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5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 7

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 7

CONVICTED KILLER OF 3 WOMEN SCHEDULED FOR EXECUTION Oscar Ray Bolin, who was found guilty 10 times by 10 juries for three different murders, will be executed at 6 p.m. in Florida State Prison barring a last-minute reprieve from the U.S. Supreme Court. OFFICIALS: FLORIDA MOM ATTACKED SON’S TEACHER Palm Beach County school police arrested […]

Today in History

Today in History

Today is Thursday, Dec. 24, the 358th day of 2015. There are seven days left in the year. This is Christmas Eve. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 24, 1955, the Continental Air Defense Command Operations Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., found itself fielding phone calls from children wanting to know the whereabouts of Santa […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 24

5 Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 24

CONVICTED KILLER ASKS FOR STAY OF EXECUTION Oscar Ray Bolin is scheduled to die Jan. 7. He and his lawyers filed a motion Tuesday with the state’s highest court, saying that he plans to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. AUTOPSY: WOMAN DIED FROM BLOOD CLOT IN LUNG The medical examiner says the woman who […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 10

5 Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 10

FLORIDA CITRUS FORECAST DROPS EVEN LOWER The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday that the 2015-2016 orange crop forecast would be 69 million boxes. UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI STEM CELL INSTITUTE RECEIVES $25 MILLION DONATION The gift from the Soffer Family Foundation will help the institute explore new cell-based therapies in cardiology, sports medicine, and aging-related […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 3

5 Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 3

PROMINENT JAMAICAN-AMERICAN CPA FACES SENTENCING IN $3.4 MILLION TAX REFUND FRAUD SCHEME A Fort Lauderdale federal judge is scheduled Thursday to sentence Pamella B. Watson of Davie on a wire fraud charge. Watson likely faces about 6 ½ years behind bars under sentencing guidelines. POLK COUNTY COMMISSIONERS QUESTION LIMITS ON PET PIGS IN SUBURBAN AREAS […]

Today in History

Today in History

Today is Thursday, Nov. 26, the 330th day of 2015. There are 35 days left in the year. This is Thanksgiving Day.  Today’s Highlight in History: Nov. 26, 1789 was a day of thanksgiving set aside by President George Washington to observe the adoption of the Constitution of the United States. On this date: n […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 12

5 Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 12

MURDER TRIAL RESUMES IN SOUTH FLORIDA FOR MAN WHO POSTED PHOTO OF DEAD WIFE ON FACEBOOK Prosecutors will continue presenting evidence Thursday in the case of 33-year-old Derek Medina following the Veterans Day holiday. Medina faces life in prison if convicted in the August 2013 killing of 27-year-old Jennifer Alfonso. TAMPA NEIGHBORS OPPOSE PROPOSED LOT […]

Today in History

Today in History

Today is Thursday, Nov. 12, the 316th day of 2015. There are 49 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 12, 1815, pioneering American suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born in Johnstown, New York. On this date: In 1787, severe flooding struck Dublin, Ireland, as the River Liffey rose. In 1927, Josef […]

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