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  • Man gets life for Lakeland police officer

    BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a Lakeland police officer. A Polk County judge sentenced 21-year-old Kyle Williams on Tuesday. A jury convicted him last week of first-degree murder. Prosecutors had been seeking the death penalty, but...

  • Ex-Expressway board member guilty of bribery

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority board member could be headed to prison after being convicted Wednesday of offering a multi-million dollar agency contract to a consultant on the condition that his friends were also hired. An Orange County jury found...

  • Garcia: Block Venezuela's sale of Citgo

    MIAMI (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia and Venezuelan opposition leaders in Miami called on the Obama administration Wednesday to block Venezuela's sale of U.S.-based Citgo Petroleum Corp. Garcia said the sale of Venezuela's oil refining and distribution network in the U.S. would hurt national...

  • Crist puts aside doubts that Democrats support him

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist used a decisive primary victory to cast aside doubts about whether Democrats will accept his political conversion. Now his challenge will be motivating them as he takes on a tougher task — beating Republican Gov. Rick Scott....

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 28

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. CRIST PUTS ASIDE DOUBTS THAT DEMS SUPPORT HIM Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is putting aside doubts about whether Democrats accept his political conversion. Now his challenge will be motivating...

  • Scott asks Ed Dept for English learner flexibility

    MIAMI (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott is asking the U.S. Department of Education not to hold Florida schools and teachers accountable for English language learner student achievement until after two years of instruction. Scott made the request alongside Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto...

  • FL-TopRaces-Glance-Sum

    5,804 of 5,804 precincts - 100 percent x-Rick Scott (i) 834,401 - 88 percent Elizabeth Cuevas-Neunder 100,715 - 11 percent Yinka Adeshina 16,903 - 2 percent 5,804 of 5,804 precincts - 100 percent x-Charlie Crist 622,982 - 74 percent Nan Rich 214,741 - 26 percent AP Elections 08-27-2014...

  • FL-OthStWde-Glance-Sum

    5,804 of 5,804 precincts - 100 percent x-George Sheldon 457,750 - 61 percent Perry Thurston 296,871 - 39 percent AP Elections 08-27-2014 15:07

  • FL-GOP-House-Contested

    199 of 199 precincts - 100 percent x-Jeff Miller (i) 44,757 - 75 percent John Krause 14,646 - 25 percent 235 of 235 precincts - 100 percent x-Ted Yoho (i) 37,466 - 79 percent Jake Rush 9,735 - 21 percent 174 of 174 precincts - 100 percent x-Ander Crenshaw (i) 38,573 - 71 percent Ryman...

  • FL-GOP-StSen-Contested

    139 of 139 precincts - 100 percent x-John Thrasher (i) 23,895 - 70 percent Derek Hankerson 10,123 - 30 percent 92 of 92 precincts - 100 percent x-Edward DeAguilera 5,751 - 55 percent Fritz Seide 4,777 - 45 percent 148 of 148 precincts - 100 percent x-Thad Altman (i) 25,558 - 65 percent...

  • FL-Dem-StSen-Contested

    92 of 92 precincts - 100 percent x-Geraldine Thompson (i) 15,363 - 64 percent Gary Siplin 8,596 - 36 percent 150 of 151 precincts - 99 percent x-Oscar Braynon (i) 21,218 - 70 percent Auguste Blemur 9,125 - 30 percent AP Elections 08-27-2014 14:37

  • FL-Dem-House-Contested

    151 of 151 precincts - 100 percent x-Alan Grayson (i) 18,637 - 74 percent Nick Ruiz 6,437 - 26 percent 188 of 188 precincts - 100 percent x-Michael McKenna 11,904 - 50 percent Shayan Modarres 7,323 - 31 percent William Ferree 4,716 - 20 percent 283 of 283 precincts - 100 percent x-Alcee...

  • FL-CktJdg-Glance-Sum

    193 of 193 precincts - 100 percent Michelle Inere, NP 31,991 - 41 percent Jennie Kinsey, NP 45,724 - 59 percent 262 of 262 precincts - 100 percent Anthony Penoso, NP 28,914 - 25 percent Michael Sharrit, NP 86,939 - 75 percent 328 of 328 precincts - 100 percent Denise Dymond Lyn, NP 25,034...

  • Florida editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: August 26 The Gainesville (Florida) Sun on allowing pot research: With legalization initiatives spreading, voters need accurate information on the health effects of marijuana. But cannabis research is thin, thanks to onerous federal restrictions....

  • Florida man charged in wheelchair beggar slaying

    MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida man is facing murder and other charges following the fatal shooting of a wheelchair-bound man begging for change along a busy roadway. Miami-Dade police say 27-year-old Rodney Louis shot the victim multiple times Tuesday on an Interstate 95 ramp and fled in a...



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