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Judge shields Rivkees from deposition in mask fight

An administrative law judge Thursday rejected an attempt to have Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees testify in a legal fight about the state’s efforts...

French forces kill ISIS leader believed to be responsible for Sgt. La David Johnson’s...

Justice, finally, for a local hero and his family. The man believed to be responsible for the death of Sgt. La David Johnson from...

FWC seeks public input on beach-nesting birds draft guidelines

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is seeking public feedback on draft Species Conservation Measures and Permitting Guidelines for four state-listed beach-nesting bird...

Overfilled Florida ICUs leave non-COVID patients ‘suffering unnecessarily’

Nathaniel Osborn spent more than six hours in a Florida hospital's emergency room with his 12-year-old son Seth this past July. The two waited...

More than 20 cats killed in Orlando animal shelter fire

More than 20 cats were killed when a fire broke out at an Orlando animal shelter, officials said. Orange County Fire Rescue found flames...

Largest colleges push student vaccines with mandates, prizes

At most of the largest U.S. public universities, students are under no obligation to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Some schools do require vaccines, but...
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Experiment wants to fight red tide without chemicals

A lab is conducting studies to make fighting red tide without chemicals a reality in Southwest Florida. At Mote Marine Lab in Sarasota County, the...
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One year after Dane Eagle takes over DEO, problems persist

Tuesday marks one year since Secretary Dane Eagle took over as head of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. One of his goals was to...

DeSantis calls for ditching standardized tests

Saying the state’s system of standardized testing in public schools is “quite frankly, outdated,” Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday announced that lawmakers will consider...

Clermont girl abducted in 2007 reunited with her mother

A Clermont girl who was allegedly abducted by her father in 2007 when she was 6 years old was reunited with her mother at...

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