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Editorial Roundup: Florida

Aug. 03, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. July 28, 2022. Editorial: Public campaign financing: A good idea corrupted by big money Gov. Ron DeSantis has nearly $130 million in the bank from private contributors and the Republican Party to help him run for re-election this fall and...

Maxwell’s new digs: Fla. prison known for yoga, music, abuse

Jul. 25, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ghislaine Maxwell, the jet-setting socialite turned convicted sex trafficker, is off to Florida to serve a 20-year federal prison sentence for helping financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse underage girls — returning to the same state, but a far cry from the posh lifestyle,...

Fundraiser to benefit girl who lost lower leg to shark bite

Jul. 23, 2022 03:13 AM EDT

SATELLITE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Wearing goggles and a snorkel, Addison Bethea was searching for scallops in the clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico when the 9-foot shark bumped into her, then bit her right calf. The startled 17-year-old poked the shark’s eyes and grabbed its gills,...

Rural Florida county shocked by fentanyl deaths over holiday

Jul. 06, 2022 20:10 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A small, largely rural county west of Florida’s capital experienced an unheard-of spike in deadly drug overdoses believed to be caused by fentanyl over the July 4 weekend, with nine people dying in the latest sign that a national crisis is becoming even more...

Officials: Nine fatal drug overdoses in rural Florida county

Jul. 05, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

QUINCY, Fla. (AP) — Nine people died over the holiday weekend from likely drug overdoses in a rural Florida Panhandle county, officials said. After two women were found dead of an apparent overdose Friday, the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office put out an alert seeking the...

Officials: Girl seriously injured in shark attack in Florida

Jul. 01, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

PERRY, Fla. (AP) — A teenage girl was seriously injured when a shark attacked her off Florida's Gulf Coast, authorities said. The attack occurred Thursday afternoon off Keaton Beach, according to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office news release. The 17-year-old girl had...

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...