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A Pasco County fire-rescue crew has been evicted from its station by an invasion of bats.

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Church bells throughout Orlando will ring 49 times at noon Monday, a year after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

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Authorities say a pilot was seriously injured when his small plane crashed into a car parked outside a church in Bartow.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said he "absolutely" intends to sign the medical marijuana bill passed Friday by the state Legislature.


A report released Thursday shows Zika had about the same impact on birth defects in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories as it did in other places hit by the epidemic.

Florida legislators are supposed to finish their work this week, but it's not clear if top Republican can reach a deal on school spending and an overhaul of the state's economic development programs.

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News outlets report that an airplane hit an 11-foot  alligator that had wandered onto a runway at a small Florida airport, killing the reptile.

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A Brandon woman pleaded guilty and was sent to prison Wednesday for threatening a man whose 6-year-old son was killed in the 2012 mass shooting at a Connecticut school, which she contended was a hoax.

President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement could accelerate damage to his family's real estate empire in the coming decades, especially his properties that lie just feet from the encroaching sea in low-lying South Florida.

Ricardo Negon never kissed his boyfriend in front of conservative relatives. Carlos Guillermo Smith was once attacked by anti-gay students at a college party. After coming out in high school, Marco Quiroga left his mother's home and became temporarily homeless.


Simmering frustration with the Florida Legislature's inability to agree on a framework for the state's constitutional amendment expanding medical marijuana could build if it's not addressed at this week's special session.


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Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday defended his latest round of budget vetoes, which set a modern-day record for a governor but came from a long list of spending projects, including money intended for public universities and compensation for homeowners whose trees were torn down by the state.

Senate Republican leaders plan to vote as soon as this month on major health care legislation even though they remain uncertain, for now, whether their still-unwritten bill will pass, lawmakers said Monday.

Fatal workplace shootings, like the one Monday in Orlando, are ticking upward in the United States, government statistics show.

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A disgruntled former employee opened fire Monday inside a Florida awning manufacturer, killing five workers before killing himself, authorities said.

Seven babies have been born in Florida with birth defects linked to the Zika virus.

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A former Marine who was armed with a fake gun attempted a "suicide by cop" Tuesday night during a nearly three-hour standoff with police at the Orlando International Airport, authorities said.

Florida health officials have confirmed seven cases of H3N2 canine influenza in the state.

President Donald Trump has called the House-passed health care bill a "great plan," but a new poll finds that three out of four Americans do not believe it fulfills most of his promises.

Wages paid to Florida workers remained stagnant for the last decade, says a new report from researchers.

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