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  • Miami swimmer wins open-water competition

    ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) —   A Miami man has won overall honors at an open-water swimming competition in the Florida Keys.  Yoelvis Pedraza completed the eight-mile Swim for Alligator Lighthouse Saturday in 3 hours, 35 minutes and 5 seconds.  The race attracted 310 swimmers and was staged to...

  • Oystermen fear closing of Apalachicola Bay

    APPALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) — Seafood workers and oyster harvesters are worried about the future of Apalachicola Bay. The Panama City News Herald ( http://bit.ly/1ykhAT3) reports that oyster harvesting from the bay could be closed because of problems with water supply and over fishing. Angry...

  • Some advocate Florida goliath grouper harvest

    FORT MEYERS, Fla. (AP) — Some fishermen and divers are encouraging Florida's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to allow harvesting of goliath grouper. The Fort Meyers News-Press (http://newspr.es/XRQeD8 ) reports that the state's goliath grouper population has rebounded since the...

  • 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...



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