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Panther killed in southwest Florida

July 18, 2014

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Florida panther was killed in an apparent territorial dispute in southwest Florid. more »»

Florida women arrested in check forgery scheme

July 18, 2014

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Two Florida women who said they were recruited to join a cross-country fraudulent check-cashing scheme have been arrested in Montana. more »»

Flight from Florida to Boston diverted to SC

July 18, 2014

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A Spirit Airlines flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Boston has been diverted to South Carolina because of a cracked windshield. more »»

Police: Fla father beats accused child abuser

July 18, 2014

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police say a Daytona Beach father beat an 18-year-old man unconscious after finding him sexually abusing his son. more »»

Florida unemployment rate dips slightly in June

July 18, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's unemployment rate is now higher than the national rate.

The state's jobless rate in June was 6.2 percent. more »»

AP NewsBreak: Obama opens East Coast to oil search

July 18, 2014

ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Obama administration has approved the use of sonic cannons to explore for oil and gas off the Eastern Shore. more »»

Sarasota police officer rescues muck-covered duck

July 18, 2014

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A duckling is recovering after being rescued by a Sarasota police officer.

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune (http://bit. more »»

Pensacola's Scenic Highway reopens after flooding

July 18, 2014

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The final portion of Pensacola's Scenic Highway is now open to traffic more than two months after heavy rain washed away parts of road. more »»

Several more states to offer duck stamps online

July 18, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana and four other states will soon be selling federal duck stamps online, joining eight other states that already d. more »»

Teen dies when boat overturns on central Fla. lake

July 18, 2014

ASTOR, Fla. (AP) — A teenage boy is dead after a jon boat overturned on Lake Schimmerhorn in central Florida.

Two other teens survived the Thursday afternoon incident on the lake. more »»

5 Fantasy 5 player wins $40,888.25 jackpot

July 18, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Five "Fantasy 5" game players selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $40,888.2. more »»

Students at 24 Alachua schools to get free lunch

July 18, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — All students at 24 Alachua schools will receive free breakfast and lunch regardless of their family income or ability to pay — thanks to a federal program. more »»

5 Things to Know in Florida for July 18

July 18, 2014

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


New unemployment numbers that could help Gov. more »»

Fla. boy, 11, helps save drowning toddler

July 18, 2014

INDIAN ROCKS BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an alert 11-year-old boy helped save a toddler from drowning in an Indian Rocks Beach hotel.

The Tampa Bay Times (http://bit. more »»

Online duck stamps: LA MI MO NC VA joining program

July 18, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana and four other states will soon be selling federal duck stamps online.

Eight states already do so. The U.S. more »»

Florida's new unemployment numbers due out

July 18, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — New unemployment numbers that could help Gov. Rick Scott are due out.

Scott is scheduled to announce the June jobless rate on Friday. more »»

Worker dies of apparent electrocution

July 18, 2014

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Police say a refrigeration company worker was found dead of apparent electrocution on the roof of a northeast Florida convenience store.

The St. more »»

Officials endorse waterfront Cuban exile museum

July 18, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — Commissioners in Miami-Dade County have endorsed giving waterfront county land to a Cuban exile museum. more »»

Fla. man guilty in bomb threat, bank robbery

July 18, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to attempted bank robbery using a fake bomb and making bomb threats against the Publix supermarket chain in a $50 million extortion case. more »»

Judge OKs gay marriage in Florida Keys

July 18, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — A judge ruled that gays can marry in Florida's most gay-friendly county, siding Thursday with same-sex couples in the Florida Keys who challenged a voter-approved ban as... more »»



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