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State, counties, feds face hefty Irma tab

"Even now Hurricane Irma’s full damage to our state’s economy and industries is still being assessed, but initial estimates are concerning," the draft states. Source link

Legislators have Irma-inspired changes in mind

Issues range from making evacuations more efficient to helping the devastated citrus industry. Source link

Florida Legislature has many hurricane issues to consider

Issues rainge from making evacuations more efficient to helping the devastated citrus industry. Source link

Woman dies after fire on casino boat off Florida's coast

"We are deeply saddened for the loss of our passenger, the 14 injured and anyone else who was affected by this tragedy," a Tropical Breeze Casino spokeswoman said. Source link

Dozens escape casino shuttle boat off Florida's Gulf coast

The crew and dozens of passengers safely escaped by jumping overboard into chilly waters on an unusually cold winter day on the Gulf Coast. Source link

Opioids, wildfires, PTSD among Florida Cabinet priorities

TALLAHASSEE — Attorney General Pam Bondi wants new laws to protect people who report sexual misconduct, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam wants to make sure the state is prepared for a higher-than-normal risk for wildfires, and Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis...

Study finds nitrates not only problem affecting springs

Reduction of nitrate-rich fertilizer and septic system waste alone will not stem the growth of unwanted algae that is fouling Florida’s springs, while the velocity of water bubbling from the aquifer has a greater role in spring health...

Missing person alert issued for autistic woman

The Gainesville Police Department has issued a missing endangered person alert for an autistic woman who has been missing since early Saturday evening. Lesha Jackson, 23, of 4343 NW 31st Terrace, left her home around 5 p.m. on Saturday.Jackson, who...

Nursing homes swamped governor's phone after Irma

In numerous cases, the governor's offer to personally intervene may have slowed efforts to get help, and fostered unrealistic and potentially dangerous expectations. Source link

Florida man wins $451 million Mega Millions jackpot

A Florida Lottery news release said Friday that 20-year-old Shane Missler, of Port Richey, had claimed the jackpot from the multistate game's Jan. 5 drawing. Source link

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