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PHOTOS: Miami Artist Unveils Mural At Capitol Protest

Posted 08.12.2013 | Miami

A bald man resembling George Zimmerman pulls the trigger on a hooded figure as Martin Luther King's head explodes with blood in the background. Instea...

The Next Step In Mosquito Control?

Florida Keys Keynoter | Ryan Mccarthy | Posted 10.11.2013 | Miami

The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District is always on the lookout for innovative new ways to make the job of killing the persistent pests more effic...

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Jeb Bush Defends Obama-Backed Education Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush once again defended the Common Core education standards in front the American Legislative Exchange Council's highly-prote...

Just In Time For 'Shark Week'!

Sun Sentinel | KEN KAYE | Posted 10.06.2013 | Miami

One tiger shark, affectionately known as Harry Lindo, swam an unprecedented 27,000 miles in three years. A couple of others, a tiger and a shortfin ma...

Experts: State's Drug Ban A Success

Sun Sentinel | Susannah Bryan | Posted 10.05.2013 | Miami

Alarmed by reports of kids and adults getting sick on synthetic drugs, South Florida declared war on the manmade weed and psychoactive bath salts bein...

Why Medical Marijuana Might FINALLY Make The Florida Ballot

The Tampa Tribune | William March | Posted 10.05.2013 | Miami

TAMPA -- Michael Derigo arrived home from a trip to the grocery store June 25 to find half a dozen police cars surrounding his mobile home in Gibsonto...

Pill Mill Trial's Wild Evidence

Sun Sentinel | Paula Mcmahon | Posted 09.04.2013 | Miami

In their battle to shut down some of the nation's busiest and most profitable pain management clinics, federal authorities used everything in their ar...

WATCH: The Most Adorable Rescue

Posted 09.04.2013 | Miami

A South Florida couple drove five miles Thursday afternoon before checking to see why their PT Cruiser was handling a bit ruff: an adorable brown pupp...

They're Disappearing Faster Than Any Other Shark Species

Sun Sentinel | David Fleshler | Posted 09.02.2013 | Miami

A proposal to protect the great hammerhead shark has sparked a debate over whether federal protection is necessary to conserve a majestic ocean predat...

Why You're About To Pay More For Your Electric Bill

Sun Sentinel | Doreen Hemlock | Posted 09.02.2013 | Miami

Get ready to pay a bit more for electricity to breathe cleaner air. Florida Power & Light is requesting a small rate increase to cover an estimated $...

'Highly Disturbing' Sex Abuse Allegations At State-Contracted Youth Agency

Sun Sentinel | Mike Clary | Posted 09.01.2013 | Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE -- One female staff member has been fired and an intern suspended at a private agency that works with troubled youth as the state's De...

Study: Dolphins Form Long Term 'Bromances'

Posted 07.01.2013 | Miami

If dolphins turn out to be any more human-like in their behavior, they're going to get their own dating web site. A new study by biologists at the...

Why He's In No Hurry To Replace Her

The Tampa Tribune | JAMES L. ROSICA | Posted 08.30.2013 | Miami

TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott, going on four months without a lieutenant governor, hasn't been in a rush to pick a new one. He also hasn't given muc...

INFESTED

Sun Sentinel | David Fleshler | Posted 08.29.2013 | Miami

Aboard the submersible Antipodes, cruising 250 feet beneath the surface off Fort Lauderdale, scientists peered through violet water and saw exactly wh...

PHOTOS: Booze Made Right Here In Florida

Posted 06.25.2013 | Miami

A leftover from Prohibition is finally ending in Florida, only 80 years after the Repeal. Rick Scott just signed HB 347, granting the state's craft...

PHOTOS: Most WTF Florida Mugshots

The Huffington Post | Adam Pavley | Posted 06.24.2013 | Weird News

When you think about Florida images of beaches, clubs and alligators may come to mind but one shouldn't overlook the hilariously amusing pictures that...

Judge To Pantless Underage Drunk Driver: 'You're Out Of Control'

Sun Sentinel | Tonya Alanez | Posted 08.21.2013 | Miami

A 20-year-old drunken driving suspect got caught with her pants down, literally. Natalie Delgado wasn't wearing any pants when she got pulled over on...

Mass Animal Deaths At Florida 'Killing Zone'

Posted 06.20.2013 | Miami

Day after day, dolphins floated up dead, emaciated down to their skeletons. Florida's Indian River Lagoon, considered one of the most diverse ecosyste...

Sell Two Of These? Lose The Right To Vote

Posted 06.18.2013 | Miami

Rick Scott's popularity is somehow on the upswing, according to a recent poll, despite a series of controversial laws he approved this month. In ad...

Clock About To Run Out On Federal Everglades Aid

Sun Sentinel | ANDY REID | Posted 08.15.2013 | Miami

A standoff between the state and federal government over a new Everglades restoration plan means time could run out on getting Congress to help pay fo...

Man Tackles Illegal Kangaroo In Florida Ditch

The Tampa Tribune | | Posted 08.05.2013 | Miami

LACOOCHEE -- It was a mundane start to Kevin Wehling's Sunday morning. But the way it ended -- him in a ditch and grappling with a kangaroo -- was any...

Scott Approves $200 Million Program

The Tampa Tribune | James L. Rosica | Posted 08.05.2013 | Miami

TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott signed into law Tuesday a plan from a national foreclosure settlement between lenders and states that shuttles money in...

LOOK: Very Cool Beach Treehouse Or Public Hazard?

Posted 06.03.2013 | Miami

A Florida couple and city officials are in a legal push-and-pull over an elaborate beachfront treehouse the couple built on their property in Holmes B...

Experts: State's Insurance Market Is Vulnerable

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2013 | Miami

* As storm season starts, Florida worries about insurance * State-run firm covers 21 pct of residential insurance * Flor...

Court Weighs In On Rick Scott Drug Testing

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2013 | Miami

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 29 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday that Florida Governor Rick Scott ca...