New laws set to go into effect in Florida

The state's record-setting budget goes into effect on Wednesday, along with 130 other new laws that were produced by the Legislature this year in the regular and special sessions and signed by Gov. Rick Scott.

Hotel clerk prompts fugitive's capture

A Tennessee man accused of killing his in-laws and stealing their SUV was found early Tuesday morning, passed out in a hotel room on Jacksonville's Westside.

Planets colliding? It sure looks that way

The heavens will put on quite a show the next couple of nights as Jupiter and Venus get ready to collide -- sort of. 

FBI warns of possible attacks on 4th of July

Several federal agencies warned Americans on Monday that terrorists could be targeting Fourth of July celebrations.

Indoor pet resort solves big problem

How your dog can get plenty of exercise without being out in the heat. All-inclusive pet resort has everything your pet could ever need.

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Credit card swiping could be nearing end

Coming October, you will be "dipping" rather than "swiping" at the checkout counter. The big changes coming to credit card security are meant to keep you safe from fraud and identity theft.

3 gunmen rob Interlachen pharmacy

Three masked gunmen robbed the pharmacy of the Community Medical Center in Interlachen late Monday afternoon, stealing an undetermined amount of money, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.

Girls seek peace after school knife attack

Fighting back tears, a Baker County High School graduate is opening up about a friend and classmate who pulled a knife on her in school last year.

Complaints of curfew not being enforced

The new mandatory curfew law went into effect Monday night and has made it illegal for minors to gather in public areas between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.

3-year-old wanders from day care

The Florida Department of Children and Families has launched an investigation into the Head Start program at Rufus Payne Elementary School after they say a 3-year-old wandered away from the facility Monday. 

FDOT inspects I-295 damage after crash

Highway officials have finished the first stage of road cleanup after a car carrier overturned on I-295 southbound Monday afternoon.

Dog bite leads to rabies scare for family

A young girl and teenage boy are scheduled for rabies shots later this week after a stray pit bull bites the two in Keystone Heights over the weekend.

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FSU quarterback charged with battery

Florida State early enrollee quarterback De'Andre Johnson has been charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly hitting a female FSU student at a Tallahassee bar last week.

SJC School Board passes sales tax hike

One week after the St. Johns County Commission voted down a one-cent sales tax proposal to fund the sheriff's office, fire department and libraries, the School Board passed a half-cent sales tax hike specifically to fund new schools.

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Ex-FSU 'Chief Osceola' fatally stabbed

Caleb Halley, who once portrayed FSU's Chief Osceola, was fatally stabbed last week during a fight over gumbo spices.

Storm damage throughout the region

Early Tuesday evening, a line of storms moved though the region left many homeowners clearing their property. 

Man shot in leg on Northside

A man is recovering in the hospital after he was shot in the leg on the Northside.

Tallahassee opts out of red light cameras

The $158 red light camera fine has annoyed plenty of drivers around the state. A city is opting out of the program and cities around the state aren't seeing the same amount of money coming in as they once did.

Rash of fires follows Charleston shooting

Within a week of the Charleston tragedy, six Southern churches were found burning in the middle of the night and investigators are saying some of the fires were intentional.

Strep throat, gastroenteritis, and dehyrdation are sending people to the...

Strep throat is still sticking around and in one county patients have not been drinking enough water.

Fake head appears on Jackson monument

There is a mystery surrounding the Andrew Jackson statue in front of the Jacksonville Landing after someone placed a fake Native American head on the monument.

Winn-Dixie: July 4 profits to be donated

All profits that are generated at Winn-Dixie grocery stores on the Fourth of July will be donated in support of Wounded Warrior Project's Independence Program, the grocery chain has announced.

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Mom of girl killed in crash speaks

The mother of the 4-year-old girl who was killed after a car crashed into a Winter Park day care center fought back tears as she says, "I have no idea how any of us are just going to wake up in the morning and go on with our lives."

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Judge blocks new Fla. law on abortions

A Florida judge blocks a new state law that requires women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion.

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Jeb Bush: Confederate flag is 'racist'

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush called the Confederate flag a "racist" symbol on Monday, lauding South Carolina's efforts to remove it from the Capitol and pointing to a similar move he made as Florida's governor.

"The symbols were racist,"...

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The Internet survived the leap second

This evening, a "leap second" threatened to wreak havoc across the Internet. But unlike the last leap second in 2012, the Internet continued on without a noticeable hitch.

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Convicts rehearsed escape

Recaptured escapee David Sweat has told police that he and Richard Matt conducted a practice run of their prison break the night before they disappeared from Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York, a state official says.

Agents with the sta...

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Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner file for divorce

One day after their 10-year anniversary, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner confirmed they are filing for divorce.

"After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce," the couple said in a joint statement.

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Man arrested on drug charges in Interlachen

A 24-year-old man wanted on two warrants for the sale of cocaine was arrested Tuesday.

New overtime rules could help middle class

New overtime rules proposed by the Obama administration could give 370,000 workers in Florida the pay that they deserve.

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