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Girls use pillows as decoys to flee Florida foster facility
BRANDON, Fla. (AP) -- Four girls placed pillows under their sheets to make it appear they were sleeping before apparently climbing out a window and scaling a 6-foot fence to flee a facility for foster children near Tampa, officials said Friday....

After several tries Florida finally gets new insurance chief
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- After a contentious and bumpy process that saw Florida's top Republican officials deadlock several times, the state has a new insurance commissioner just weeks before the start of hurricane season....

Spring break was a bust at Florida beach after drinking ban
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- New laws to clean up spring break in Panama City Beach drove students elsewhere in March. Now business leaders are reporting big losses....

Lawsuit: Tampa strip club owes dancers $3.7 million
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Dancers and "door girls" have filed a class action lawsuit against a Tampa, Florida, strip club, claiming they're owed some $3.7 million in unpaid wages....

Pilot says he saw 1 of 2 missing teen fishermen
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- A pilot who was part of a massive search to find two missing teen fishermen told investigators he's positive he saw one floating on debris two days after their boat capsized....

Human remains found where ex-pastor said he buried woman
OCEAN CITY, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities have found human remains where a former Florida Panhandle pastor said he buried a woman's nearly body five years ago....

Royal Caribbean profit more than doubles on more passengers
MIAMI (AP) -- Royal Caribbean Cruises said Friday that its first-quarter profit more than doubled from the same period a year before as more people cruised on its ships and spent more money while onboard....

Grand Forks drone unit cleared to fly nationwide missions
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- A county law enforcement unit in North Dakota that has been at the leading edge of unmanned aircraft development is cleared to fly drones throughout the country....

Officer arrested over video of him hitting handcuffed woman
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office in Florida has fired and arrested an officer they say hit a woman who was handcuffed....

Couple accused of taking 2 kids on robbery spree, car chase
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) -- Two South Florida parents are accused of taking their two young children along on shoplifting trip that ended in a police chase....

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