News Minute: Here is the latest Florida news from The Associated - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

News Minute: Here is the latest Florida news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - After a massive restoration effort, most of Florida has power 10 days after Hurricane Irma knocked out electricity to nearly two-thirds of the state. Experts say improvements made to the power grid since Hurricane Wilma 12 years ago have meant less time for people waiting for their power to come back on.

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in Florida say an inmate has died after leaping from a moving bus while he was being returned to a prison that was evacuated ahead of Hurricane Irma. Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Mark Wysocky tells the SunSentinel that 23-year-old Camilo Quintero jumped from an emergency exit window of a bus as it traveled on Florida's Turnpike on Monday. He landed in the roadway and was taken to Delray Beach Medical Center where he died on Tuesday.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - Florida officials have suspended the license of a nursing home that had nine patients die after Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning. The Agency for Health Care Administration said Wednesday that it suspended the license of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Florida sheriff's deputy is accused of stealing cash, credit cards and a wallet from a crime scene. Orange County Sheriff's Capt. Angelo Nieves tells local news outlets that Deputy Joseph Suheil Haddad was arrested Tuesday following an internal affairs investigation found that he'd used the credit cards illegally.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly

1100 Banyan Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Raycom Media. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.