The University of South Florida’s Lakeland branch would be split off as a new stand-alone school by a bill that cleared the Florida Senate on Thursday.
The Florida Senate is taking up a nearly $71 billion budget that includes deep cuts to universities.
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — It’s a tense time at Imperial Tropicals, one of central Florida’s largest ornamental fish farms.
Police say a man lost control and flipped his car when methamphetamine he was preparing in a glass jug suddenly exploded.
PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) — Strawberry growers, manatees and tropical fish farmers are hopeful a cold front that covered much of Florida won’t do much damage.
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — An American flag that flew over the World Trade Center site after the 9/11 attacks will be flown at the funeral service for a Florida police officer killed in the line of duty.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy was accidentally shot and left for dead in a stolen van by a group of people who had been looking for another vehicle to steal, police said.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida had the nation’s third largest population growth in the past year.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott in less than a week has gotten a crash course in the state’s complicated higher education politics.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The heat is going up another notch in the fight over splitting off the University of South Florida’s polytechnic branch.