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Florida Gov. Rick Scott Holds News Conference At Biomedical Product Manufacturing

Fla. Gov. To Press President Over Flood Insurance

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is planning to use a scheduled meeting with President Barack Obama to urge him to halt flood insurance hikes.


Absentee ballots (Source: CBS4)

Florida’s New Absentee Ballot Directive Gets Pushback

A statewide directive dealing with absentee ballots is rankling some election supervisors in Florida.


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Rays Future In Tampa In Question

The outgoing mayor of St. Petersburg says he doesn’t believe that Major League Baseball wants to stay in Pinellas County or even the Tampa Bay area.


Several homes in Dunedin, just outside of St. Petersburg, were evacuated after a sinkhole opened up in a backyard.  (Source: CNN)

Sinkhole Opens Up Behind Central Florida Home

Several homes in a city just outside of St. Petersburg were evacuated after a sinkhole opened up in a backyard.


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New Clearwater Aquarium Approved By Voters

The famed star of the 2011 movie “Dolphin Tale,” Winter, and all her aquatic friends at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, will soon have a new home.


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Old Florida Bridge Turned Into Artificial Reef

There’s a new bridge in Pinellas County, Florida and that’s good news for drivers and boaters, but it’s the sea life underneath the bridge that are really benefitting.

CBS Miami–10/29/2013

Congressman Bill Young remembered after serving more than four decades in Congress. (Source: CBS4)

Bill Young Remembered For His 43 Years In Congress

Senior U.S. House Republican Bill Young was being remembered as a defense hawk, with a passion for looking after the needs of men and women in uniform and those of his constituents back in Florida. Young died Friday at age 82, a week after announcing from his hospital bed that he wouldn’t seek a 23rd term.


Heavy rain created high-water conditions in portions of the Everglades. (Source: CBS4)

Large Flood Insurance Rate Hikes Loom On Horizon

Thousands of homeowners across Florida are set to see major increases in their flood insurance costs if the federal government doesn’t act to delay or cancel the rise in rates.

CBS Miami–09/30/2013

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Flood Insurance Rate Hikes Under Fire From States

The Mississippi Department of Insurance filed a lawsuit against the federal government Friday that Floridians should pay special attention to if they own a home or may be buying a home soon.

CBS Miami–09/27/2013

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Florida’s ‘Hiccup Girl’ Guilty Of 1st Degree Murder

A Florida woman who became famous for her uncontrollable hiccupping was found guilty of first-degree murder Friday night and will serve life in prison without parole.