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  • Florida granted 1-year No Child Left Behind waiver

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Obama administration is granting Florida a one-year extension of its No Child Left Behind waiver. The waiver will give Florida flexibility from certain parts of the federal act in exchange for a state-specific accountability plan. No Child Left Behind has been due...

  • Guantanamo Public Memory Project comes to Miami

    MIAMI (AP) — A history project featuring people who worked or were held at the U.S. naval base in Cuba has arrived in Miami. The Guantanamo Public Memory Project opened Thursday at the Little Haiti Cultural Center. Haitians fleeing their Caribbean homeland after President Jean-Bertrand...

  • Murder suspect testifies he last saw victim alive

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Taking the stand in his murder trial on Thursday, Pedro Bravo said University of Florida student Christian Aguilar was still alive the last time he saw him. Bravo testified shortly after the prosecution rested its murder case against him. He faces murder, kidnapping and...

  • Miami Lakes mayor acquitted of corruption charges

    MIAMI (AP) — Suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi was acquitted Thursday in a federal corruption case in which he was accused of accepting bribes from undercover FBI agents posing as shady businessmen. A Miami federal jury cleared Pizzi of all seven counts after deliberating for parts of...

  • Thieves steal truck carrying $1M in Zumba gear

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A truck carrying $1 million worth of Zumba fitness merchandise has been stolen from Miami. A spokeswoman for the Florida-based fitness company says Zumba employees went to check on several merchandise trucks and noticed one was missing Thursday. The trucks were loaded with...

  • State panel accuses Florida judge of misconduct

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge accused of punching an assistant public defender during an altercation is facing misconduct charges. The state Judicial Qualifications Commission filed a probable cause finding Thursday with the Florida Supreme Court. It alleges Brevard County Judge...

  • Tourist dies while snorkeling in Florida Keys

    KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has died while snorkeling in the Florida Keys. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says Charles Leidigh of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, died Wednesday while on a snorkeling trip off Key Largo. Sheriff's office spokeswoman Becky Herrin says the boat's...

  • Charter school set to open at old airport site

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A charter school is opening in a building that once housed Panama City's airport. University Academy will welcome 323 students at its new location when the school year begins this month. The News Herald of Panama City (http://bit.ly/1uT5uuL ) reports the school...

  • Florida inmate found dead in cell

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — An inmate has been found dead inside a cell at the Pinellas County Jail hours before he was scheduled for sentencing in a sexual battery case. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says detention deputies found 38-year-old Larry Kobielnik hanging in his cell early...

  • Florida Lotto jackpot rises to $15 million

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The jackpot in the Florida Lotto game has grown to $14 million after no one matched the six winning numbers in the latest drawing. Lottery officials said Thursday that 17 tickets matched five numbers to win $6,700 each. Another 939 tickets matched four numbers for...

  • 1 Fantasy 5 player wins $214,880.84 jackpot

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — One "Fantasy 5" game player has selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $214,880.84. The Florida Lottery said Thursday that the winning ticket was purchased in Jacksonville. The 280 tickets matching four numbers won $123.50 each. Another 9,749 tickets...

  • Florida will speed up several major road projects

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is speeding up six major road projects across the state. Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday that the state will push up the timing of $806 million worth of highway construction projects across the state. State transportation officials were able to speed up the...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 14

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. FLORIDA FORECLOSURE RATE DROPS; STILL LEADS NATION Foreclosure activity in Florida has decreased by 30 percent from the same time last year, but the Sunshine State continues to have the nation's highest...

  • Florida foreclosure rate drops; still leads nation

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Foreclosure activity in Florida has decreased by 30 percent from the same time last year, but the Sunshine State continues to have the nation's highest foreclosure rate. Foreclosure figures released Thursday by the research firm RealtyTrac show that 1 out of 469 Florida...

  • 1 arrest, another sought in Sanford fires

    SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Officials say they've arrested one man and are seeking his half-brother for questioning about almost a dozen recent fires in the Sanford area. State Fire Marshall Jeff Atwater said Wednesday that Curtis Smith was arrested for a mobile home fire in Sanford. He was charged...



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