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Florida law enforcement kills 3 suspects over weekend

Oct. 17, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Florida law enforcement killed three suspects in separate incidents over the weekend, one of them allegedly armed with a rifle and the other two with knives. The first shooting happened Saturday night in Tarpon Springs. City police say they...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 16, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Alonso 46, Palm Harbor University 39 Apopka 44, West Port 0 Archbishop Carroll 45, Berean Christian 6 Armwood 19, Bloomingdale 8 Atlantic Coast 34, Ponte Vedra 13 ...

Florida is the original home of national restaurant chains

Oct. 09, 2021 03:03 AM EDT

Hooters to Home of the Whopper: A look at popular restaurant chains that began in Florida The Whopper was born here. So was the Bloomin’ Onion. A state known for its famous cartoon mouse, pristine beaches and wild animal stories also served as the...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 09, 2021 00:25 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Alonso 56, Leto 6 American 29, Mourning 0 Andrew Jackson 16, Baldwin 15 Arnold 14, Rutherford 0 Atlantic Coast 29, Creekside 14 Auburndale 28, Winter...

Spirit Airlines flights start from New Hampshire to Florida

Oct. 07, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Spirit Airlines, the first new airline at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in 17 years, has started nonstop flights to Florida, and it announced a new route to South Carolina. Spirit's nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood...

Police: Slain Instagram star's husband kills self in Florida

Oct. 06, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The husband of a slain social media star killed himself in a Florida home when authorities arrived to arrest him on charges in connection with the death of his wife last year in Texas, U.S. Marshals and police say. A Houston Police Department...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 02, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= American 14, Hialeah Gardens 0 Apopka 20, Evans 6 Auburndale 47, Gateway 7 Aucilla Christian 25, Franklin County 6 Autauga Academy, Ala. 21, Munroe Day 12 ...

Woman sent to prison for stealing $87K from Florida school

Sep. 29, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A former administrative assistant at a southwest Florida charter school has been sentenced to 40 months in prison for stealing more than $87,000, prosecutors said Wednesday. Lisa Ann Betz of Fort Myers was also ordered to make full restitution to...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 18, 2021 00:55 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= All Saints 32, Donahue Academy 6 Archbishop Carroll 36, Marathon 7 Armwood 46, Strawberry Crest 0 Astronaut 21, Space Coast 7 Auburndale 20, Heritage 0 ...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 11, 2021 00:46 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Andrew Jackson 16, Fletcher 9 Apopka 28, Dr. Phillips 14 Archbishop Carroll 35, Palmer Trinity 28 Archbishop McCarthy 44, Coral Springs Charter 7 Armwood 22, Gaither 19 ...