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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida college professor fired after publicly saying the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut was a hoax has lost a lawsuit claiming he was wrongfully terminated.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — An endangered Florida panther kitten has been struck and killed by a vehicle.
Legislation to expand workers’ compensation benefits for firefighters, paramedics, EMTs and other first responders unanimously passed its first Senate committee this week.
EATONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Leaders in a small Florida town say a police officer who was hailed as a hero for saving a man during the Pulse nightclub shooting is losing his job because he told a woman he was “emotionally disturbed” during a traffic stop.
A number of gun bills appear to be dead for the 2018 legislative session, after failing to pass their first Florida Senate committee Tuesday.
MIAMI (AP) — A monster Burmese python has been captured by a snake hunter in the Florida Everglades.
TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man who vandalized a Florida mosque by smashing windows and lights with a machete and leaving bacon at the scene pleaded guilty to criminal mischief to a place of worship.
GULFPORT, Fla. (AP) — A skydiving Santa looking to make a grand entrance while taking an Elf on the Shelf to a 9-year-old girl crashed into a tree and light pole before hitting a Florida beach and breaking his leg.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An unconscious patient in an emergency room at a Miami hospital posed a vexing ethical dilemma for doctors. The 70-year-old man’s blood pressure was dropping and he wasn’t breathing well, but a tattoo across his chest read “Do Not Resuscitate.”
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced Brown to five years in prison on Monday, followed by three years of probation, for fraud and other charges related to a purported charity for poor students that she used as a personal slush fund.