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Budget Deal Will Give Raise to State Workers

Legislative leaders announced Thursday that, after some false starts, they have reached agreement on a broad budget outline that will allow final negotiations on...

Gators and Bulldogs and Tigers, Oh My!

Move over Gators and Seminoles. The Georgia Bulldogs and Auburn Tigers could be coming. The Florida House could vote as soon as Friday on a...

Florida Senate Balks at Possible ‘Continuation Budget’

With eight days to go until the deadline for a deal on the state budget, negotiations appear to have stalled over how much lawmakers...

Report: March Florida Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.8 Percent

An April report issued by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity indicates that the state's "seasonally adjusted unemployment rate" had dropped to 4.8 percent...

Florida senator who used racial slur resigns

  BY BRENDAN FARRINGTON TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida state senator who used a racial slur and vulgar language in a conversation with two African-American...

Miami State Senator, Frank Artiles, Resigns Following Racial Remarks

State Sen. Frank Artiles, R-Miami, resigned Friday amid a firestorm about vulgar and racially charged comments he made Monday night about other members of...

Local Principal, Assistant Principal Chosen for Statewide Awards

Florida Commissioner of Education, Pam Stewart, announced a total of six finalists for two prestigious educational awards: Florida’s 2017 Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership...

Loud sex sounds interrupt pro tennis match in Florida

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — An outdoor professional tennis match in Florida came to a brief halt amid sounds of loud sex. Frances Tiafoe was about...

It’s an orca! Last killer whale is born at a SeaWorld...

BY JENNIFER KAY MIAMI (AP) — The last orca has been born in captivity at a SeaWorld park in San Antonio just over a year...

Democratic Lawmakers Seek to Formally Support SA Aramis Ayala

Five Democratic lawmakers asked the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday for permission to file a friend-of-the-court brief in support of Central Florida State Attorney...

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70-Year-Old Woman Attacked, Suspect At-Large: NEW PHOTOS RELEASED

A 70-year-old woman walking from the Walmart parking lot towards the store located at 545 Pine Island Road in North Fort Myers was approached by an...

Firefighters Mopping Hot Spots in Golden Gate Estates: UPDATE – STILL...

Firefighters are reportedly mopping up hot spots that cover the 7,068 acres consumed by the 30th Avenue Fire. Residual heat crews continue to encounter smoldering...

LCSO Sharing Little Regarding Lehigh Homicide Investigation: UPDATE – VICTIMS IDENTIFIED

The Lee County Sheriff's Office has released limited information regarding the death investigation that began on Thursday afternoon on 4 Street West in Lehigh Acres. Now reported...

Ohio family members plead for tips to solve massacre of 8

  BY ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tearful family members are pleading for information that could help solve the massacre of eight people in Ohio...