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  • Feds grant Fla. 3-year Medicaid renewal

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The federal government has granted a three-year renewal of Florida's Medicaid managed care program. About 3 million Floridians — more than half are children — are enrolled in the program, which has been rolling out statewide over the past few months. Under Medicaid...

  • Catholic leaders concerned on immigration hearings

    MIAMI SHORES, Fla. (AP) — Catholic leaders in Florida are expressing concern about fast-track immigration hearings for children crossing the border. Archbishop Thomas Wenski said Friday the child's best interest should be the focus of any proceeding. Wenski was joined by leaders from the...

  • Possum Festival losing appeal for candidates

    WAUSAU, Fla. (AP) — The Possum Festival in this tiny Panhandle town used to be a must-attend for statewide candidates, who bid for the right to hold a possum by the tail. But this year most statewide candidates are ignoring this offbeat celebration of the marsupial on Saturday. Republican Gov....

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 2

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. FLA. LAWMAKERS ORDERED TO DRAW NEW VOTING MAP A Florida judge has ordered legislators to draw up a new congressional map for the state after the old one was ruled to be illegal. Circuit Judge Terry Lewis...

  • Deputies: Man critical in I-95 road rage shooting

    STUART, Fla. (AP) — A manhunt was underway Friday for a suspect police said shot a 22-year-old Florida man in an act of road rage. Twenty-two-year-old Steven Simon, of West Palm Beach, was driving on Interstate 95 Thursday evening near Stuart when another vehicle drove up behind him, a witness...

  • 1 sentenced in smuggling venture that killed 4

    MIAMI (AP) — A judge has sentenced to prison a Bahamian national who called 911 when the boat carrying him and over a dozen other migrants capsized, killing four Haitian women. George Lewis pleaded guilty in May to illegally re-entering the U.S. after being deported. Prosecutors agreed to drop...

  • Holder hammers Florida Gov. Scott on voting issues

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder wrote Florida Gov. Rick Scott a scathing letter about Florida laws and actions that have restricted access to voting, saying he is "deeply disturbed" by barriers to voting put in place since the governor took office. Holder said that...

  • Democratic candidate Rich gets financial boost

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Democratic candidate for governor Nan Rich is getting a financial boost to her campaign. Rich became the first candidate running for governor to qualify for public matching funds. The state distributed more than $189,000 to her campaign on Friday. Rich had raised nearly...

  • Dog stolen during Fla. robbery reunited with owner

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman and her Yorkshire terrier have been reunited after the dog was stolen during a robbery. Hollywood police say the dog owner's brother was out for a walk with the Yorkie when he was approached by a man Wednesday at about 1 a.m. The robber demanded that the...

  • Skydiver hospitalized after jump accident

    DELAND, Fla. (AP) — A skydiver has been hospitalized after sustaining head injuries during a jump in central Florida. Authorities say 30-year-old Aline Leao of Brazil was involved in an accident near the DeLand Airport at about 10:15 a.m. on Friday. Police say Leao had done more than a dozen...

  • Florida judges orders special session for new map

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge is ordering legislators to hold a special session to draw up a new congressional map for the state. Circuit Judge Terry Lewis on Friday ruled that the Florida Legislature must draw up new congressional districts by Aug. 15. Lewis said that he will then...

  • Florida judge orders Legislature to hold special session to adopt new congressional districts

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida judge orders Legislature to hold special session to adopt new congressional districts.

  • 3-day back to school sales tax holiday starts

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's back-to-school sales tax holiday is kicking off. Starting Friday shoppers do not have to pay sales and local sales taxes on clothing worth $100 or less. Sales taxes are also waived for school supplies worth $15 or less. Shoppers also do not have to pay the...

  • 2 Fantasy 5 players wins $101,089.91 jackpot

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two "Fantasy 5" game players have selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $101,089.91. The Florida Lottery said Friday the winning tickets were purchased in Miami Shores and Hialeah. The 271 tickets matching four numbers won $120 each. Another 8,393...

  • 2 escaped inmates back in custody in central Fla

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two inmates are back in custody after escaping from a central Florida work release center. Osceola County Sheriff's deputies say 38-year-old Claudio Poillot and 26-year-old Sixto Martinez-Rodriguez were located Thursday night. According to deputies, the...



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