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2 hrs ago | CBS Local

Crist Meets With Scientist On Climate Change

Former Gov. Charlie Crist was given a climate-change lecture Friday and used the opportunity to point out that Republican Gov. Rick Scott isn't saying much about the issue.


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

6 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

Why won't Florida GOP leaders talk about hunting trips to King Ranch in Texas?

On a Friday in February 2013, Gov. Rick Scott stepped aboard a Texas-bound plane to take part in a secret ritual for Florida's power elite.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Adam Putnam, Florida Government, Rick Scott, US Governors, Merritt Island, FL, Charlie Crist

10 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Surgeries cancelled over fear of rare disease

David Daniel, the CEO of Lakeland Surgical & Diagnostic Center on North Florida Avenue, says it was highly unlikely the exposure to the disease occurred, but he wanted to take all precautionary measures.


Related Topix: Mad Cow Disease, Health

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Florida no longer worst state for pedestrians

Florida no longer worst state for pedestrians FDOT: Pedestrian fatality rate improving in Florida, but we've still got a long way to go.


Related Topix: Florida Government, Tampa, FL

CBS Local

Federal Court Upholds 'Docs Vs. Glocks' Law

A Florida law restricting what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership was deemed to be constitutional Friday by a federal appeals court, which said it legitimately regulates professional conduct and doesn't violate the doctors' First Amendment free speech rights.


Related Topix: Medicine, Florida Government, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Privacy

Same-sex marriage ban struck down for Miami area

The ruling issued by Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel mirrors the decision made earlier by Monroe County Circuit Judge Luis Garcia.


Related Topix: Florida Government, Miami, FL, Miami Dade County, FL, Gay/Lesbian, US News, US Supreme Court


Florida judge overturns gay marriage ban

An 80-year-old man who came home to find two burglars said he shot and killed one of them despite her pleas that she was pregnant, but it's the woman's alleged accomplice who has been arrested on suspicion... Prosecutors deciding whether to charge a California man who says he fatally shot a violent burglar in the back in an alley as she fled his ... (more)


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Ohio State University

Free Republic

Florida schools get ready for flood of border kids

With more than 51,000 unaccompanied Central American children already here, and more expected to come, school officials ask the federal government for a helping hand.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Miami Dade County, FL, Education Etc., Palm Beach County, FL, Lake Worth, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Auto title lender TMX Finance skirts Florida's ban on high-interest loans

This InstaLoan in Brandon is one of 1,470 TMX stores in 18 states. A typical Florida contract carries an effective annual rate of 144 percent.


Related Topix: Florida Government, Tampa, FL, Autos

Business Journal

Florida Poly's new makerspace will be a techies' dream

For techies in Florida, it sounds too good to be true. Florida Polytechnic University - " the State University System's newest high tech devotee - " is teaming up with MakerBot 3D printing company to roll out its Rapid Application Development Makerspace that will host a whopping 55 MakerBot 3D printers and scanners on Aug. 16. This will make ... (more)


Miami New Times

Great, Florida Has A 'Testicle-Eating' Fish Now

Earlier this summer Tom Rigby, a Sarasota resident, was fishing in a local creek when he felt a hard tug on his line.


Thu Jul 24, 2014

Florida judge backs off redistricting issue; critics say election will be illegal

A coalition of voting-rights groups Thursday urged a judge to redraw Florida's congressional map and push back the August primary -- or risk having the election be invalid.


Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Corrine Brown, Democrat, US News, Florida Government

NBC2 News

5-foot barracuda shreds Florida teenager's arm, chest

A teenage boy is recovering after a 5-foot barracuda apparently jumped into his father's boat and slashed his arm and chest.


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

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

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."



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


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