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  • 1 dead, armed man, officer hurt in bar shooting

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police say a woman is dead and a man is in critical condition following a shooting inside a bar in downtown Orlando. An officer was also injured during the shooting at Vixen Bar just before 1 a.m. Tuesday. Orlando television stations report that the officer's injuries...

  • Record number of tourists visiting Florida

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida had a record number of visitors during this past spring. Gov. Rick Scott will announce Tuesday that 24 million tourists visited the state during the second quarter of 2014. That's a three percent jump over the same time period a year ago. Visit Florida, the...

  • No Fantasy 5 players match all 5 numbers

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — No "Fantasy 5" game players selected all five winning numbers to win the jackpot. Florida Lottery officials said Tuesday 249 tickets matched four numbers to win $555; 8,131 tickets matched three numbers to win $22 and 82,999 tickets matched two numbers to win a free...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 19

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. ANOTHER ROTHSTEIN SCAM FIGURE PLEADING GUILTY Another figure in the $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme operated by disbarred lawyer Scott Rothstein is scheduled to plead guilty in Fort Lauderdale federal court....

  • Who's eligible to get health insurance before Nov?

    MIAMI (AP) — More than 200,000 Floridians may be eligible to sign up for health insurance under President Obama's Affordable Care Act soon even though enrollment doesn't officially start until November. Consumers that get married, move, give birth or gain citizenship may qualify for a special...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...



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