| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Facebook has already gotten one Seminole County judge in hot water. Now it's at the center of another dispute, this time with a different Sanford judge, one just fined $25,000 for unethical behavior.
Seminole County Judge Debra Krause last week urged...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 12:24 PM
An Aurora youth who authorities say took part in a gang-related shooting as a 15-year-old was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison, Kane County prosecutors said.
Ryan N. Fingers, 16, of the 500 block of North Root Street, pleaded guilty to...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 2:35 PM
So what should a state do when its executions run into trouble? If you’re Ohio, apparently you try to cloak the process in secrecy.
Ohio – like Missouri, Oklahoma and a few other states – has had trouble killing people. Among the...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:56 PM
The family of former UCF football player Ereck Plancher may still be able to collect millions in damages directly from the school's athletic department.
The Florida Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to consider arguments in the ongoing litigation between...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 9:20 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- A judge on Friday gave the Florida Legislature two weeks to design a new congressional map for Central Florida that doesn't conflict with the state's anti-gerrymandering requirements, potentially pushing back the election date for filling...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 11:54 AM
TALLAHASSEE – The two-week trial over Florida's new rules of the road for drawing political boundaries concluded Wednesday with the fate of the first-of-their-kind “non-political” congressional maps in the hands of a Tallahassee judge....
| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:26 PM
An Oswego man accused of helping his friend dispose of a murder victim pleaded guilty today to attempted obstruction of justice, according to Kane County prosecutors.
In a negotiated plea, Jose M. Becerra, 22, was sentenced to a term of probation on...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 10:24 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- On the eve of a hearing in which a judge is set to decide whether to allow congressional elections with unconstitutional maps to go forward this year, the groups that sued to block the plan are asking him to re-draw the maps and push back...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 8:55 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Facing a looming electoral deadline, a judge said Thursday he was "extremely skeptical" he could delay elections this fall using Central Florida's illegally drawn congressional maps.
Instead, Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis said...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 1:16 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Following a lawsuit challenging a Florida law that lets politicians shield their investments from the public, Gov. Rick Scott and his main Democratic challenger both released financial records Monday detailing their investments and net...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 10:43 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- In an unusual move, a full panel of appeals judges has overruled a previous decision allowing a Republican political consultant to shield records related to a high-stakes redistricting lawsuit from public disclosure.
The unusual 5-4...