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16 min ago | Broward-Palm Beach

Florida Voters Want Clinton As President

Barack Obama's approval rating is pretty abysmal right now in Florida. That number seems OK until you consider that Gov. Rick Scott is at 43 percent.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Florida Government, Barack Obama, Rick Scott, US Governors, Hillary Clinton

4 hrs ago | News Talk Florida

Florida Gets $42 Million in Obamacare Refunds

Federal health officials say nearly 1 million Floridians who bought insurance under the Affordable Care Act will receive roughly $42 million in refunds thanks to a provision in the law.


Related Topix: Florida Government

6 hrs ago | WCTV Tallahassee

Naked Thieves Take Burgers from SW Florida Eatery

A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into a southwest Florida eatery "dumb, dumber and dumbest."


10 hrs ago | WWLP

MGNOnline/Photo Credit: Florida Dept of Corrections

A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m., one hour and 57 minutes after the execution ... (more)


Related Topix: Prison, Florida Government, Arizona, Arizona Government, Death Penalty, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WTVY Dothan

Authorities Capture Escaped Murder Suspect

The Bay County Sheriff's Office, Holmes County Sheriff's Office, US Marshals, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Dale County Sheriff's Office, Florida Department of Corrections, Florida Highway Patrol, and Washington County Sheriff's Office all assisted in the recapture.


Related Topix: Florida Government, Georgia, Georgia Government

CBS Local

Florida Shuts Down Jacksonville Puppy Mill

Florida has frozen assets and halted the operations of what officials say was a large English bulldog puppy mill in Jacksonville.


The Washington Post

Groups ask to move Florida election, draw new map

A Florida judge is being asked to move this year's election dates - including postponing next month's primary - in order to draw up new congressional districts for the state.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News

The Town Talk

Appeals court asked to unblock Florida gay marriage

Attorneys for a Florida Keys gay couple turned Wednesday to a state appeals court to lift a judge's order blocking them from getting married.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

WPTV Local News

Judge won't free 551-pound man from house arrest

A 551-pound former pharmacist, confined to 30 months of house arrest for his role in a massive South Florida pill mill ring, now wants his sentence reduced.


Related Topix: West Palm Beach, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Poll shows voters aren't happy with Crist or Scott

A new poll shows that Florida voters aren't pleased with either Republican Gov. Rick Scott or former Gov. Charlie Crist, who is trying to win his job back.


Related Topix: Florida Government, US Governors, Rick Scott, Charlie Crist

WCTV Tallahassee

CareerSource Florida Applauds New Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

CareerSource Florida applauds today's signing of the bipartisan, bicameral Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act by President Barack Obama.


Related Topix: Florida Government

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WPTV Local News

All Aboard Florida could hurt Stuart businesses

We're taking closer look at the possible impact of All Aboard Florida. The high speed rail service would run from Orlando to Miami and pass through the Treasure Coast and stopping in West Palm Beach.


Related Topix: Stuart, FL, West Palm Beach, FL

KABC-AM Los Angeles

Florida Council Votes to Ban Saggy Pants; Mayor Sees No Need for Fashion Police

A Florida city council's vote to ban sagging pants has sparked a debate among city officials over whether the need for fashion police.


Related Topix: Florida Government


Heavy rain causing flooding concerns in part of Central Florida



Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood


Medical pot could bring big bucks to Florida

A 16-page report projects Florida's revenue potential based on other states that legalized pot.


Related Topix: Marijuana

The Tallahassee O

No Same Sex Marriages In The Keys For Now Despite Victory For Gay Couple

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, Gay couples won't be able to tie the knot in the Keys any time soon despite a Monroe County judge's decision last week striking down Florida's voter-approved constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.


Related Topix: Tallahassee, FL, Monroe County, FL, Key West, FL, Gay/Lesbian

WCTV Tallahassee

Florida Mom Denied 'Stand Your Ground' Defense

A judge has denied a Jacksonville woman's request to use Florida's "stand your ground" law as a defense for attempted murder charges that arose after she fired a gun at her husband.



Florida utilities seek to end energy efficiency rebates

Attorneys for major power companies told state regulators Monday that mandates for energy efficiency rebates make them reward well-off Floridians at the expense of all residents and businesses.


Related Topix: Florida Government, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

Sinkhole in Florida: In 'Sinkhole Alley,' another massive one swallows a street

On Sunday, July 20, 2014, Kim Russell, left, who lives nearby on Gilbralter Street and her mother Betty Box both examine the massive sinkhole that opened on Eldridge Road in Spring Hill, Fla., Saturday.


Related Topix: Spring Hill, FL, The Villages, FL, Hernando County, FL

Brandon Sun

Florida smoker's widow: $23B damages is a message to Big Tobacco, even if verdict won't stand

A Florida widow awarded $23.6 billion in the death of her chain-smoking husband on Monday called the massive verdict a message to Big Tobacco, even though she likely won't see much if any of the money.


Related Topix: Florida Government, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Lung Cancer, Tobacco, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings


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