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At least eight people were killed and "more than a dozen" were injured Tuesday afternoon after a motorist drove onto a busy pedestrian and bicycle path in Manhattan. Police have arrested a 29-year-old man identified by law enforcement officials as Sayfullo Saipov. Authorities have said there are "no others outstanding" in the incident, which unfolded near the World Trade Center.

The official start of the 2018 legislative session may be months off, but some measures are already nearing the home stretch.  A veteran’s ID measure and a bill allowing Florida to share voter information with other states are just one stop away from the House floor.

Bills paying tribute to former North Florida Republican Greg Evers are quickly moving through the legislature.

The search is on for a new head football coach at the University of Florida after the school parted ways with Jim McElwain on Sunday, following the Gators’ 42-to-7 drubbing by Georgia the day before in Jacksonville.

Florida Lawmaker Proposes Renaming U.S. 441 In Honor Of Tom Petty

Oct 31, 2017

A portion of U.S. 441 in Alachua County, a highway that drew a mention in the song “American Girl,” would be named after the late rock star Tom Petty, under a proposal filed Monday by state Sen. Keith Perry, R-Gainesville.

Tampa’s mayor and police chief plan to trick-or-treat in a neighborhood terrorized by a real-life horror.

Although the mobile centers have packed up and left Duval County, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Friday it’s extending the deadline to apply for disaster assistance.

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Immigrant advocates and officials are warning Florida's economy could suffer if the U.S. government does not renew a program that protects almost 45,000 Haitians and Central Americans in the state from deportation.

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Florida and coach Jim McElwain have agreed to part ways a day after a third consecutive loss and nearly a week after he said his players and their families had received death threats.

Athletic director Scott Stricklin made the announcement Sunday and named defensive coordinator Randy Shannon the team's interim coach for the final four games.

Florida Lawmaker Faces Threats After Criticizing Trump

Oct 27, 2017
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A Democratic congresswoman is facing threats after she criticized President Donald Trump over his remarks to the widow of a soldier killed in Niger, her office said Thursday.

Florida’s Guardian ad Litem program is asking the legislature for funding to reimburse its volunteers, who travel hundreds of miles for the abused and neglected kids they advocate for.

After Hurricane Irma turned more than 6 million Floridians into evacuees, Senate budget drafters are eyeing state reserves as a way to get communities back on their feet quickly. 

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President Donald Trump is tapping a top Florida legislator to join his administration.

State Officials Defend Massive Evacuation Traffic Plans

Oct 27, 2017

Despite widespread traffic jams that choked Florida's highways, state officials are defending the approach used during Hurricane Irma.

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A professional development event for young women will be held at the USF St. Petersburg Student Center Ballroom this Saturday.

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Dealing with low poll ratings at the time and a looming re-election campaign, Florida Gov. Rick Scott four years ago pushed strongly to give every teacher a $2,500 pay raise.

The tab for Hurricane Irma keeps rising, and Florida legislators are warning that it could require some tough budget choices for next year.

The NAACP issued a travel advisory Tuesday night that warned black travelers against flying on American Airlines, citing multiple instances of alleged racial discrimination.

In a written statement, the civil rights organization said it “has been monitoring a pattern of disturbing incidents reported by African-American passengers, specific to American Airlines.”

Sen. Bill Galvano was designated as the next president of the Florida Senate on Tuesday with a unanimous vote by the Republican caucus.

Galvano, R-Bradenton, will succeed Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, after the 2018 general election if Republicans maintain a majority in the Senate, where they now hold a 24-16 seat edge.

People who need unemployment assistance after Hurricane Irma might not be getting the help that is available to them.

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