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Florida House, Senate remain at odds over how to fix death penalty law

TALLAHASSEE — After hearing emotional and graphic testimony from families of murder victims, Florida House members stood firm Wednesday on a new death penalty law that does not require jurie …

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Study: Even fewer jobless Floridians are receiving unemployment benefits

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House panel approves bill clearing way for Uber, Lyft in Hillsborough

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  1. Florida House, Senate remain at odds over how to fix death penalty law

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — After hearing emotional and graphic testimony from families of murder victims, Florida House members stood firm Wednesday on a new death penalty law that does not require juries to be unanimous in recommending death sentences.

  2. U.S. soccer goalie Hope Solo: If Olympics were today, I wouldn't go

    Olympics

    The U.S. women's national soccer team was scheduled to be briefed Tuesday night on the developing Zika virus crisis in Latin America, a day before the start of the CONCACAF Olympic qualification tournament in Texas.

    Goalkeeper Hope Solo said in an interview with Sports Illustrated published Tuesday that she was concerned about the Zika virus. [Getty Images]
  3. Hudson man charged with beating, stabbing girlfriend's dog

    Crime

    HUDSON — Pasco County sheriff's deputies have taken a man into custody, accusing him of severely beating and stabbing a dog.

  4. News at noon: Violence and distrust in the Syrian capital; Obama's climate change plan update; Rubio on his debate gaffes; New death penalty law in the Florida legislature; Jones on Cam Newton post-loss

    News

    Today in the Syrian capital, an ISIS-credited car bomb struck an area that had been quiet for about two years under a local agreement between the Syrian government and insurgents. …

    Weird Florida: Fish and Wildlife Conservation officials say Joshua James, 24, threw this 3.5-foot alligator through a Palm Beach County Wendy's drive-thru window in October. [WPTV-West Palm]
  5. Source says Chris Christie has canceled South Carolina campaign event

    Elections

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has canceled an event in South Carolina on the heels of his disappointing finish in the New Hampshire GOP primary.

  6. Student, 18, arrested after Hillsborough deputies find loaded gun on school bus

    Crime

    BRANDON — An 18-year-old alternative school student was arrested Wednesday morning after authorities learned that he was loading a gun on a school bus, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

  7. Study: Even fewer jobless Floridians are receiving unemployment benefits

    Working Life

    It's gotten even tougher for jobless Floridians to get unemployment benefits as they try to get back to work.

  8. House panel approves bill clearing way for Uber, Lyft in Hillsborough

    Blogs

    With legislation that would block all local governments from banning ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft apparently stalled in the Florida Senate, lawmakers are pushing forward with a plan to do so in Hillsborough County alone.

  9. Tinker K‑8 school likely to be official home for MacDill kids

    K12

    TAMPA — Subject to a Hillsborough County School Board vote next week, Tinker K‑8 will be the official school for middle school students living on MacDill Air Force Base.

  10. FDOT reopens Lois Avenue I-275 entrance ramp after almost three years

    Transportation

    TAMPA — The Lois Avenue entrance to northbound Interstate 275 reopened Wednesday after being closed for almost three years.

Ottawa Senators right wing Bobby Ryan (6) collides with Lightning defenseman Jason Garrison (5) along the boards as left wing Ondrej Palat looks on Monday in Ottawa. [Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP]

Garrison injury tough blow to Lightning blueline

The Lightning lost more than just a game Monday night in Ottawa....

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers held a news conference on Jan. 22, 1996, to  announce that they had picked Tony Dungy as the new head coach. Here, Dungy shakes hands with Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer.

Photo gallery: A look back at coach Tony Dungy over the years

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Tony Dungy was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. ...

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Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott hosts a rally on Feb. 10, 2016, in the Capitol rotunda to raise support for his proposed "Technical Center Rapid Response Grant program" that he wants lawmakers to fund with $20 million.

Gov. Rick Scott solicits support for tech center grant funding

Trying to get Florida lawmakers' support for one of his more lesser-profile priorities, Republican Gov. Rick Scott rallied in the Capitol rotunda this morning to raise awareness for his call to invest $20 million in a grant program that would help students at the state's 48 post-secondary technical centers....

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