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  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for July 16

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. HEARING SET IN JUSTIN BIEBER'S FLORIDA DUI CASE A hearing will be held to determine whether Justin Bieber will be tried on charges of driving under the influence and resisting arrest. The hearing...

  • 1 Fantasy 5 player wins $196,449.17 jackpot

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — One "Fantasy 5" game player has selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $196,449.17, the Florida Lottery said Wednesday. The winning ticket was purchased in Jacksonville, lottery officials said. The 348 tickets matching four numbers won $91 each....

  • 2 dead in crash on I-95 in northeast Florida

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two people died after their car veered off Interstate 95 in northeast Florida and hit a tree. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that a Cadillac Eldorado was travelling north on I-95 in St. Johns County Monday evening when it swerved from the left...

  • Westgate Resorts' Siegel buys Orlando Predators

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The owner of a Florida timeshare resort firm is jumping into the world of arena football. Westgate Resorts founder and CEO David Siegel announced the purchase of the Arena Football League's Orlando Predators at a news conference Tuesday. Westgate executive Jared Saft was...

  • 3 charged in illegal freshwater turtle harvests

    LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — State wildlife officials have charged three men in central Florida with illegally harvesting, selling and buying 2,100 pounds of freshwater turtles. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission banned the commercial harvest of all native wild turtles in 2009,...

  • Man sentenced in prison for Fla. teacher's death

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to killing a southwest Florida middle school teacher has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Amy Patterson was reported missing in July 2011 when she didn't show up for the first day of school. Her body was found more than a year later on a...

  • Police investigating 3 deaths in central Florida

    TAVARES, Fla. (AP) — Police say a central Florida man beat two people to death and seriously injured another before killing himself. Tavares Police say all four people lived in the home where the victims were found Monday evening. According to police, one person was found dead inside the...

  • Florida woman arrested for leaving toddler in car

    PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay-area police have arrested a woman for leaving her 19-month-old daughter in a car while she shopped. Sgt. Adam Geissenberger says witnesses alerted Pinellas Park Police that Vita Abramenkova of Clearwater had left her child in a locked, running vehicle for...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for July 15

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. TAMPA BAY-AREA WOMAN ARRESTED FOR LEAVING TODDLER IN CAR WHILE SHE SHOPPED Sgt. Adam Geissenberger says witnesses alerted Pinellas Park Police that Vita Abramenkova of Clearwater had left her child in a...

  • Coast Guard searches for missing diver in Bahamas

    MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a man who went missing during a commercial shark diving venture in the Bahamas. Coast Guard officials in Miami say 63-year-old John E. Petty went missing Sunday night about 20 nautical miles northwest of West End on Grand Bahama island....

  • 1 Fantasy 5 player wins $195,560.71 jackpot

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — One "Fantasy 5" game player has selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $195,560.71, the Florida Lottery said Tuesday. The winning ticket was purchased in Panama City Beach, lottery officials said. The 310 tickets matching four numbers won $101.50...

  • Central Fla. businessman pleads guilty to fraud

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida businessman has pleaded guilty to a $44 million bank fraud conspiracy. Pedro "Pete" Benevides pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to conspiracy to commit bank fraud. He faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison. Prosecutors say Benevides obtained...

  • Contractor falls to death at TECO power plant

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a contractor fell to his death from a catwalk at an old Tampa Bay area power plant. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office reports that 31-year-old Bryan Hagan was working at the Tampa Electric Co. power plant Monday afternoon when he fell through a metal...

  • Groups ask judge to act quickly on new map

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A coalition of groups challenging Florida's map for Congress wants a judge to act quickly now that the map has been declared unconstitutional. Circuit Judge Terry Lewis ruled last week that the state Legislature illegally drew Florida's congressional districts to...

  • FSU warned that new search could be a "sham"

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State University is trying to jump-start its tumultuous search for a new president, but top officials have already been warned that the process could be viewed as a "sham" because of the candidacy of powerful state Sen. John Thrasher, who is seen as the...



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