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3 hrs ago | 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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7 hrs ago | 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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8 hrs ago | 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

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

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