Posted: 02/18/2014 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress' nonpartisan budget analyst says raising the federal minimum wage as President Barack Obama and Democrats want would raise earnings for more than 16.5 million people by 2016. But it would also reduce employment by roughly 500,000 workers.
Posted: 02/18/2014 - TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Lottery reports that more people bought tickets for its scratch-off games last week than ever before in history.
Posted: 02/18/2014 - 42-year-old Mark Bryon McAvoy of Jefferson County was charged with kidnapping, assault and other crimes after sheriff's deputies used tear gas to end the weekend standoff.
Posted: 02/18/2014 - Bay County Audubon Society member Neil Lamb says some of the birds are quite rare for Florida's Panhandle.
Updated: 02/17/2014 - The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two armed robberies Sunday evening (February 16th) that could be the work of the same two individuals.
Posted: 02/17/2014 - The Presidents Day weekend marks the official start of the spring break season in the Panhandle.
Posted: 02/16/2014 - TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Prison officials in Florida and nationwide are fighting a different type of contraband being smuggled to inmates: cellphones.
Posted: 02/16/2014 - JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The verdict in the city of Jacksonville is again raising the issue of self-defense and race in Florida, just seven months after George Zimmerman was acquitted of killing a black teenager, Trayvon Martin, about 125 miles south of here.
Posted: 02/15/2014 - Search underway for missing plane near Birmingham... National Veteran Shrine honoring veterans' service opens in Ala... Stun guns for police in Selma... Navy carrier strike group deploys from Va., Fla... Parasailing safety guidelines bill passes Fla committee... Sea turtles released after rehab in Keys... Chipley man charged in child sex crime... Power outages in Georgia down to around 60,000... 4.0 quake in SC felt hundreds of miles away...
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Updated: 02/15/2014 - JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida man has been convicted of three counts of attempted second-degree murder after an argument over loud music outside of a convenience store.
Posted: 02/15/2014 - RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) -- President Barack Obama has signed separate measures lifting the federal debt limit and restoring full cost of living benefits for military retirees.
Posted: 02/15/2014 - MIAMI (AP) -- Advocacy groups are planning a major push to educate uninsured young adults about their health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act.
Posted: 02/13/2014 - A Senate committee has unanimously approved a bill that would provide safety guidelines for parasailing companies.
Posted: 02/13/2014 - As part of a deal with Okaloosa County prosecutors to avoid the death penalty, 51-year-old Mickey Lee Wilson pleaded guilty to murder.
Posted: 02/13/2014 - The crash happened on the Choctawhatchee Bay in December.
Posted: 02/13/2014 - The states of Florida and Georgia are joining in the effort as well.