| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:21 AM
A Florida deputy lost his job after an investigation found that he made inappropriate and sexually suggestive comments to a 17-year-old rape victim, including telling the victim "I own you" and "I control your destiny," according to a memorandum regarding...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 7:23 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Former state Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink made it official Wednesday, announcing via email that she was running in the special election to fill the late U.S. Rep. Bill Young's Tampa Bay-based congressional seat.
In the message she...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Fleeing the police, a suspected car burglar named Justo Padron ran from the parking lot of the Miccosukee casino in western Miami-Dade County and jumped into an adjacent pond.
A nine-foot alligator seized him, and his death in 2007 marked the last...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Central Florida killer Charles Walker briefly faced a judge Wednesday morning at the Orange County Jail on a warrant issued after authorities say he successfully escaped a North Florida prison using forged documents.
Walker nodded silently during his...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 4:33 PM
TALLAHASSEE – County election supervisors taking heat for last fall’s elections woes pointed the finger Monday at two sources of confusion and angst outside of their control — the length of last fall’s ballot and limits on early...