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The owner of Pulse says it’s “unimaginable” a mass shooting of greater scope has taken place in Las Vegas.

Barbara Poma is calling for prayers for the dead and also for the wounded and hundreds of others affected by the massacre.

She also is demanding more work to stop such crimes.

“Finding words to convey the depth of horror we are all witnessing in Las Vegas is just impossible,” she says in a statement.

Two years to the day after the American cargo ship the SS El Faro sank in a major hurricane off the Bahamas, killing all 33 people on board, U.S. Coast Guard investigators in Jacksonville made public their assessment of the disaster and called for widespread institutional reforms. 

Government watchdog group Integrity Florida says the fox is guarding the henhouse when it comes to Florida’s utilities and their regulators.  The group wants to insulate the Public Service Commission from the political fray in the state Legislature.

A state lawmaker wants more young motorcyclists to wear helmets. A state senator is working on removing the exemption for riders under 21.

The brother of one of El Faro’s able bodied seamen who died when the ship went down is speaking out after the release of a 200-page report from the U.S. Coast Guard’s Marine Board of Investigation.


What would you ask a cop over a cup a coffee?  Florida residents will find out Wednesday on National Coffee with a Cop Day. 

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Residents with damaged roofs because of Hurricane Irma have only a few days to get temporary aid to get their roofs fixed.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are providing residents with damaged roofs blue tarps - for free. It's called Operation Blue Roof.

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President Trump solemnly addressed the nation Monday morning about Sunday night's mass shooting in Las Vegas, saying Americans are "joining together in sadness, shock and grief."

Florida Prepares For Tourism Season After Irma

Oct 2, 2017

Two months from now, the Atlantic hurricane season ends, just as Florida’s tourism season begins.

Gov. Rick Scott announced last month that Florida had the highest number of visitors in a six-month period in its history. Nearly 61 million people visited the state in the first half of 2017.

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Florida officials are reminding rural residents that bears are becoming more active as they try to add calories in preparation for winter.

Florida is launching a website where residents will be able file or update their voter registration.

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Amazon, the nation’s most valuable retailer, recently announced its search for a location to set up their second national headquarters, or HQ2. Dozens of major metropolitan areas are competing to score this Holy Grail of deals, including Tampa Bay.

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O.J. Simpson is set to be released from a Nevada prison next week. And Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is trying to stop the celebrity-turned convicted robber from moving here.

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An important storm tracking jet, known as a hurricane hunter, is out of commission in the midst of a busy hurricane season.

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Authorities say a man claiming to have a bomb prompted the evacuation of a Pinellas County restaurant, although the man later said he was joking.

3 Candidates Qualify In House Race

Sep 29, 2017
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Two Democrats and a Republican had qualified early Thursday afternoon to run in a special election to replace former state Rep. Alex Miller, a Sarasota Republican who recently resigned.

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You can face felony charges in Florida for repeatedly driving with a revoked license — but if you don't bother getting a driver's license at all, apparently those charges don't apply.

Updated at 10:10 p.m. ET

Millions of people in Puerto Rico need fuel, water, food and medicine. More than a week after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, major infrastructure is still down. Stores have trouble filling their shelves. Families are running low on the supplies they stockpiled before the storm, and across the island, many residents say they haven't seen any aid deliveries.

Meanwhile, at the port in San Juan, row after row of refrigerated shipping containers sit humming. They've been there for days, goods locked away inside.

Before our current era of creepy clowns (and the problems they cause for professional clowns), there was a killer clown who frustrated Florida detectives for nearly three decades.

Republicans who might have been leery of supporting the bipartisan Dream Act got a more conservative-friendly option this week in the form of a new bill dubbed the SUCCEED Act (Solution for Undocumented Children through Careers, Employment, Education and Defending our nation).

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