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Inverclyde martial artists' given masterclass in Florida

A GROUP of 15 instructors, students and parents from Greenock’s Scottish Tae Kwon Do Academy travelled to Orlando Florida for the bi-annual summer camp.

Florida education news: Testing, student-athletes, junk food and more

TESTING DISPUTE: Florida and the federal government disagree over the state's rules about when to count test scores of students still learning English .

5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 20

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. A Florida judge is going to review a new congressional map approved by the state Legislature.

5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 20

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. A Florida judge is going to review a new congressional map approved by the state Legislature.

Select Yachts Opens New Headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Expands Services

Select Yachts moves headquarters to Fort Lauderdale Florida, yachting capital of the world, adds Dayle Reimer as Charter Broker and Marketing/Sales and Lynn Norris in Accounting. (PRWeb August 20, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12101926.htm

Runway 5K postponed until fall; Relay For Life will go on as planned

South Florida runners won't be the first to christen the new Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport runway after all.

I Can’t Complain But Sometimes I Still Do

Quote of the day: “Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” ― Meister Eckhart When I lived with Nick Bollettieri in Sarasota, Florida training to go pro in tennis at age 13 we weren't allowed to watch TV or go to the movies or mall or eat "junk food" (Nick's words, so relax haters). So we played a lot of back gammon and listened to a lot of music. The pro who drove us around loved Joe ...

Florida students struggle with ACT scores

TAMPA — High school graduates in Florida’s Class of 2014 were among the least-prepared for college in the nation, according to a report on ACT test scores released Tuesday.

Florida students struggle with ACT scores

TAMPA — High school graduates in Florida’s Class of 2014 were among the least-prepared for college in the nation, according to a report on ACT test scores released Tuesday.

Business leaders declare banner summer season

FLORIDA KEYS -- The official numbers aren't yet in, but as Florida's new school year begins, local business leaders are hailing what they say was a landmark summer travel season. "I'd say it's one... read more

Sun City cyclists tour Florida Keys

Four members of the Sun City bicycle club, calling themselves "the four Grandpas," packed their bags and bicycles for a ride from Key Largo to Key West, Fla.

Sun City cyclists tour Florida Keys

Four members of the Sun City bicycle club, calling themselves "the four Grandpas," packed their bags and bicycles for a ride from Key Largo to Key West, Fla.

Behind local badges, military might

How did Sarasota officers get Humvees, or Manatee agencies get M-16 rifles of the sort found in battle?

Family Of Missing Ft. Lauderdale Teen Desperate For Answers

A South Florida father is desperate for his daughter, who has been missing since last week, to return home.

Caught on cam: FMPD officer wheels man to safety

A Fort Myers police officer went above and beyond the call of duty - and it's all caught on a dashboard camera. 

FSU injury report: Seminoles staying remarkably healthy, CBs Darby and Williams expected back

Tuesday, Aug. 19 , 2014 Maybe the biggest concern for any college football team going into fall camp is coming out as healthy as it went in. Florida State is no different.

Jaquan Johnson to Miami: Hurricanes Land 4-Star ATH Prospect

Jaquan Johnson is staying home. The 4-star prospect committed to the University of Miami on Tuesday, announcing the decision on his Twitter account: Johnson, a Miami native entering his senior season at the respected Killian High School, had offers from no fewer than 18 major college programs, per 247Sports . He made his decision a little less than two weeks after taking an unofficial visit to ...

Old Fort Myers Red Rock Saloon to become The Lodge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- WINK News is uncovering details about a unique new business coming to downtown Fort Myers. The old Red Rock Saloon on First Street has been vacant for months.

Miami Killian ATH Jaquan Johnson staying home with 'Canes

The Miami Hurricanes have made it a priority to try and keep top-notch local talent from leaving the area and Tuesday night, they locked up a verbal commitment from one of South Florida's top athletes.

Jones Shuts Door in 3-2 Miracle Win

BRADENTON, Fla. (August 19, 2014) - The Fort Myers Miracle edged the Bradenton Marauders, 3-2, at McKechnie Field on Tuesday night in a series opening win.

Scientists fear Scott avoids climate change

TALLAHASSEE — After a 30-minute meeting Tuesday with Gov. Rick Scott, five university scientists remained skeptical he’s giving the idea of man-made climate change serious consideration.

USF looking to turn around fortunes under Taggart

TAMPA, Fla. - Turning around South Florida's struggling football program is proving every bit the challenge Willie Taggart suspected it to be. The Bulls went 2-10 a year ago in the team's inaugural season in the American Athletic Conference, failing to earn a bowl berth for the third consecutive year.

Fort Myers federal courthouse venue for veteran's lawsuit

A Miami Army veteran is suing the US government, government contractors, and several other companies claiming they stole his invention. Three of those cases are playing out in the federal courthouse in Fort Myers.

FSU finding clarity along depth chart after final scrimmage

FSU entered its final scrimmage of fall camp looking for clarity along its depth chart.

New allegations against former Fort Myers Catholic priest

New allegations came to light Tuesday against a former Catholic priest in Fort Myers. The church found him guilty of sexually abusing a boy and now he's accused of inappropriate behavior with other children.

FSU Grad School Orientation

FSU's graduate School Orientation began today.

Scientists warn Florida governor of threat from climate change

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Five climate scientists warned Florida Governor Rick Scott in a meeting on Tuesday that a steadily rising ocean was a major threat to the state's future, urging it to become a leader in developing solar energy and other clean power sources. The Republican governor, who disputed the human impact on climate change in his 2010 campaign, agreed recently ...

2014 Lincoln MKT

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Near Disney World in Central Florida, we're cruising along the West Osceola Parkway in a super-sleek and powerful crossover utility vehicle from Lincoln badged as the 2014 MKT EcoBoost.

Former Puyallup resident swims in Key West event to benefit rescue animals

Teri Lawson-Parkhouse has a deep love for rescue animals. Click to Continue »

Top News

ORLANDO, FLORIDA -- While PeopleNet President Brian McLaughlin was excited to honor the company’s accomplishments over the last two decades during the opening session of the company's annual conference Tuesday, he stressed what is yet to come – the future – and how PeopleNet is attempting to forecast the industry’s needs to meet any future challenges.

On wings of endangered butterflies, critics attack Florida planned Walmart

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida real estate developer is putting on hold plans to build a Walmart store and hundreds of apartments after federal officials last week moved to protect two species of endangered butterflies on the proposed site, a rare tract of forest brimming with wildlife. "The last thing these butterflies need is another strip mall smack in the middle of some of ...

Florida State Football Tickets Least Expensive For Preseason No. 1 Since 2011

Last season was a magical one for the Florida State Seminoles. The team didn’t lose all season on their way to a national championship. After finishing last season as the consensus best team in the nation, the Seminoles managed to land back in that spot with the release of the preseason polls. While Florida State is considered a favorite to the repeat as national champions on the field, that ...

Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay Hotel Unveils the Finishing Touches of Its $20 Million Makeover

Tampa’s premier luxury hotel completes final phase of renovation and debuts new offerings (PRWeb August 19, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12102847.htm

Dr. Ghassan Akrouch Joins Hayward Baker as Design Engineer for Its Regional Office in Tampa, FL

Hayward Baker announces the addition of Dr. Ghassan Akrouch as Design Engineer at the company's Tampa, Florida regional office. (PRWeb August 19, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12105969.htm

USF Ranks in Top 10 “Cool Schools” for Campus Sustainability

Sierra magazine ranks American colleges and universities according to their environmental practices, green initiatives, and the caliber of sustainability-focused education.

In Florida, same-sex marriage would boost state revenues: report

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - Legalizing same-sex marriage in Florida could add $182 million to state coffers over three years by spurring weddings, sales tax revenues and tourism, according to a study by the University of California, Los Angeles. Of the state’s nearly 50,000 same-sex couples, more than 24,000 would wed in the first three years if permitted, according to researchers at ...

In Florida, same-sex marriage would boost state revenues: report

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - Legalizing same-sex marriage in Florida could add $182 million to state coffers over three years by spurring weddings, sales tax revenues and tourism, according to a study by the University of California, Los Angeles. Of the state’s nearly 50,000 same-sex couples, more than 24,000 would wed in the first three years if permitted, according to researchers at ...

Marketing push, harsh northern winter spur record Florida tourism

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - A record 24 million tourists visited Florida this spring, up 3 percent from 2013, spurred by unusually cold northern weather, a Google program that allows virtual beach tours and aggressive marketing, a state official said on Tuesday. Preliminary numbers also show tourism spending totaled $35.7 billion from January through May, up 7.4 percent from ...

Report: UM QB Jake Heaps says 'everything is fine'

After missing Miami's second scrimmage of fall camp, Hurricanes quarterback Jake Heaps told ESPN.com he was held out of Monday night's scrimmage as a precautionary message.

USF drops plan to put and#8216;THE TEAMand#8217; on jerseys

The USF football program has dropped its plan to display "THE TEAM'' on the back of its jerseys instead of the players' last names. Instead, the jerseys will remain blank.

Gilla Retains the Brains Behind Mr. Checkpoint

Press Release

TAMPA Fla. Aug. 19 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles-based consulting and management firm The MedMen known in the marijuana industry as the premier company of its kind is excited to announce Managing Partner Adam Bierman's participation as a headline speaker for the Florida Cannabis Coalition's CannaDay Tampa Bay event this Friday and Saturday August 22nd – 23rd in Tampa Florida at The Cuban Club ...

USF forced to ditch plans to place 'THE TEAM' on back of jerseys

On Tuesday, the Bulls reversed course on their untraditional idea to place "THE TEAM" on the back of each player's jersey instead of an individual's last name. The change was made because the concept violates NCAA Rule 1-4-5, which governs design of football jerseys.

The MedMen's Adam Bierman to Headline CannaDay Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles-based consulting and management firm, The MedMen, known in the marijuana industry as the premier company of its kind, is excited to announce Managing Partner Adam Bierman's participation as a headline speaker for the Florida Cannabis Coalition's CannaDay Tampa Bay event this Friday and Saturday, August 22nd – 23rd, in Tampa, Florida, at The ...

Better record in 2014: Florida or Miami?

On Sunday, esteemed ACC writer Andrea Adelson wrote a piece talking about how Florida isbehind instate rivals Florida State and Miami -- two teams the Gators lost to in 2013. While I agree that Florida is behind these two at the moment, Andrea and I had a bit of an argument when it comes to the 2014 season. Even though Florida went an embarrassing 4-8 last year, I think that with an improved ...

California environmentalist shakes up Florida race - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A California billionaire environmentalist is pouring millions of dollars into the Florida governor's race to buy television ads attacking Gov. Rick Scott as a friend of polluters and utility companies, giving the campaign of Democratic front-runner Charlie Crist a boost as polls show a tightening race.

California environmentalist shakes up Florida race

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A California billionaire environmentalist is pouring millions of dollars into the Florida governor's race to buy television ads attacking Gov. Rick Scott as a friend of polluters and utility companies, giving the campaign of Democratic front-runner Charlie Crist a boost as polls show a tightening race.

Walleye Sign Forward with NHL Ties

Toledo, OH - A standout at the University of Miami of Ohio and former NHL forward Justin Mercier has agreed to terms with the Toledo Walleye for the 2014-15 season.

Baby Quasar Announces Partnership With GBS The Beauty Store

SARASOTA, Fla., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Baby Quasar today announced a partnership placing Light Rayz skin care tools, Pure Rayz and Clear Rayz, on the shelves of GBS The Beauty Store, Florida's number one company of beauty boutiques and salons. Baby Quasar, which is also based in Florida, manufactures the most powerful and trusted anti-aging and acne-reducing skin care tools for home use.

Florida Department of Transportation Creates the Decomp-O-Meter

In a very creative and educational way, the Florida Department of Transportation has developed a social media buzz that offers insight on how long it takes for litter to decompose.
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