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Today’s top stories
• Body camera footage released Friday shows the confessed Parkland shooter in the moments after police captured him near Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (Sun Sentinel)
• The high-profile trial begins today for a man accused of dropping his daughter into Tampa Bay from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in 2015. (Tampa Bay Times)
• Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried wants more help in her office to process background checks for concealed-carry licenses. (WFSU)
• Friday marked the one-year anniversary of the deadly bridge collapse at Florida International University. (WLRN)
• Public Education Capital Outlay, better known as PECO, funds are expected to decrease in the next fiscal year, leaving less money available to Florida’s universities, state colleges, public schools and charter schools. (Florida Politics)
• “If you’re a medical cannabis company, you want to be around other medical facilities because that’s what it is; it’s a medicine.” Gainesville is poised to become a key location for the growth of Florida’s medical marijuana industry. (Gainesville Sun)
• The Florida Gators men’s basketball team earned a spot in this year’s NCAA tournament, and its first game is Thursday at 6:50 p.m. (The Alligator)
• A new report suggests Orlando is now the worst metro area in the country for those seeking affordable housing. (Orlando Weekly)
• Car hits fire hydrant. Fire hydrant causes sinkhole. Car sinks into hole. And at the end of that sequence in Summerfield, state troopers arrested the driver on a DUI charge. (Ocala Star-Banner)
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