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3 hrs ago | 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.

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7 hrs ago | 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.

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

12 hrs ago | Examiner.com

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.

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

13 hrs ago | 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

13 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

13 hrs ago | 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.

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

17 hrs ago | 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.

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

21 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Click Orlando

Possible lightning strike ignites fire as severe weather hits Central Florida

AFTER A HUGE FIRE RIP FOR, LIKE, SOMEONE TO GO THROUGH THIS AND TO LOSE EVERYTHING IS JUST SAD.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

SFGate

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.

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

Freshnews

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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Mon Apr 14, 2014

News Times

After attack, officials kill 5 bears in Florida

After a bear mauled a woman in the driveway of her suburban Florida home, dragging her four feet before she escaped, wildlife officials said Monday that they had killed five of the animals, who had become dangerously accustomed to humans.

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The Miami Herald

Florida lawmakers will re-evaluate funding model for safety net hospitals

With the federal government making clear last week that no new Medicaid money is coming Florida's way, legislators say it's important they re-evaluate a new funding model that safety-net hospitals say will cost them hundreds of millions of dollars a year.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson, US House of Representatives, Representative Kathy Castor, Florida Government

CBS Local

Bail Set For Man Accused In Florida Day Care Crash

A judge has set bail at $100,000 for a man accused in a crash that killed a 4-year-old girl and injured 14 people at a central Florida daycare center.

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The Miami Herald

Plan would change payments for mental health care

The Florida Legislature is considering a plan that would change the way the state pays to treat people who need emergency mental health care, a move critics say would gut the current system to benefit large hospital systems.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

New York Daily News

Man checks out Florida alligator, gets bitten by poisonous snake

A water moccasin bit the 29-year-old man on Alligator Alley, Fla. His girlfriend snapped a picture of it, enabling officials to identify it quickly and stablize him.

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Tallahassee Democrat

Catharine Way: Sorry, Florida, but we're headed to California

Farewell, Florida. My newly retired husband and I are flying to California on one-way tickets.

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