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  • Pinellas school district asks Crist to pull TV ad

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Pinellas County school district is asking former Gov. Charlie Crist to pull a television ad filmed at an area high school. A school administrator gave permission to the Democratic candidate to film the ad at St. Petersburg High. But district officials said that was...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 1

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. FLA. MAN GUILTY OF THROWING BABY FROM CAR A jury has found a Florida man guilty of killing a 3-month-old boy by tossing the infant out of a moving vehicle. Richard McTear on Thursday was found guilty of...

  • Florida judge delays primary in Tampa race

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge is ordering that a primary election for a Tampa Bay legislative seat be pushed back until November. Circuit Judge Angela Dempsey ruled Thursday the election for Florida House District 64 should be open to all voters regardless of party affiliation. She...

  • Florida Gov. questions Citizens travel costs

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is demanding that the head of the state's largest property insurer explain travel expenses. The Scott administration on Thursday asked Barry Gilway, executive director of Citizens Property Insurance, to appear next month before the governor and...

  • Error made by dispatcher in professor shooting

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The head of a dispatch center is acknowledging an "error" was made in the moments after the shooting of Florida State University law school professor Daniel Markel. A 911 operator did not initially alert police that Markel had been shot after receiving a phone call from...

  • SeaWorld, Southwest Airlines ending partnership

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld Entertainment are ending their 25-year-old marketing partnership, as the airline has come under fire from animal rights activists over the relationship. Officials at both companies said Thursday that the partnership wouldn't be renewed at the...

  • Navy exercises to continue near Cape Canaveral

    ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is alerting the public of a Navy exercise occurring near Port Canaveral that involves the use of bland ammunition and smoke flares. The exercises began Thursday morning and are expected to continue through Aug. 7. They are being conducted from...

  • 3 Fantasy 5 players win $70,297.15 jackpot

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Three "Fantasy 5" game players selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $70,297.15. The Florida Lottery said Thursday that the winning tickets were purchased in Jacksonville, Marianna and Orlando. The 296 tickets matching four numbers won $114.50 each....

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for July 31

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. PRICE TAG FOR NEW TAMPA AREA EXPRESSWAY IS $454 MILLION Florida Department of Transportation officials say a new expressway linking two major roads in the Tampa Bay area will cost about $454 million —...

  • Florida Lotto jackpot rises to $11 million

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The jackpot in the Florida Lotto game has grown to $11 million after no one matched the six winning numbers in the latest drawing. Lottery officials said Thursday that 18 tickets matched five numbers to win $6,486 each. Another 905 tickets matched four numbers for $92...

  • 1 dead in Little Haiti house fire

    MIAMI (AP) — One person is dead following a house fire in Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood. Miami broadcast stations report that two women and a man were able to escape as fire swept through the home late Wednesday. The victim's name hasn't been released. No further details were immediately...

  • Charlie Crist needs help to 'quite literally' pay the rent

    Is Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist having a harder time fundraising than generally understood?

  • Florida editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: July 30 Herald Tribune, Sarasota, Florida, on cable customers lacking leverage: When you have a problem with your cable service, there's a handy "800" number to call. But getting actual help ... ah, that can be another challenge entirely. Last week,...

  • Charge dropped against state official

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors in Orlando have dropped a misdemeanor charge of violating public meeting law against a former official with the Florida Department of Transportation. Prosecutors said Wednesday they have dropped the charge against former public affairs worker Rebekah Hammond,...

  • Ethics complaints against Crist and Scott tossed

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Ethics complaints targeting both former Gov. Charlie Crist and Gov. Rick Scott have been dismissed. The Florida Commission on Ethics announced Wednesday that the panel found no legal reason to investigate the complaints. The commission tossed a complaint filed by a top...



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