Panthers looking to make _ and gain _ a point this season

Florida 09/25/18, 11:50

The Florida Panthers have a point to make this season.A point to make up, too.Ordinarily, 96 points in the standings gets a team into the Stanley Cup playoffs. Since the league went to its current points format — where a tie after regulation guarantees both teams one point — 99 ...

Waterbed promoters trying to revive industry with new focus

Florida 09/25/18, 10:29

Waterbeds still elicit a wink, wink, nudge, nudge whenever they come up in conversation. But two pioneers of the industry in the United States are hoping to generate a new wave of popularity for the old furniture concept by using a wholesome new pitch.In this June 26, 2018, photo City ...

Dan Mullen expects ‘lot of passion’ in return to Miss State

Florida 09/24/18, 18:42

Dan Mullen will forever be tied to Starkville, Mississippi.It's where he landed his first head coaching job. It's where his two children were born. It's the place he called home for nearly a decade.It's "StarkVegas" to Mullen, and he takes a lot of pride in everything he did to help ...

Newly released records show lead-up to parking lot shooting

U.S. 09/24/18, 16:27

Florida authorities on Monday released hundreds of new pages in the case of a white man accused of fatally shooting a black man in a parking lot dispute in July.According to a transcript of Michael Drejka's interview with Pinellas County Sheriff's detectives, he said that if Markeis McGlockton had retreated, ...

‘He has more to give’: Wade’s last dance with Heat begins

Florida 09/24/18, 12:02

Dwyane Wade doesn't know how this whole notion of his final season being called "The Last Dance" even started.Fun fact: He can't dance.But the three-time champion and 12-time All-Star can still play, and the Miami Heat are hoping — and expecting — Wade to still be extremely valuable in this, ...

Crystal ball and chain: ‘Psychic’ gets 6 years for scam

Florida 09/24/18, 08:08

A convicted fraudster and self-declared psychic who pleaded guilty to stealing $340,000 from people through scams has been sentenced to six years in prison.WRC-TV reports Gina Marie Marks, who worked under the name Natalie Miller, was sentenced Friday following her February guilty plea.The Maryland woman also was ordered to pay ...

Dozens need rescue from rough surf off Florida beaches

Florida 09/24/18, 07:44

Authorities say more than 70 people needed rescue from rough surf along Florida's Atlantic Coast.Volusia County Beach Safety Capt. Mike Berard says a high risk of rip currents is expected to continue this week.Berard told the Orlando Sentinel that 72 people were rescued from the waters off Volusia County on ...

Judge: California child can take cannabis drug to school

U.S. 09/22/18, 17:03

A California kindergartner can keep bringing a cannabis-based drug used for emergency treatment of a rare form of epilepsy to her public school, a judge ruled Friday.The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported that a judge sided with the family of 5-year-old Brooke Adams.The Rincon Valley Union School District in Santa Rosa ...

Surgery called success for Allman Brothers’ Dickey Betts

U.S. 09/22/18, 10:20

Allman Brothers Band founding member Dickey Betts has had successful surgery after slipping and hitting his head while playing with his dog in Florida.The Dickey Betts website says the "Ramblin' Man" and "Blue Sky" singer-songwriter and guitarist underwent surgery Friday to relieve swelling on his brain.A statement posted Saturday on ...

Parents face tougher rules to get immigrant children back

U.S. 09/22/18, 09:45

Armando Tabora desperately wants to get his teenage daughter out of the government detention facility where she has been for more than three months. He has been stymied at every turn.The Florida landscaping worker took the bold step of going to a government office to submit fingerprints and other documents ...