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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

1 hr ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Florida man executed for 1994 rape and murder of girl

A man who confessed to the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl was executed by lethal injection on Thursday, the Florida Department of Corrections said.

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Related Topix: Florida, Prison, Georgia, Georgia Government, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Death Penalty

5 hrs ago | Palm Beach Post

Anti-rail group challenges denial of public subsidies to All Aboard Florida

The newly-formed Citizens Against Rail Expansion is challenging the stance taken by All Aboard Florida and Gov. Rick Scott that no public money is involved in creating the express passenger rail, questioning municipal costs for crossings and millions given to the Orlando International Airport.

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Related Topix: Florida, Rick Scott, US Governors, Orlando, FL, Palm Beach County, FL, Indian River County, FL

10 hrs ago | 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, Tax

13 hrs ago | Broward-Palm Beach

Medical Marijuana: Florida For Care Forms Blue Ribbon Commission For Amendment 2

With the vote on medical marijuana a mere four months away, a group chaired by both those who advocate and those who are opposed to medical weed has formed a Blue Ribbon Commission to provide research, expert opinions, and feedback on a wide range of medical marijuana issues.

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17 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

Consumer group asking Florida to release 2015 insurance rate proposals

Consumers advocates are pushing for the release of rate filings by the state's health insurers, saying Floridians shouldn't be kept in the dark on premium prices for next year.

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Related Topix: Florida, Healthcare Law, Law

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Palm Beach Post

Florida's population growth has election-year overtones

The governor's race is being waged through television ads, campaign appearances and even in dueling complaints filed by supporters of Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist with the state's Commission on Ethics.

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

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Prison chief to assess scalding shower death

The head of Florida's prison system says he's traveling to Dade Correctional Institution for a full assessment on the death of a mentally ill prisoner left in a shower so hot his skin separated from his body.

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Shockya.com

Digital Domain's John Textor to Be Sued by Florida Governor Rick Scott

Digital Domain CEO John Textor's legal woes continue with Florida governor Rick Scott announcing Wednesday that he was hiring outside counsel to sue Digital Domain and "other parties" involved in a failed $20 million tax-incentive deal.

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

The Raw Story

Hillary Clinton says political dynasties are no problem in the U.S.

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has defended the prominent role of political dynasties in American politics, saying the United States is "not a monarchy."

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Florida, W., George Bush, Barack Obama

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Get Rebooted in SF, July 18-19, with Rand Paul, Nick Gillespie, Kmele Foster, and More

"Reboot" is bringing together libertarian and conservative programmers, entrepreneurs, activists, and others to explore common areas of concern in all sorts of tech policy and possibilities.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Florida, Richard Lugar

ABC Action News

Taskforce takes on dangerous Clearwater crossing

Cyclists, walkers and other pedestrians try to make their way past the 40,000 or so daily drivers who travel through the crossroads, which is reaching its bursting point.

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Business Journal

Record-setting year for the Florida lottery

Even without a massive Powerball or Mega Millions rollover jackpot to spur sales, the Florida Lottery reported $5.36 billion in sales for the fiscal year that ended June 30. The record-setting mark, up from just over $5 billion a year earlier, comes as state lawmakers have deferred action on questions about the future of gambling - such as whether ... (more)

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Related Topix: Lottery, Florida, Rick Scott, US Governors

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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Daily Kos

FL-Gov: FL Dems Go After Rick Scott (R) & GOP Over Hobby Lobby Ruling

In last week's disastrous Hobby Lobby decision, the Supreme Court betrayed women in Florida and all across the country by ruling that employers don't have to cover basic health care options for women if they don't want to.

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Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, Florida, Women's Health, Health, US News, Charlie Crist

Tue Jul 08, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

DEP Secretary addresses Collier Hogan well concerns

Oil well opponents want commissioners to revoke a Texas-based company's permit at the Collier Hogan Well.

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WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Could 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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Business Journal

FDOT study examines cruise industry's heightened expectations

The Tampa Bay cruise industry has the potential to reach 2.5 million passengers per year.

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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, 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

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: Florida, Lottery

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