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5 Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 11

September 11, 2014

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

Charges dropped against 2 in disabled girl's death

September 11, 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Charges have been dropped against two psychologists indicted for failing to report the neglect of a severely disabled South Florida girl. more »»

Hospitals mull paying patient insurance premiums

September 11, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — A group of South Florida hospitals is working with a foundation to help low-income consumers pay their health insurance premiums in an effort to keep consumers covered and ensure... more »»

Phil Collins to headline show for Little Dreams

September 11, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — Phil Collins is headlining a gala fundraiser in Miami Beach for his youth arts and sports nonprofit, the Little Dreams Foundation. more »»

Insurance fraud chief appeals 20-year prison term

September 11, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — The man who masterminded an $800 million Florida insurance scam that fleeced more than 30,000 investors is appealing his 20-year prison term. more »»

Ex-Florida prison chief monitors Michigan contract

September 11, 2014

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The former prison chief in Florida and Indiana has been hired to oversee Michigan's troubled three-year, $145 million contract with a company supplying inmates with food. more »»

Burps 'n' fiddles mark 2nd Miss America prelims

September 11, 2014

ATLANTIC CITY, N.. more »»

Oklahoma, Kentucky win 2nd Miss America prelims

September 11, 2014

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Contestants from Oklahoma and Kentucky won the second night of preliminary competition in the Miss America pageant. more »»

50 dead cats found in freezers in Florida home

September 11, 2014

LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) — Detectives found 50 dead cats in four freezers at the home of a South Florida man after serving a warrant for child pornograph. more »»

Miss Rhode Island back in Miss America pageant

September 11, 2014

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss Rhode Island was back onstage at the Miss America pageant, a day after she fainted on stage.

Pageant say DePew was suffering from dehydration. more »»

FAMU band member's family settles with bus company

September 10, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The family of a Florida A&M University drum major who died after being hazed has reached a settlement with the owner of the bus in which the hazing took place. more »»

Florida legislators approve new budget forecast

September 10, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida legislative panel is signing off on a new budget forecast that raises questions about whether there will be enough money to meet the campaign promises of Gov. more »»

More giant snails found in South Florida

September 10, 2014

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — State agriculture authorities say 50 Giant African Land Snails were found on a homeowner's property in Broward County. more »»

Florida construction crew shocked by power line

September 10, 2014

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Three North Port construction workers were in the hospital after they were shocked when their crane touched a live power line. more »»

Florida editorial roundup

September 10, 2014

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers:

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Fla. legislators approve projects to aid springs

September 10, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida legislators are signing off on a long list of projects that are intended to aid the quality of several of the state's springs. more »»

Court upholds dismissal of Florida smoker lawsuits

September 10, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of 750 lawsuits filed against tobacco companies by a law firm representing Florida smokers and their families.

The 11th U.S. more »»

Poll: Floridians support police body cameras

September 10, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A poll shows that most Florida voters support the idea of placing body cameras on police officers to record their interactions with the public. more »»

Israeli cop charged over hurt Palestinian-American

September 10, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Justice Ministry says police have charged an officer who was filmed beating a Palestinian-American teenager during a violent protest in July. more »»

 
 

 

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