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Nestor heads into Georgia after tornadoes damage Florida

Nestor raced across Georgia as a post-tropical cyclone late Saturday, hours after the former tropical storm spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central Florida while sparing areas of the Florida Panhandle devastated one year earlier by Hurricane Michael. → Read More

Nestor makes landfall on Florida island, heads north

The storm made landfall on St. Vincent Island, a nature preserve just off Florida's northern Gulf Coast in a lightly populated area of the state, the National Hurricane Center said. → Read More

Wet weekend: Tropical storm warnings for US Gulf Coast

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Tropical Storm Nestor bore down on the northern Gulf Coast with high winds, surging seas and heavy rains Saturday, threatening to hit an area of the Florida Panhandle devastated one year ago by Hurricane Michael. → Read More

NESTOR: Tropical Storm Nestor forms, threatening US Gulf Coast

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Tropical Storm Nestor bore down on the northern Gulf Coast with high winds, surging seas and heavy rains Friday evening, threatening to hit an area of the Florida Panhandle devastated one year ago by Hurricane Michael. → Read More

Nestor heads into Georgia after tornadoes damage Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Nestor raced across Georgia as a post-tropical cyclone late Saturday, hours after the former tropical storm spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central Florida while sparing areas of the Florida Panhandle devastated one year earlier by Hurricane Michael.The storm made landfall Saturday on St. Vincent Island, a nature preserve off Florida's northern Gulf Coast… → Read More

Tropical Storm Nestor forms, threatening US Gulf Coast

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Nestor bore down on the northern Gulf Coast with high winds, surging seas and heavy rains Friday evening, threatening to hit an area of the Florida Panhandle devastated one year ago by Hurricane Michael. But unlike Michael, a powerful storm that left thousands of people homeless and nearly wiped […] → Read More

Tropical Storm Nestor forms, threatening US Gulf Coast

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Newly formed Tropical Storm Nestor bore down on the northern Gulf Coast with high winds, surging seas and heavy rains Friday, threatening to hit an area of the Florida Panhandle devastated one year ago by Hurricane Michael. But unlike Michael, a powerful storm that left thousands of people homeless and nearly wiped the Panhandle city of Mexico Beach off the map, Florida… → Read More

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz: Trump ally and an ‘attack dog’ who’s not afraid of a Twitter fight

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, 37, is only in his third year in Congress, yet he has already become nationally recognized as one of Trump’s most ardent defenders. → Read More

Trump will find friendly Florida crowd amid impeachment talk

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is leaving Washington for the first time since House Democrats ramped up their impeachment inquiry _ and he’s heading straight into the warm embrace of a Republican stronghold. Trump is due to visit The Villages, a sprawling retirement hub about an hour north of Orlando that is a […] → Read More

Trump will find friendly Florida crowd amid impeachment talk

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump is leaving Washington for the first time since House Democrats ramped up their impeachment inquiry _ and he's heading straight into the warm embrace of a Republican stronghold. Trump is due to visit The Villages, a sprawling retirement hub about an hour north of Orlando that is a must-stop for GOP candidates. The president plans to announce an… → Read More

Trump will find friendly Florida crowd amid impeachment talk

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is leaving Washington for the first time since House Democrats ramped up their impeachment inquiry _ and he’s heading straight into the warm embrace of a Republican stronghold. Trump is due to visit The Villages, a sprawling retirement hub about an hour north of Orlando that is a must-stop for GOP candidates. The president plans to announce an… → Read More

Parents, county clash in court over Parkland shootings

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Parents whose children were killed or wounded during last year's Parkland high school massacre asked the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday to rule that each pull of the trigger was a separate occurrence for which the Broward County School Board should be held liable. But a lawyer for the school board told the court the Feb. 14, 2018, shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas… → Read More

Serial killer who preyed on gay men executed in Florida

STARKE, Fla. — Gary Ray Bowles, a serial killer who preyed on older gay men during an eight-month spree that left six dead, was executed by lethal → Read More

Gary Ray Bowles: Florida set to execute serial killer who preyed on gay men

A serial killer who preyed on older, gay men during an eight-month spree that left six dead on or near the U.S. East Coast a quarter century ago is scheduled to be executed Thursday evening. → Read More

Florida set to execute 'I-95 killer,' who left six dead within eight months

A serial killer who preyed on older, gay men during an eight-month spree that left six dead on or near the U.S. East Coast a quarter century ago is scheduled to be executed Thursday evening. → Read More

Florida set to execute serial killer who preyed on gay men

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A serial killer who preyed on older, gay men during an eight-month spree that left six dead on or near the U.S. East Coast a quarter century ago is scheduled to be executed Thursday evening. Gary Ray Bowles, 57, is set to receive a lethal injection at Florida State Prison in […] → Read More

Florida set to execute serial killer who preyed on gay men

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A serial killer who preyed on older, gay men during an eight-month spree that left six dead on or near the U. S. East Coast a quarter century ago is scheduled to be executed Thursday evening. Gary Ray Bowles, 57, is set to receive a lethal injection at Florida State Prison in Stark. → Read More

Detectives: 1994 technology slowed search for serial killer

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - It wasn't hard for Daytona Beach police to figure out who killed John Hardy Roberts in March 1994: Gary Ray Bowles left a probation document at the scene and also was caught on an ATM camera trying to withdraw money from Roberts' account. He later confessed. What proved more difficult was capturing him, something they were unable to do until after five other men in three… → Read More

Florida set to execute serial killer Gary Ray Bowles on Thursday

Bowles began his killing rampage in March 1994 and ended it eight months later with the murder of Walter Hinton, his sixth and last known victim, prosecutors said. → Read More

Victim of 1994 serial killings remembered as execution nears

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Milton Bradley was a 72-year-old World War II Navy veteran living in Savannah, Georgia, in May 1994 when he met Gary Ray Bowles, a serial killer who had already taken the lives of two men and was looking for his next victim. Bradley had suffered a severe head injury when his ship sank in the Pacific Ocean, and later had a partial lobotomy. He was well known around… → Read More