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  • 'Sweepstakes' game rooms raise legal, tax questions

    'Sweepstakes' game rooms raise legal, tax questions
    Lillie Chappell was up about $50, then down about the same, and was into her third hour playing a video game — pressing a button on the computer screen and watching tumbling four-leaf clovers, bars, horseshoes, numeral sevens. Compared with slot machines she'd played at Delaware Park, she said this was "pretty much the same."
  • Orange again tops state in student restraints

    Orange again tops state in student restraints
    More than 1,000 times this past year, an Orange County public-school student with a disability was held facedown on a mat, wrapped in a full-body restraint or otherwise prevented from moving by a staffer. That was the highest number of restraints by any...

    Florida construction sign hacked to show sexually obscene message

    Florida construction sign hacked to show sexually obscene message
    A sign meant to alert drivers near Tampa of lane closures instead flashed a sexually obscene message to passersby after pranksters hacked into the sign's computer, according to ABC Action News. The message bombarded drivers Thursday night before it...

    Attorney general candidates set sights on Bondi

    Attorney general candidates set sights on Bondi
    As George Sheldon and Perry Thurston compete for the Democratic nomination for attorney general, they're friendly foes going after a bigger target: Republican incumbent Pam Bondi. Sheldon was more pointed than Thurston in his criticisms of Bondi when...

    Tampa Bay-area teen girl stabbed, sex offender in custody in Louisiana

    Tampa Bay-area teen girl stabbed, sex offender in custody in Louisiana
    The missing Tampa Bay area teen found in Louisiana early Thursday was stabbed 10 or 12 times after the registered sex offender she was traveling with "realized he wasn't getting away" during a high-speed pursuit, a sheriff's official said. Ashley Lyon,...