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  • No Lucky Money winner; jackpot now $1.2M

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The "Lucky Money" jackpot rose to $1.2 million after no winner claimed the jackpot. Lottery officials said Wednesday two tickets matched 4-of-4 numbers to win $3,660.50 each; 29 tickets won $553 each for picking 3-of-4 plus the Lucky Ball number; 629 tickets won $75...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 17

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. MIAMI BEACH PREPARES FOR EXTREME HIGH TIDES Miami Beach officials say some of the new storm water pumps under construction across the city will be working by the time extreme high tides emerge later this...

  • Officials euthanize black bear found near condos

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A black bear that was tranquilized after climbing a fence at an ocean-front condominium complex in Jacksonville has been euthanized. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported Tuesday that it found the bear behaving strangely in Green Cove Springs...

  • Polemical Cuban pop group to take stage in Miami

    MIAMI (AP) — A controversial Cuban pop group will perform in Miami, despite the objections of some exile groups. Several exile organizations have protested Buena Fe's upcoming performance. The band participated in a birthday celebration for Fidel Castro earlier this year. They also took part in...

  • Man sought over missing Florida woman kills self

    MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a man sought for questioning in the disappearance of a South Florida woman killed himself when approached by deputies in the Florida Keys. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said 33-year-old Roy Blanco died Tuesday of a self-inflicted stab wound to the abdomen. A...

  • Man who killed student sentenced to death

    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — An escaped Louisiana inmate convicted of killing a Florida State graduate student in northeast Florida has been sentenced to death. Following a jury's recommendation, a St. Johns County judge sentenced 43-year-old Kentrell Feronti Johnson on Tuesday. He was previously...

  • Uninsured rate remains unchanged in Florida

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The rate of Floridians without health insurance stayed the same in 2013 from the previous year, according to figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Twenty percent of Floridians lacked health insurance last year, down slightly from a rate of 20.1 percent in...

  • Universities want boost in aid for needy students

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida universities say they need millions to deal with the fallout from changes to the state's popular Bright Futures scholarship program. The Board of Governors is expected this week to discuss a request to boost financial aid that goes to students who come from...

  • Group: No one should leaflet in public schools

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Wisconsin-based group that advocates on behalf of atheists and agnostics says though it recently won the right to distribute its materials in Orange County public schools, it doesn't think any religious or non-religious group should be allowed to. The Freedom From...

  • Florida marks 10th anniversary of Hurricane Ivan

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Ivan, which remains one of the costliest tropical storms to ever make landfall in the U.S. Ivan came ashore just west of Gulf Shores, Alabama, on Sept. 16, 2004, as a Category 3 storm. The large hurricane's strong...

  • 29 Cuban migrants reach land in Florida Keys

    LOGGERHEAD KEY, Fla. (AP) — Twenty-nine Cuban migrants have been rescued after reaching land in the Florida Keys. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports the migrants reached Loggerhead Key Monday morning. Once on land, they approached a National Park Service building....

  • Dems set to spend record amounts in Florida governor's race

    The Democratic Governors Association gave Charlie Crist $1.5 million Monday, bringing its total investment to about $5.6 million, according to the Miami Herald.

  • State suspends assessment exams for grades K-2

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Education Commissioner Pam Stewart has suspended its online assessment of students in kindergarten through second grade. Stewart noted in a memo to school district superintendents on Monday that teachers will observe children's reading abilities in a more informal...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 16

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. MIAMI SCIENCE MUSEUM GETS $5 MILLION FOR HEALTH PROGRAMS Baptist Health South Florida is giving $5 million for health and wellness programs at the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science being...

  • 2 Fantasy 5 player win $101,085.88 jackpot

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two "Fantasy 5" game players have selected all five winning numbers to split a jackpot worth $101,085.88. Florida Lottery officials said Tuesday that both tickets were purchased in Hollywood. Another 262 tickets matching four numbers won $124 each, 8,274 tickets...



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