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Black farmers feel left out of medical marijuana system

Aug. 07, 2022 03:13 AM EDT

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Nearly six years ago, the Florida Legislature set aside a medical marijuana license for a Black farmer like John Allen to join the burgeoning industry. But the license still has not been issued by the Florida Department of Health, which regulates the...

Revolution pull away in second half, beat Orlando City 3-0

Aug. 06, 2022 21:44 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Matt Polster scored in the first half, Wilfrid Kaptoum and defender Henry Kessler added second-half scores and the New England Revolution breezed to a 3-0 victory over Orlando City SC on Saturday. Polster's netter in the 20th minute was all goalkeeper Djordje...

Probation for woman who wiped up blood after killing spouse

Aug. 05, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who was acquitted of murdering her husband, a prominent official at the University of Central Florida, was sentenced Friday to a year of probation for tampering with evidence. A judge sentenced Danielle Redlick in state court in Orlando. ...

NY man who sent threats to LGBTQ groups gets 30 months

Aug. 03, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A 74-year-old retired schoolteacher from a New York City suburb was sentenced to 30 months in prison Wednesday for mailing dozens of violent threats to LGBTQ affiliated individuals, groups and businesses over several years. According to prosecutors,...

Father identified as suspect in murder-suicide that killed 5

Aug. 03, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police on Wednesday identified five family members who died in a murder-suicide at a central Florida home. The Orlando Police Department said in a news release that the suspect was identified as the family's 45-year-old father. The victims included his...

Police: Family of 5 found dead in apparent murder-suicide

Aug. 02, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A family of five was found dead Tuesday afternoon at a central Florida home in what appears to be a murder-suicide, police said. Orlando police investigators were conducting a well-being check at the home when they discovered the bodies of three adults and two...

Shooting during brawl in downtown Orlando wounds seven

Jul. 31, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Seven people were injured early Sunday after a person began shooting a handgun into a crowd during a large brawl in downtown Orlando, police said. Orlando Police Chief Eric D. Smith told reporters the shooting occurred during a fight that started around 2:22...

Charge dropped against Banchero tied to teammate's DWI stop

Jul. 29, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors have dismissed a misdemeanor charge against former Duke player and No. 1 overall NBA draft pick Paolo Banchero tied to an impaired-driving incident involving a teammate and grandson of now-retired Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski. The News and...

Rescued manatee flown from Texas to Florida on cargo plane

Jul. 28, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. (AP) — An ailing manatee that was found and rehabilitated in Texas late last year was flown to Florida on a cargo plane and released into a bay near a wildlife refuge along the Gulf Coast this week. The manatee named TexasTeeMiguel was released Wednesday into...

Biden says Trump lacked 'courage to act' during Jan. 6 riot

Jul. 25, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden decried his predecessor for failing to try and stop last year's deadly mob attack on the Capitol, saying Monday that “ Donald Trump lacked the courage to act” as hours of “medieval hell” unfolded. “Every day we rely on law...