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  • Business denies hiring Zimmerman as security

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The manager of a Florida business where George Zimmerman was questioned by police says that Zimmerman was never hired to provide security, despite his claims otherwise to authorities. DeLand police report that two officers approached Zimmerman after midnight Sunday when he...

  • Small plane makes emergency landing in Miami Beach

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A small plane has made an emergency landing on Miami Beach. Miami Beach Police Det. Vivian Thayer says no one was injured as the plane touched ground at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Thayer described the aircraft as a Cessna-type plane and said it landed on the beach due...

  • Crist wants more debates with Florida Gov. Scott

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott and top Democratic rival Charlie Crist are not in agreement on the number of gubernatorial debates. Scott announced on Tuesday that he would appear in three debates hosted by Telemundo, CNN and Leadership Florida that will occur in October. That...

  • Florida consumer confidence continues to rise

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's consumer confidence continues to rise. The monthly University of Florida survey released Tuesday shows consumer confidence jumped up to 84 in the month of July. That's on a scale of 2 to 150 benchmarked to 1966 at a value of 100. This is the highest that the...

  • Scammers target online daters prone to sexting

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Scammers in South Florida are targeting a new market niche — online daters who are prone to sexting. On Tuesday, the Broward Sheriff's Office warned that scammers are passing themselves off as law enforcement officers working cases of Internet crimes against...

  • 3 Fantasy 5 players win $65,170.68 jackpot

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Three "Fantasy 5" game players selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $65,170.68. The Florida Lottery said Tuesday that the winning tickets were purchased in Miami, Immokalee and Poinciana. The 315 tickets matching four numbers won $100 each. Another...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for July 29

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. LEGISLATORS MEET WITH CUBAN ACTIVIST'S WIFE South Florida's Cuban-American congressional delegation will meet with the wife of a Cuban democracy activist. Republican legislators Mario Diaz Balart and...

  • Ala. fugitive captured at West Palm Beach hospital

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of sexually assaulting a woman and her 8-year-old daughter in Alabama has been captured while being treated at a hospital in West Palm Beach. Palm Beach County Sheriff's officials say they received an anonymous tip that a fugitive was being treated at...

  • 2-day lobster harvest at Biscayne National Park

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The two-day lobster mini-season for recreational fishermen will continue at Biscayne National Park this year, but that may change in the future. Park officials have proposed eliminating the mini-season as part of a fishery management plan aimed at increasing the number...

  • 2 arrested for scams targeting Haitian Americans

    MIAMI (AP) — Authorities have arrested two men for scams targeting South Florida's Haitian-American community. Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater said last week that Jacques Albert Calixte used his Miami charity Haitian American Association Against Cancer to steal nearly $300,000 in...

  • Legislators meet with Cuban activist's wife

    MIAMI (AP) — South Florida's Cuban-American congressional delegation will meet with the wife of a Cuban democracy activist. Republican legislators Mario Diaz Balart and Ileana Ros Lehtinen, as well as Democrat Joe Garcia, will meet Yris Tamara Perez Aguilera Tuesday in Washington. Perez...

  • Vets, teens transplant corals in Florida Keys

    BIG PINE KEY, Fla. (AP) — A dozen wounded veterans submerged in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to help transplant corals on a special section of the reef set aside as a remembrance area for fallen American service personnel. The vets were joined Monday by teens from two...

  • Florida judge upholds blind trust used by Scott

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge on Monday ruled in favor of a law that allows elected officials to place their assets in a blind trust instead of reporting each investment publicly. The ruling is a vindication for Gov. Rick Scott since he has kept his holdings in a trust for most of...

  • 1 dead after small plane crashes in north Florida

    YULEE, Fla. (AP) — One man is dead after the small plane he was piloting crashed Monday into a northeast Florida swamp shortly after takeoff from a private airstrip. The pilot, 65-year-old Charlie Yeagle, died after the single-engine aircraft slammed into a swamp about 500 yards from the...

  • Florida St law professor was killed in his car

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Tallahassee Fire Department records show that a Florida State law professor killed earlier this month was found by a neighbor bleeding in his car with the driver's side window "bashed open." Police released a portion of the emergency call to the fire department Monday...



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