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Brevard County

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  • Port Canaveral expansion full steam ahead

    As Port Canaveral heads into the new year, big changes are underway to establish the port as a cargo destination and to draw more cruise ships. In January, the port will begin work on deepening its channel to make room for cargo vessels and on...
  • The craziest things to happen in Central Florida in 2013

    The craziest things to happen in Central Florida in 2013
    It's been an interesting year, to say the least. Florida, or FloriDUH if you will, is known for being home to some of the strangest criminals in the world. Basically, we Floridians are the butt of the rest of the country's joke and sometimes, I'm OK...
  • See history at Port Canaveral's Exploration Tower

    See history at Port Canaveral's Exploration Tower
    If you're not boarding a cruise ship, there has been limited appeal to Port Canaveral, despite a restaurant row that offers a view of ocean liners and rocket launches from nearby Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center. With the loss of the space...
  • Blue Angels, Thunderbirds coming back to Florida in 2014

    Blue Angels, Thunderbirds coming back to Florida in 2014
    The U.S. military will be letting the Navy Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds back in the sky in 2014, and several Florida stops have already been announced. "Community outreach is key to connecting Americans to the military," said Blue Angels...
  • Escaped Florida killer appears before judge in Orange County

    Central Florida killer Charles Walker briefly faced a judge Wednesday morning at the Orange County Jail on a warrant issued after authorities say he successfully escaped a North Florida prison using forged documents. Walker nodded silently during his...
  • Negron wants state takeover of Lake O discharges

    Negron wants state takeover of Lake O discharges
    TALLAHASSEE – The chairman of a Senate panel studying the Indian River Lagoon and South Florida waters wants to strip the federal government of the power to decide when to pump polluted waters out of Lake Okeechobee. Sen. Joe Negron, the Stuart...
  • Death, flags and art: A week in Central Florida life

    Death, flags and art: A week in Central Florida life
    Today we're talking about death, criminal flag-flying and inspiring art. Let's start with a much-needed effort to reform Florida's death penalty. Republican state Sen. Thad Altman has filed a bill that would require unanimous jury verdicts for death...
  • Ways to spend state budget surplus start to pile up

    Ways to spend state budget surplus start to pile up
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers have spent years likening their budget decisions to families at the kitchen table deciding which bills to pay. Now that economic tides are rising, those talks are sounding more like whether to upgrade iPhones and...
  • Armando Ramirez solicits cash, donations for courthouse holiday party

    Armando Ramirez solicits cash, donations for courthouse holiday party
    Osceola County Clerk of Court Armando Ramirez has been soliciting cash and other donations for an employee holiday party – but refuses to tell the public who's donating and how much. Ramirez's solicitation letter, printed on executive stationary...
  • Bill would provide loan relief for young prosecutors, public defenders

    Craig Forrester is an Orlando lawyer. He drives a 13-year-old sport utility vehicle and can't remember the last time he bought clothing. He quit a job he loved, prosecuting criminals in Brevard County, for one reason: It paid so little, he couldn't...
  • Four confirmed Florida cases of salmonellosis linked to Foster Farms chicken

    Four confirmed Florida cases of salmonellosis linked to Foster Farms chicken
    The Florida Department of Health has confirmed four cases of salmonellosis, linked to Foster Farms chicken. Three cases reside in Miami-Dade County and the fourth case was reported in Brevard County. The Department is working together with the CDC and...