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Authorities say cocaine is making comeback in Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Drug enforcement officials say traffickers are bringing more cocaine into South Florida than at any time in the past decade.

Fire Shuts Down State Road 60 In Mulberry

A two-alarm building fire has Polk County firefighters on the scene in Mulberry. Just before dawn on Sunday Polk County Fire Rescue responded to the...

Some women-only screenings planned for ‘Wonder Woman’

Scattered plans among Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas to host women-only screenings of the upcoming "Wonder Woman" movie have produced both support and some grumbling about gender discrimination.

OutGames cancelled, fraud probe launched

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Prosecutors in Florida have opened up a fraud investigation into a gay-themed sporting and cultural event after it was canceled amid financial problems.

Authorities warn of increased biker gang activity in Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say they are seeing an increase in biker gang activity in Florida as the Outlaw Motorcycles Club tries to maintain dominance over other clubs, especially in South Florida.
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Swan statue stolen by naked man has been found in Florida

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- A large, black-and-white checkered statue of a swan that was stolen in Florida by a naked man was found on Friday.

Florida student accused of changing grade from F to B

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 22-year-old student is accused of sneaking into a building and illegally logging into a Florida university's grading system to change his failing grade to a B.
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Florida officer fired for using excessive force on teenager

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida police officer was fired after an internal review found he used excessive force on a 13-year-old boy who had been involved in a fight at a youth shelter.

Silver Alerts Issued In Lakeland And Inverness

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office has issued a silver alert for a missing 65-year-old Inverness woman, who was last seen Wednesday morning.

Police: Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy found dead

Cortez Kennedy, one of the best defensive linemen of his generation and a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee despite rarely finding himself in...
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