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Former Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, ousted following the Parkland high school massacre, is suing over his removal from office.

A new camera that uses special wavelengths of light could help Florida in its fight against the invasive Burmese python.

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A Tennessee man died this week after being infected with a flesh-eating bacteria during a trip to a Florida beach.

According to news reports, the man became ill shortly after returning from vacation in Destin Beach where he was visiting family for the 4th of July.

Cheryl Wiygul, the man's daughter, says the family discovered that a large sore had developed on her dad's back once they had returned home, as well as red bumps on his arms and legs. The man died on July 7, just 48 hours after his last swim in Florida.

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Environmental activists and state environmental officials disagree about how regulations should be used to combat algae blooms in Florida's waterways. 

Put your phone down while you are driving to avoid getting a ticket in Florida.

Starting Monday, law enforcement officers can pull motorists over solely for texting while driving, thanks to a new law passed by the Florida Legislature. Before, texting while driving was not a primary offense, meaning officers had to have another reason to stop a motorist to cite them for texting and driving.

A Florida police officer has been convicted of a misdemeanor but acquitted of attempted manslaughter for shooting at a severely autistic man and wounding the man's caretaker. 

A federal lawsuit alleging President Donald Trump kissed a former campaign staffer during a Tampa rally in 2016 has been dismissed.

More than 600 divers scooped up trash from the ocean floor off a South Florida beach, setting a Guinness World Records milestone for largest underwater cleanup.

A South Carolina woman has reached the Florida Keys, completing a 2,575-mile (4,144-kilometer) walk to give attention to the opioid overdose crisis.

A Federal Communications Commission report says wireless carriers' poor preparation and coordination lengthened communication outages in the Florida Panhandle after Hurricane Michael. 

A bill to limit the strength of smokable medical marijuana is heading to the House floor. 

Legislation putting into law a constitutional amendment restoring voting rights to some Florida felons has won approval by a state Senate committee. 

Federal authorities said Tuesday they've broken up a $1.2 billion Medicare scam that peddled unneeded orthopedic braces to hundreds of thousands of seniors via foreign call centers.

Legislation that would require consent from a parent or guardian before a girl under 18 could obtain an abortion was approved by a Florida Senate committee. 

The Florida Alzheimer's Disease Advisory Committee could be expanded in size and scope under a bill unanimously approved by the state House. 

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