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A federal civil rights lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the 12-year-old daughter of a Florida inmate who was reportedly gassed while in a confinement cell.

A fund for the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando contains more than $26 million in donations.


The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Palm Harbor man with aggravated manslaughter after his 23-month-old son was left in his pickup truck for eight hours.


Tampa Police say a 23-year-old man who was shot by his cousin wasn't wearing a bulletproof vest, but instead had donned a "fragmentation protective vest," also known as a flak jacket.

Police said in a news release that Joaquin Mendez put on the vest late Saturday and "wondered aloud whether it still worked." Police say his 24-year-old cousin Alexandro Garibaldi pulled out a gun and responded, "Let's see."

In an effort to combat fraud, children between the ages of 3 and 9 should now be prepared to have their fingers scanned when they enter the Walt Disney World theme parks.

In 2008, Charlotte County Jail guards doused Stephen McNeeley, who has schizophrenia, with three cans of pepper spray, strapped him into a restraint chair and left him burning for more than three hours.

Whether they violated the Eight Amendment, which protects against cruel and unusual punishment, is at the heart at a trial starting Thursday in federal court in Fort Myers, reports The Naples Daily News.

Parents of the toddler who was killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World in Florida say they will always remember their sweet little boy.

Two months after a gunman killed dozens inside an Orlando nightclub, the sound of popping balloons prompted shoppers to frantically flee an Orlando mall, injuring nine.

The Obama administration has once again refused Florida Gov. Rick Scott's request to declare a federal state of emergency because of algae blooms on the St. Lucie River.

A Tallahassee judge is going to hold another hearing on the lawsuit challenging the state law that prevents some school children from being promoted to the fourth grade.

Florida's economy is growing, but there are signs of weakness that are limiting how much money legislators will have to spend next year.

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Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says the north side is calming after violence in the wake of a police shooting that left one man dead.

The violence erupted a few hours after an officer shot and killed a 23-year-old man. Police said the man was fleeing a traffic stop and was armed with a gun. It wasn't immediately clear if he pointed it at or fired it at the officer.

Alex Rodriguez returned to the infield, hugged a reception line of teammates and was handed the final ball from his final game with the New York Yankees. He walked to the area behind third base, leaned down and grabbed a handful of dirt.

Baseball's most notorious star of the last two decades then headed back to the dugout after a Yankee Stadium finale Friday night that included a pregame ceremony punctuated by thunder cracks and cut short by a downpour, a first-inning RBI double and a surprising ninth-inning return to third base.

A new state report estimates that half the lake area in Florida contains elevated levels of algae.

A Florida comics dealer says books worth $85,000 were stolen at a Tampa convention, including two rare editions that marked the first appearance of Spider-Man.

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