| Oct 22, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Authorities investigating the escape of two Orlando-area convicted killers have "uncovered key facts and targeted several suspects," the Florida Department of Law Enforcement commissioner said at a news conference in Tallahassee.
"I can assure you...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Halloween is just around the corner, and so are the scores of costumed children carrying buckets, bags and even pillowcases full of candy walking our neighborhood streets at dawn and after dark.
Hopefully, many of you will go with your children, but...
| Aug 29, 2013
When is a unanimous vote not unanimous?
Floridians recently learned the answer to that riddle after a now-disputed vote by the Florida Sheriff's Association on the state's controversial "stand your ground" law.
House Speaker Will Weatherford —...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 10:21 AM
WASHINGTON -- Federal officials announced on Thursday that the Florida Covering Kids & Families program in Tampa will get the biggest grant in the state to carry out a “navigator” program intended to help consumers sign up for health insurance...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:28 AM
Deputies said Monty Ray Grow, a Redington Beach man, left a three-year-old girl in the car unattended while he went into a Diamond Dolls, a Clearwater strip club, on Sunday night, according to a news release from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office....
| Jul 7, 2013
Charlie Crist has been a Florida state senator, commissioner of education, attorney general, and governor. I asked him to "rate the state" and give his perspectives on a number of issues crucial to Florida's future:
1. How would you "rate the state" of...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 4:21 AM
Should the faculty and administrators at a Florida school have reprimanded a boy for wearing makeup to school?
Jamie Himes, the boy's mom, thinks the faculty and administrators at Meadowlawn Middle School in St. Petersburg are insensitive for...
| May 18, 2013
| 12:18 PM
Robert Keller, The Evening Sun's first metropolitan editor and later executive director of the Greater Baltimore Committee, died May 12 of complications from Crohn's disease at Harbor Hospital. He was 71.
The son of a banker and a bookkeeper, Robert...
| May 6, 2013
| 6:46 AM
St. Pete Beach is a barrier island in Pinellas county with award-winning, beautiful beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. With miles of pristine white sand, St. Pete Beach offers visitors a variety of views, activities and Florida sun.
St. Pete Beach is nestled...
| May 6, 2013
| 4:54 AM
Detectives busted Kristina Elizabeth Melvin after she embezzled $105,040.01 from Seats and Chairs.com, her employer, while she was employed as the company's bookkeeper, according to a news release from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.
| May 3, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Tax lien auctions are a little-known but juicy Florida financial market worth up to $1 billion a year. And, the Sun Sentinel has found, banks, hedge funds and other financial powerhouses have hit upon a way to game the system, squeeze out the little guy...