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  • A Florida treat: Take a short walk on a long pier

    A Florida treat: Take a short walk on a long pier
    When Jimmy Buffett was singing about a cheeseburger in paradise, his vision likely didn't revolve around the cold and rainy afternoon that was the backdrop for my road trip to the Venice pier, 26 miles south of Sarasota on Florida's Gulf Coast. A...
  • 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...
  • Deadly amoeba Naegleria fowleri linked to tap water in neti pot

    Deadly amoeba Naegleria fowleri linked to tap water in neti pot
    Southerners have been warned about the dangers of the deadly amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, which live in warm lakes and ponds, but finding the amoeba lurking in a home's plumbing system raises new concerns. According to a report from the Associated Press,...
  • 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-...
  • Feds bust manatee killer

     
    Federal wildlife cops, working with their Florida partners, get a Merritt Island man sentenced for killing a manatee while speeding through a manatee-slow zone. It’s interesting and here's the press release: JOINT U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE...
  • 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...
  • Gingrich campaign announces Florida leaders, steering committee

     
    The campaign of Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich officially announced that former Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty and former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, plus former state health care administrator Alan Levine, would lead his...
  • Today in Tallahassee: Speeches, flowers, protests, gaming and budget talk

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers christen the start of the 2012 legislative session today with midday speeches from Gov. Rick Scott and House and Senate leadership. The session officially starts at 9:30 a.m., which means campaign-checks have to be...
  • 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...
  • RPOF lawyers going to court to get Blake out of the HD 51 race

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida Republicans are going to court to get Democratic Cocoa Mayor Mike Blake out of the House District 51 race against Rep. Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island. GOP lawyer Richard Coates filed a lawsuit in Leon County Circuit Court...