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Olympic baseball qualifying in West Palm Beach, St. Lucie

Apr. 13, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

The United States' delayed second chance at qualifying for the Olympic baseball tournament has been moved to the spring training home of the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals and the exhibition ballpark of the New York Mets. The Baseball Americas Qualifier will...

Ex-Florida State football player accused of killing man

Apr. 08, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida State football player was involved in a scuffle with his girlfriend hours before he fatally shot one man and injured another, according to an arrest affidavit released Thursday. Travis Rudolph, 25, was ordered to remain in...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Apr. 07, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: ___ Aril 7 The South Florida Sun Sentinel on honoring the legacy of U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings: It’s rare that a politician in Florida is so popular that he’s...

Former Florida State star charged in double shooting

Apr. 07, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida State star football player Travis Rudolph was arrested early Wednesday morning in South Florida for a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded, authorities said. Rudolph, 25, was charged with first-degree murder and...

Lake Okeechobee recedes, but not enough; Discharges continue

Mar. 28, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH (AP) — Lake Okeechobee discharges will be reduced to the Caloosahatchee River but will continue at the same rate to the St. Lucie River — indefinitely. The Caloosahatchee will get 969 million gallons per day, down from an average 1.3 billion gallons a...

Florida city fires employee over legal medical marijuana use

Mar. 26, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city has fired a top information technology manager for smoking marijuana — even though he been authorized by his doctor to use it legally for medical reasons. West Palm Beach fired Jason McCarty, its deputy chief of information...

Scherzer faces deGrom in spring game, rematch on opening day

Mar. 21, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

No surprise here: Max Scherzer will have the ball in his hands when he begins the final season of his seven-year, $210 million contract with the Washington Nationals. Scherzer will make his Nationals-record sixth opening day start April 1, facing the New York Mets in...

Married 66 years, husband, wife die minutes apart of virus

Mar. 21, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Bill and Esther Ilnisky spent nearly seven decades together as Christian ministers and missionaries, working in the Caribbean and Middle East before preaching for 40 years in Florida. They complemented each other — he the bookworm, she...

Marlins top prospect Sixto Sánchez makes spring debut

Mar. 18, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

Sixto Sánchez's first pitch for the Miami Marlins in the first spring training game of his career squarely met José Altuve's bat. The Houston Astros star grounded a leadoff single Monday, but Sánchez shook off that setback on his way to 1 2/3 scoreless innings in West...

Boone takes leave for pacemaker; Lester to have surgery

Mar. 04, 2021 15:15 PM EST

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone took a leave of absence from the team to get a pacemaker and intends to return to work in a few days. The Yankees said the procedure was performed Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida, and went as expected. Boone...