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4th of July Fireworks [VIDEO]

Happy 4th of July from all of us at News Talk Florida! Here are some of the fireworks celebrations happening around the Tampa Bay area and on The Space Coast this weekend: Clearwater Celebrates America! The gates open at


National Hurricane Center Launches Spanish Hurricane Website

MIAMI (AP) _ The National Hurricane Center and Florida International University are launching a new Spanish-language website for hurricane preparation. The website will include information on hurricane science, residential mitigation strategies, preparedness, and announcements, including tropical cyclone advisories. The


Thousands Of Cuban Migrants Sent Home

MIAMI (AP) _ U.S. Coast Guard officials say homemade vessels recently used by Cuban migrants attempting to reach Florida shores are a “recipe for disaster.” U.S. authorities returned 55 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba, on Thursday. Coast


Disney Bans Selfie Sticks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ Don’t bring your selfie stick to Disney World. Officials announced Friday that a ban takes effect Tuesday at all four Disney theme parks in Orlando as well as at Disney’s water parks and Disney Quest,


Population Growth In Florida Driven By Hispanics

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ New figures show that Hispanic residents made up almost half of Florida’s population growth last year. The figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau show that Florida grew by more than 290,000 residents from


Gov Scott Trying To Lure Connecticut Jobs To Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ Florida Gov. Rick Scott is heading to Connecticut on a quick two-day jaunt as part of his ongoing effort to lure businesses to relocate to the Sunshine State. Scott will arrive in Connecticut early Thursday


Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Subsidies

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Supreme Court has upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans. The justices said in a 6-3 ruling Thursday that

Downtown Tampa will be home to the new USF Medical Center

USF Beats UCF In The Budget Wars

  USF and UCF are known to be rivals in sports but now it seems like the Bulls have beaten the Knights in the world of politics. The future of a new downtown campus for the University of Central


Back To The Future Fans Lexus Unveils Hoverboard [VIDEO]

Lexus goes Back to the Future to unveil the hoverboard. A new Lexus ad is causing a stir, and it’s not even for a car. The luxury automaker has released a video online showing off it’s new Lexus Hoverboard,


Darden Restaurants (Olive Garden) To Split Properties

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ Darden Restaurants Inc. is planning to create a real estate investment trust that will function as its own publicly traded company. The owner of Olive Garden and other restaurants said Tuesday that it will transfer