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  • Georgia man fires bullet through Fla. hotel wall

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police say a 59-year-old Georgia man shot his handgun inside his room at the Wyndham Ocean Walk Resort in Daytona Beach and a 12-year-old boy in an adjoining room was either grazed by the bullet or hit by flying sheet rock from the shattered wall. He told police he...

  • Georgia man dies while snorkeling off Key Largo

    KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — A 71-year-old Georgia man has died while snorkeling off Key Largo. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office reports that John Marshall of Johns Creek, Georgia, was with nine others while snorkeling off a 25-foot private boat on Thursday afternoon. Shortly after noon witnesses...

  • 1 Fantasy 5 player wins $203,477.49 jackpot

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — One "Fantasy 5" game player has selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $203,477.49. The Florida Lottery said Friday that the winning ticket was purchased in Miami. The 321 tickets matching four numbers won $102 each. Another 9,221 tickets matching...

  • 3 former lab monkeys now in Gainesville sanctuary

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Gainesville just got three new residents from Ohio: former lab monkeys rescued from Wooster University, which has ended experimentations on the creatures. Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary on Thursday said it accepted the capuchin monkeys named Gizmo, Alex and Jake....

  • Cuban hijacker appeals 20-year US prison sentence

    MIAMI (AP) — An American who hijacked a jetliner to Cuba decades ago is appealing the 20-year prison sentence he got after pleading guilty to U.S. kidnapping charges. The attorney for William Potts Jr. filed a notice of appeal Thursday. Potts has been seeking credit for the 13 years he spent...

  • National Guard recruiter charged with fraud

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Tampa Bay area National Guard recruiter is facing federal charges after authorities say he falsified numbers to earn about $78,000 in bonuses. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Tampa reported Thursday that 46-year-old Travis Devall has been charged with 10 counts that include...

  • 2 killed in 4-vehicle crash

    HUDSON, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an elderly couple was killed in a four-vehicle crash in the Tampa Bay area. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that 87-year-old Lee Carl Miller had been traveling north on U.S. 19 in Hudson Thursday morning when he attempted to make a left turn. His Ford...

  • Miami Seaquarium fined by OSHA

    MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Seaquarium has been issued a $7,000 fine for allowing trainers to work with a killer whale without sufficient protections. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the citation earlier this month. The citation is considered serious by the federal...

  • 2nd Fla. deputy gets prison in Ponzi case

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A second former Broward Sheriff's Office deputy has been sentenced to prison for falsely arresting a woman as part of a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme operated by a disbarred lawyer. A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Jeff Poole to a year and a day behind bars for a...

  • Bondi, feds team for lawsuit against Fla. law firm

    Bondi TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced on Wednesday that her office joined with the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to file a lawsuit against a North Palm Beach law firm that allegedly scammed homeowners. Hoffman Law Group...

  • Fla. AG obtains injunction against Jacksonville bulldog puppy mill

    Bondi TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced a temporary injunction and asset freeze on Wednesday against five Jacksonville residents who allegedly engaged in the illegal importation, breeding and sale of English bulldog puppies. Michelle Lee...

  • VIDEO: Jeb Bush has some solid support in the sunshine state

    Florida loves Jeb Bush, but can he match up against Hillary Clinton?

  • Teachers union sues to prevent expansion of privately-funded voucher program

    In an impressive display of "we don't care how this looks," the Florida Education Association has sued the Sunshine State to prevent students from receiving more state-managed, privately-funded scholarships, including a new scholarship program for disabled students.

  • Florida judge skeptical about fixing map now

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge said Thursday that he's "extremely skeptical" about changing the state's congressional districts before the 2014 elections. During a three-hour hearing that included echoes of past Florida courtroom clashes over elections, lawyers argued over how soon...

  • Broward deputy fatally shoots dog

    TAMARAC, Fla. (AP) — A Broward Sheriff's deputy fatally shot a dog that came at him at least three times. Authorities say someone called 911 Thursday morning regarding an attempted dog bite. The deputy responded and "dodged" the dog several times before firing his weapon. The dog died from...



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