Central Florida

Judge Rejects Effort To Halt Bear HuntA Leon County judge said Thursday science used by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is sufficient to justify the state's first black-bear hunt in more than two decades, although he added the agency could have done a better job in establishing the rules.
Marco Rubio To Florida Seniors: I'll Strengthen The MilitaryWhat Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio said when he visited The Villages on Monday matters as much as the fact that he showed up at all.
'Harvest' Numbers Set For Revived Bear HuntA target was placed on at least 320 black bears Wednesday as the once-threatened species will be hunted across Florida next month for the first time in more than two decades.
State Panel Prepares To Move Forward With Medical PotState health officials have named the three members of a panel that will choose five nurseries to be Florida's first legal pot growers, setting in motion the final stages of the drawn-out process to get Florida's new medical-marijuana industry off the ground.
Orlando Top Spot For Residents Leaving Puerto Rico The majority of Puerto Ricans moving to the mainland opted for Central Florida, according to the U.S. Census Bureau data released Tuesday.
Central Florida Man Shoots Neighbor’s Dog In EyeA 70-year-old central Florida man allegedly shot another dog in the eye while walking his dogs.
Construction Was Happening At Wal-Mart Where 13 Got SickA construction crew using propane tools had been working in a central Florida Wal-Mart store where 13 employees were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning, authorities said Monday.
Gator Captured After Attacking, Biting Off Woman's ArmA woman is recovering after being attacked by an alligator that bit off her arm while she swam in central Florida.
Rejected Medical Pot Applications Likely To Be ChallengedEven before selecting five nurseries to become Florida's first legal pot producers, Department of Health officials will face a challenge from at least one grower whose application was tossed out because it was late.
Deputies Warn About Displaying Gun-Shaped Cellphone CasesDeputies took to social media Friday to warn people about displaying cellphone cases that are shaped as guns.
Nurseries Seek Piece Of New Pot IndustryFlorida health officials say they've received 28 applications for firms wanting to cultivate and distribute non-euphoric cannabis.
66 Riders Safely Evacuated After 400-Foot Ferris Wheel StopsCrews safely evacuated 66 stranded rider from The Orlando Eye Ferris wheel after an incident shutdown the attraction that towers 400 feet high, authorities said.