FLORIDA - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FLORIDA News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Feds chase treasure hunter turned fugitive http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409582-68/thompson-gold-treasure-ship.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409582-68/thompson-gold-treasure-ship.html.csp">Feds chase treasure hunter turned fugitive</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By AMANDA LEE MYERS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T11:43:02.786-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 11:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Colombus, Ohio • One of the last times anyone ever saw Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eye glasses, leather shoes, socks and underwear, his brown hair growing wild. It was a far cry from the conquering hero who, almost two decades before, docked a ship in Norfolk, Virginia, loaded with what’s been described as the greatest lost treasure in American history — thousands of pounds of gold that sat in the ocean for 131 years after the ship car...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58409582@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:43:02 MDT Infamous speed trap town investigated over tickets http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58364421-68/waldo-officers-speed-town.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58364421-68/waldo-officers-speed-town.html.csp">Infamous speed trap town investigated over tickets</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JASON DEAREN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T14:37:29.347-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 02:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Waldo, Fla. • The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it’s no wonder. A small segment of highway that runs through Waldo requires drivers to speed up and slow down six times: 65 mph becomes 55 mph; 55 becomes 45; then goes back to 55; then back down to 45; to 55 again and eventually, 35 mph. AAA named the tiny town between Jacksonville and Gainesville one of only two “traffic traps” nationwide and even placed an attention-getting billboard outside the limit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583644212014-09-02T14:37:29.347-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T14:37:29.347-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58364421@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:37:29 MDT AP Poll: Texas A&M jumps, FSU, ‘Bama lose some support http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58364970-77/1-0-texas-alabama-florida.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58364970-77/1-0-texas-alabama-florida.html.csp">AP Poll: Texas A&M jumps, FSU, ‘Bama lose some support</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T23:31:08.114-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Texas A&M makes a big jump in the AP Top 25 after the most impressive performance of the opening weekend of college football. Florida State and Alabama lost some support in the first poll of the regular season after close victories against heavy underdogs. The Aggies moved up 12 spots to No. 9 in the poll released Monday. Texas A&M began the post-Johnny Manziel era with a 52-28 victory at South Carolina. The loss dropped the Gamecocks from ninth to No. 21. The top four in the ranking...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583649702014-09-02T23:31:08.114-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T23:31:08.114-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58364970@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:31:08 MDT College football: A&M jumps, FSU, ‘Bama lose some support in AP poll http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58364784-77/poll-state-alabama-florida.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58364784-77/poll-state-alabama-florida.html.csp">College football: A&M jumps, FSU, ‘Bama lose some support in AP poll</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RALPH D. RUSSO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T23:31:08.273-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Texas A&M makes a big jump in the AP Top 25 after the most impressive performance of the opening weekend of college football. Florida State and Alabama lost some support in the first poll of the regular season after close victories against heavy underdogs. The Aggies moved up 12 spots to No. 9 in the poll released Monday. Texas A&M began the post-Johnny Manziel era with a 52-28 victory at South Carolina. The loss dropped the Gamecocks from ninth to No. 21. The top four in the rankings...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583647842014-09-02T23:31:08.273-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T23:31:08.273-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58364784@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:31:08 MDT Fla. Supreme Court asked to rule on gay marriage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58343292-68/marriage-ban-court-florida.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58343292-68/marriage-ban-court-florida.html.csp">Fla. Supreme Court asked to rule on gay marriage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T11:26:02.193-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 11:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tallahassee, Fla. • Florida’s highest court is being asked to rule on whether the state’s ban on gay marriage is constitutional. A majority of judges with the state’s 2nd District of Appeal on Wednesday asked the Florida Supreme Court to settle the question due to “great public importance.” The ruling is connected to a divorce case involving a same-sex couple who had been married in Massachusetts. Their petition to dissolve their marriage was rejected by a Florida judge who noted that state law ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583432922014-08-27T11:26:02.193-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T11:26:02.193-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343292@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:26:02 MDT Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus, your orange juice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58334369-79/citrus-florida-greening-juice.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58334369-79/citrus-florida-greening-juice.html.csp">Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus, your orange juice</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TAMARA LUSH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T10:34:48.073-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 10:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lake Wales, Fla. • Citrus has always been synonymous with Florida. The orange adorns the state license plate. The University of Florida’s famed football stadium was named after an orange magnate. There is even a county called Citrus. Throughout the decades, the citrus industry has always stood strong — through freezes, hurricanes and rampant development. But now the $9 billion industry is facing its biggest threat yet, putting at risk the state’s economy but also its very identity. Blame a mottl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583343692014-08-25T10:34:48.073-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-25T10:34:48.073-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58334369@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:34:48 MDT Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58331181-79/citrus-florida-greening-juice.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58331181-79/citrus-florida-greening-juice.html.csp">Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TAMARA LUSH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-24T10:36:15.652-06:00">Updated Aug 24, 2014 10:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lake Wales, Fla. • Citrus has always been synonymous with Florida. The orange adorns the state license plate. The University of Florida’s famed football stadium was named after an orange magnate. There is even a county called Citrus. Throughout the decades, the citrus industry has always stood strong — through freezes, hurricanes and rampant development. But now the $9 billion industry is facing its biggest threat yet, putting at risk the state’s economy but also its very identity. Blame a mottl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583311812014-08-24T10:36:15.652-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-24T10:36:15.652-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58331181@www.sltrib.com Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:36:15 MDT Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58313432-79/citrus-florida-disease-orange.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58313432-79/citrus-florida-disease-orange.html.csp">Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TAMARA LUSH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T17:02:01.857-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 05:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lake Wales, Fla. • Citrus has always been synonymous with Florida. The orange adorns the state license plate. The University of Florida’s famed football stadium was named after an orange magnate. There is even a county called Citrus. Throughout the decades, the citrus industry has always stood strong — through freezes, hurricanes and rampant development. But now the $9 billion industry is facing its biggest threat yet, putting at risk the state’s economy but also its very identity. Blame a mottl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583134322014-08-19T17:02:01.857-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T17:02:01.857-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58313432@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:02:01 MDT AP preseason poll: Florida State is No. 1 in rankings http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58306201-77/11-2-9-4-florida-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58306201-77/11-2-9-4-florida-state.html.csp">AP preseason poll: Florida State is No. 1 in rankings</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RALPH D. RUSSO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T22:36:54.434-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 10:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jameis Winston and defending national champion Florida State are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll. The Seminoles will start the season No. 1 for the sixth time — the first since 1999 when they became the first team to hold the top spot for the entire season. Florida State received 57 of 60 first-place votes Sunday from the media panel. No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Oregon and No. 4 Oklahoma each received one first-place vote. Ohio State is No. 5 and Auburn is No. 6. Winston, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583062012014-08-17T22:36:54.434-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-17T22:36:54.434-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58306201@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 22:36:54 MDT Heisman repeat won’t be easy for FSU’s Winston http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58292501-77/winston-heisman-griffin-nfl.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58292501-77/winston-heisman-griffin-nfl.html.csp">Heisman repeat won’t be easy for FSU’s Winston</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KAREEM COPELAND</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T22:42:23.678-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 10:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tallahassee, Fla. • Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has the opportunity to accomplish what only one other player has achieved — win the Heisman Trophy twice. Twenty-three underclassmen have won the award, but Ohio State running back Archie Griffin was the only one to pull off the feat. He is shocked that he remains the lone double winner since the award’s inception in 1935. Until recently, the majority of winners were seniors or juniors that could turn pro. But five of the last seven wi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582925012014-08-13T22:42:23.678-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T22:42:23.678-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292501@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:42:23 MDT Bloomberg View: How Florida voters beat gerrymandering http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58288282-82/florida-gerrymandering-state-voters.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58288282-82/florida-gerrymandering-state-voters.html.csp">Bloomberg View: How Florida voters beat gerrymandering</a></h4>