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News stories impacting Florida.

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a challenge to a Florida law that bars people from openly carrying firearms in public, ending a case that started nearly six years ago when a man was arrested in St. Lucie County.

CSX Train Carrying Molten Sulfur Derails In Polk County

Nov 27, 2017
Polk County Fire Rescue

Four train cars that were carrying molten sulfur are among those that derailed near Lakeland, Fla., early Monday, prompting emergency officials to warn local residents to stay indoors and close their windows. Several cars are believed to have leaked.

Jesse Romimora / flgov.com

Gov. Rick Scott is asking that a Florida Supreme Court justice be disqualified from ruling on a case focused on whether Scott has the authority to appoint three new justices before leaving office in early 2019.

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With regulators poised to take up the issue in January, the Sierra Club is challenging the need for a new Florida Power & Light plant in Broward County.  

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will keep its Hurricane Irma disaster recovery center at Florida State College at Jacksonville open a few more days.

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Florida's $2.5 billion request for federal disaster relief for its agriculture industry after Hurricane Irma might not be enough.

Gov. Rick Scott Says Roy Moore Should Exit Alabama's U.S. Senate Race

Nov 16, 2017
Associated Press and flgov.com

Gov. Rick Scott said Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, accused of sexually inappropriate behavior with girls as young as 14, should drop out of the race, according to the Austin American-Statesman newspaper.

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A statue of civil-rights leader and educator Mary McLeod Bethune is getting support in both chambers of the Legislature as a replacement for a Confederate general who has long represented Florida in the U.S. Capitol.

Supreme Court To Hear Florida First Amendment Case

Nov 13, 2017
Fane Lozman / Via WLRN

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up a First Amendment case stemming from the arrest of a frequent government critic as he spoke during a South Florida city council meeting.

Florida's University System Looks For Construction Money

Nov 13, 2017
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The Florida Board of Governors has agreed to ask lawmakers for $228 million in university-system construction projects and $48.6 million for maintenance in the next state budget.

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