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Florida golfer found drowned after searching for lost ball

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A Florida golfer is believed to have drowned after falling into a golf club pond while looking for his lost ball Sunday morning, police say. Hermilo Jazmines of Lutz, Florida, was playing golf with a friend at the E...

The US Coast Guard is searching for a missing plane off the Florida coast

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The US Coast Guard is searching for a small airplane that went missing Friday off the coast of Boca Raton, Florida. The plane had one person aboard, according to a tweet Saturday from the Coast Guard's 7th District ...

The Florida official who set up a vaccine site for affluent ZIP codes and created a VIP list is under investigation, sheriff’s office says

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A Florida sheriff's office is investigating whether a Manatee County official broke the law when she organized a Covid-19 vaccine drive limited to two of the county's most affluent ZIP codes. The Manatee County She...

Understanding the Florida flag fight over Rush Limbaugh

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Hours after the death of Rush Limbaugh last week, Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that the flags in his state would be lowered to half-staff to honor the conservative talk radio host. "There's not muc...

A zoo crocodile in Florida underwent surgery to remove a shoe from her stomach

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A Nile crocodile named Anuket had to undergo surgery in Florida recently. The problem started in December when a shoe slipped off the foot of a tourist ziplining over the crocodile habitat at the St. Augustine Allig...

Ivanka Trump tells Marco Rubio she won’t challenge him for Florida Senate seat

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Ivanka Trump has no plans as of late to run for the US Senate -- at least not in Florida. A representative for Ivanka Trump told CNN she spoke with Sen. Marco Rubio and that Trump has no plans to challenge the Flori...

Several homes damaged in possible tornado in Seminole, Florida

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At least six homes in Seminole, Florida, were damaged when an unconfirmed tornado or waterspout moved through a waterway in the gated Boca Ciega Point adult community early Saturday morning, city of Seminole Fire Re...

Coast Guard searching for 16 people missing off the coast of Florida

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The US Coast Guard is searching for 16 people missing off the coast of Florida from two different boats. The first search began after a man was rescued from the water by a good Samaritan Friday, two days after his ...

Florida water hack highlights risks of remote access work without proper security

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Cybersecurity experts have long warned that insecure remote work software is a major source of weakness for hacking. The issue was brought into stark relief on February 5, when hackers gained access to a Florida wa...

Walmart promises to honor vaccine appointments after its website mistakenly allows those with comorbidities to register in Florida

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A mistake on Walmart's website allowed adults under the age of 65 with comorbidities to register for vaccination appointments in Florida. The error contravened Gov. Ron DeSantis' "Seniors First" vaccination plan, b...

Hacked Florida water plant reused passwords and had aging Windows installations

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The Florida water treatment plant unsuccessfully targeted by hackers last week had used multiple computers running an aging version of Microsoft Windows to monitor the facility remotely, and all of the computers sha...

Someone tried to poison a Florida city by hacking into the water treatment system, sheriff says

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A hacker gained access into the water treatment system of Oldsmar, Florida, on Friday and tried to increase the levels of sodium hydroxide -- commonly referred to as lye -- in the city's water, officials said, putti...

FBI agents injured in shootout in Sunrise, Florida

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FBI agents were involved in a shootout with a suspect in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area on Tuesday morning, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the incident. An unclear number of agents have be...

31 Florida counties agree to settle legal fight over Spanish-language ballots

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Nearly half of Florida's counties have agreed to provide Spanish-language assistance and materials to voters after a years-long legal battle. Several Latino civil rights groups announced on Monday a settlement with...

Florida launches statewide preregistration system for Covid-19 vaccinations

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Florida has launched a statewide preregistration system to schedule Covid-19 vaccine appointments for people 65 and older and frontline healthcare workers, the state's health department said Friday. Individuals can...

Florida fire captain arrested in alleged theft of Covid-19 vaccine

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A Florida firefighter turned himself in to authorities in connection with the alleged theft of Covid-19 vaccine meant for coworkers. Anthony Damiano, a captain with Polk County Fire Rescue, allegedly took three syri...

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