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  • Man collects $21K in coins, donates to animals

    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A Manatee County man has donated more than $21,000 in spare change he's picked up over the years to a local animal rescue. The Bradenton Herald (http://bit.ly/YTVdTT) reported that Rick Snyder has collected the loose coins over 10 years. On Tuesday, volunteers from the...

  • No Lucky Money winner; jackpot now $2M

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The "Lucky Money" jackpot rose to $2 million after no winner claimed the jackpot. Lottery officials said Wednesday five tickets matched 4-of-4 numbers to win $3,214 each; 55 tickets won $638.50 each for picking 3-of-4 plus the Lucky Ball number; 869 tickets won $119.50...

  • Florida cop suspended for tasing a 62-year-old woman

    A Florida police officer has been placed on administrative leave after footage of an incident surfaced showing him tasing a 62-year-old woman who can be seen walking away from him.

  • No one matches all numbers in Fantasy 5

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — No one picked all five numbers of the "Fantasy 5" game causing the jackpot to roll down. The Florida Lottery said Wednesday that 214 tickets matching four numbers won $555 each. Another 7,986 tickets matching three numbers won $25 each and 84,288 won a Quick Pick ticket...

  • Jury to start deliberating loud music killing case

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A jury in Jacksonville will begin deciding the fate of a white man who fatally shot a black teenager after an argument over loud music outside a convenience store. The 47-year-old Michael Dunn testified that he thought his life was in danger when he fired the shots...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 1

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. JURY TO START DELIBERATING LOUD MUSIC KILLING CASE A jury in Jacksonville will being deciding the fate of a white man who fatally shot a black teenager after an argument over loud music outside a...

  • Miami OKs millions to clean contaminated parks

    MIAMI (AP) — Officials in Miami are setting aside millions of dollars to clean and reopen parks that were closed due to contamination. Health concerns were raised a year ago when concerns related to a toxic plume at an old incinerator led to an investigation more than 100 city parks. The Miami...

  • Amazon's 2nd Florida fulfillment center opens

    RUSKIN, Fla. (AP) — Amazon's second regional fulfillment center in Florida is up and running. The Internet retailer says that the new Ruskin center shipped its first item, a Disney Frozen doll, on Sept. 24 to a customer in New York. Employees at the 1-million-square-foot, Hillsborough County...

  • South Florida leaders discuss climate change plans

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — South Florida community leaders are meeting in Miami Beach to discuss regional plans for adapting to climate change. Federal climate policy initiatives will be discussed Wednesday at the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit. On Thursday, officials will...

  • Jeb Bush, Rubio to campaign with Scott

    The Oct. 24 event will be headlined by Bush, Rubio and Florida Lt. Gov Carlos Lopez-Cantera at the Coral Gables Biltmore.

  • Dead cruise passenger ID'd as South Carolina man

    MIAMI (AP) — Police have released the identity of a cruise ship passenger who died after a fall as a South Carolina man. Miami-Dade County police say 20-year-old Kendall Wernet of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, died in what appears to be an accidental fall Monday aboard the Carnival Ecstasy...

  • Naked woman riding in truck that struck school bus

    STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a naked woman was riding in the semi-truck that struck a school bus in north Florida, injuring 10 people. Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Dylan Bryan says it is unclear why the woman was unclothed when the truck hit the bus Monday carrying elementary students on...

  • Consumer confidence reaches post-recession high

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's consumer confidence is at its highest mark since the Great Recession. The monthly University of Florida survey released Tuesday shows consumer confidence was 83 in the month of September. That's on a scale of 2 to 150 benchmarked to 1966 at a value of 100....

  • Court gives Scott an Oct. deadline in mayor case

    MIAMI (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court has given Gov. Rick Scott a mid-October deadline to explain why he won't lift the suspension of a South Florida mayor acquitted of federal corruption charges. Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi is insisting he should get his job back after he was found not...

  • St. Pete cops warn residents of auto burglary ring

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Police are warning St. Petersburg residents about an identity theft ring known as the Felony Lane Gang. Detectives said Tuesday they're tracking some 18 cases since August involving the highly organized automobile burglary group that uses rental cars to stake out...



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