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Groups sue Florida officials over migrant relocation program

MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and other officials are being sued in federal court by immigrant rights groups who challenge the constitutionality of the state's migrant relocation program. The suit was filed Thursday by three groups — Florida Immigrant Coalition, Americans for ...

3 rehabilitated manatees released in Florida Keys

KEY COLONY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Three adult male manatees rescued from waters in the Florida Keys earlier this year have been returned to a Keys canal after being treated and rehabilitated at SeaWorld Orlando. Personnel from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Dolphin ...

SUV crashes into Florida fireworks store, sparking huge fire

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man drove his SUV into a fireworks store, sparking a huge fire in a crash that destroyed the building, authorities said. The driver was killed. The 53-year-old driver had rear-ended another vehicle on Monday before plowing into the Phantom Fireworks shop in ...

Atlantic hurricane season ends with 14 named storms

MIAMI (AP) — An Atlantic hurricane season that had 14 named storms officially ended on Wednesday, leaving residents in the Florida Keys to celebrate even as others around Florida and Puerto Rico continue to grapple with the damage caused by Hurricanes Ian, Nicole and Fiona. The 2022 season ...

Florida QB Kitna arrested on child pornography charges

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida backup quarterback Jalen Kitna, the son of retired NFL quarterback Jon Kitna, was arrested Wednesday on two charges of distribution of child exploitation material and three charges of possession of child pornography. Gainesville police said the 19-year-old ...

Judge accepts insanity plea deal for man in face-biting case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge accepted a plea deal Monday for a man who randomly killed a Florida couple in their garage six years ago and then chewed on one victim's face that will send him to a mental hospital for treatment. Austin Harrouff, 25, pleaded not guilty by reason of ...

Lakeland boy is the Duke of Diapers

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — One of Polk County's most dedicated philanthropists arrived Thursday afternoon at the One More Child campus and waited for his mother to unfasten him from his car seat. T.J. Moreno, wearing a green T-shirt, tan shorts, dark-blue plastic clogs and sky-blue socks, jumped ...

Nurse who died saving patients in 1953 finally has headstone

By KRISTEN HARE, Tampa Bay Times undefined TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Gertrude Warnick died 69 years ago, hailed, then questioned, then forgotten. Since 1953, her body has rested in an unmarked grave under patchy dirt and creeping weeds at Clearwater Municipal Cemetery. Until now. It started on ...

Wildlife conference boosts protection for sharks, turtles

PANAMA CITY (AP) — An international wildlife conference moved to enact some of the most significant protection for shark species targeted in the fin trade and scores of turtles, lizards and frogs whose numbers are being decimated by the pet trade. The Convention on International Trade in ...

Hotel trains workers to help reduce veteran suicides

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Veterans are 1.5 times more likely than the general population to die by suicide, with 20 veterans on average taking their own lives each day. To help combat this crisis, Innisfree Hotels has started its own in-company initiative to train employees working with ...