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Sometimes a law enforcement officer's duty involves rescuing a cat from a tree. In one Florida county, it also can involve rescuing a cow.
Lawmakers in Florida want to eliminate the so-called "tampon tax," or a sales tax on the products women use while menstruating.
Florida lawmakers hope to agree by week's end on medical marijuana, but the House and Senate bills still have many differences to resolve.
CRESTVIEW - The City Council voted 4-1 on Monday to add a charter review to the May 8 meeting agenda, a victory for supporters of the initiative to change the municipal government's structure.
APOPKA, Fla. (AP) - Wildlife officials are warning central Florida residents to stay away from wild monkeys after one was spotted in the area.
U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued the temporary ruling Tuesday in a lawsuit over the executive order targeting so-called sanctuary cities. The decision will stay in place while the lawsuit moves through court. The Associated Press. SAN ...
Panama CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) In February Governor Rick Scott visited Panama City Beach to talk tourism. He was joined by business owners, tourism leaders, and community members.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Worry was mounting late Tuesday for a Florida man who vanished while visiting New York City to see his niece in a Broadway show.
WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) - Commissioners in a Florida city outside Orlando have unanimously agreed to pay $2.4 million for the design of its library and civic center project in Martin Luther King Jr.
PALM BAY - City Council members will seek an independent legal opinion to investigate whether Mayor William Capote violated city charter or misused the city's corporate seal by writing a letter seeking City manager Gregg Lynk's resignation.
Lawmakers showed up for Florida's annual legislative session knowing budget negotiations would be tough. Florida's share of the economic recovery is anemic, and state revenues are coming in at just a hair more that last year's income - and might ...
Gone are the old ways of farming in today's world of increased demand, efficiency and concerns about environmental protection.
The confirmation of four agency heads in Florida Gov. Rick Scott's administration will be headed to the Senate floor. The Ethics and elections Committee on Monday voted in support of the confirmations of Jeffrey Bragg as Secretary of Elderly Affairs, Dr.
Florida governor Rick Scott said Monday that he will sign a bill which would create a single statewide set of rules governing ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft.
The real work was done over the past weeks and months. But the ceremony, the cameras, the victory lap are all reserved for Monday afternoon.
Palm Bay Mayor William Capote is asking City manager Gregg Lynk to resign, saying Lynk has "demonstrated a complete lack of integrity" in the job.
jury selection is starting in the trial of a former Florida Congresswoman facing fraud charges. The jury selection process is expected to last two days, starting Monday, in the trial of former U.S.
An advocacy group says anti-Semitic incidents in Florida were on the rise last year. The Anti-Defamation League reported Monday that there were 137 anti-Semitic incidents in Florida in 2016, a 50 percent increase over the previous year. Only California ...
The first, crucial round of negotiations between the House and Senate fell apart on Sunday. The session is scheduled to end on May 5, but state law requires that all work on the budget be finished 72 hours ahead of a final vote.
Back in 2002, urban theorist Richard Florida set the agenda for numerous cities with his book "The Rise of the Creative Class.
House government Accountability Chairman Matt Caldwell, whose committee unanimously approved the measure (PCB GAC 17-06), rejected the notion that ...
Local officials who support so-called sanctuary cities could be ousted from office if a person living in the country illegally injures or kills someone in their jurisdiction.
An urban flood advisory was issued Sunday for parts of southeastern Broward and eastern Palm Beach counties as bands of rain swept through South Florida ...
This ghastly Florida mansion asking $480,000 in the distinctly named town of Howey-in-the-Hills (just north of Orlando) is so haunted even listing agent Lori Wall described it as "creepy" in an interview with realtor.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Junior college standout Hatty Nawezhi has signed a national letter of intent to play women's basketball at Florida State. Nawezhi, who is from Brussels, Belgium, averaged 13.4 points and 9.7 rebounds for Northeastern Oklahoma ...
At the April 11 City Council meeting, there was extensive discussion about the possibility of having the Florida Department of Transportation study a southern alternate route for Highway 90; numerous local business owners attended, and the council ...
United States Attorney Jeff Sessions spoke in San Diego Friday hours after the Department of Justice sent a letter to a handful of cities across the country, inlcuding Chicago and New York, along with the California Department of Corrections and ...
TALLAHASSEE (AP) - A Florida state senator who used a racial slur and vulgar language in a conversation with two black colleagues resigned Friday, saying the incident is causing a distraction to the legislative process.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The contract for the Florida-Georgia game extension in Jacksonville will be introduced to City Council members on Tuesday.
Headquartered in New York City, WeWork sets out to transform buildings into collaborative work areas that appeal to young professionals on the go, fledgling startups and established companies looking for a more eclectic professional environment.
Audubon Florida received a town permit Tuesday to plant native species on Bingham Island and the group is getting right to work.
A conversation between Ed Glaeser and Richard Florida on what urban policy needs to work towards in an uncertain future.
Miami, FL - Airbnb said that a judge has temporarily blocked Miami from enforcing a ban on short-term rentals in residential neighborhoods.
Panama CITY - After almost 40 years behind bars, a conspirator to one of the most infamous murder cases in Bay County's history has been granted parole.
Polk County is a place of so many contradictions. It's the home of beautiful lakes, charming downtowns and historic landmarks.
A custom truck empties the containers by lifting them out of the ground with a crane and emptying their contents into the truck. Kissimmee is the first municipality in the United States to sign up with the system's manufacturer, Underground Refuse Systems.
(Photo courtesy: Panama City News Herald). AA ... (AP) - The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is looking into complaints about brown spots that are appearing on cars, boats, air conditioning units and other objects in a couple of cities ...
Miami is still the most expensive South Florida city to rent a one-bedroom apartment, according to a new report from Zumper.
This time, to "ban the bag." At a March 14 meeting, the Coral Gables City Council gave initial approval to an ordinance prohibiting plastic bags being used by retailers or at special events - with a few exceptions.
The town of Kamiah is not unfamiliar with overcoming adversity, and just recently, some students at Kamiah high school made a comeback story of their own.
The lawsuit asks the court to declare vacation rentals legal in residential areas of Miami, to stop the city from adopting new ordinances against short-term rentals, to prevent any legal action against the hosts and to deem unlawful the city commission ...
Florida is ranked among the top five states in terms of commercial real estate development in 2016, and Jacksonville is reflecting the state trend, according to a ...
John Sowinski, the president of No casinos, says the fact that the Orange City card room is even open is "a betrayal to Volusia County voters" who years ago voted to allow only dog racing.
Airbnb and five of its clients filed suit against the City of Miami Friday over a controversial move the city made last month to ban vacation rental homes in residential districts.
But Republican Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, who sponsored last year's bill to remove the Smith statue and is sponsoring this year's bill to have Douglas represent Florida, said he's discussed this with Plakon, and the real reason is, "He was really stuck on ...
Orlando is known as a vacation hotspot across the country, but it looks like some people are looking to extend their stay in the City Beautiful indefinitely. Orlando landed the ... Two other Florida cities made the list as well, with Tampa taking the ...
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews were battling a brushfire that broke out in Florida City Friday evening. (Published 36 minutes ago).
While attending the ribbon cutting of a new high-tech center new Kissimmee that has at least $75 million in state and local taxpayer money behind it, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum praised such incentives and two embattled state ...


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