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This image provided by the Seminole County Sheriff`s Office shows former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman after he was arrested Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Apopka, Fla. (AP Photo/Seminole County Sheriff's Office)

Prosecutor: no domestic charges against Zimmerman

MIAMI (AP) — George Zimmerman will not face domestic violence charges because his girlfriend did not wish to pursue the case and there was scant evidence of a crime, a state prosecutor said Wednesday. Samantha […]

12/11/2013

June 17, 2013: Nancy  Wilson, left, and Ann Wilson of Heart performing on opening night of the Heartbreaker Tour at the Cruzan Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Fla.   (Photo by Jeff Daly/Invision/AP, File)

‘Blackfish’ prompts Heart to cancel SeaWorld gig

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The rock bands Heart and Barenaked Ladies along with country singer Willie Nelson have canceled their planned performances at SeaWorld in Florida, citing the recent documentary “Blackfish,” which raises questions about […]

12/09/2013

Officials in boats monitor the scene where dozens of pilot whales are stranded in shallow water in a remote area of Florida's Everglades National Park, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

35 pilot whales moving in deeper water

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — Pods of 35 pilot whales slowly swam Thursday into deeper water off Florida’s southwest coast, raising optimism that the strandings of whales on Everglades National Park beaches may soon […]

12/05/2013

After conducting a necropsy volunteers and staff from NOAA, FWC, MMC wash bloodied hands in the Gulf of Mexico on a dead pilot whale Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 at Highland Beach in The Everglades of Florida. (AP Photo/Naples Daily News, Corey Perrine)

Workers try again to save whales in Everglades

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife workers are returning to Everglades National Park in Florida on Thursday to try leading 41 pilot whales out of dangerously shallow waters and back to the ocean where […]

12/05/2013

Tuesday, Dec. , 2013: pilot whales are stranded on a beach in a remote area of the western portion of Everglades National Park, Fla. (AP Photo/National Park Service)

10 whales dead, dozens stranded in Everglades

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — Federal officials say 10 of the dozens of whales stranded in Florida’s Everglades National Park are now dead. Blair Mase, a spokeswoman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, […]

12/04/2013

norovirus

Tests confirm norovirus as cause of Vegas outbreak

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An outbreak that sent about 28 people to the emergency room during a youth football tournament in Las Vegas was caused by norovirus, health officials said Monday. Tournament spokesman Justin Gates […]

12/02/2013

The Carrollwood Market in suburban Tampa Florida that sold the winning $16 million  Powerball ticket May 25, 2013. (AP Photo/AP Television)

$16 million lottery ticket unclaimed in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Hitting a $16 million Powerball jackpot is a dream for most people. But losing a fortune by letting those lottery winnings expire is a nightmare — and that’s what will happen […]

11/20/2013

George Zimmerman leaves court Tuesday, Nov. 19,  2013, in Sanford, Fla. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)

New allegation made against Zimmerman in court

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman’s girlfriend said he tried to choke her about a week ago during an altercation that was not initially reported to police, a prosecutor told a judge Tuesday during Zimmerman’s […]

11/19/2013

This image provided by the Seminole County Sheriff`s Office shows former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman after he was arrested Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Apopka, Fla. (AP Photo/Seminole County Sheriff's Office)

Judge to decide if Zimmerman is released on bail

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman’s arrest following a domestic dispute with his girlfriend marks the latest in a series of brushes with the law he has had since his acquittal in a murder case […]

11/19/2013

This image provided by the Seminole County Sheriff`s Office shows former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman after he was arrested Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Apopka, Fla. (AP Photo/Seminole County Sheriff's Office)

George Zimmerman arrested after disturbance call

APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — The man acquitted of criminal charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin was arrested Monday after deputies responded to a disturbance call at a house in Florida, authorities said. Former […]

11/18/2013

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