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Zika Virus Shows Up In Palm Beach County

State health officials reported four new cases of the Zikavirus on Thursday, including a locally transmitted case involving a Palm Beach County resident.
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At Al Smith Dinner, Donald Trump Turns Friendly Roast Into 3-Alarm Fire

It was tense even before they started. Reporters tweeted that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump entered the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner from separate sides of the room, and didn't even shake hands (which at this point really isn't a surprise).But there was hope that Thursday night's event could serve as a comedic salve for the nation following three decidedly nasty presidential debates. The fundraising event for Catholic charities — now in its 71st year — traditionally is a time...
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This year, a Sweet 16 birthday party came under fire leaving six teens injured. The youngest was 13.


A 12-year-old boy says his teacher yelled at him for not standing up during the Pledge of Allegiance at a Hillsborough County school.

Zika Virus Shows Up In Palm Beach County

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State health officials reported four new cases of the Zika virus on Thursday, including a locally transmitted case involving a Palm Beach County resident.

Miami-Dade County taxi drivers protested Tuesday outside Government Center Station in Downtown Miami, for equal rights as they compete with new ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. 

Since companies like Uber and Lyft started legal operations in Miami-Dade County last May, cabbies have struggled to keep up with what they call cheaper and more unregulated competition.

“Since Uber came to Miami-Dade County we lost everything,” Jean Jules, a single father of two and taxicab driver in Miami, said.


Democrats are asking a federal judge to let Floridians cast regular ballots during early voting next week, even if their registration hasn’t been processed. Republicans are warning about chaos.

U.S. District Judge Mark Walker will hold a hearing at 9 a.m. today. More than 60,000 people responded to Walker's week-long extension of the registration deadline.

Researchers: Closer To Finding Citrus Greening Cure

Oct 20, 2016

Research scientists at the University of Florida’s Citrus Research and Education Center say they are on the cusp of finding a cure for greening disease.

A Tampa-area lawmaker is calling for an investigation of the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission.

The latest portion of the Sunshine State Survey is out and focuses on education, transportation and health.

After a campaign that seemingly has lasted years, the two main candidates for U.S. Senate finally met for a debate. Monday night's match in Orlando between incumbent Republican Marco Rubio and Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy revolved around a lot of allegations - and mostly about how little each other has accomplished while in office.

Florida Legislature To Tackle Death Penalty Sentencing Issue

Oct 19, 2016

For the second consecutive year, Florida lawmakers will attempt to fix the state's death-penalty sentencing scheme in response to court rulings finding that the process is unconstitutional.


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