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Jones wins in stunning upset

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore...

State Senate leader wants broader look for reservoir land

TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Joe Negron wants water managers to expand their search for land to house a reservoir he has backed to help shift water south from Lake Okeechobee.In a letter Thursday to South Florida Water Management District...

Voters could decide tobacco, 'certificate of need' issues

TALLAHASSEE — Floridians could wind up voting on two contentious health-care proposals that on Thursday drew closer to the 2018 ballot.A panel of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission approved separate proposed constitutional amendments that would alter how much...

Scott orders steps to prevent sexual harassment

TALLAHASSEE — In the midst of a scandal jolting the Florida Senate, Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday ordered state agency heads to adopt a sexual harassment policy that requires training for workers and spells out procedures for reporting...

State backs land buy for Central Florida trail

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott and the state Cabinet agreed to spend $1.08 million Wednesday for land that will help link to an ambitious bicycle and pedestrian trail planned to stretch across Central Florida, connecting the Atlantic Ocean...

Prosecutor: 'Baby Lollipops' was abused, killed by his mom

MIAMI — A Florida mother brutally abused her toddler before fatally beating the boy officers called "Baby Lollipops," a prosecutor told jurors on Wednesday, making arguments aimed at finally resolving a case that riveted Miami decades ago.Prosecutor Reid...

Report points to need to address physician shortages

TALLAHASSEE — Florida hospitals have seen a 29 percent increase in the number of residency slots since 2013, but the state still faces physician workforce challenges, a report on graduate medical education released Wednesday shows.The report, “Training Tomorrow's...

State plugs shortfall in children's medical program

TALLAHASSEE —  Legislative leaders quietly agreed to pump nearly $142 million into a Medicaid managed-care plan that treats some of the state's sickest children because of higher-than-expected medical costs.The Agency for Health Care Administration on Oct. 26 submitted...

Negron supports governor's 'job growth' fund

Negron supports governor's 'job growth' fund Source link

Pro wrestler Rich Swann charged in battery of wife

The couple was in Gainesville for a wrestling show at a downtown nightclub. Source link

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