Judges: Florida felons can’t vote until they pay fines, fees

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida felons must pay all fines, restitution and legal fees before they can regain their right to vote, a federal appellate court ruled Friday in a case that could have broad implications for the November elections. Reversing a lower court judge’s decision that gave Florida felons the right to vote […]

Biden courts Latino voters in 1st trip to Florida as nominee

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Joe Biden made his first trip to Florida as the Democratic presidential nominee on Tuesday with an urgent mission to boost support among Latinos who could decide the election in one of the nation’s fiercest battleground states. “More than any other time, the Hispanic community, Latino community holds in the palm […]

The Latest: Several boats sunk at Florida pier as Sally hits

Here are the latest developments on tropical weather: PENSACOLA, Fla. — Several boats docked at a pier in Pensacola, Florida, have sunk as Sally moved over the Gulf Coast. Pensacola police spokesperson Mike Wood also said Wednesday he doesn’t know the whereabouts of a replica of one of the ships that made Christopher Columbus’s historic […]

Florida city repeals 13-year ban on saggy pants

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. (AP) — After 13 years, a South Florida city has overturned a ban on “saggy pants” — bottoms that reveal the wearer’s underwear. The Opa-locka City Commission voted Wednesday on a 4-1 vote to repeal both the original 2007 legislation and a 2013 ordinance that said women, not just men, could receive civil […]

Florida decision likely clears Pats owner of soliciting sex

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors said Monday that they won’t appeal a court’s decision blocking video that allegedly shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for massage parlor sex, making it likely the charges against him will be dropped. If the state challenged the decision to the Florida Supreme Court and lost, […]

Florida man claims dolphin attacked him off of Sand Key

Lynch says there is no doubt in his mind that the bite did in fact come from a dolphin. He’s sharing his story as a warning to others who enjoy time in the warm gulf waters.

Florida announces it will lift ban on nursing home visits

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday that he will lift the state’s ban on visiting nursing homes that has cut off vulnerable seniors from family since mid-March over fears of spreading the new coronavirus. With his voice cracking at times, he wondered aloud if his actions might have contributed to suffering […]

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