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Suspect in fatal Florida shooting at Amazon center arrested

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 22-year-old man who is in a hospital recovering from a self-inflicted bulled wound has been charged with second-degree murder in a Tuesday night shooting that left a woman dead at an Amazon fulfillment center in Florida, authorities said. "After shooting the ...

Investigators search Florida landfill in case of missing mom

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Investigators are searching a South Florida landfill for clues in the disappearance of a woman who has not been seen since her toddler was found wandering alone in an apartment complex parking lot in July, the FBI said. The federal agency did not provide many ...

Florida wildlife refuge to take 30 former circus elephants

YULEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida wildlife sanctuary is building a new, spacious home for former circus elephants. The White Oak Conservation Center north of Jacksonville is expected to welcome 30 Asian elephants to a 2,500-acre (1,010-hectare) refuge starting next year, the center announced ...

Mom’s remains go missing after being mailed to wrong address

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Kentucky woman is sending out what she calls an "urgent plea" after a box containing her mother's cremated remains went missing after she mailed it to her sister in Florida. On Sept. 9., Amy Redford of La Grange, Kentucky, sent the box via the U.S. Postal Service ...

Teen relative charged in killing Miami High football coach

MIAMI (AP) — A 15-year-old relative of a high school football coach has been arrested and charged with fatally shooting him and stealing money from his home, Miami-Dade police said. The teen, who has a history of mental health issues, faces second-degree murder and armed grand theft charges, ...

Florida governor reopens state

By BOBBY CAINA CALVAN Associated Press TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses in Florida on Friday, and banned local fines against people who refuse to wear masks as he seeks to reopen the state's economy despite the spread of the ...

Feds: Relax protections for woodpecker endangered since 1970

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press The red-cockaded woodpecker, a bird declared endangered in 1970 and surviving today in the scattered longleaf pine forests that remain in 11 U.S. states, has recovered enough to relax federal protections on the species, officials said Friday. But ...

Florida governor reopening state’s economy despite spread

By BOBBY CAINA CALVAN Associated Press TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses in Florida on Friday in a move to reopen the state's economy despite the spread of the coronavirus. "We're not closing anything going forward," DeSantis ...

Woman dies after snorkeling in Florida Keys

KEY WEST (AP) — A Florida woman died after snorkeling in the Keys over the weekend, officials said. Kim Ellen Schwinge, 63, of Port Orange, was on a snorkeling trip Sunday morning near Key West, according to a Monroe County Sheriff's Office news release. A family member noticed that ...

Vote expected on staggered reopening of Miami-Dade schools

By Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Florida's largest school district is proposing to have all willing students back in classrooms by Oct. 7, but a final vote was delayed by more than 18 hours of public comment. The Miami-Dade County School District proposed to have a staggered reopening of ...