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New Florida House speaker sends legislators to school

December 4, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran is sending state legislators to "legislator universit. more »»

Zoo Miami celebrates birth of 50th giraffe

December 4, 2016

MIAMI (AP) — A nearly 6-foot tall 138 pound giraffe has been born at Zoo Miami. more »»

Florida restocking Lake Apopka with 1 million bass

December 4, 2016

LAKE APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — Long before Bryan Nelson's family moved to Central Florida to grow roses, his grandfather journeyed often from South Carolina to fish in Lake Apopka. more »»

Venice woman creates career, and company, in manufacturing

December 4, 2016

VENICE, Fla. (AP) — The Great Recession left Joanne Wood-Ellison in need of a new career.

It took collars and leashes to pull her out of that slump. more »»

Rents for office space in Florida is up almost 10 percent

December 4, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Rents for Class A office space in Florida is up almost 10 percent over last year. more »»

Buzz Aldrin: Altitude sickness forced South Pole evacuation

December 4, 2016

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Buzz Aldrin said he was evacuated from the South Pole last week because he became short of breath and began showing signs of altitude sickness. more »»

Authorities: Florida man killed himself before deputy fired

December 3, 2016

BRANDON, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say that a man shot and killed himself in a Wal-Mart parking lot right before a deputy fired at hi. more »»

Florida restaurant to GOP club: Go someplace else

December 3, 2016

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Southwest Florida sports bar and restaurant is asking a Republican club to hold its meetings somewhere else. more »»

Remains believed to be those of missing Indiana woman

December 3, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say remains found in Tennessee are believed to be those of an Indiana woman who disappeared in Florida and whose estranged husband was arrested in Louisville. more »»

Florida International University student shot and killed

December 3, 2016

SWEETWATER, Fla. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a Florida International University student near the campus.

WSVN-TV reported Saturday (http://bit. more »»

Payroll data show gulf in pay between men and women at UF

December 3, 2016

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — New payroll data show that only eight women are among the top 100 highest-paid faculty members at the University of Florida. more »»

Attorney wants co-pilot's alcohol-related charge dismissed

December 3, 2016

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer is asking a judge to dismiss a federal charge against a charter airline co-pilot accused of being drunk before a flight in northern Michigan. more »»

Florida wants to fine city $820,000 for sewage spills

December 3, 2016

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — State authorities are proposing to fine the city of St. Petersburg nearly a million dollars due to spills from its aging sewage system. more »»

Police: 'Postal Grinch' caught opening post office packages

December 3, 2016

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is being accused of being a Christmas Grinch after authorities say he broke into a post office and tried to steal packages. more »»

Chief-of-staff for indicted US Rep. wants separate trial

December 3, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The chief-of-staff for U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown wants to be tried on fraud charges separately from his boss.

The Florida Times-Union reported (http://bit. more »»

Florida deputy shoots man in Wal-Mart parking lot

December 3, 2016

BRANDON, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida are investigating after a man was shot by a Florida deputy sheriff in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart store.

Col. more »»

A Castro legacy: Cuban-Americans' hefty clout in US politics

December 3, 2016

MIAMI (AP) — Cuban-Americans carry hefty political clout in the United States: They more frequently than any other Latinos. They have a strong presence in Washington with three senators. more »»

Fertilizer company announces new water testing plan in Polk

December 3, 2016

MULBERRY, Fla. (AP) — The Mosaic Co. more »»

 
 
 

 

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