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Florida's unemployment was 3.4% in May, down 0.1% from the month before.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has prohibited cruises in U.S. waters through July 24.
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Four people who say they were harmed by pollution from Carnival Corp. cruise ships are seeking status as victims with rights to review a recent settlement.

Gov. Ron DeSantis says nearly half a billion dollars from the federal government will help Florida timber growers recover from the impacts of Hurricane Michael.

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A St. Augustine grandmother is charged with manslaughter after authorities say she accidentally gave her grandson a fatal dose of methadone.

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Attorneys for the suspect in last year's Florida school massacre will ask a judge to let them question his former mental health counselors without prosecutors present.

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Legislation allowing medical personnel to carry guns when they are involved in tactical law enforcement duties was passed by the Florida House.

Health officials say the number of cases of Hepatitis A in a Florida county is growing.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will vote Feb. 20 on a plan to limit the practice and protect swimmers.

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Authorities say a Maitland police officer fatally shot a rabid otter several days after people reported attacks.

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Lawyers for Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz sought Tuesday to pry loose evidence for his defense from a state commission that investigated last year's Valentine's Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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The drugstore chain Walgreens is working with Microsoft to improve care, as more companies seek ways to manage patient health, cut costs and improve quality.

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A police dog working at a Florida port was given medication used to reverse an overdose after he suffered a reaction from sniffing drugs on a passenger.

Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas is returning to a Florida port a day early and giving passengers full refunds of their fare after 277 guests and crew members were hit with an outbreak of Norovirus as it sailed to Jamaica.

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The Florida Board of Medicine says a West Palm Beach surgeon has agreed to pay a $3,000 fine for removing a woman's healthy kidney that he thought was a tumor.

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A worker at a South Florida hospital was struck and killed by a car outside the emergency room.

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Florida boaters killed a record number of manatees in 2018 and the state reported a near-record of manatee deaths overall.

The number of sex offenders and predators living in Florida has been rising steadily for more than a decade, according to a new report put together by legislative auditors.

The report issued late last week stated that nearly 29,000 registered sex offenders and predators now reside in the state. That's an increase of 53 percent since 2005, when state legislators first ordered their auditors to review the state's efforts to keep an up-to-date registry of sex offenders.

Jacksonville has the state’s highest rate of registered sex offenders or predators without a permanent address.

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Six former employees of the Florida State Fire College in Ocala have sued manufacturers of firefighting suppressants used at the training facility, saying they caused cancer or other diseases.

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Two Jacksonville men have been sentenced to federal prison for their parts in a woman's fatal overdose.

It’s been a deadly year for manatees, but Florida wildlife officials believe there are more of the threatened marine mammals than they previously thought.

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A trial date has been set in the case of a white man accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black man in a parking lot dispute near Clearwater. The controversial case ignited Florida's "stand your ground law."

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Incoming Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has named a state representative who is a member of the Army Reserves to be his veterans' affairs director.

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Officials say 32 cold-stunned Kemp's ridley sea turtles rescued off New England's coast have arrived in the Florida Keys to warm up at the Turtle Hospital.

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A prominent cardiologist's daughters are suing the hospital where he worked for decades, claiming a series of medical mistakes after his back surgery left him in a vegetative state.

The sheriff leading the state commission investigating Florida's high school massacre says he now believes trained, volunteer teachers should have access to guns so they can stop shooters who get past other safeguards.

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Classes resumed as normal at a South Florida high school a day after 26 students and one adult staff member were hospitalized, including some who had seizures.

What was supposed to be a routine Friday night ritual of socializing, dining and exercising in an upscale shopping center a few miles from Florida's Capitol turned into a chaotic scene after a gunman shot two people to death and wounded five others at a yoga studio before killing himself.

Upon touring the damage in several towns along Florida's Panhandle, Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long called the destruction left by Hurricane Michael some of the worst he's ever seen.

Florida is marking a milestone in its attempt to control an infestation of Burmese pythons in the Everglades.

 

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