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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:19:05 EDT

Remember that citrus canker payment you were promised? Here’s the latest.
The legal saga of thousands of lost citrus trees took a new twist late Tuesday as homeowners in Broward and Lee counties asked the court to reverse Gov. Rick Scott’s … Click to Continue »
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:21:50 EDT

Flood warnings continue for Panhandle and Gulf Coast as Cindy churns northward
Flash flood warnings covered parts of the Florida Panhandle Wednesday as Tropical Storm Cindy weakened slightly on its trek toward the Gulf Coast. In their 11 a.m. advisory, National Hurricane … Click to Continue »
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:08:50 EDT

Florida man accused of using charter school funds to pay for plastic surgery, cruises
A businessman whose company managed 15 charter schools in Florida, including two in Broward County, has been charged with fraud and racketeering for what prosecutors describe as a scheme to … Click to Continue »
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:30:30 EDT

A teen who wanted to run away was raped and kept as sex slave, cops say
A federal court indictment accuses a South Florida man of being a predator in a case involving a 16-year-old girl. The girl told Boynton Beach police she called the 31-year-old … Click to Continue »
Sun, 18 Jun 2017 06:30:00 EDT

Hack attacks highlight vulnerability of Florida schools to cyber crooks
Two months before the U.S. presidential election, international hackers slipped into the computer systems of at least four Florida school district networks in the hopes of stealing the personal data … Click to Continue »
Thu, 15 Jun 2017 19:00:51 EDT

Here’s how the controversial new schools law will impact South Florida
School districts in South Florida are bracing for the financial impacts of a controversial $419 million K-12 public schools bill Gov. Rick Scott signed into law Thursday afternoon. The bill, … Click to Continue »
Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:30:54 EDT

Governor signs controversial schools bill into law
Gov. Rick Scott signed a charter-school-friendly, $419 million K-12 public schools bill that has incited a groundswell of criticism and opposition statewide, rejecting arguments from traditional public school advocates. “When … Click to Continue »
Thu, 15 Jun 2017 14:27:18 EDT

She sent nude photos when in love. He’s accused of using them after the love was gone
There’s no such thing as safe sexting if you consider the 11 counts of misdemeanor sexual cyberharrassment against Joshua Persaud. The woman in the 11 photos Persaud is accused of … Click to Continue »
Thu, 15 Jun 2017 06:03:05 EDT

28-year-old Florida woman charged with raping 6-year-old
A Bradenton woman was charged with capital sexual battery after officials say she admitted to participating in and watching the rape of a 6-year-old victim. Officials with the Manatee County … Click to Continue »
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:29:29 EDT

If you’re a Florida state employee, do you know how much your raise will be?
Gov. Rick Scott signed a state worker pay raise into law Wednesday, marking the first time in over a decade that employees are getting an across-the-board raise. All employees who … Click to Continue »
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:55:17 EDT

Al Gore says 70 percent of Florida in drought
Former Vice President Al Gore said that the global community will have to continue to respond to climate change after President Donald Trump’s "reckless" decision to pull out of the … Click to Continue »
Mon, 12 Jun 2017 18:23:08 EDT

Judge ends legal battle over Florida’s care of disabled children
With the state pointing to changes it has made, a federal judge Friday dismissed a long-running legal battle about whether Florida’s Medicaid program provided proper services to children with severe … Click to Continue »
Sun, 11 Jun 2017 09:27:50 EDT

A naked Florida man crashed on the highway. Then he attacked 2 police cars, cops say
It’s a case that involves a little bit of everything weird Florida crime-related: a crash, a sheriff’s deputy, vehicle damages and public nudity. A Marion County Sheriff’s deputy arrested 18-year-old … Click to Continue »
Fri, 09 Jun 2017 07:00:00 EDT

What we still do not know about the Pulse shooting
The deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history left an Orlando LGBTQ nightclub floor littered with bodies and bullets. One year later, the bodies are all accounted for, but the … Click to Continue »
Fri, 09 Jun 2017 07:00:00 EDT

Mural artists tell the stories of Pulse victims and survivors
The shirtless man crouches down to dip his paintbrush into plastic tubs that once held cottage cheese and oatmeal. He puts bristle to canvas, smearing shades of brown that will … Click to Continue »
Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:35:42 EDT

Florida man fleeing crash found walking naked down highway
A naked man, who was arrested in Ocala, Florida urinated on a deputy's personal vehicle and punched and kicked a separate deputy's patrol car, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office. Dash-cam video shows 18-year-old Andrew Humphries walking down the highway naked after he fled the scene of a crash. … Click to Continue »
Wed, 07 Jun 2017 22:32:28 EDT

Plane hits gator on Orlando airport runway. Plane wins.
Orlando Executive Airport’s motto reads: “Orlando’s original airport, where nobody lands you closer.” One alligator put that motto to the test last week when it attacked a plane that was … Click to Continue »
Tue, 06 Jun 2017 20:20:02 EDT

Constitution commission adopts ‘messy’ rules as rift continues
After a bitter and contentious debate, the powerful Constitution Revision Commission that will place amendments on the November 2018 ballot ended the impasse that has hampered its work for months … Click to Continue »
Tue, 06 Jun 2017 12:22:25 EDT

‘Bloodline’ may be done but there’s plenty of stuff left — and it’s for sale
After three seasons, the popular Netflix series ‘Bloodline’ — a show in which the Florida Keys played a starring role — is over. If you want a souvenir to remember … Click to Continue »
Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:50:43 EDT

Phishing trip: At least 5 Florida counties baited by Russian election hack
Russian hackers tried to break into the computer systems of at least five Florida county elections offices days before the 2016 presidential election, according to five county officials who say … Click to Continue »
Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:31:38 EDT

A view of Jimbo's lagoon
The secluded cove once occupied by the old Jimbo's fish house and watering hole on Virginia Key is now a tranquil spot for paddlers and mountain bikers. Environmentalists and park activists are at odds with city of Miami officials over construction of a new seawall. … Click to Continue »
Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:39:31 EDT

Orlando workplace deadly shooting under investigation
Multiple people are dead after a shooting at Fiamma Inc., a business that makes awnings for recreational vehicles in Orange County near Orlando, on Monday. The FBI is joining the investigation. … Click to Continue »
Sun, 04 Jun 2017 08:47:38 EDT

Man charged with trying to kill McDonald’s manager over his food order
A man accused of shooting a McDonald’s employee over his food order faces a charge of attempted murder. Police told WFTV that Freddy Hormazabal, 39, became upset about his food … Click to Continue »
Sun, 04 Jun 2017 08:59:23 EDT

He threw boozy parties for teens and molested some of them, cops say
Alcohol, marijuana and Xanax were staples at Behzad Izadi’s parties. He’s 57. The girls who went to his ragers were 13, 14 and 15. But one by one, girls would … Click to Continue »
Fri, 02 Jun 2017 21:56:03 EDT

Police raid Jacksonville man’s house while he shows off cash on Facebook Live
Jacksonville police arrested Breon Hollings on drug charges while he was showing off a wad of cash on Facebook Live. … Click to Continue »
Fri, 02 Jun 2017 22:15:23 EDT

Deputies raid Florida man’s house while he shows off cash on Facebook Live
A Jacksonville man was showing off a wad of cash in a Facebook Live video when law officers raided his home and arrested him on drug charges. A man identified … Click to Continue »
Fri, 02 Jun 2017 20:26:49 EDT

Scott signs Dozier School, BP settlement bills
A measure that calls for creating a pair of memorials to boys who were abused at a notorious state reform school, and directs the reburial of remains of unidentified victims, … Click to Continue »
Fri, 02 Jun 2017 18:42:39 EDT

‘Cash me ousside’ girl sues gaming companies that used catch phrase in free apps
That Florida teen who was catapulted into curious celebrity for hollering “cash me ousside” on TV is suing three mobile-phone game companies that adopted her catchphrase and avatar for their … Click to Continue »
Thu, 01 Jun 2017 19:21:59 EDT

New Pulse footage shows Mateen firing at cops and the false hunt for second shooter
Newly released body camera footage from officers responding to the Pulse shooting shows gunfire from the shooter and a look inside the hospital, where police thought a second shooter was … Click to Continue »
Thu, 01 Jun 2017 07:55:15 EDT

It’s hurricane season – and time to pick up tax-free storm supplies this weekend
Hurricane season is back, and Florida shoppers will be able to stock up on supplies without paying a sales tax this weekend. A disaster preparedness sales tax holiday, approved by … Click to Continue »