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4 animals die in Panama City duplex fire

July 2, 2015

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Officials say three cats and a dog died in a fire at a Panama City duplex. more »»

5 Things to Know in Florida for July 2

July 2, 2015

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

Miami Lakes council asks state to investigate mayor's crash

July 2, 2015

MIAMI LAKES, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Lakes town council will ask the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate Mayor Michael Pizzi's recent car crash. more »»

Miami man who carjacked SUV at hotel gets 20 years in prison

July 2, 2015

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a man who carjacked a SUV at a downtown Miami hotel, hitting seven people and wrecking four cars, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. more »»

Many but not all in GOP object as US, Cuba plan embassies

July 2, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Loud but hardly universal catcalls from Republicans underscored the obstacles and opportunities ahead as U.S. more »»

Southwest Florida officials probe slaying of doctor

July 2, 2015

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities are still investigating the slaying of a popular, 46-year-old southwest Florida doctor.

Dr. Teresa Sievers was found dead in her home on Monday. more »»

2 Florida State Prison guards arrested for drug dealing

July 2, 2015

RAIFORD, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested two prison guards in connection with a large-scale pain pill distribution ring at Florida State Prison. more »»

Minnesota sues Florida student loan forgiveness company

July 1, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's attorney general is accusing a Florida company of preying on students with promises of loan forgivenes. more »»

Some Cubans see US thaw as a boon, others pessimistic

July 1, 2015

HAVANA (AP) — As Havana and Washington move to restore full ties, Cubans are watching closely. more »»

Is it endangered? More study for alligator snapping turtles

July 1, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal protection may be needed for three amphibian species and seven reptiles, including the hard-biting, spiky-shelled alligator snapping turtle, the U.S. more »»

9-year-old Tampa area boy shot in face after sneaking gun

July 1, 2015

PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay area authorities say a 9-year-old boy was seriously injured when he was shot in the cheek as he and his brother were handling a handgun in their house. more »»

Bond nearly final for doctor tied to NJ Sen. Menendez

July 1, 2015

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors have reached a tentative agreement with defense attorneys for a Florida doctor charged alongside New Jersey Sen. more »»

5 Things to Know in Florida for July 2

July 1, 2015

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

GOVERNOR'S WEALTH GREW AFTER SPENDING MILLIONS ON CAMPAIGN

Florida Gov. more »»

Correction: Carnegie Heroes story

July 1, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In a story June 30 about the Carnegie Heroes awards, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the fate of a boy whose brother drowned in a river. Christian Smith survive. more »»

Cuban-Americans react to embassies opening

July 1, 2015

MIAMI (AP) — Cuban-Americans say they are angry about President Barack Obama's announcement that the United States and Cuba will open embassies in each other's countries. more »»

Florida's abortion waiting period remains in legal limbo

July 1, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's 24-hour waiting period for abortions is in legal limbo.

A Florida judge blocked the new law a day before it was scheduled to take effect on Wednesday. more »»

Florida AG Bondi wants solar initiative struck from ballot

July 1, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Attorney General Pam Bondi's office is asking the Florida Supreme Court to not allow a proposed constitutional amendment to promote solar energy on next year's ballot. more »»

Florida editorial roundup

July 1, 2015

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers:

June 30

Miami Herald on executions and the courts:

Gay marriage and Obamacare were not the only controversial issues resolved by the U. more »»

 
 
 

 

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