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Hurricane Matthew Rapidly Intensified Overnight

Hurricane Matthew intensified rapidly overnight, becoming a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph. Meteorologist Jeff Huffman says the storm may continue strengthening today. HUffman urges all Floridians to stay informed on Matthew's next move. Matthew is the strongest hurricane to develop in the Caribbean since Rina in 2011.
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Rosetta Crashes Into Comet, Bringing Historic Mission To End

This is the way the Rosetta ends: not with a bang, but with a slow-motion crash.The historic spacecraft has transformed scientists' understanding of comets over the past two years, as it orbited the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet and sent a stream of images and data back to Earth.Now scientists have steered it into the comet for a "Grand Finale" of data-collection, and Rosetta has lost contact with Earth forever.The spacecraft launched by the European Space Agency ended its mission by...
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Hurricane Matthew intensified rapidly overnight, becoming a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph. Meteorologist Jeff Huffman says the storm may continue strengthening today. HUffman urges all Floridians to stay informed on Matthew's next move. Matthew is the strongest hurricane to develop in the Caribbean since Rina in 2011.

Update on Tropical Storm Matthew

Sep 29, 2016
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Tropical Storm Matthew has moved into the eastern Caribbean where it is expected to continue strengthening. If Matthew were to affect the United States it wouldn't be until next week.

About 150,000 gallons of sewage spilled early Tuesday in Clearwater on McMullen Booth Road near the intersection of Abby Crescent Lane.

The spill, caused by a broken pipe, seeped onto a nearby property and into Alligator Creek.

A Florida politician expected to be a front-runner in the 2018 governor’s race is raising concerns about the state’s water supply.

Former President Bill Clinton is cancelling his North Florida bus tour campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that includes funding for efforts to combat the Zika virus.

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The thirteenth named storm of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season formed late Wednesday morning just east of the Lesser Antilles. A hurricane hunter mission found sustained winds of tropical storm force at 60 mph, and a low level closed center of circulation 35 miles east-northeast of St.Vincent. Matthew was moving west at 21 mph and expected to bring tropical storm conditions to Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, and St. Lucia today.

South Florida has one more reason to hate mosquitoes: Miami-Dade County Health officials announced a case of locally-acquired Dengue fever Tuesday night.

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Cheering, booing, and the ever-so-popular chant ‘Build a wall’ colored Donald Trump’s one-hour speech at Melbourne International Airport in Brevard County, known for its strong Republican base. Thousands of supporters listened intently as the Republican presidential candidate slammed Hillary Clinton for dishonesty in her past role as Secretary of State and accused her of being a vessel for special interest groups, all in a push to sway undecided voters.

Bondi Announces Ban On Synthetic Drug

Sep 28, 2016

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Tuesday announced an emergency rule to ban a type of synthetic drug that she said has caused multiple deaths in Florida.

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