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  1. Private prison deprived inmates of heat and hot water for months, lawmaker findsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Miami Herald

    During a surprise inspection at Gadsden Correctional Facility in North Florida this month, Rep. David Richardson found that water seeping from showers was resulting in standing water in the sink area. It was one of nearly 500 outstanding work orders for repairs that have been languishing for months at the women's prison, he said.


  2. Taiwan, U.S. state of Kentucky ink reciprocal driver's license accordRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The China Post

    Taiwan and the U.S. state of Kentucky have signed a reciprocal agreement that allows their licensed drivers to obtain a license in each other's territory without having to take road or written tests, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Following the state of Virginia, Kentucky was the 21st U.S. state to enter into an agreement of this kind with Taiwan, Liu said, noting that Taiwan was the first foreign government to sign such an accord with Kentucky.


  3. Sound off for Feb. 25: The time is nowRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

    As I sit in my car in bumper-to-bumper traffic at the Ocean Springs Washington Avenue intersection and witness countless people illegally entering our city when they ignore red light-imposed boundaries by refusing to stop, I think to myself, "One day we're going to build a wall and St. Martin is going to pay for it." So Mr. Gunn would not bring the lottery bill to the floor for a vote because of his religious beliefs.


  4. Speedway spared after FDOT agrees to move toll road Read Story Beau ZimmerRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Some routinely drive by on Ulmerton Road and pay no attention to the drag strip sitting across from St. Pete-Clearwater Airport. But for hardcore race fans, the Showtime Speedway, as it's called today, is as good as it gets for speed in Pinellas County.


  5. Sen. Jack Latvala: planned connector road to bypass Showtime SpeedwayRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

    The Showtime Speedway, once thought to be a temporary attraction until a connecting road was built, is here to stay. State Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, and the speedway's owner, Bob Yoho, announced Friday that a compromise was made with the Florida Department of Transportation to reconfigure a planned road connecting Interstate 275 to the Bayside Bridge so it bypasses the speedway.


  6. Tri-Rail frustrated by maintenance issues, duct tape repairRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

    You can add repairing railroad tracks to the 1,001 uses for duct tape, but those who oversee Tri-Rail trains are not impressed. Frustrated by a history of train delays, South Florida Regional Transportation Authority board members blamed maintenance issues at their monthly meeting Friday.


  7. News 13 mins ago 7:07 p.m.Pinellas teen eager to aid Syrian refugeesRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Oliver is a student at Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg. Each year, its eighth-graders must come up with a 'passion project,' something deeply meaningful to them personally.


  8. Alvin Ailey Dance Theater: A stunning treat is on the wayRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

    There are some lucky folks in Central Florida right now. That's because they have tickets to Monday night's Alvin Ailey Dance Theater performance at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.


  9. A double whammy for Florida: Tax reform and hurricanesRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

    Two luxury high-rise condominiums in construction in the Coconut Grove area in Miami. Eight hurricanes whipped through Florida a decade ago, causing $33 billion in insurance claims.


  10. Florida should brace for double whammy: Tax reform, hurricanesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Orlando Sentinel

    The election's promise of tax reform raises both anticipation for some and anxiety for others. One thing is for sure - sensible tax reform will reinvigorate the economy.


  11. Florida US Rep. Crist seeks divorceafter less than 9 yearsRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | Lucianne.com

    Democratic U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist is getting divorced less than nine years after becoming the first Florida governor in 42 years to get married while in office. Crist spokesman Kevin Cate said the congressman filed papers Friday seeking to divorce his wife Carole, who he proposed to in 2008 after a 10-month romance.


  12. Florida Corrections says its job is care, custody and control - but there's no careRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | San Francisco Bay View

    "National Occupy Day in Support of Prisoners, Feb. 20, 2012" - Art: Kevin "Rashid" Johnson, 1859887, Clements Unit, 9601 Spur 591, Amarillo TX 79107 Life in Florida prison cells is so like it is in other states. The police write bogus disciplinary reports, abuse inmates, then their brothers at Disciplinary Camps help to cover it up.


  13. Brightline temporarily drops request to close Little Haiti railroad crossingRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

    A controversial plan to open a new railroad crossing outside the Design District and close another in Little Haiti has been dropped, at least temporarily. On Thursday, the Florida East Coast Railway withdrew an application to close the crossing where its tracks pass over 59th Street.


  14. Support for slowing traffic on Bayshore Boulevard outweighs oppositionRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | Business Journal

    Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa is one of the city's main routes into downtown, but it's also a hotbed for speeding cars, jaywalking pedestrians and swerving cyclists narrowly missing pedestrians on the sidewalk.


  15. FDOT road repairs and maintenance reportRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Historic City News

    Laurie Sanderson reported the following St Augustine and St Johns County locations to Historic City News where the Florida Department of Transportation will be conducting roadwork that is expected to have an impact on driving, beginning this morning and continuing through the coming week. A1A at Euclid Avenue Daytime lane closures with flaggers Monday through Friday from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. for turn lane installation.


  16. SunRail ticket revenue is less than ticketing expenseRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

    As SunRail officials struggle with uncertainties over when to apply for an essential and already delayed federal grant or when the southern expansion into Osceola County will be complete, one matter is abundantly clear but not talked about much: the cost of collecting fares from riders - arising from ticketing machines, armored cars, staff and other expenses - is greater than the revenue brought in by fares.


  17. Bill would require students learn the dangers of human traffickingRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Front www.keysnet.com

    A bill introduced into the state Legislature would mandate middle and high schools teach students about the dangers of human trafficking, a crime that state data indicates is on the rise in Florida. The bill, introduced by state Sen. Greg Steube and state Rep. Ross Spano would mandate that health education classes cover the "dangers and signs of human trafficking."


  18. Higher ed reform could cost UCF millionsRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

    A plan moving through the Legislature aimed at increasing standards and boosting the reputations of Florida's colleges has drawn praise from university officials, but it could also cost schools such as UCF millions of dollars in state funding. Senate President Joe Negron , R-Stuart, is pushing to raise the stature of Florida's colleges to put them on par with public universities such as North Carolina and Virginia.


  19. Eclectic Rant: Trump versus the mediaRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | Berkeley Daily Planet

    Low Energy Jeb [Bush], Little Marco [Rubio], Lyin' Ted [Cruz] pathological Ben [Carson], and Crooked Hillary [Clinton] were all quite effective labels used by Donald Trump on his march to the White House. With the destruction of 16 primary challengers and a well-known political figure in his rear-view mirror, Trump has now zeroed in on his old opponent, the media.


  20. Former Florida governor Charlie Crist files for divorceRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    Bumping him out of the spotlight! Pregnant Amal Clooney outshines husband George in a sweeping ballgown that displays her growing figure at the Cesar Film Awards White House takes its revenge on the 'fake news' media by BANNING outlets from Sean Spicer's briefing - including Trump's top target CNN Dow Jones Industrial Average is on the brink of history after a TENTH straight day with a record-high closing Trump launches new assault on the 'fake news media' and the 'Clinton News Network' - to raucous reception from pumped-up CPAC audience Chicago sports anchor is suspended from ABC affiliate for anti-Trump rants online where he blasted the President's supporters as 'simpletons' Obama surfaces in Manhattan and is treated like a rock star as hundreds cheer him leaving a meeting the day after he is seen catching up with daughter Malia over dinner How to BEAT the all you can eat buffet: The ... (more)