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5 Things to Know in Florida for March 24

March 23, 2017

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

House passes bill that gives terrorism victims right to sue

March 23, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida House members have passed a bill that would give individuals injured by an act of terrorism the right to sue for damages. more »»

Official: Evacuees return after fire caused by burning books

March 23, 2017

BRYCEVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Forest Service officials are letting residents return to their homes after a man burning some books started a 700-acre brush fire. more »»

Florida moves ahead with fix to vote-by-mail ballot law

March 23, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Legislature is moving ahead with a fix to the state's vote-by-mail ballot law that a federal judge called "illogical and bizarre. more »»

Delta flight returns to Cincinnati due to 'smoky odor'

March 23, 2017

HEBRON, Ky. (AP) — A Delta flight from Cincinnati to Orlando, Florida, went back to the airport after a smoky odor was detected in the back of the plane. more »»

'Whiskey and Wheaties Bill' narrowly passes Florida Senate

March 23, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The liquor wall is closer to coming down in Florida. more »»

Man charged with tricking teens into online sex acts

March 23, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man has been charged with blackmailing five teenage girls to pose nude and engage in sexual conduct on web camera. more »»

Florida House signs off on plan to hand oil spill money

March 23, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida may finally hand out millions of dollars given to the state for damages related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. more »»

Florida House votes again to repeal red light cameras

March 23, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House is trying again this year to end the use of red-light cameras in the state, but it's not clear if the proposal will become law. more »»

The Latest: Jewish leaders welcome arrest of threat suspect

March 23, 2017

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israeli police saying they have arrested a Jewish Israeli man who is the prime suspect behind a wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers and other... more »»

Wildlife agency phases out screwworm medicines for Key deer

March 23, 2017

BIG PINE KEY, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials say endangered Key deer no longer need anti-parasite medication to fight off flesh-eating screwworms.

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Whiskey and Wheaties Bill narrowly passes Florida Senate

March 23, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The liquor wall is closer to coming down in Florida. more »»

Police say Miami taxi cab driver robbed, beat passenger

March 23, 2017

MIAMI (AP) — A taxi driver is suspected of robbing a Colorado tourist of $800 following a night at a Miami nightclub.

Miami-Dade police say the incident happened about 3:30 a.m. more »»

Judge: man competent for Jewish center bomb plot trial

March 23, 2017

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida man has been ruled mentally competent to stand trial on charges of plotting to bomb a synagogue and Jewish school in support of the Islamic State terrorist group. more »»

Florida bill will help foster children get driver's licenses

March 23, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Children in foster care would get help obtaining a driver's license and auto insurance under a bill unanimously passed by the Senate. more »»

By the numbers: Property values of theme parks in dispute

March 23, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld are engaged in legal battles with the county appraiser and tax collector regarding what their massive properties are worth. more »»

Florida teens accused of striking deputy with stolen SUV

March 23, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say three Florida teens face multiple charges after hitting a sheriff's deputy with a stolen SUV and then hiding in a nearby landfill. more »»

Disney, Universal battle tax bill for Florida theme parks

March 23, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando's theme parks have taken to the courts to resolve disagreements over property taxes that in the past have been resolved through creative tactics or negotiations. more »»

 
 
 

 

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