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Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

A tropical storm warning has been issued for a section of Louisiana's coast as a weather system approaches from the Gulf of Mexico.

Forecasters Tracking Low Pressure System In Gulf

Jun 19, 2017
Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

A low-pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico could be the first storm to threaten Florida during the 2017 hurricane season.

Office of the Governor

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a day after insisting he still hadn't made up his mind, signed a sweeping education bill into law Thursday that steers more public money to privately run charter schools.

Florida’s insurance officials are considering moves to rein in assignments after the Legislature again failed to take action.  The procedure allows service providers to work directly with an insurer, but some say they’re taking advantage of the system.

President Trump will be in Miami Friday to unveil his new Cuba policy, which will reverse some of his predecessor’s normalization measures. The main targets are Cuba’s military – and wannabe American tourists.

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department / Facebook page

A Florida driver died when he drove into a large branch that had broken off and blocked the street.

Cases Made That Florida Teacher Test Scoring Is Flawed

Jun 15, 2017
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A man has become the second to recently challenge the Florida Department of Education on how it scores teacher tests.

A federal judge in Florida has reversed his own order and will keep a self-professed neo-Nazi accused of collecting bomb-making materials in jail during legal proceedings.

House Members Irked Over Trump Labeling House Bill 'Mean'

Jun 15, 2017
Steve Newborn / WUSF News

President Donald Trump's labeling of a House-passed health care bill as "mean" is aggravating some of the conservatives he pressed to back it, even as Senate attempts to reshape the measure increasingly threaten to spill into July.

Scott Vetoes Higher Education Changes

Jun 15, 2017
Office of the Governor

With a stroke of his veto pen, Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday wiped out most of the higher-education policy initiatives that had been advanced by Senate President Joe Negron during the 2017 legislative session.

The Sabal Trail Pipeline is scheduled to start up this week, carrying natural gas from Alabama to Central Florida. Federal regulators approved the activation of the project earlier this summer. But environmentalists are worried about potential impacts to the state’s waterways.

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Walt Disney World plans to honor a Nebraska boy who was killed by an alligator at one of its resorts near Orlando with a sculpture of a lighthouse.

ledezign / Flickr

A self-proclaimed neo-Nazi arrested after agents found bomb-making materials in his Florida apartment planned to use the explosives to harm civilians, nuclear facilities and synagogues, federal prosecutors said.

Updated at 10:15 p.m. ET

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana has undergone surgery and will need further operations, after being shot by a man who opened fire with a rifle on an early morning baseball practice for Republican members of Congress in Alexandria, Va. Scalise was the most seriously injured of four victims of the shootings.

Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed off on a controversial measure offering additional protections for religious expression in schools.

Governor Rick Scott has signed a bill into law that creates tougher penalties for people using gas skimmers.

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

WMFE

A Pulse remembrance ceremony drew thousands of people to Lake Eola in downtown Orlando on Monday night. Among them were survivors of the shooting, as well as their loved ones. 

WMFE

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

Polk County Fire Rescue

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

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