By ERIC TUCKER and MIKE SCHNEIDERAssociated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Orlando gunman Omar Mateen apparently made a series of Facebook posts before and during his attack on a gay nightclub, raging against the “filthy ways of the west” and blaming the U.S. for the deaths of “innocent women and children,” according to a Senate

5 Things to Know in Florida for June 16

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By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. FRIENDS MOURN NEBRASKA BOY’S KILLING BY GATOR AT DISNEY RESORT The family of the 2-year-old boy killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World lives in an upscale neighborhood in the Omaha, Nebraska, community of
BUTLER, Mo. (AP) – A Missouri sheriff says he’s waiving fees for the rest of June for residents seeking concealed carry permits after last weekend’s nightclub massacre in Florida. Bates County Sheriff Chad Anderson announced the move Monday on the department’s official Facebook page. The county has charged residents $100 for their first five-year permit
Verizon Communications’ mobile coverage in Florida is experiencing outages, officials report. Florida residents who use Verizon’s services currently have no mobile service. Download app: iOS | Android Recent reports of outages have been reported in Washington, New York, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Baltimore and Los Angeles. Verizon Communications has not made a statement as to what is