Among the stories for Friday from the Florida AP:
ORLANDO — The best place for younger workers to find jobs in Florida is in the Tallahassee-area ZIP code of 32312. The worst place is in the Jacksonville ZIP code of 32209. The U.S. Census on Thursday released new data on ZIP codes and other geographies. The best place for black workers was the Miami ZIP code of 33018 where the unemployment rate for African-Americans last year was just 0.4 percent. The worst place was the 34667 ZIP code north of Tampa.
LAKE BUENA VISTA —Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom marks the grand opening of the new Fantasyland Thursday with new and reimagined attractions inspired by Dumbo, "Beauty and the Beast," and "The Little Mermaid." It's a milestone in the largest expansion project in the park's 41-year history, doubling the size of the original Fantasyland.
MIAMI BEACH — Celebrities, critics and culture lovers descend on South Beach for the annual Art Basel Miami Beach contemporary art fair, opening Thursday.
KEY WEST — Mosquito control officials in the Florida Keys are waiting for the federal government to sign off on an experiment that would release hundreds of thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes to reduce the risk of dengue fever in the tourist town of Key West. If approved by the Food and Drug Administration, it would be the first such experiment in the U.S. Some Key West residents worry, though, that not enough research has been done to determine the risks that releasing genetically modified mosquitoes might pose to the Keys' fragile ecosystem. Officials are targeting the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes because they can spread dengue fever, a disease health officials thought had been eradicated in the U.S. until 93 cases originated in the Keys in 2009 and 2010.
PEDESTRIAN STRUCK TWICE — Police say a woman was struck by two vehicles as she tried to cross busy Busch Boulevard in Tampa.
STOLEN NATIVITY FIGURINES — The baby Jesus and a plywood donkey are missing from a Nativity scene in central Florida.
ROBBERY-POLICE SHOOTING — Authorities say thieves stole some televisions from a South Florida Target store and then tried to run over a police officer who tried to stop them in a busy parking lot.
PROTECTING FISH — Florida officials are considering new protections for designated saltwater game and sport fish species.
PYTHON CHALLENGE — Wildlife officials hope a competition will help raise awareness about Burmese pythons and get them out of public lands in South Florida.
PRESCRIBED BURN-EVERGLADES — More than 11,000 acres will be burned at Everglades National Park in Homestead.
— Tallahassee, Brendan Farrington, 850-224-1211 (office), 850-224-2099 (fax)
— Pensacola, Melissa Nelson, 850-438-4951 (office), 850-438-0720 (fax).
— Tampa, Tamara Lush, 727-823-4721 (office), 727-821-2931(fax).
— Orlando, Mike Schneider, 407-425-4547 (office), 407ok-648-8011 (fax).
— West Palm Beach, Matt Sedensky, 561-832-3466 (office).
The AP, Miami