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    - Robin Webb, Angie DiMichele

    A low pressure system formed Wednesday afternoon northeast of the Turks and Caicos, but It’s up against strong upper-level winds that do not support storm development, forecasters said.

    - Caroline Glenn

    At the state’s only remaining call center helping people apply for unemployment, there’s a special empathy for the laid-off workers on the other end of the line. The staff at Lighthouse Works, a nonprofit that’s operated in Orlando for 10 years, are mostly blind, and for many, losing their vision also meant losing their jobs.

    - Steven Lemongello

    Desmond Meade had been fighting for 11 years to get his civil rights restored, only to have his quest repeatedly end abruptly in yet another Clemency Board hearing. So he was shocked to learn Saturday that his wish had finally been granted.

    - Lois K. Solomon

    Here are the answers to some of your biggest questions about COVID-19 vaccinations in Florida. Today's question: When does peak immunity develop?

    A 33-year-old woman who told authorities she left her toddler with a stranger at a Miami hospital to keep her off the streets has been arrested on a child abandonment charge. The stranger was an off-duty police officer.

    - Trevor Fraser

    Florida's surplus lines of insurance cover the unusual risks, from dinosaur droppings to amphibious cars.

    - Cody Jackson and Andrew Dalton

    Actor William Shatner, 90, became the oldest person in space, eclipsing the previous record.


    With the increase the estimated average Social Security payment for a retired worker will be $1,657 a month next year. A typical couple’s benefits would rise by $154 to $2,753 per month.

    - Ron Hurtibise

    Nearly half of 1,011 complaints about Nissan dashboards that get sticky, stinky and shiny after years of exposure to sun and hot weather come from Florida, according to the Center for Auto Safety. Drivers say the sunlight glare reflected off the cars' degraded dashboards can become a traffic hazard and a threat to others on the road.

    - Eileen Kelley

    A detention deputy was suspended for the past year, accused of failing to help a pregnant inmate who gave birth in her cell. The deputy was facing termination, but will return to work after the Broward Sheriff's Office missed a deadline to take disciplinary action.

    - Robin Webb, Angie DiMichele

    A tropical disturbance brought stormy weather to Haiti and the Dominican Republic as it moved across the Caribbean island Tuesday. Its odds of developing further are at only 10%, forecasters said.

    - Steven Lemongello

    Gov. Ron DeSantis made some of his first public remarks Tuesday about his wife Casey’s breast cancer diagnosis, calling her “a very, very strong woman.” ”It’s not an easy thing when this happens,” DeSantis said at a press conference in St. Pete Beach. “Your life is going [on], then all of a sudden, this is something that puts that in the balance. And so it’s not been easy.”

    - Angie DiMichele

    The official Twitter account for 2022 Democratic governor candidate Charlie Crist posted a tweet using a new, viral social media trend Tuesday. But it left many confused, thinking he endorsed his GOP opponent.

    - Scott Travis

    The School Board voted 3 to 6 Tuesday to reject a request Tuesday by member Nora Rupert to forgo a national superintendent search and immediately offer the long-term job to Vicki Cartwright, who has been interim superintendent since Aug. 1.

    - Lisa Maria Garza

    Two months after a toddler fatally shot his mother while she was on a Zoom call in Altamonte Springs, the child’s father was arrested.

    - Chris Perkins

    Six people were evacuated, including a man in a wheelchair, from a fire in a five-story building in Delray Beach early Tuesday morning, according to officials.

    - News Service of Florida

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has rejected calls to review the results of the 2020 election. “What we do in Florida is, there’s a pre- and post-election audit that happens automatically. So, that has happened. It passed with flying colors in terms of how that’s going.”

    - David Schutz

    Here are the updated statistics on COVID-19 in Florida including new cases, deaths, hospitalizations, testing positivity and vaccinations. Florida reported 2,124 new COVID-19 cases and increased its death toll for the pandemic by 887, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    - Chris Perkins

    An attempted burglary in Davie was avoided when the homeowner returned, scaring the would-be burglar from the house, which was occupied by a child and a housekeeper.

    - Julian E. Barnes, Brenda Wintrode and JoAnna Daemmrich

    The Toebbes, accused by the U.S. government of trying to sell some of America’s most closely guarded submarine propulsion secrets to a foreign government, are scheduled to appear in federal court in West Virginia on Tuesday. They will face charges related to violating the Atomic Energy Act’s prohibition on sharing nuclear know-how.


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