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Central Florida fishing forecast: July 20

FRESHWATER:Lake Harris and Lake Griffin both have been good for bass. You can catch good numbers, but most fish are in the 1-pound range. Plastic frogs and lizards work well at daybreak near lily pads, docks and points. Switch to Senko lures and work deeper waters from mid-morning to sunset. Rat-L-T

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2018-07-20 00:00:00

Florida State University to relocate statue of founder who owned slaves, supported Confederacy

Eppes, the grandson of President Thomas Jefferson, was a slave owner and sided with the Confederacy during the Civil War. The Eppes statue was unveiled in 2002, with a marker designating Eppes as a founder of Florida State University. It was part of a recognition spearheaded a year earlier by Presi

USA TODAY - 2018-07-19 16:14:00

Sea-level rise expert helps Florida cities plan for survival

Jason Evans is aboard an aging pontoon boat, scanning the banks for drainage pipes. He closes in on a 12-incher coated with barnacles, then hauls out his GPS device.

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT - 2018-07-19 16:08:00

Protest filed against Vero Beach electric-utility sale to Florida Power & Light Co.

The petition by the Civic Association of Indian River County, filed Wednesday, asks for a hearing on the issue. The eight-page appeal disputes claims that the public was given adequate notice of the sale and that future FPL rates will be lower than current Vero Beach electric rates.

TCPALM - 2018-07-19 15:39:00

Florida man dies after eating bad oysters

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Health officials say a 71-year-old Florida man has died from a bacterial infection after eating contaminated oysters.Health officials say the Sarasota, Florida man ate the bad oysters at a restaurant last week and died two days later.The man's identity hasn't been released.The

LAREDO MORNING TIMES - 2018-07-19 15:14:35

Florida man sentenced to jail in fatal South Dakota crash

HURON, S.D. (AP) — A Florida man who pleaded guilty in a fatal crash in South Dakota has been sentenced to about three months in jail and fined $4,000.

ARGUS LEADER - 2018-07-19 15:03:00

Florida toddler dies after being left in car for 8 hours

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in Broward County are investigating the death of a toddler who was left in a car for more than eight hours.17-month-old Eli Bird died Friday.Pembroke Pines Police identified his mother as Emily Bird, 34.Pembroke Pines police say she told them she thought she h

WNCT - 2018-07-19 15:01:52

George Strait’s Cumulative #1’s Record Wrecked by Florida Georgia Line & Billboard

Pure pop star Bebe Rexha’s “Meant To Be” collaboration with Florida Georgia Line has now spent 33 consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, meaning it’s only one week away from tying the all-time record for consecutive weeks on the chart, and only two weeks away from beating

SAVINGCOUNTRYMUSIC.COM - 2018-07-19 15:01:13

Dog saves elderly Florida man's life

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (WPTV) — A dog in Boynton Beach, Florida is being credited for saving his owner's life.

WTHR - 2018-07-19 14:45:22

Aug. 18 fishing tournament benefits Florida soldiers who served in Iraq, Afghanistan

The tournament slated for Aug. 18 atManatee Island Bar and Grillin Port Salerno includes $2,500 in prize money, dinners, live music, auction items, and a raffle for a grand prize: a customized Bonito Blast golf cart.

TCPALM - 2018-07-19 14:38:00

Northeast Florida 2017 investment market | Jax Daily Record | Financial News & Daily Record - Jacksonville, Florida

In hospitality, the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront hotel sold for $119 million. Twelve office buildings were sold. The largest was the sale of Gramercy Woods to Ladder Capital for $115 million. Area investment sales of more than $5 million totaled $2.57 billion, up 29 percent from 2016. Sales

JACKSONVILLE DAILY RECORD - 2018-07-19 14:34:18

Swiss rolls, bread sold in Florida recalled

Flowers Foods, Inc. is recalling Swiss rolls sold under the brand names Mrs. Freshley's, Food Lion, H-E-B, Baker's Treat, Market Square, and Great Value, distributed nationwide, and Captain John Derst's Old Fashioned Bread distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina,

WESH - 2018-07-19 14:34:00

As Florida's problems worsen, environment looms larger in elections | Our view

At the Republican Party of Florida's "Sunshine Summit" last month, gubernatorial candidateRon DeSantis accused his primary opponent, Adam Putnam, of being too close to the sugar industry.

TCPALM - 2018-07-19 14:28:00

Florida woman being treated after attack by rabid bat

SUN CITY CENTER, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who was helping a friend into a car at a large retirement community felt something hit her arm but thought nothing of it until she went home and found a bat clinging to her arm.The woman squished the bat and reported it to the Health Department, which sai

JACKSONVILLE JOURNAL COURIER - 2018-07-19 14:25:58

Florida Teen Disappears And Parents Fear The Worst Before They Uncover The Truth

What would you do if your teen vanished? Where could she go? Why would she go? It’s a worry that most parents share, one that keeps us awake in the middle of the night and makes us dread even sending our child off to school.

LIFEDAILY.COM - 2018-07-19 14:20:42

Just in time for Shark Week, Florida scientists discover deepwater shark species 'Genie's Dogfish'

MELBOURNE — Lurking in the darkness with large green-blue eyes, is the Squalus clarkae, or "Genie's Dogfish,"a new species of shark recently discovered by Florida researchers.

USA TODAY - 2018-07-19 14:11:00

Dog saves Florida elderly owner's life

His 12-year-old dog, named Buddy, knew something was wrong and broke free through a screen door to get help.

WDTN - 2018-07-19 14:08:16

Body of missing 'free diver' found in Florida

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WFTV - 2018-07-19 14:02:53

Gradebook podcast: Fighting Amendment 8, with Florida League of Women Voters president Patricia Brigham

Critics say the measure goes much further, though — with some potentially devastating provisions that could dramatically change the face of public education. Yet the title (School Board Term Limits and Duties; Public Schools) and language don't reflect the full scope of the backers' plan, they say.

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2018-07-19 14:01:00

Does Florida have an emissions inspections law?

ORLANDO, Fla.- It’s a bird, it's a plane...nope, just someone with a horrible exhaust system. If you have lived anywhere else in the country and find yourself now living here in Florida, you may have noticed you have never had to have your vehicle inspected for emissions.

CLICK ORLANDO - 2018-07-19 14:00:23