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The Broward, Fla., sheriff said 17 people are dead in the Wednesday shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the city of Parkland, northwest of Fort Lauderdale. He said a suspect is in custody.

In news conferences after the incident, Sheriff Scott Israel said 12 of the people who died were found inside the school building and two were found just outside. Another victim was on the street, and two people died at the hospital.

A shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Broward County, on Wednesday afternoon has resulted in 17 deaths, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office. 

Florida could stay brighter longer each fall and winter under a bill passed by the state House.

The House voted 103-11 to approve the bill to ask Congress to let Florida remain in Daylight Saving Time all year, meaning while the rest of the Eastern United States sets their clocks back in the fall, Florida wouldn’t.

Pinellas Park Police say a trombone player was fatally shot as she left an orchestra practice.

A Democratic Florida lawmaker tried using Nazis, guns and porn star Stormy Daniels, among other topics, to try to thwart a proposed resolution recognizing pornography as a health risk.

The Seminole Tribe of Florida would be allowed to add craps and roulette at its casinos under a bill now moving in the Florida Senate.

It’s been nearly five months since Hurricane Irma hit Florida. This week and next, an economic recovery workshop is traveling across the state, seeing what counties and small businesses need to help them bounce back and how to better handle the next disaster.

Science center leaders are heading to Tallahassee this week to ask for more STEM education funding. Leaders from the Orlando Science Center are joining the group.

The nearly 500 science centers across the state received about $11 million dollars last year in state dollars though an arts and culture fund. That works out to only a few tens of thousands of dollars for each organization.

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When Kelly Smith thought about when to hold her kickoff event for a county commission campaign in suburban Florida, she chose a day symbolizing women supporting women: Galentine's Day.

Florida's legal battle over voting rights for ex-prisoners escalated on Monday, as the state and a voting rights organization representing former felons made dramatically different requests of a federal judge.

Authorities say a Florida pastor has been charged with having a sex relationship with an underage parishioner he says was "possessed by a demon."

CBS4 Miami

A Republican who is expected to run for governor is going to debate a Democratic candidate about immigration policy.


The city attorney in Jacksonville says an initiative intended to challenge a new gay rights law cannot be legally placed on the November ballot.


Florida will get a one-time boost in tax money as residents across the state slowly rebuild from the devastation of Hurricane Irma.

Magazine and broadcasting company Meredith says it's closing a customer service center in Tampa as it integrates the operations of Time Inc., which it acquired last week.

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There's no timetable on when it would open, and no formal plan of what it would look like, but at least the Tampa Bay Rays have finally announced that they want to build their new ballpark on a 14-acre plot of land in Ybor City.

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Four years ago, Andrew Joseph III was killed as he tried to cross Interstate 4. He was one of 100 young people ejected from the Florida State Fairgrounds after reports of "wilding." He was 14.

As in previous years, Deanna Hardy-Joseph, Andrew's mom, wants the fair and Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office to take her concerns more seriously. 

Fl House of Representatives

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran said Thursday that he doesn't support a complete ban on child marriage and said the state shouldn't tell some high school sweethearts they shouldn't get married if a pregnancy is involved.

With less than a month to work out substantial differences, the Republican-controlled Florida House and Senate on Thursday passed dueling $87 billion budgets for the coming year.

Marion County Public Schools

Following a sharply worded partisan debate, the Republican-controlled Florida House on Thursday passed a sweeping education bill that would add yet another private-school voucher program in the state while also making a vast array of changes on everything from school testing to how much money charter schools can receive.