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Rep. Trey Radel of Florida resigns his House seat

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge and underwent rehabilitation, has resigned from Congress.

Fla. House candidate: Comment that Obama should be hanged not a threat

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A candidate in a Florida House race says he won't abandon his bid even after Secret Service agents visited him for tweeting President Obama should be hanged.

Child rapist-murderer Juan Carlos Chavez to be executed in February

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A Florida farm worker convicted of raping, murdering and dismembering a 9-year-old boy will be executed in February, the governor's office said.

Florida executes triple killer Thomas Knight

STARKE, Fla., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Thomas Knight, convicted of murdering a prison guard and a Miami-area couple, was put to death in Florida Tuesday night, officials said.

Juan Carlos Chavez, convicted in 1995 killing, to be executed Feb. 12

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The man convicted in the 1995 rape, murder and dismemberment of a boy, 9, will be executed Feb. 12, Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced.

Judge strikes down Fla. law requiring drug tests for welfare

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott said the state will appeal a federal judge's ruling a state law requiring drug testing for welfare recipients is unconstitutional.

Florida parade mocks Rob Ford, Miley Cyrus

MIAMI, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The 32nd annual King Mango Strut, a tongue-in-cheek Florida holiday parade, featured a Toronto Mayor Rob Ford impersonator as grand marshal.

Michigan law would ban insurance plans from covering abortions

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The Michigan Legislature has approved legislation that would require women who want abortion coverage to purchase riders to their health insurance.

Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., finds sympathy for plight over cocaine bust

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Despite calls for him to resign after pleading guilty to cocaine possession, Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., says people in both parties say they wish him well.
Crist kicks off Florida gubernatorial bid as Democrat

Crist kicks off Florida gubernatorial bid as Democrat

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist held his first gubernatorial campaign event as a Democrat Monday where he was embraced by his new party colleagues.

Charlie Crist running for Florida governor as Democrat

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Charlie Crist made it official Friday afternoon, submitting paperwork to make another run for governor of Florida, this time as a Democrat.

Florida death row inmate Thomas Knight to be executed Dec. 3

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Thomas Knight, on Florida's death row since 1975, will be executed Dec. 3, the governor's office said in a statement.

Florida death row inmate has execution date set

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- A Florida death row inmate will be executed next month after Gov. Rick Scott signed his death warrant, the Florida Supreme Court said.

Florida to execute convicted murderer Marshall Lee Gore

MIAMI, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The Florida execution of 49-year-old convicted killer Marshall Lee Gore has been set for Tuesday.

Political fundraiser delays murderer's execution a third time

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott has delayed the execution of a death row inmate because it conflicts with a fundraiser for the state's attorney general, officials say.
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