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Florida this week declared a state of emergency because of a slow-moving natural disaster — red tide.

Red tide is toxic algae that have persisted off Florida's Gulf Coast for nearly a year. In recent weeks, the algae bloom has worsened, killing fish, turtles and dolphins and discouraging tourism on some of the state's most beautiful beaches.

Wildlife officials want to know who ran over eight sea turtle nests on a South Siesta Key beach.

The man who was struck by lightning on Clearwater Beach earlier this week has died.
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Authorities say lightning struck and killed someone on a Florida beach.

81 Year Old Begins Walking Trek To Tallahassee

Oct 13, 2014
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An 81-year-old woman from Sarasota is walking from Siesta Key to Tallahassee to promote campaign reform.

After losing her husband of 56 years, Rhana Bazzini decided she had to do something. That would be for the 5-foot-3-inch, 94-pound woman to walk from Siesta Key to Tallahassee. She wants the idea to promote that corporations shouldn't be able to control political campaigns by pouring unlimited money into them.