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  • Police: Fla. men in crash fired shots into mall

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Kissimmee police say two men who died in a car crash were the same suspects who fired bullets into a shopping mall, injuring two people. Police said Wednesday that the dead suspects were positively identified by the shooting victims as 24-year-old Fabrice Buteau and...

  • Jury selected in loud music killing case

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A jury has been seated in the second trial of a white Florida man accused of killing a black teenager during an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store. Twelve jurors and four alternates are scheduled to hear opening statements Thursday,...

  • Florida governor's race too close to call

    The survey shows 44 percent of likely voters back Republican Gov. Rick Scott, 42 percent support former Gov. Charlie Crist and 8 percent back Libertarian Adrian Wyllie.

  • Florida editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: Sept. 21 News Journal, Daytona Beach, Florida, on USSSA deal: A proposal to use local tax dollars to lure an amateur athletics group to Daytona Beach has almost as many moving parts as the organization does sports. And not nearly enough time to...

  • Substance led to partial evacuation of VA hospital

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — An unknown substance mailed to a Tampa Bay area veterans hospital led to a partial evacuation and decontamination of several employees. Officials said the substance was discovered by a hospital employee on Wednesday. A hazardous materials unit — already at the C.W....

  • Poll: Florida's governor's race too close to call

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The race between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Republican-turned-Democrat former Gov. Charlie Crist is too close to call and voters aren't happy with their choice, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. The poll shows that 44 percent of likely...

  • Rescued turtle heading to new home in San Diego

    MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — A loggerhead sea turtle named Sapphire is getting ready for a cross-country trip on Thursday to a permanent home in Southern California after convalescing for more than a year at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital. Final preparations were being made Wednesday for the...

  • Fla. AG suing Miami-Dade County pool company

    Bondi TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi recently filed a lawsuit against Genie Pools Florida Inc. and two of its principal owners, Gabriel E. Guardia and Liz M. Guardia, alleging deceptive and unfair business practices. According to an investigation...

  • Florida woman jailed after baby found in trunk

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A 19-year-old South Florida woman faces child abuse charges after deputies found her 5-month-old child in her vehicle's trunk during a traffic stop. Broward Sheriff's deputies say they tried to pull over a vehicle on Tuesday but Breona Watkins kept driving. When she...

  • Rip current advisory along north Florida coast

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is advising beachgoers to be careful in the water off Jacksonville due to a high risk of rip currents. Officials say the warning will remain in effect through Wednesday night. The National Weather Service reports four-to-six foot waves are...

  • No Lucky Money winner; jackpot now $1.9M

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The "Lucky Money" jackpot rose to $1.9 million after no winner claimed the jackpot. Lottery officials said Wednesday one tickets matched 4-of-4 numbers to win $7,707.50 each; 60 tickets won $281.50 each for picking 3-of-4 plus the Lucky Ball number; 935 tickets won $53...

  • 2 Fantasy 5 player win $97,830.88 jackpot

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two "Fantasy 5" game players have selected all five winning numbers to split a jackpot worth $97,830.88. Florida Lottery officials said Wednesday that both tickets were purchased in Bradenton. Another 357 tickets matching four numbers won $88 each, 9,335tickets...

  • 2 injured in mall shooting, 2 dead in car crash

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Police say two people were injured in a shooting at central Florida mall and two men believed to be suspects were killed when their car crashed as they fled. Orlando television stations reported that the victims were not involved in a fight before the shooting Tuesday...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 24

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. 2 INJURED IN CENTRAL FLORIDA MALL SHOOTING Police say two people were injured in a shooting at central Florida mall and two men believed to be suspects were killed when their car crashed as they fled....

  • Southern Command intel official gets 3-plus years

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former intelligence specialist for the Miami-based Southern Command has been sentenced to more than three years in prison. The U.S. Attorney's Office reported Tuesday that 37-year-old Jose Emmanuel Torres was sentenced to 41 months after previously pleading guilty...



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