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Florida Panhandle airport marks 5th year, plans to grow
WEST BAY, Fla. (AP) -- Transportation in Florida's Panhandle changed five years ago Saturday as the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport opened its gates....

Parents say teen shot by police suffered from mental illness
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- A Tampa Bay-area teenager who shot a police officer in the leg before police fatally shot him suffered from mental illness but never received a specific diagnosis, his parents said....

Teen dies of cancer weeks after prom with NFL player
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Hospital officials say a Jacksonville teenager with liver cancer who went to her high school prom with an NFL player has died....

Deputy cleared in shooting death of man with gun in pocket
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A sheriff's deputy has been cleared in the death of a man who pulled a gun from his pocket at a towing company....

Suspect in death of 15-month-old turns himself in to police
COCOA, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say the suspect in the death of a 15-month-old central Florida boy has turned himself in to police....

Judge orders release for man sentenced to life as a teen
MIAMI (AP) -- A South Florida man sentenced to life in prison as a juvenile in the slaying of an ice cream vendor's wife has been freed after serving 44 years in prison....

Florida couple recount hardships after April quake in Nepal
PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida Panhandle couple was finishing a monthlong tour of Nepal and Tibet when a massive earthquake disrupted their travels....

Rivera's homer lifts Florida past LSU 2-1 in SEC Tournament
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) -- Mike Rivera homered to open the top of the ninth inning and Florida beat LSU 2-1 on Saturday to advance to the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game....

Mississippi hospital whistleblower gets $3.5M in settlement
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A former employee of a Mississippi hospital is getting almost $3.5 million as part of a string of settlements where 18 hospitals in seven states have agreed to pay $20.4 million over allegations they broke federal law by receiving Medicare reimbursements for psychiatric services that were not "medically reasonable or necessary."...

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