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Florida man gets 5 years for COVID-19 relief, tax fraud

Jan. 19, 2022 13:54 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man convicted of fraudulently collecting more than $1.3 million in COVID-19 relief funds has been sentenced to five years in prison. Johnson Eustache, of Palm Bay, was sentenced Tuesday in Orlando federal court, according to court records. He pleaded...

Florida mayor critical of DeSantis virus response has COVID

Jan. 19, 2022 11:29 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A county mayor who has been a vocal critic of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' recent handling of the latest wave of the coronavirus has COVID-19. Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings was experiencing mild symptoms and would be working from home this week, according to...

Florida on pace for smallest orange crop in over 75 years

Jan. 19, 2022 11:13 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida is on pace to produce the smallest crop of oranges in more than 75 years, according to a forecast released this month. The Sunshine State is on pace to produce 44.5 million 90-pound boxes of oranges during the current season, according to a forecast...

Deputies: Florida man ambushed jogger, planned to kill him

Jan. 19, 2022 08:20 AM EST

COCOA, Fla. (AP) — An 18-year-old Florida man is accused of ambushing a jogger, who he planned to kill and hide the body in a bedroom closet at his home, sheriff's officials said. The man told Brevard County Sheriff's investigators he had first noticed the jogger passing by about...

Monahan scores twice, Flames beat Panthers 5-1

Jan. 19, 2022 01:40 AM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Sean Monahan scored twice for the first time this season and the slumping Calgary Flames beat the NHL-leading Florida Panthers 5-1 Tuesday night. Rasmus Andersson got his first goal of the season, Matthew Tkachuk and Blake Coleman also scored and Johnny...

Butler's block seals Florida State's OT win over No. 6 Duke

Jan. 19, 2022 01:04 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State let a late lead evaporate in regulation. Given another chance in overtime, the Seminoles got it done against No. 6 Duke. RayQuan Evans made a pair of free throws with 12 seconds left in overtime, John Butler blocked Wendell Moore Jr.’s...

Edwards leads No. 10 Houston over USF for 8th straight win

Jan. 18, 2022 23:02 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Kyler Edwards had 23 points and seven rebounds, Fabian White Jr. added 16 points and five rebounds, and No. 10 Houston won its eighth straight by beating South Florida 74-55 on Tuesday night. Edwards, who scored a career-high 29 points with seven 3-pointers on...

Dunn's 30 and the foul line carry FGCU past Stetson in OT

Jan. 18, 2022 23:01 PM EST

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Tavian Dunn-Martin had 30 points and Florida Gulf Coast made 9-of-10 foul shots in the final 2:18 to beat narrowly beat Stetson 93-91 in overtime on Tuesday night. Matt Halvorsen had 13 points and Kevin Samuel grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked three shots for...

Miami builds 27-point halftime lead, cruises past UNC 85-57

Jan. 18, 2022 21:25 PM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Isaiah Wong scored 25 points, Sam Waardenburg set a career high with 21 points and Miami led by 27 points at halftime en route to an 85-57 victory over North Carolina on Tuesday night. The Hurricanes ended a five-game losing streak in the series with their...

Biden selects Los Angeles to host next Summit of Americas

Jan. 18, 2022 20:44 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Biden administration has chosen Los Angeles to host a summit of leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean that is a key part of its outreach to a region increasingly being courted by U.S. adversaries such as Russia and China. The Summit of the Americas, to take...