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Nine men are facing hazing charges in connection with the death of a Florida State University fraternity pledge, police said Tuesday.

New Port Richey Fire Rescue

A survivor of Sunday's casino shuttle boat fire in the Gulf of Mexico described a chaotic scene as passengers had to jump into the chilly water.

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An autopsy has been scheduled to determine what caused the death of a 42-year-old woman hours after a casino shuttle boat caught fire in Florida.

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 wants to expand worker compensation benefits for first responders so that it includes coverage for post-traumatic stress disorder.

As Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida, Gov. Rick Scott gave out his cellphone number during a conference call with administrators of the state's nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Florida may agree to permanently fund anti-abortion pregnancy centers under a bill passed by the Republican-led House.

Authorities say they have identified the body found in Tampa Bay as that of a fisherman who went missing.

The Florida Senate is going to require mandatory sexual harassment training for senators in the aftermath of scandals that have roiled the GOP-controlled Legislature.

A Senate panel Wednesday voted to require that each senator take an hour-long course in workplace and sexual harassment. It's expected that the full Senate will soon adopt the rule.

Some college students in the nation's third-largest state may get a big break on their tuition this year under a sweeping proposal passed Thursday by the Florida Senate.

A man says he was letting his dog outside in Florida when a large bear attacked him.

The Florida House is demanding the producer of a television show hosted by celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse to turn over records in five days or risk hefty fines and even jail.

Wildlife managers in Florida say they want to remove roaming monkeys from the state in light of a new study published Wednesday that finds some of the animals are excreting a virus that can be dangerous to humans.

Fl House of Representatives

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran said Wednesday that he has personally confronted former state legislators who sexually harassed others, but he won't name names.

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Opposition to the Trump administration's plan to expand offshore drilling mounted Wednesday as Democrats from coastal states accused President Donald Trump of punishing states with Democratic leaders and a second Republican governor asked to withdraw his state from the plan.

The Associated Press

Following a tumultuous year that witnessed the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature get mired in scandals and finger-pointing, GOP leaders kicked off a new session on Tuesday where they promised to clamp down on sexual misconduct and pass sweeping education bills.

The Trump administration said Tuesday it would not allow oil drilling off the coast of Florida, abruptly reversing course under pressure from Republican Gov. Rick Scott.

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

Authorities say a Florida teen fatally stabbed a man who forced his way into a home and attacked the teen's mother.

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

Federal prosecutors said Brandon Russell is a dangerous Neo-Nazi leader who had lethal bomb-making materials in his Florida apartment.

Governor's Press Office

Gov. Rick Scott delivered his eighth and final State of the State address Tuesday on the opening day of the 2018 legislative session.

Weather officials say stricter safety policies have reduced the number of fatal lightning strikes in Florida.

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