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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 under gun in felons' 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...

Shark fishing draws state attention

TALLAHASSEE — Shore-based shark fishing, which attracts sharks already near land to feed in areas that often have low visibility, is increasingly in conflict with where people swim and surf.And now, amid calls to restrict or ban shark fishing...

Panel begins review of Parkland school massacre

TALLAHASSEE — Using a simple animation with colored dots representing students and staff, a homicide detective led a state commission on Tuesday through a stark reenactment of Nikolas Cruz’s alleged assault on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.Based on...

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

Broward judge won't return after incident with inmate who later died

The judge told the ailing inmate, "I'm not here to talk about your breathing treatment." Source link

Commission begins probe into Parkland massacre

The commission's final report is due Jan. 1. Source link

Commission set to begin Parkland probe

TALLAHASSEE — A 16-member commission on Tuesday will begin reviewing the Feb. 14 mass shooting at a Broward County high school, looking into the circumstances of the crime, the background of the alleged shooter and recommendations to prevent...

Scott visits Puerto Rico, draws fire from Dems

It marked the Florida governor’s fifth visit to the island since Hurricane Maria, but his first since officially announcing that he is challenging three-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in November. 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

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Former NFL Tight End Arrested in Connection With California Burglary

Former NFL player and Scripps Ranch High School alum Kellen Winslow Jr. has been arrested in Encinitas in connection with a burglary.Photo Credit:...

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