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Push Continues For Florida Lethal Injection Details

Aug 26, 2016

Lawyers representing Arizona Death Row inmates aren't backing down from a battle with Florida corrections officials over the release of documents related to execution drugs, part of a drawn-out challenge to Arizona's lethal-injection process.

The Obama administration has once again refused Florida Gov. Rick Scott's request to declare a federal state of emergency because of algae blooms on the St. Lucie River.

A state judge is weighing a decision that could shake Florida's education-accountability system following a marathon hearing Monday in Tallahassee.

The father of a toddler killed in an alligator attack at Walt Disney World reached his hands inside the animal's jaws as he tried to pry them open and free his son.

According to a final report released Monday by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the alligator sank teeth into 2-year-old Lane Graves' skull and neck before drowning him on June 14th. The boy's submerged body was recovered the next day.

As expected, the Zika outbreak in Florida is growing — though how fast is still difficult to say.

State and federal health officials say mosquitoes are spreading Zika in two neighborhoods of Miami, including Miami Beach. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told pregnant women Friday not to go into these neighborhoods — and to consider postponing travel to all parts of Miami-Dade County.

Florida’s largest electric utility is asking for a $1.3 billion rate hike.   It’s making its pitch to state regulators.

Recently, on a hot summer morning with cumulus clouds towering overhead, black cattle grazed in South Florida fields, dotting the horizon along with clumps of palm trees. At the Big Cypress Reservation, Moses Jumper is a tribal elder and owner of nearly 300 head — and a fourth-generation cattleman.

With a legislative battle brewing, state regulators listened to hours of testimony Tuesday as they decide whether to approve a 19.6 percent increase in workers' compensation insurance rates.


UPDATE: If you think you've spotted  a New Guinea flatworm in your area, the recommendation is to not touch it, take a picture of it and report it to state wildlife officials at 888-IVE-GOT1.

An invasive flatworm could potentially threaten wildlife, and even people in Southwest Florida. The New Guinea Flatworm was first found in the state near Miami more than a year ago. Now, they’ve popped up in Cape Coral, and most recently, Sanibel Island. 

Congressman Patrick Murphy, D-FL, is touting environmentalists' support. The candidate for U.S. Senate says if elected, he would push to clean up the waters in South Florida affected by toxic blue-green algae.

Florida officials are warning people about identity theft scammers—a common form of financial fraud.

It’s not exactly something you’d expect to see hanging in the Louvre. A very unusual art exhibit is on display at the University of North Florida Gallery of Art.

An appeals court says Florida's teacher union has no legal right to challenge the state's largest private school voucher program.

The endangered ghost orchid is making a comeback in the Everglades, thanks to a team of Florida scientists.

Shock, Grief After Police Shooting in Punta Gorda

Aug 12, 2016
Sue Paquin / Charlotte Sun Herald

PUNTA GORDA — The maze of yellow crime-scene tape that covered most of the parking lot at the Punta Gorda Police Department earlier was gone by the time Punta Gorda Police Chief Tom Lewis addressed reporters Wednesday afternoon.

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