| Sep 10, 2010
Alan Crotzer could not have been the man who, with two others, kidnapped and raped a Tampa mother and child in 1981 then tied the woman to a tree.
That man was 6 feet tall and a light-skinned black man. Crotzer is 5-feet-5 and dark-skinned. Still, a...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 4:07 PM
Today we've got all kinds of serious and infuriating items.
But first, let's start with something fun — news that Magic coach Stan Van Gundy wants to be a politician.
Yep, he told the Orlando Sentinel's Zach McCann as much this week.
| Nov 3, 2011
| 2:41 PM
From casino gambling to mutant animals, we're covering a lot of ground in today's Friday Files — including an offer from the Maxwell family to share one of our more coveted possessions: our "Celebrate plate."
•We start with Florida's troubling...
| May 12, 2011
| 4:08 PM
Today's Friday Files are psychedelic.
•Newsweek recently cited a study that said, of all the state capitals in America, Tallahassee ranks No. 1 when it comes to pot-smoking. That explains a lot about what happened in this past legislative session....
| Dec 13, 2011
| 2:18 PM
It's been about a decade since the so-called "War on Christmas" began.
Obviously, Christmas has been ruined ever since.
Yes, ever since people and stores started saying things like "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas," true Christmas-lovers...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 3:21 PM
In this edition of the Friday Files, we're looking at everything from political lies to a contest for Florida's most unpopular politician.
But first, I have a game for you to play:
This year, while no one was looking, President Barack Obama made...
| Apr 20, 2010
| 4:32 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Rep. Geraldine Thompson, an Orlando Democrat and second-ranking minority member in the chamber, has released a statement ripping into the plans unveiled by legislative leaders toÂ rocket an amendment on the fall ballot “...
| Apr 22, 2010
| 4:32 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida voters may find more redistricting questions greeting themÂ at the ballot than they know what to do with. And critics say that may be the point. The Senate Ethics and Elections Committee held a special meeting Thursday to cue...
| Mar 24, 2009
| 4:26 PM
By Aaron Deslatte, Tallahassee Bureau TALLAHASSEE -- Will Florida voters re-visit term limits for state legislators? That's what Sen. Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, is pitching. The chairman of the Senate Community Affairs Committee amended language...
| Apr 20, 2010
| 4:30 PM
Are you sick of scandals? Tired of rising power rates and rigged elections?
Well, you're obviously not a Florida legislator.
Because at a time when most of us are craving reform, politicians in Tallahassee are actually fighting it.
The latest scams...