Among the stories for Saturday from the Florida AP:
PENSACOLA — Florida Fish and Wildlife commissioners are considering how to protect the state's deer population from a deadly, mad cow-like disease. Meeting in Pensacola early Friday, the commissioners heard from experts about Chronic Wasting Disease. Florida is one of only seven states where the disease has not been found. State regulators want a ban that would prohibit owners of deer farms and hunting preserves from importing deer from other states.
MIAMI — The cable spy drama "Burn Notice" is coming to an end, but it's certainly not being burned itself. The USA Network series — still strong in the ratings and popular with fans after seven seasons — gets a big finale next Thursday. Set and filmed almost entirely in South Florida, the series has centered on the exploits of superspy Michael Westen, who was framed for crimes he didn't commit, unceremoniously kicked out of the CIA and dumped in his hometown of Miami.
CAPE CANAVERAL — NASA is headed back to the moon, this time to explore its thin atmosphere and rough dust. The robotic spacecraft LADEE (pronounced LA'-dee), will fly to the moon by way of Virginia's Eastern Shore. Liftoff is set for late Friday night from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility.
SANFORD — George Zimmerman's wife, Shellie, said she stood by her man "through everything" but once he was acquitted of murder charges in the 2012 shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin, he left her with "a bunch of pieces of broken glass." Zimmerman, who filed for divorce from George Zimmerman on Thursday, told ABC's "Good Morning America" in an interview aired Friday that her husband is selfish. In the interview, she said her husband only stayed in their house three or four nights since the trial ended in July and that they even tried counseling but she moved out Aug. 13. "I have a selfish husband and I think George is all about George," she said.
HOME INVASIONS-ASSAULT — The University of South Florida is warning students to be alert after a series of overnight home invasions and sexual assaults near the campus
NEVER QUIT CHALLENGE— Six personal watercraft piloted by elite combat veterans, have departed Key West on a 1,600-mile voyage up America's east coast.
PATROL CAR-CRASH — A woman faces DUI charges after hitting a Florida Highway Patrol car on an Interstate 4 exit ramp near Tampa.
GIRL DIES — An 8-year-old has died days after being pulled motionless from a Jacksonville subdivision's community swimming pool on Labor Day.
CORNELL-BUSH — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will speak next month at Cornell University. Cornell officials say Bush will join State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher for an event on education on Oct. 24.
TERROR ATTACK TRAINING — The heavily armed gang of anti-government militants came to Port Everglades by boat intending to steal weapons and ammunition, but ended up in a firefight with SWAT teams after taking hostages.
STATE UNIVERSITY-CHANCELLOR — A top Florida official in the state's university system is likely to be selected as interim chancellor.
MEDICARE FRAUD — The owners of a defunct South Florida health care company have pleaded guilty in a $20 million Medicare fraud scheme.
PATIENTS SWIM WITH DOLPHINS — Six patients with spinal cord injuries will get to swim with dolphins in the Florida Keys.
— Tallahassee, Brendan Farrington, 850-224-1211 (office), 850-224-2099 (fax)
— Pensacola, Melissa Nelson, 850-438-4951 (office), 850-438-0720 (fax).
— Tampa, Tamara Lush, 727-823-4721 (office), 727-821-2931(fax).
— Orlando, Mike Schneider, 407-425-4547 (office), 407-648-8011 (fax).
— West Palm Beach, Kelli Kennedy, 561-832-3466 (office).
The AP, Miami