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  • Pregnant Fla woman killed, admiring gun collection

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A five-month pregnant woman died after she was shot in the head while admiring a friend's gun collection, Hernando County authorities said Sunday. The Citrus County woman and her husband were looking at the gun collection belonging her friend William DeHayes in Brooksville...

  • Sarasota Sheriff: small plane crashes off coast

    SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Sarasota officials say a small plane crashed into the water off the off the coast near Venice Beach. Sarasota Sheriff's Community Affairs Manager Wendy Rose said investigators believe the pilot was the only person in the plane Sunday afternoon and were attempting to...

  • FL--Daybook

    MIAMI (AP) — BC-FL--Daybook Associated Press Florida Daybook Associated Press Florida Daybook for Monday, July 28. FLORIDA The daybook is for planning purposes only and is not intended for publication or broadcast. You should verify any event you plan to cover. Please keep the AP in mind...

  • Lofty goals for new Florida Polytechnic University

    LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — The curiously oval-shaped structure at the new Florida Polytechnic University, designed by noted Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, is a symbol of the state's latest higher-education experiment. It is the centerpiece of what will soon-be Florida's 12th state...

  • Dade 2 years late on $60 million for urban renewal

    MIAMI (AP) — More than $60 million earmarked for five mixed-use projects in Miami's Overtown community have yet to be dispersed two years after residents packed City Hall demanding to save the imperiled funds. The city and Miami-Dade County approved the money. But shortly before they were to...

  • Florida Lotto jackpot rises to $9 million

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The jackpot in the Florida Lotto game has grown to $9 million after no one matched the six winning numbers in the latest drawing, lottery officials said Sunday. A total of 31 tickets matched five numbers to win $4,287.50 each. Another 1,963 tickets matched four...

  • 2 Fantasy 5 players wins $123,067.05 jackpot

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two "Fantasy 5" game players have selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $123,067.05. The Florida Lottery said Saturday the 396 tickets matching four numbers won $100 each. Another 11,709 tickets matching three numbers won $9.00 each, and 110,758...

  • 2 Fla. brothers sentenced for food stamp fraud

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two South Florida brothers have been sentenced for their role in a multi-million dollar food stamp scam. The brothers are 52 year-old Ali Jaber and 42 year-old Hadi Jaber. They were sentenced Thursday to more than five years in prison and agreed to pay $4 million...

  • Cuban ballet master gives classes in US

    SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A teacher with the National Ballet School of Cuba credited with launching the careers of some of the island's most famous dancers is giving classes in Florida. Ramona de Saa is teaching for the first time in the United States at the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School. The...

  • 2.5M visitors to national parks in S Fla in 2013

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — A new National Park Service report says more than 2.5 million people visited the national parks in South Florida last year. According to the report released earlier this week, those visitors spent $206 million in surrounding communities, supporting over 2,700 jobs. The...

  • Former TODAY meteorologist to speak at Fla State

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former TODAY meteorologist Janice Huff will be the featured speaker at the summer commencement at Florida State University. Huff graduated from Florida State in 1982 and was the meteorologist for TODAY on the weekends for 16 years before leaving the show in 2012. She...

  • Thousands of fish killed by red tide off Fla coast

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida wildlife officials say a large offshore fish kill in the northeast Gulf of Mexico is being caused by a red tide. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says citizens have reported thousands of dead or dying reef fish like grouper, hogfish and...

  • Fla. man convicted in case of terror group travel

    MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida man has been sentenced to federal prison for lying to FBI agents about his attempts to travel to Africa to join a violent terrorist organization. A five-year prison sentence was imposed last week on 24-year-old Solomon Zaid Alkadhi of Plantation. He pleaded guilty...

  • Fla man accused of predatory towing at gay fest

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man they say illegally towed cars during Orlando's 2014 Gay Days celebration. Orange County Sheriffs deputies arrested 45 year-old Jason Combs for towing more than 100 vehicles between June 5 and June 9. The annual festivities draw tens of...

  • Infrared camera catches Keys sea turtle hatchlings

    BIG PINE KEY, Fla. (AP) — A live-streaming webcam has recorded loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings emerging from a nest on a Florida Keys beach. About 100 three-inch-long infants emerged from the mound Friday night and headed to the ocean under faint moonlight. The high-definition camera...



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