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Jim Turner is a reporter for the News Service of Florida, a wire service to which WUFT News subscribes.

Bracy Eyes Additional Compensation For College Athletes

Sen. Randolph Bracy wants to expand the playing field on proposals that would allow college athletes in Florida to get paid for endorsements. While lawmakers have not started debating a series of endorsement proposals, Bracy, an Orlando Democrat who played basketball at the College of William & Mary, outlined plans …

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Florida Shifts Into Dorian Assistance Mode

Florida emergency management efforts shifted Thursday from storm preparation to providing assistance as Hurricane Dorian, after devastating the Bahamas and skirting Florida’s East Coast, threatened to cause heavy damage in the Carolinas.

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Tolls Lifted As Devastating Dorian Remains A Threat

Tolls were suspended Sunday on Florida’s Turnpike and other roads in South Florida and Central Florida, as local mandatory evacuation orders started and large portions of the state’s East Coast continued to face threats from catastrophic Hurricane Dorian. With Dorian churning westward Sunday afternoon less than a couple of hundred …

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Dorian Could Deliver Major Hit To Florida

Floridians, particularly those along the East Coast, are being told to prepare for a major hurricane that could hit the state during the Labor Day weekend. The storm, which remained named Tropical Storm Dorian on Wednesday, is projected to reach the state Sunday or Monday as a potential major hurricane, …

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