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3 Fla. cities get top scores for gay residents

October 23, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Three Florida cities have gotten the highest score possible on an index that measures the quality of life for gays, lesbians and transgender residents. more »»

Residents don't want to change name of 'offensive' road

October 23, 2016

RIVERVIEW, Fla. (AP) — The four photographs arrived in an envelope addressed to Hillsborough County Commissioner Les Miller.

There was no note or return address. more »»

The comeback of the American alligator becomes big business

October 23, 2016

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The hum of Jim Rinckey's 15-foot Carolina skiff cut through the silence on Lake Trafford. His two handheld spotlights sliced through the darkness.

Rinckey grew impatien. more »»

Coast Guard rescues 4 by helicopter after boat capsizes

October 22, 2016

CLEARWATER, Fla (AP) — Coast Guard officials have rescued four boaters by helicopter after their boat capsized in southwest Florid. more »»

Cop who oversees red light cameras ends up ticketing himself

October 22, 2016

HAINES CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer who oversees a red light camera program has written tickets to family, friends and even fellow officers and now he's writing one to himself. more »»

Uber driver, passenger seriously injured in crash

October 22, 2016

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an Uber driver and his passenger were hospitalized with serious injuries after the driver pulled onto the path of an oncoming car.

St. more »»

Anthem singer at Heat-76ers game kneels during performance

October 22, 2016

MIAMI (AP) — A woman performing the national anthem before an NBA preseason game in Miami did so while kneeling at midcourt. more »»

They're carving pumpkins where?

October 22, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A team of central Florida divers is carving pumpkins in their natural habitat — underwater. more »»

Florida sheriff's office to use drones in emergency rescues

October 22, 2016

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff's agency is planning to use drones in emergency-response efforts. more »»

Former employee sentenced for defrauding watch manufacturer

October 22, 2016

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former employee who used phony documents and corporate records to cheat a watch manufacturer out of hundreds of thousands of dollars has been sentenced to a year in prison. more »»

Fort Pulaski still recovering after Hurricane Matthew

October 22, 2016

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Officials say they're not certain when Fort Pulaski will reopen to the public after Hurricane Matthew roared past the national monument two weeks ago. more »»

More than 1.1 million have already cast ballots in Florida

October 22, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Election Day is still more than two weeks away, but more than 1.1 million Floridians have already voted. more »»

Early voting data shows strengths for Trump and Clinton

October 22, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton appears to be displaying strength in the crucial battleground states of North Carolina and Florida among voters casting ballots before Election Day, and may also... more »»

As Dems seek House wins, Fla. lawmaker walks Trump tightrope

October 22, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — John Mica is seeking a 13th term in Congress from central Florida, but it's not an easy path.

The veteran Republican tells supporters turnout is critical. more »»

Man gets 10 years for motorcycle crash that killed passenger

October 22, 2016

CRESTVIEW, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Panhandle man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for a drunken motorcycle crash that killed his passenger. more »»

During hurricane, water pressure too low to fight fires

October 22, 2016

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Ken and Sigrid McGlothlin prepared as well as anyone for Hurricane Matthew. more »»

Police mistake doughnut glaze for meth, man sues over arrest

October 21, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man arrested last year after police mistook doughnut glaze in his car for meth is suing the city of Orlando and a drug-testing kit company. more »»

5 Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 22

October 21, 2016

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. more »»



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