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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Florida State head football coach Mike Norvell speaks at a press conference in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State athletic director David Coburn says the football team met Thursday, June 4, 2020, after a star player accused coach Mike Norvell of lying about connecting personally last weekend with every player to discuss the killing of George Floyd and protests against racial injustice. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)

FSU's Norvell sorry after star player accused coach of lying

Jun. 4, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

Florida State's Mike Norvell apologized Thursday after a star player accused the coach of lying about personally connecting with every football player to discuss the police killing of George Floyd and ensuing protests against racial injustice. After a team meeting early Thursday involving players and coaches,...

Police: Trans man fatally shot by officer after pointing gun

Jun. 1, 2020 8:26 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A transgender black man was fatally shot by an officer in Florida after fatally stabbing another man and pointing a gun at the officer, authorities said. Tony McDade, 38, was shot and killed by a Tallahassee police officer Wednesday after McDade fatally stabbed his next-door...

Five-year-old Michael Veteri stands at an intersection where the road remained closed during a protest Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Tampa Fla., over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died May 25 after he was pinned at the neck by a Minneapolis police officer. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Cleanup, curfew and injuries following unrest in Florida

May. 31, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Another round of protests was held around Florida on Sunday, capping a weekend of demonstrations around the state over the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd. Meanwhile, deputies were recovering from injuries, and nightly curfews were imposed in several major cities. Police...

Protesters run as police officers fire rubber bullets during a protest over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis, in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

The Latest: One dead in Indianapolis shootings amid protests

May. 31, 2020 1:17 AM EDT

The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: ___ INDIANAPOLIS - Authorities are investigating “multiple shootings,” including one that left a person dead, in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday...

In this image taken from from video provided by @alexisnscott._, a pickup truck drives through a crowd of protesters, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Tallahassee, Fla Tallahassee police said Saturday that the driver was in custody and that no one was seriously injured.  (@alexisnscott._ via AP)

Truck drives through Florida protesters; no serious injuries

May. 31, 2020 12:21 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A pickup truck drove through a crowd of protesters Saturday in Florida's capital, sending some running and screaming as protests across the state erupted in violence, especially in Miami where police cruisers were burned and authorities threw tear gas. Video shows Tallahassee...

Florida buys 17,000 acres of conservation land in Panhandle

May. 29, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has agreed to buy more than 17,000 acres (6,900 hectares) of conservation land in the Panhandle near the Gulf of Mexico. Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet approved the $43 million deal on Thursday, the Tallahassee Democrat reported. The funding comes from the...

Fed judge rules Florida can't stop poor felons from voting

May. 25, 2020 8:51 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge in Tallahassee ruled Sunday night that Florida law can't stop felons from voting because they can't pay back any legal fees and restitution they owe. In a 125-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle called the law passed by the Florida Legislature and signed...

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2019, file photo, Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference on in Tallahassee, Fla. A federal judge has ruled that the Florida law requiring felons to pay legal fees as part of their sentences before regaining the vote is unconstitutional for those unable to pay, or unable to find out how much they owe. U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle has acknowledged he is unlikely to have the last word, expecting the administration of Republican Gov. DeSantis to launch an appeal. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)

Judge rules against Florida on felons paying fines to vote

May. 24, 2020 8:29 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida law requiring felons to pay legal fees as part of their sentences before regaining the vote is unconstitutional for those unable to pay, or unable to find out how much they owe, a federal judge ruled Sunday. The 125-page ruling was issued by U.S. District Court Judge...

Visitors wearing masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus take shelter from a sudden rainstorm at a park in Beijing on Saturday, May 23, 2020. New coronavirus cases dropped to zero in China for the first time Saturday but overwhelmed hospitals across Latin America – both in countries lax about lockdowns and those lauded for firm, early confinement. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: Montana outbreak tied to Schwab country club

May. 24, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Montana outbreak tied to golf and country club developed by...

This booking photo provided by the Leon County, Fla., Sheriff's Office shows former Florida State offensive lineman Jauan Williams, who is facing misdemeanor charges that he struck his then-girlfriend during arguments two years ago. Williams, 23, vehemently denied the allegations during an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday, May 21, 2020. ( Leon County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Former Florida State lineman accused of striking girlfriend

May. 21, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida State offensive lineman Jauan Williams, who is planning to transfer, is facing misdemeanor battery charges that he struck his then-girlfriend two years ago, allegations he vehemently denies. Williams, 23, was arrested Wednesday in Tallahassee on two charges that...