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The Associated Press

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Past articles by Jason:

Trump's move to redefine water rule threatens wetlands banks

GAINESVILLE — A private firm is making big money selling promises about some gator-infested Florida swampland.The Panther Island Mitigation Bank → Read More

Trump's move to redefine water rule threatens wetlands banks

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — On the western edge of the Florida Everglades sits 4 square miles (10 square kilometers) of gator-infested swampland, and a private firm is making big money selling it off.The Panther Island Mitigation Bank isn't another Florida land boondoggle, but rather is part of a federal system designed to restore wetlands across the United States. Panther Island's owners preserved one… → Read More

Trump's move to redefine water rule threatens wetlands banks

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - On the western edge of the Florida Everglades sits 4 square miles (10 square kilometers) of gator-infested swampland, and a private firm is making big money selling it off. The Panther Island Mitigation Bank isn't another Florida land boondoggle, but rather is part of a federal system designed to restore wetlands across the United States. Panther Island's owners… → Read More

Gregory Hill Jr. case: Jury confused by instructions in 4-cent award to family

Gregory Hill Jr.'s fiancee called the verdict a "slap in the face," and the family's lawyer is preparing an appeal. → Read More

Jury awards 4 cents to family of Florida man killed by deputy

Jurors who awarded only 4 cents to the family of a black man fatally shot in his home by a deputy expressed confusion about the court's instructions as they struggled to reach a verdict. → Read More

Jury awards 4 cents to family of Florida man killed by deputy

Jurors who awarded only 4 cents to the family of a black man fatally shot in his home by a deputy expressed confusion about the court's instructions as they struggled to reach a verdict. → Read More

Jury awards 4 cents to family of Florida man killed by deputy

Jurors who awarded only 4 cents to the family of a black man fatally shot in his home by a deputy expressed confusion about the court's instructions as they struggled to reach a verdict. → Read More

Jury awards 4 cents to family of Florida man killed by deputy

Jurors who awarded only 4 cents to the family of a black man fatally shot in his home by a deputy expressed confusion about the court's instructions as they struggled to reach a verdict. → Read More

Parkland seniors balance grief, activism as graduation nears

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - When a gunman killed 17 people at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February, senior Chris Grady was slogging through his final few weeks before reporting for duty in the Army. The slight, wavy-haired 19-year-old wanted to do his small part to protect troops fighting overseas, he said. But now bullets were tearing through his own suburban Florida school. As… → Read More

UF-designed 'Skim Reaper' fights ATM, gas pump thefts

The “Skim Reaper” is a credit-card thin gadget that slides into card reader slots and can easily and quickly detect if an ATM or gas pump has been compromised. → Read More

NYPD tests new tool that detects credit card skimmers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Patrick Traynor, a cybersecurity expert, was in New York in February working with police to help identify a way to detect credit card skimmers on ATMs when he got a financial fraud alert: his own information had been stolen while he was in town. It wasn't the first time. In five years he'd had his personal information stolen by credit card skimmers - devices illegally… → Read More

Man who shot 2 deputies in Florida was mystery to neighbors

The two Florida deputies were having lunch at a Chinese restaurant on Thursday when the 58-year-old man killed them, and then himself. → Read More

Man who shot 2 deputies in Florida was mystery to neighbors

TRENTON, Fla. (AP) - A man who investigators say killed two sheriff's deputies in rural north Florida was a mystery figure in the small agricultural community rocked by the shooting. John Hubert Highnote, 58, had bought a house on a quiet, tree-lined dirt road outside of the tiny town of Bell in 2010, but didn't speak to neighbors and wasn't familiar at the few restaurants or shops on Main… → Read More

Man who shot 2 deputies in Florida was mystery to neighbors

TRENTON, Fla. (AP) - A man who investigators say killed two sheriff's deputies in rural north Florida was a mystery figure in the small agricultural community rocked by the shooting. → Read More

Man who shot 2 deputies in Florida was mystery to neighbors

A man who investigators say killed two sheriff's deputies in rural north Florida was a mystery figure in the small agricultural community rocked by the shooting. John Hubert Highnote, 58, had bought a house on a quiet, tree-lined dirt road outside of the tiny town of Bell in 2010, but... → Read More

Authorities say motive in deputies' murders may never be known

Investigators in north Florida say they may never know why a man - a recluse from a rural farm community who rarely ventured into town - killed two sheriff's deputies while they sat in a Chinese restaurant. → Read More

Authorities say motive in deputy killings may never be known

TRENTON, Fla. (AP) - Investigators in Florida say they may never know why a man - a recluse from a rural farm community who rarely ventured into town - killed two sheriff's deputies while they sat in a Chinese restaurant. John Hubert Highnote, 58, of Bell casually walked into the restaurant, went up to the Gilchrest County deputies and fired at them. He then went into his car and killed himself.… → Read More

Authorities say motive in deputy killings may never be known

TRENTON, Fla. (AP) - Investigators in Florida say they may never know why a man - a recluse from a rural farm community who rarely ventured into town - killed two sheriff's deputies while they sat in a Chinese restaurant. John Hubert Highnote, 58, of Bell casually walked into the restaurant, went up to the Gilchrest County deputies and fired at them. He then went into his car and killed himself.… → Read More

Two deputies slain at Florida restaurant: 'We may never have an answer'

Investigators in Florida say they may never know why a man killed two sheriff's deputies while they sat in a Chinese restaurant. → Read More

Authorities say motive in deputy killings may never be known

Investigators in Florida say they may never know why a man - a recluse from a rural farm community who rarely ventured into town - killed two sheriff's deputies while they sat in a Chinese... → Read More