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1 hr ago | The Miami Herald

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 17

Two nurses were honored by the Pasco County Sheriff's Office for trying to save the life of a man who was shot in a movie theater in January.


Related Topix: Pasco County, FL, University of Miami, West Palm Beach, FL

5 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

Fort Myers resident wins $21,806.41 jackpot in Fantasy 5

Eleven "Fantasy 5" game players selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $21,806.41 each, the Florida Lottery said Thursday.


Related Topix: Fort Myers, FL, Lottery, Panama City Beach, FL, Royal Palm Beach, FL

9 hrs ago | CNN

Poll: Christie, Paul, Bush are top Republicans; Clinton still leads

A new survey indicates Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Rand Paul and former Gov. Jeb Bush would all fare about the same in a potential presidential matchup against Hillary Clinton in 2016.


Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Florida Government, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren

11 hrs ago |

Bill Nelson seeks local solution to expand Medicaid in Florida

TALLAHASSEE — Expanding Medicaid to cover thousands of uninsured Floridians has mostly been ignored by Republicans during this year's legislative session, but U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is making a last-ditch effort to get it done.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson

15 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Florida legislators push for millions in spending

Florida legislators with extra money to spend are trying to steer taxpayer funds to everything from gun ranges and a military museum to a course designed to teach "sexual risk avoidance."


Related Topix: Florida Government, Miami, FL, Tax, US News, Rick Scott, US Governors

Wed Apr 16, 2014

NBC2 News

FMPD investigating fatal shooting on Monte Vista St.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is also on scene processing the scene because Fort Myers Police resources are still at another shooting scene in Fort Myers from earlier Wednesday.


Related Topix: Fort Myers, FL, Cape Coral, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

44 arrested in Lake Sheriff's Office sex sting

Sheriff Gary Borders, below, this week announced the results of a three-day undercover sting targeting people involved in prostitution in Lake.


Miami New Times

Amazon Will Start Charging Florida Sales Tax on May 1

We're sure that after yesterday the last thing you want to hear about is more taxes.


Related Topix: Florida Government, Ruskin, FL, Lakeland, FL, Polk County, FL

Florida Lighthouse Day

Pensacola Lighthouse is known for being haunted, but it's also known for having one of the best views around after climbing the 177 steps.


Related Topix: Ponce Inlet, FL, New Smyrna Beach, FL

KNUS-AM Aurora

Freeze leaves Florida Panhandle with dead trees

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Related Topix: Pensacola, FL, Life, Fruits, Food, Escambia County, FL, Weather

WFTV Orlando

Cops: Mom on crack-cocaine binge gives birth in motel bathtub

An infant is in critical condition days after his mother said she gave birth in a Florida motel bathtub while on a crack-cocaine binge.


Related Topix: Florida Government

The Miami Herald

Freeze leaves Florida Panhandle with dead trees

From airports to hotels to schools and churches, non-native palm and fruit trees are a popular and costly part of landscaping throughout Florida's Panhandle.


Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Escambia County, FL, Pensacola, FL, Weather, Home Gardening, Home

Capital Soup

Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade staff member Olga Connor...

The Florida Department of Health congratulates Olga Connor, director of Communication and Legislative Affairs, Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County, as the 2014 Sherman Winn "I Care" award winner at this year's Miami-Dade County Days.


Related Topix: Miami Dade County, FL, Florida International University

Orlando Weekly

Will Florida's impending water crisis be addressed by state Legislature?

By the time the 2014 legislative session ends on May 2, the House and Senate will have looked at nearly 1,000 bills each.


Related Topix: Orlando, FL

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Click Orlando

Possible lightning strike ignites fire as severe weather hits Central Florida



Related Topix: Weather, Celebration, FL, Osceola County, FL

CBS Local

Michigan Man Gets 5 Months Prison Time In Florida Wildlife Case

A 35-year-old Michigan man will spend five months in prison after pleading guilty to a wildlife trafficking offense which involved the poaching of baby alligators and more.


Related Topix: Michigan, Michigan Government

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Good view of lunar eclipse for S. Florida early birds | Video

Thanks to mostly clear skies, many South Floridians had front-row seat early Tuesday to the first total lunar eclipse of 2014.


Related Topix: Florida Government

ABC Action News

Florida Poly appoints president

Randy Avent, North Carolina State University's associate vice-chancellor of research development, has been appointed the first president of Florida Polytechnic, the Lakeland university announced Monday.


Related Topix: North Carolina State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


5 Things to Know in Florida for April 15

Three Southern Republican governors are writing President Barack Obama to complain about newly announced Medicare Advantage payments.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Rick Scott, US Governors, Rick Perry


RedCap Cruises into San Francisco, Introduces Bay Area to Its Premiere Personal Driver Service

RedCap , a premium personal driver service that offers private transportation via members' own vehicles, is now operating in the San Francisco Bay Area.



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