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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

Gunfire and explosions have been reported at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, and the president of the university tells The Associated Press that a militant attack is underway."We are trying to assess the situation," Mark English told the AP.A police spokesman tells the news service that police and intelligence personnel are on site at the campus to respond to the situation.An official from Afghanistan's interior ministry tells Reuters that the university was attacked by ...
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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

6 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.

Two years ago, an amendment that would have allowed the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes came up just short of the 60 percent it needed to pass a state referendum. But organizers are back at it again, and voters will take another hit on Amendment 2 on this November's ballot.

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.


USF Experts Weigh In On Zika

Aug 23, 2016

Researchers from the University of South Florida spoke Friday to state and local lawmakers, as well as the public, about the work the school is doing to fight the Zika virus.

Dr. Charles Lockwood is the Senior Vice President for USF Health and an expert in obstetrics and gynecology. While he hopes it's only hyperbole, he said he believes that Zika could be the greatest threat to babies in affected communities since polio.

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