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State not charging Hendry sheriff in 2016 investigation into misconduct allegations

The state will not charge Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden after allegations of misconduct, according to the state attorney's office. There was a Florida Department...
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‘It could be deadly’: new law restricts supplies of opioids

Kimberley Winterbauer has dealt with chronic pain for 17 years after suffering a severe back injury while working as a waitress. "(It was) just horrendous...
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New FL law could make it easier to remove mugshots from the web

People whose mugshots are currently splashed all over the web could soon see them taken down as a new Florida law goes into effect. "My...

105 new laws go into effect in Florida

More than 100 bills that Gov. Rick Scott signed into law from the 2018 legislative session took effect Sunday, including a new state budget...

New Florida beach access law goes into effect

Florida is home to beautiful beaches, but there might be fewer options for visitors to enjoy the sand and surf. A new beach access law...
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State scholarship program allows transfer for bullied students

A law took effect Sunday morning establishing a scholarship program for students who're being bullied to transfer to another school. The Hope Scholarship Program is...

Dolphin attacked by sharks is released in ocean after rehab

A dolphin nicknamed Sharkie has been released back into the Atlantic Ocean after four months of rehabilitation following a shark attack. The 265-pound (120-kilogram) Atlantic...

Attorney general, agriculture commissioner hopefuls woo GOP

Republican candidates for Florida attorney general promised to uphold the rule of law, while GOP candidates for agriculture commissioner bragged about their farming credentials...

Capital Gazette remembers 5 colleagues slain in Maryland shooting

Five people were killed Thursday when a suspect opened fire in the newsroom at The Capital newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland. Authorities say 38-year-old Jarrod...

To Infinity: Toy Story Land opening at Disney in Florida

For children of the mid-1990s, Disney’s Toy Story Land offers the opportunity to visit the imaginary world they grew up in. For their parents,...

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