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Click here to listen to Donald Trumps complete speech Wednesday at the Florida State Fairgrounds in TampaDonald Trump spoke to several thousand people Wednesday at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. There, he expanded his appeal to African-Americans and Hispanics, saying they can benefit from his proposed job programs as much as the rest of Americans.
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FARC Rebels, Colombian Government Sign Historic Peace Treaty

Marxist rebels and the Colombian government met in Havana on Wednesday night to sign a historic peace accord, marking the end to a guerrilla war that has seethed for more than half a century.The brutal conflict has killed more than 220,000 people and displaced millions.Peace talks began in 2012 between the rebels (known as the FARC) and the government. A tentative outline for a deal was reached last year, and a cease-fire signed earlier this summer. After last-minute bargaining on the details...
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The Florida sandhill crane is just one species an environmental group says the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has failed to protect under the Endangered Species Act.

The group is threatening to sue the federal agency.

Florida officials announced a new locally transmitted Zika case Wednesday—this time in Palm Beach County. It’s the second case stemming from local mosquitos in the county, but officials say the two cases aren’t connected.

Donald Trump spoke to several thousand people Wednesday at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. There, he expanded his appeal to African-Americans and Hispanics, saying they can benefit from his proposed job programs as much as the rest of Americans.

At noon on a cloudless day, the sun beats down on the rooftop of a Coconut Grove hotel. Daren Goldin, a solar contractor, walks around rows of solar panels installed at angles on the white roof. The sun’s reflection is almost blinding, like snow on a sunny day.

South Florida’s Olympic Silver medal winner is back home.

Danell Leyva brought home a silver in high bar and another silver in parallel bars, both packed in red and white tube socks in his carry-on.

At the airport to meet his flight home were friends and family, also a few dozen young gymnasts from Universal Gymnastics, where Leyva started.

Hendry County Sheriff's Office website and Johnny Lee Jackson's election facebook page.

Hendry County residents will pick their Democratic choice for sheriff next week during the Aug. 30 primary election.

Invest 99 Has Tropical Storm Force Winds

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Hurricane Hunters found tropical storm force winds in Invest 99 earlier today, but it's still not a named storm. Meterologist Jeff Huffman says we should know much more about where this system is headed by Friday. 

A tropical disturbance currently in the Caribbean near Puerto Rico could affect Florida this weekend.

Currently known as ‘Invest 99-L’, the storm is expected to gain the name Hermine soon.

Updated at 7:45 p.m. on Aug. 23:

Florida’s 4th Judicial Circuit, which includes Duval County, is among a handful nationwide that sentence the majority of criminals to die. That’s according to a report out Tuesday titled “Too Broken to Fix” from Harvard University researchers.


The fraud trial of Congresswoman Corrine Brown will be postponed by a month after a judge ruled Tuesday she needs more time to find a new lawyer.

Federal Judge James Klindt granted her previous lawyers’ request to be dismissed from the case; it’s the third set of lawyers who’ve departed from Brown since her indictment.


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