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5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 30

August 29, 2014

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

Manatees may lose endangered species status

August 29, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — As they do whenever they visit Florida, Greg Groff and his young daughter stopped by the manatee pool at Miami Seaquarium, where the speed bump-shaped marine mammals placidly swim in... more »»

Man charged in fraud against 3 ex-Heat players

August 29, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — A man already imprisoned on a real estate fraud conviction has been charged in Florida with a multi-million dollar investment scam involving three former Miami Heat players and the... more »»

Coalition appeals ruling on new map for Congress

August 29, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A coalition challenging Florida's congressional districts is taking its legal challenge to an appeals cour. more »»

Chief in $800M fraud gets 20 years prison

August 29, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — The mastermind of an $800 million insurance scam that stands as one of the largest fraud schemes in Florida history has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. more »»

NY foster agencies settle suit by kids for $17.5M

August 29, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — Attorneys say three private New York foster care agencies will pay $17. more »»

Crocodile that bit 2 swimmers dies during capture

August 29, 2014

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — An American crocodile suspected of biting two swimmers in a South Florida canal has died. more »»

Crocodile that bit 2 men dies during capture

August 29, 2014

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — An American crocodile suspected of biting two swimmers in a South Florida canal has died. more »»

Fla. Gov. Scott promises new tax cuts for 2nd term

August 29, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is promising more tax cuts if he wins a second term. more »»

SunRail service resumes after body found on tracks

August 29, 2014

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — SunRail service has resumed in central Florida following a brief suspension after a body was found on the tracks in Sanford. more »»

Police activity closes SunRail tracks in Sanford

August 29, 2014

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — SunRail service has been suspended in central Florida due to police activity near the tracks in Sanford. more »»

No Fantasy 5 players match all 5 numbers

August 29, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — No "Fantasy 5" game players selected all five winning numbers to win the jackpot.

Florida Lottery officials said Friday 367 tickets matched four numbers to win $55. more »»

Lakeland hosts debate over medical marijuana

August 29, 2014

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A debate organized by The Ledger of Lakeland (http://bit. more »»

5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 29

August 29, 2014

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

Florida deputy fatally shoots suspect's dog

August 29, 2014

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — A Brevard County Sheriff's deputy fatally shot a dog after it bit his hand during a domestic violence call. more »»

Manatees may soon lose endangered species status

August 29, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — As they do whenever they visit Florida, Greg Groff and his young daughter stopped by the manatee pool at Miami Seaquarium, where the speed bump-shaped marine mammals placidly swim in... more »»

USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

August 29, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders. more »»

Man faces life sentence for fatal robbery

August 29, 2014

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida man is facing a mandatory life sentence after being convicted in a fatal home invasion. more »»

Amazon's new regional fulfillment center opens

August 29, 2014

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — More than 400 employees have reported to work at Amazon's new regional order fulfillment center in central Florida. more »»

Sentencing day for chief of $800M insurance fraud

August 29, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — The mastermind of an $800 million insurance scam that stands as one of the largest fraud schemes in Florida history is being sentenced by a federal judge. more »»

 
 

 

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