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Car hits 5 Florida students after they got off school bus
POINCIANA, Fla. (AP) -- Sheriff's officials say they've arrested a former Mississippi law enforcement officer driver accused of fleeing after hitting five children when they got off a school bus in central Florida....

Last man sentenced in southeastern jewelry store heists
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) -- The final person associated with a multi-state jewelry store heist scheme is going to prison....

Police: Man fatally beats pregnant wife with pipe wrench
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) -- Police say a 48-year-old Florida man used a pipe wrench to beat his pregnant wife to death in front of their four children after an argument over whether the baby was his....

School bus safety bill passes Florida House
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- People who drive past stopped school buses and injure or kill a student would face increased penalties under a bill passed by the Florida House....

3 Florida inmates recovering after overdosing in jail
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating after three inmates overdosed on a white powdery substance at a Florida jail....

Florida Gov. Scott targets legislators with phone calls
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott is targeting 10 Republicans in his push to get $200 million to help repair the dike that surrounds Lake Okeechobee....

Gun found in backpack at South Florida high school
LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) -- Officials say police found and confiscated an unloaded gun in a student's backpack at a South Florida high school....

Florida Legislature to leave conservation programs unfunded
TALLHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida lawmakers have tentatively agreed to pull funding from the state's top land conservation programs....

Deputy turns himself in, resigns after alleged hit-and-run
EUSTIS, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida deputy has turned himself in and resigned after authorities say he fled the scene of a hit-and-run accident that crushed a pontoon boat....

Immigrants plan May Day rallies buoyed by Trump opposition
CHICAGO (AP) -- Immigrant groups and their allies have joined forces to carry out marches, rallies and protests in cities nationwide next week to mark May Day, saying there's renewed momentum to fight back against Trump administration policies....

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