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  • Students vie for top science prize

     
    Five of the top science students in Central Florida high schools will be going head to head this weekend in the 14th annual Dr. Nelson Ying Science Competition. During the event which runs from Friday through Sunday  the five will complete for a $5,000...
  • Central Florida congressional, legislative races taking shape

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The week of qualifying for federal and state posts isn't halfway over, but a handful of Central Florida's more interesting contests are becoming official. So far, Democratic former congressman Alan Grayson and Osceola County...
  • Lifeguard tryouts in Brevard County on Saturday

     
    It may be too cold for most ocean swimmers, but people will be in the water again soon. And they'll need lifeguards. The Brevard County Ocean Rescue needs to fill 25 seasonal positions from February to October 2012. Tryouts will be held at Rockledge...
  • Right whales return to Volusia coast: first sighting off Daytona Beach

     
    Winter is the season that the world's most endangered large whale – the right whales – return to the Georgia and Florida coasts for their annual calving season. This week was the first confirmed sighting of a whale off the Volusia coast this...
  • GOP U.S. Senate candidate Connie Mack to make Brevard speech

     
    Frontrunner in the U.S. Senate race, U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV, will make his first Central Florida public campaign appearance tonight, giving the keynote address at the Brevard County Republican Party Lincoln Day dinner. Mack, who has been campaigning for...
  • Craig Miller withdraws from U.S. Senate race, seeks Congressional seat

     
    Craig Miller has pulled out of the U.S. Senate race in Florida and announced he will run instead for Congress in the newly-drawn but still unapproved district that includes the coasts of Volusia, Flagler, St. Johns and Putnam counties. The move could...
  • TB Times: 6 cows makes Nelson a tax-break farmer; Mack: Nelson’s a ‘limousine lib;’ Dem spokeswoman: How’s that red carpet, Connie?

     
    The Tampa Bay Times this morning reports that U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson uses six cows on some undeveloped Brevard County land to claim agriculture tax status, saving him $43,000 a year in property taxes there. The campaign of U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV, R-...
  • Scott tells Willam Dillon he’s sorry, signs his claims bill

     
    TALLAHASSEE — In an emotional signing ceremony, Gov. Rick Scott told wrongfully convicted William Dillon he was sorry for the 27 years the former Brevard man spent in prison for a crime he didn't commit. Then, he signed the claims bill that will pay...
  • Thursday Morning Reads: Tuition, contracts and campaigns

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Good morning and welcome to the morning reads. Here are the top five stories we're reading this morning. * A key schools' group is urging the state to place less emphasis on standardized testing, the Orlando Sentinel reports. *...
  • Senate passes Dillon claims bill

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate voted 38-1 Thursday to pass a claims bill paying former Brevard resident William Dillon $1.35 million for the 27 years he was wrongly imprisoned for murder, ending his three-year struggle to get compensation....
  • Brody, Dillon just two of the people seeking claims bills this year

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Eric Brody. William Dillon. They're just two people whom the government did wrong: a Broward sheriff's deputy speeding on his way to work nearly ended Brody's life when he rammed the high-school student's car in 1998; and a Brevard...
  • Deputy Barbara Pill’s service to receive extensive coverage

     
    You'll have a range of options if you want to watch the service for Brevard Deputy Barbara Pill, who was shot and killed during a traffic stop last week. WKMG-Channel 6, WOFL-Channel 35 and Central Florida News 13 will air the service. Look for extended...