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Goldman Sachs reaches out to Rick Scott about Venezuela

Author: Jim Turner - News Service of Florida - Published - Expires - ( Reads)

TALLAHASSEE — Goldman Sachs Asset Management, which has taken heat for its purchase of $2.8 billion in bonds for Venezuela's state-run oil company, is working behind the scenes as Gov. Rick Scott seeks to prevent Florida from doing business with entities supporting the Maduro regime. Scott hasn't...

Tim Tebow brings rare level of excitement to series in Kissimmee

Author: Stephen Ruiz - Published - Expires - ( Reads)

KISSIMMEE -- About 100 fans jostled for position like paparazzi as the minor-league baseball player with star power departed the bus. After the game, the crowd seeking a brush with celebrity more than doubled. “We brought a pickup truck on the concourse, got him in the pickup truck and drove him...

OJ Simpson granted parole and says he will return to Florida when released from prison - Miami Herald

Author: System Administrator - Published - Expires - ( Reads)

Miami HeraldOJ Simpson granted parole and says he will return to Florida when released from prisonMiami HeraldO.J. Simpson, appearing as inmate No. 1027820 in front of a Nevada parole board, learned Thursday he will be a free man in October and said he plans to return to Florida, the state where he lived before he went to prison nearly nine years ago. The ...OJ Simpson likely to return to Florida after his releaseUSA TODAYOJ Simpson Wants to Live in Florida After Release From PrisonNBC 6 South FloridaWhat Florida says about OJ Simpson's potential returnPalm Beach Post (blog)ABC Action Newsall 1,395 news articles »

Florida teens heard on video mocking, laughing at man as he drowns in pond, authorities say

Author: Tiffini Theisen - Published - Expires - ( Reads)

A group of Florida teens can be heard laughing and joking as they watch a man drown in a pond, in an "extremely disturbing" video released by the Brevard County State Attorney's office. The unidentified teens, ages 14 to 16, shout taunts and scream with laughter as the man dies in Cocoa, Florida...

Toilet paper and soap withheld from Florida prisoners, lawmaker says

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A Florida lawmaker says basic necessities such as toilet paper and soap are being withheld from inmates in some prisons in the state. On a weekend visit to Tomoka Correctional Institution near Daytona Beach, Miami Beach Rep. David Richardson found inmates without toilet paper, soap and pillows....

Trump administration pulls health law help in 18 cities, including Chicago, Orlando

Author: Carla K. Johnson - Published - Expires - ( Reads)

President Donald Trump's administration has ended Affordable Care Act contracts that brought assistance into libraries, businesses and urban neighborhoods in 18 cities, meaning shoppers on the insurance exchanges will have fewer places to turn for help signing up for coverage. Community groups...

YouTube TV goes live in Orlando, nine other markets

Author: Marco Santana - Published - Expires - ( Reads)

Video-streaming service YouTube TV, Google’s effort to compete with cable television, has arrived in Orlando. At 1 p.m. today, the company announced the move that was expected since a blog post last month. YouTube TV will offer live television programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, ESPN and other...

A reliable Rick Scott ally, Pete Antonacci, named CEO of Enterprise Florida

Author: System Administrator - Published - Expires - ( Reads)

Pete Antonacci, who last week made headlines when he advised scientists to stay in their lane rather than criticize his water agency's work on Everglades restoration, is getting a new job.

Another child run over in Volusia’s beach-driving ‘tradition’

Author: Scott Maxwell - Published - Expires - ( Reads)

Last weekend, another preschooler was run over on a Volusia County beach. Four-year-old Antonio Vazquez had just emerged from the surf when he was run over by a Dodge Ram 1500. He was still in critical condition Wednesday. The story is any parent’s nightmare and yet all too common in Volusia County,...

Stinkin' cute kits (skunks) rescued in Bay area, becoming rare in Florida - ABC Action News

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ABC Action NewsStinkin' cute kits (skunks) rescued in Bay area, becoming rare in FloridaABC Action NewsTAMPA - They're stinkin' cute at five weeks old and a Bay area wildlife sanctuary is hoping to nurse them back to health after the mother skunk left them abandoned. Owl's Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife, a state and federally licensed rehab center received ...and more »

Strong storms approaching Central Florida, with funnel clouds possible to the east

Author: Gal Tziperman Lotan - Published - Expires - ( Reads)

Thunderstorms are moving from Cape Canaveral toward southeastern Orange County and northeast Osceola County, according to the National Weather Service. Funnel clouds could develop in Brevard County, meteorologists said. Cocoa police warned residents of flash flooding. “There are reports of cars...

Florida Board Changes Mind, Votes to Move Civil War Monument - U.S. News & World Report

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U.S. News & World ReportFlorida Board Changes Mind, Votes to Move Civil War MonumentU.S. News & World Report(AP) — One month after deciding not to move a Confederate memorial from public property, a county commission in Florida on Wednesday reversed itself and voted to relocate the monument to a private cemetery. The Hillsborough County Commission voted ...and more »

Pain medication prescriptions drop in South Florida but more needs to be done, CDC says - Sun Sentinel

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Sun SentinelPain medication prescriptions drop in South Florida but more needs to be done, CDC saysSun SentinelSouth Florida's opioid pain medication dose is too high, despite a statewide crackdown that significantly reduced prescribing of the potentially addictive and deadly medication, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.and more »

The Latest: Prosecutor Says Fentanyl Killed Florida Boy - U.S. News & World Report

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New York Daily NewsThe Latest: Prosecutor Says Fentanyl Killed Florida BoyU.S. News & World ReportThe Latest: Prosecutor Says Fentanyl Killed Florida Boy. A Florida prosecutor has confirmed that a Miami boy died from a fentanyl overdose after visiting a local pool, but authorities don't know how he came into contact with it. July 18, 2017, at 4:43 ...Florida boy, 10, among youngest victims of opioid crisis, officials sayNew York Daily News10-year-old boy might be Florida's youngest opioid victimNew York PostSouth Florida boy dies after contact with fentanyl, report saysSun SentinelWDIV Detroit -Florida Times-Union -New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV -Miami Heraldall 18 news articles »

Does public education in Florida get a passing grade? Appeals court to decide. - Miami Herald

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Miami HeraldDoes public education in Florida get a passing grade? Appeals court to decide.Miami HeraldThe Florida Constitution requires the state to provide “a uniform, efficient, safe, secure, and high quality system of free public schools” — but is that general standard something that can be measured? That's what an appeals court in Tallahassee will ...Florida's Abortion Wait Period Back In Court WednesdayWJCT NEWSall 12 news articles »

Census Bureau Found No Need For LGBT Data Despite 4 Agencies Requesting It - NPR

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NPRCensus Bureau Found No Need For LGBT Data Despite 4 Agencies Requesting ItNPRDuring the Obama administration, at least four federal agencies, including the Justice Department, asked the Census Bureau to add questions about sexual orientation and gender identity to the American Community Survey, NPR has learned. Besides the ...and more »

Boy left at rest stop in Florida; 3 Ohio residents arrested - Naples Daily News

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Naples Daily NewsBoy left at rest stop in Florida; 3 Ohio residents arrestedNaples Daily News(AP) — Three Ohio residents face multiple drug charges after Florida authorities say they left a 6-year-old boy alone at a rest stop on Interstate 95. News outlets report 62-year-old James Robert Morey, 56-year-old Charlene Pitts and 55-year-old ...Boy, 6, 'left alone at a Florida rest stop with no shoes while his grandparents did heroin in a van'Daily MailCops: Grandparents who left boy at Florida rest stop had heroin in vanWFLAall 10 news articles »

Florida man calls 911 to report his cocaine stolen

Author: Tiffini Theisen - Published - Expires - ( Reads)

A Fort Walton Beach man called law enforcement on Sunday to report that someone had stolen his cocaine. David Blackmon, 32, described himself as a drug dealer when he called the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office to report the theft, deputies said. Blackmon said his baggie of cocaine had been taken...

Tropical Storm Don, potential Tropical Storm Hilary swirl at the same time

Author: Brett Clarkson - Published - Expires - ( Reads)

A small and disorganized tropical storm forms in the Atlantic. In a brilliant show of passive aggressiveness, the National Hurricane Center names it Don. A not-so-subtle jab at President Trump — who gives all indications he cares little for weather science and climate change. It sounds hilarious,...


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