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  • No Lucky Money winner; jackpot now $1.2M

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The "Lucky Money" jackpot rose to $1.2 million after no winner claimed the jackpot. Lottery officials said Saturday three tickets matched 4-of-4 numbers to win $2,515.50 each; 48 tickets won $344 each for picking 3-of-4 plus the Lucky Ball number; 673 tickets won $72...

  • 3 Fantasy 5 players win $72,599.52 jackpots

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Three "Fantasy 5" game players have selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $72,599.52 each, Florida Lottery officials said Saturday. The 335 tickets matching four numbers won $104.50 each. Another 9,950 tickets matching three numbers won $9.50 each,...

  • Former Rothstein associates charged in scheme

    MIAMI (AP) — Two former associates at convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein's law firm have been charged for their roles in the $1.2 billion fraud. The U.S. Attorney's Office reported Friday that 52-year-old David Boden and 57-year-old Richard Pearson have been charged with conspiring to...

  • Magic help youth center replace stolen items

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — When a local center for underprivileged children was a recent victim of theft, the Orlando Magic decided to do something about it. Magic player Victor Oladipo and other team representatives surprised the New Image Youth Center in Orlando's Parramore district Thursday with...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 20

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. FLORIDA'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE UP SLIGHTLY Florida's unemployment rate was up slightly in August and Gov. Rick Scott is trying to make the best of the report released Friday. The August rate of 6.3 percent...

  • Fla. court holds testy hearing on secret evidence

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A bitter dispute pitting Republican political consultants against groups who challenged Florida's congressional map spilled out in front of the state's highest court on Friday. The Supreme Court has been asked to decide whether or not secret evidence should have been...

  • Florida's unemployment rate up slightly in August

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's unemployment rate was up slightly in August and Gov. Rick Scott is trying to make the best of the report released Friday. The August rate of 6.3 percent is up slightly from 6.2 percent in July and remains above the national average of 6.1 percent. The state's...

  • Ex-House candidate prison term cut to 30 days

    MIAMI (AP) — Citing his extensive and ongoing cooperation with investigators, a federal judge on Friday sharply reduced the prison sentence for a former U.S. House candidate embroiled in a campaign finance probe linked to ex-Rep. David Rivera. U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga cut Justin...

  • Former US Rep. Diaz-Balart speaks on son's suicide

    MIAMI (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart is speaking out about his son's suicide and the need for more preventative mental health services. The attorney and former Miami congressman spoke Thursday before a U.S. House subcommittee, encouraging lawmakers to work together to promote...

  • Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren

    BELL, Fla. (AP) — Teachers, staff members and students are grieving the deaths of six children who were killed by their grandfather in the small, north Florida city of Bell. Authorities say 51-year-old Don Spirit killed the children and their mother Thursday afternoon before taking his own life...

  • 2 Fantasy 5 player win $102,992.38 jackpot

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two "Fantasy 5" game players have selected all five winning numbers to split a jackpot worth $102,992.38. Florida Lottery officials said Friday that both tickets were purchased in Palm Coast and North Miami Beach. Another 238 tickets matching four numbers won $139.50...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 19

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. FLORIDA'S NEW UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS DUE OUT New numbers are due out that could show whether or not Florida's unemployment rate continues to remain stagnant. The jobless rate in July was 6.2 percent. That's...

  • Orlando man charged with human trafficking

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police say a 75-year-old central Florida man ran a human trafficking ring by recruiting women prisoners and then using them as prostitutes once they were released from prison. Richard Rawles and two associates were charged with human trafficking for commercial sexual...

  • 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 18-year-old Tjhisha Ball and called...

  • Man tries to sneak into wheel well of plane at OIA

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 32-year-old man who wanted to get to New York was arrested after he tried to sneak into the wheel well of a plane parked at the Orlando International Airport. Demetrius Hall was charged Thursday with trespassing, burglary and loitering. He was taken to the Orange County...



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