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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...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jun. 01, 2022 14:49 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. May 31, 2022. Editorial: How Attorney General Ashley Moody failed Floridians The eyes of Texas’ legal establishment are on its disgraced attorney general, Ken Paxton. The Texas Bar has taken steps to discipline Paxton for...

Judge: Surfside collapse property owners bumped up to $96M

May. 24, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

Homeowners with condos in the Florida building that collapsed and killed 98 people nearly a year ago but whose families suffered no loss of life will share at least $96 million from a court settlement, a judge said Tuesday. That is in addition to the payout of about $1 billion to be...

Florida lawmakers to meet for session on property insurance

May. 20, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers return to the Capitol next week for a special legislative session aimed at addressing problems in the state’s turbulent property insurance market, a persistent and multifaceted crisis in a region vulnerable to damaging hurricanes. It is...