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Governor Scott orders the state to spend 26 million dollars to battle the Zika Virus. The money will largely go to mosquito spraying and Zika prevention kits. Florida now has 213 travel related Zika cases—40 are pregnant women whose babies will likely have birth defects.

The search for an armed carjacker is suspended because authorities believe he is no longer in the area where they were looking near Mammoth Grove Road and State Road 60 in Lake Wales. The suspect fired shots at a sheriff’s helicopter that was following him in his stolen dump truck.

The Pasco Sheriff’s Office faces a civil rights lawsuit. The lawsuit comes after a guard shot a mentally ill Army veteran through his cell door with a flashbang grenade because he refused to cooperate with a contraband search.

The owner of Pulse nightclub, where a gunman killed 49 and wounded dozens more, says she doesn’t know yet if the now-boarded-up Orlando bar will ever re-open. The club did host a street party last night to benefit its employees.

Pulse victims will be remembered before Saturday night’s St. Pete Pride parade. Event officials say this year’s LGBT celebration is to honor the victims and show solidarity.

Turns out reports of a sailboat mast in waters off the gulf coast were false. The coast guard thought it might be from the sailboat missing since Sunday with a family of four aboard. Two bodies have been recovered. The search for the other two continues.

Police are investigating after 3 year old Allison Rodriguez was hit and killed by a vehicle backing out of a South Solandra Avenue driveway in Orlando last night.

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