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World's first esports racing arena could find a home in Miami

The 12,000-square-foot arena would house 30 racing simulators

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Florida man shoots tires of AT&T truck | Autoblog Minute

Jorge Jove didn't like the AT&T work trucks in front of his Hialeah home Wednesday morning. So, he retrieved his revolver and began shooting out the tires and the engine.

Sinkhole Swallows Car During Hit And Run

Woman hits pedestrian then hits fire hydrant during get away

A Florida woman ran over a pedestrian and hit a fire hydrant Monday causing a sinkhole to open up and swallow a nearby car, The Sun Sentinel reported.

AOL Picks: Florida Mom and Her Son Need To Find Common Ground

She's tired of driving a 'mom car,' and both want a fun ride

Two things you should know about Denise Cardwell's search for a new car. She knows exactly what she wants. A MINI Countryman. Also, she's not buying a MINI Countryman.

Busted: Cops In This Kid-Magnet U.S. City Are The Worst Speeders In Town

Cops in home of Disney caught abusing authority andy posing public danger

The investigative news team at WKMG-TV in Orlando received tips that there were habitual speeders in the area, sometimes going in excess of 100 miles-per-hour, apparently getting off scott-free. Turns out there was a reason they weren't being ticketed oct prosecuted: they were off-duty police.

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America's cell phone laws, state by state

Memorial Day weekend is one of the premiere road trip holidays. According to the American Automobile Association, more than 30 million people will hit the road this weekend, averaging 642 miles each. That means, for many, crossing state lines. And nowadays, that's more confusing than ever. Speed limits may vary, but at least those are posted. Cell phone laws, however, are much more confusing.

Florida Governor Rick Scott tries to kill high speed rail, Senator Nelson attempting CPR

In a move that has many shaking their heads in disbelief, Florida's newly elected Governor Rick Scott is refusing to accept $2.4 billion in federal stimulus money in an attempt to kill a long-desired high speed rail project that the funds were meant to kick start. Florida Senator Bill Nelson is not ready to give up on a project that has already seen several hundreds of millions of dollars already invested in preparations and is in talks with Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood to find a way to k

Report: Chrysler legal turns into schoolyard bully over use of Ram logo *UPDATE

About the same time Chrysler and Fiat executives were running through a marathon eight -hour look into the future with the world's automotive journalists, Pentastar lawyers were working over the principal at Lake Mary High School in Lake Mary, Florida. You may be asking yourself what Chr

Tiger Woods' Escalade owned by GM, will be fixed and eventually sold

Tiger Woods GM-owned Cadillac Escalade, post crash – Click above for high-res image gallery

Planar Energy Devices plans to recycle battery factory

It goes without saying that we're down with battery recycling, but what about battery factory recycling? Sounds like a pretty good idea to us and, more importantly, it sounds like a good idea to Planar Energy Devices who have plans to do just tha

Florida signs new primary seat belt law, gets $35 million from gov't

Drivers and front-seat passengers in Florida may be cited for not wearing seat belts when a new law takes effect on June 30. Known as a "primary" seat belt law, the law allows enforcement officers to pull vehicles over solely for a belt violation (a "secondary" seat belt law requires another infraction to take place before a ticket may be issued). Florida is only the 28th state to enact a primary seat belt law, while the remainder have se

SmartForFiveOh: Small Florida town employs Smart police cruiser

Belle Isle Police Chief John Tegg with his new Smart ForTwo Police Cruiser

State shaped like penis bans Truck Nutz

Truck drivers in the great phallic state of Florida can kiss their Truck Nutz good-bye after getting the shaft from their state government. The state senate decided that adorning a hitch wi

Florida may become 12th state to adopt CARB standards

As the nation's fourth-largest state, Florida is about to take a big step forward in the war against car emissions, which might be a tipping point for the whole nation. It looks like Gov. Charlie Crist is about to join the CARB crowd and add his state to the list of those with limits on greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles. Although we are waiting for the official announcement to confirm this news, a few moves by the governor's office seem to indicate that this is indeed the direction he will

Excuse me, were you going to hang that here? Homeowner associations won't allow energy conservation

If you want to live green, your homeowner association may get in your way. Columnist Alex Beam of the International Herald Tribune learned that clothes dryers account for as much as 10 percent of home energy use. He seriously considered drying his clothes outside on a clothes line or rack. One Web site suggests that New England residents could save enough energy to close "several power plants" if they used their clothes lines.

Ethanol - "One of those light bulb deals"

Governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, has seen the light and it comes in the form of a biofuel. The St. Petersburg Times reports that after reading a paper written by Mario Fernandez, a former sugar trader from Key Biscayne, Gov. Bush has seemingly become one of the nation's foremost advocates of ethanol. In an interview, he said, "This one was one of those light bulb deals for me."

Oakland Park looks to hybrids to replace old vehicles

The city of Oakland Park recently selected the Ford Escape hybrid as the replacement for one of its 11 city vehicles. The Community Development Department will be using the eco-friendly compact SUV which replaces a 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier.

Governor Bush advocates abolishment on ethanol tariffs

Florida Governor Jeb Bush, after meeting with Brazilian Minister of Agriculture Roberto Rodrigues, wants the federal government to reconsider its stance on foreign ethanol and abolish all tariffs on the alternative fuel. States Bush, "We don't put a tariff on crude imported from a country like Venezuela, but yet we put a tariff on ethanol, which is a renewable source of energy that provides a clean alternative. We're at a point now where we need to develop strategies to begin that process."

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