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Florida death could be 20th in US caused by Takata air bags

Aug. 04, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Florida man who was killed in a traffic crash last month could be the 20th death in the U.S. caused by exploding Takata air bag inflators. Authorities say the driver of a 2006 Ford Ranger pickup truck was killed in a crash last month near Pensacola, Florida. The...

A Navy First: Woman pilot joins Blue Angels flight squadron

Jul. 19, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels have named the first woman as a demonstration pilot for the 2023 air show season. Women have served with the Blue Angels in other capacities for more than 55 years, but Lt. Amanda Lee, of Mounds View, Minnesota, is the first to...

8-year-old Florida boy accidentally shoots and kills baby

Jun. 27, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — An 8-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed a 1-year-old girl and injured a 2-year-old girl at a Florida motel on Sunday, authorities said. The boy's father left the gun holstered in his Pensacola motel room closet. After he left the room, his son found it...

DeSantis wants panel to probe trafficking, sanctuary cities

Jun. 17, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday asked that a statewide grand jury be set up to examine networks that illegally smuggle people into the state as part of an investigation that also would focus on local governments that he says violate state law by adopting “sanctuary"...

West Palm Beach has most expensive gas prices in Florida

Jun. 13, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Gas prices in Florida rose an average of 13 cents per gallon over the past week and are now $4.89 a gallon on average, AAA reported on Monday. Despite the rise, Florida prices are still below those nationwide, which hit above $5 a gallon over the weekend. ...

Officials: Florida fire chief is arrested on murder charge

Jun. 06, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The chief of a volunteer fire department in Florida is accused of fatally shooting a business owner because the victim owed him money, authorities said. Brian Keith Easterling, 52, was taken into custody earlier Monday at his home in Holt, Florida and is...

Camping World returns as title sponsor for SRX summer series

May. 31, 2022 09:35 AM EDT

Tony Stewart's exhibition Superstar Racing Experience has signed Camping World as its title sponsor for its second season. Camping World also was the title sponsor for the inaugural SRX season, and Tuesday's announcement includes a commitment from Camping World to sponsor the No. 1...

Florida suspends abortion clinic after hospitalizations

May. 23, 2022 20:57 PM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — An abortion clinic that serves women from all over the U.S. South had its license suspended this weekend under an emergency order from Florida health officials after two women who underwent procedures at the clinic were hospitalized this year. The state...

Iowa assistant Kirk Speraw will retire after 43-year career

May. 11, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa assistant Kirk Speraw will retire on June 30 after 43 years coaching college basketball, head coach Fran McCaffery announced Wednesday. Speraw began his career as a graduate assistant under Lute Olson on Iowa’s 1980 Final Four team and ended it as a...