Florida: record number of manatees killed in 2016 by boats

GAINESVILLE | A record number of manatees were killed in 2016 by boat strikes, according to state wildlife data, but overall the number of the beloved sea cows increased in Florida this year.

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Smog in summer leading to fumes in fall

GAINESVILLE — The drier, warmer autumn weather that’s becoming more common due to climate change may extend summer smog well into the fall... Read more

Police: Suspect, 19, arrested after detective shot

GAINESVILLE — An off-duty Jacksonville sheriff’s detective was taking his son to school when he was shot and critically wounded by a 19-... Read more

Captain of doomed ship said 'clock is ticking' in final call

The captain of the doomed freighter El Faro said in his final call for help that the “clock is ticking” as his ship took on water and... Read more

Ed Faro hearing recessed after executive attests to character of ship's captain

JACKSONVILLE — The day before the cargo ship El Faro collided with a deadly hurricane, Captain Michael Davidson responded to a supervisor that... Read more

Jacksonville hearings to probe circumstances around sinking of El Faro

JACKSONVILLE — A series of U.S. Coast Guard hearings starting today will seek answers about why the 790-foot freighter El Faro sank near the... Read more

Sailor sentenced to 2 years for videos of female officers in shower of Kings Bay-based submarine

A Navy submarine sailor was sentenced Tuesday to two years in a military prison after he pleaded guilty to illegally making and trading videos... Read more

Girls held in brother's killing to be charged as juveniles

GAINESVILLE — Two north Florida sisters, ages 11 and 15, will be charged as juveniles in the slaying of their 16-year-old brother, authorities... Read more

Infamous speed trap town investigated over tickets

WALDO — The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it’s no wonder. A small segment of highway that runs... Read more

Obama opens East Coast to oil search

ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH —  Opening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil exploration for the first time in decades, the Obama administration on... Read more

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