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Paid parking plan for Lori Wilson Park supported
22 Aug 2017 at 5:08pm
The parking fees are still to be determined, as are details of how to accommodate Brevard County residents who want to park there.         

Vietnam Veterans Service Day and Welcome Home Ceremony
22 Aug 2017 at 4:35pm
The Vietnam Veterans Service Day and Welcome Home Ceremony was held Tuesday at the Veterans Memorial Center and Museum on Merritt Island to give vets the welcome home they never received, plus a pi...

Blackburn: EDR lawsuit 'best opportunity' after soured settlement talks
22 Aug 2017 at 4:23pm
Following unsuccessful settlement talks, Brevard Public Schools is suing Harris School Solutions over a failed software deal that has already cost taxpayers $5.9 million.         

Photos: Cocoa High Football practice
22 Aug 2017 at 4:22pm
        

Police: Scammers posing as utility workers steal jewelry from Cocoa woman
22 Aug 2017 at 3:51pm
A similar scam has been perpetrated multiple times in the Vero Beach area, detectives said.         

Brevard Commission changes course, supports moratorium on medical marijuana d...
22 Aug 2017 at 2:54pm
They want moratorium until July 1, 2018, during which time they could create a special zoning classification for medical marijuana dispensaries.         

County Commission votes on moratorium for marijuana dispensaries
22 Aug 2017 at 2:53pm
Commissioner John Tobia tells other commissioners that dispensaries could pop up near their homes.         

Satellite Beach could be the site of a solar-powered hotel
22 Aug 2017 at 2:25pm
Solar hotel planned for Satellite Beach could be state's first         

Brevard Schools suing over botched EDR software deal
22 Aug 2017 at 2:03pm
Following unsuccessful settlement talks, Brevard Public Schools is suing Harris School Solutions over a failed software deal that has already cost taxpayers $5.9 million.         

Merritt Island ceremony marks Vietnam service, sacrifice decades later
22 Aug 2017 at 1:39pm
Medal of Honor recipient, congressman among those offering gratitude to veterans         

News - Orlando Sentinel
Orlando police and fire to ask city for new $1.9 million dispatch system
22 Aug 2017 at 2:30pm

To reduce response times and save money in the long term, the Orlando Police and Fire departments are asking the city for permission to spend $1.9 million in bond money for a new dispatch system.

Th...



Kissimmee cop shooting suspect was in 'downward spiral,' had PTSD, family and...
22 Aug 2017 at 12:10pm

Everett Glenn Miller stripped down to his boxers, then marched down an Osceola County road last month carrying a high-powered rifle.

The incident, which several friends and family described in detai...



Slayings raise spectre of neo-Nazi threat in Tampa
22 Aug 2017 at 12:15pm

TAMPA ? The friendship of the four young roommates ? though cemented in the dark trappings of an obscure neo-Nazi group called Atomwaffen Division ? never seemed destined for bloodshed.

One was des...



Lawyers to see Venus Williams' cellphone data after car crash
22 Aug 2017 at 12:47pm

Records from Venus Williams' cellphone will be turned over to attorneys representing the family of a 78-year-old Florida man who died after a June car crash with the tennis star.

The Sun Sentinel r...



Orange School Board votes to join lawsuit over new school law
22 Aug 2017 at 4:00pm

The Orange County School Board voted Tuesday to join a proposed lawsuit that will challenge the constitutionality of parts of a controversial education law the Florida Legislature passed this sprin...



Pulse shooter?s employer G4S responds to lawsuit
22 Aug 2017 at 2:20pm

The G4S security firm that employed the mass murderer in the June 2016 shooting has responded to a lawsuit accusing it of liability in the shooting.

The lawsuit ?does not, and cannot, allege that t...



Domestic violence charges dismissed against Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex-boyfriend
22 Aug 2017 at 2:05pm

The former boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina Brown will not face prosecution in a domestic violence case, Seminole County prosecutors announced this week.

Sanford police arrested Nicholas Gordon on June ...



Maitland groves to give way to apartments
22 Aug 2017 at 10:55am

Maitland?s last evidence of orange groves is soon to become apartments and shops with the Related Group?s $10 million purchase of 20 acres on Maitland Boulevard.

Construction is expected to start t...



Deadlines set in Bob Ward's second murder trial
22 Aug 2017 at 2:20pm

A circuit judge on Tuesday set a series of deadlines and scheduled a trial in the case of James "Bob" Ward, who is awaiting a second murder trial in the death of his wife.

The trial is scheduled fo...



Fatal shooting involving Daytona officer under investigation, authorities say
22 Aug 2017 at 3:30pm

A 23-year-old man was shot and killed by a Daytona Beach police officer on Tuesday, Chief Craig Capri said.

Shakyri Willis ? who Capri said was a ?victim of mental illness? ? died on the 500 block o...



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Alleged car thief in Florida stops to buy welder's mask to watch...
22 Aug 2017 at 1:49am

The solar eclipse transfixed the nation Monday, from Donald Trump at the White House, to ordinary citizens across the country taking time out of their jobs to stop and view the celestial show. But ...



Man who murdered Gables jogger, Miami-Dade security guard gets life, not death
21 Aug 2017 at 9:42pm

Kendrick Silver, convicted of murdering a Coral Gables jogger and a security guard in North Miami-Dade, was facing the death penalty during his sentencing hearing at Miami-Dade Criminal Court on Au...



Florida CraftArt showcases members' original art
21 Aug 2017 at 5:18pm

Featured at 'Members' Show: Contemporary Craft at its Finest,' a new exhibition at Florida ArtCraft, are sculptures by Rebecca Zweigel and Alan Johnson with wall hangings by fiber artist Sarah Butz...



South Florida residents must prepare for unprecedented hurricane season
21 Aug 2017 at 1:04pm

This year's hurricane season is already underway and forecasters are warning the public to expect an active season. As residents of South Florida, we are used to the talk of upcoming hurricanes, bu...



FL--Florida News Coverage 830 am, FL
21 Aug 2017 at 8:38am

Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Florida. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Miami bureau at 305-594-5825 or m...



Florida Museum honors top volunteers
21 Aug 2017 at 4:08am

Adult volunteers this year contributed more than 30,000 hours to the Florida Museum of Natural History, the equivalent of more than $600,000 in salary costs. Dr. Harry G. Lee and Bonnie T. Ogle are...



Death penalty: Rick Scott yanks prosecutor from case of two slain Kissimmee...
21 Aug 2017 at 12:00am

Gov. Rick Scott wants a prosecutor who supports the death penalty to handle the case of two slain Kissimmee police officers. Gov. Rick Scott has removed a Central Florida prosecutor who opposes the...



South Florida woman, 82, won't budge in battle with timeshare giant
20 Aug 2017 at 7:36pm

There's a new twist in the standoff between an octogenarian widow who refused to sell her townhome and the giant developer that constructed a timeshare resort around her vacant, two-story building ...



Florida zoo is latest charity to move gala from Trump resort
20 Aug 2017 at 3:10pm

This April 15, 2017, file photo shows President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. A Florida-based zoo and conservation society announced Sunday, Aug. 20, that it would not to hol...



Plenty at stake in jury selection for Menendez trial
20 Aug 2017 at 10:49am

A lengthy criminal investigation that has put U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez in the crosshairs of a federal corruption indictment - and placed Democrats in peril of losing a key seat - will ultimately rest...