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Fla. Gov. abandons tough talk from 2010 campaign

September 14, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott ran as a tea party conservative in 2010, but he has softened his tone in office.

Four years ago, he vowed to cut government spending and debt. more »»

Florida Lotto jackpot rises to $26 million

September 14, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The jackpot in the Florida Lotto game has grown to $26 million after no one matched the six winning numbers in the latest drawing, lottery officials said Sunday. more »»

2 Fantasy 5 player win $126,401.26 jackpot

September 14, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two "Fantasy 5" game players have selected all five winning numbers to split a jackpot worth $126,401.26. more »»

50 dogs, 11 cats taken from Jacksonville house

September 14, 2014

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Animal care officials confiscated 50 dogs and 11 cats from a Jacksonville woman's home after she became overwhelmed by them. more »»

Reward increase for info on death of law professor

September 14, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Big Bend Crime Stoppers has announced the reward for information leading to an arrest in the death of a Florida State law professor has been increased to $25,000. more »»

Coalition to push for solar energy in Florida

September 14, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Solar proponents say a new coalition that will push for increased use of renewable energy in Florida.

The Tampa Bay Times reports (http://bit. more »»

All Aboard Florida choses Siemens to build cars

September 14, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A proposed private passenger rail line with plans to eventually run from Miami to Orlando has chosen a company to manufacture its passenger cars. more »»

Florida attorney makes $8M, pays little tax

September 14, 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida attorney who earned more than $8 million over a decade's time didn't file his tax returns and is now heading to federal priso. more »»

Sending the dead back to the land, naturally

September 14, 2014

MICANOPY, Fla. more »»

Phosphates past being reduced to rubble

September 14, 2014

MULBERRY, Fla. (AP) — Piece by piece, remnants of Florida's phosphate mining roots are collapsing into rubble. more »»

When sinkholes open, they can swallow fortunes

September 14, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Solid ground isn't always a certainty. Sinkholes can lurk anywhere, beneath suburban homes, city streets or even football stadiums and museums. more »»

Florida GOP makes final push for Gov. Scott

September 13, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Buoyed by a significant cash advantage and polls that show Go. more »»

Florida fires 13 prison employees in crackdown

September 13, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — State prison officials did some major house cleaning this week, firing a total of 13 people, in the wake of widespread abuse allegations. more »»

Doral mayor: Miss Universe coming to South Florida

September 13, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — Bring on the beauties. The Doral City Council is giving its stamp of approval to host the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant.

On Friday, the council authorized a $. more »»

Walmart developer faces Florida environmentalists

September 13, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — The Palm Beach developer who wants to build a Walmart store on an area containing an endangered forest faced his opponents for the first tim. more »»

La. Gov. Jindal helping out Florida GOP

September 13, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is helping Florida Republicans focused on trying to get Gov. Rick Scott re-elected. more »»

Florida fires 11 prison employees in crackdown

September 13, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — State prison officials did some major house cleaning this week in the wake of abuse allegations. more »»

5 things about treasure hunter turned fugitive

September 13, 2014

For more than two years, the U.S. Marshals Service has been on the hunt for Tommy Thompson, an oceanic engineer and treasure hunter who is now a wanted federal fugitive. more »»

Feds chase treasure hunter turned fugitive

September 13, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of the last times anyone ever saw Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eye glasses, leather shoes, black socks and... more »»

 
 

 

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