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  • Zimmerman's lawyer: Cub Scout leader, martial-arts expert, one-man law firm

    Zimmerman's lawyer: Cub Scout leader, martial-arts expert, one-man law firm
    Craig Sonner has never defended a client accused in a homicide, but he now represents George Zimmerman, the man at the center of one of the nation's most racially divisive shootings in years. And Sonner predicts he'll have no problem clearing Zimmerman....
  • Report: 2,000 state-owned trees illegally cut down to make room for billboards

    If 2,000 state-owned trees fall in the Panhandle and no one is around in Tallahassee to hear them, do they make a sound? Apparently not. That's because, contrary to popular thought, money does grow on trees. A grand jury can't determine who ordered...
  • Amtrak ejects South Florida traveler

    Amtrak ejects South Florida traveler
    It may seem like getting kicked off a commuter train only happens in the movies, but a South Florida woman recently found out the hard way that it happens in real life. Whether Josephine Savir, 63, of Hallandale and her son deserved to be removed by a...
  • Auto Erotica: It's time to ban the motorcycle

    Auto Erotica: It's time to ban the motorcycle
    Photo by Lee Hershfield What if I were to tell you that the fatality rate for those of us who drive a car or truck is 14 out of every 100,000 drivers? That’s a distressing statistic but it’s far below what it once was. Now, what if I were to...
  • Setting the course for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

    Setting the course for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
    John Nigro of Fort Lauderdale-based Show Management is director of land, booth display exhibits and operations manager for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat show, a role he's held for the past decade. The show runs from Oct. 27 to Oct 31 and...
  • Group trying to rescue old Seven Mile Bridge in the Keys

    Group trying to rescue old Seven Mile Bridge in the Keys
    MARATHON — Retired truck driver Norm "Runaway Grandpa" Dille arrived at the old Seven Mile Bridge for his daily ritual. He walked about half a mile roundtrip before plunking down in a green plastic chair to gaze at nature's beauty and at Henry...
  • When should you take keys from elderly drivers?

    When should you take keys from elderly drivers?
    Angelo and Mary Virgona left their Apopka home for Orlando armed with a map, a GPS and a cellphone. More than 30 hours later, 91-year-old Virgona and his wife, who is 88, pulled into a gas station 150 miles away, disoriented, hungry and tired. Tollbooth...
  • Expressway’s Snyder could be in trouble

     
    Dan Tracy just filed this report: The future employment of Mike Snyder, who has run the Orlando Orange County Expressway Authority for seven years, could be in doubt. Right now, there appears to be two votes for keeping him in charge and two against on...
  • Siplin asks Scott to halt SunRail contracts

     
    TALLAHASSEE — State Sen. Gary Siplin, D-Orlando, has asked Gov. Rick Scott to freeze contracts that have yet to be awarded by the state for the first phase of the SunRail project, writing that the state has virtually ignored small and minority-owned...
  • Panthers' concessions alcohol-free Sunday to promote drunk-driving awareness

     
    The Panthers??? game Sunday against Carolina will be a sobering experience. As a show of support for the state???s campaign against drunk driving, the evening will be alcohol-free at BankAtlantic Center. Well, partially. In recognition of the Florida...
  • FDOT offers fans way to prepare for bowl traffic

     
    FDOT offers fans way to prepare for bowl traffic...