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US opioid lawsuits on verge of settlements with 4 companies

By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press The yearslong effort by state and local governments in the U.S. to force the pharmaceutical industry to help pay to fix a nationwide opioid addiction and overdose crisis took a major step forward Tuesday when lawyers for local governments announced they ...

LA music exec identified as victim of Florida condo collapse

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Another victim was identified in the collapse of a 12-story Florida condominium that killed at least 97 people, authorities said Saturday. The Miami-Dade Police Department said in a news release that Theresa Velasquez, 36, was a confirmed fatality in the June 24 ...

Teen gets probation in boating crash that killed girl

CLEARWATER (AP) — A 17-year-old Tampa-area boy received five years probation Monday after he pleaded guilty to causing the death of teenage girl in a November boating crash. Gavin Johnston of Largo pleaded guilty to vessel homicide in adult court for the Nov. 1 crash that killed Rachel ...

Man charged with animal cruelty after machete attack on dog

NEW SMYRNA BEACH (AP) — A Florida man is facing animal cruelty and other charges after investigators said he attacked and seriously wounded a dog with a machete. An affidavit by a Volusia County sheriff's deputy says Richard Nelson, 46, injured the dog during a confrontation earlier this ...

Florida Rep. Buchanan positive for COVID despite vaccine

By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan said Monday he has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus even though he was fully vaccinated against the disease. The Republican congressman's announcement came as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said a ...

Capitol rioter who breached Senate gets 8 months for felony

By MICHAEL TARM AP Legal Affairs Writer A Florida man who breached the U.S. Senate chamber carrying a Trump campaign flag was sentenced Monday to eight months behind bars, the first resolution for a felony case in the Capitol insurrection. Paul Allard Hodgkins apologized and said he was ...

Biscayne Bay is a baby shark nursery for hammerheads

By KRISHNA SHARMA, Miami Herald MIAMI (AP) — It's long been known that the waters off Miami are a shark hotspot but scientists have just discovered they're also critical habitat for one endangered and iconic species — the great hammerhead shark. A new study found that a small section of ...

Deputies: 15-year-old boy fatally shot in central Florida

OCOEE, Fla. (AP) — A teenage boy was fatally shot early Monday in central Florida, authorities said. Orange County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call about a shooting around 4:40 a.m. and found the teen with a gunshot wound. The deputies tried to render aid, but the 15-year-old was ...

Capitol rioter who breached Senate faces first felony sentence

By MICHAEL TARM AP Legal Affairs Writer CHICAGO (AP) — A Florida man who breached the U.S. Senate chamber carrying a Trump campaign flag is scheduled to become the first Jan. 6 rioter sentenced for a felony, in a hearing that will help set a benchmark for punishment in similar ...

Cheers! Florida city may legalize public alcohol drinking

GAINESVILLE  (AP) — The city that is home to the University of Florida may allow people to drink legally from open containers in public places such as sidewalks. The Gainesville Sun reports that the city commission plans a vote Monday on whether to allow open drinking on city property or ...