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  • Fla man accused of predatory towing at gay fest

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man they say illegally towed cars during Orlando's 2014 Gay Days celebration. Orange County Sheriffs deputies arrested 45 year-old Jason Combs for towing more than 100 vehicles between June 5 and June 9. The annual festivities draw tens of...

  • Infrared camera catches Keys sea turtle hatchlings

    BIG PINE KEY, Fla. (AP) — A live-streaming webcam has recorded loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings emerging from a nest on a Florida Keys beach. About 100 three-inch-long infants emerged from the mound Friday night and headed to the ocean under faint moonlight. The high-definition camera recorded...

  • Fla GOP officials enjoy sugar industry ranch trips

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Top Florida Republican officials have enjoyed repeated hunting trips to South Texas' historic King ranch thanks to the Sunshine State's sugar industry, but they aren't talking much about them. The Tampa Bay Times reported Saturday records show the trips were financed all or...

  • Ocala ticket wins $2 million Lucky Money jackpot

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Lottery ticket sold in Ocala matched all four numbers plus the Lucky Ball to win $ 2 million in the new "Lucky Money" game. Lottery officials said Friday eight tickets matched 4-of-4 numbers to win $2,597.50 each; 83 tickets won $547.50 each for picking 3-of-4...

  • Civil rights site returns to St. Augustine home

    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A 1960s civil rights era landmark is returning to its St. Augustine roots. The Woolworth's counter where four African-American teenagers were arrested after attempting to order Cokes and hamburgers in 1963 will be on display in the downtown Wells Fargo Bank. The site...

  • Annual Miami festival celebrates Bahamian culture

    MIAMI (AP) — Miami is hosting a festival celebrating Bahamian culture. The city's annual Miami/Bahamas Goombay Festival will be held Saturday in the Coconut Grove neighborhood, a community with Bahamian roots. The festival will feature Bahamian entertainers and Junkanoo parade performers...

  • New leader at US Special Operations Command

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Army Gen. Joseph Votel will assume leadership of the U.S. Special Operations Command in Tampa, replacing the man widely credited with planning the mission that killed Osama bin Laden. Votel will assume leadership of Special Operations Command from Navy Adm. William McRaven....

  • Panhandle cleaning up weathered oil from BP spill

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Florida Panhandle officials are cleaning up over 1,700 pounds of weathered oil from the 2010 BP oil spill. The large submerged mat of oil mixed with sand, shells and water just off the Gulf Islands National Seashore's Fort Pickens beach is being removed by a cleanup crew...

  • Federal court upholds Florida law limiting doctors' discussions of guns with their patients

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Federal court upholds Florida law limiting doctors' discussions of guns with their patients.

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for July 26

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. FEDERAL COURT UPHOLDS FLORIDA'S DOCS VS. GLOCKS LAW A federal appeals court is upholding a Florida law restricting what doctors can discuss about guns with their patients. A panel of judges on the 11th...

  • Federal court upholds Fla.'s Docs vs. Glocks law

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal appeals court is upholding a Florida law restricting what doctors can discuss about guns with their patients. A panel of judges on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta on Friday overturned a decision from a lower court that found the law...

  • Crist meets with scientist on climate change

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Gov. Charlie Crist is trying to make a point that he's already taken a strong position on climate change and Republican Gov. Rick Scott hasn't. Crist met with a Florida State University scientist Friday to talk about climate change and rising sea levels in an...

  • Police: Garage was crime scene in prof's slaying

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Investigators listed the garage as the crime scene in the shooting death of a Florida State University law professor, and a neighbor saw a Toyota Prius leaving the area after the shooting, according to a police report released Friday. The heavily redacted police report...

  • 2 teens seen in video torturing tortoise arrested

    ORANGE PARK, Fla. (AP) — Northeast Florida authorities say they've arrested two teenage girls seen in videos posted online lighting a threatened gopher tortoise on fire and stomping it to death. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said the teens, ages 15 and 18, were arrested...

  • New initiative to help ER workers spot trafficking

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Emergency room doctors and nurses are often the only contact victims of human trafficking have with the outside world, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said Friday while launching an initiative aimed to train emergency workers how to identify signs of trafficking. Under...



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