Savings lagging from expanded Fla. drug courts

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A legislative report says an expanded drug court program in eight Florida counties will fall well short of saving the state $95 million in prison costs unl..
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Florida gets almost $25 million in federal grants for substance abuse, addiction treatment

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - The state of Florida is getting nearly $25 million in federal grants for substance abuse and addiction treatment. Health News Florida reported Friday that four communi..
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2 workers injured at Hollywood water tower

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - Hollywood fire officials are trying to rescue two maintenance workers who were injured on a water tower. Hollywood Fire Rescue officials told WPLG TV the wor..
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Woman arrested for forging $11,500 in checks

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A cleaning woman is accused of stealing more than 11,000 dollars by writing stolen checks. Christy Wilson's employer says Wilson made out 18 checks to herself an..
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Lehigh student arrested for bringing gun to school

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A Lehigh Acres middle school student was arrested for bringing a hand gun to school. The gun was not loaded. A teacher told the assistant principal the student..
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CCSO arrests mom, 2 sons, girlfriend, for marijuana distribution at home

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives shut down a marijuana distribution operation and arrested the mother, two sons and a girlfriend. Detec..
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West Nile Virus found in Hernando Co.

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Hernando County residents are warned to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes after two chickens tested positive for the West Nile virus. Mosquito Control Super..
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NEW DETAILS: PNC halting foreclosures in 23 states for 30 days

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - PNC Financial Services Group Inc. is halting most foreclosures and evictions in 23 states for a month so it can review whether documents it submitted to courts co..
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Crist GOP donor sues Fla. gov over public records

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Two Republican legislator-lawyers are representing one of Gov. Charlie Crist's GOP campaign contributors in a public records lawsuit against him. Reps. Tom..
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McCollum asks Fla. ethics panel about lobbying

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A proposed Florida Ethics Commission advisory opinion says Attorney General Bill McCollum cannot lobby the governor and Cabinet members for at least two ye..
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Plane evacuated after right engine fire in Orlando

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Passengers have been evacuated from an Allegiant Air jet at Orlando-Sanford International Airport after the plane's right engine caught fire. The Federal Aviat..
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Pirate rap station interrupts classical broadcast

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LAUDERDALE LAKES, Fla. (AP) - Listeners of two South Florida radio stations got a surprise when their Christian and classical music was interrupted with rap and profane language. O..
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2 charged in fatal car burglary confrontation

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) - Two people have been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of a Florida Gulf Coast man who authorities say confronted several car burglars outsi..
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Hurricane Otto forms in the Atlantic

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Otto has reached hurricane strength over the Atlantic on a path that's expected to take it farther out to sea. Hurricane Otto has maximum sustained winds Friday near 7..
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Ex-legal exec faces prison in $1.2B Ponzi scheme

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A former executive at the South Florida law firm run by convicted Ponzi scheme operator Scott Rothstein is facing prison for her role in the $1.2 billi..
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Scott, Sink meet for first debate

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - Candidates for Florida governor Rick Scott and Alex Sink are meeting for their first face-to-face debate. After attacking each other in TV commercials, Republica..
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Nation of Islam to hold annual conference in Tampa

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Rev. Louis Farrakhan will be the keynote speaker at the Nation of Islam's annual convention at the Tampa Convention Center. The organization's convention beg..
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Cyclist raising money for spill killed in crash

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

GULF BREEZE, Fla. (AP) - A Panhandle man on a cross-country bike ride to raise awareness and funds for victims of this year's massive Gulf oil spill has been struck and killed by a..
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Fla. CFO urges Citizens Insurance to change bidding

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink wants state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. to curtail non-bid contracting. Sink sent a letter Thursday ..
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Woman charged with murder plot against husband

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A North Carolina woman already accused of killing her mother with an ax in South Florida has been charged with plotting to kill her husband. The Browar..
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