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Ohio State Football Recruiting: Jerome Baker spurns Buckeyes for Florida

The Ohio State Buckeyes have been on a recruiting surge as of late, especially on the defensive side of the ball.

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Related Topix: University of Florida

Fri Jul 11, 2014

SFGate

5 Things to Know in Florida for July 11

One of two men charged in an FBI online chat room sting operation is planning to plead guilty to terrorism support charges.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, State Prisons, Prison, Miami Dade County, FL

WCTV Tallahassee

Jacksonville Sex Offender Sentenced to Life in Prison

A Jacksonville man is heading to prison after a judge gave him a life sentence for raping and kidnapping a woman.

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WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

Growing medical marijuana could become Florida's next big industry

BOCA RATON, FL ; Depending on what voters decide in November, Florida could become the 23rd state to make medical marijuana legal.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Boca Raton, FL

WCTV Tallahassee

Florida Foster Mom Accused of Leaving Boy in Car

A foster mother is accused of leaving a 15-month-old boy inside a vehicle with its windows rolled up while she went into a central Florida supermarket.

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WFTV Orlando

State map predicting sinkhole-prone areas in works

Last year, Florida got more than $1 million in federal funding for a three-year study.

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News Talk Florida

Florida: 5 Things To Know For July 11th

The warden of a South Florida prison where an inmate was left in a scalding shower until he died in 2012 has been suspended.

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Related Topix: Prison, Florida Government

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Daily Beast

Another Political Mess In FloridaBy Ben Jacobs

A Florida judge threw out the state's congressional district map on Thursday because two districts were drawn in a partisan manner that violated the state constitution.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Daniel Webster, Republican, US House of Representatives, Corrine Brown, Democrat

CBS Local

Judge Rules Florida Legislature Broke Law On Maps

Judge Terry Lewis on Thursday found that the state's Republican-controlled Legislature broke the law when it drew up political maps in 2012.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

New York Daily News

Florida governor's campaign attacks backfire

Republican Gov. Rick Scott is a multimillionaire and flies in a private jet, yet his campaign decided to criticize Democratic challenger Charlie Crist as an elitist for wearing a Rolex watch.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Some in GOP worried over Fla. governor's missteps

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's campaign for re-election is hitting Democratic rival Charlie Crist with a barrage of attacks but his campaign team has also committed a series of blunders this year.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Rick Scott, Florida Government, Charlie Crist

CBS Local

Warden Suspended After Punishing Inmate With Scolding Hot Shower Until He Died

The warden of a South Florida prison where an inmate was left in a scalding shower until he died in 2012 has been suspended.

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Related Topix: Prison, Florida Government

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Florida to execute man for rape, murder of girl

Florida is scheduled to execute a man Thursday who was convicted of raping and murdering an 11-year-old girl in 1994.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Chloride, Supplement

Broward-Palm Beach

Florida Man With Car Logo Tattooed On His Face Arrested for Identity Theft

A Broward man with the logo for Bentley luxury automobiles tattooed on his face has been charged with identity theft to file fraudulent income tax returns.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Tax

Sentinel School Zone

Florida's Teacher of the Year to be announced tonight

A Polk County art teacher and four other finalists learn tonight who will win Florida's highest teacher honor: Teacher of the Year.

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Business Journal

Quaker Steak & Lube inks deal for new restaurants in Florida

Sharon-based Quaker Steak & Lube announced a development agreement to add four restaurants in central Florida.

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WTVY Dothan

Utility Crews Now Protected by Florida's Move Over Law

Utility crews are now protected by Florida's Move Over Law. Effective July 1, the law was amended to include utility and sanitation vehicles.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Walton Sun

Special Olympics of Florida join relay series

So with the help of Jeff Archer, YOLO board co-founder, the Special Olympics division was created.

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Bradenton.com

South Florida mosquitoes hit hazardous 'misery zone'

The South Florida mosquito season has hit the misery zone, spreading clouds of pesky marsh mosquitoes and bringing the first local case of dengue fever.

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Related Topix: Miami, FL, Everglades National Park, US National Parks, University of Miami, Miami Dade County, FL

The Daily News Journal

Voices: Floridians get complacent about hurricanes

Some of the damage caused by Hurricane Charley in Zolfo Springs, Fla., on Aug. 18, 2004.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Zolfo Springs, FL, Weather, Hurricane Arthur, Port Charlotte, FL

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