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WSVN-TV Miami Beach
Fla. woman charged with Haitian visa fraud
A South Florida woman has been charged with visa fraud after authorities say she falsely promised 143 Haitians and told the federal government there were jobs waiting for them in the U.S. Prosecutors say 59-year-old Jetta McPhee of Tamarac prepared a fake contract claiming a U.S. company needed construction workers under the H-2B guest worker visa ... (more)
Mon May 20, 2013
St. Petersburg Times
Democrat Nan Rich says she's ready to take on Florida Gov. Rick Scott
For 10 years, political pros have taken it almost as gospel that the strongest statewide Democratic candidates are centrists from Florida's top battleground region of Tampa Bay.
The Orlando Sentinel
Florida Forest Service's Roy Cribb wins Firefighter of the Year Award
In the early afternoon of April 4, 2012, Roy Cribb emerged from the smoke of one fire in the Ocala National Forest and entered another.
20-year-old Fla. woman killed in scooter crash
A 20-year-old woman has died after the scooter she was riding in was rear ended by a Hummer in southwest Florida.
The Orlando Sentinel
Budget cuts hit Central Florida convention business
As conferences go, this one was supposed to be pretty standard: a 7,000-person affair at the Orange County Convention Center that - although not among Orlando's biggest shows - still would have brought a $13 million economic boost to the Orlando area.
The Miami Herald
Baby found, father charged in South Fla.
The Miami Herald reports the 10-month old child was not harmed. She's now in the custody of the Florida Department of Children & Families.
Kids Invited to Explore Florida's Prehistoric Side
Kids are invited to learn about Florida's past through archaeology and the clues left behind by ancient societies Monday, May 20 at 6 p.m. at the North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 N. Boulevard, Tampa.
Inmate who escaped from Miss. captured in Florida
Florida Highway Patrol officials say they have arrested an inmate who escaped from a Mississippi state work camp.
Editorial: Will All Aboard Florida create unfunded mandates for...
Local governments in our region should follow Martin County's lead and make their own inquiries about the potential cost of this project in their jurisdictions.
Sun May 19, 2013
Florida Governor Rick Scott To Veto 3% College Tuition Hike
Florida Gov. Rick Scott, seen in a recent interview with NBC 6, planned to sign the budget into law on Monday.
Powerball lottery winner: Florida woman scoops A 390 million in US lotto
If she bought her ticket alone she will be the biggest personal lottery winner in American history winning half a BILLION dollars One lucky young woman in a suburban Florida town woke up yesterday to find herself richer than Simon Cowell, Elton John and Posh and Becks.
After pill mills dry up, addicts turn to heroin
Kevin Foley stood before a judge in Broward County's drug court - fellow abusers sitting behind him in the benches - talking about the fitful life of a recovering addict, the random drug tests, the counseling and what he hoped was his next, clean chapter.
The Las Vegas Sun
Small Florida city wonders who won Powerball jackpot
A woman prepares to choose her numbers on a lottery ticket Saturday, May 18, 2013, in the Chinatown district in Oakland, Calif.
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Florida governor should veto fast track to death chamber
But that doesn't change the fact that in 2000, stung that 13 inmates had been exonerated and freed from death row in the previous 23 years, Ryan committed an act of profound moral courage, imposing a moratorium on capital punishment.
Orange County Sheriff’s Office Agent Honored by Anti Defamation League
Orange County Sheriff’s Office Agent Honored by Anti Defamation League for Hate and Domestic Terror Investigation The ADL proudly honors Kelly Boaz, Orange County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office Agent and Assistant Bomb Commander with the ADL Doris and Murray Felton Excellence in Law Enforcement Award for 2012. Past recipients of the Award include Sheriff Ric L. Bradshaw of the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office, Sergeant Barry Mankes of the Miami-Dade Police Department and SheriffsTV own Captain Rick Wierzbicki(Ret) formerly of the Broward County Sheriffs Office Hate Crimes/Anti Bias Task Force.
The Florida Times-Union
Legislation to speed up Florida executions draws mixed reaction
Bruce.Lipsky@jacksonville.com Sharabia Mack shows a picture of her sister Tyresa Mack on her cellphone on May 10.
Sat May 18, 2013
Florida No. 1 in barring ex-prisoners from voting
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Florida leads the nation by a wide margin in the number of felons who have served their sentences but cannot vote.
The Miami Herald
Living on the edge of Florida
It's set in Utina, a bitty town on the Intracoastal between St. Augustine and Jacksonville, the sort of sleepy place you might find if you get off the interstate.
Florida legislature views specialty vehicle plate to honor fallen peace officers
The state of Florida will potentially add another personalized vehicle license plate to its existing robust cadre of motor vehicle plate choices.
The Miami Herald
Oil industry eyes South Florida again
Fueled by lofty oil prices, more efficient drilling techniques and the promise of untapped but also largely unproven reservoirs, at least a half-dozen companies plan to expand exploration across Southwest Florida.