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Rays To Launch Website For Public Feedback About Stadium

The Tampa Bay Rays plan to launch a website soon that will let the public contribute their ideas, and feedback on what they'd like to include in a new ballpark.
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Inaugural Women's Conference of Florida Set for Friday

May 18, 2016

Tampa will hold the inaugural Women’s Conference of Florida on Friday.

The conference is designed to empower, encourage and educate Florida women through panel discussions, workshops and exhibits.

Florida Breaks Tourism Numbers Again

May 18, 2016

Gov. Rick Scott announced that the 29.8 million visitors to Florida during the first quarter of 2016 Monday morning was a new record.

Researchers are looking into a new way to fight cancer. Their source weighs thousands of pounds, has four legs and a trunk.

They’re elephants, and they rarely get cancer.  

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus’ elephant retirement facility in Central Florida teamed up with the researchers to figure out why. They hope they can use their research to help people.

Orlando wants to make it easier to open brew pubs.

Health data breaches have affected more than 3.7 million people so far this year and Florida has the most victims with 2.73 million, The News-Press in Fort Myers reports.

Two Fort Myers companies -- 21st Century Oncology and Radiology Regional -- accounted for 2.7 million of the total, the newspaper reports.

The Zika pandemic has gotten people talking about mosquito control.

But humans aren’t the only ones affected by mosquito-borne diseases in South Florida.

State Says Court Should Reject 'Docs V. Glocks' Challenge

May 18, 2016

With a closely watched hearing little more than a month away, state attorneys have filed a final brief arguing that physicians have not shown they have legal standing to challenge Florida's controversial "docs vs. glocks" law.

Defense Lawyers Question Death Penalty Jury Instructions

May 18, 2016

Defense lawyers are attacking a new law aimed at fixing Florida's death penalty sentencing structure, which was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year because it gave too much power to judges instead of juries.

The Pinellas County School Board Tuesday unanimously voted to issue a 90-day notice of termination to four charter schools.


Florida citrus growers could save more than $11 million in taxes they pay on boxes of oranges and grapefruit under a proposed Department of Citrus budget that would trim jobs to meet the demands of a troubled industry.

The department, which would see its staff shrink from 39 to 23, released a proposed $20.6 million budget Monday for next fiscal year. The proposed spending plan would be 31.9 percent below the current year's $30.3 million operating budget.


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