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Filipino fiesta showcased in Florida

TAMPA, FLORIDA – The annual PhilFest at the Philippine Cultural Enrichment Complex and Bayanihan Events Center in Tampa, Florida has shown America what a Philippine fiesta is all about.

Florida doctor in Sen. Menendez bribery case charged with Medicare fraud

A Florida doctor accused of bribing U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez has been indicted on suspicion of carrying out extensive Medicare fraud at his eye-care practice for a decade and for treating patients for disorders they didn't have, officials said Tuesday.

Tampa Pitching Bounces Back in 3-1 Win

TAMPA - The Tampa Yankees (3-3) used four pitchers to limit the Fort Myers Miracle (3-3) to one run on five hits as the T-Yanks picked up their first home win of the 2015 season, 3-1, on Tuesday afternoon at George M. Steinbrenner Field.

Tampa Pitching Bounces Back in 3-1 Win

TAMPA - The Tampa Yankees (3-3) used four pitchers to limit the Fort Myers Miracle (3-3) to one run on five hits as the T-Yanks picked up their first home win of the 2015 season, 3-1, on Tuesday afternoon at George M. Steinbrenner Field.

Drivers and bicyclists seeking alliance on Platt Street

TAMPA — It was one of cyclist Kris Milster's first trips in the new bike lane on Platt Street Tuesday afternoon and he was already dancing an unsteady tango with a Camaro.

Florida lineman Rod Johnson has career-ending spine issue

Florida offensive tackle Rod Johnson has plans for a new tattoo, one to mark his final day as a football player. Johnson, who had been expected to start for the Gators this fall, instead ended his career Tuesday because of a spine problem. The team released a statement saying Johnson has been diagnosed with congenital cervical stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal that prevents enough fluid ...

Florida lineman Rod Johnson has career-ending spine issue

Florida offensive tackle Rod Johnson has plans for a new tattoo, one to mark his final day as a football player. Johnson, who had been expected to start for the Gators this fall, instead ended his career Tuesday because of a spine problem. The team released a statement saying Johnson has been diagnosed with congenital cervical stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal that prevents enough fluid ...

Florida sheriff's deputy indicted for lying about inmate beating

(Reuters) - A Florida law-enforcement officer has been indicted on federal charges of using excessive force in beating a handcuffed inmate and lying about it, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday. A federal grand jury indicted William Wheeler, a Palm Beach County Sheriff's corrections deputy, in the Oct. 9, 2013, incident at the Palm Beach County Detention Center, federal authorities said ...

A cure for Spring Break madness? Stop the 'beer, vomit and urine'

Tourism officials who survived Florida's other Spring Break fevers are ready to help Panama City Beach out of the horror show that led to a woman being sexually assaulted on the sand as hundreds of revelers looked on.

Yoan Moncada Triples In Front Of One Fan In Red Sox Organization Debut (Video)

Yoan Moncada shouldn’t get used to the limited fanfare in Fort Myers, Fla. Moncada, who...

Dolphins plan to re-sign former UM receiver LaRon Byrd

The Dolphins plan to re-sign LaRon Byrd, a former UM standout who has size and speed, adding the former practice squad player to the training camp roster The Dolphins plan to re-sign LaRon Byrd, a former UM standout who has size and speed, adding the former practice squad player to the training camp roster

Indian Motorcycle® of Orlando Opens Doors to Local Motorcycling Enthusiasts with Demo Event

America’s First Motorcycle Company invites area riders to take their latest award-winning bikes for a test ride. New dealership to feature complete line of Indian Motorcycles along with service center and full selection of parts, accessories and apparel. (PRWeb April 14, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/04/prweb12654187.htm

FSU rewind: Dissecting the pros and cons from the spring game

The Chopping Block went back and took a closer look at FSU’s spring game. Here are some things that stood out on video when re-watching the contest.

Softball: Bulls seek atonement at UF

Typically, the crowds and conference implications are minimal. Mid-week game in mid-April? Not normally must-see college softball. But Wednesday night's proceedings in Gainesville could possess the vibe of a regional, or at the least, a revenge game. In a sport that demands short memories due to the volume of games per …

Firm submits proposal for joint operation of Manatee, Sarasota transit systems

An unsolicited proposal has been submitted to privatize and merge the Manatee and Sarasota County transit systems. Click to Continue »

Sarasota Open puts Lakewood Ranch in spotlight

The tennis tournament kicks off a series of sporting events that are expected to draw thousands.

Spring Break madness cure: Stop the 'beer, vomit and urine'

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tourism officials who survived Florida's other Spring Break fevers are ready to help Panama City Beach out of the horror show that led to a woman being sexually assaulted on the sand as hundreds of revelers looked on.

Volunteer Florida Recognizes Comcast with Champion of Service Award

Comcast today announced that Florida Governor Rick Scott has honored the company for its community involvement throughout the state. Comcast has been awarded the Champion of Servic

Volunteer Florida Recognizes Comcast with Champion of Service Award

Comcast today announced that Florida Governor Rick Scott has honored the company for its community involvement throughout the state. Comcast has been awarded the Champion of Servic

Volunteer Florida Recognizes Comcast with Champion of Service Award

Comcast today announced that Florida Governor Rick Scott has honored the company for its community involvement throughout the state. Comcast has been awarded the Champion of Servic

FHP: Car in fatal Disney crash may have been going wrong way

The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed Tuesday that they're investigating whether an exotic car involved in a crash that claimed a driving instructor's life was traveling in the wrong direction at Walt Disney World Speedway.

ONE Sotheby's tapped as exclusive broker for Gale Fort Lauderdale hotel and residences

South Florida luxury real estate brokerage ONE Sotheby's International Realty has been selected to exclusively represent sales and marketing for Gale Boutique Hotel & Residences Fort Lauderdale Beach.

Florida Legislature repeals state ban on gay adoption - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's nearly four-decades old ban on gay adoption - which has already been struck down by the courts and is no longer enforced - could be repealed under a bill now headed to the governor's desk.

Lamborghini Crash at Disney World Raises Safety Questions

Many drivers have "no idea what a Lamborghini is going to do when you crank the wheel at 100 miles an hour," a race car driver and instructor explained to THR.

Plan would privatize and merge Sarasota-Manatee transit

Company makes unsolicited offer to counties to assume control.

OnSIP to Deliver Keynote at WebRTC Conference & Expo Miami 2015

TMC, Systemwide Media and PKE Consulting announced that OnSIP Co-founder and CTO John Riordan will keynote WebRTC Conference & Expo, May 12-14, 2015, at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami, Florida.

Florida OL Rod Johnson retires due to spinal condition

Johnson was diagnosed with “congenital cervical stenosis” by Florida’s medical staff and decided to retire.

Florida OL Rod Johnson retires due to spinal condition

Johnson was diagnosed with “congenital cervical stenosis” by Florida’s medical staff and decided to retire.

Florida Legislature repeals state ban on gay adoption

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's nearly four-decades old ban on gay adoption — which has already been struck down by the courts and is no longer enforced — could be repealed under a bill now headed to the governor's desk.

Walt Disney World Resort Update

Captain EO is out; Tomorrowland preview is in at Epcot | Walt Disney World clarifies selfie stick policy for theme parks

Florida artist claims Apple stole his style

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A Miami artist whose work has been used in Coca-Cola, Disney and Mattel advertisements is suing Apple Inc. claiming the California-based technology giant copied his signature bold bright colors and cartoony figures in a recent marketing campaign. The lawsuit, filed on April 6 in the Southern District of Florida, claims Apple and its design firm mirrored ...

UM Rosenstiel School Unveils New Helicopter Observation Platform

MIAMI – April 13, 2015 --The University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science unveiled today its one-of-a-kind flying scientific laboratory. The Helicopter Observation Platform (HOP) allows scientists to obtain vital information about our climate and human health.

FSU spring takeaway: Questions and concerns follow Seminoles into offseason

Spring football is over for FSU and plenty of questions will follow the Seminoles into the offseason.

Latest Survey Reflects Miami’s Position as a Top Global Real Estate Destination; Foreign Buyers Spend Almost Twice as ...

The Miami real estate market remains a top destination for foreign buyers despite economic slowdowns in Latin America and Western Europe, according to the 2014 Miami International Buyer Survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) for the 35,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI), the nation’s largest local Realtor association. (PRWeb April 14, 2015) Read the full ...

Nationally-Acclaimed Blaze Pizza Coming to Orlando This May

"The City Beautiful" will soon get its next biggest attraction, and it's not a rollercoaster or theme park ride. Orlando's pizza-lovers and University of Central Florida students can soon get ...

In Florida House, Rubio Led A Conservative Revolt Against Fellow Republicans

Marco Rubio aggressively tried to push Florida to the political right during his two-year stint as speaker of the state's House.

Florida education news: Testing, contracts, charter schools and more

TESTING: A second round of Florida computerized testing begins smoothly . Officials will keep watching today. More from

Florida governor pursues California firms despite few interstate moves

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is the latest out-of-state politician on a job-stealing tour of California, bashing the state's taxes and business regulation.

Rising property values bolster Sarasota budget outlook

Published: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 1:00 a.m. Last Modified: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 12:35 a.m.

Group heads to D.C.

A Key West group will attend the U.S. Supreme Court hearings dealing with same-sex marriage issues. The meeting will be April 28 in Washington D.C. Key Westers Aaron Huntsman and William "Lee"... read more

Boy, 14, critical after shooting

A 14-year-old Key West boy remained in stable but critical condition Monday, nearly three days after he was shot in the chest by a friend with a pellet rifle, Key West police said. Jonathan Wells,... read more

Medical Costs Hit Residents of Texas, Florida Especially Hard, Study Finds

Title: Medical Costs Hit Residents of Texas, Florida Especially Hard, Study Finds Category: Health News Created: 4/10/2015 12:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 4/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

Fil-Ams air mixed views on Clinton's presidential bid

TAMPA, Florida - Democratic Party presidential front runner Hillary Rodham Clinton is officially in the 2016 race to the White House.

T-Yanks Fall to Miracle, 11-4

TAMPA - The Tampa Yankees (2-3) fell behind early and couldn't catch Fort Myers (3-2) as the Miracle ran away with a win in the series opener, 11-4. RHPs Jhon Morban (0-1) and Matt Wotherspoon join Tampa from Extended Spring Training to appear in the game.

Florida Highway Patrol IDs 36-Year-Old Davenport Man Killed in Lamborghini Crash

For fans of speed, the Exotic Driving Experience at Walt Disney World offers a heart-pounding thrill.

Heat Keep Slim Playoff Hopes Alive With Win Over Magic

For the Miami Heat, there is still playoff hope.

Tampa Bay Lightning Limit Out-Of-State Sales For 2014-15 Stanley Cup Playoff Tickets

Florida fans will be making their way through the turnstiles when the Tampa Bay Lightning open their first round series of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. At least the franchise hopes that will be the case when the Lightning start the opening round against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday, April 16 at Amalie Arena. When playoff tickets went on sale last week, the Lightning restricted access to non ...

Republican Marco Rubio announces US presidential run

Miami, United States – US Senator Marco Rubio launched his presidential campaign Monday at a rally in Miami, calling for a new era of American leadership that is not “stuck in the 20th century.” The conservative 43-year-old first-term lawmaker, son of poor immigrants from Cuba, presented the 2016 presidential election as “a generational choice” — a clear jab at his more […]

Driver Went Wrong Direction Around Disney World Track Before Fatal Crash

As authorities in Orlando, Florida continue to investigate the track experience crash that killed an instructor riding passenger in a Lamborghini, they confirmed tonight that the car was driving in the opposite direction of how the track was designed to be run. Read more...

Tampa businessman, philanthropist and civic force Vic Leavengood dies at 90

TAMPA — Victor Leavengood, who helped found or run numerous organizations throughout Tampa, from the Florida Aquarium to the Tampa History Museum, died Monday. He was 90.