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Betting line released for Florida, Tennessee game
• After totaling 107 yards on two punt returns--which included an 85-yard touchdown--last Saturday,Freddie Swainranks fifth nationally in punt return average (29.80, five returns).
Rucker: Florida is Tennessee's season
At that moment, in my mind, I thought Tennessee would need to beat either West Virginia or Florida to win six regular-reason games and end Pruitt’s first season with a bowl trip.
Vegas opens with Florida as road favorite at Tennessee
The meeting between the two rivals was announced on Monday as a primetime kickoff. ESPN finalized the details Saturday night, slating the Vols and Gators for a 7 p.m. Eastern Time kickoff on ESPN, the first night game between the two teams since 2012.
Report: Florida has too many charter schools operating without enough regulation
Watchdog group 'Integrity Florida' says that Florida has too many charter schools operating without enough regulation. Right now, Florida has 650 charter schools with about 350,000 students.
Florida governor booed out of restaurant over red tide algae issues
Scott was making a campaign stop in Venice, Fla. when he was met with angry protesters outside of Mojo’s Real Cuban restaurant on Monday, the Sarasota Herald-Tribunereported. The governor, who is term-limited under Florida's constitution, is currently in a tight race against incumbent Sen.Bill Nelso
Tennessee RB sends message to Florida WR ahead of rivalry game
While the coaches may be new, the hatred between the two sides is not. Tennessee vs. Florida is one of the SEC’s most heated rivalries, and players know that immediately after stepping on the respective campuses. One true freshman for Tennessee is already stoking the fires of the rivalry on Instagra
Florida’s economy is booming, but not for everybody. How will that affect the governor's race? | Florida Phoenix
On the campaign trail, Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, outgoing Gov. Rick Scott, and their GOP allies paint a rosy picture of the state’s job growth and economy.
Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics — 9.18.18
Look for lobbying behemoth Ballard Partners to announce today that it has hiredChristina Daly, who oversaw the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice as it dramatically expanded its effort to divert nonviolent youth away from brick-and-mortar facilities and into treatment and community services. Hai
Winter Haven officer arrested for breaking inmate's leg due in court
“They broke by femur bone in my leg, punching me, hitting me in my mouth. All type of stuff; stabbed me with a pen,” Augustin said.
11 drug traffickers arrested in 'Last of the Mojicas' bust, Orange County deputies say
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla.-Eleven drug traffickers were arrested in Orange County, the Sheriff’s Office said Monday.
Polk County schools continue to testing for lead in water
BARTOW, Fla. -- Officials in Polk County said they were hoping to have some definitive answers Monday on tests that were done for lead in water samples taken from a handful of schools in the district.While they did get some answers, a lot of questions still lingered.Monday was supposed to be the day
Stolen Winnebago is found, man arrested after writing worthless check of $246,445
Two and a half months after deputies say Robert Schneider wrote a worthless check of $246,445 to purchase a 2014 Winnebago from the Lazy Days RV store in Seffner, the luxury motor home has been located and he was arrested.
Florida inmate killed by cellmate, who wore his ear on necklace and saved his eyeballs in a cup
LAKE CITY, Fla. -- (WPTV/AP) -- An inmate at a Florida prison strangled his cellmate, gouged the body's eyes and then strung the dead inmate's ear around his neck last week,according to the Miami Herald.
Top Seeds Dominate Titles at 2018 USTA Florida 'Bobby Curtis' Junior State Doubles Championships - USTA Florida
“We’ve played together since the 10s or 12s. We’re like brothers,” Fung said of his partner Wilson. “And our opponents, we’ve played them in singles, we’ve played them in doubles, so we’re all familiar with each other.”
Expert witness: Man accused of killing 2 Kissimmee officers might be linked to extremist group
KISSIMMEE, Fla.- A man accused of fatally shooting two Kissimmee police officers last year might be linked to a group the Federal Bureau of Investigation has designated extremist, a state expert said.
Marler Clark hired by Florida Victims of Publix E. coli Outbreak - Search for Meat Supplier | Food Poison Journal
Publix Super Markets Inc., a Lakeland, Fla., retail grocery store chain is voluntarily recalling an undetermined amount of ground beef products made from chuck that may be contaminated withEscherichia coliO26, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced t
Florida Prisoner Brutally Killed And Mutilated By Fellow Inmate, Officials Say
The attack is believed to have occurred on Thursday morning at theColumbia Correctional Institution Annex, with sources telling the Herald that the killer, who has not yet been identified, left his victim’s eyeballs in a cup with theintention of later eating or drinking them.
Florida Missing Child Alert canceled for 16-year-old Bartow girl
BARTOW, Fla. (WFLA) - A Florida Missing Child Alert has been canceled for a 16-year-old Bartow girl with autism.Lesley Perez was reported missing when she could not be found on Thursday.However, Bartow police say the case is now closed.
Haines City home unlivable after early morning fire
HAINES CITY, Fla. (WFLA) - Four Haines City residents are without a home after a fire early Sunday morning.The Haines City Fire Department responded to the house fire on Wallace Court around 2 a.m.The four adults who live at the home woke up to the smoke detector and were able to get out uninjured.H
Construction worker dies after being trapped under road roller in Tampa
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - A construction worker died in Tampa on Saturday after being trapped under a road roller that had toppled, officials said.