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A man observes a sinkhole has swallowed parts of two houses in Dunedin, Fla. on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/The Tampa Tribune, Luke Johnson)

Possible sinkhole reported in yard in Florida

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Residents of several Florida homes have been evacuated due to a possible sinkhole that opened in a backyard in Pinellas County on Thursday. Dunedin Deputy Fire Chief Trip Barrs said the […]

11/14/2013

In this undated photo provided by the Florida Department of Corrections shows Florida death row inmate Darius Kimbrough. (AP Photo/Florida Department of Corrections)

Fla. inmate executed for killing of Orlando woman

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A man convicted in the 1991 sexual assault and murder of an aspiring artist in Orlando has been executed in Florida. Forty-year-old Darius Kimbrough was pronounced dead at 6:18 p.m. following […]

11/12/2013

In a photo taken Monday Oct. 28, 2013, in Portsmouth, N.H., Deborah Lielasus poses behind her computer with the national health insurance enrollment website. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

New faces of health overhaul: Still all smiles

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — After seeing its HealthCare.gov cover girl go from stock photo to laughingstock, the Obama administration is considering using pictures of people who’ve successfully purchased insurance instead. The photo of a smiling […]

11/01/2013

Sarah Ball, a victim of cyber bullying during her high school years, sits for a portrait at her home on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Spring Hill, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

More victims of online abuse reach out to parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sarah Ball was a 15-year-old high school sophomore at Hernando High School in Brooksville, Fla., when a friend posted on Facebook: “I hate Sarah Ball, and I don’t care who knows.” Then […]

10/24/2013

Fla. police have suspects in escaped inmate probe

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — At least six inmates in Florida have used forged documents in attempts to escape from prison, including two killers who were mistakenly freed because of the paperwork, authorities said Tuesday. Police […]

10/22/2013

The U.S. Supreme Court building. (AP Photo)

High court to look at death row inmate with low IQ

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will take up a Florida case over how judges should determine if a death row inmate is mentally disabled, and thus ineligible for execution. The justices said Monday they […]

10/21/2013

This undated combo of photos provided by the Florida Department. of Corrections shows Joseph Jenkins, left and Charles Walker.  (AP Photo/Florida Department. of Corrections)

Escaped Fla. prisoners grilled: Who helped you?

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Back in custody after using forged documents to escape their life sentences, two convicted killers were being grilled on Sunday by law enforcement authorities who said they expect to […]

10/20/2013

Official: 2 Fla. prisoners captured by authorities

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – The head of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement says authorities have captured the two prisoners who were released by phony documents. Commissioner Gerald Bailey said Saturday night that Joseph Jenkins […]

10/19/2013

This undated combo of photos provided by the Florida Department. of Corrections shows Joseph Jenkins, left and Charles Walker.  (AP Photo/Florida Department. of Corrections)

2 killers registered as felons after their escape

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Within days of strolling out of prison without a hitch, two convicted killers freed by bogus paperwork went to a jail about 300 miles away and registered as felons, records showed. […]

10/18/2013

Mom of teen accused in bullying suicide arrested

Florida deputies have arrested the mother of a 14-year-old accused of bullying a girl prior to her suicide. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said Friday that 30-year-old Vivian Vosburg has been booked into the county […]

10/18/2013

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