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What's new: A golden age of theme park rides

"This is an arms race in the theme park realm," said Jim Hill, who runs a website and podcast tracking theme parks. Source link

Gas prices rise as Memorial Day weekend nears

The average price in Florida was $2.84 a gallon for regular. Source link

Nursing home lawyers a no-show in records case

TALLAHASSEE — Lawyers for an embattled Broward County nursing home failed to show up Monday for a hearing they requested in a public-records legal tangle with the Florida Department of Health.Attorneys for The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills,...

Corrections angency wins first amedment dispute

TALLAHASSEE — Invoking Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” an appellate court brushed aside First Amendment concerns and sided with the Florida Department of Corrections in a long-running dispute about a monthly magazine targeted to inmates.The ruling...

Daytona Beach police recruit dies after collapsing during training

"This young man, all he wanted to do was be a police officer," said Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri. Source link

Man who stormed Trump resort booked into Miami-Dade jail

Police say Jonathan Oddi stormed the lobby of the Trump National Doral Golf Club early Friday carrying an American flag and shouting about the president. Source link

Buchholz freshman a favorite for U.S. national geography team

If 15-year-old Albert Zhang wasn’t only weeks away from the age requirement of 16, he would have qualified for a spot on the U.S. national team for the iGeo championship, taking place this August in Quebec City, Canada. Source...

Florida's expensive race for governor highlights lax laws

TALLAHASSEE — Florida's wide-open race for governor won't be decided for another six months, but it's already triggered a wave of expensive television ad buys from groups taking advantage of gray areas in the state's campaign finance laws.Campaigns...

UF study: Termites can weaken trees before hurricanes

Thomas Chouvenc, an assistant professor of urban entomology at UF, found that a termite can hollow out oak trees and stress pine trees from the outside. Source link

Man injured in police shootout at Miami-area Trump resort

"These officers did not hesitate one second to engage this individual that was actively shooting in the lobby of the hotel," Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez said. Source link

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