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A Highlands County Sheriff's SWAT vehicle is stationed out in front of a SunTrust Bank branch, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, in Sebring, Fla., where authorities say five people were shot and killed.
AP Photo/Chris O'Meara
January 23, 2019 - 5:07 pm
SEBRING, Fla. (AP) — A gunman opened fire inside a Florida bank Wednesday, killing five people before surrendering to a SWAT team, police said. The shooter called police to report that he had fired shots inside the bank in Sebring, in central Florida. Negotiations failed to persuade the barricaded...
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Dreamstime
January 08, 2019 - 7:42 am
By Emanuella Grinberg, CNN (CNN) -- A new state law takes effect in Florida Tuesday that is expected to restore voting rights to more than a million people with felony convictions -- despite questions from state officials about its implementation. Supporters of the law say there's nothing ambiguous...
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Pizza Hut expands beer delivery service
Pizza Hut
January 07, 2019 - 11:29 am
By Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN Business (CNN) -- Pizza Hut is leaning into its beer delivery service to get an edge over Domino's. The pizza chain announced on Monday that it is expanding its beer delivery program to 1,000 locations by the summer. Beer delivery will be up and running in nearly 300...
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WGFL-Gainesville via AP
January 04, 2019 - 7:37 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A church van packed with children was headed to Walt Disney World when it got caught in a fiery pileup involving two 18-wheelers. Seven people, including five of the youngsters, died in the crash. On Friday, investigators tried to determine what triggered the accident,...
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A man attacked a McDonald's employee over a straw
Courtesy of Brenda Biandudi
January 03, 2019 - 10:24 am
By Christina Zdanowicz, CNN (CNN) -- A new plastic straw law had unexpected consequences when a man lashed out at a worker at a fast food chain. The Florida man had just received his order at a McDonald's in St. Petersburg on Monday evening. He became upset when there weren't any plastic straws out...
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Toddler rushed to hospital after rhino encounter at Florida zoo
WKMG
January 02, 2019 - 10:35 am
By Nicole Chavez, CNN (CNN) -- A 2-year-old girl was injured at a Florida zoo during a private rhino encounter experience, zoo officials said. The toddler and her family were taking part Tuesday in a close-up experience with white rhinos at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida, when the girl came...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, file photo, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel speaks before the state commission in Sunrise, Fla.
AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File
December 30, 2018 - 8:47 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The sheriff of a Florida county where a gunman killed 17 students and staff at a high school has outlined steps his agency has taken in response to the Feb. 14 massacre. Broward Sheriff Scott Israel sent a letter Wednesday to the state commission investigating the...
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Brynn Anderson/AP Photo, File
December 29, 2018 - 11:36 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The sheriff of a Florida county where a gunman killed 17 students and staff at a high school has outlined steps his agency has taken in response to the Feb. 14 massacre. Broward Sheriff Scott Israel sent a letter Wednesday to the state commission investigating the...
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Richard Shiro/AP Photo, File
December 28, 2018 - 10:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — More police officers have died in the line of duty this year in the United States than in 2017, according to data released Thursday. The most common cause of death was gunfire, and vehicular accidents claimed nearly as many officers' lives. The National Law Enforcement Officers...
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High-speed trains are finally coming to the US
Brightline/Virgin Trains
December 25, 2018 - 10:53 am
By Lilit Marcus, CNN (CNN) -- Japan has its famed Shinkasens, Russia its Maglevs, France its TGVs. But what about the United States? One train company has high hopes of bringing high-speed rail travel to America. Brightline Trains, which bills itself as "America's first new major private intercity...
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