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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 »»

Sinkhole in Fla. retirement village opening again

April 23, 2014

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

Texas quarantine expanded for citrus disease

April 23, 2014

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The state Department of Agriculture has expanded a quarantine area to slow the spread of the citrus greening disease for two South Texas counties. more »»

Harris-Stowe names new president

April 23, 2014

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Harris-Stowe State University has named a 37-year-old college administrator in Florida as its next president. more »»

Florida university opens TB lab in Haiti

April 23, 2014

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The University of Florida is opening a state-of-the-art lab in Haiti to train researchers to better understand and fight tuberculosis.

Dr. more »»

3-year-old Fla. boy killed in hit and run

April 23, 2014

PALATKA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities are questioning several people to determine who was driving a car that struck and killed a 3-year-old San Mateo boy.

The Florida Times-Union (http://tinyurl. more »»

Bieber trial delayed to July on DUI, other charges

April 23, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida judge has delayed the trial of pop star Justin Bieber on charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license until July. more »»

Florida woman denied flight in NC with oxygen tank

April 23, 2014

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Florida woman says an airline worker at a North Carolina airport refused her to allow her to fly home with an oxygen tank because she did not have the proper paperwork. more »»

Tallahassee fire lieutenant honored by governor

April 23, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's Firefighter of the Year is a lieutenant from Tallahassee's department.

Lt. Rusty Roberts was honored Tuesday by Gov. more »»

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 23

April 23, 2014

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

Delay sought in loud music killing trial

April 23, 2014

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for a Florida man accused of murdering a teenager during an argument over loud music are asking that his retrial be delayed. more »»

Florida set to execute convicted double murderer

April 23, 2014

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is set to execute a man convicted of killing his cousin and his cousin's wife to prevent the cousin from testifying at his burglary trial. more »»

No winning tickets in $750,000 Mega Money jackpot

April 23, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — No tickets matched all four numbers plus the Mega Ball to win a $750,000 "Mega Money" jackpot, meaning the jackpot for Friday's drawing will be $900,000. more »»

 
 

 

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