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Florida GOP leaders promise tax cuts and education spending

January 28, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's top Republicans are promising tax cuts, more education spending and a review of student testing in this year's legislative session. more »»

Jury recommends death for man who fatally beat girl

January 28, 2015

LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Jurors have recommended a death sentence for a Tampa Bay area man convicted of killing his former girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter. more »»

Authorities say fugitive paid cash for long-term hotel stay

January 28, 2015

Authorities say a treasure hunter locked in a legal battle over one of the greatest undersea hauls in American history was paying cash for the Florida hotel room where he and a companion lived fo... more »»

Back from Brazil, ex-music promoter faces $300M fraud case

January 28, 2015

MIAMI (AP) — A former airline pilot who reached the heights of the music promotion business by producing shows for acts ranging from the Rolling Stones to Santana to Coldplay sat shackled in a... more »»

Prosecutor asked to investigate ouster of state's top cop

January 28, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A St. Petersburg attorney is asking a Tallahassee prosecutor to investigate whether Gov. Rick Scott and three Cabinet officials violated the state's open meetings law. more »»

Wisconsin governor finds gaps in 2016 GOP field encouraging

January 28, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he is seriously considering running for president because he sees gaps in the field of likely Republican candidates. more »»

No bail for former music promoter in $300M fraud case

January 28, 2015

MIAMI (AP) — A judge has refused to grant bail for a former music promoter who produced shows for acts such as the Rolling Stones, Elton John and Aerosmith and was recently extradited from Brazil... more »»

Florida Gov. Scott proposes nearly $77 billion budget

January 28, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is calling for a nearly $77 billion state budget in the coming yea. more »»

Bart the cat hit by car, buried and then crawls from grave

January 28, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and crawled back from the dead — literally.

Earlier this month, a car hit the 1 ½-year-old cat in Tampa. more »»

Fugitive treasure hunter nabbed in Florida after 2-year hunt

January 28, 2015

A fugitive treasure hunter wanted by federal authorities for more than two years has been arrested in Florida.

A senior inspector at the U.S. more »»

Tupperware 4Q results top analysts' estimates

January 28, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tupperware's fourth-quarter profit fell as sales softened, but its performance beat analysts' expectations. more »»

No Lucky Money players win $500,000 jackpot

January 28, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — No tickets matched all four "Lucky Money" numbers plus the Lucky Ball to win $500,000. The Jackpot now goes to $550,000 for Friday's drawing. more »»

Fantasy 5 ends in rolldown after winning numbers not picked

January 28, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — No "Fantasy 5" player selected all five winning numbers resulting in a rolldown. more »»

1 injured when car slams into Tampa bar

January 28, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Police say one person was injured when a car slammed into the patio area of a Tampa area cafe and bar. more »»

After being hit by car Tampa cat crawls back from grave

January 28, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — If cats have nine lives, Bart the black and white feline from Tampa, Florida, has certainly used up one.

The Tampa Bay Times (http://bit. more »»

Father charged after infant daughter dies in fall

January 28, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A young father is charged with child neglect after his 4-month-old daughter died from injuries sustained when her bouncy chair fell from a table. more »»

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 28

January 28, 2015

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


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Univ. of Florida may end midwifery, 2 other nursing programs

January 28, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The University of Florida College of Nursing is not accepting admissions to three doctoral programs and may eliminate them.

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

Search called off for missing kayaker near Jacksonville

January 28, 2015

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The search has been called off for a 22-year-old kayaker who went missing off Jacksonville Beach. more »»



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