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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.
  • Florida
  • 3 days, 14 hours 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
  • 3 days, 16 hours ago
Florida

Injured pelicans bond in rehab

Injured pelicans bond in rehabThe two birds have bonded while recuperating from their wounds.
  • Florida
  • 3 days, 17 hours 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.
  • Florida
  • 3 days, 19 hours 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
  • 3 days, 19 hours ago
News

Despite job gains, FL unemployment rate remains flat

Despite job gains, FL unemployment rate remains flatThe latest unemployment figures show Florida's jobless rate is remaining flat, despite a gain of more than 30,000 jobs.
  • News
  • 3 days, 20 hours ago
Florida

Jameis attorney calls lawsuit 'a stunt'

Jameis attorney calls lawsuit 'a stunt'An attorney for Jameis Winston released a statement in response to a lawsuit filed against the quarterback Thursday by Erica Kinsman, a former Florida State student who alleged Winston raped her in 2012.
  • Florida
  • 3 days, 22 hours ago
Investigations

Senators, Gualtieri debate 'policing for profit' bill

Senators, Gualtieri debate 'policing for profit' billSB 1534 aims at, among other things, mandating agency's seized asset profits be donated to charity or the victim's trust fund.
  • Investigations
  • 4 days, 10 hours ago
Florida

Woman sues Jameis Winston for 2012 sex assault

Woman sues Jameis Winston for 2012 sex assaultFlorida State quarterback Jameis Winston is being sued over sexual assault allegations, according to Tampa Bay Times writer Matt Baker.
  • Florida
  • 4 days, 11 hours ago
Politics

Florida House fights Senate Medicaid expansion

Florida House fights Senate Medicaid expansionClose to one million Floridians fit within the coverage gap. But, a standoff between state lawmakers and the governor threatens to make the situation even worse.
  • Politics
  • 4 days, 13 hours ago
Local

Duke to drop nuclear charge from bills in May

Duke to drop nuclear charge from bills in MayCommissioners on Thursday approved Duke's proposal to end the average $3.45 a month charge starting in May.
  • Local
  • 4 days, 14 hours ago
Politics

Florida bill would raise penalties for soliciting prostitutes

Florida bill would raise penalties for soliciting prostitutesPeople who solicit prostitutes would face increased penalties under a bill that passed the Florida House.
  • Politics
  • 4 days, 14 hours ago
Local

Copter pilot's friend happy with peaceful end

Copter pilot's friend happy with peaceful endThe gyropcopter pilot from Ruskin faced a judge as his friends face the fact he might have to spend some time behind bars.
  • Local
  • 4 days, 15 hours ago
Florida

Paying for sex in FL could become more costly

Paying for sex in FL could become more costlyPeople who solicit prostitutes would face increased penalties under a bill that passed the Florida House.
  • Florida
  • 4 days, 20 hours ago
Florida

Health officials confirm measles case in FL

Health officials confirm measles case in FLThe 6-year-old, according to the Florida Department of Health, is unvaccinated.
  • Florida
  • 4 days, 20 hours ago
Florida

Fla. House passes records exemption for military

Fla. House passes records exemption for militaryIt could soon be harder to find addresses, phone numbers and other personal information for current and former military members in Florida.
  • Florida
  • 4 days, 21 hours ago
Florida

Fla. House OKs experimental drugs for dying patients

Fla. House OKs experimental drugs for dying patientsTerminally ill patients would be able to take experimental drugs under a bill that passed the Florida House.
  • Florida
  • 4 days, 21 hours ago
Florida

Scott suing feds for withholding hospital funds

Scott suing feds for withholding hospital fundsIn a statement Thursday, Scott said he was appalled that President Barack Obama "would cut off federal health care dollars to Florida in an effort to force our state further into Obamacare."
  • Florida
  • 4 days, 21 hours ago
Features

Send us your sunrise/sunset photos

Send us your sunrise/sunset photosWe want to see your sunrise/sunset photos. If you're out and about in the morning or taking a nice walk at night, snap a pic and post it on your Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #RiseWith10.
  • Features
  • 4 days, 22 hours ago
Florida

Workers injured in jail blast could lose jobs

Workers injured in jail blast could lose jobsThirteen workers injured in an explosion at the Escambia County Jail could lose their jobs if they don't return to work soon.
  • Florida
  • 5 days, 2 hours ago
Florida

Transgender bathroom bill maybe down the drain

Transgender bathroom bill maybe down the drainA move to create gender restricted bathrooms in Florida has hit a wall.
  • Florida
  • 5 days, 16 hours ago
Florida

FWC tentatively approves bear hunting

FWC tentatively approves bear huntingHunters may be allowed to kill bears in Florida this fall for the first time in 21 years under a tentative decision by the state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
  • Florida
  • 5 days, 16 hours ago
Florida

Dad of 'Success Kid' meme needs kidney transplant

Dad of 'Success Kid' meme needs kidney transplantThe family of the 'Success Kid' is turning to the medium that made him famous and asking for help online, because the boy's father needs a kidney transplant.
  • Florida
  • 5 days, 20 hours ago
Florida

Bill would restrict police body cam video access

Bill would restrict police body cam video accessA bill that would allow certain police body-camera footage to be kept from public view is facing criticism from Sunshine Law advocates and others who say it would defeat the very purpose of the devices.
  • Florida
  • 5 days, 23 hours ago
Rays

Commissioner 'breaking rules' at Rays games

Commissioner 'breaking rules' at Rays gamesSpeeding, knocking over cones and nearly hitting major league players: one Charlotte County leader is accused of abusing his status during spring training.
  • Rays
  • 6 days ago
Weird News

Man charged with biting dog, ripping eye out of socket

Man charged with biting dog, ripping eye out of socketA South Florida man is facing an animal cruelty charge after authorities say he bit a small dog on the face, seriously hurting its eye.
  • Weird News
  • 6 days, 4 hours ago
News

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket lifts off; booster crashes

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket lifts off; booster crashesSpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket has lifted off, taking with it the Dragon capsule to resupply the International Space Station.
  • News
  • 6 days, 10 hours ago
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3 dead, 6 injured in fiery Baker County crash

3 dead, 6 injured in fiery Baker County crashTroopers say two teens, driving a white Acura on the wrong side of the road, hit an SUV carrying a Lake City family head-on. The Ford Expedition caught on fire because of the crash.
  • Florida
  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Florida

98-year-old Publix employee in southwest Florida dies

98-year-old Publix employee in southwest Florida diesA memorial for Grace Carey, 98, who died Dec. 15. She worked at the Colonial Crossing Publix for the past 20 years.
  • Florida
  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Florida

Machine Gun America opens in Orlando

Machine Gun America opens in OrlandoMachine Gun America also offers high-tech simulators with seems like an old west shootout, special ops, even zombies.
  • Florida
  • 4 months ago
Florida

PHOTOS: Amber Alert issued for 1 month old Demarion Hampton

PHOTOS: Amber Alert issued for 1 month old Demarion HamptonAmber Alert issued for Demarion Hampton
  • Florida
  • 4 months ago
Florida

92-year-old man crashes car, rescued from lake

92-year-old man crashes car, rescued from lakeA 92-year-old man lost control of his car and crashed into a lake, and three quick-thinking men jumped into the water, smashed out a window and saved the man.
  • Florida
  • 4 months, 1 week ago
Florida

Three dead in Florida after vehicle hits bear

Three dead in Florida after vehicle hits bearThree people died and eight were injured in a crash that happened after a motorist in a Cadillac Escalade hit a bear and stopped along a two-lane road in the Florida Everglades.
  • Florida
  • 4 months, 1 week ago