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Florida senator fights back over nude images stolen from her

Jan. 25, 2022 13:12 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — State Sen. Lauren Book often has told the story about how she was sexually abused by her nanny for six years when she was a child. She channeled the pain into a lifetime of helping other abuse survivors. Now after years of working hard to heal herself and...

Omicron wave leaves US food banks scrambling for volunteers

Jan. 22, 2022 09:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Food banks across the country are experiencing a critical shortage of volunteers as the omicron variant frightens people away from their usual shifts, and companies and schools that regularly supply large groups of volunteers are canceling their participation over virus fears. ...

Orlando ‘credible messengers’ combat youth violence

Jan. 22, 2022 03:15 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Days before Christmas, 24 fighters ranging from 5 to 17 years old were warming up to showcase their skills in the caged octagon set up in the parking lot of the New Image Youth Center in Parramore. Dozens of chairs were set up around the ring but many among the scores who...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jan. 19, 2022 17:17 PM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. January 13, 2022. Editorial: DeSantis plays fast and loose with COVID facts to justify expired tests After Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried claimed that Florida might allow nearly one million COVID-19 tests to expire, a spokesman for...

Judge will decide soon on whether free speech violated at UF

Jan. 14, 2022 16:52 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge sharply criticized an attorney for the University of Florida on Friday during a hearing on whether six faculty members' free speech rights were infringed upon after the lawyer accused some of the professors of having no standing to make their cases because...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jan. 12, 2022 14:39 PM EST

Palm Beach Post. January 9, 2022. Editorial: Florida legislative session promises little drama amid election-year spending spree On Tuesday, the Florida Legislature will start its annual session with an upbeat speech by Gov. Ron DeSantis and the promise of big boosts...

Florida state agency spokesman killed in road rage shooting

Jan. 12, 2022 13:54 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida state agency spokesman was killed in an apparent road rage incident near the state capital, authorities said. The Leon County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that John Kuczwanski, who was the director of external affairs for Florida's...

Florida State wins 5th straight against Louisville, 79-70

Jan. 08, 2022 22:59 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Caleb Mills matched a career high with 27 points and Florida State held off Louisville's late rally for a 79-70 victory on Saturday night. Florida State (8-5, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) has beaten Louisville (10-5, 4-1) in five straight games, the best...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jan. 05, 2022 13:47 PM EST

Tampa Bay Times. January 5, 2021. Editorial: What Floridians can do to beat omicron Forget the politics and focus on the practical for a few weeks. Two news events this week tell a tale about where Florida is amid the pandemic and what each of us can...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Dec. 08, 2021 14:05 PM EST

Palm Beach Post. December 5, 2021. Editorial: Court ruling a wake-up call for better approach to gambling Just when it appeared Florida was on its way to becoming a gambling mecca, a federal judge invalidated an agreement between the state and the Seminoles that would...