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  • City to pay $475,000 to settle case over arrest

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The city of Tallahassee is paying $475,000 to settle a case over the arrest of a woman who ended up with a broken bone in her face after an altercation with officers. City commissioners voted Monday to settle the federal lawsuit filed by Christina and David West against...

  • Where Fla.'s seniors will live in 2030

    ORLANDO; Fla. (AP) — In 15 years, every fourth Floridian will be age 65 or older. Florida's concentration of senior citizens will be in the Sarasota area, the Treasure Coast, the Sebring area and The Villages retirement behemoth northwest of Orlando. Florida's largest cities will skew much...

  • 4 girls charged in escape at detention facility

    CRESTVIEW, Fla. (AP) — Four teenage girls are charged in an escape plot from a juvenile detention facility in the Florida Panhandle. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office reports that the girls — who range in age from 13 to 17 — attempted to incite a riot and organize an escape late Sunday. The...

  • Florida mom lets her kids try booze in controlled setting, gets arrested and charged with child neglect

    Patricia Denault poured herself a shot of Fireball cinnamon whiskey and took a picture of her son taking a sip. She posted that picture on Facebook, but someone saw that picture and called the police.

  • Small plane crashes near Vinoy hotel in St. Pete

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Police say a small plane carrying three men and a 17-year-old from Ireland crashed in a park in St. Petersburg. Police say two people were taken to the hospital following the Monday morning crash. The pilot, 58-year-old Grant Jordon, is in serious but stable...

  • Corruption trial begins for ex-Homestead mayor

    MIAMI (AP) — The corruption trial of former Homestead mayor Steven Bateman is getting under way with jury selection in Miami-Dade Circuit Court. Bateman faces two counts of unlawful compensation in the trial beginning Monday. Prosecutors say he illegally took a $125-an-hour consulting job with...

  • Central Florida woman contracts West Nile virus

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Health officials are urging people in Volusia County to take extra precautions after a 34-year-old woman contracted the mosquito-borne West Nile virus. The Florida Department of Health announced Monday that the virus has been confirmed by the state laboratory. The...

  • Special Olympics surfers compete in Cocoa Beach

    COCOA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Special Olympics athletes competed in a surfing competition in Cocoa Beach. Special Olympics Florida sponsored the weekend competition along with Ron Jon Surf Shop. More than 130 athletes participated. Ron Jon launched a surfing program in 2010 in Cocoa Beach to teach...

  • 2 men found dead outside Jacksonville warehouse

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an investigation is underway after two men were found dead next to a Jacksonville warehouse. A driver spotted the bodies early Monday while making a U-turn and called the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Investigators told the First Coast News...

  • 1 Fantasy 5 player wins $181,802.29 jackpot

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — One "Fantasy 5" game player has selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $181,802.29. Florida Lottery officials said Monday that the winning ticket was purchased in North Bay Village. The 268 tickets matching four numbers won $109 each. Another 8,615...

  • Drunk driver hits South Florida Road Ranger

    MIAMI (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says a Road Ranger is recovering after he was hit by a drunk driver on Interstate 95. The crash happened Sunday in the northbound lanes of I-95 in Miami. Spokesman Joe Sanchez told The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/1uzwVev ) troopers were in the area...

  • Obama deputy speaking at Hispanic Heritage event

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — UCF is getting a visit from the Obama administration to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month Marco A. Davis, the deputy director for the White House Initiative on Education Excellence for Hispanics, is speaking at UCF Monday afternoon. The event is slated for noon to 2 p.m. in...

  • President Obama to visit CentCom

    President Obama will head to Tampa this week to meet with U.S. military commanders who will likely be involved in American efforts to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The president will spend Tuesday night in Tampa, the White House announced Sunday afternoon. On Wednesday, Obama...

  • Lawmaker apologizes for 'lingerie' remark

    Southerland offered this apology for his remarks: "I regret that my comments are being misused for political gain."

  • Obama travels for briefings on Ebola, Islamic State

    White House press secretary Josh Earnest Friday said Obama would travel to Atlanta Tuesday for a briefing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on both Ebola and a respiratory virus in the Midwest.



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