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May 12, 2017 - 6:46 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown was found guilty on Thursday of taking money from a charity that was purported to be giving scholarships to poor students. The jury's verdict came after prosecutors put on a detailed criminal case that outlined a pattern of fraud by Brown, 70...
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May 07, 2017 - 7:02 am
TALLAHASSEE (by Rick Flagg/FLA. NEWS NETWORK) -- The Florida legislature has agreed on a new state budget and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jack Latvala is finally getting a break. "Several members were taking advantage of the lull to ask me for things in the budget," Latvala said, "and...
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May 04, 2017 - 4:55 am
TALLAHASSEE (by Rick Flagg/FLA. NEWS NETWORK) -- Florida lawmakers finally have a deal on their new budget for the state, but Senate President Joe Negron of Palm City says they'll have to go into overtime to finish the job. "Our goal is to have the budget on members' desks on Friday," he said. "And...
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May 02, 2017 - 10:19 am
TALLAHASSEE (by Rick Flagg/FLA. NEWS NETWORK) -- Final budget negotiations continue in the state capitol and the Senate President and House Speaker try to come up with a final compromise. The new budget will include a pay raise for state workers, the first in about a decade, but Senator Bill...
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April 28, 2017 - 7:00 am
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. -- Lawmakers in Tallahassee have started work on a final budget compromise but Governor Rick Scott says there's something missing: his top three priorities. "We need to spend 200 million dollars to jump-start fixing Lake Okeechobee Dike," he said. "We need to invest 100 million...
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April 24, 2017 - 8:03 am
TALLAHASSEE (by Alan Spector/ FLA. NEWS NETWORK) -- Governor Rick Scott calls it a "heartbreaking and challenging time" as firefighters continue to battle wildfires across Florida. At a Saturday morning news conference, Scott said the entire state is working together to help those affected. "For...
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April 20, 2017 - 3:16 pm
ORLANDO (AP) — As many as 1,000 potential jurors in the trial of the Orlando nightclub gunman's wife will have to answer an extensive questionnaire about how much they know about the case. That highlights how complicated it could be to find unbiased jurors in the prosecution of the only case...
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April 18, 2017 - 11:27 am
CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) — A space station supply ship named for John Glenn launched successfully Tuesday morning. An Atlas rocket provided lift, just as it did for Glenn 55 years ago. The unmanned rocket took off in late morning from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The commercial cargo ship, dubbed the S.S...
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April 11, 2017 - 1:36 pm
TAMPA (AP) -- Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency because of the number of wildfires burning around Florida. Scott issued the order Tuesday morning. Officials say wildfires in Florida have already burned 250 percent more terrain in the first three months of 2017 than during the...
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April 09, 2017 - 1:30 pm
CORAL GABLES (AP) -- The gunman who shot and killed two managers at a Florida gym before turning the gun on himself had just been fired from the fitness center for workplace violence, police said Sunday. The Miami-Dade Police Department said in a statement Sunday that 33-year-old Abeku Wilson of...
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