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Florida Spending Money To Keep Bears Out Of The Trash

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is handing out more than $500,000 in grants to local communities so they can provide bear-resistant trash cans and other equipment to residents at a discounted cost.

3 Things Going On Today In Florida: Kite Surfer Hospitalized

FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a kite surfer was hospitalized after crashing into a building near a Florida beach.

Prosecutor Misses Filing Deadline To Seek Death Penalty

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida prosecutor who recently reversed a blanket policy against executions has missed the filing deadline to pursue the death penalty in a murder case.

Burglars Steal $400,000 From Venus Williams’ Florida Home

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Burglars hit tennis star Venus Williams’ Florida home, stealing $400,000 worth of goods while she was at the U.S. Open.

8 Sea Lions Return To Keys Attraction After Hurricane Irma

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — Eight sea lions have returned home to a marine attraction in the Florida Keys after being evacuated ahead of Hurricane Irma.

Seminole Heights Neighborhood Getting No Peace Of Mind, Another Murder

A Tampa neighborhood is getting no piece of mind following a fourth murder in the area. Tampa police say a 60-year-old man was shot and killed early Tuesday morning in Seminole Heights.

Deputies Rescue 82-Year-Old Woman From Sinking Car

PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) — Two deputies rescued an 82-year-old Florida woman from a sinking car that had landed in a pond.

From Emotional Support To Financial, Many Veterans Need Some Help

In 2016 there were 18.5 million veterans in the United States, and 9.2 million of those veterans were over the age of 65. Florida was one of the most popular states for veterans housing 1.4 million, just behind California (1.6 million) and Texas (1.5 million).

Tampa Is One Of The Best Places For Veterans To Live

Veterans Day is coming up this weekend, and a new WalletHub study has a few Florida cities listed as the best places for veterans to live. Tampa is the sixth best place for veterans to enjoy life outside of the military.
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Florida Senate Will Investigate Allegations Against Senator

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The president of the Florida Senate is ordering an investigation after a report said that a powerful Republican harassed and groped women.
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