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  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for July 23

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. FLORIDA PANHANDLE MAN WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH THREE HOMICIDES CAPTURED IN ALABAMA Authorities say Derrick Ray Thompson was taken into custody without incident early Tuesday in Troy, Alabama, on a...

  • Dan Borislow, magicJack inventor, dies at 52

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dan Borislow, the inventor of magicJack and a pioneer in developing phone calls over the Internet, died Monday, officials at the company he founded said. He was 52. A spokeswoman for MagicJack Vocaltec Ltd., said he died of a heart attack. In a statement,...

  • Police say Florida St professor was shot in head

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Tallahassee police say a Florida State University professor found dead at his home last week was shot in the head before dying at the hospital. Spokesman David Northway says there are no suspects, and the department continues to ask for tips from the public. Officers...

  • Fla. sues for $20M from failed Digital Domain

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — The state of Florida has filed a lawsuit seeking to recoup millions of taxpayer dollars provided to the failed Digital Domain film visual effects company. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday by the Department of Economic Opportunity in St. Lucie County Circuit Court...

  • Florida editorial roundup

    July 18 Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, Florida, on redistricting verdict: The 5th Congressional District that U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown represents extends snakelike from Jacksonville to Orlando. When the Florida Legislature drew new congressional district maps following the 2010 census,...

  • Police: Boy killed in crash, did not fall from car

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa police say a 4-year-old boy initially believed to have fallen from a vehicle instead was the victim of a crash. Police spokeswoman Laura McElroy said Tuesday that surveillance video from two cameras does not show how the child ended up in the road outside his...

  • SunRail takes initial steps to extend to airport

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Department of Transportation has begun the process to eventually extend central Florida's new commuter train to Orlando International Airport. Officials representing SunRail said Monday during a presentation to members of the Central Florida Commuter Rail...

  • Panhandle homicide suspect captured in Alabama

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Florida Panhandle authorities say a man wanted in connection with three homicides has been captured in Alabama. The Bay County Sheriff's Office tells The News Herald (http://bit.ly/1kPC6zo ) that Derrick Ray Thompson was taken into custody without incident early...

  • Health officials crack down on Medicaid marketing

    MIAMI (AP) — Florida has banned health insurance companies from marketing their plans directly to Medicaid recipients as the state rolls out its massive plan to privatize its health insurance program for low-income individuals and the disabled. Private companies that have contracted with the...

  • 2 dogs that mauled 4-year-old boy are euthanized

    RIVERVIEW, Fla. (AP) — Two pit bulls that mauled a 4-year-old Tampa Bay-area boy have been euthanized. Logan Shepard's uncle owned the dogs. The boy was visiting his uncle's Riverview home Saturday when he was killed in the yard. Police said Billy Frederick Sr. put the dogs in cages before...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for July 22

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. TROPICAL DEPRESSION MOVES WEST ACROSS THE ATLANTIC Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center expect the depression to into a trough of low pressure in two to three days. Early Tuesday, the depression...

  • 2 Fantasy 5 players win $96,813.93 jackpots

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two "Fantasy 5" game players selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $96,813.93 each, the Florida Lottery said Tuesday. The winning tickets were purchased in Boca Raton and Jupiter, lottery officials said. The 238 tickets matching four numbers won...

  • Orlando City reinstates fan group; bans 15 fans

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando City Soccer Club says it's reinstating one of the fan groups it suspended earlier this month following an incident in Tampa but banning 15 other fans for conduct at a recent home match. Lions president Phil Rawlins announced the decision to reinstate The Ruckus...

  • St. Petersburg gets new police chief

    ST. PEERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The police chief in Clearwater has been selected to head St. Petersburg's police force. St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman told city leaders that he has selected Anthony Holloway to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of chief Chuck Harmon. The mayor is...

  • News media wants access to redistricting records

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida news media organizations, including The Associated Press, are asking the state Supreme Court to make public documents that were used in the state's landmark redistricting trial. Circuit Judge Terry Lewis ruled this month that the state Legislature illegally...



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