaughn Allen scored 13 points, Noah Locke added 10 points and Florida rallied from a brief second-half deficit to beat Georgia 62-52 on Saturday. After losing to South Carolina, No. 3 Tennessee and Mississippi State by an average less than five points, Florida (10-7, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) closed the game out […]
Tags: Florida, News, Mississippi, Sports, Georgia, Tennessee, Athens, South Carolina, Ga AP, Southeastern Conference, Gators, Noah Locke, KeVaughn Allen, Allen Locke


Florida’s new Trump-backed governor seeks to broaden appeal

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s new Republican governor rode to office with the strong support of President Donald Trump, leaving some to wonder if he’d be a partisan leader. But in Ron DeSantis’ first two weeks in office, he’s surprised many by quickly taking up issues with broad appeal. He announced an aggressive plan to […]
Tags: Florida, News, Ap, Nation, Donald Trump, Trump, TALLAHASSEE Fla, Ron DeSantis


Matheson, Trocheck lead Panthers to 3-1 win over Maple Leafs

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Mike Matheson scored the winning goal to help the Florida Panthers snap a seven-game losing streak by beating the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Friday night. Mike Hoffman and Frank Vatrano also scored for Florida. Roberto Luongo made 20 saves and Luongo moved within four wins of tying Ed Belfour (484) […]
Tags: Florida, News, Sports, Ap, Florida Panthers, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Mike Hoffman, Roberto Luongo, Luongo, Frank Vatrano, Sunrise Fla, Mike Matheson, Ed Belfour, Matheson Trocheck


Florida hopes to avoid more clock-watching in crunch time

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Mike White said he has a team of “clock-watchers,” guys seemingly content to coast through the final minutes of games and hope to win. It’s the only way he can explain how the Gators have struggled down the stretch in Southeastern Conference play. Florida (9-7, 1-3) has done little […]
Tags: Florida, News, Sports, Ap, Mike White, Gainesville Fla


$1.4 million Batman comic collection stolen in Florida

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is reaching out to the comic-collecting community, hoping to reclaim nearly 450 valuable comic books that were recently stolen. The Sun Sentinel reports that Randy Lawrence posted on social media last week that his registered Batman and Detective Comics collection valued at $1.4 million was stolen from […]
Tags: Florida, News, Ap, Nation, Batman, BOCA RATON Fla, The Sun Sentinel, Detective Comics, Randy Lawrence


Brooke Henderson leads by 2 shots in LPGA opener in Florida

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Brooke Henderson of Canada played bogey free Friday on her way to a 4-under 67 and a two-shot lead in the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, the winners-only start to the LPGA Tour season. Ariya Jutanugarn hit shots all over Tranquilo Golf Club at Four Seasons and was not […]
Tags: Florida, News, Sports, Ap, Canada, LAKE BUENA VISTA Fla, Brooke Henderson, Tranquilo Golf Club, Ariya Jutanugarn



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