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Honeybees are seen at the J & P Apiary and Gentzel's Bees, Honey and Pollination Company on May 19, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. U.S. President Barack Obama's administration announced May 19, that the government would provide money for more bee habitat as well as research into ways to protect bees from disease and pesticides to reduce the honeybee colony losses that have reached alarming rates.  (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida’s Bee Colonies On The Rise Thanks To New Program

Florida’s managed bee colonies have increased by more than 145 percent in the last eight years, thanks to a successful partnership between beekeepers and growers.

05/25/2015

The new Orlando VA Medical Center is located on a 65-acre campus in southeast Orange County.  The 1.2 million square foot facility cost $600 million to construct. (Source: orlando.va.gov)

Dedication Planned For New Orlando VA Hospital

The long-awaited opening of a new VA medical center is Orlando has finally arrived.

05/25/2015

Two boys pick up their lunch trays at Northwestern Elementary School in Zachary, Louisiana. (Source: PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Miami, Orlando Schools Ditch Styrofoam Trays

The school districts in Miami and Orlando are removing Styrofoam trays from school lunchrooms and replacing them with compostable plates made of recycled newsprint.

05/25/2015

Heather Hironimus was booked May 15, 2015 into Broward County Jail over a circumcision dispute. (Source: BSO)

Florida Woman Released In Jailing Over Son’s Circumcision

A Florida woman jailed in a long-running dispute over her son’s circumcision has been released from jail.

05/24/2015

(Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: The Underline

Many people say it’s simply not safe for bicyclists or pedestrians in South Florida.

My TV 33–05/24/2015

(Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: The Leadership Fellows Program

The Kopenhaver Center at Florida International University was established in 2012 with a mission to empower women scholars and professionals in all fields of communication to help them grow into leaders who can make a difference in their communities.

My TV 33–05/24/2015

(Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: The OBIES: A Taste of South Florida

Over the years the Orange Bowl has been able to give millions of dollars back to the South Florida community.

My TV 33–05/24/2015

(Source: AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

Haitian Man Pleads Guilty In US Migrant Smuggling Case

A Haitian man is facing U.S. prison time after pleading guilty to illegally smuggling migrants aboard a boat from the Bahamas.

05/24/2015

Source: CBS4

Suspect In Gas Station Robbery Dies After Arrest

A man, who was arrested on charges of burglary, battery and false imprisonment, died while in custody of the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO), according to authorities.

05/22/2015

Woman in supermarket using credit card, mid section

Florida Jobless Rate Drops Slightly In April

The Sunshine State’s jobless rate is dipping slightly.

05/22/2015

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