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5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 18

August 18, 2014

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

Computer system causes delay at Miami airport

August 18, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — A computer failure in the passport-control system caused a long backup for international travelers at Miami International Airport. more »»

Madden ratings guru has the players' attention

August 18, 2014

DENVER (AP) — Donny Moore can be the most reviled man in NFL locker rooms.

He's not a coach, a referee or a drug tester. He has never played or coached a game. more »»

Cuban photographer: Do you recognize this girl?

August 18, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — In the photo, a girl crouches on a wooden raft, surrounded by solemn men. Her large brown eyes stare intently at the camera. A few wisps of her dark hair float in the breez. more »»

Medical assistant guilty of stealing patient IDs

August 18, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — A medical assistant at a South Florida clinic is facing a minimum of two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to stealing patient identities and selling them. more »»

Florida Polytechnic University celebrates opening

August 18, 2014

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — The new Florida Polytechnic University is celebrating its inaugural year with several launch events. more »»

Florida spent more than $2.46 million on security

August 18, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida taxpayers spent more than $2.46 million to provide security for Gov. Rick Scott as well as governors from other states. more »»

No tickets match 5 numbers plus Powerball

August 17, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — No tickets matched all five numbers plus the Powerball to win the $50 million jackpot. more »»

No Fantasy 5 players match all 5 numbers

August 17, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — No "Fantasy 5" game players selected all five winning numbers to win the jackpot. more »»

Southwest Airlines crew declares emergency

August 17, 2014

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The crew of a Southwest Airlines flight declared an emergency en route from Orlando, Florida, to Milwaukee, because of an electrical smell in the back of the plane. more »»

Florida man guilty in illegal China lobster case

August 17, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida man must pay a $250,000 fine after pleading guilty to illegally shipping spiny lobsters obtained to Chin. more »»

No tickets win $15 million Florida Lotto jackpot

August 17, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — No tickets matched all six numbers of the Florida Lotto to win the $15 million jackpot. more »»

Suspect in 30 fires being held in Volusia jail

August 17, 2014

PORT ORANGE, Fla. (AP) — A Sanford man believed to be connected to over two dozen fires is being held in Volusia County Jail after being arrested in Daytona Beach. more »»

BALLOT BREAKDOWN: FSU No. 1 in AP preseason poll

August 17, 2014

The Associated Press preseason Top 25 is out. more »»

$9.4M Hindu temple opens in Brevard County

August 17, 2014

SUNTREE, Fla. (AP) — Hindus across central Florida are celebrating the opening of a new house of worship.

The $9. more »»

AP poll: defending champion Florida St is No. 1

August 17, 2014

Jameis Winston and defending national champion Florida State are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll.

The Seminoles will start the season N. more »»

Florida ALS group gets Ice Bucket Challenge boost

August 17, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Florida chapter of the ALS Association has seen its donations more than double from the same time period last year thanks to the viral Ice Bucket Challenge campaign. more »»

Fla. earns $1.3 million from unclaimed property

August 17, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The state of Florida has earned $1.3 million from an auction of unclaimed property.

State officials said last week that the money will be used for public school funding. more »»

Artist's works locked behind prison walls

August 17, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Behind the rusting, too-tall-to-climb chain-link fence topped with razor wire and inside abandoned buildings where muted rooms are blanketed with dust lies artistic treasure. more »»

Volunteers help protect Florida sea turtle nests

August 17, 2014

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. more »»

 
 

 

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