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Miami swimmer wins open-water competition

September 20, 2014


A Miami man has won overall honors at an open-water swimming competition in the Florida Keys. more »»

Power workers train John Travolta for part

September 20, 2014

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Actor John Travolta is spending time with electrical linemen who work near his central Florida home while preparing for an upcoming movie role. more »»

Center helps student veterans with college plans

September 20, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A University of Florida program is helping military veterans succeed in college.

The Gainesville Sun (http://bit. more »»

Manatee County parent sues of shorter recess

September 20, 2014

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — One Manatee County mother is criticizing her local school district for shortening recess time for elementary school students. more »»

Man gets 8 years after robbing bank in Santa suit

September 20, 2014

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man who robbed a bank two days before Christmas while wearing a Santa suit and carrying a fake bomb in his gift bag has been sentenced to eight years in prison. more »»

Central Florida man plans to move historic mansion

September 20, 2014

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — One central Florida man is spending $500,000 to move an historic mansion away from land where it is slated to be demolished.

The Lakeland Ledger (http://bit. more »»

Oystermen fear closing of Apalachicola Bay

September 20, 2014

APPALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) — Seafood workers and oyster harvesters say they are worried about the future of Apalachicola Bay.

The Panama City News Herald ( http://bit. more »»

Some advocate Florida goliath grouper harvest

September 20, 2014

FORT MEYERS, Fla. (AP) — Some fishermen and divers are encouraging Florida's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to allow harvesting of goliath grouper. more »»

No Lucky Money winner; jackpot now $1.2M

September 20, 2014

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

3 Fantasy 5 players win $72,599.52 jackpots

September 20, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Three "Fantasy 5" game players have selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $72,599.52 each, Florida Lottery officials said Saturday. more »»

Florida fires 32 prison guards for wrongdoing

September 20, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — The state of Florida has fired 32 prison guards as part of an investigation into the deaths of inmates at four state prisons.

The Miami Herald (http://hrld. more »»

A look at American jihadis: Why do they fight?

September 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at four Americans who became jihadis, and what motivated them to fight:

Moner Mohammad Abusalha, who liked to cuddle cats, blew himself up in May in Syria. more »»

Tracing shift from everyday American to jihadis

September 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — A college dropout from Florida. A nurse's aide from Denver. The owner of a pizza-and-wings joint from upstate New Yor. more »»

At a Glance: the business dealings of Jeb Bush

September 20, 2014

Jeb Bush entered the Florida governor's mansion in 1999 with a net worth of $2 million, a relatively modest fortune compared with others in the Bush family. more »»

2016 may loom, but Jeb Bush is focused on business

September 20, 2014

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Many of the Republicans who are considering the 2016 presidential race are openly laying the foundations of potential campaigns.

What's former Florida Go. more »»

Man gets life for fatal burglary

September 20, 2014

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Panhandle man has been sentenced to life in prison for a fatal burglary.

A Walton County judge sentenced Chrispen Ramirez on Tuesday. more »»

Death Cafes allow end-of-life discussions

September 20, 2014

SARASOTA, Fla. more »»

Coast Guard dog boosts morale at Panhandle station

September 20, 2014

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Rudder, a 4-year-old black Labrador retriever, has several tricks in his repertoire.

He can sit, speak, roll over, balance food on his nose and shake hand. more »»

Florida State suspends Winston for entire game

September 20, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State interim President Garnett S. more »»

Florida town knew shooter had troubled past

September 20, 2014

BELL, Fla. (AP) — Most people in this rural, north Florida community seemed to know about the Spirit family's troubled and tragic past. more »»



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