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Police: FSU law professor was shot in head

Dan Markel was found dead in his home Friday. / Florida State University Law School TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A well-known Florida State University law professor and author who was found dead in his home last week was killed by a gunshot to the head , police said Tuesday.

Businesses want to see entertainment district grow downtown

A group of Fort Myers business owners recruited an expert from California to help them figure out the best way to start an entertainment district. Representatives from the City of Fort Myers are also looking for ways to jumpstart downtown business.

National Council on Problem Gambling Honors Seminole Tribe of Florida With 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Award

The Seminole Tribe of Florida received the 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Award at the recent National Conference on Problem Gambling, the oldest national conference on problem gambling in the world. (PRWeb July 22, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12038766.htm

Florida willing to invest in future of veterans

Florida is home to about 1.5 million veterans and more than 3,000 military personnel separate every year from regional commands here in Northeast Florida.

Beth Kassab: Effort to teach kids about money needs to go farther

It's not often lately that Florida is held up as a role model in the world of education.

Second jewelry store heist suspect arrested

Police in Miami, Florida, arrested a second suspect in connection to a string of jewelry heists in the Louisville area.

Bride whose father died 2 years ago walks down aisle with University of Miami mascot

Jennifer Sullivan of has always been a big fan of the University of Miami Hurricanes, so it was only fitting that the college mascot accompany her down the aisle.

Bride whose father died 2 years ago walks down aisle with University of Miami mascot

Jennifer Sullivan of has always been a big fan of the University of Miami Hurricanes, so it was only fitting that the college mascot accompany her down the aisle.

Briar Woods TE Mark Birmingham adds Miami and Florida offers

In a span of a week, Briar Woods tight end Mark Birmingham added offers from Miami and Florida.

Deadline to register to vote is Monday

Residents of Sarasota and Manatee counties who want to cast ballots in the Aug. 26 primary must be

Buxton Named FSL Player of the Week

FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 22, 2014) - Fort Myers Miracle center fielder Byron Buxton was named the Florida State League Player of the Week for the period of July 14-20 as announced by League President Chuck Murphy on Monday afternoon.

Bulls' national title odds? Same as Auburn's last year (sort of)

Less than two weeks before the start of preseason camp, the odds of USF winning the 2014 national title are reaching Powerball-type probability. At least according to one online betting service. The Bulls are a 500-1 shot to capture college football's inaugural playoff, according to bovada.lv, which offers a variety of …

Orlando home-price growth outpaces Florida's

Metro Orlando's housing market is not experiencing the big year-over-year price gains it saw in 2013, but increases in the four-county region continue to outpace the state's, a new report shows.

Select Walt Disney Parks Will Offer Discounts To U.S. Military Servicemen, But There Are Multiple Weird Conditions

Walt Disney Parks are currently teeming with vacationers. Hence it seems a very apt decision by the entertainment company to offer discounts to eligible U.S. Military service personnel. Announced today, these special theme-park tickets and room rates will be valid into fall 2015. Reported by the Disney Blog, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and

Boca firm plans major overhaul for six recently acquired LBTS hotels

Guy Harvey Outpost Resort is among plans for redeveloped hotels With confidence rebounding in South Florida's lodging sector as tourism flourishes, a Boca Raton -based foreign investment group has spent more than $60 million in past months to acquire six hotels and small inns in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.

University of Miami mascot walks bride down aisle

A bride whose father died of a heart attack before her wedding chose an unusual partner to walk her down the aisle on her big day, and a video of the special moment has gone viral.

Fight For Marriage Equality Holding Strong As Activists Rally In Key West

Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones planned on marrying Tuesday in Key West after a judge ruled in their favor—overturning Florida’s voter-approved constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage—but that won’t happen just yet as the motion was denied Monday.

The Marker Waterfront Resort to Open in Key West

The resort marks the first new hotel build in Old Town Key West since 1994

David Guthrie, Tim Shead Among Seven To Be Inducted Into International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, July 22. THE International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF) is proud to announce its class of inductees for 2014. The group of seven outstanding individuals will be in...

Fla.'s Housing Market: More Sales, Rising Prices in June 2014

ORLANDO, Fla., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida's housing market reported more closed sales, higher median prices, increased new listings and a rise in inventory in June, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 23,181 last month, up 14.6 percent over the June 2013 figure. "June marked the 31st month in a row ...

Same sex marriage in Florida hits roadblock

A judge in Florida Keys, who last week ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, has now refused to lift a stay on that ruling and allow gay couples to begin marrying.

Two New Contemporary Fort Lauderdale Homes Designed by Marc-Michaels Interior Design, Inc.

Two new contemporary homes are available for sale by Macken Realty in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. These contemporary inspired homes feature furnishings by Marc-Michaels Interior Design, Inc. (PRWeb July 22, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/interior/design/prweb12034586.htm

AP-FL--Florida News Coverage,ADVISORY, FL

Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in Florida. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Florida News Editor Terry Spencer at 800-824-5498 or 305-594-5825 or tspencer@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication ...

Mote scientists do groundbreaking research on great white sharks

For the past year, Mote Marine scientists have made all new discoveries about great white sharks.

Walk into a rare glimpse of downtown Ft. Myers

If you've always wanted to take a look into the past and see the history behind downtown Fort Myers. Now might be the perfect time, thanks to True Tours.

Fitch Affirms Fort Myers, FL Utility System Revs at 'A+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Ratings affirms an 'A+' rating on the following city of Fort Myers, FL bonds:

Attorneys for Key West couple to appeal stay in same-sex marriage ruling

Attorneys for a Key West couple fighting Florida's ban on same-sex marriage will ask an appellate court to do what a Monroe County judge did not: lift the stay on same-sex marriage while Florida's attorney general appeals the ruling that overturned it. Bernadette Restivo and Elena Vigil-Farinas said Tuesday they are preparing a motion to appeal the legal stay issued Monday afternoon to the Third ...

University of South Florida Selects Digisonics Cardiovascular Information System

HOUSTON – University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, Fla. has selected the Digisonics Cardiovascular Information System (CVIS) for their echo and nuclear studies. The Digisonics CVIS will be implemented at four facilities across the USF enterprise including Florida Cardiovascular Institute - Tampa, Florida Cardiovascular Institute - Sun City, USF Health South Tampa Center for Advanced ...

University of South Florida Selects Digisonics Cardiovascular Information System

HOUSTON – University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, Fla. has selected the Digisonics Cardiovascular Information System (CVIS) for their echo and nuclear studies. The Digisonics CVIS will be implemented at four facilities across the USF enterprise including Florida Cardiovascular Institute - Tampa, Florida Cardiovascular Institute - Sun City, USF Health South Tampa Center for Advanced ...

FSU Professor's Fatal Shooting Rattles Campus

Authorities are scrambling to the unravel the mystery around the killing of a prominent law professor at Florida State University.

Florida education news: Charter schools, education funding, extended days and more

CHARTER SCHOOLS: Hillsborough district officials project a 15 percent increase in charter school enrollment , which could millions in funding away from traditional schools.

Boy also injured fingers on Disney World ride

A report says a 12-year-old boy suffered cuts to four fingers on Walt Disney World's Pirates of the Caribbean ride, three months before a British tourist had a similar accident. The report made public ...

Ruling keeps Florida's ban on gay marriage in place | Video/Photos

MIAMI (Reuters) - A judge in the Florida Keys on Monday rejected an emergency motion filed by a gay couple hoping to wed, effectively allowing Florida's same-sex marriage ban to remain in effect while it is appealed, likely all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Legal Academic World Shaken by Shooting Death of FSU Professor

The shooting death of Florida State University law professor Dan Markel is reverberating across the legal academic world.

Report: No Guest Accidents at Legoland Florida This Quarter

Legoland Florida reported no accidents involving guests during the second quarter of 2014, according to a report from the Florida Bureau of Fair Rides Inspection.

Four named to Sarasota Police Foundation

A high school principal, an attorney, a business owner and a retired educator have been named as

Amway, Hells Angels, Fracking: Intellectual Property

Sony Music Entertainment and other major music companies persuaded a federal court in Orlando, Florida, to narrow a copyright-related suit brought by Alticor Inc. and its Amway unit.

Minor-league notes: Ex-Cat J.T. Riddle continues hot streak with another 3-hit game

J.T. Riddle, a Miami Marlins prospect, has been on a tear of late, going 8-for-12 in the past three games. He has batted .385 in the past 10 games to boost his average for the season to .279.

Sinkhole in Florida: In 'Sinkhole Alley,' another massive one swallows a street (+video)

Sinkhole in Florida: A 120-foot-wide sinkhole opened up in a Tampa suburb Saturday, forcing evacuations in an area of Florida known as 'Sinkhole Alley.' Florida, much of which sits atop limestone beds, is prone to the cave-ins.

Sinkhole in Florida: In 'Sinkhole Alley,' another massive one swallows a street (+video)

Sinkhole in Florida: A 120-foot-wide sinkhole opened up in a Tampa suburb Saturday, forcing evacuations in an area of Florida known as 'Sinkhole Alley.' Florida, much of which sits atop limestone beds, is prone to the cave-ins.

Boy also injured fingers on Disney World ride

ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — A report says a 12-year-old boy suffered cuts to four fingers on Walt Disney World’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride, three months before a British tourist had a similar accident. The report made public Monday by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services shows the boy lacerated his fingers in […]

Manatees Lead Early, Fall Late at Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A couple of quick, fourth-inning runs by the Brevard County Manatees were enough to take an early lead, but not enough to beat the Fort Myers Miracle. The Miracle rebounded to defeat the 'Tees at Hammond Stadium on Monday night, 4-2.

Stay On Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Not Lifted

The attorney for a gay couple asked a Florida Keys judge to lift a stay in his ruling that Florida's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The motion was denied.

Tomshaw Earns Win, Miracle Drown Manatees, 4-2

FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 21, 2014) - The Fort Myers Miracle defeated the Brevard County Manatees, 4-2, at Hammond Stadium on Monday evening in the second of a four-game series.

News groups file for access to records in redistricting case

On Monday, the First Amendment Foundation, the Florida Press Association, the Florida Society of News Editors and nine news companies with outlets across the state filed legal papers to try to get public access to records.

Helen Grace Chocolates bought by Florida investment firm BBX Capital

A Florida investment firm has purchased a sweet piece of Southern California history in Helen Grace Chocolates, a Lynwood candy maker whose truffles and chocolate confections became a fundraising engine for legions of children and their schools.

News Media Wants Access To Redistricting Records

News media organizations are asking Florida’s Supreme Court to make public the documents used in Florida’s redistricting trial.

Nurse Opposes Certain Types of Birth Control, Sues Clinic For Not Hiring Her

Nurse Opposes Certain Types of Birth Control, Sues Clinic For Not Hiring Her Nurse Opposes Certain Types of Birth Control, Sues Clinic For Not Hiring Her Health Religion Birth Control Pills Not Optimized Sara Hellwege is suing the Tampa Family Health Centers in Tampa, Florida, for allegedly not hiring her as a nurse-midwife because she is pro-life and refuses to prescribe certain hormonal birth ...

Council looking at ordinance to allow Pedicabs in Fort Myers

A Lee County entrepreneur wants to bring a brand new business downtown. Normally you see Pedicabs in big cities and they haven't been allowed in Fort Myers.

Florida Keys judge won't lift stay triggered by appeal in case permitting gay marriages

MIAMI - A Florida Keys judge who last week ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional refused Monday to allow gay couples to begin marrying in Monroe County, citing a pending appeal by the state attorney general.
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