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The heart of Pensacola: City has strong ties with naval base

Dec. 10, 2019 6:44 AM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — There’s a message board in Gary Yetter’s brewery, located near Naval Air Station Pensacola. The idea is, a customer buys a beer for a friend who isn’t there, puts their name on it and when the friend comes in, they have a free beer waiting for them. Right now,...

Varlamov, Nelson lead Islanders past Lightning 5-1

Dec. 9, 2019 11:15 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The New York Islanders showed they have more than just a strong defense. Semyon Varlamov stopped 31 shots, Brock Nelson scored twice in the third period, and the Islanders beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Monday night. "Our offense isn't maybe the focal point of the conversion but we...

FBI: No link found between cyberattack and Navy base attack

Dec. 9, 2019 8:33 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The FBI said Monday it has found no signs of any link between a cyberattack on computer systems of a Florida Panhandle city and last week's attack at the naval air station there in which a Saudi flight student killed three sailors and wounded eight others. Officials in the city of...

Family honors Florida UPS driver slain in police shootout

Dec. 9, 2019 7:57 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Family and friends honored on Monday a UPS driver who was killed in a shootout between Florida police and the robbery suspects who had hijacked his delivery truck. Loved ones filed by Frank Ordonez's open casket at a Miami funeral home to pay respects to the 27-year-old driver. Some UPS...

Officer shoots, wounds man following traffic stop, chase

Dec. 9, 2019 6:57 PM EST

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man was shot and wounded by police over the weekend following a vehicle chase in South Florida, authorities said. An officer attempted to make a traffic stop for a moving violation early Sunday morning in Hallandale Beach, police spokeswoman RaShana Dabney-Donovan told news...

Buccaneers confident they're headed in right direction

Dec. 9, 2019 5:50 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Another season will end with Tampa Bay missing the playoffs, however the Buccaneers remain confident they’re headed in the right direction. Three straight victories, four in the past five games, and a growing belief that a young team is finally learning how to win. “The...

LSU's Burrow, Auburn's Brown named AP SEC players of year

Dec. 9, 2019 5:43 PM EST

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is a unanimous selection as the offensive player of the year on The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football team. The top-ranked Tigers also have the SEC’s coach of the year in Ed Orgeron and the newcomer of the year in freshman cornerback Derek Stingley Jr., as...

USF hires longtime Clemson assistant Scott as head coach

Dec. 9, 2019 5:33 PM EST

South Florida has hired Clemson co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott to become the Bulls' next head coach. The school announced the move Monday. Scott is expected to remain on staff with No. 3 Clemson throughout its College Football Playoff run. The 38-year-old Scott is a Florida native and the son of former...

Pensacola gunman got around a ban on foreigners buying guns

Dec. 9, 2019 5:17 PM EST

Generally, foreigners are not allowed to buy guns in the United States. But there are exceptions written into federal law, which may explain how the Saudi flight student who shot three servicemen to death at the Pensacola naval base was able to purchase a weapon. For example, a foreigner who manages to obtain a...

Flores blames Dolphins' loss on more than disputed call

Dec. 9, 2019 4:31 PM EST

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins coach who screamed and cursed and chased an official at the end of his team’s latest loss was in a more reflective mood 24 hours later. “I get over things pretty quickly,” Brian Flores said Monday. “It’s an emotional game. It’s...