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Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jun. 29, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Palm Beach Post. June 26, 2022. Editorial: Florida’s senators failing us on gun reform If U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott can’t bring themselves to support even a watered-down, bipartisan first step toward easing gun violence amid a contagion of shootings...

Florida judge hears arguments on state's new abortion law

Jun. 27, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Reproductive health providers on Monday asked a Florida judge to block a new 15 week abortion ban from taking effect this week, arguing that the state constitution guarantees access to the procedure. Planned Parenthood and other health centers are seeking a...

Providers argue Florida's privacy measure protects abortion

Jun. 26, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A state court is being asked to block a new Florida law which bans most abortions after 15 weeks just days after a conservative U.S. Supreme Court majority overturned a landmark case that had provided constitutional protections for women seeking abortions for almost 50...

Seminoles hire away Link Jarrett after Notre Dame's CWS run

Jun. 24, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Link Jarrett, who led Notre Dame to the College World Series for the first time in 20 years, is Florida State's new coach. Florida State announced the hiring Friday, three days after the Irish's season ended in the CWS. Jarrett, voted national coach of the...

Andrew Gillum, once a Florida governor candidate, indicted

Jun. 22, 2022 21:02 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Gillum, the 2018 Democratic nominee for Florida governor, has been indicted on 21 federal charges including conspiracy and wire fraud for funneling donations through third parties back to himself for personal use, prosecutors said Wednesday. The U.S....

Dog dragged into water, eaten by gator at Florida park

Jun. 17, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man was playing with his dog at a Florida park when it was attacked by an alligator, dragged into the water and eaten earlier this month, wildlife officials said. Joshua Wells told wildlife authorities that he was playing with his unleashed dog near water...

Judge strikes down law limiting ballot initiative donations

Jun. 16, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has struck down a Florida law limiting contributions to people or political committees championing ballot initiatives, ruling it violates the First Amendment. U.S. District Judge Allen Winsor in Tallahassee on Wednesday issued a permanent...

Police: Officer dies after crash with shooting suspect

Jun. 08, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer died early Wednesday after a crash with a shooting suspect who had fled a home after wounding three relatives, authorities said. The crash occurred shortly after midnight in the Florida capital city of Tallahassee, police and...

Florida abortion restriction law challenged with lawsuit

Jun. 01, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Reproductive health providers sued Florida on Wednesday over a new law banning abortions after 15 weeks, one of numerous legal challenges to such laws passed across the country by Republican leaders in anticipation of a potential U.S. Supreme Court decision that would...

Florida authorities say DNA helped solve 26-year-old murder

Jun. 01, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A 26-year-old murder case has been solved with new DNA technology, police in Florida's capital city said Wednesday. The Tallahassee Police Department arrested Alan Lefferts, 71, for the 1996 killing of James Branner, who was found dead in a room at the...