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3 hrs ago | 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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4 hrs ago | 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

CBS Local

Florida Woman Charged After Dog Dies In Hot Car

A Florida woman faces animal cruelty charges following the death of a dog that authorities say was left in her car for more than 13 hours.

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Star Tribune

Man who raped and killed an 11-year-old Florida girl in 1994 set to be executed Thursday

A man convicted of the 1994 rape and killing of an 11-year-old Florida girl is set to be executed Thursday with the victim's grandmother watching from the witness chamber on behalf of the child and her deceased mother.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Prison, State Prisons

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Cat in central Florida goes wild; owner calls 911

A 4-year-old Russian blue cat named Kush is being quarantined after apparently going berserk inside a central Florida home, prompting its owners to call 911.

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JD Supra

Florida Supreme Court Strikes Down Red Light Ordinances as Preempted by State Law

On June 12, 2014, the Florida Supreme Court decided two cases that involved whether municipal ordinances imposing penalties for red light violations detected by devices using cameras were invalid because they were preempted by state law.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Highlands Today

Florida wines see spike in popularity

A growing interest in where our food comes from, a healthy wine industry in the U.S., and wine drinkers embracing their love of sweeter wines have all caused Florida wines and wineries to see a spike in popularity.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Hollywood, FL

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Could the cruise industry float out of Tampa Bay?

Could cruise industry float out of Tampa Bay? New, bigger cruise ships don't fit under Sunshine Skyway.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

Local10.com

1 killed in police-involved shooting in Miami Springs

INVOLVED SHOOTING IN A MIAMI SPRINGS NEIGHBORHOOD AFTER A CAR HITS A PEDESTRIAN AND THE CHASE BEGINS.

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TCPalm

New opposition group presses Scott for action on All Aboard Florida | Read letter

From growth and development to roads to property values, we're tracking news that is shaping our future.

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Related Topix: Martin County, FL, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Jupiter, FL, Rick Scott, US Governors, Orlando, FL

Business Journal

Atlanta consulting firm expands to Orlando, names Florida director

Midtown Consulting Group, a consulting firm that helps improve the operational effectiveness of Fortune 1000 companies, is expanding to Central Florida.

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The Miami Herald

Casey Anthony judge retiring from Florida bench

A Florida judge who gained an international audience while presiding over Casey Anthony's murder trial three years ago said Monday he is retiring after nearly 25 years on the bench.

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Related Topix: Casey Anthony

The Washington Post

Cleveland's winning bid to host GOP convention highlights Portman's influence

GOP leaders' announcement Tuesday that the 2016 Republican National Convention will be held in Cleveland underscored Ohio's central place in the party's national strategy and the influence of Sen. Rob Portman, who pushed for months for the lakeside city to land the coveted quadrennial gathering.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Rob Portman, US News, US Senate, Republican, Ohio, Mitt Romney, Wedding, Florida Government, Chris Christie, US Governors

Patch.com

Florida Becomes First U.S. State to Cover Mental Illness Under Medicaid

Florida has taken the lead in destigmatizing mental illness in America by becoming the first state to cover related conditions under Medicaid.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Florida Government

Business Journal

Floridians buying more lottery tickets than ever before

Floridians spent a record amount on lottery tickets during the last fiscal year, driven by an increased demand for scratch-off tickets.

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Related Topix: Lottery, Florida Government

Miami New Times

Charlie Crist Is No Friend to African-Americans in Florida

The Democratic Party in Florida is such a joke that its best candidate for governor is a flip-flopper.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Kendrick Meek, Democrat, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican, Florida Government, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Standardized Testing, Education

Broward-Palm Beach

The Worst Things Tourists Do in South Florida

We love our tourists, if only because they keep a large chunk of our economy running.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, us Travel, Travel

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