- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Florida. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Miami bureau at 305-594-5825 or [email protected] Ian Mader is the news editor and can be reached at [email protected] Freida Frisaro is on the desk and can be reached at [email protected] A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



ORLANDO - Attorney General Loretta Lynch is visiting Orlando to meet with prosecutors, first responders and families of the victims of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The trip Tuesday comes as the Justice Department continues investigating the June 12 massacre at the Pulse nightclub, in which 49 people died and dozens were wounded. By Erick Tucker and Mike Schneider. SENT: 622 words, with AP photos, AP Video. UPCOMING: 800 words from meeting at 2:15 EDT.


ATLANTA - A federal appeals court re-hears arguments in a lawsuit challenging Florida’s law restricting what doctors can ask patients about guns. The court agreed in February to reconsider previous rulings by divided three-member panels upholding the law. By Kate Brumback. UPCOMING: 600 words. Developing from 8:30 a.m. hearing.


BOSTON - Time could be running out for Massachusetts prosecutors seeking to put a teenager on trial for encouraging her boyfriend to take his own life by sending him dozens of text messages and telling him to “get back in” a truck filled with carbon monoxide fumes. By Denise Lavoie. SENT: 688 words with AP Photos.


MIAMI - Lennar delivered more homes and at higher prices during its second quarter, exceeding expectations that Wall Street had for the nation’s second-largest homebuilder. SENT: 318 words with AP Photos.


FRANK OCEAN-ORLANDO - Frank Ocean is offering an emotional reflection more than a week after the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, left 49 dead and dozens more wounded.

BEAR ON THE LOOSE - Police officers have spotted a black bear that’s been running loose in a Florida neighborhood. Tampa police said in a news release that an officer spotted the bear while responding to an unrelated call in a quiet, residential neighborhood about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

INTERSTATE 95 CLOSED-FIRE - The Florida Highway Patrol has closed Interstate 95 in both directors near Daytona Beach because of low visibility due to a brush fire. Troopers said in a news release that traffic is being detoured in the area on Tuesday morning.

TEEN ARRESTED-SHOOTING - A Tampa teen faces multiple charges after police say he fatally shot a 17-year-old and injured a 14-year-old boy during an argument over stolen property. Tampa police said in a news release that the shooting happened Monday evening in Ybor City.

FATHER-DAUGHTER-RAPE CHARGE - Authorities have arrested a Calhoun County man they say raped and impregnated his daughter.

KARATE INSTRUCTOR-CHILD SEX SOLICITATION - Authorities have arrested a karate instructor they say solicited an 11-year-old boy for sex.

WIFE SLAYING - A South Florida man faces a mandatory life sentence for killing his estranged wife.

YOUTH PASTOR ARRESTED - A Tampa youth pastor is facing sexual battery charges after authorities say he had sex with an underage girl.

The AP, Miami.

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