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Brevard County

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  • Trip to a Florida fireworks store: Armed guards, waiver forms

    Trip to a Florida fireworks store: Armed guards, waiver forms
    A friend of mine wanted some heavy duty fireworks for a backyard display on Wednesday night. He liked a big store in Brevard County he’d heard about, so off we went. It was my first trip to buy heavy-duty fireworks in years, and my first ever in...
  • John Hitt discusses UCF's year

    John Hitt discusses UCF's year
    John Hitt, president of the University of Central Florida, looks back at the school's past year and the coming semester in an interview on "Orlando Matters." John Brown hosts the program 7 a.m. Saturday on WRBW-Channel 65. Hitt discusses how the...
  • Gov. Rick Scott's office poring over budget 'turkeys'

    Gov. Rick Scott's office poring over budget 'turkeys'
    TALLAHASSEE – It was the biggest binge on hometown projects since the pre-Great Recession days. The Florida Legislature used its best financial outlook in nearly a decade this spring to sprinkle in more taxpayer-funded hometown projects –...
  • Scott inks $77 billion budget; spares the veto rod

    Scott inks $77 billion budget; spares the veto rod
    TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott signed a recordĀ $77 billion, election-year budget Monday that boosts spending on schools and the environment while sparing hundreds of millions in local projects from the threat of vetoes. The spending plan for the...
  • Dashcam diva: Woman slips out of handcuffs, eats pot evidence

    Reefer madness appears t be alive and well in the Sunshine State. A tipsy Tavish Smith, 45, who works for a Brevard County judge, was found in a ditch with pot on her truck's floorboard after being involved in two crashes, said Florida Highway Patrol...
  • Newcomers gain traction in race for NASA's new spacecraft deal

    Newcomers gain traction in race for NASA's new spacecraft deal
    An established aerospace giant and two newcomers are in the final stretch of a competition to build the next "taxi service" to the International Space Station, and experts say the upstarts are gaining traction. Boeing Co., SpaceX and Sierra Nevada Corp....
  • 2 plane crashes minutes apart kill 4 in Florida

    2 plane crashes minutes apart kill 4 in Florida
    Test flights claimed the lives of four Florida residents in two separate plane crashes about 90 minutes apart. One plane crashed near Daytona International Airport on Monday night, killing two people, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office....
  • Running for Brews: Just the incentive you need?

    Running for Brews: Just the incentive you need?
    What better after a run than an ice-cold brewski? If that's your attitude, then Orlando's new Running for Brews chapter may be for you. The debut 5K run is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, from Wildside Bar & Grille, 700 E. Washington St., Orlando, and then...
  • What's the most popular baseball team in Central Florida? Answer may surprise you

    What's the most popular baseball team in Central Florida? Answer may surprise you
    What's the most popular major-league baseball team in Central Florida? If you guessed the Atlanta Braves, strike one. If you guessed the Tampa Bay Rays, strike two. If you guessed the Miami Marlins … c’mon, you deserve to be sent down...
  • Florida man's close call with great white shark caught on video

    Florida man's close call with great white shark caught on video
    A Brevard County man was diving near Sebastian Inlet when he had a close encounter with a great white shark. Jimmy Roseman of West Melbourne was diving and spearfishing southeast of Sebastian Inlet on Florida's East Coast earlier this month and...
  • Florida Legislature's $75 billion budget talks are all wet

    Florida Legislature's $75 billion budget talks are all wet
    TALLAHASSEE – Inking a $75 billion spending plan for Florida government will require some last-minute trading over wetlands, springs, Everglades, lakes and other water-related hometown projects. With legislative budget negotiators closing in on...