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1-day waiting period for abortion bill passes FL House

1-day waiting period for abortion bill passes FL HouseIt passed the state House on a near-party line vote Tuesday, and is scheduled to come up on the Senate floor this week.
  • Florida
  • 3 days, 18 hours ago
Florida

Tampa man's death inspires diabetes legislation

Tampa man's death inspires diabetes legislationThe tragic death of a local man has led to a potential law changing how law enforcement officers deal with diabetics
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  • 3 days, 19 hours ago
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Obama visits FL Everglades on Earth Day

Obama visits FL Everglades on Earth DayPresident Obama marks Earth Day on Wednesday by traveling to the Florida Everglades to promote his climate change agenda.
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  • 3 days, 20 hours ago
Florida

Parent allegedly attacks student in school fight video

Parent allegedly attacks student in school fight videoIn the video, a man in red shorts is throwing punches at one of the girls; that girl is Nicole Smith's 14-year-old daughter.
  • Florida
  • 3 days, 23 hours ago
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Florida Legislature passes bill to outlaw ticket quotas

Florida Legislature passes bill to outlaw ticket quotasThe House unanimously passed the so-called "Waldo Bill" (SB 264) on Wednesday and sent it to the desk of Gov. Rick Scott. The Senate had previously approved the bill.
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  • 3 days, 23 hours ago
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Obama devotes Earth Day speech to climate change

Obama devotes Earth Day speech to climate changeObama is looking to "add some momentum and energy to the ongoing political debate about climate change."
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  • 4 days, 5 hours ago
Politics

3 Florida teams may get millions from state

3 Florida teams may get millions from stateThree Florida professional sports teams and Daytona International Speedway may be getting millions from the state's taxpayers after all.
  • Politics
  • 4 days, 14 hours ago
Education

Bill would double classroom tech funding

Bill would double classroom tech fundingA proposed law doubles the state's funding for the digital classroom initiative to $80 million.
  • Education
  • 4 days, 18 hours ago
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Prosecutor: FAMU students knew hazing illegal

Prosecutor: FAMU students knew hazing illegalThe prosecutor in the case of three former band members charged with manslaughter in the hazing death of a Florida A&M University drum major says they all participated in a brutal act they knew was illegal.
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  • 4 days, 20 hours ago
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Jury selected for 3 defendants in FAMU band hazing trial

Jury selected for 3 defendants in FAMU band hazing trialFour men and four women have been selected in the manslaughter trial of the remaining three former band members charged in the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major.
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  • 5 days ago
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Bikini-wearing grandma arrested for DUI

Bikini-wearing grandma arrested for DUIA day at the pool with grandma turned into a frightening evening for a little boy who narrowly escaped injury after a severe car crash.
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  • 5 days ago
Weird News

WATCH: Student high on LSD tased outside UCF library

WATCH: Student high on LSD tased outside UCF libraryA Sunday afternoon at the campus library quickly turned violent when a man ran inside, pulled the fire alarm and began hitting students.
  • Weird News
  • 5 days, 1 hour ago
Florida

Rick Scott surrenders on state worker drug testing

Rick Scott surrenders on state worker drug testingGov. Rick Scott formally surrendered Monday in his losing four-year legal effort to require random drug testing of tens of thousands of state employees, entering into a legal settlement that will pay the American Civil Liberties Union $375,000 in attorney fees and...
  • Florida
  • 5 days, 6 hours ago
Science

Big lizard gives Florida family a fright

Big lizard gives Florida family a frightEver heard of an Argentine tegu lizard? No? Neither had Bradley Arington, who was taking the trash out over the weekend and then heard some sort of hissing behind him.
  • Science
  • 6 days, 1 hour ago
Florida

Florida Tries Again on Medical Marijuana

Florida Tries Again on Medical MarijuanaA bill to fast track some medical marijuana use in Florida is moving forward in the state legislature.
  • Florida
  • 6 days, 1 hour ago
Education

Computer problems cause more FSA testing delays

Computer problems cause more FSA testing delaysSchools across the state are once again reporting problems administering the Florida Standards Assessment.
  • Education
  • 6 days, 2 hours ago
Florida

See a blob on the beach? It may be ''Sea Pork''

See a blob on the beach? It may be ''Sea Pork''Have you ever been walking on the beach and saw something that resembled an oil blob?
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  • 6 days, 2 hours ago
Florida

Living Well: Floridians struggle with medical bills

Living Well: Floridians struggle with medical billsEven as more people get health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, many still can't easily pay their medical bills and are avoiding needed medical treatments, according to a new survey from The Commonwealth Fund.
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  • 6 days, 6 hours ago
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U.S. ports prepare for Panama Canal expansion

U.S. ports prepare for Panama Canal expansionGiant backhoes claw into the ground, as helmeted workers position rebar atop of concrete pillars 100 feet tall. Cranes, trucks and teams of workers toil through a construction site here large enough to fit three Empire State Buildings, laying end to end.
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  • 6 days, 8 hours ago
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Gyrocopter pilot returns home

Gyrocopter pilot returns homeHe has until 10 o'clock Monday morning to check in with a probation officer in the Bay area.
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  • 6 days, 23 hours ago
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Golden Corral worker loses 4 fingers in meat grinder

Golden Corral worker loses 4 fingers in meat grinderAuthorities say an Orlando restaurant employee is missing four fingers after a meat grinder caught his left hand.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Sharks near shoreline in Bonita Springs

Sharks near shoreline in Bonita SpringsFear is increasing in Bonita Springs as more videos showing sharks on local shorelines are being posted online.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Florida

Should convicted felons be able to vote?

Should convicted felons be able to vote?A petition drive calls for convicted felons -- 2 million of them in Florida -- be allowed to vote.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Politics

Bill to allow guns at K-12 schools stalls

Bill to allow guns at K-12 schools stallsA bill to allow concealed weapons on Florida campuses has stalled in the Senate.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Florida

Injured pelicans bond in rehab

Injured pelicans bond in rehabThe two birds have bonded while recuperating from their wounds.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Florida

Orlando Eye lights up the sky for the first time

Orlando Eye lights up the sky for the first timeOn Thursday night, hundreds turned out the witness the ceremony introducing the tallest observation wheel on the U.S. eastern coast, the Orlando Eye.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Florida

Scott compares Obama administration to Sopranos

Scott compares Obama administration to SopranosGov. Rick Scott is continuing his attack against the federal government, comparing it to the Sopranos and accusing the Obama administration of not caring for low-income families.
  • Florida
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Crate of cats left outside Florida animal shelter

Crate of cats left outside Florida animal shelterNassau County Animal Services says 15 cats were left outside their building on Friday night
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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Florida lags behind 34 states in firefighter cancer law

Florida lags behind 34 states in firefighter cancer lawDanielle DiBenedetto, far right, on shift at the South Trail Fire District. DiBenedetto is a longtime firefighter who is undergoing treatment for stage 4 cancer, which started in her colon and is now in her liver.
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  • 2 months, 1 week 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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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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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
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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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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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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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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  • 3 months, 1 week ago