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DeSantis Soars to Victory in GOP Gubernatorial Primary

August 28, 2018 - 9:45pm
Ron DeSantis at his election party

In a victory as much for President Donald Trump as for the congressman himself, U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis -- Trump's hand-picked man -- trounced state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, winning the GOP gubernatorial primary for governor by nearly a 20-point margin by the time the race was called.

TV networks called the race just before 9 p.m. ET, with 90 percent of Florida's 5,968 precincts reporting, when the contest stood at 56.4 percent to Putnam's 36.7 percent.

Gunman Kills Two, Himself, Wounds 11 at Jacksonville Video Game Tourney

August 27, 2018 - 6:00am
Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams' press conference

Three people including the shooter were killed and 11 others injured when a gunman opened fire at a popular waterfront mall in Jacksonville, where a video game tournament was going on. Graphic recordings from the scene captured gunshots ringing out and the screams of terrified patrons taking cover.

It's Becky Troutman's Turn to Talk about a Night and a Decision She Regrets

August 24, 2018 - 6:00am
Becky Troutman

Politics always turns dirtier a week ahead of voting day, but somebody involved in the Republican primary for commissioner of agriculture crossed the line this year -- flooding phones with text blasts of candidate Baxter Troutman in an orange jumpsuit with a link to a 6-year-old Lakeland Ledger story, "Baxter Troutman Accused of Hitting His Wife with a Bedspread."

Nelson's Claims of Russian Election Hacks in Florida Now Officially Confirmed Unsubstantiated

August 22, 2018 - 6:00am
Bill Nelson

It's time for Sen. Bill Nelson to stop the act. He's been caught. His claims of Russian hackers "fixing" Florida's elections system are unsubstantiated.

Party Split or Not, Republicans Using George Soros to Smear Other Republicans? Offensive

August 17, 2018 - 6:00am
Mike Miller, George Soros and Scott Sturgill

Beware of swallowing every drop of political bellywash you're fed in these ruthless pre-election days.

Red Tide Scientists Speak, but Some People Won't Listen

August 14, 2018 - 6:00am
Sanibel Island beach a week ago

Finally, the scientists.

Tom Rooney Throws His Hat in the Ring for Palm Beach County Judge

August 10, 2018 - 6:45pm

Five-term Florida Congressman Tom Rooney, who surprised Republican Party leaders by announcing in February he wouldn't run for re-election, has applied for a county judgeship in Palm Beach County.

Red Tide: Mote Marine Lab's Studies Revealed, Questions Answered Friday

August 9, 2018 - 6:00am
Marine life last week on one southwest Florida beach

This year the red tide just won't go away.

Marc Caputo, Apology Unnecessary

August 6, 2018 - 6:00am
Trump ralliers greet CNN's Jim Acosta in Tampa

Free speech. It works both ways.

Hurricane-Ravaged North Florida Beach Wins $36.8 Million for Renourishment

August 4, 2018 - 1:45pm
Vilano Beach

The U.S Army Corps of Engineers will invest $36.8 million in a Vilano Beach renourishment project, Rep. John Rutherford, R-Florida, announced late this week. The St. John's County beach was one of the state's hardest hit during recent hurricanes.

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