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Police Capture Markeith Loyd In Abandoned House, Ending Week Long Man Hunt

The manhunt that had Orlando on edge for more than a week ended Tuesday night as police arrested Markeith Loyd in an abandoned house.

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Video of a massive alligator caught walking through a Florida nature reserve in front of stunned onlookers has prompted crowds of people hoping to catch their own glimpse.

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A man accused of killing a flamingo at Busch Gardens is heading to court in Tampa to determine whether he is competent to stand trial.

The man accused of killing five people and wounding six more in a shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport earlier this month told FBI agents he had been communicating with people involved with or inspired by the Islamic State in online chat rooms.

FBI Special Agent Michael Ferlazzo took the stand at Esteban Santiago’s detention hearing Tuesday morning in federal court in Fort Lauderdale. Ferlazzo said Santiago told him in an interview at around 10:30 pm on the day of the shooting that he had been communicating with Islamic State supporters on the dark web.

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the convicted Army leaker to go free nearly three decades early as part of a sweeping move to offer clemency in the final days of his administration.

Seventeen bills filed for the coming March legislative session focus on guns. Some seek to ban the sale of certain guns or firearm components, while others seek to expand where Floridians can carry open or concealed weapons.

Officials are trying to figure out why pelicans are dying in St. Petersburg.


Health Care Regulation Debate Rekindled

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Florida lawmakers could be preparing for a renewed debate about easing regulations in the state's health-care industry.

A House panel last week began considering the "certificate of need" process — a long-controversial system that requires state regulatory approvals before facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes can be built. Also, bills have been filed in the House and Senate that address issues such as the regulation of ambulatory surgical centers and clearing the way for "direct primary care" agreements between doctors and patients.

New Medical Marijuana Rules Criticized

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Authors of Florida's voter-approved constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana are blasting proposed rules to regulate the cannabis industry.

Orlando Police Department

The manhunt that had Orlando on edge for more than a week ended Tuesday night as police arrested Markeith Loyd in an abandoned house.

Indictment Released For Wife Of Pulse Nightclub Shooter

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Prosecutors say the wife of the Pulse nightclub shooter knew about the attack ahead of time. Noor Salman is facing charges of aiding and abetting her husband Omar Mateen.

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