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  • Man electrocuted by fallen power lines in Tampa

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man was electrocuted by power lines that had fallen behind a Tampa home. Tampa Fire Rescue spokesman Jason Penny says paramedics responded to a 911 call at the home Wednesday morning. Penny says the power lines had fallen between a shed and a fence....

  • Girl involved in bullying suicide plans to sue

    LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Lawyers for a 13-year-old girl accused of bullying a classmate have filed notice that they intend to sue Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd and his office. The Ledger reports (http://bit.ly/1p2ndM4) that the notice says Judd did not have probable cause to arrest the girl in...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 18

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. CENSUS OFFERS A GLIMPSE OF FLORIDA IN 2013 Floridians became a little better educated last year, were middle-of-the-pack in having access to the Internet and had the nation's highest concentration of...

  • Florida Lotto jackpot rises to $27 million

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The jackpot in the Florida Lotto game has grown to $27 million after no one matched the six winning numbers in the latest drawing, lottery officials said Thursday. A total of 16 tickets matched five numbers to win $7,660.50 each. Another 1,368 tickets matched four...

  • 3 Fantasy 5 players win $73,862.46 jackpots

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Three "Fantasy 5" game players have selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $73,862.46 each, Florida Lottery officials said Thursday. The winning tickets were purchased in Deltona, Miami and Lakeland, officials said. The 1,024 tickets matching four...

  • Coast Guard seizes $23 million worth of cocaine

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Coast Guard is reporting an operation in the Caribbean that netted more than $23 million worth of cocaine. Roughly 719 kilograms of cocaine will be unloaded Thursday at the Coast Guard station in Miami Beach. The drugs were confiscated during a Sept. 8...

  • Parents suing center for deaf, autistic children

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The families of three children who spent time at a school for deaf and autistic students are suing the facility after they say their children experienced neglect and various forms of abuse at the hands of the facilities' employees. Three separate lawsuits were filed in...

  • Census offers a glimpse of Fla. in 2013

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Floridians became a little better educated last year, were middle-of-the-pack in having access to the Internet and had the nation's highest concentration of retail workers. The U.S. Census Bureau released new figures on Thursday that capture the lives of Floridians last...

  • 2 in Keys charged with $300M vacation rental fraud

    KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Two people are facing fraud and other charges in the Florida Keys for operating what authorities say was a $300 million vacation rental scheme. Federal prosecutors say Fred Davis Clark Jr. and Cristal Clark committed bank fraud through a company called Cay Clubs Resorts...

  • Florida caterpillar can harm humans if touched

    PALATKA, Fla. (AP) — A common, furry-looking caterpillar species prevalent in Florida in the fall can create uncomfortable stings on humans if touched. University of Florida horticulture specialist Prissy Fletcher says the "puss caterpillar" appears furry, but stores toxins in its spine which...

  • Report: NFL racial hiring up, women hires lagging

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The NFL set an all-time high for its racial hiring practices, yet continues to struggle with diversity in gender hiring at the team level. The annual report released Wednesday by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport gave the league its fifth consecutive A for...

  • Former Gov. Crist lays out his plan to create jobs

    BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Former Gov. Charlie Crist is spelling out some of his plans to create jobs. Crist on Wednesday released proposals he says will create middle class jobs. The list of proposals includes restoring financial incentives for film productions and taking steps to help the solar...

  • US asks for sentence reduction for House candidate

    MIAMI (AP) — Federal prosecutors are seeking a reduction in the prison sentence for a former U.S. House candidate who pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations in a case linked to Republican ex-Rep. David Rivera. Court documents filed Wednesday say Justin Sternad has cooperated extensively...

  • Fla. university system delays vote on student aid

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Florida's state university system is postponing any talk about the state's popular Bright Futures scholarship program until after the election. The Board of Governors was expected on Wednesday to discuss a request from universities to boost financial aid to students who...

  • Citrus grove owners to get help under program

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida's citrus growers whose groves are affected by a deadly citrus disease can recoup some of the cost of tree removal and replanting under a federal program announced Wednesday. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said that the Tree Assistance Program is now...



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