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Florida leads the country in All-Star participants

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With the Major League Baseball All-Star Game coming to Florida for the first time, a large number of the All-Stars will be returning to their home state. During Tuesday night’s game at Marlins Park in Miami, 9 Floridians, including one of the starting pitchers, will be joining the game’s best. Left hander Chris Sale of the Boston Red Sox and the starting pitcher for the American League, is a native of Lakeland and a graduate of Lakeland High School. He…

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Lobbyist Richard Anderson jailed for April hit-and-run

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Belle Isle interim city manager, Apopka consultant and lobbyist Richard Anderson turned himself in to authorities yesterday after being charged with a hit-and-run case that hospitalized another driver back in April. After investigating the Lake County case, the Florida Highway Patrol sought and received an arrest warrant for Anderson Tuesday, according to FHP spokeswoman Sgt. Kim Montes. After the patrol had contacted his lawyer, Anderson turned himself in to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office out of convenience Tuesday afternoon, said SCSO spokeswoman…

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Carlos Beruff says his business history is why he would be good for Senate

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At a Thursday meeting of the NW Orange Republican Women Federated at the Errol Estate Golf & Country Club in Apopka, Senate hopeful Carlos Beruff outlined why he would be right for the job. Given only three minutes before the group, Beruff used them to speak about his upbringing and business acumen. His family immigrated from Cuba to the U.S. in 1957, Beruff said, after a failed attack on the presidential palace in Havana. “My mother was the only woman conspirator in that…

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