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Shelters Opening, Evacuation Notices Posted Ahead Of Hurricane Michael

North Florida and the Big Bend is expected to start feeling the impact of Hurricane Michael today, with the brunt of the storm expected Wednesday. Michael is presently a Category 2 storm and is expected to strengthen into a Category 3 when it comes ashore somewhere in the region.

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Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, marking two weeks before Florida’s deadline to register. Those interested can get registered at a number of locations throughout the day.

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There’s now another case of the West Nile Virus in Bay County, bringing the total to five.

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Governor Rick Scott says Florida is putting an additional $2.2 million  toward combating red tide. The funding will go to Mote Marine Laboratory to develop new technology.

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Andrew Gillum / Ron DeSantis

The latest attacks in Florida’s gubernatorial race come from online. Florida Republicans and the democratic nominee have both launched attack websites.

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More than 1,000 feet of Tallahassee's College Avenue will be turned into a gigantic water slide this Saturday, Sept. 29. It will be a Cancer Society fundraiser as well as a tribute to a local cancer victim.

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Around 100 volunteers were helping out in Tallahassee's largest public garden Saturday (9/22) morning.

Former Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Secretary Christy Daly
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The former head of Florida’s juvenile justice system has a new job. After four years at the helm of DJJ, Christy Daly left her post at the end of last month. The following is some of the highs and lows of her tenure.

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The last day to harvest bay scallops for the year in certain areas of the state is Monday.

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Gubernatorial candidates from both parties this week debuted their education platforms to Florida voters. Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum stand ideologically opposed on many fronts – like school choice and how to fund a teacher pay increase.

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Plaintiffs in a lawsuit are asking the Florida Supreme Court to uphold a lower court’s ruling that struck three amendments from the ballot.

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A Soyuz rocket booster failed during the launch of a capsule carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin Thursday, forcing officials to abort their mission. The capsule made a "ballistic landing" and rescue teams recovered the pair, who are reportedly in "good condition," NASA says.

Hague and Ovchinin launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:40 a.m. ET, heading to join the crew of the International Space Station. But more than a minute after launch, their Soyuz MS-10's booster failed.

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