Connect to share and comment

Florida executes man convicted in 1990 murder of two of his relatives

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - A man convicted of killing his cousin and the man's wife to prevent his cousin from testifying against him in a burglary case was executed in Florida on Wednesday, a state prison official said. Robert Eugene Hendrix, 47, was pronounced dead at 6:21 p.m. local time from a lethal injection, said Jessica Cary, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Corrections. (Reporting by Bill Cotterell; Editing by Kevin Gray and Chris Reese)

Wildlife officers shoot bears after woman is attacked in Florida

Miami, Apr 15 (EFE).- Several dangerous looking bears were killed by wildlife officers following an investigation into a woman being attacked by one at her central Florida home, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, or FWC, said. Several agents shot a bear that was wandering around the house in Seminole County where the woman was attacked last Saturday and was showing no fear of humans, the FWC said. Another three bears were captured and put to death for the same reasons, the FWC, which has set up several bear traps in the area, said.

Wildlife officers shoot bears after woman is attacked in Florida

Miami, Apr 15 (EFE).- Several dangerous looking bears were killed by wildlife officers following an investigation into a woman being attacked by one at her central Florida home, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, or FWC, said. Several agents shot a bear that was wandering around the house in Seminole County where the woman was attacked last Saturday and was showing no fear of humans, the FWC said. Another three bears were captured and put to death for the same reasons, the FWC, which has set up several bear traps in the area, said.

USDA statistics say Florida's orange crop is on the decline, may be worst year in decades

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - This year's Florida orange crop is approaching the fruit's lowest harvest in 24 years. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday released its citrus production forecast. The 2013-2014 orange forecast is 110.0 million boxes, down 4 per cent from last month, and 18 per cent less than last season's final production figure. Orange harvesting ends in June, and if the crop doesn't decline further, it will barely exceed the 110.2 million orange boxes harvested in 1989-90 following the worst freeze in Florida citrus history.

USDA statistics say Florida's orange crop is on the decline, may be worst year in decades

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - This year's Florida orange crop is approaching the fruit's lowest harvest in decades, and experts say a deadly bacteria that's infecting the trees is to blame. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday released its citrus production forecast and the news isn't good. The 2013-2014 orange forecast is 110 million boxes, down 4 per cent from last month, and 18 per cent less than last season's final production figure.

Florida 62, Dayton 52

(Updated: CORRECTS "16-plus" to "15-plus" in graph 4 UPDATES with Florida opponent in graph 2) Florida 62, Dayton 52: Scottie Wilbekin scored 14 of his 23 points in the first half as the Gators upended the Flyers in the NCAA tournament South regional in Memphis, Tenn., to reach the Final Four for the first time since 2007.

Florida wins 30th straight game, defeating Dayton to earn spot in Final Fou

Florida wins 30th straight game, defeating Dayton to earn spot in Final Four MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Florida senior center Patric Young carried the NCAA South Regional championship trophy into the post-game press conference and sat it down on the table. A few moments earlier, he had scaled a ladder to cut down the nets at FedExForum after the top-seeded Gators had defeated 11th-seeded Dayton, 62-52, Saturday night to earn a berth in the Final Four.

Preview: Dayton vs. Florida

Florida is part of the Elite Eight for the fourth straight season and looks for its 30th consecutive victory when it clashes with upstart Dayton in Saturday’s South regional title game in Memphis, Tenn. The top-seeded Gators haven’t advanced to the Final Four since winning their second consecutive national crown in 2007 and the senior-laden club is aware that another Elite Eight loss would be deflating. The 11th-seeded Flyers are in the Elite Eight for just the third time in school history.

Preview: UCLA vs. Florida

Top-seeded Florida looks to knock No. 4 seed UCLA out of the NCAA tournament for the fourth time since 2006 on Thursday when the teams meet in the South regional semifinals in Memphis. The Gators have won 28 straight games to reach the Sweet 16 for the fourth straight year, but they’ll be tested by a Bruins team that has won seven of their last eight. Both teams turned in strong defensive performances in the round of 32, with Florida posting a 61-45 win over Pittsburgh and UCLA cruising past Stephen F. Austin 77-60.

Despite GOP obstacles, Florida's health insurance enrolment beats projections

MIAMI - Florida's Republican leaders have fought the Affordable Care Act at every turn, banning navigators from county health departments, offering no state dollars to boost outreach efforts to 3.5 million uninsured and leading the fight to repeal the law. Yet the state has emerged as a tale of what went right with President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. More than 440,000 Florida residents had been enrolled through the federal marketplace through the end of February.
Syndicate content