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  • Bodies of 2 women found along Jacksonville road

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have identified two young women whose bodies were found alongside a Jacksonville road. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office reported Thursday that two people driving by spotted the bodies of 19-year-old Angelia Mangum and 17-year-old Tjhisha Ball and called...

  • Census: Floridians better educated in 2013

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Floridians became a little better educated last year, were middle-of-the-pack in having access to the Internet and had the nation's highest concentration of retail workers. The U.S. Census Bureau released new figures Thursday that capture the lives of Floridians last year...

  • Steam being used to kill deadly citrus bacteria

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A group of University of Florida researchers are using steam in an attempt to kill a deadly citrus disease that's ravaging the state's groves. Researchers at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences said Thursday they've tented and then enveloped trees in...

  • Fla. Gov. appoints legislator as utility regulator

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — State Rep. Jimmy Patronis is being appointed to the panel that regulates Florida utilities. Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday appointed Patronis to a Public Service Commission seat that comes open in January. He also reappointed current PSC commissioner Julie Brown to a new...

  • 2016 could bring a chance for revenge for Crist

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — If former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist wins his old job back as a Democrat, he could be in a position to seek political revenge against two Republicans whom he once counted as friends and now disdain him. Crist used to call himself a "Jeb Bush Republican," and Bush...

  • Court rules Florida virtual school can sue rival

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The state's highest court is ruling that Florida's main online school can sue over trademark infringement. The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state-created Florida Virtual School can sue Virginia-based K12 on its own. Florida Virtual School first sued...

  • Man electrocuted by fallen power lines in Tampa

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man was electrocuted by power lines that had fallen behind a Tampa home. Tampa Fire Rescue spokesman Jason Penny says paramedics responded to a 911 call at the home Wednesday morning. Penny says the power lines had fallen between a shed and a fence....

  • Girl involved in bullying suicide plans to sue

    LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Lawyers for a 13-year-old girl accused of bullying a classmate have filed notice that they intend to sue Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd and his office. The Ledger reports (http://bit.ly/1p2ndM4) that the notice says Judd did not have probable cause to arrest the girl in...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 18

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. CENSUS OFFERS A GLIMPSE OF FLORIDA IN 2013 Floridians became a little better educated last year, were middle-of-the-pack in having access to the Internet and had the nation's highest concentration of...

  • Florida Lotto jackpot rises to $27 million

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The jackpot in the Florida Lotto game has grown to $27 million after no one matched the six winning numbers in the latest drawing, lottery officials said Thursday. A total of 16 tickets matched five numbers to win $7,660.50 each. Another 1,368 tickets matched four...

  • 3 Fantasy 5 players win $73,862.46 jackpots

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Three "Fantasy 5" game players have selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $73,862.46 each, Florida Lottery officials said Thursday. The winning tickets were purchased in Deltona, Miami and Lakeland, officials said. The 1,024 tickets matching four...

  • Coast Guard seizes $23 million worth of cocaine

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Coast Guard is reporting an operation in the Caribbean that netted more than $23 million worth of cocaine. Roughly 719 kilograms of cocaine will be unloaded Thursday at the Coast Guard station in Miami Beach. The drugs were confiscated during a Sept. 8...

  • Census offers a glimpse of Fla. in 2013

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Floridians became a little better educated last year, were middle-of-the-pack in having access to the Internet and had the nation's highest concentration of retail workers. The U.S. Census Bureau released new figures on Thursday that capture the lives of Floridians last...

  • Parents suing center for deaf, autistic children

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The families of three children who spent time at a school for deaf and autistic students are suing the facility after they say their children experienced neglect and various forms of abuse at the hands of the facilities' employees. Three separate lawsuits were filed in...

  • 2 in Keys charged with $300M vacation rental fraud

    KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Two people are facing fraud and other charges in the Florida Keys for operating what authorities say was a $300 million vacation rental scheme. Federal prosecutors say Fred Davis Clark Jr. and Cristal Clark committed bank fraud through a company called Cay Clubs Resorts...



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