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Florida State falls to 3-5 on the year and will face both Alabama and Miami on Jan.12 at 12 p.m. in Tallahassee. The evening started with a one-two punch in the men's 1-meter diving as freshman Joshua Davidson continued to shine in his rookie season with a commanding victory of 318.23 over senior ...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the current dialogue about sexual misconduct, the opioid crisis and an election year in which Florida voters will replace Republican Gov. Rick Scott and all three Cabinet members will all play into the dynamics of the Legislature's annual 60-day ...

A Florida dolphin is predicting that Alabama will win Monday night's national college football championship game. Clearwater, Fla. A dolphin at a Florida aquarium made its annual college football championship game prediction, and the animal will be rolling with the Tide. >> Read more trending news.
MIAMI - Saturday and Sunday morning will be chilly with lows in the 40s for South Florida. Temperatures will warm up into the upper 60s on Saturday afternoon and the low 70s on Sunday afternoon. Frigid temperatures, some that felt as cold as minus 30 degrees, moved across the East Coast on Friday, ...
Florida man calls 911 to report himself drunk driving. by The Associated Press. This undated photo provided by the Polk County Sheriff's office on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 shows Michael Lester. Authorities in Florida received a 911 call on New Year's Eve from Lester who said he was driving drunk and needed police.

There will be two empty chairs in the Florida Senate when lawmakers begin their annual 60-day session Jan. ... Republican House Speaker Richard Corcoran dismissed the idea that concerns over sexual misconduct will make lawmakers' work more difficult, saying every year Florida deals with some sort ...
Though it sounds like a factoid ripped straight from Ripley's Believe It Or Not, experts confirmed that Jacksonville, Florida really was colder than Anchorage, Alaska on Tuesday. With strange weather fronts and severe storms blowing across the country, the biggest city in the frigid "Last Frontier" state hit 49 degrees.
The winning ticket in the latest Mega Millions drawing was sold in Florida. One ticket matched all six numbers in Friday night's drawing and will claim a $450 million grand prize. The Florida Lottery says the winning ticket was bought at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Port Richey. The retailer will receive a ...
It's so cold in Florida that iguanas are falling from their perches in suburban trees. Temperatures dipped below 40 degrees Fahrenheit early Thursday in parts of South Florida, according to the National Weather Service in Miami. That's chilly enough to immobilize green iguanas common in Miami's suburbs.
With nearly 600 flu cases last week, Central Florida's Centra Care centers reported a 200-percent increase compared with the same time last year and a 400-percent increase compared to 2015. MedExpress, another urgent care chain, said that its Florida centers are reporting the sixth-highest rate of flu ...
According to the proposal, open to public comment for the next 60 days, the nation would more than quadruple the number of drilling leases available in U.S. waters. The plan covers parts of the eastern Gulf of Mexico off the Florida coast not available since 1988, as well as the Atlantic coast and Florida ...
A winter storm that struck the Southeast is the latest blow to an already struggling Florida citrus industry. Late last year, Hurricane Irma caused losses of 50 to 70 percent of Florida's citrus crop in portions of South Florida. Florida was already in a decade-long battle with "greening." "This is pretty much the ...
Even as parts of Florida brace for record low temperatures, it likely won't be cold enough for long enough to kill large numbers of one of the state's most troublesome invasive species, the Burmese python. The snakes, most common in the Everglades, don't fare well in the cold, but they have adapted to ...
The current cold spell that has blanketed Florida is a rare opportunity for us to curry sympathy from people elsewhere who constantly complain about how cold their winters are. And even though we don't have zero-degree temperatures and blizzard snowfalls, we have a marginally respectable cold snap on ...
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. - The big chill making its way across the southeast didn't spare South Florida. Temperatures dipped into the 40s in Broward and Miami-Dade counties Thursday morning, while temperatures in the Florida Keys dipped into the 50s.
A freeze warning was issued Thursday for western Palm Beach County and frost advisories were issued for western Broward and Miami-Dade counties, as South Florida braced for the arrival of the worst of this week's cold weather. The National Weather Service said the coldest temperatures will settle over ...

It snowed in Tallahassee, Fla. for the first time in nearly three decades on Wednesday morning, the city said, while residents marveled at their frozen pools and snow-dusted lawns. Winter Storm Grayson brought rare snow to parts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina on Wednesday, surprising children ...
Now a group of grassroots activists with Floridians for a Fair democracy and the Florida rights Restoration Coalition is working to change the law. activists have been circulating a statewide petition to create a ballot initiative in November 2018 that would restore the rights of those convicted of a felony to ...
Lopez Gilbert, 86, of Tavares, died Sunday, December 31, 2017. Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Home, Tavares. 352-343-4444 www.SteversonHamlinHilbish.com. Waldrop Alan W., 62, of Tavares, died Sunday, November 26, 2017. Harden/Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis. (352)357-4126 ...
(JTA) -- A Jewish family of five from New York and three members of a Jewish family from Florida were killed in a small plane crash in northwest Costa Rica. In all, 10 tourists, all U.S. citizens, and two local crew members died in the crash on Sunday in Guanacaste. Bruce and Irene Steinberg of Scarsdale, ...
The historic Egmont Key Lighthouse was built in 1848. After several hurricanes, the lighthouse was rebuilt in 1858 and moved 90 feet to its present location. Confederate soldiers removed the lighthouse lens during the civil war to frustrate the Union navy efforts to blockade Tampa Bay. The Coast Guard ...
The minimum wage is going up in some states and cities, including here in Florida. Currently, it's $8.10 an hour, but in 2018 it will increase to $8.25. Florida law requires the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to calculate a minimum wage rate each year. The annual calculation is based on the ...
This academic year, in-state students at Florida's 12 universities will pay an average of $6,091 in tuition and fees for 30 credit hours, which is nearly 40 percent below the national average of $9,970 for four-year public schools, according to the College Board. At Florida's 28 state colleges, full-time students ...
Orlando, Fla. - An Arctic blast of cold air is moving into Central Florida, bringing a slight chance of snow flurries to the region later in the week. "More reinforcing cold air will continue to build in for the next several days," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.
But the wily Florida House speaker from Pasco County has dominated the agenda in Tallahassee like no one since Jeb Bush. He outmaneuvered both the governor and Florida Senate in last year's legislative session, and there is little reason to doubt he will do so again in 2018 as he raises his profile in ...
Under a state constitutional amendment, passed by voters in 2004, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity adjusts the wage each year based on changes in a federal consumer price index. The wage applies to all Florida workers who are covered by the federal minimum wage, according to the ...
A newly discovered video of an 86-year-old resident at a Florida assisted living facility being beaten by a younger resident is raising questions about the safety of the elderly, CNN reported. >> Read more trending news. In the video, obtained by CNN last week, a 52-year-old resident is shown on a ...
FORT MYERS -- Two eagles in Florida welcomed two new additions to their family in the days after Christmas! They don't have actual names yet, but are called E10 and E11. E10 hatched as Harriet continued to incubate her second egg. The mother eagle revealed E10 to the cameras after nightfall ...
Sporting a fur hat she purchased in London, Stephanie Muniz boards a SunRail train at the Winter Park station on a chilly Friday afternoon. Next week, a blast of cold air is expected to hit the area on Thursday giving parts of Florida the chance to see snow. (Jacob Langston / Orlando Sentinel).
Snow near Central Florida to start the new year? There's a chance it could happen this coming week -- but the conditions would have to be just right. While much of the nation is already in a deep freeze, a mass of cold air is expected to work its way into our area by Thursday -- leading to the chance of ...
(AP) -- A higher-speed passenger train that is eventually expected to run from Miami to Orlando is set to launch operations in South Florida. Brightline officials told ... The parent company, All Aboard Florida, had planned to launch the $3 billion project between Miami and West Palm Beach over the summer.
The Florida Department of Health is issuing an invitation to negotiate, soliciting proposals from outside vendors to run children's Medical Services as a value-based plan. "This will be big," says Dr. Jeffrey Brosco, deputy secretary for children's Medical Services and a pediatrician at the University of Miami.
A Florida police officer was dragged by a speeding car while responding to a possible overdose and the incident was all caught on the officer's body camera. Thomas Cabrera, from Pembroke Pines, is now facing a charge of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer. Officer Jon Cusack, is seen on the ...
Many South Florida managers, professional workers and even hourly employees can expect a salary increase of about 3 percent in 2018, a compensation expert says in an annual outlook. The pay raises are up slightly from a year ago when they ranged from 2.7 percent to 2.9 percent, according to Willis ...
A South Florida grandmother was among the multiple American cruise ship passengers who were killed during a bus crash on Tuesday as they made their way to visit Mayan ruins in eastern Mexico. Fanya Shamis of Coconut Creek, Florida, did not survive the crash, a family members confirms to PEOPLE, ...
On its face, Florida's pedestrian statute 316.130(11) seems straightforward enough: fail to cross a street in a crosswalk where required, and you are liable for a ticket ranging from $51 to $77. The authorities across the state issue hundreds of the tickets every year with the public claim that they were trying to ...
Bald eagle populations being monitored in most of Florida show the national symbol is thriving but also faces threats as more of the Sunshine State is developed. A report released recently by Florida Audubon, called Eagle Watch, says eaglets here are doing well based on sheer numbers but that they're ...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- police in Florida say a man's body has been found in a car parked in a hotel parking lot. Jacksonville Sheriff's officials tell news outlets that they received an alert around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday and found the man dead inside the vehicle. They haven't determined whether he was a ...
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Central Florida is on track to get a new high-speed train, and construction will begin in early 2018, company officials said. Brightline would run service from West Palm through Brevard County and to Orlando. Federal transportation officials granted the extension of the rail line on ...
Representatives in Tallahassee are going over lessons learned from Hurricane Irma, hoping to smooth out issues with evacuations and preparations. It's a storm for the record books and as Hurricane Irma was churning towards the state, people were clearing out grocery store shelves, stuffing sand bags, ...
But the panel said the investigation is not yet complete and evidence is still outstanding. No charges have been filed. "We leave the decision as to specific charging up to the State Attorney or a future grand jury," jurors wrote in the 18-page presentment, which included a letter from Coffey's parents.
At least 56 cases of mumps have been reported in Florida in 2017, a significant rise over prior years but well below outbreaks in other states, which have reported hundreds of infections this year. In Florida, mumps cases have occurred across all ages, with the most infections reported in Broward, Collier, ...
police said the inmates stole a car in Florida after their escape Sunday, abandoned it in Haywood County and stole a GMC truck from there Tuesday morning. "They were able to bust a concrete wall block from behind a sink in their cell," Washington County Sheriff Kevin Crews said. "One thing that bothered us last night ...
A 19-year-old woman who was kidnapped as a newborn baby from a Florida hospital described the double life she's lived ever since the world found out her true identity. Alexis Manigo, who was born Kamiyah Mobley on July 10, 1998, told local South Carolina newspaper The Post and Courier that her life ...
The economic return from this dedicated and expanding group of paddlers is equally great. And yet, the expansion of nature-based tourism in Florida is dependent on the continuing presence of abundant and clean natural waters. Paddling-related sports aren't compatible with dying springs, stagnant rivers, ...
It's her "superhero stepmom," as Alexis calls her, the wife of her biological father, the man she met earlier this year after a DNA swab proved she was the Florida newborn an entire nation had spent almost two decades searching for. Alexis just returned from Craig Aiken's home in Jacksonville, Fla., a few ...
COOPER CITY, Fla. - Broward County sheriff's deputies are investigating Sunday after Cooper City residents found hateful flyers in their neighborhood. Altered photos of two neighborhood children are shown on the flyer along with Nazi imagery, racial slurs and crude language.
The Florida Legislature is run by cold, dead-eyed lunatics, lecherous men, and vampires without the parts of their brains that let them feel empathy. Tallahassee is such a horrid place that it's barely even news when someone proposes letting people openly carry shotguns while riding mountain bikes, ...
Miami, Florida- December 12, 2017 - conservation Biologist Joseph A. Wasilewski, holds a male (top) and a female (bottom) Green Iguanas that he recently trapped. In the years he's been studying and chasing reptiles around the world, local herptologist Joe Wasilewski has earned himself the distinction of ...


 

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