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Boy dies after being pulled from apartment pool

May 25, 2017

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — A 6-year-old boy appears to have drowned in an apartment complex pool in Florid. more »»

2 southwest Florida cities among nation's fastest-growing

May 25, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two southwest Florida cities were among the nation's fastest-growing last year.

The U.S. more »»

Deputy charged with evidence tampering fired

May 25, 2017

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida deputy charged with evidence tampering to help another deputy has been fired.

The Herald-Tribune (https://goo. more »»

TSA tests screening larger electronic devices separately

May 24, 2017

Travelers at some U.S. airports are being asked to place electronic devices bigger than a cellphone in separate bins so that they can be examined more closely. more »»

Liquor wall staying up in Florida after Gov. Scott's veto

May 24, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is vetoing a bill that would tear down the state's liquor wall. more »»

Trump wants $108M for deeper ports; Corps adds $56M boost

May 24, 2017

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — President Donald Trump wants $108 million to help two U.. more »»

Florida agency's undercover gator farm leads to 9 arrests

May 24, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An alligator farm set up by Florida wildlife officials uncovered illegal alligator hunts and the sale of about 10,000 illegally harvested alligator egg. more »»

Tattooed 'Joker' accused of pointing gun at traffic

May 24, 2017

MIAMI (AP) — Police in Florida have managed to arrest the Joker without Batman's help following reports of a green-haired man with tattoos on his face pointing a gun at traffi. more »»

Canadian door maker plans 50-job expansion in Mississippi

May 24, 2017

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Canadian company will spend $1 million to expand its Mississippi door factory, adding 50 employees.

Renin Corp. more »»

Warrant issued for Bikram founder beset by legal woes

May 24, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California judge has issued an arrest warrant for the founder of Bikram yoga, who's been ordered to hand over proceeds from his global fitness business to satisfy a $6. more »»

Florida editorial roundup

May 24, 2017

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers:


May 18

The Tampa Bay Times on a new homestead exemption:

The impact of the Florida Legislature's foolish attempt to cut taxe... more »»

5 Things to Know in Florida for May 25

May 24, 2017

MIAMI (AP) — Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. more »»

Sister: Brother's shooter 'sick and twisted'

May 24, 2017

The sister of a man fatally shot by his roommate said Wednesday that she believed her brother was staying with his friend — an avowed neo-Nazi — because her brother need an inexpensive place to... more »»

Fox moves to dismiss lawsuit by ex-host Andrea Tantaros

May 24, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel asked a federal court on Wednesday to throw out a lawsuit by former host Andrea Tantaros, saying her claims that "sock puppet" Twitter accounts were set up to... more »»

Secret Service budget asks for $25M to protect Trump Tower

May 24, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is asking for more money to protect President Donald Trump's signature New York skyscraper, add hundreds of new Secret Service agents and strengthen... more »»

The Latest: Sister: brother's shooter 'sick and twisted'

May 24, 2017

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Latest in the case of a man accused of slaying roommates who he said were neo-Nazis who disparaged his Islamic faith (all times local):

1:30 p.. more »»

How Florida prosecutes _ or not _ accidental child shootings

May 24, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Across the nation, 152 children under 12 were accidentally shot and killed, by either self-inflicted gunshot wounds or by another child, from 2014 through 2016. more »»

Zika hit Florida months before infections found, study says

May 24, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — New research suggests Zika began spreading in Florida mosquitoes about three months before infections were detected in the Miami area last summer. more »»

Facetime cracks a crime: Deputy video-calls stolen cellphone

May 24, 2017

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A quick-thinking Florida sheriff's deputy used Facetime to track down a stolen cellphone. more »»



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