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  • 2 Fla. cases of mosquito virus contracted locally

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two people bitten by mosquitoes in Florida have acquired the chikungunya virus, health officials said Thursday, the first cases in the U.S. not contracted during Caribbean travel. In both cases, they said, a person infected with the virus after visiting the...

  • Tree trimmer falls 30 feet in Fort Lauderdale

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A tree-trimmer is in the hospital after falling some 30 feet from tree in Fort Lauderdale. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue officials say the 27-year-old man was found on the ground next to a ladder Thursday morning. Witnesses told officials the man appeared to be...

  • Crist picks Annette Taddeo-Goldstein, chair of Miami-Dade Democrats, as his running mate

    MIAMI (AP) — Crist picks Annette Taddeo-Goldstein, chair of Miami-Dade Democrats, as his running mate.

  • Florida Legislature asks judge to delay new map

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge was told Thursday that there is no practical way to redraw the state's congressional districts before this year's elections. Circuit Judge Terry Lewis held a hearing Thursday to consider what steps to take since ruling that the current congressional is...

  • 2 Fantasy 5 players win $109,803.70 jackpot

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two "Fantasy 5" game players selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $109,803.70. The Florida Lottery said Thursday that the winning tickets were purchased in Winter Haven and Florida City. The 415 tickets matching four numbers won $85 each. Another...

  • Inmate dies days after suicide attempt in Fla jail

    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a 24-year-old inmate from the St. John's County Jail has died from injuries sustained during a suicide attempt. Deputies say Andrew Dane Dandurand died Wednesday night at Flagler Hospital. He was found unresponsive in his cell with a sheet around his...

  • Florida Lotto jackpot rises to $7 million

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The jackpot in the Florida Lotto game has grown to $7 million after no one matched the six winning numbers in the latest drawing. Lottery officials said Thursday that 25 tickets matched five numbers to win $4,200 each. Another 1,248 tickets matched four numbers for...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for July 17

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. 2ND SENTENCE TRY FOR MAN WHO HIJACKED JET TO CUBA A Miami federal judge will try a second time to sentence an American who returned from Cuba decades after hijacking a jetliner to the communist island....

  • 2nd sentence try for man who hijacked jet to Cuba

    MIAMI (AP) — A Miami federal judge will try a second time to sentence an American who returned from Cuba decades after hijacking a jetliner to the communist island. William Potts Jr. was supposed be sentenced last week for the 1984 hijacking of the jet on its way from New York to Miami, but a...

  • 18 Fla. veterans receive France's highest honor

    BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Eighteen World War II veterans are being honored in South Florida. The French Consul General is bestowing the Legion of Honor award to the men in a ceremony Thursday at the Boynton Beach Civic Center. The French government has been honoring veterans across the U.S....

  • Scott says he'll meet scientists on climate change

    MIAMI (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday his administration would be "happy to meet" with 10 scientists from Florida universities who want to talk about climate change, a subject he has been reluctant to address. A letter from the scientists was delivered to Scott's office Tuesday. Scott...

  • Coast Guard suspends search for Texas diver

    MIAMI (AP) — Coast Guard officials say they've suspended their search for a Texas diver who went missing off the Bahamas. U.S. and Bahamian authorities had been searching for John E. Petty of Longview, Texas, since Sunday night. The Coast Guard announced the halt to its search Wednesday...

  • Finding foster homes for 800 special needs kids

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida child welfare officials are pleading with residents to consider opening their home to a foster child with special needs. More than 800 foster children who have been diagnosed with a disability are in need of a loving family. The Department of Children and Families...

  • Florida teachers challenge voucher expansion

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's main teacher union and a teacher filed a lawsuit Wednesday aimed at blocking a significant expansion of the state's main private school voucher program. The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature passed the expansion on the final day of the session after...

  • JetBlue flight to JFK diverts for mechanical issue

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A JetBlue flight from West Palm Beach to New York's John F. Kennedy Airport diverted to Orlando after a mechanical issue. JetBlue spokeswoman Tamara Young said in a statement that the pilot of Flight 354 observed a mechanical indication in the cockpit Wednesday morning...



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