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Breakouts, burns and zingers: What to watch in Dem debates

Jun. 26, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty seconds for answers, a television audience of millions and, for some candidates, a first chance to introduce themselves to voters. The back-to-back Democratic presidential debates beginning Wednesday are exercises in competitive sound bites featuring 20 candidates hoping to oust...

Goalie Roberto Luongo retires after 19 NHL seasons

Jun. 26, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Florida goalie Roberto Luongo has decided to retire after 19 seasons. The 40-year-old Luongo made the announcement Wednesday on his Twitter account. His 489 career victories are third in NHL history behind only Martin Brodeur and Patrick Roy, and Brodeur is the only goalie to have...

Florida police officer wounded during training exercise

Jun. 26, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida police officer has been shot and wounded during a training exercise. Doral police spokesman Rey Valdes says the officer was injured Wednesday at a Miami-Dade police training facility. Valdes says the officer was shot in the upper torso. He was airlifted to a...

The Latest: 2020 Dems meet in Miami for 1st night of debates

Jun. 26, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debates (all times local): 12:30 p.m. White House hopefuls in Miami for the Democratic debates are trekking to nearby Homestead, Florida, to visit a large migrant detention facility. The stops are intended to draw attention to President Donald Trump's...

Survey indicates Hurricane Michael victims forgotten

Jun. 26, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A survey of Floridians is reinforcing the belief among victims of Hurricane Michael that they've been forgotten as they continue their recovery efforts eight months after the Category 5 storm made landfall. According to the survey of 1,000 Floridians released Wednesday, almost half...

2 more deputies fired after shooting at Florida high school

Jun. 26, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Two additional deputies have been fired as a result of an internal affairs investigation into the agency's response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that killed 17 people, the Broward County sheriff said Wednesday. At a brief news conference, Sheriff Gregory...

2 more deputies fired following internal investigation into shooting at Parkland, Florida, high school that killed 17

Jun. 26, 2019 10:19 AM EDT
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — 2 more deputies fired following internal investigation into shooting at Parkland, Florida, high school that killed 17.

Man accused in flamingo's death fatally struck by truck

Jun. 26, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of causing the death of Pinky, a beloved flamingo at Busch Gardens, was hit by a truck and died, two months before he was to go on trial. The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that The Florida Highway Patrol says 48-year-old Joseph Corrao was killed June 5 as he crossed a busy...

Black bear found dead along shoulder of I-4 in Orlando

Jun. 26, 2019 7:47 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police say a dead bear was found along the westbound shoulder of Interstate 4 in Orlando. Orlando police tell news outlets the black bear was spotted around 5 a.m. Wednesday near John Young Parkway entrance ramp. Police say they're not sure what happened to the bear because there was...

Florida toddler drowns in lake near her home

Jun. 26, 2019 7:04 AM EDT

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 23-month-old girl drowned in a lake near her home in South Florida. Coconut Creek police spokesman Scotty Leamon tells news outlets the girl was found unresponsive in the lake on Tuesday night. Police officers began CPR on the child until paramedics arrived and...