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Florida Executes Man Convicted of Murdering 2

Florida executes man convicted of killing 2 relatives to prevent one's testimony against him

Times, 10 News, USF to host gubernatorial debate Oct. 7 in Tampa

The Tampa Bay Times and WTSP-10 News will partner with the University of South Florida to present a statewide televised gubernatorial debate this fall.

Crime drops in Tampa Bay, state

TAMPA — Saying law enforcement officers across the state are better trained and more professional than ever, Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday said just-released 2013 crime statistics show crime in Florida is at at its lowest level in decades.

Infrastructure Experts Fred Ochoa, PE, and Martin Marquez, PE, Join HNTB Corporation’s Growing Transportation and ...

New hires will help firm expand presence in Florida and address state’s transportation demands. (PRWeb April 23, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11789923.htm

Pair ready to create magical moments

It’s been a long wait for Fort Frances native Jessica Bekesi and Delaney Johnston of Emo, who applied for the Cultural Representative Program at Walt Disney World in Florida about 18 months ago. But the wait is nearly over. The pair will be headed to the “most magical place on Earth” next week to take part in the year-long program to represent Canada at the World Showcase at Epcot. read more

Florida's crime rate dropped to 43-year low in 2013, officials say

Florida's crime rate dipped to a 43-year low in 2013, officials announced on Wednesday, as state statistics revealed drops across much of Central Florida, including Orange, Osceola, Volusia and Lake counties.

Bulls Beat: Tennis teams add to AAC title count

TAMPA – When the University of South Florida hired Mark Harlan as its new athletic director, someone asked how USF was positioned for potential conference realignment.

Sarasota County to spend $769,500 to promote tourism

It was not the worst problem to have Wednesday as County Commissioners debated how to spend $769,

Florida lawmakers call for bear hunts after women attacked

Several Central Florida lawmakers signed a letter sent to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, requesting bear hunts following two recent attacks on humans in Seminole County. [READ:  Letter calling for bear hunt sent to FWC ] Florida House of Rep. Jason Brodeur, R-Sanford, who's represented eastern Seminole County since 2012 wrote a letter to FWC "in light of the latest ...

Florida crime dropped 4.7 percent in 2013, but up in 2 local counties

Florida's crime rate dropped 4.7 percent in 2013, the lowest number since the state began compiling

University of Miami Health System is First Academic Medical Center in the World to Use New da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System

Building on its growing reputation as a leader in the use of breakthrough technology, UHealth - University of Miami Health System, has become the first academic medical center in the world to use the new da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System.

SFWA Wrestling Returns to Hammond Stadium

FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 23, 2014) - On Friday, April 25 get ready for elbow-smashing, suplex driving, acrobatic mayhem presented by 93X following a 7:05 p.m. matchup with the Palm Beach Cardinals.

Florida House passes ban on minors getting married

The Florida House has passed a bill that would make it illegal for anyone under the age of 16 to get married.

FSU developing quarterback depth behind Jameis Winston

FSU coach Jimbo Fisher feels markedly better about his quarterback depth after reviewing tape of the Seminoles’ spring game.

In Miami, there’s no shortage of Medicare fraud to keep prosecutors busy

If there ever was any question that Miami is the champ when it comes to health care fraud, a peek inside Medicare’s list of banned providers should settle it. Click to Continue »

USF says students not allowed to take 'selfies' on stage during graduation

Students at the University of South Florida, who are graduating and intending to walk, have been warned not to take "selfies" while crossing the stage. Most students closing in on graduation are not thinking about what they should not be doing while they are walking across the stage getting ready to shake the school president's hand. However, USF is taking the issue to the students. "Dear ...

Florida lawmakers agree on $47 million boost for child-welfare system

House and Senate negotiators said Tuesday they had agreed to spend about $47 million in new money on Florida’s child-welfare system, which has been the focus of legislative scrutiny after a series of children’s deaths from abuse and neglect last year.

FSU's Jimbo Fisher downplays the impact former coordinator Jeremy Pruitt had on championship defense

Fisher: "I knew we would have a good defense whoever our coordinator was a year ago" FSU coach Jimbo Fisher can only give former defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt so much credit for guiding the Seminoles’ top-ranked defense in 2013.

Florida woman denied flight in NC with oxygen tank

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A Florida woman says an airline worker at a North Carolina airport refused to allow her to fly home with an oxygen tank because she didn't have the proper paperwork.     Seventy-eight-year-old Jane Graham-Bailey of Jensen Beach, Fla. ...

CoCo Key Hotel & Water Resort-Orlando to Honor Active & Retired Military in May

ORLANDO, Florida, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort - Orlando is offering active and retired members of the U.S. Military a special discounted rate from $69 per night for ...

FSU's Jimbo Fisher downplays Pruitt's impact

Fisher: "I knew we would have a good defense whoever our coordinator was a year ago" FSU coach Jimbo Fisher can only give former defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt so much credit for guiding the Seminoles’ top-ranked defense in 2013.

Miami Beach Begins Prep for 'Ground Zero' Climate Damage

Bloomberg BNA — Sea rise, storm surge and other climate change impacts could put billions of dollars worth of coastal properties and tourism activities in South Florida at risk, local officials said April 22 at a field hearing in Miami Beach organized by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.).

Nearly 50 pounds of pot wash up at Key West naval station

Usually when the military gets a drug haul, it's on the high seas after chasing a go-fast boat. Click to Continue »

Commissioner says buses carrying mainland workers to the Keys are over capacity

The Florida Keys' tourism-based economy could suffer if resort and restaurant employees can't get to work, county officials said this week. Click to Continue »

County Commission yells 'cut' over locally financed tax credit for Hollywood productions

Florida Keys residents pay to go to the movies but Monroe County commissioners seem dubious about paying the movies to come to the Keys. Click to Continue »

Doyle gets contract extension to continue leading Mosquito Control

Florida Keys Mosquito Control District Director Michael Doyle is set to remain at the district through at least July 2015. Click to Continue »

Mosquito Control director gets $32,000 payment for accrued time

Drinks are on Florida Keys Mosquito Control District Director Michael Doyle this Friday. Click to Continue »

Key West officials start working on long-term goals

The Key West City Commission meets April 23 to discuss a "work plan" for fiscal year 2014-15, which starts Oct. 1. Click to Continue »

Media, Community Partners to Host Gubernatorial Debate

TAMPA, Fla., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WEDU-TV, The Tampa Tribune and Genesis Communications have teamed up with community partners to host a Florida gubernatorial debate preceding this November's general election. The media coalition will collaborate with the Tiger Bay Club of Tampa and the Rotary Club of Tampa to bring the debate to WEDU's Tampa studios in the strategically critical I-4 ...

Florida woman denied flight in NC with oxygen tank

A Florida woman says an airline worker at a North Carolina airport refused to allow her to fly home with an oxygen tank because she didn't have the proper paperwork. Seventy-eight-year-old Jane Graham-Bailey ...

BBX Capital Real Estate Announces Joint Venture Agreement With New Urban Communities

BBX Capital Real Estate, a division of BBX Capital Corporation , announced today it has entered into a joint venture agreement with New Urban Communities to develop the Village at Victoria Park.  The Village ...

Books-A-Million Is Helping Give Away Half A Million Free Books

On April 23, 2014, 25,000 volunteers from Kodiak to Key West will give away half a million free books in more than 6,000 towns and cities across America.

HostDime.com, Inc. Opens New Corporate Headquarters in Research Park, Orlando, Florida

HostDime.com, Inc. has opened a new corporate headquarters in Orlando, Florida to accommodate recent business growth and increase in staff. The new office includes a 1,000 square foot secure IT and server room. (PRWeb April 23, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11784453.htm

UPDATE: Sarasota Memorial Hospital CEO is leaving

Gwen MacKenzie will lead 5 Michigan-based health systems.

Funseekers Vacations Helps Families with Disney World Vacation Tips for Summer 2014

Funseekers Vacations happily provides travel tips for families to follow as they head to Disney World in Florida for a vacation this summer. (PRWeb April 23, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/FunseekersVacations/FunSeekersVacations/prweb11779256.htm

Dion Oil and CITGO Petroleum Help Fuel South Florida Agriculture

KEY WEST, Fla., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida-based CITGO Marketer Dion Oil and CITGO Petroleum Corporation have teamed up to support South Florida farming by sponsoring the Dade County Farm Bureau's 36th Annual Barbecue and FUNraiser on Saturday, April 26. The event, taking place at the Farmer's Market in Florida City, will raise money to support the growth of South Florida's diverse ...

Fort Myers' NeoGenomics reports $18.2 million in revenue; profits up

Fort Myers-based NeoGenomics Inc. reported revenue of $18.2 million for the first quarter. The company, a leading provider of genetic testing for cancer, saw its test volume grow 21 percent in the quarter, helping to drive a 16.1 percent year-over-year revenue increase.

Investors and Entrepreneurs Line up for Florida Marijuana!

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Interest in Florida medical marijuana is so high, that last month's Meet the Experts conference in West Palm Beach was sold out and dozens were turned away. The organizer has had to move their next conference to a larger South Florida venue. Businessmen, investors, doctors, lawyers, would-be dispensary owners, future medical marijuana growers ...

Florida is 'Ground Zero' for sea level rise

MIAMI BEACH, Florida –Warm sunshine and sandy beaches make south Florida and its crown city, Miami, a haven for tourists, but the area is increasingly endangered by sea level rise, experts said Tuesday, April 22. During a special Senate hearing held in Miami Beach, Senator Bill Nelson described south Florida ...

Florida education news: Charter schools, vouchers, testing and more

IN THE LEGISLATURE: The Florida House passes a measure that would limit school district control over charter schools . • Senators

Justin Bieber moves to delay his trial

Justin Bieber wants to delay his upcoming trial in Miami, Florida.

Justin Bieber wants to delay his upcoming DUI trial in Miami, Florida

Troubled pop singer Justin Bieber wants to delay his upcoming trial in Miami, Florida. The 20-year-old singer is due to appear in court on May 5 to face charges for Driving Under the Influence (DUI), resisting arrest and possessing an invalid driver's licence in January, but filed court documents on Monday seeking to postpone the case.

Indian film awards arrive in Tampa, but why?

TAMPA, Florida (AP) — The so-called Bollywood Oscars have been held in Macau, Singapore, London and now ... Tampa?

Bollywood Oscars, film stars come to Florida

TAMPA, Florida (AP) — The International Indian Film Academy is holding its annual awards ceremony in Tampa starting Wednesday.

USF teams take individualized approach with social media

By: Adam Fenster, SPORTS EDITOR In recent years with the growth of Facebook, the emergence of Instagram and the swift dominance of Twitter, social media has created...

VIP Realty Group creates benefit cookbook

VIP Realty Group on Fort Myers Beach, along with VIP offices in Sanibel, Fort Myers and Naples, has combined resources to assemble a tasty book of recipes to serve as a fundraiser for the hungry.

Everglades restoration will benefit Keys, say experts

Experts in the field of water quality and coral reef ecology made their case Tuesday night why major ongoing Everglades restoration projects will benefit the Florida Keys environmentally and... read more

Woman allegedly groped at Old Town business

KEY WEST -- Two suspected tourists reportedly groped an Old Town adult novelty and costume shop employee Friday afternoon, according to police. There were no reported arrests as the men left... read more

Local Cheerleaders Head To National Competition

A group of local young cheerleaders are getting ready to head to a national competition in Orlando, Florida. They are hosting a couple of fundraisers on Saturday. 

Commissioner Putnam, Cabinet Honor Two Members Of Florida Forestry Service

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam presented two awards to exemplary members of the Florida Forest Service during today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet.
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