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  • Charity bike rider from Annapolis injured in Florida crash

    Charity bike rider from Annapolis injured in Florida crash
    An Annapolis man in the final leg of a cross-country cycling trip intended to raise money to help the deaf was badly injured in a hit-and-run crash in Florida on Saturday.
  • Polk County teacher named Florida's teacher of the year

    Polk County teacher named Florida's teacher of the year
    Christie Bassett, an art teacher at Highland Grove Elementary, is Florida's new teacher of the year. The Polk County teacher was just announced as the winner of the annual competition at a gala ceremony in Orlando. "This is such an honor," Bassett said,...

    Florida's Teacher of the Year to be announced tonight

    Florida's Teacher of the Year to be announced tonight
    A Polk County art teacher and four other finalists learn tonight who will win Florida's highest teacher honor: Teacher of the Year. The award is to be announced at a gala celebration in Orlando that will honor the five finalists -- public school...

    3 charged in $1.5M kickback scheme involving prison food contract

    3 charged in $1.5M kickback scheme involving prison food contract
    State investigators say an Ocoee man and a Gainesville couple bilked the state out of more than $1 million as part of a kickback scheme involving a food-service contract with the Department of Corrections. Thomas Tomblin is accused of using his position...

    Florida set to execute child-rapist-killer Eddie Wayne Davis on Thursday

    Florida set to execute child-rapist-killer Eddie Wayne Davis on Thursday
    The Florida Supreme Court cleared the way for Thursday's execution of a child-rapist killer from Polk County. The high court denied an appeal from Eddie Wayne Davis, now 45, an inmate at Union Correctional Institution, in a decision made public Monday....