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University to students: no selfies at graduation

April 24, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — In the coming weeks, graduates of the University of South Florida will be able to frame their diplomas — but not a selfie of their walk across the commencement stage. more »»

In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle

April 24, 2014

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. more »»

Florida executes man convicted of murdering 2

April 23, 2014

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has executed a man convicted of murdering two relatives to prevent one of them from testifying against him in a burglary tria. more »»

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 24

April 23, 2014

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

Senate amends juvenile sentencing bill

April 23, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Senate has amended a bill from the House that re-works mandatory life sentences for juveniles. more »»

Bill limits who can be sued at nursing homes

April 23, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House on Wednesday agreed to limit who can be named as defendants in lawsuits against nursing homes in a bill that now goes to Gov. Rick Scott. more »»

Fla. Gov. snared in GOP immigration debate

April 23, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is finding out that dealing with immigration issues can be a hard sell to fellow Republicans. more »»

Former north Florida mayor guilty of drug charges

April 23, 2014

HAMPTON, Fla. (AP) — The former mayor of a small north Florida town has been convicted of drug possession and distribution. more »»

Fla. passes bill to make killing fetuses a crime

April 23, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Killing or injuring a fetus at any stage of development would be a crime under a bill passed by the Florida Legislature. more »»

Corps wants more time on Everglades project report

April 23, 2014

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — An internal review board at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants more time to finalize a report on an Everglades restoration project with a pressing deadlin. more »»

Judge delays trial in loud music killing case

April 23, 2014

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A judge has ruled to delay the trial indefinitely for a Florida man accused of murdering a teenager during an argument over loud musi. more »»

FCAT testing resumes after computer glitch

April 23, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school districts are resuming testing after a computer glitch prevented thousands of students from taking the state's standardized assessmen. more »»

Florida House passes ban on minors getting married

April 23, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House has passed a bill that would make it illegal for anyone under the age of 16 to get married.

The bill (HB 1279) sponsored by Rep. more »»

Ros-Lehtinen concerned about Haiti vote delay

April 23, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida congresswoman is calling on Haiti's Senate to approve an agreement seeking to organize long-overdue parliamentary and local elections in the Caribbean country.

U.S. more »»

Nursing home bill limits who can be sued

April 23, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Litigants filing a case against a nursing home would be limited in whom they can name as defendants under a bill that passed the Hous. more »»

Florida's crime rate dropped 4.7 percent in 2013

April 23, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida's crime rate dropped 4.7 percent in 2013, the lowest number since the state began compiling the statistics.

Gov. more »»

Florida ethics bill pulled after criticism

April 23, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An ethics bill that would have imposed state standards on local entities is no longer being considered. Instead, interested parties have agreed to meet later this year. more »»

Sinkhole in Florida seems to be opening again

April 23, 2014

THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — A sinkhole between two houses in a sprawling Florida retirement community that was plugged over the weekend appears to be opening again. more »»

 
 

 

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