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  • Palatka detective arrested in prostitution sting

    ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Palatka police detective has resigned after being arrested in a St. Johns County prostitution sting. Palatka police say 48-year-old Reno Chevelle Fells resigned on Sunday after his arrest at a St. Augustine Beach hotel on Friday night. The St. Johns County...

  • Ex-Sen. Dawson gets rehab for drug violation

    MIAMI (AP) — Former state Sen. Mandy Dawson has been ordered into a residential treatment program after violating probation because of cocaine use. U.S. District Judge Robert Scola also sentenced Dawson on Monday to time served for violating her probation. Dawson spent 67 days in jail since...

  • Groups ask judge to reject new map for Congress

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The same groups that successfully challenged Florida's congressional map are now asking a judge to throw out a new one drawn up by the Legislature. In a sharply-worded motion Monday, the coalition that sued legislators asserted the map adopted last week remained...

  • Florida spent more than $2.46 million on security

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The cost of guarding Gov. Rick Scott continues to grow. A new report released Friday showed that the state spent more than $2.46 million on security expenses between July 2013 and June 2014. Most of that total was to provide around-the-clock protection for the governor...

  • Florida man found at bottom of backyard pool

    PARRISH, Fla. (AP) — Deputies say a 40-year-old man was found dead in his backyard swimming pool. Sarasota County Sheriff's deputies say Jonathan M. Vain was pronounced dead Sunday a short time after being found at the bottom of the pool. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune (http://bit.ly/1tawXZA )...

  • Motorists urged to use caution as schools open

    MIAMI (AP) — Motorists across Florida are urged to use caution on the roads as students across Florida return to school. Many schools across the state are opening their doors this week. Police agencies urge drivers to slow down in school zones and to be on the lookout for students who are...

  • Florida Polytechnic University celebrates opening

    LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — The new Florida Polytechnic University is celebrating its inaugural year with several launch events. The festivities began Friday with a gala at the university's Innovation, Science and Technology Building designed by noted Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. The $60...

  • 1 dead, 3 jailed in fatal Florida drug deal

    MARIANNA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man is dead and three suspects are behind bars following a botched drug deal in the Florida Panhandle. The shooting happened Sunday in Marianna. The News Herald of Panama City (http://bit.ly/1teLu4B ) reports Patrick Register and Travis Marvin Locke were...

  • No tickets win $15 million Florida Lotto jackpot

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — No tickets matched all six numbers of the Florida Lotto to win the $15 million jackpot. Florida Lottery officials announced Sunday that 41 tickets matched five numbers to win $3,286.50; 1,890 tickets matched four numbers to win $57.50; 36,448 tickets matched three...

  • Florida man guilty in illegal China lobster case

    MIAMI (AP) — A Florida man must pay a $250,000 fine after pleading guilty to illegally shipping spiny lobsters obtained to China. A federal judge last week ordered 60-year-old Eric Burman of Boca Raton to serve three years' probation. Burman pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the federal...

  • No tickets match 5 numbers plus Powerball

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — No tickets matched all five numbers plus the Powerball to win the $50 million jackpot. Florida Lottery officials announced Sunday that one ticket matched 5-of-5 numbers to win $1 million. Two tickets matched 4-of-5 numbers plus the Powerball to win $10,000; 43 tickets...

  • Suspect in 30 fires being held in Volusia jail

    PORT ORANGE, Fla. (AP) — A Sanford man believed to be connected to over two dozen fires is being held in Volusia County Jail after being arrested in Daytona Beach. The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bit.ly/1p32bAx ) reported that 40-year-old Steven Wayne Angle was taken into custody...

  • $9.4M Hindu temple opens in Brevard County

    SUNTREE, Fla. (AP) — Hindus across central Florida are celebrating the opening of a new house of worship. The $9.4 million Manav Mandir Temple in the Brevard County community of Suntree is marking the opening with purification rituals, dancing and prayer. Three days of festivities began with...

  • Man kicks police in face after Wal-Mart theft

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — A West Palm Beach man is out of jail on a $4,000 bond after kicking a police officer in the face and pepper-spraying a loss-prevention officer while trying to steal a stereo speaker from Wal-Mart. The Palm Beach Post (http://bit.ly/1Bqu1vC ) reported 19-year-old Velmando...

  • Coast Guard obtains 900 pounds of marijuana

    MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has collected about 900 pounds of marijuana worth $800,000 after intercepting a go-fast boat near Haiti. The Miami Herald reported (http://hrld.us/1t8RvQc ) a U.S. Customs and Border Protection aircraft crew discovered a vessel off the coast of Haiti on Tuesday...



From the Weekly Standard

  • An Appalling Propaganda Ploy

    The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot, has released a grisly video of one of its fighters beheading a man who appears to be James Foley, an American journalist who was kidnapped in Syria on...

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  • IS Threatens Another U.S. Journalist

    The Islamic State’s official media arm, Furqan Media, has just released a video showing the beheading of American photojournalist James Wright Foley. The terrorist organization claims that the...

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  • Fear Itself

    Julie Gunlock is one mother who’ll welcome the return of pink slime. As the Wall Street Journal reported recently, the beef product processed from scraps left over from butchered cattle all but...

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