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Florida has seen 59 Zika cases this year

The 59 cases reported as of Monday are all classified as "travel related." Source link

Biker gang members from Lake convicted of racketeering in NY

"The defendants and their associates transformed the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club into a vicious gang that terrorized the Buffalo area," a federal prosecutor said. Source link

Feds: Alaska man will plead guilty to Florida airport shooting

The deal is expected to be finalized Wednesday in Miami federal court before U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom. Source link

Federal court sides with state in voting rights battle

U.S. District Judge Mark Walker gave Florida until Thursday to create a new process for restoring voting rights to former prisoners after ruling in February that the state's system is unconstitutional, with decisions possibly swayed by politics and...

State offers framework for pot licenses

More than six months after an Oct. 3 deadline to issue new medical-marijuana licenses, the Florida Department of Health has released a proposed rule outlining an application process for potential operators in what could be one of the...

Florida House speaker won't run for governor, backs Putnam

Richard Corcoran stood with Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam Wednesday morning as he announced his decision. Source link

The sniper and the snake: Photo at Eglin goes viral

“Our snipers are trained to remain perfectly still for hours on end when in position and remain invisible to enemies and even wildlife,” the Alabama National Guard wrote in the post accompanying the photograph. Source link

Probable tornado hits Fort Walton Beach area

The wind event caused damage to homes, businesses and churches. Portions of Okaloosa Island were among the heaviest hit by the violent storm that swept through southern Okaloosa County. Source link

State prison cuts draw outrage

Meridian Behavior Healthcare, which serves the Gainesville area, already has seen its contract end because the Corrections Department said the circuit court had stopped directing drug offenders there. Source link

BP settlement money flows to Panhandle

Funding for the first few projects of some $2 billion that will go to eight Panhandle counties was agreed upon Friday. The money comes from an initial $300 million that Triumph Gulf Coast has received from the state’s...

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China planning to develop tourist routes across Russia’s Arctic region

Beijing wants to develop tourist routes in the Arctic region, the Russian Federal Agency for Tourism has told TASS. Chinese tourists, it...

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