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Tropical Weather System Could Affect Florida By Weekend

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 nameHerminesoon.
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American University Of Afghanistan Says It Is Under Attack In Kabul

Gunmen attacked the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on Wednesday evening, as students and staff hunkered down in place or fled for their lives, witnesses say.Hospital officials say at least one student was killed and at least 14 injured, as Jennifer Glasse, reporting from Kabul, tells our Newscast unit."Right now there are dozens of Afghan police, security forces, special forces. They've surrounded the campus," Glasse says. Here's more:"The explosion went off at about 7 o'clock...
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Invest 99 Has Tropical Storm Force Winds

9 hours ago

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.

Doctors describe 16-year-old Sebastian DeLeon as a walking miracle – he’s only the fourth person in the U.S. to survive an infection from the so-called brain-eating amoeba in the U.S.

Supreme Court Turns Down Chinese Drywall Case

17 hours ago

The Florida Supreme Court has declined a couple's request to take up a dispute about whether a property insurer is required to cover damage related to Chinese drywall in a Tampa home.

“It's jail food, I feel like I’m in prison.

“It’s sometimes cold and salty. Sometimes it has no taste.”

“I look at the school lunch and don’t even eat it”

These are just a few of the comments Rachel Greig collected about very few people’s favorite meal: school lunch.

The Miami-Dade County high school junior talks about school lunch all the time with her younger brother and dad, an elementary school teacher. And always wondered why it didn’t meet her standards for a good meal.

Battling claims about the upcoming referendum on medical marijuana are creating a cloud of confusion. So WUSF's Steve Newborn attempts to clear the air on Amendment 2 with Josh Gillen of PolitiFact Florida.

Four Democratic candidates hope to become Desoto County’s next sheriff. Incumbent Sheriff Will Wise is retiring.  The Democratic contenders all have decades of experience in law enforcement.

Craig Aument has worked for the DeSoto County Sheriff’s office for more than 30 years. He started in the county jail and worked his way up to commander. He said that’s the way to have the best trained, best prepared candidate step into office.

State officials are investigating Pinellas County’s first non-travel-related case of Zika virus, according to a release from Gov. Rick Scott’s office.


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