AP Top Florida Headlines at 9:08 p.m. EST

Florida mom guilty of killing son known as 'Baby Lollipops'
MIAMI (AP) -- A Florida mother on Wednesday was convicted for a third time of brutally abusing her toddler before fatally beating the boy who became known as "Baby Lollipops" in a case that riveted Miami decades ago....

Appeals court dismisses Florida school-funding lawsuit
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida appeals court on Wednesday shot down a lawsuit over public school funding, saying it raises "political questions" that cannot be answered by judges....

Former detective sentenced in tax-refund scheme
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- A former Tampa police detective has been sentenced to two years and nine months in prison for her part in a tax-refund scheme....

'Mannequin Skywalker' rides Blue Origin's new crew capsule
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Blue Origin's 'Mannequin Skywalker' has rocketed almost all the way to space, just in time for the new Star Wars movie....

Oil-spill-related defamation suits resolved after mediation
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- An attorney who once worked in the claims-processing office for the 2010 BP oil spill has agreed to dismiss lawsuits claiming she was defamed and wrongfully fired....

Florida governor mum on misconduct questions about appointee
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday ordered thousands of state workers to follow new guidelines for sexual harassment even as he refused to answer questions about whether he knew about allegations of misconduct against one of his top appointees....

Coach Lou Holtz sues The Daily Beast over RNC article
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Hall of Fame college football coach Lou Holtz is suing The Daily Beast over an article that claimed he called immigrants "deadbeats" at last year's Republican National Convention in Cleveland....

Florida school bus hit by semitrailer; several hospitalized
LAKE PLACID, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a semitrailer collided with a school bus in Florida, sending at least four students to the hospital....

USDA reduces expectations for Florida's citrus crop harvests
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) -- Federal agriculture officials have reduced expectations for Florida's citrus crop for the coming year....

Florida: Fewer Cubans registering for government assistance
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Florida officials say the number of Cubans registering for government assistance dropped dramatically after a longstanding migration policy ended in January....

Connect with us
Naples Daily News links