News stories impacting Florida.

A federal judge ordered a one-day extension in Florida's voter registration deadline and seemed ready to consider a longer delay against the backdrops of the recovery from Hurricane Matthew and one of the most heated presidential races in decades.

Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

Update: 4:26 p.m. Tuesday: Evacuation orders could be issued later Tuesday for parts of Florida ahead of Hurricane Matthew.


A law named after a St. Augustine murder victim will go into effect Saturday. Carl’s Law increases penalties when crime victims have disabilities. It’s named for Carl Starke, who had autism. 

Project: Cold Case

An advocate for cold-case murder victims from Jacksonville recently joined a special statewide task force to examine unsolved cases.


Ryan Backmann traveled to Miami last week for his first meeting.


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TALLAHASSEE — Eliminating the state's no-fault auto insurance system could save average Florida motorists 9.6 percent on their liability-coverage packages, or about $81 a year per car, according to a study released Wednesday by the state.