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Paradyne Corp. will expand to Kennedy Space Center and create 50 jobs
Governor Rick Scott, along with the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast , announced that aerospace-related propellant services provider United Paradyne Corp.
Mon May 20, 2013
Monday's Daily Pulse
As Gov. Scott signs a $74.5 billion budget before leaving for a trade mission to Chile, he will veto a 3 percent increase in Florida college tuition and approve $65 million in extra Medicaid funding to hospitals that provide much of the care to the poor, including Tampa General and Jackson Memorial in Miami.
Facebook video shows a man jumping on top of two manatees in Florida
A video posted to Facebook shows a Florida man harassing two manatees by leaping off of a dock and performing a cannonball on top of them.
WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
Scott signs state budget, vetoes $368M in projects
Gov. Rick Scott uses his veto pen to slash $368 million from next year's state budget, including $50 million to complete a bike trail from St.
Residents beat suspected home invader and shoot him with stun gun
A suspected home invader in Florida got more than he bargained for last week after his intended victims decided to fight back.
Brevard lifeguard helps disoriented shark that came too close to shore
Some beachgoers had a different danger to deal with, besides strong rip currents, when they hit the Brevard County shore Sunday.
Sun May 19, 2013
The Orlando Sentinel
Options lacking for parents of disabled kids at F schools
The notice in the mail told Carmen Olmeda she could transfer her profoundly disabled daughter out of Orange County's F-rated Magnolia School.
The Miami Herald
Fla couples charged after pipe bomb, weapons found
A Cocoa couple has been charged after police said they found pipe bombs and a cache of weapons inside their central Florida home.
Sat May 18, 2013
Gay vote divides local Scouting enthusiasts
Five years ago, Angie Houlihan searched for an organization that could teach lessons of faith, good character, the outdoors and leadership to help her two young sons grow into good men.
For graying grads, rite evokes fond memories
Short-term memory loss often keeps Elliott Cornblatt from pinpointing what happened the day before.
Fri May 17, 2013
Man, claiming to be cop, gets free admission to strip club
He walked into a strip club, waved an invalid police badge and they waived the cover charge for him and a friend.
Valiant Air Command receives tourism excellence award
The Valiant Air Command in Titusville received a bit of national attention in March, when its TiCo Warbird Airshow featured the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds' final performances before the famed performance air team suspended operations as part of the fallout from the federal budget stalemate.
Agents uncover evidence of meth lab in Port St. John
A garbage can filled with 12 gallons of brown liquid could put two Port St. John cousins in prison for life -- it tested positive for methamphetamine.
Cocoa couple arrested after pipe bombs discovered
A Cocoa couple was arrested after police found pipe bombs in their house, among a cache of weapons including rifles, handguns and shotguns.
Palm Bay man faces bigamy charges
A Palm Bay woman checking court records for the status of her pending divorce learned that the man she was leaving had remarried months ago.
Pair linked to string of Palm Bay burglaries
A 19-year-old Palm Bay man faces multiple burglary-related charges a week after detectives linked him and an associate to a series of break-ins reported in the southeast side of the city.
Tampa Bay Newspapers
Unemployment continues downward trend
The unemployment rate for Pinellas County dropped to 6.5 percent in April, according to the May 17 report from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.
Pipe Bombs Found By Police, Brevard County Homes Evacuated
About a half-dozen homes have been evacuated in Cocoa, in Brevard County, after police found guns and pipe bombs in a home Friday morning, WPTV is reporting .
FDLE report shows crime down across central Florida
Crime across the state is down. That's according to a report the Florida Department of Law Enforcement released Thursday.
Thu May 16, 2013
WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
Homeowners beat, kick, taze home invasion suspect
Michael Maxwell of Palm Bay was charged with one count of home invasion robbery with a firearm or deadly weapon and four counts of battery.