Brendan Farrington

Court: Florida dairy’s skim milk is skim milk, not imitation

TALLAHASSEE | A small, all-natural dairy isn’t being deceptive when it calls it’s skim milk “skim milk,” a federal appeals court ruled Monday in a victory for the creamery that’s fighting the state’s demand to label the product “imitation” because vitamins aren’t added to it.

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Killer who attacked homeless man with bat to get new trial

TALLAHASSEE | One of three teenagers who fatally beat one homeless man and severely injured two others in a booze- and pot-fueled rampage will get a new trial because a judge erred in his jury instructions before the teen was convicted of murder, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

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Tale of 2 parties: Florida GOP high, Dems low ahead of 2018

ORLANDO | The state Republican and Democratic parties met 2 miles from each other Saturday, their first meetings since Donald Trump carried Florida in November’s election, but the atmosphere and enthusiasm were worlds apart.

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Changes: Florida sending at least 8 new faces to Washington

TALLAHASSEE | Florida voters will send at least eight new members to the U.S. House in Tuesday’s election — a number that could rise if incumbents lose in a handful of competitive races.

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Senate candidates launch TV ad war

TALLAHASSEE — The post-primary television ad wars are beginning in Florida’s U.S. Senate race, touching on themes voters can expect to... Read more

Biden campaigns in Florida with Senate candidate Murphy

TALLAHASSEE — Vice President Joe Biden said Friday that Marco Rubio’s road to re-election is more difficult because of his failed... Read more

Grayson vows to stay in race, calls ex an abuser

TALLAHASSEE — Florida Democrat Alan Grayson vowed to stay in the state’s Senate race despite calls from party leaders to stand down over... Read more

Florida parole board sets path to freedom for prison Houdini

TALLAHASSEE — A man known as the “prison Houdini” for his numerous escapes was given a path to freedom Thursday, 36 years after being... Read more

Florida has 3 suggestions to replace Confederate statue

TALLAHASSEE — Either the African-American woman who founded what’s now Bethune-Cookman University, the founder of Publix supermarkets or... Read more

Florida crime rate drops despite increase in rapes, murder

TALLAHASSEE — There was a significant increase in murders, rapes and motor vehicle thefts in Florida last year, according to crime... Read more

All calm as Sanders, Clinton supporters gather in Florida

ORLANDO — The Florida Democratic Party was trying to build energy for the presidential election Saturday even though neither of its top... Read more

Florida GOP Senate hopefuls have mixed feelings about Trump

TAMPA — Now that Donald Trump is the likely GOP presidential nominee, the five Republican Senate candidates hoping to share the ballot... Read more

Murphy calls Grayson a liar, lawbreaker over hedge fund

TALLAHASSEE — An already nasty Senate race became even nastier Wednesday as U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy said fellow Democratic congressman... Read more

Gov. Scott signs rape kit testing and needle exchange bills

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott signed bills into law Wednesday to require law enforcement agencies to turn over rape... Read more

Coast Guard: 9 Cuban migrants die, 18 rescued off Florida

MIAMI — Nine Cuban migrants died at sea and 18 others were rescued by a cruise ship after their 30-foot boat was found about 130 miles... Read more

Florida presidential primary could be key in nominations


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida was the biggest prize among the five states holding presidential primaries Tuesday, where Donald Trump... Read more

Unlike 2015, Florida lawmakers go home happy, on time

TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers went home when they were supposed to this year.

That alone made the 2016 legislative session more... Read more

'Prison Houdini' still seeking release after 36 years

TALLAHASSEE — A prison “Houdini” who has been locked up for 36 years after stealing his own tools was supposed to have been paroled on... Read more

Bill would let governor use military force against refugees

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott would be able to use military power to keep immigrants or refugees from entering Florida if they are from or have... Read more

Florida Republican Senate candidates seek outsider advantage

ORLANDO — The Florida Republican Senate primary is largely sounding like a group that’s trampling over each other to claim the title of being... Read more

Rape kits, gas pump skimmers, Iran among Cabinet priorities

TALLAHASSEE — Citrus, rape kits, credit card skimmers, synthetic drugs, life insurance, water, medical bills, racketeering and Iran.

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