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Bottle of lotion led to evacuation of Florida airport

Nov. 19, 2019 8:30 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff’s investigators say a “suspicious package” flagged during the screening process at Florida’s Daytona Beach International Airport turned out to be a bottle of lotion. The incident resulted in an evacuation of passengers and workers from the...

Florida mother arrested after 2-year-old shot in the leg

Nov. 19, 2019 7:22 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 26-year-old Florida woman is accused of shooting her 2-year-old daughter in the leg. Davesha Pough was arrested Monday on a child neglect charge. She’s being held without bond in the Volusia County Jail. An arrest report says Pough told police that the bullet came...

1.75M travelers expected at Orlando airport over holiday

Nov. 19, 2019 4:14 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Officials say they expect 1.75 million travelers to pass through Florida’s busiest airport during the Thanksgiving holiday season. Officials at Orlando International Airport on Monday said they expect traffic to increase 6% over the 12-day holiday season compared to last...

Gronkowski will be in Miami for Super Bowl as party host

Nov. 19, 2019 3:05 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Rob Gronkowski will be in Miami for the Super Bowl. The former Patriots tight end won’t be preparing for kickoff with Tom Brady and the rest of his old New England teammates. Instead, the man who retired from the Patriots and the NFL in March will be hosting his first Super Bowl party....

Tampa philanthropist, mayoral candidate David Straz has died

Nov. 19, 2019 2:08 AM EST

HOMOSASSA, Fla. (AP) — A retired banker and wealthy philanthropist who lost his bid to be mayor of Tampa earlier this year has died. Seventy-six-year-old David Straz was found dead Monday near Homosassa, about 75 miles (117 kilometers) north of Tampa. According to the Tampa Bay Times, his spokesman Jarrod...

Anonoby scores career-high 24, Raptors beat Hornets 132-96

Nov. 18, 2019 11:31 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Raptors forward OG Anunoby put up an eye-catching line before catching an elbow to his right eye. After escaping serious injury for the second time in four games, Anunoby said he’s considering playing with more protection moving forward. Anunoby scored a career-high 24 points before...

Escobar carries North Florida past Trinity Baptist 115-39

Nov. 18, 2019 11:00 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — J.T. Escobar had 23 points as North Florida routed Trinity Baptist 115-39 on Monday night. Carter Hendricksen had 19 points for North Florida (4-1), which earned its fourth straight victory. Wajid Aminu added 13 points and three blocks. Ryan Burkhardt had 12 points for the hosts....

Woman gets 15 days for throwing cup at Florida congressman

Nov. 18, 2019 9:31 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to 15 days in federal custody for throwing a sports drink at a Florida congressman who frequently appears on television supporting President Donald Trump. Federal court records show that 35-year-old Amanda Kondrat'yev was sentenced last Monday in Pensacola....

Arians says struggling Buccaneers won’t give up on season

Nov. 18, 2019 8:24 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are running out of time to save their season. The struggling team has lost five of six games following a 2-2 start and likely will miss the playoffs for the 12th straight year. The only team currently with a longer active streak of futility is the Cleveland...

Professor who wrote corruption book charged with laundering

Nov. 18, 2019 7:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida professor of international studies who co-wrote a book about organized crime was arrested Monday on federal charges that he laundered corruption proceeds from Venezuela. Bruce Bagley, 73, of Coral Gables, Florida, was freed on $300,000 bail after an appearance in Miami federal...