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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

Nursing homes swamped Florida 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 House passes plan to bar 'Sanctuary Cities'

President Trump’s statements were “out of bounds,” but the bill is about following federal immigration law, said Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Naples. Source link

Senator: Drilling plan carve-out for Florida may be illegal

Sen. Maria Cantwell: "By exempting Florida but not other states, Zinke showed he is "more concerned with politics than proper process..." Source link

Florida Senate says yes to more help for college students

A similar bill was vetoed last year by Gov. Rick Scott. Source link

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