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Train hits logging truck at rail road crossing
PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say the driver of a logging truck was injured when a train crashed into his truck at a Tampa Bay area rail road crossing....

Florida executes man convicted of murdering 2
STARKE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida executed a man on Wednesday who was convicted of murdering two relatives to prevent one of them from testifying against him in a burglary trial....

Senate amends juvenile sentencing bill
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Senate has amended a bill from the House that re-works mandatory life sentences for juveniles....

Fla. Gov. snared in GOP immigration debate
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- With time running out on his first term, Gov. Rick Scott entered his fourth legislative session with a limited agenda dealing with education, tax cuts and the state's economy....

School board nixes idea of dress code for parents
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- An unlikely proposal to create a dress code to sway unkempt parents from showing up at school functions was quashed Wednesday....

Former north Florida mayor guilty of drug charges
HAMPTON, Fla. (AP) -- The former mayor of a small north Florida town has been convicted of drug possession and distribution....

Fla. passes bill to make killing fetuses a crime
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida legislators responding to the case of a Tampa-area woman tricked into taking an abortion pill passed a bill Thursday that would make it a crime to kill or injure a fetus at any stage of development....

Corps wants more time on Everglades project report
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- An internal review board at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants more time to finalize a report on an Everglades restoration project with a pressing deadline....

Miami police officer in New Jersey on US charges
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Federal authorities say a Miami-Dade police officer assigned to investigate departmental wrongdoing was instead working on behalf of a New Jersey-based drug trafficking organization, helping members elude security at major airports and move hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal proceeds....

Tallahassee fire lieutenant honored by governor
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida's Firefighter of the Year is a lieutenant from Tallahassee's department....

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