Florida Newswire (Page 5)

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  1. California seeks control of unruly medical pot industryRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

    Florida isn't the only state trying to figure out how to handle the demand for medical marijuana. California - which isn't as new to the game - is trying to get control of what's become an unruly industry.

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  2. Florida Doctor Tied to Menendez Convicted of Defrauding MedicareRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Bloomberg

    A South Florida eye doctor who is accused of paying bribes to New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez was convicted in a separate case of defrauding Medicare of tens of millions of dollars. His conviction raises the possibility that the physician may try to help prosecutors in their case against the lawmaker.

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  3. Water flowing from Charlotte County to Cape CoralRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | NBC2 News

    ... the property. The water then travels by gravity in the swales along US-41, down to Gator Slough. "According to the Florida Department of Transportation permit, we can only run the pumps at half their capacity, which is eight and a half million ...

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  4. 5 Things to Know in Florida for April 29Read the original story

    14 hrs ago | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    ... 36-year-old Lewis Jones III on Thursday to 32 years in federal prison for taking part in the robberies across Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Jones could have faced life in prison for his convictions, but District Judge Robert Hinkle ...

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  5. Crews fill gaping hole in I-4 median in Osceola CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | WFTV Orlando

    ... The depression, which was about 15 feet wide and 10 feet deep, was reported Thursday afternoon near World Drive, the Florida Department of Transportation said.

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  6. Continuing brush fires pose threat to Central Florida wildlife, experts sayRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | WFTV Orlando

    ... the latest news and keep up to date with mobile alerts. Dry conditions have been sparking wildfires across Central Florida, and in addition to threatening homes, the fires can pose a threat to wildlife. Carol Hardee, of the Wildlife Rehabilitation ...

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  7. Florida boy among 5 students hit by car has diedRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

    A Florida sheriff's deputy was sleeping Thursday afternoon when his 11-year-old daughter called and asked him to pick her up at her school bus stop. Seconds later, she started screaming into the phone, "Dad, help me, help me!" Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Jonathan "JJ" Quintana told reporters at a news conference Friday that he assumed the worst as he jumped out of bed and ran barefoot to the bus stop.

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  8. 'Moonlight' director Barry Jenkins ready to return to workRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    Two months after his "Moonlight" p... At the Trump administration's request, a federal appeals court has agreed to hold off ruling on Obama-era carbon restrictions. A prominent Florida eye doctor has been convicted on all counts in his Medicare fraud trial, raising the possibility he could be pressured to testify in the bribery trial of New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez.

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  9. Taxpayers funding more clean-up costs for dangerous tire pileRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | NBC2 News

    One year after the NBC2 Investigators first exposed a massive pile of old, dirty tires behind a Lehigh Acres recycling business, we're learning Florida taxpayers are now helping to pay for the clean-up. "I'd look outside and I couldn't see anything but tires," said Michael Furlan.

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  10. For Now, the Center of the Pickleball UniverseRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Coastal Breeze News

    ... from 39 states and seven countries. Between 10,000 to 12,000 pickleball fans, many from outside Southwest Florida, took in the action last year, and attendance is expected to again reach that level. The tournament generated $2.5 million for the ...

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  11. Knights of Columbus Support Special OlympicsRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Coastal Breeze News

    ... the quality of life for people with disabilities. The San Marco Knights of Columbus presented Special Olympics Florida - Collier County with the check at Area 9 Summer Games in March. Volunteers from the San Marco Knights also assisted with food ...

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  12. Heirloom Amaryllis a Florida Spring BloomerRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Coastal Breeze News

    Amaryllis, which in Florida blooms in spring, is a favorite holiday gift. The bulbs sold in December are grown in greenhouses and forced to bloom just in time for holiday gift giving.

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  13. Lawmakers set to defund Miami school that educated makers of a Moonlighta and a HamiltonaRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

    Florida Lawmakers are on the brink of cutting $650,000 in state grant funding to the Miami arts school whose alumni helped create the Oscar-winning film "Moonlight" and the Broadway hit "Hamilton." The Florida House wants to entirely defund the New World School of the Arts, while senators propose keeping just $20,000 in aid to the school.

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  14. Cal awaits right opportunity to return to MLBRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Major League Baseball

    ... the chairman of the board, selling the team. Ripken recently heard former Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush put an ownership group together and are in the running to purchase the Marlins. Ripken is curious to see what ...

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  15. Florida bill allows elected officials to meet in privateRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | NBC2 News

    There is growing concern over a new bill in Florida which would allow elected officials to meet privately behind closed doors. Florida has some of the best open government laws nationwide, and Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Naples, wants to ease up a bit.

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  16. Doctor convicted of Medicare fraud may testify against New Jersey senatorRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

    A prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. Dr. Salomon Melgen faces 15 to 20 years in prison on 67 counts, including health care fraud, submitting false claims and falsifying records in patients' files, if he doesn't strike a deal before his sentencing, scheduled for July 14. The doctor, 62, collected more money from Medicare than any other physician in the nation - $21 million - at the height of the fraud in 2012.

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  17. Trump may take Arizona's school tax credit program nationalRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | USA Today

    ... of DeVos, as are Arizona's charter school and other state school choice leaders. Trump and DeVos in March visited a Florida private school that benefits from that state's tuition tax-credit program. And Trump in his speech to the joint chambers of ...

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  18. Phyllis and Harvey Sandler Donate $7 Million to Name FAU's School of Social WorkRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | Newswise

    Florida Atlantic University today announced a $7 million gift from longtime benefactors Phyllis and Harvey Sandler to name The Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work within the College for Design and Social Inquiry. "I am extremely passionate about improving the well-being of all, especially the lives of the students and faculty at Florida Atlantic University," said Phyllis Sandler.

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  19. Florida Doctor Linked to Bob Menendez Found Guilty of Scamming MedicareRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | News Max

    A U.S. jury on Friday found a Florida eye doctor guilty of defrauding Medicare by as much as $105 million by using false claims, including charging for eye tests of blind patients, according to a federal court document. The ophthalmologist, Salomon Melgen, is also part of a separate corruption case in which prosecutors say he bribed U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey.

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  20. Experts: Don't do this when you see a pythonRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | NBC2 News

    ... ch on, they are not meant to release, and they'll strangle," said Kevin Cafarelli, with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.

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