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Coroner: Florida Teen Dies In Ropes Course Fall In SC

Authorities are investigating the death of a 16-year-old girl who died after falling from a high ropes course at a camp on the South Carolina-North Carolina border, officials said Tuesday.

07/14/2015

Jennifer Fichter  (Source: Polk Co. Sheriff's Office)

Teacher Sentenced To Prison For Sex With Student

A former central Florida high school teacher who admitted to having sex with a trio of Lakeland teen boys was sentenced to 22 years in prison.

07/03/2015

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Body Found In Burning Car On Florida Golf Course

Authorities are trying to identify a body found in a burning car on a Lakeland golf course.

06/21/2015

Brown bear cubs play with their mother, Mia, at a wildlife park on April 27, 2007, in Poing, Germany. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

Animal Rights Group Plan Rallies Against Bear Hunt

Animal rights group in Florida are set to hold rallies Monday opposing the state’s plans to bring back an annual bear hunt.

06/20/2015

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Marathon Pilot Saves Animals’ Lives

One Marathon man is saving animals’ lives by flying them to new homes.

06/14/2015

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Vet, Wife Charged With Forging Pet Health Certificates

Forging pet health certificates to trick consumers is nothing new, but one Lakeland couple used their positions to dupe an unprecedented number of people. They are now facing several charges.

06/07/2015

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Florida Poised To Repeal 38-Year-Old Ban On Gay Adoption

The Florida Senate gave a tentative approval to a bill that would give incentives to adopt children in state care as well as repeal a nearly 40-year-old ban on gay adoption.

04/08/2015

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21:  Alcohol lines shelves in an Off License in Brixton on February 21, 2011 in London, England. Doctors have warned that inadequate regulations on alcohol may cost the lives of around 250,000 people in England and Wales over the next 20 years. A minimum price of 50p per unit is urgently needed, according to leading liver disease specialists.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Senate Leaves Door Open In Liquor, Groceries Debate

A Senate bill would reduce travel time for shoppers looking for liquor and groceries but keep up a wall between them.

03/18/2015

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21:  Alcohol lines shelves in an Off License in Brixton on February 21, 2011 in London, England. Doctors have warned that inadequate regulations on alcohol may cost the lives of around 250,000 people in England and Wales over the next 20 years. A minimum price of 50p per unit is urgently needed, according to leading liver disease specialists.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Publix, Wal-Mart At Odds Over Separating Liquor

An alcohol measure that would allow shoppers to pick up fifths of alcohol in grocery stores passed its first hurdle in the House Wednesday but not without objection from Florida’s largest grocer.

02/18/2015

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Sleeping Witness Says He Didn’t Hear Shooting

Police said a sleeping passenger told them he had no idea that the driver had been fatally shot.

02/08/2015

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