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  • Rothstein Ex-CFO gets 5 years prison in fraud

    MIAMI (AP) — The former chief financial officer of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein's law firm has been sentenced to five years in prison for her role in the $1.2 billion fraud. Irene Shannon was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to a conspiracy charge. U.S. District Judge Ursula...

  • SunRail service resumes after body found on tracks

    SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a central Florida commuter train struck and killed a man. Sunrail service was suspended early Friday after the body was found on the tracks in Sanford, but it resumed later in the morning. Sanford police officials say a train conductor spotted the body...

  • Car slams into Tampa day care, 2 women hurt

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two women were seriously injured after their car crashed into a Tampa day care center. The crash happened early Friday morning, well before any students or workers arrived at the Achievement Center for Early Learning. Police say the driver of the car...

  • No Fantasy 5 players match all 5 numbers

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — No "Fantasy 5" game players selected all five winning numbers to win the jackpot. Florida Lottery officials said Friday 367 tickets matched four numbers to win $555. Another 10,765 tickets matched three numbers to win $11 and 96,467 tickets matched two numbers to win a...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 29

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. SENTENCING DAY FOR CHIEF OF $800M INSURANCE FRAUD The mastermind of an $800 million insurance scam that stands as one of the largest fraud schemes in Florida history is being sentenced by a federal judge....

  • Boy, 2, struck and killed by truck near Tampa

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 2-year-old boy died after being struck by a Tampa water department truck at an apartment complex. Tampa police spokeswoman Janelle McGregor says Demetric Laynton darted between two vehicles Thursday night and the truck driver wasn't able to stop before...

  • 2 shocked, 1 fatally, in St. Augustine

    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two men were shocked — one fatally — after one used a chain saw in an attempt to clear fallen tree branches from a power line. The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office reports that someone on Thursday reported a fire after hearing three loud booms behind...

  • Amazon's new regional fulfillment center opens

    LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — More than 400 employees have reported to work at Amazon's new regional order fulfillment center in central Florida. The Internet giant's first order shipped from its new Lakeland center on Wednesday. The CreativeWare 2-Tier Buffet Server went to a customer in New York....

  • Jamaica agriculture minister dies in Florida

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Roger Clarke, a Jamaican government minister whose affable personality often bridged the Caribbean island's deep political divide, died Thursday in Florida. He was 74. The Jamaican prime minister's office said Clarke experienced chest pains Thursday morning while...

  • Man charged with killing in-laws' dog

    NOKOMIS, Fla. (AP) — A southwest Florida man is facing animal cruelty charges after authorities say he killed his in-laws' miniature Dachshund. The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office reports that 24-year-old Stacy Glover was supposed to be watching the small dog earlier this month while its...

  • Deputy fatally shoots sword-wielding man

    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Tampa Bay area deputy fatally shot a man who was wielding a samurai sword during a domestic battery call. The Manatee County Sheriff's Office reports that deputies responded to a Bradenton home Thursday morning after a woman called authorities claiming...

  • Florida court won't delay gay marriage appeals

    MIAMI (AP) — A Miami-based appeals court has rejected Attorney General Pam Bondi's request that two gay marriage cases be delayed until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the issue nationally. The 3rd District Court of Appeal ruled Thursday that the cases from Miami-Dade and Monroe counties will...

  • Votel takes helm of US Special Operations Command

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Army Gen. Joseph Votel has taken the helm of U.S. Special Operations Command located at MacDill Air Force Base. The 56-year-old general assumed command during a ceremony at the Tampa Convention Center on Thursday. He replaces Navy Admiral William McRaven, who is retiring....

  • Florida Supreme Court rules in favor of FPL

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court is upholding a rate increase by the state's largest utility. The court ruled Tuesday that the Public Service Commission didn't err when it reached a settlement with Florida Power & Light on a rate increase. Since the agreement the typical...

  • Florida Democrats hold unity rallies

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida Democrats promised to win the races for governor and attorney general through grassroots efforts, even if they are at a fundraising disadvantage. The Democratic candidates for Florida's top offices said Thursday at a unity rally in Orlando that challenging incumbent...



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