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AP-FL--Florida News Digest, FL

November 25, 2018

Good afternoon! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Florida. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Miami bureau at 305-594-5825 or miami@ap.org. Ian Mader is the news editor and can be reached at imader@ap.org. Freida Frisaro is on the desk and can be reached at ffrisaro@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



UNDATED — When Tiffany Harris and her two children emerged from their hotel after Hurricane Michael roared past, her 3-year-old son pointed to a sea of fallen trees and shattered buildings. “It’s broken. It’s broken, Mommy, fix it,” she recalls her little boy Amari begging. Harris, who lives with her boyfriend, two children, plus her sister and her four children near Panama City, soon learned their town house was uninhabitable. Everything was a total loss after Michael powered inland across the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 monster on Oct. 10. By Kelli Kennedy. SENT: 824 words with AP Photos.


WEST PALM BEACH — President Donald Trump is ending his Thanksgiving break in Florida the same way he began it — tweeting and spending time at one of his local golf courses. Trump congratulated himself on Twitter Sunday for falling oil prices, writing “thank you President T,” and admonished the Federal Reserve over interest rates. By Jill Colvin. SENT: 409 words with AP Photos.


OCALA — A 54-year-old man suspected of the fatal weekend shooting of a woman in a Walmart store in north Florida has been hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. SENT: 300 words with AP Photos.


ST. AUGUSTINE — To pick the perfect ingredients for a lunch menu at Walter’s Reef, a restaurant located on the campus of First Coast Technical College, Chef Kyle Forson only had to walk a few hundred yards to a garden on the other side of campus. Once there, he plucked organic microgreens and edible flowers grown by Nursery Management students in rows of pots within view of St. Augustine High School. In nearby locations grows spinach, arugula, radishes, Brussels sprouts, borage and five different types of cauliflower. Each vegetable will eventually be used on the menu at Walter’s Reef and prepared by students enrolled in the culinary program. By Travis Gibson. The St. Augustine Record. SENT: 527 words.


WANDERING CHILD — A man faces child neglect charges after a toddler was found wandering alone at a John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in the Florida Keys.

TRUCK CRASH-HOUSE — Deputies in Florida say a pickup truck slammed into the front wall of a house, pinning a 71-year-old woman against a couch in her living room.

STOLEN CAR-CRASH — Police say four men are in custody after a stolen car they were in crashed into another car, injuring a 61-year-old woman and her daughter. The crash happened Saturday afternoon in St. Petersburg.

PIZZA SHOP SHOOTING — Authorities say two men were killed and two others were injured in a shooting outside a pizza shop in Orlando.



TAMPA — The San Francisco 49ers said Sunday they plan to release linebacker Reuben Foster after he was arrested at the team hotel in Tampa, Florida, on a domestic violence charge. An arrest report from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office said Foster was booked into jail at 11:11 p.m. Saturday and was being held on $2,000 bail. Foster was arrested by Tampa police at 9:10 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt hotel where the team was staying before playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. By Josh Dubow. SENT: 647 words with AP Photos.


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