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53 min ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Two injured in accidental shooting at Casselberry gun store

Two friends were injured Sunday afternoon at Shoot Straight, a Casselberry gun range, when one tried to unjam a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun and wound up shooting himself in the finger and his friend in the thigh, police reported.


Related Topix: Casselberry, FL

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Florida Times-Union

Hightower retires from Florida Blue but still eyes community, civic roles

Mike Hightower isn't sure what he'll do next, after from a career that took surprising turns: "I was supposed to be a civics teacher."


Related Topix: US News, Jacksonville, FL, Riverside (Jacksonville, FL), Avondale (Jacksonville, FL)

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Powerball, Florida Lottery Rolls Over

Florida Lotto and Powerball players are hoping they'll have better luck this Wednesday to win lots of cash as the jackpots for both games have rolled over.


Related Topix: Lottery

The Orlando Sentinel

Stand-alone emergency rooms emerge in Central Florida

When the Hunter's Creek Emergency Room opened on John Young Parkway in June, the people of that burgeoning community suddenly had a center that could treat medical emergencies ranging from heart attacks to broken bones.


Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Oviedo, FL, Winter Garden, FL

St. Petersburg Times

After Florida inmate's lethal gassing, claims of cover-up

Randall Jordan-Aparo died weeping and gasping for breath on the concrete floor of his prison isolation cell, naked except for his white boxer shorts.


Related Topix: Prison, Florida Government, US Governors, Rick Scott

WCTV Tallahassee

Historic ship to become new Jacksonville museum

The Jacksonville City Council has agreed to allow an historic U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer to be moored on the banks of the St. Johns River, where it will be used as a maritime museum.


Related Topix: Downtown (Jacksonville, FL), US Military, US Navy

St. Augustine Record

Book festival showcases the best in Florida literature

Beginning Sept. 25, authors from around the state will assemble in St. Augustine to interact with book enthusiasts and inspire fellow writers at the three-day Florida Heritage Book Festival.


Related Topix: St. Augustine, FL, 9, Flagler College, St Johns County, FL, Libraries

Sat Aug 30, 2014

CBS Local

Lightning Delays Idaho-Florida Game Nearly 3 Hours

The Idaho-Florida game was scheduled to begin around 9:50 p.m. Eastern time after a nearly three-hour weather delay.


Broward-Palm Beach

Florida's Same-Sex Couples Could Start Marrying On September 22...

According to Equality Florida, one of the state's leading LGBT rights organizations, same-sex marriages could begin in Florida as early as September 22, if by September 21 no one appeals last week's ruling in a federal case made by U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle.


Related Topix: Florida Government, Rick Scott, US Governors, Gay/Lesbian, US News, US Supreme Court, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural


5 things to know about 2014 governor's races

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Related Topix: Charlie Crist, US Governors, Rick Scott, Florida Government, Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania, Pat Quinn

Hispanic Business

Buyer's Remorse on Common Core for Policymakers?

Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer's remorse.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Bobby Jindal, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, US Governors, Missouri, Florida Government

Cybercast News Service

South American food chains use Florida as US gate

When El Corral Burgers opened its first U.S. restaurant near Miami last year, Colombian-Americans came in droves to get a taste of home.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Fast Food, Miami Dade County, FL

Carlsbad Current-Argus

South American food chains use Florida as US gate

When El Corral Burgers opened its first U.S. restaurant near Miami last year, Colombian-Americans came in droves to get a taste of home.


Related Topix: Life, Dining, Miami Dade County, FL

St. Petersburg Times

John Morgan, Grady Judd debate Florida's medical marijuana amendment

Two of the loudest voices in the campaign over Amendment 2 went head-to-head during a debate in Lakeland on Thursday night.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Polk County, FL

News Max

Florida Health Exchange Signs Up Just 30 Consumers in 6 Months

Six months after Florida created a state-backed website to help people receive affordable healthcare coverage, only 30 people have signed up, the Miami Herald reported.


Related Topix: Florida Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicaid, Health Insurance

Fri Aug 29, 2014

JD Journal

Private School Vouchers Trigger Filing of Florida Lawsuit

Summary : A lawsuit has been filed in Florida alleging that a state funded voucher program, which provides scholarships to private schools, is unconstitutional.


Related Topix: Florida Government, School Vouchers, Education, US Governors, Rick Scott

The Daily Caller

Florida Obamacare Enrollment Total Plummets By A Quarter

Florida's Obamacare enrollment is now over 220,000 lower than the Obama administration's most recent tally, according to a report from the state insurance department.


Related Topix: Florida Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Conservative Political News, US News

Miami New Times

Florida Primary Voter Turnout Lowest Its Been in 16 Years

Just 17.5 percent of Florida's registered voters bothered to turn out for Florida's primary election on Tuesday.


Related Topix: US Governors, Rick Scott, Charlie Crist, US News

Business Journal

Could international students equal international business in Florida?

Brookings looked at how much money F-1 visa students spent in order to graduate - and how many of them stayed afterwards.


Click Orlando

Youth pastor arrested for child porn

Brandenburg is a youth pastor for Building 418, a ministry of St. Gabriel Episcopal Church in Titusville, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement reported.



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