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Authorities: Man robs bank, then gets naked and throws money

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:08:10 GMT

Authorities in Florida say they arrested a man who robbed a bank, stripped naked and ran down the street throwing stolen money - a spectacle that he somehow thought would jump-start his career as a comedian. A federal complaint says the man told authorities he parked his car at the bank, made a gun motion with his hand and demanded money from the teller, who gave him about $4,700 in a bag.




National: Florida ranks No. 1 in fiscal health

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:51:37 GMT

Lazaro Aleman: Greene Publishing, Inc. A just-released study of the 50 states' financial condition by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, in Virginia, puts Florida at the head of the pack in terms of its fiscal health.




Florida's first walk-in clinics for medical marijuana are opening in Tampa Bay

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:17:06 GMT

Inside a nondescript white-washed office building across from St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa is one of the state's first walk-in clinics for patients seeking medical marijuana. Similar to a walk-in urgent care center, Tetra Health Care is a place where patients can see a licensed doctor about obtaining medical marijuana as a form of treatment.




Victory Dance in South Florida

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:56:09 GMT

"We've been active," Arturo Zizold, vice president of Victory Petroleum Inc., told CSP Daily News concerning the company's recent activities in Florida. Its latest deal--the company announced yesterday that it has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire from 7-Eleven Inc. the real-estate interests in 38 dealer-operated Mobil-branded gas stations and distribution rights to nine independently owned dealer sites.




Private Insurers Cautiously Dip Toes Into Florida Flood Market Waters

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 05:00:52 GMT

Florida's efforts in establishing a private flood insurance market have been hailed as a model by many other states looking to buff up their flood insurance offerings, as well as the National Flood Insurance Program to follow as lawmakers hammer out its upcoming reauthorization . But some insurance companies are still standing on the sidelines of Florida's flood market pool, saying it's not a risk they are ready to write.




Bravo to a former GOP presidential hopeful and Florida governor; boo...

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:56:05 GMT

Jeb Bush: The former two-term Florida governor who flopped in his bid to be president gave a glimpse of what might have been last weekend. Taking part in a panel discussion at a New York City event hosted by the digital news magazine Ozy, Bush urged his fellow Republicans not to put loyalty to the president ahead of their principles.




Mount Dora looks for answers after shooting death near 'biggest party in Central Florida'

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:35:46 GMT

While detectives investigate a fatal shooting connected to what was billed as "the biggest party in Central Florida," many residents question whether police were prepared for the problems it brought. "Have you seen the poster?" resident Karen Riscinto asked.




Scientists dispute snake release in Florida 'Garden of Eden'

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:06:20 GMT

Some conservationists say the wrong kind of serpent has been released into a Florida preserve known locally as "the original Garden of Eden," but others say there's no problem. A dozen Eastern indigo snakes were released recently in The Nature Conservancy's Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve in Florida's Panhandle.




Florida museum where Snooty the...

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:06:19 GMT

A Florida museum where a 69-year-old manatee got trapped in a maintenance tube and drowned has reopened to the public. According to a Bradenton Herald report , a small crowd of people brought cards and sweet potatoes to the South Florida Museum on Tuesday for a memorial to the manatee named Snooty.




Making progress, 'slowly but surely': 55 dogs rescued after owner's death Read Story Andrew Krietz

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:06:18 GMT

Members of the Florida Great Pyrenees Rescue and Club were notified that 55 dogs were left running free on some 35 acres of land after their owner died in June. While most of the Pyrs were brought in by the Freeport-based Alaqua Animal Refuge, the rescue saved 20 animals and took them to Lakeland.




Wide array of sculpture can be found across Northwest Florida

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:07:21 GMT

If you think that art is something reserved for museums and stuffy galleries, think again. Here in Northwest Florida, where residents spend as much time outdoors as possible, sculptures are a part of the landscape.




Florida Police Officer Wounded, Suspect Killed In Shootout

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:33:35 GMT

Authorities say a police officer fatally shot a bank robbery suspect who shot him in the face as the two exchanged fire after a car chase. Bruno says officers had been patrolling Jacksonville's Westside, searching for a man suspected of robbing two banks earlier this week.




Consumer 12 mins ago 2:45 p.m.AOB fraud: An unchecked, growing problem in Florida

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 04:18:16 GMT

TAMPA, Fla. It's a problem that affects almost anyone who owns or rents a home in Florida.




Florida's spiny lobster mini-season

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:04:29 GMT

Florida's spiny lobster mini-season is this Wednesday and Thursday, July 26-27. Planning on catching some of these tasty crustaceans? Here's what you need to know before you go.




Man seriously injured by alligator in Florida

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:04:28 GMT

Charlotte County emergency services said the man was airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital and is said to be in a "fair" condition. By using this website you consent to our use of cookies.




Can buying out high-risk homes in Florida, other states ease deepening flood insurance debts?

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:04:27 GMT

In low-lying areas like South Florida, where rising seas and repeat floods are already driving up insurance costs, the nation's beleaguered flood program should consider more aggressive efforts to buy out risky property, the Natural Resources Defense Council said Tuesday. In a study that looked at escalating costs to a program mired in $24 billion in debt, the group found that the National Flood Insurance Program spent $5.5 billion to rebuild 30,000 properties that flooded repeatedly between 1978 and 2015.




Records: Truck driver in trailer deaths was repeatedly ticketed in Iowa

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 21:47:28 GMT

Court records show that a long-haul truck driver charged in the death of 10 immigrants found inside his sweltering tractor-trailer in San Antonio had been cited repeatedly for violating federal motor carrier safety regulations in Iowa dating back to 1995. James Matthew Bradley Jr.'s most recent infraction came in April 2013.