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  • Fugitive returned to Tampa from New York

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Tampa Bay area fugitive is back in Florida after being arrested in New York on a 7-year-old warrant. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office reports that 28-year-old Rick Joseph was extradited to Tampa on Wednesday. He faces a second-degree murder charge in...

  • Florida judge approves new map for Congress

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge on Friday gave a victory to the state's Republican-controlled Legislature, rendering a decision that effectively forces voters to choose candidates in November based on a congressional map that he ruled was invalid because it favored the GOP. Circuit...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 23

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. GUILTY PLEA ENTERED IN CUBAN BALLPLAYER SMUGGLING A man accused of leading a human trafficking ring has pleaded guilty to U.S. extortion charges involving the smuggling of more than 1,000 Cubans,...

  • Florida judge approves new congressional districts; says they will take effect in 2016

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida judge approves new congressional districts; says they will take effect in 2016.

  • Crist gets another share of public matching money

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Gov. Charlie Crist is getting another round of public matching funds. Crist on Friday received more than $131,000 from the state. He has now received $1.22 million in state money to assist his campaign. Former state senator Nan Rich has now received slightly...

  • Democrats mount low-key campaigns for Florida AG

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two relatively unknown Democrats head into next week's primary for attorney general with the hope that their low-profile campaigns will be enough to win them the right to challenge Republican incumbent Pam Bondi. Neither Perry Thurston, a South Florida legislator and...

  • Hernando County Jail inmate dies of embolism

    BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The medical examiner in Hernando County says a 27-year-old inmate died of a pulmonary embolism. Hernando County Sheriff's officials said on Friday that Jessica Dixon complained about having trouble breathing after taking a hot shower on Wednesday night. She was taken to...

  • Father of 4-year-old arrested in fatal dog attack

    MIAMI (AP) — The father of a 4-year-old South Florida boy who was mauled to death by dogs now faces child neglect charges. Miami-Dade police said Friday they've arrested Javon Dade Sr. and his girlfriend, Alessandra Carrasco. Detectives say both were at the home south of Miami on Aug. 13 when...

  • Panhandle residential youth center closed

    MILTON, Fla. (AP) — The Department of Juvenile Justice is closing a residential youth program in the Florida Panhandle because of safety and security concerns. The Pensacola News Journal (http://on.pnj.com/1q4GkaY ) report the agency canceled its contract with the Santa Rosa Substance Abuse...

  • UCF student injured in armed robbery

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — University of Central Florida police say a student suffered a head injury during an armed robbery at his off-campus apartment. The incident happened early Friday near Alafaya Trail at the Kinghts Circle apartment complex in Orlando. Broadcast stations in Orlando are...

  • 3 Panhandle bankers get prison for fraud scheme

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Three leaders of a failed Panama City Beach-based bank are heading to prison and have been ordered to pay back about $4.54 million to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Donald Terry Dubose, Frank Baker and Elwood "Woody" West were convicted on fraud charges....

  • Man accused of stealing jewelry from dead woman

    DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — A man hired by a funeral home to transport a woman's body is accused of stealing jewelry from her Dunedin home. Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies arrived at the 88-year-old woman's home Thursday afternoon after she apparently died of natural causes. A short time later,...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 22

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. GUILTY PLEA SET IN CUBAN BALLPLAYER SMUGGLING The accused leader of a human trafficking ring is set to plead guilty to U.S. charges involving the smuggling of more than 1,000 Cubans, including baseball...

  • Several injured in commuter bus crash

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say several people were injured in a Tampa Bay area commuter bus crash. The St. Petersburg police reports that a 57-year-old woman lost control of her car at a bend in a road Thursday morning and moved into the path of an oncoming Pinellas Suncoast...

  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott huddles with climate scientists

    After catching heat on the campaign trail for avoiding questions about his stance on climate change, Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott met with climate scientists to learn why the planet is warming.



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