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  • Grandview Prep's Jamal Palmer named first-team all-state in Class 2A

    Grandview Prep's Jamal Palmer was named a Class 2A all-state first-team selection by the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches (FABC) and Source Hoops on Saturday. Zion Lutheran's Keith Stone was a second-team all-state pick, as was Boca Raton...
  • Release of Medicare doctor payments shows some huge payouts

    Release of Medicare doctor payments shows some huge payouts
    Ending decades of secrecy, Medicare is showing what the giant healthcare program for seniors pays individual doctors, and the figures reveal that more than a dozen physicians received in excess of $10 million each in 2012. The Obama administration is...
  • Medicare unveils $77 billion in payouts nationwide in 2012

    Medicare unveils $77 billion in payouts nationwide in 2012
    Ending decades of secrecy, Medicare is showing what the giant health care program for seniors pays individual doctors, and some physicians got as much as $10 million in 2012. The Obama administration is releasing a detailed account Wednesday of $77...
  • Pantless Florida woman who stole wine from Publix ID'd

    Pantless Florida woman who stole wine from Publix ID'd
    After video of the incident began to circulate online, the Ocala Police Department was able to identify the Florida woman who walked into Publix without pants and stole wine. Desiree J. Taylor, 35, walked into an Ocala Publix around 2 p.m. Tuesday...
  • House toughens penalties for docs who fraudulently prescribe 'buzz free' marijuana

    House toughens penalties for docs who fraudulently prescribe 'buzz free' marijuana
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida doctors prescribing a form of medicinal marijuana could face jail time and fines if they fraudulently hand out the low-THC version known as “Charlotte’s Web.” The Legislature is considering whether to...
  • Where are the most pleasant cities in Florida?

    Where are the most pleasant cities in Florida?
    "Florida's just being a jerk now." At least that's one social media statement making the Internet rounds accompanied with a temperature map showing one giant frigid, blue country, except of course for the balmy yellow- and orange-colored Sunshine State....
  • Aquinas, Heritage and Grandview Prep sit atop FHSAA Sunshine Cup all-sports award standings

    With the winter sports season finished, St. Thomas Aquinas, American Heritage and Grandview Prep lead their respective classifications in the FHSAA Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup all-sports award standings.   Here are the top 10 teams in the overall...
  • Week 5 high school football scores

    Week 5 high school football scores
    Friday's games Super 16 No. 1 Apopka 49, Freedom 0 - F Merritt Island 21, No. 2 Oviedo 3 - F No. 3 Dr. Phillips 51, No. 13 Orlando University 14 - F No. 4 West Orange 43, Jones 0 - F Plantation American Heritage 6, No. 5 Daytona Beach Mainland 0 -...
  • Delbert Tibbs dies at 74; exonerated man's life defined by time on death row

    After Delbert Tibbs dropped out of a Chicago seminary in 1972, he went on the road, walking, hopping freight trains and taking odd jobs across the U.S. One day in early 1974, police stopped him near Ocala, Fla., and questioned him about a crime 220...
  • Jackson Jr. assigned to minimum security section of prison

    Jackson Jr. assigned to minimum security section of prison
    WASHINGTON --When an attorney for Jesse Jackson Jr. announced a day prematurely that the former congressman had entered prison, she heralded the dignitaries who were poised to visit him, including pastor Rick Warren, the Rev. Louis Farrakhan and two...
  • 2013 Sunshine State Athletic Conference football team

    2013 Sunshine State Athletic Conference football team
    The Sunshine State Athletic Conference is an independent sports conference for Class 2A and 3A programs. The following teams were selected by SSAC coaches   First Team- Offense QB: Parker Davis-Windermere Prep RB: Byron Masoline- First Academy-...