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Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition
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A trio of conservationists trotted off on horseback into the woods of a state park near Sebring Sunday. It was the first leg of a seven-day journey to travel a natural pathway that connects two major preserved areas of Florida.  

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A Florida sheriff's deputy who was killed while responding to a dispute over a cat was laid to rest Tuesday.

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Updated 4:13 p.m.

A Florida sheriff's deputy died Monday afternoon, a day after being shot in the head while responding to a dispute over a cat, authorities said.

Highlands County Sheriff's Office

Nearly every part of Florida was affected by Hurricane Irma, including rural Highlands County, where more than 80 percent of the roughly 100,000 residents on Thursday remained without power and a curfew remains in effect.