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Florida's Gubernatorial Candidates On Guns, Assault Weapons Ban

The need for gun reform is top of mind for the four Democratic candidates running for Governor. They discussed that during their first televised debate.

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Fort Myers Beach Murder Suspect Arrested in Texas

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Trump: North Korea's Suspension Of Nuclear Tests Shows 'Progress'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has announced that his country no longer needs nuclear or missile tests and that it would shut down its nuclear weapons test site. "The nuclear test site has done its job," Kim said in a statement carried by North Korea's state media. The report also said the decision was made in a bid to pursue economic growth and peace on the Korean Peninsula. President Trump tweeted Friday night about the announcement from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and said it was a...

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Teachers nationwide are protesting their paychecks. Educators in Arizona voted to walk out, joining similar efforts in Oklahoma, West Virginia and Kentucky.

 

Teachers are speaking up at the same time that students around the country are mobilizing against gun violence. Thousands of public school students across the country planned to walk out on Friday in remembrance of the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting that killed 13 people in 1999.

The need for gun reform is top of mind for the four Democratic candidates running for Governor. They discussed that during their first televised debate.

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David Williams and Alex Massie sat side by side at W.P. Franklin Lock along the Caloosahatchee River, waiting for something to nibble at their fishing lines. They were catching fish to eat, despite high levels of fecal bacteria recently closing down a beach just a few yards from their fishing spot. 

Williams, of Alva, said he's been fishing along the Caloosahatchee for 65 years. He's lived off of the river. And he's not concerned about the high levels of E. Coli in the water. 

"It's just a happening thing," Williams said. "There's nothing you can do about it."

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The Minnesota grandmother, who investigators suspect killed her husband before coming to Southwest Florida and killing another victim with the intention of taking the woman’s identity, was arrested Thursday in Texas.

Authorities say two Florida sheriff's deputies were shot dead through the window of a Chinese restaurant by a man who then killed himself.

Panic and fear gripped an Ocala school Friday when a gunman opened fire, wounding one student before being taken into custody on a day planned for a national classroom walkout to protest gun violence, authorities said.

Members of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition are encountering some rough patches as they try to follow a stretch of preserved land between Orlando and Tampa.  They're not expecting to cross their biggest barrier until late Thursday.

Florida voters this November will decide on a proposed constitutional amendment that spells out the rights of crime victims.

Jacksonville will be saying goodbye to its most famous hometown band on Sunday, Sept. 2.

Florida will get another $27 million dollars this year from the federal government to combat the opioid crisis.

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