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Bad coaches bill moves through Senate committee

Bad coaches bill moves through Senate committeeThe Senate Community Affairs Committee approved the bill Tuesday.
  • Florida
  • 21 hours, 5 minutes ago
Weird News

Spring Breaker allegedly bites head off hamster

Spring Breaker allegedly bites head off hamsterThe Clarion-Ledger identifies the teen as Brady Eaves, the stepson of one-time Mississippi Governor candidate John Arthur Eaves Junior.
  • Weird News
  • 23 hours, 41 minutes ago
News

Rats 'take over' high school in Collier County

Rats 'take over' high school in Collier CountyA rat problem at Barron Collier High School is so bad students said rats are taking over the entire building.
  • News
  • 1 day, 12 hours ago
Florida

Panama City Beach officials reject alcohol ban proposal

Panama City Beach officials reject alcohol ban proposalOfficials in Panama City Beach say they are fed up with the hoards of drunken partygoers who descend on their town every year for Spring Break festivities.
  • Florida
  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
Investigations

DOC skirts law, risks safety on probation caseloads

DOC skirts law, risks safety on probation caseloadsDOC penny-pinching has led to supervisors skirting state laws that restrict case loads for probation/parole officers.
  • Investigations
  • 1 day, 19 hours ago
Florida

8 dead, 10 injured after crash in Glades County

8 dead, 10 injured after crash in Glades CountyEight people were killed and 10 injured when their van crashed in Florida early Monday, officials said.
  • Florida
  • 1 day, 22 hours ago
Florida

FL spring break violence comes after years of warnings

FL spring break violence comes after years of warningsA house party that dissolved into a hail of gunfire and left seven young people hurt has officials on the Florida Panhandle pondering what to do with a spring break season they say has gotten out of control.
  • Florida
  • 2 days, 4 hours ago
Florida

Florida's odd bills: Toilets, lingerie, shacking up

Florida's odd bills: Toilets, lingerie, shacking upFlorida legislators filed more than 1,700 bills for consideration during their two-month session that ends in May.
  • Florida
  • 2 days, 4 hours ago
Sports

Florida Southern wins Division II National Championship

Florida Southern wins Division II National ChampionshipA stomach bug and Indiana University of Pennsylvania couldn't stop Florida Southern from winning the National Championship.
  • Sports
  • 3 days, 10 hours ago
News

Fla. websites hacked, have content swapped with Muslim video

Fla. websites hacked, have content swapped with Muslim videoOfficials tell The Gainesville Sun they're working with their website hosting company to address the issue.
  • News
  • 3 days, 21 hours ago
News

'Ask SeaWorld' ad campaign draws criticism

'Ask SeaWorld' ad campaign draws criticismThe campaign, which started March 23, includes TV and print ads. It invites the public to submit questions via Twitter about the company's treatment of animals
  • News
  • 3 days, 23 hours ago
News

NASA aims to send astronauts to piece of an asteroid

NASA aims to send astronauts to piece of an asteroidNASA's human exploration strategy gained some clarity with this week's announcement of what type of asteroid astronauts might visit in a decade or so, after launching from Kennedy Space Center.
  • News
  • 4 days, 12 hours ago
Weird News

Florida's odd bills: Toilets, lingerie, shacking up

Florida's odd bills: Toilets, lingerie, shacking upFlorida legislators filed more than 1,700 bills this month session and some deal with underwear and Sir Lancelot Day.
  • Weird News
  • 4 days, 12 hours ago
Florida

Ex-boyfriend of 'Teen Mom' star arrested

Ex-boyfriend of 'Teen Mom' star arrestedThe ex-boyfriend of a former star of MTV's "Teen Mom 3" has been charged with posting sexually explicit images on social media sites.
  • Florida
  • 4 days, 15 hours ago
News

Florida House: Buy flags made in the United States

Florida House: Buy flags made in the United StatesThe House on Friday voted 110-2 for the "All American Flag Act."
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  • 4 days, 18 hours ago
News

Florida House: Students should wear school uniforms

Florida House: Students should wear school uniformsThe House on Friday passed a bill that would pay school districts extra money if they put in the requirement for students in elementary and middle schools.
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  • 4 days, 20 hours ago
News

Class size limits could be eased for school districts

Class size limits could be eased for school districtsThe bill (HB 665) would impose penalties only if a school's average class size violates the limits.
  • News
  • 4 days, 20 hours ago
Entertainment

Hotel wakes up Spring Breakers with 'The Lion King'

Hotel wakes up Spring Breakers with 'The Lion King'Every morning during Spring Break, the Holiday Inn in Panama City Beach plays 'The Circle of Life' from the Disney classic The Lion King to help wake-up sleepy hotel guests.
  • Entertainment
  • 4 days, 22 hours ago
Florida

Florida jobless rate drops slightly in February

Florida jobless rate drops slightly in FebruaryFlorida's unemployment rate is dropping slightly.
  • Florida
  • 4 days, 22 hours ago
Florida

Would-be bank robber was drunk, arrived by cab, police say

Would-be bank robber was drunk, arrived by cab, police sayStanley Geddie arrived by taxicab and was drunk during an attempted heist of a Tallahassee bank Wednesday afternoon, police say.
  • Florida
  • 5 days, 1 hour ago
Sports

Film featuring Jameis Winston's accuser shows in Tallahassee

Film featuring Jameis Winston's accuser shows in TallahasseeFor the 15 minutes of The Hunting Ground that details Erica Kinsman's alleged sexual assault by former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston and the handling of the case by Tallahassee police and the school, a crowd of around 100 sat silent.
  • Sports
  • 5 days, 2 hours ago
Money

Citrus growers want change in tax law

Citrus growers want change in tax lawCitrus growers are looking for a change in federal tax law that would allow them immediately to write off the cost of planting new citrus groves.
  • Money
  • 5 days, 14 hours ago
Florida

Push for resort casinos stalls in Florida Legislature

Push for resort casinos stalls in Florida LegislatureA push to bring casinos to South Florida is stalling again in the Florida Legislature.
  • Florida
  • 5 days, 14 hours ago
Florida

S. Florida, I-4 corridor growth propelled population

S. Florida, I-4 corridor growth propelled populationPeople moving to the Interstate 4 corridor and South Florida drove the state's population growth to nearly 20 million residents last year.
  • Florida
  • 5 days, 14 hours ago
Education

FL may no longer hold back 3rd graders who fail test

FL may no longer hold back 3rd graders who fail testFlorida may stop holding back third-grade students who fare badly on the state's standardized tests.
  • Education
  • 5 days, 14 hours ago
Politics

Democratic lawmakers push for equal pay

Democratic lawmakers push for equal payThe federal Equal Pay Act has been in place since 1963, but some state lawmakers say women still make less than 80 percent of what men are paid
  • Politics
  • 5 days, 16 hours ago
Local

No freshwater fishing license needed April 4-5

No freshwater fishing license needed April 4-5Floridians and visitors will be able to fish without a freshwater recreational fishing license on April 4 and 5.
  • Local
  • 5 days, 16 hours ago
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Climate change and political futures

Climate change and political futuresGovernor Rick Scott responding to the controversy over the use of the term climate change.
  • Florida
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Florida

Black Hawk Crash: National Guard mourns two of its own

Black Hawk Crash: National Guard mourns two of its ownThe National Guard community in Hammond, Lousiana is coming together for two of their own after a helicopter crash killed 11 military servicemen in Florida on Wednesday.
  • Florida
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Florida

Black Hawk helicopter found in pieces underwater

Black Hawk helicopter found in pieces underwaterThe missing Black Hawk helicopter that went down off the Florida panhandle has been found. According to authorities, the operation is now being considered a recovery operation and they are not hopeful for survivors.
  • Florida
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Florida

Divers find missing helicopter in pieces underwater

Divers find missing helicopter in pieces underwaterDivers have found an Army helicopter that went down in heavy fog, but weather could continue to hamper the recovery of the bodies of 11 servicemembers.
  • Florida
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Florida

WATCH: Suspect jumps off on-ramp during police chase

WATCH: Suspect jumps off on-ramp during police chasePolice arrested two suspects in Boynton Beach, Florida Wednesday (3/11) afternoon after a tri-county pursuit on northbound Interstate-95.
  • Florida
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Florida

Black Hawk flight team in crash were highly experienced

Black Hawk flight team in crash were highly experiencedThe flight team from Louisiana that was on board the Black Hawk that went down off the coast of Florida were all either married or had children. They were also extremely experienced.
  • Florida
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Florida

Search continues for 11 troops in helicopter crash

Search continues for 11 troops in helicopter crashThe effort to locate 11 missing Marines and guardsmen in a UH-60 Black Hawk that crashed off the Panhandle on Tuesday night remains a search-and-rescue operation.
  • Florida
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Florida

Black Hawk Crash: Agencies join the search for downed helicopter, crew

Black Hawk Crash: Agencies join the search for downed helicopter, crewRaw video of the search for a Black Hawk helicopter that went down in the waters off the Florida Panhandle. Video courtesy Pensacola News Journal.
  • Florida
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Florida

WATCH: Girl held and paddled at Florida school

WATCH: Girl held and paddled at Florida schoolThis video has a mother furious! In it you can see her 18-year-old daughter getting paddled by a school administrator.
  • Florida
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Florida

Deaths confirmed in military helicopter crash

Deaths confirmed in military helicopter crashAn Eglin Air Force Base spokesman confirmed that at least some of the 11 missing military members died when their helicopter crashed in the panhandle of Florida.
  • Florida
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Florida

Nonprofit upset with group of Florida firefighters

Nonprofit upset with group of Florida firefightersThe Remembrance Rescue Project is a nonprofit organization run by firefighters to educate children on the 9/11 terror attacks and honor the fallen.
  • Florida
  • 3 weeks ago
Florida

Military helicopter crashes in Florida; 11 missing

Military helicopter crashes in Florida; 11 missingAt least seven Marines and four soldiers are missing Wednesday after an Army helicopter crashed during a night training exercise at Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida Panhandle.
  • Florida
  • 3 weeks ago
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Firefighters burn down home where Somer Thompson was killed

Firefighters burn down home where Somer Thompson was killedFire crews and other first responders used the burning house in a live training exercise after it was procured by the Somer Thompson Foundation.
  • Florida
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Florida

4 dead in Miami-Dade County plane crash

4 dead in Miami-Dade County plane crashMiami-Dade Fire Rescue spokesman Lt. Arnold Piedrahita said the pilot reported engine trouble before the plane went down Wednesday afternoon and burst into flames.
  • Florida
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
News

Florida Manatees

Florida Manatees(FILE) Picture taken at the Singapore Zoo, on March 11, 2003 of a newborn Manatee swimming with the help of its mother, Eva, hours after being born. Guatemalan environmentalists found on August 14, 2008 in Izabal, some 350km northeast of Guatemala City, a dead manatee...
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Florida

Woman killed in New Smyrna Beach plane crash

Woman killed in New Smyrna Beach plane crashWreckage from the plane was found about 20 feet offshore in waist-deep water.
  • Florida
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Florida

PHOTOS: Florida dog rescued from sinkhole

PHOTOS: Florida dog rescued from sinkholeSanford is recovering at home and is doing well
  • Florida
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Florida

Same-sex marriage comes to Florida

Same-sex marriage comes to FloridaSame-sex couples in Miami celebrate Circuit Court Judge Sarah Zabel's lifting of the legal stay she had placed on her July decision declaring the wedding ban discriminatory, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in Miami.
  • Florida
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago