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  • 1 killed in small plane crash near St. Petersburg

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Divers have recovered a body after the apparent crash of a single-seater plane Sunday afternoon less near St. Petersburg's Albert Whitted Airport, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The agency said in a statement Sunday that the Coast Guard and partner agencies responded...

  • John Morgan: The man behind the medical pot drive

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The worst day of John Morgan's life was when his brother snapped his neck diving into a Walt Disney World lagoon while working as a lifeguard. It left him a quadriplegic. That day also set Morgan, the man behind Florida's medical marijuana ballot initiative, on a course...

  • Police: Pompano man stabbed roommate 25 times

    POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Pompano Beach man is in jail on a second-degree murder charge after police say he stabbed his roommate more than 25 times during an argument. Broward County Sheriff officials say they responded to a disturbance Saturday night and were greeted at an apartment by...

  • UF preparing to launch Islamic studies center

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The University of Florida is launching a center for global Islamic studies. The Gainesville Sun (http://bit.ly/VYbxlq ) reports that the center has already been approved by university officials and will be announced when UF's Board of Trustees meet this week. Officials...

  • Rideshare companies and county fight over fares

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A simmering feud between the agency that regulates cab and limousine services in Hillsborough County and a handful of upstart ride-sharing companies has escalated after a Lyft driver refused to take a plea on a misdemeanor of driving a taxi without a license and demanded a...

  • 1 Fantasy 5 player wins $250,634.69 jackpot

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — One "Fantasy 5" game player has selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $250,634.69. The Florida Lottery said Sunday that the winning ticket was purchased in Spring Hill. The 287 tickets matching four numbers won $140.50 each. Another 9,678 tickets...

  • Florida Lotto jackpot rises to $21 million

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The jackpot in the Florida Lotto game has grown to $21 million after no one matched the six winning numbers in the latest drawing. Lottery officials said Sunday that 18 tickets matched five numbers to win $7,475 each. Another 1,441 tickets matched four numbers for $78...

  • Feds file harassment cases against 2 Florida firms

    MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed separate sexual harassment lawsuits against two Florida agriculture companies. The cases were filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Miami against Windmill Farms Nursery in Zolfo Springs and Moreno Farms, which has...

  • Coast Guard repatriates Cuban, Haitian migrants

    MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has repatriated 86 migrants it says were illegally migrating from Cuba and Haiti. The Coast Guard said in a statement Saturday that the repatriations are the result of five separate interdictions of people attempting to illegally migrate to the United States...

  • President Bill Clinton to speak at Crist rally

    MIAMI (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is headed to Miami to stump at a campaign rally for Florida gubernatorial candidate Charile Crist. Crist's campaign announced the speech on Saturday. Clinton is scheduled to be at Crist's campaign rally Friday at Miami's J.W. Marriott Marquis. Crist...

  • Historic ship to become new Jacksonville museum

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville City Council has agreed to allow an historic U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer to be moored on the banks of the St. Johns River, where it will be used as a maritime museum. The Florida Times-Union reports (http://bit.ly/1rELiPG ) that the council...

  • Mistrial in bully-related slaying of 400-pound man

    MIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors intend to retry a man on murder charges after a Miami jury could not reach a verdict in a case involving a 400-pound victim the suspect claims was bullying him at work. A mistrial was declared last week in the case of 69-year-old Manuel Acosta. Acosta is charged with...

  • Florida home price data is mixed bag

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The latest data on home prices is a mixed bag for Florida. A report released by the research firm RealtyTrac shows that while Miami had some of the biggest increases in home prices, other parts of Florida had among the highest rates of distressed sales. Median home prices...

  • 2 killed, 6 injured in semi-truck, van crash

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two people are dead and six more were taken to a central Florida hospital following an early morning crash between a passenger van and a semi-truck. Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Wanda Diaz said in a statement that the agency responded to the crash on Interstate 95 in...

  • 3 Fantasy 5 player wins $74,908.91 jackpot

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Three "Fantasy 5" game players selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $74,908.91. The Florida Lottery said Saturday that the winning tickets were purchased in Sunrise, St. Petersburg and Orlando. The 332 tickets matching four numbers won $109 each....



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