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Florida got thousands of complaints about price-gouging when Hurricane Irma hit, but so far Attorney General Pam Bondi's office has settled just one case.

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Florida wildlife officials and prosecutors have charged three men connected to a video of a shark being dragged behind a speeding boat.

Ex-Congresswoman Plans Appeal Of Prison Sentence

Dec 13, 2017

A former Florida congresswoman wants to remain free while appealing her prison sentence for fraud.

Roberto Roldan / WUSF Public Media

A group of volunteers are putting up Christmas lights in their Tampa neighborhood, just blocks from where food pantry worker Ronald Felton was shot and killed by a serial killer just a few weeks earlier.

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

The suspect in the four Seminole Heights murders entered a not guilty plea in Hillsborough County Court on Tuesday morning.

Florida levies a tax on communications services—things like cable and cell phones, but also streaming services.  Now one lawmaker wants to carve out internet video from the tax.

A Florida college professor fired after publicly saying the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut was a hoax has lost a lawsuit claiming he was wrongfully terminated.

Local news outlets report that a federal jury on Monday sided with Florida Atlantic University. The school contended communications professor James Tracy was fired last year not because of his blog posts about the Sandy Hook school shooting but because he violated rules regarding reporting of outside work.

This Friday, Dec. 15, is the day Puerto Rico’s governor pledged to have all the island’s electric power restored. That’s not going to happen – but some Puerto Ricans have gotten power back after their long, long night in the dark.

Sexual harassment, abuse and inappropriate behavior are not new, and South Florida itself is not immune. "Abuse isn't an economic issue; it's across the board. In Hispanic culture it is a double whammy: It's a culture of machismo and a culture of silence. It's a deadly combination," says Miami Herald columnist Fabiola Santiago.

Seven humanitarian groups from all over the country came together Sunday under the umbrella of the Puerto Rico Recovery Alliance to bring much-needed aid to the island.  

Ever since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the groups of volunteers that make up the alliance have been making individual trips to the U.S. territory to help.

Their mission on Sunday was to deliver 30,000 pounds of medical supplies to hospitals in Puerto Rico — and evacuate about 80 people in need of medical assistance or other support they can’t get on the island.

House and Senate Republicans are proposing the creation of a “Statewide Alternative Transportation Authority” that would oversee developing transportation systems for such things as autonomous vehicles.

Kyanna Riggins / WUSF Public Media

Officials say the remains of two dogs awaiting cremation were stolen along with a freezer from a veterinarian's office in Florida.

Negron Supports Scott On 'Job Growth' Fund

Dec 12, 2017
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Senate President Joe Negron backs a still-untapped $85 million “job growth” fund created this year, as Democrats continue to question the need to replenish what critics have called a “slush fund” for the governor.

The country's first private high-speed rail service is opening this month in Florida, promising to transform congested South Florida highways by taking as many as 3 million cars off the road.

Former Democratic U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, the only woman in Florida's governor's race, said Thursday she has a unique perspective that will allow her to address what she calls a sexual harassment epidemic in state government.

Nelson Joins Senators Who Say Franken Should Resign

Dec 7, 2017

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is joining a growing number of Democratic senators saying Minnesota Sen. Al Franken should resign.

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

The parents of the 24-year-old man suspected in a string of fatal shootings that terrorized a Florida neighborhood will go before a judge Thursday after refusing to answer questions about their son.

Florida homeowners who insure their property through a state-created insurance company will see an average 6.6 percent increase in their multi-peril coverage next year, regulators announced Wednesday.

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For the first time, the Sunshine Skyway will shut down to for a road race.

Congress, once again, finds itself days away from a potential government shutdown, and a fight over immigration could stand in the way of a deal to prevent it.

"It could happen," Trump told reporters Wednesday. "Democrats are really looking at something that is very dangerous for our country. They are looking at shutting down. They want to have illegal immigrants in many cases, people that we don't want in our country, they want to have illegal immigrants pouring into our country."

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