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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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  • 2 days, 22 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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  • 2 days, 23 hours ago
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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.
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  • 3 days 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
  • 3 days, 1 hour ago
Florida

Florida jobless rate drops slightly in February

Florida jobless rate drops slightly in FebruaryFlorida's unemployment rate is dropping slightly.
  • Florida
  • 3 days, 1 hour 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
  • 3 days, 4 hours 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
  • 3 days, 5 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
  • 3 days, 17 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
  • 3 days, 17 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
  • 3 days, 17 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
  • 3 days, 18 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
  • 3 days, 19 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.
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  • 3 days, 20 hours ago
Weird News

Police: Drunk man takes cab in failed bank robbery

Police: Drunk man takes cab in failed bank robberyPolice: Drunk man takes cab in failed bank robbery
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  • 3 days, 20 hours ago
Weird News

Belligerent birds chasing people in Melbourne park

Belligerent birds chasing people in Melbourne parkBelligerent birds are chasing humans and tying up traffic across idyllic Wells Park, ruffling feathers inside City Hall.
  • Weird News
  • 3 days, 20 hours ago
Florida

DOH: Traveler had measles while in Sarasota

DOH: Traveler had measles while in SarasotaThe Florida Department of Health has confirmed an international traveler had measles while attending a conference in Kissimmee at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center March 16-17.
  • Florida
  • 3 days, 22 hours ago
Weird News

Cemetery repeatedly calls dead Florida man

Cemetery repeatedly calls dead Florida manShortly before dying of lung cancer in 2010, Bruce Abare requested that he be cremated and interred at Fountainhead Memorial Park, a cemetery the 51-year-old drove past every day while working as a postal carrier.
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  • 4 days ago
Opinion

2 exotic termites find love in FL, worrying researchers

2 exotic termites find love in FL, worrying researchers2 exotic termites find love in FL, worrying researchers
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  • 4 days ago
Florida

Scott, Cabinet reject Confederates for veterans hall of fame

Scott, Cabinet reject Confederates for veterans hall of fameGov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet rejected nominations of three Confederate soldiers for the Florida Veterans' Hall of Fame Tuesday after being told they weren't eligible because they didn't serve in the U.S. military.
  • Florida
  • 4 days, 7 hours ago
Investigations

10 Investigates gets action on probation problems

10 Investigates gets action on probation problemsFlorida has billions in a budget surplus, yet can't properly outfit probation officers with cars or guns.
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  • 4 days, 12 hours ago
Local

Zimmerman compares himself to Anne Frank

Zimmerman compares himself to Anne FrankGeorge Zimmerman, who was acquitted in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, compares himself to Anne Frank.
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  • 4 days, 17 hours ago
News

Jacksonville mom fears for life under ISIS threat

Jacksonville mom fears for life under ISIS threatA Jacksonville area mother fears for her life and her family after finding out her husband was on a "hit list" reportedly distributed by supporters of ISIS.
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  • 4 days, 17 hours ago
Florida

Universal Orlando tests metal detectors at rides

Universal Orlando tests metal detectors at ridesThe first metal detector was set up Wednesday at the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster.
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  • 4 days, 18 hours ago
Politics

Backyard gun range bill in Florida rejected

Backyard gun range bill in Florida rejectedA move to outlaw using your backyard as target practice in the state failed.
  • Politics
  • 4 days, 18 hours ago
Florida

Brevard church targeted a second time by vandals

Brevard church targeted a second time by vandalsMelbourne police are investigating several cryptic messages spray-painted at two churches, including one that had previously been targeted by an arsonist last month.
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  • 5 days ago
Florida

WATCH: Man on 'Flakka' impaled while trying to climb fence

WATCH: Man on 'Flakka' impaled while trying to climb fenceOn Sunday, a man told police he just smoked Flakka before being impaled while trying to scale the fence around the department.
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  • 5 days ago
Florida

Woman arrested for stabbing Florida deputy

Woman arrested for stabbing Florida deputyA 26-year-old woman is being held without bond on charges that she stabbed a Lee County Sheriff's deputy who responded to a noise complaint at a southwest Florida home.
  • Florida
  • 5 days, 3 hours ago
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State Democratic Caucus sees flaws in prison system

State Democratic Caucus sees flaws in prison systemDemocratic state lawmakers say a gradual deterioration is hurting Florida's prisons and changes are on the way.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Florida

Gov. Rick Scott considers 2018 run for U.S. Senate

Gov. Rick Scott considers 2018 run for U.S. SenateIt's not an election year-- but you might have seen some commercials lately featuring Governor Rick Scott.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Florida

Climate change and political futures

Climate change and political futuresGovernor Rick Scott responding to the controversy over the use of the term climate change.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 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.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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, 4 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, 4 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.
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  • 2 weeks, 4 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.
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  • 2 weeks, 4 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, 5 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.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 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.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days 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.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Life

Despite eyes fused shut, boy sees life through music

Despite eyes fused shut, boy sees life through musicSix-year-old Kale Apongan has a blindness in which the skin is continuous over the eyeball with the absence of eyelids. Despite this, Kale's love of music and his overall silly personality shine through more than anything.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Florida

Scott, Cabinet talk transparency amid FDLE scandal

Scott, Cabinet talk transparency amid FDLE scandalThe governor and Cabinet hashed out a new policy to hire and fire state agency leaders they oversee.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Education

FDLE: Cyber attacks caused testing delays

FDLE: Cyber attacks caused testing delaysThe state's top law enforcement agency is investigating cyber-attacks that caused several school districts to suspend standardized tests.
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Florida

Groups rally against 5 guns on campus bills

Groups rally against 5 guns on campus billsSeveral groups are firing back at proposed laws that could allow guns on school campuses in Florida.
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago