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'Stress Test' Preceded FIU Bridge Collapse That Killed 6

An innovative pedestrian bridge being built at Florida International University was put to a "stress test" before it collapsed over traffic, killing six people and sending 10 to a hospital, authorities said.

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In the not-too-distant future, your health insurance, your prescription drugs and some of your treatment may come from the same company.

A newer cholesterol drug, used with older statin medicines, modestly lowered heart risks and deaths in a big study of heart attack survivors that might persuade insurers to cover the pricey treatment more often.

A watchdog groups say Florida is on pace for another record year for manatee deaths.

The political and legal fallout from Florida Gov. Rick Scott's decision to sign a sweeping gun bill into law following a school massacre was nearly immediate as the National Rifle Association filed a lawsuit to stop it and political candidates in both parties criticized it.

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities will be required to have generators and 72 hours of fuel after the Legislature agreed to ratify a pair of proposed rules sought by Gov. Rick Scott.

Lawmakers Agree On Plan To Battle Opioids

Mar 12, 2018

In the waning hours of the annual session, the Florida Legislature approved tough new restrictions Friday on prescription drugs and agreed to spend more than $53 million on treatment and prevention to battle the state’s opioid crisis.

Flanked by the parents of Broward County teenagers slain in the nation’s second-worst school shooting, Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed into law a sweeping package addressing mental health, school safety and guns.

State Officials Anticipate Active Wildfire Season

Mar 12, 2018
Florida Forest Service

Peak fire season runs from late winter into spring and that has the Florida Forest Service on high alert. 

Crews have been systematically conducting controlled burns across the state in an effort to prevent wildfires over the next few months.

A drier-than-usual start to the year has already sparked more than 650 wildfires across the state.

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Biking is a way of life for Kerry Bailey, who works for Coast Bike Share, the bike share network for both St. Petersburg and Tampa.

The cycling advocate believes two upcoming "Bike to Work' days in both cities provide an opportunity for others to discover what she calls a vibrant cycling community.

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Public transportation has always been an issue in Wimauma, a spread-out, traditionally agricultural community in south Hillsborough County.