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Hurricane Idalia unleashes fury on Florida and Georgia, swamping wide stretch of coast

Daniel Kozin, AP August 30, 2023

CEDAR KEY, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Idalia made landfall Wednesday in Florida as a Category 3 storm and unleashed devastation along a wide stretch of the Gulf Coast, submerging homes and vehicles, turning...

Tropical Storm Idalia prompts evacuations along Florida’s Gulf Coast ahead of expected Category 3 landfall

CNN– Tropical Storm Idalia is expected to strengthen into a hurricane Monday and bring life-threatening and potentially catastrophic storm surge, winds and flooding rainfall to Florida’s Gulf Coast...

Florida teacher says she is under investigation after showing 5th grade class Disney movie with gay character

Melissa Alonso and Isabel Rosales, CNN May 15, 2023

  CNN -- A fifth-grade teacher said she is being investigated by the Florida Department of Education after she showed her students “Strange World,” a 2022 animated Disney movie featuring a character...

Members of the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District Board of Supervisors listen to special general counsel Daniel Langley outline a resolution to invalidate Disneys final agreement with the previous board, the Reedy Creek Improvement District, Wednesday, April 26, 2023.
(Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/AP)

DeSantis-aligned board votes to sue Disney

Steve Contorno, CNN May 1, 2023

CNN– The board overseeing Disney’s special taxing district – which was appointed by and is aligned with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis – voted on Monday to sue the company days after the entertainment...

Historic rain in South Florida causes severe flooding, closing schools and Fort Lauderdale’s airport

CNN -- More rain is in the forecast after substantial downpours inundated Fort Lauderdale and parts of South Florida in a 1-in-1,000 year rainfall event, leading to a flash flood emergency in Broward County...

Third teenage suspect arrested in Florida triple homicide

Michelle Watson and Zoe Sottile, CNN April 9, 2023

CNN -- A third juvenile suspect sought in connection with the recent shooting deaths of three teenagers in Central Florida has been arrested, according to police. The US Marshals...

How Disney maneuvered to save its Florida kingdom, leaving DeSantis threatening retaliation

Steve Contorno, CNN April 8, 2023

CNN — In his yearlong battle with Disney, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has repeatedly leaned on the element of surprise in his attempts to outmaneuver the entertainment giant and its army of executives,...

Workers remove sargassum from a beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, in June. Orlando Barria/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

A seaweed blob twice the width of the US is heading toward Florida. Here’s what you should know

Jackie Wattles and Kristen Rogers, CNN March 18, 2023

CNN — A giant blob of seaweed twice the width of the continental United States is headed for the shores of Florida and other coastlines throughout the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to dump smelly and...

TV station identifies slain reporter among the 3 killed in a Florida shooting spree

CNN -- A gunman in central Florida killed a woman Wednesday, returned to the scene and killed a TV journalist covering that death, and then fatally shot a 9-year-old girl nearby before he was arrested,...

Rep. Matt Gaetz

FIRST ON CNN: DOJ officially decides not to charge Matt Gaetz in sex-trafficking probe

Paula Reid, CNN February 15, 2023

CNN—  The Justice Department has informed lawyers for at least one witness that it will not bring charges against Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz after a years-long federal sex-trafficking investigation,...

Former President Donald Trump, seen here on May 28, filed his paperwork on November 15 establishing his candidacy to run for the presidency again in 2024.

Former Republican President Donald Trump says he’s launching another White House bid

Gabby Orr, CNN November 15, 2022

(CNN) -- Former President Donald Trump, aiming to become only the second commander-in-chief ever elected to two nonconsecutive terms, announced Tuesday night that he will seek the Republican presidential...

Hurricane Ian is now a stronger and extremely dangerous Category 4 storm that has begun lashing Florida with major flooding and ruinous winds as it advances on a large swath of the states west coast.

Hurricane Ian’s ‘extremely dangerous’ eyewall — near Category 5 strength — is moving ashore in southwestern Florida

Jason Hanna and Nouran Salahieh, CNN September 28, 2022

Editor's note: Affected by the storm? Use CNN's lite site for low bandwidth. You also can text or WhatsApp your Ian stories to CNN +1 332-261-0775. (CNN) -- Hurricane Ian's "extremely dangerous" eyewall...

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