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May 15, 2019 GMT

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. Freid 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




MIAMI _ Rapper Kodak Black is due in court to enter a plea and learn whether he’ll be released on bail on federal weapons charges that prevented him from performing at the Rolling Loud hip-hop festival. By Curt Anderson. Upcoming. 500 words after 10 a.m. court appearance.


MIAMI _The U.S. government is providing long-distance video counseling to teens housed at the country’s largest child migrant detention center as officials struggle to accommodate increasing numbers of minors illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Some mental health experts and human rights advocates say that may not be the best way to help young people coping with trauma. By Adriana Gomez. UPCOMING: 800 words.


MISSING NEWLYWED _ A judge has declared a missing Florida newlywed dead, almost two years to the day she disappeared while honeymooning in the Bahamas.

FATAL FIRE-CHILDREN _ Authorities say a Florida woman ran back into her burning apartment after realizing her two children had not made it outside. All three died in the fire.



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