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1 hr ago | The Orlando Sentinel
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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5 hrs ago | Palm Beach Post
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.
10 hrs ago | Broward-Palm Beach
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.
13 hrs ago | Broward-Palm Beach
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
"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.
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.
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)
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.
Oil well opponents want commissioners to revoke a Texas-based company's permit at the Collier Hogan Well.
Could cruise industry float out of Tampa Bay? New, bigger cruise ships don't fit under Sunshine Skyway.
The Tampa Bay cruise industry has the potential to reach 2.5 million passengers per year.
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.
Florida has taken the lead in destigmatizing mental illness in America by becoming the first state to cover related conditions under Medicaid.
Updated: Thu Jul 10, 2014 05:52 pm
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