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  • Lightning, amoebas, sharks: How to keep your kids safe from Florida's dangers this summer

  • Proposal to protect Florida sharks moves forward

    Proposal to protect Florida sharks moves forward
    A ban on killing tiger sharks and three species of hammerhead will go for approval to the state wildlife commission next month. Concerned about dwindling shark populations, the staff of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has held a...
  • Wildfire kills Florida panther cubs

    Wildfire kills Florida panther cubs
    Four Florida panther cubs were killed at Big Cypress National Preserve this week as a huge wildfire swept over their den. Their mother, fitted with a radio-collar for tracking, survived and returned repeatedly to look for her cubs, National Park...
  • State Farm wants to raise average rates by 28 percent

    State Farm wants to raise average rates by 28 percent
    State Farm Florida Insurance, the state's largest private property insurer, wants to raise rates by a statewide average of 28 percent. Although Florida has dodged a direct hit by hurricanes the past five years, the company says the increase is needed...
  • Legendary Saxophonist Clarence Clemons Dies

    Legendary Saxophonist Clarence Clemons Dies
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) - Clarence Clemons, the saxophone player in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, passed away Saturday, less than one week after he suffered a stroke. "Clarence lived a wonderful life. He carried within him a love of people that made them...
  • Tropical Storm Emily forms near islands; predicted to intensify into a hurricane

    Tropical Storm Emily forms near islands; predicted to intensify into a hurricane
    Tropical Storm Emily emerged in the Caribbean near the Lesser Antilles on Monday evening, and its initially predicted to draw close to South Florida on Saturday as a minimal hurricane. It has had little change in strength since forming. At 5 a.m. the...
  • Tropical Storm Emily strengthens and starts moving again

    Tropical Storm Emily strengthens and starts moving again
    After coming to a standstill on Tuesday morning, Tropical Storm Emily has resumed its march westward through the Caribbean. It also has strengthened slightly. At 2 p.m., the system was about 215 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, moving west at 12...
  • State to consider legal online poker

    State to consider legal online poker
    While some Florida legislators talk of setting up Las Vegas-style casinos in a few years, others suggest there's a way to immediately raise gambling revenues with a click of a mouse. They want to allow horse and dog tracks and jai-alai frontons to have...
  • Hurricane center monitors Atlantic disturbance; no threat to land

    Hurricane center monitors Atlantic disturbance; no threat to land
    With nine days remaining before the official start of hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring a disturbance in the Atlantic 650 miles southeast of Bermuda. For now, the disorganized blob of low pressure doesn't appear to be a threat...
  • Casey Anthony's probation hearing Q&A

    Casey Anthony's probation hearing Q&A
    Chief Judge Belvin Perry is set Friday to hear Casey Anthony's emergency motion to "quash, vacate and set aside" fellow Judge Stan Strickland's amended order regarding the young woman's probation status. Perry may decide whether the 25-year-old should...
  • Anatomy of an Afghan war tragedy

    Anatomy of an Afghan war tragedy
    Nearly three miles above the rugged hills of central Afghanistan, American eyes silently tracked two SUVs and a pickup truck as they snaked down a dirt road in the pre-dawn darkness. The vehicles, packed with people, were 3 1/2 miles from a dozen U.S....