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Mom can't visit children she drove into ocean
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A judge says the South Carolina woman accused of trying to kill her three children by driving her minivan into the Atlantic Ocean off Daytona Beach can send them pre-printed cards....

Judge dismisses Waldo's final 3 speeding tickets
WALDO, Fla. (AP) -- A judge in north Florida has dismissed the last three speeding tickets written by police officers from a small town with a notorious reputation as a speed trap....

Suspect in death of Alabama pastor caught in Texas
PANHANDLE, Texas (AP) -- A suspect in the fatal shooting of his minister father-in-law at an Alabama church has been captured in Texas....

Gov. Scott distances himself from state scandals
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- As Florida slowly recovers from the Great Recession, Gov. Rick Scott has asked voters to judge him on his handling of the state's economy and his ability to bring jobs to the Sunshine State....

Witness chases would-be purse snatcher in Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A man who was heading to the gym chased down a would-be purse snatcher after he attacked a 76-year-old woman outside an Orlando Winn-Dixie....

Police: Bookkeeper stole $292,187 from employer
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- A 52-year-old woman is accused of stealing almost $300,000 dollars from a Clearwater restaurant where she worked as a bookkeeper....

Pennsylvania's Gannon U to open Florida campus
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- A private, Catholic university in Pennsylvania plans to open a Florida campus next year for students who want to pursue doctorates in occupational therapy....

Woman awakens from coma, gives birth in St. Pete
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- A Tampa woman who was in a coma for several weeks after being hit by a truck in St. Petersburg has given birth to a healthy baby girl....

North Florida teen fatally shot by friend
OCALA, Fla. (AP) -- A 14-year-old boy has died after being shot by his 17-year-old friend at a home near Ocala....

2 nursing assistants accused of elder abuse
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) -- Police say a hidden camera inside an alarm clock captured images of two certified nursing assistants at Palm Garden of Winter Haven nursing home abusing a 76-year-old Alzheimer's patient....