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23 min ago | WTVY Dothan
Child welfare officials are looking to Florida residents to help make holiday wishes come true for some current and former foster youth.
Are you smart enough to be a US Marine?
Should we change our lifestyles to help reduce global warming?
1 hr ago | The Orlando Sentinel
Florida's next generation of standardized tests will move a step closer to adoption next week when the state gets a look at the players that want to create FCAT 's replacement.
4 hrs ago | Daily Kos
American students are struggling in the rankings of an international test released Tuesday, and the battle is on over how to interpret that: While U.S. teenagers were average in reading and science, their scores were below average in math, compared to 64 other countries and economies that participated in the 2012 Program for International Student ... (more)
8 hrs ago | Examiner.com
A Florida man has been arrested for leaving a four-month old baby girl locked in a car which police found in a Fort Myers strip club parking lot.
13 hrs ago | Tallahassee Democrat
Gov. Rick Scott appointed Ken Detzner as Florida's secretary of state in February 2012.
Last week's results in the Program for International Student Assessment - a series of tests given to 15-year-olds in 65 education systems around the world - showed U.S. students lagging far behind many of their peers in math, science and reading.
Laws passed in recent years to boost the number of nurses in Florida have resulted in more nursing education programs on probation and more nursing graduates failing the national competency examination.
That special time of the year when magic fills the air, good will abounds ... and when you run cyclists off the road or pop their tires with tacks because they're REALLY TICKING YOU OFF!! The time when we light candles, give gifts ... and drive our bikes extra-slow in the middle of a busy road, holding up cars JUST BECAUSE WE CAN!! Central Florida ... (more)
Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks to the Miami media after taking a closer look at the dredging operation at PortMiami to deepen the channels of PortMiami entrance to accomodate Super cargo ships on Friday Dec 6, 2013 Florida Gov. Rick Scott visited PortMiami Friday to see first-hand the specially outfitted vessel that is currently dredging the ... (more)
More than $9.5 million in BP restoration dollars is headed to Escambia and Santa Rosa counties to restore dunes, repair the pier adjacent to the Bob Sikes Bridge, improve beach boardwalks and boat ramps, and expand so-called living shorelines along the Pensacola Bay estuary.
NOW FI CONTINUING BOB NORMAN INVESTIGATION INTO A DISGRACED FORMER SOUTH FLORIDA COMMISSIONER.
We're talking about Florida's new unemployment website -- and since the 10 News Investigators told you about it -- you've told us about your own problems with the site.
No sooner has Tampa established air flights to Cuba than it could be missing future cruise ship business to the island nation.
A bank of 20 phones have been set up in the Department of Business and Professional Regulation's Northwood Centre in Tallahassee in order for state employees to call local business owners and find out how legislators can improve Florida's economy in 2014.
A woman who was convicted of assisting in her mother's killing has left prison after serving 15 years.
FROM THE VIDEO PORT, I'M ROSS PALOMBO, LOCAL 10 NEWS. AND HIS DEATH IS BEING MOURNED AND CELEBRATED BY SO MANY, ESPECIALLY RIGHT HERE.