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Florida man pleads guilty in 2016 Jewish center bomb plot

MIAMI — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to plotting to bomb a Jewish center during Passover.A U.S. Department of Justice statement said 41-year-old James Gonzalo Medina of Hollywood pleaded guilty Wednesday in Miami federal court to a...

Florida will ban future state investments with Venezuela

TALLAHASSEE — Florida is taking official steps to protest the current government of Venezuela, although the state's move could be considered more symbolic than substantive.Gov. Rick Scott and the two other trustees who help him oversee Florida's roughly...

Mayor removes Confederate marker from St. Pete's waterfront

ST. PETERSBURG — The mayor of one Florida city has ordered the removal of a stone marker erected in 1939 to commemorate a Confederate general.The Tampa Bay Times reports St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman decided to remove it...

SpaceX Dragon delivers scientific bounty to space station

"Congratulations on a job well done," Mission Control radioed from Houston. "You guys have just won yourselves some fresh food." Source link

Tourism numbers go up amid political turmoil

TALLAHASSEE — Florida continues to see record numbers of visitors while the state's tourism-marketing agency has been forced to reinvent its approach after months of legislative turmoil.With travelers from other U.S. states bolstering the growth, tourism-marketer Visit Florida...

Man gets 40 years for having explicit images missing girl

FORT MYERS — A Florida man has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for having pornographic images on his phone of a 9-year-old girl who disappeared last year.The News-Press reports that 29-year-old Jorge Guerrero-Torres was sentenced...

Florida ranks among states with highest hate group numbers

The SPLC's report says in 2016 there were 130 Ku Klux Klan groups and 193 Black Separatist groups active nationwide. Source link

SUV carrying barbecue grill explodes when woman lights up

ORLANDO — A Florida woman sparked an explosion of a propane barbecue grill being transported in her SUV when police say she lit up a cigarette.Orlando police Lt. Cindy Lane tells news outlets that the grill was turned...

Scott pitches amendment making it hard to raise taxes

The governor's office did not provide full details about the proposal. Source link

Florida Supreme Court says yes to first execution in months

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court is refusing to block the state's first execution after a hiatus of more than 18 months.The court on Monday ruled 6-1 that the state can go ahead with the scheduled Aug. 24...

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