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5 Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 18

September 17, 2014

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

PRESIDENT REAFFIRMS OPPOSITION TO US COMBAT IN IRAQ

President Barack Obama says U.. more »»

Citrus grove owners to get help under program

September 17, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida's citrus growers whose groves who are affected by a deadly citrus disease can recoup some of the cost of tree removal and replanting under a federal program. more »»

Appeals court rules Fla. Gov. can pick new judge

September 17, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An appeals court is saying Florida Gov. Rick Scott should get to pick a new judge for northeast Florida instead of letting voters decide. more »»

Florida editorial roundup

September 17, 2014

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers:

Sept. more »»

Mexican charged in Ohio in $9.6M investment scheme

September 17, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal authorities say a Mexican citizen who lived in the Cleveland area defrauded investors in four states in a $9. more »»

Study: Americans endure unwanted care near death

September 17, 2014

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. more »»

Miami Beach prepares for extreme high tides

September 17, 2014

MIAMI BEACH, Fl. more »»

Scott, Crist qualify for debate; Wyllie doesn't

September 17, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist are the only candidates that qualify for a Leadership Florida/Florida Press Association debat. more »»

Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

September 17, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama says U.S. forces in Iraq "do not and will not" have a combat mission as part of the effort against Islamic State militants. more »»

SEC obtains order freezing assets in alleged scam

September 17, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission has obtained a court order freezing the assets of an alleged South Florida fraud scheme operated out of the Turks and Caicos Islands. more »»

Officials warn of rip tides off north Florida

September 17, 2014

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is warning swimmers, surfers and beachgoers of dangerous riptides along north Florida's coastline due to swells from Tropical Storm Edouard. more »»

Weakened Odile heads toward US; tourists evacuated

September 17, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's government airlifted thousands of stranded foreign tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort of Los Cabos, as a weakened Odile headed over the Gulf of California... more »»

Commissioner condemned for inappropriate iPad use

September 17, 2014

LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Largo City Commissioners condemned a fellow commissioner for downloading inappropriate material to his city-owned iPa. more »»

Panhandle pool worker dies while repairing lights

September 17, 2014

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 27-year-old man died while working on a swimming pool outside a Panama City Beach home. more »»

No Lucky Money winner; jackpot now $1.2M

September 17, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The "Lucky Money" jackpot rose to $1.2 million after no winner claimed the jackpot.

Lottery officials said Wednesday two tickets matched 4-of-4 numbers to win $3,660. more »»

1 Fantasy 5 player wins $200,542.41 jackpot

September 17, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — One "Fantasy 5" game player has selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $200,542.41. more »»

5 Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 17

September 17, 2014

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

Ocala council repeals saggy pants ordinance

September 17, 2014

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Saggy pants will once again be allowed on city property after the Ocala City Council voted to repeal an ordinance banning them. more »»

Florida woman flies plane on 90th birthday

September 17, 2014

PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida woman celebrated her 90th birthday by flying a four-seat Cessna. more »»

Weakened Odile heads over Mexico toward Arizona

September 17, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's government airlifted thousands of stranded foreign tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort of Los Cabos, as a weakened Odile headed over the Gulf of California... more »»

 
 

 

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