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US sees surge in Cuban rafters aiming for Florida

August 15, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — Coast Guard officials and social workers are seeing many more Cubans risk their lives on homemade rafts to reach the U.S. this year. more »»

SeaWorld plans bigger killer whale environments

August 15, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Stung by criticism of its treatment of killer whales, SeaWorld said Friday that it will build new, larger environments at its theme parks and will fund additional research on the... more »»

Feds may ban removal of dogfish fins at sea

August 15, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal regulators are considering changing interstate fishery laws to prevent fishermen from removing fins from spiny dogfish before they're brought ashore. more »»

8 arrested in Miami during walk for Missouri teen

August 15, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — Eight people have been arrested as dozens gathered in downtown Miami to protest the death of a black teen shot by a police officer in Missouri. more »»

Florida's unemployment rate remains unchanged

August 15, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's unemployment rate continues to remain the same as it has been for most of the year. more »»

Man killed during robbery at Jacksonville home

August 15, 2014

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Police say a robbery turned fatal inside a Jacksonville home when the would-be victim shot the intruder. more »»

SeaWorld plans new killer whale environments

August 15, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — SeaWorld says will build new, larger environments for killer whales at its theme parks, and will fund additional research on the animals along with programs to protect ocean healt... more »»

Couple run up $10,000 tab at Palm Beach hotel

August 15, 2014

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida couple spent a luxurious night at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, using fake names and a stolen credit card.

The Palm Beach Post (http://bit. more »»

3 Fantasy 5 players win $67,095.47 jackpot

August 15, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Three "Fantasy 5" game players selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $67,095.47. more »»

Man dies in wrong-way crash on I-275 in Tampa

August 15, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says Interstate 275 in Tampa is now open following a fatal, wrong-way crash.

The crash happened about 2:30 a.m. Friday near Dr. more »»

Brevard clerk warns residents of court scams

August 15, 2014

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — The Brevard County Clerk of Courts is warning residents of a scam involving emails regarding missed court dates or jury duty. more »»

5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 15

August 15, 2014

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Frida. more »»

New chief judge selected in 4th Judicial Circuit

August 15, 2014

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Circuit Judge Mark Mahon will become the new chief judge for the Jacksonville-based 4th Judicial Circuit.

The results of a secret ballot were announced Thursday. more »»

Guantanamo Public Memory Project comes to Miami

August 15, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — A history project featuring people who worked or were held at the U.S. naval base in Cuba has arrived in Miami. more »»

Coca-Cola gives $1.5 million for citrus research

August 15, 2014

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Coca-Cola Co. says it will give an additional $1.5 million contribution to finance citrus greening research over the next three year. more »»

Florida granted 1-year No Child Left Behind waiver

August 15, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Obama administration is granting Florida a one-year extension of its No Child Left Behind waiver. more »»

Florida's new unemployment numbers due out

August 15, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — New jobless numbers are due out and will show whether the state's unemployment rate is still higher than the national rat. more »»

 
 

 

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