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Debate starts over how to use billions for Fla. environment

February 23, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After years of deep cuts to environmental programs, Florida voters last November overwhelmingly approved Amendment 1, which earmarked billions for conservation. more »»

Alex Rodriguez reports to Yankees following drug suspension

February 23, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez has reported to the New York Yankees following a season-long suspension, arriving three days ahead of schedule.

Rodriguez arrived shortly before 1 p.m. more »»

Appeals court rejects lawsuit sparked by Florida Gov. Scott

February 23, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida appeals court is throwing out a lawsuit challenging a law that lets elected officials place their assets in a blind trust. more »»

Census data: Florida homeownership declined in past decade

February 23, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida had one of the largest declines in homeownership in the nation during the past decade, according to new figures released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau. more »»

Census data: Florida home ownership declined in past decade

February 23, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida had one of the largest declines in homeownership in the nation during the past decade.

New figures released Monday by the U.S. more »»

Over 100 report bright lights as meteor falls over Florida

February 23, 2015

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Over 100 people reported seeing bright lights in the sky and hearing a window-rattling boom as a meteor fell over northeast Florida. more »»

Body in submerged car likely is missing Florida woman

February 23, 2015

BRANDON, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say they've tentatively identified a body found in a car pulled from a Tampa Bay-area lake as a woman who's been missing for over a week. more »»

Darden names interim CEO Lee to post permanently

February 23, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Darden Restaurants Inc. has named interim CEO Eugene I. Lee Jr. to the post on a permanent basis. more »»

UF wants to set rules for student, faculty relationships

February 23, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The University of Florida's new president says it's time to clarify rules regarding romantic relationships between students and faculty. more »»

Haitian singer recovers in Florida after Carnival accident

February 23, 2015

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Haitian singer is recovering in South Florida from burns he suffered when his Carnival float touched a power line. more »»

Wisconsin man critically injured in Florida dispute

February 23, 2015

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a northern Wisconsin man is in critical condition after being shot in the head during a dispute over marijuana in Florida. more »»

5 Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 23

February 23, 2015

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

No one picks all 5 winning numbers in Fantasy 5 game

February 23, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — No "Fantasy 5" player selected all five winning numbers, but 251 tickets matching four numbers won $555 each. more »»

Gainesville votes to move toward synthetic drug ban

February 23, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Gainesville wants to rid the city of synthetic drugs like "spice" and bath salts after dozens of people were hospitalized last year after ingesting the substances. more »»

Florida flight schools see interest jump amid pilot shortage

February 23, 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Flight schools in South Florida are reporting a spike in interest and applications.

The region is a top flight training hub because of its weather. more »»

New York businessman guilty in Florida kickback scheme

February 23, 2015

MIAMI (AP) — The co-founder of a New York computer services company has pleaded guilty to participating in an illegal kickback scheme in South Florida. more »»

NY sex offender ruling sparks discussion of law's real value

February 23, 2015

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A court ruling in New York last week about where sex offenders may live has rekindled a debate over whether such laws really work to protect children. more »»

Ford sweeps 4 season openers at Daytona, including the 500

February 23, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Out of beer and still wanting more, Ford executive Jamie Allison starting licking his arm outside victory lane. more »»

 
 
 

 

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