| Aug 18, 2014
| 9:04 PM
In a letter addressed to the family of the man shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., Trayvon Martin's mother extended a sympathetic arm and welcomed them to the "exclusive yet growing group of parents and relatives who have lost loved ones...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 4:58 AM
In the last two years, State Attorney Angela Corey has basked in praise of some and been hit by criticism from others.
"That's a very polite way of putting it," Corey said with a chuckle after a reporter mentioned that last week.
During a 45-minute...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 3:47 AM
George Zimmerman is not expected to face civil rights charges in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin due to insufficient evidence, according to the Washington Post.
The Justice Department's civil rights division opened the investigation two...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:55 AM
The doctor who autopsied Trayvon Martin, and later raised eyebrows with his uneven testimony during the trial of George Zimmerman, has released an ebook in which he argues prosecutors "hoped to lose the case."
Despite that claim, "Dead Men Can't Lie,"...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:42 PM
JACKSONVILLE Fla. - A Florida jury began hearing the retrial on Thursday of Michael Dunn, a middle-aged white man charged with murder after he shot an unarmed black teenager during an argument over loud rap music.
Dunn, 47, a software engineer, fired 10...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 3:28 AM
The Orlando Sentinel has unfairly criticized Gov. Rick Scott since he was elected. It is no surprise that the Sentinel would give Charlie ("I'll take any political job, and what party is that in?") Crist its endorsement ("Our choice for governor: Crist,"...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 10:33 AM
Michael Dunn, a middle-aged white man, was sentenced to life in prison without parole, plus 90 years, by a Florida judge on Friday for killing an unarmed black teenager in an argument over loud rap music.
Dunn, 47, a software engineer, testified at...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Attorneys, lawmakers and researchers weighed in Friday on Florida's "stand your ground" law, during hours of testimony in Orlando for a probe by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
The Commission launched an investigation of Florida's law, and laws like...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 1:51 PM
A Florida man convicted in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager after a dispute over loud music will spend the rest of his life in prison, a county judge said Friday.
Jackelyn Barnard, director of communications for the state's attorney's office in...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 4:33 PM
The fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford ignited a nationwide debate on gun rights, profiling and Florida's controversial self-defense laws.
That debate continues today, when a panel of experts convenes in Orlando to discuss the...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 7:36 PM
After a jaw-dropping beginning where Gov. Rick Scott initially refused to set foot on the stage for statewide, televised debate, Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist got down to business — attacking the other guy.
On Twitter, the...