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5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 28

August 27, 2014

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

CRIST PUTS ASIDE DOUBTS THAT DEMS SUPPORT HIM

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Crist puts aside doubts that Democrats support him

August 27, 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist used a decisive primary victory to cast aside doubts about whether Democrats will accept his political conversion. more »»

Garcia: Block Venezuela's sale of Citgo

August 27, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia and Venezuelan opposition leaders in Miami called on the Obama administration Wednesday to block Venezuela's sale of U.S.-based Citgo Petroleum Cor. more »»

Mom: captured son 'honorable' US journalist

August 27, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — An American freelance journalist held hostage and threatened with death by Islamic militants wanted to tell the world through his writing about oppressed people in the Middle East,... more »»

Scott asks Ed Dept for English learner flexibility

August 27, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott is asking the U.S. more »»

Feds protect 20 species of coral as threatened

August 27, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change. more »»

Pilot will face jury for flying aerial banners

August 27, 2014

HONOLULU (AP) — A pilot accused of flying aerial banners over Oahu will face a jury trial.

Matthew Radeck works for Aerial Banners Inc., which is based in Florida. more »»

Florida editorial roundup

August 27, 2014

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers:

August 26

The Gainesville (Florida) Sun on allowing pot research:

With legalization initiatives spreading, voters need accurate... more »»

Mom pleads for release of captive US journalist

August 27, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — The mother of an American freelance journalist held hostage and threatened with death by Islamic militants pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video message aimed directly at his... more »»

Fla. Supreme Court asked to rule on gay marriage

August 27, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's highest court is being asked to rule on whether the state's ban on gay marriage is constitutional. more »»

Florida man charged in wheelchair beggar slaying

August 27, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida man is facing murder and other charges following the fatal shooting of a wheelchair-bound man begging for change along a busy roadway. more »»

Chickens, horse test positive for West Nile

August 27, 2014

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Health officials in Brevard County say several sentinel chickens and a horse have tested positive for the antibodies to West Nile virus. more »»

Police: 911 botches call about child locked in car

August 27, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A 911 dispatcher is in trouble over his response to a mother who called for help after her 10-month-old son accidentally locked himself in her car, police sai. more »»

No Lucky Money winner; jackpot rises to $900,000

August 27, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The "Lucky Money" jackpot rose to $900,000 after no winner claimed the jackpot.

Lottery officials said Wednesday three tickets matched 4-of-4 numbers to win $2,330. more »»

3 Fantasy 5 players win $64,771.60 jackpot

August 27, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Three "Fantasy 5" players selected all five winning numbers to each take a prize of $64,771.60. more »»

5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 27

August 27, 2014

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

CRIST WINS FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY FOR GOVERNOR

Former Republican Gov. more »»

Waldo cops say they've been under ticket quotas

August 27, 2014

WALDO, Fla. (AP) — Five Florida police officers told the Waldo City Council that they've been under a quote to write traffic tickets, which is a violation of Florida la. more »»

Caseworker, 3 others charged in girl's death

August 27, 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A grand jury has charged a child welfare caseworker and three other women following the death of a severely disabled girl who died while under state care. more »»

 
 

 

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