| May 18, 2014
| 6:26 AM
Deep in the Everglades is Lost City, a place where mobster Al Capone reportedly produced moonshine to keep a nearby saloon jumping in the 1930s.
Before that, during the Civil War, about 30 to 40 Confederate soldiers hid out there until they were...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:11 AM
September 8, 2014 should go down in history as a red-letter day. It should be remembered as the day domestic violence gained such prominence that all of America began to take it seriously.
Thanks to Ray Rice and the NFL, domestic violence can no...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:02 PM
Benjamin Crump, the Tallahassee attorney who represented Trayvon Martin's family, has been retained by the family of a man shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo.
Michael Brown, 18, was shot to death Saturday afternoon during a struggle...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Janay Palmer Rice, 26, wife of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, said on Instagram that she woke up Tuesday morning feeling like she had a "horrible nightmare." For it, she blames the media.
Her nightmare is the backlash she's felt since...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Memo to all you Alcee Hastings haters: The venerable incumbent faced two challengers in this month's primary and won -- convincingly. Hastings defeated his opposition by snagging 81 percent of the vote. That's not simply respectable. That's...
| Aug 31, 2014
She died two years ago today, August 31, 2012.
Diane Riportella was my sister, and Lou Gehrig's disease stole her from our family and her community. She was the most sinful of saints, a fundraiser for numerous charitable causes, a fitness instructor,...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Hats off to Lynn Rosenthal, the Broward circuit court judge who had a reputation around the courthouse for being a tough new jurist. The former federal prosecutor appointed to the bench by Gov. Rick Scott beat back a challenge last night from a two-...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 6:43 PM
U.S. Reps. John Mica and Alan Grayson easily brushed aside challengers from within their parties Tuesday while a surprise opposition candidate emerged in another Central Florida district.
Mica faced three opponents for the Republican Party's...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 10:11 AM
Jonathan Crain had just driven 1,500 miles and was lugging heavy furniture up five flights of stairs when he developed a true appreciation for his moving-company workers.
Since that day in 2007, shortly after he bought a Two Men and A Truck franchise in...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 12:29 PM
There’s plenty that distinguishes Ravens rookie offensive lineman John Urschel from his teammates, including his prodigious academic career and potential in the field of mathematics.
But what I couldn’t fit into Sunday’s story was...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:41 PM
April Sawers smiled as she filled her car's gas tank at an Orlando station this week.
She attributed her good mood to the steadily dropping price of fuel, which has dipped to its lowest level in four months, according to AAA, the motorists' club.