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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

2 hrs ago | Capital Soup

Governor Scott Statement on Murder of Steven Sotloff

Today, Governor Scott released a statement following the heinous murder of Steven Sotloff by ISIS.


Related Topix: Florida, University of Central Florida

5 hrs ago | WHAS11

Casey Anthony judge retires, joins private firm

A Florida judge who gained an international audience while presiding over Casey Anthony's murder trial is retiring from the bench, but not from the courtroom.


Related Topix: Florida, Casey Anthony

5 hrs ago |

Hillary Clinton beating republicans in Florida poll

Things aren't looking good for Republicans when it comes to taking the White House in 2016.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Florida, Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush

5 hrs ago |

Florida's Puss Caterpillars Pack a Venomous Punch

While northerners welcome fall by waiting for colorful leaves to drop from trees, Floridians have to watch out for puss caterpillars falling from theirs.


Related Topix: Florida, University of Florida

9 hrs ago | News Talk Florida

Florida: 5 Things To Know For September 2

Lee County schools Superintendent Nancy Graham will make the request at a board meeting Tuesday in Fort Myers.


Related Topix: Florida, Fort Myers, FL, Lee County, FL, Standardized Testing, Education

9 hrs ago | WCTV Tallahassee

Child Welfare Leaders Hold Summit in Orlando

More than 2,600 child welfare workers from around the state are gathering in Orlando this week for the annual Child Protection Summit.


Related Topix: Florida

9 hrs ago | Broward-Palm Beach

Founder of Medbox, RedBox of Pot, Has Green Dreams For Florida and Past Legal Troubles

Never get high on your own supply. That classic piece of advice comes from Tony Montana in Scarface.


Related Topix: Florida, Drugs, Marijuana, Criminal Defense Law, Law

13 hrs ago | The Republic

Waldo suspends 2 police chiefs after quota claims

The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it's no wonder.


Related Topix: Waldo, FL, Florida, Gainesville, FL, Lawtey, FL

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?

The fight to repeal the standards has heated up in Ohio, with state Rep. Andy Thompson, a Republican, saying it's kind of "creepy the way this whole thing landed in Ohio with all the things prepackaged."


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

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Serial burglar sentenced to 20 years

A man linked to dozens of break-ins in Cape Coral will spend 20 years in prison after a plea.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Florida


Florida power utilities fear return of 'Green Governor' Crist

When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few friends among the state's powerful electricity corporations.


Related Topix: Florida, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Charlie Crist, US Governors, US News, Rick Scott

The Raw Story

Florida utilities fear the second-coming of 'Green Governor' Charlie Crist

When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few friends among the state's powerful electricity corporations.

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Related Topix: Florida, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US News, Rick Scott

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Gov. Scott launches "Let's Keep Working" tour

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is beginning a two-week, 28-city campaign bus tour to promote proposed tax cuts as part of his re-election campaign.


Related Topix: US Governors, Rick Scott, Florida, Tax

Gilmer Mirror

On Environment Issues, Bush Takes More Moderate Tone

On the campaign trail in Texas for a little-known statewide office, George P. Bush is generally toeing the Republican Party line: He is But it is environmental policy that will be under his purview in November if he wins his race to be Texas' next land commissioner, a very likely outcome.


Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, Texas Government, US News, Texas, US Senate, Environment, Science, Florida

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Sandhill cranes return to spend time preening and stretching

A bit of preening is part of the daily morning rituals exhibited by a pair of Florida sandhill cranes roosting on a small island in the lake.


Related Topix: Florida

The Miami Herald

All eyes turn to Florida's gubernatorial debate

Once again, Florida is thrust into the spotlight as our gubernatorial race plays out on a national stage.


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

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Shut down the government over immigration?

Shut down the government over immigration? Sen. Marco Rubio hinted at the possibility this past week in an interview with a conservative website.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Immigration Reform, US House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat, Florida

Washington Times

John Morgan: The man behind the medical pot drive

The worst day of John Morgan's life was when his brother snapped his neck diving into a Walt Disney World lagoon while working as a lifeguard.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Florida, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Charlie Crist, US Governors

Daily Kos

FL university has bookless library. Something poignant about that.

And is that the ghost of John D. MacDonald off in the stacks, quietly weeping? Oh, wait, there are no stacks.


Related Topix: Florida, US News, Liberal Political News

Sat Aug 30, 2014

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, US Governors, Rick Scott