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Across US, police officers abuse confidential databases

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:06:59 GMT

In this July 13, 2016 photo, retired New York Police Department Sgt. Ronald Buell, center, leaves federal district court in Manhattan.




Black voters critical to Hillary Clinton's chances in Florida

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:04:27 GMT

Geneva Reed-Veal, whose daughter Sandra Bland died in police custody in Texas; Sybrina Fulton, whose son Trayvon Martin was killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford in 2012; and Gwen Carr, whose son Eric Garner died after New York City police used a banned chokehold on him, are part of Mothers of the Movement, women whose children were by guns or at the hands of police. They campaigned for Hillary Clinton in Pompano Beach on Sept.




What's killing all those fish off Florida's coast?

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:45:03 GMT

The proliferation of harmful algae blooms typically cause damage either directly by releasing toxins into the water and air or indirectly by throwing off the balance of the ecosystem through oxygen depletion. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department shows gulf menhaden carcasses washed along the shoreline of Packery Channel in Corpus Christi, Texas, Sept.




Clinton campaign urges Florida to max out early voting hours

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:17:22 GMT

Locked in a tight race in Florida where turnout is key to victory, Hillary Clinton wants counties to expand early voting to the most days and hours allowed by state law. But with voting by mail fast becoming the most popular way to vote in the state, it won't happen.




Pulse Shooting Survivor: Audit Needed Before $29M Given To Victims

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:03:29 GMT

On the one-month anniversary of the Pulse nightclub massacre in July, Orlando city commissioner Patty Sheehan and a friend take a last look at crosses honoring the 49 victims. A survivor of the attack wants a temporary stop to the distribution of money raised for the victims until an audit is done.




FDOT Announces Partnership with Florida Polytechnic University to Develop SunTrax Test Facility

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:49:01 GMT

Team members from the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Polytechnic University and Florida's Turnpike Enterprise gather to announce their new partnership, SunTrax, a state-of-the-art testing and research facility to help advance tolling and transportation technology. Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Jim Boxold today announced a long-term partnership between FDOT and Florida Polytechnic University to construct the new, state-of-the-art transportation technology testing facility, SunTrax.




Poll: Clinton Leads in Florida

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:43:14 GMT

Democrat Hillary Clinton has pulled ahead of Republican rival Donald Trump in the traditional battleground state of Florida, strengthening her position in the race for the White House, the Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project showed ahead of the pair's first presidential debate on Monday night. If the election were held on Monday, Clinton would lead Trump in the Electoral College by 259 to 191, with an 88 percent chance of reaching the 270 needed to win, according to the project's results.




Suspect claims self-defense in shooting death of Polk County coach, rapper

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:43:10 GMT

Two men arrested in the killings of a California couple were friends with the victims' teenage daughter and all att Kathy Sosnoski wants answers as to why her husband's body is still sitting at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home in Bradenton - 16 days after he di Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued an emergency rule Monday requiring polluters to notify the Florida Department of Environmental protection, lo




Florida Man Involved in Gun Rights Case Arrested for Murder

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:09:43 GMT

A tangled Florida Panhandle case involving a sheriff, accusations of misconduct and an argument over gun rights has taken a new twist that now involves homicide. State authorities announced Monday that they had arrested Floyd Eugene Parrish of a second-degree murder charge.




26 new Florida laws kick in on Saturday

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:04:08 GMT

County elections supervisors are up for pay raises, while penalties increase for trafficking in the modern version of food stamps and for stealing credit-card information at gas pumps, under new laws that go into effect Saturday. HB 75, which expands rules regarding electronic monitoring devices.




Go Beyond Avocado Toast With These Fantastic South Florida Restaurant Dishes

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:38:44 GMT

Dine in Mexico, and you'll more than likely find avocado on your table at some point - most commonly served sliced and salted as a side dish.




Parents killed, daughters injured in crash while on Disney vacation

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:16:17 GMT

Greg and Sarah Moyers had been saving for months to take their two young daughters from their small town in Missouri to Florida. They visited Disney World, Universal Studios and were on their way to the beach when everything came to a halt Sunday.




Florida Residents Near Sinkhole Filled with Fertilizer File Federal Lawsuit

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:24:36 GMT

A federal lawsuit was filed late Thursday by three central Florida residents who live near a fertilizer plant where more than 200 million gallons of contaminated wastewater leaked into one of the state's main underground sources of drinking water. The proposed class-action lawsuit filed Thursday seeks to recover damages, including for the residents' possible losses of private wells, and for water testing, monitoring and treatment.




PolitiFact Florida: Koch-backed group makes outdated attack on Rep. Patrick Murphy

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:37:14 GMT

An antiregulation group is accusing U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy of wanting to use the Senate to adopt policies that would raise the cost of just about everything, starting with your utility bills. "Vote against Patrick Murphy," reads a mailer we received Sept.




Toomer's oak standing after set on fire; community reacts

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:39:15 GMT

From sunrise to high noon, dozens of community members stopped by Toomer's Corner to see how their beloved live oak stood after the fire. Hours after the live oak was set on fire early Sunday morning, Auburn law enforcement officials have the person believed responsible in custody.




Sunday Conversation: Donald Trump--Florida Man Read Story Mark Rivera

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:40:50 GMT

Donald Trump may seem like the quintessential New Yorker, but it wouldn't be too far off to label him as a Florida Man. The Sunshine State is Trump's second home and it's also where you will find one of his proudest possessions--his Palm Beach estate Mar-a-Lago.




Marlins say Jose Fernandez has been killed in boating accident

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:40:10 GMT

Donald Trump has called Russian President Vladimir Putin "a leader - unlike what we have in this country."