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FBI: $3 million in stolen ventilators recovered in Florida

MIAMI (AP) — A $3 million shipment of ventilators stolen that was stolen earlier this month was recovered in South Florida, the FBI said in a news release. The agency said the ventilators were being prepared for shipment to El Salvador by the United States Agency for International ...

As 2 storms menace Gulf Coast, residents brace for deluge

By REBECCA SANTANA NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As two powerful storms menaced the Gulf Coast Monday, forecasters feared Marco would drive sea water onto the shore and unleash torrential rains just two days before Laura lashes the same region with potentially more powerful storm surge and ...

City manager charged with poking council member during fight

MASCOTTE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city manager was arrested after he poked and yelled at a city council member following a vote against renewing his contract, police said. Mascotte City Manager Jim Gleason, 62, was charged Thursday with felony battery and misdemeanor disorderly conduct, the ...

Two tropical storms a potential double threat to US Gulf Coast

By DANICA COTO and SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two tropical storms advanced across the Caribbean Saturday as potentially historic threats to the U.S. Gulf Coast, one dumping rain on Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands while the other was pushing through the ...

Florida again tops 100 corona deaths; hospitalizations fall

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida reported mixed statistics on the coronavirus outbreak Saturday, as it again recorded more than 100 deaths but also saw its number of infections and hospitalizations continue their fall. The state recorded 106 confirmed coronavirus deaths Saturday, the 17th ...

CDC study suggests inmates should have been tested in mass

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Correctional facilities that resisted mass coronavirus testing for inmates erred in their decision to only test inmates with symptoms, leading to large initial undercounts, a recent study by the Center for Disease Control and ...

Officials: Alligator hunter bitten on arm in central Florida

LAKE MARY  (AP) — An alligator hunter was attacked and bitten on the arm Thursday night on Lake Jesup in central Florida, sheriff's officials said. Seminole County Sheriff's spokesman Bob Kealing told news outlets that they received a call for assistance around 6:15 p.m. Thursday. The man ...

2 Caribbean storms pose potential hurricane threat to US

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Laura formed Friday in the eastern Caribbean and forecasters said it poses a potential hurricane threat to Florida and the U.S. Gulf Coast. A second storm also might hit the U.S. as a hurricane after running across Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. The new ...

Officials charged in $5M hurricane debris removal scheme

PANAMA CITY  (AP) — The mayor and city attorney of a Florida Panhandle city are the latest to be charged in the theft of $5 million in Hurricane Michael debris removal funds, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Lynn Haven Mayor Margo Anderson and City Attorney Adam Albritton are the subjects ...

Tornado damages buildings, power lines in Florida

DELAND (AP) — A tornado with winds of up to 115 mph (185 kph) damaged buildings, power lines and cars Tuesday afternoon in Florida, weather officials confirmed Wednesday. Meteorologists with the National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado had touched down in DeLand during a storm. ...