| Jul 13, 2013
| 8:57 PM
SANFORD – George Zimmerman is a free man.
After nearly 16 hours of deliberations over two days, a six-member jury - all women, five of them white – acquitted Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer charged with murdering Trayvon Martin...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 1:41 PM
A Florida woman who became a cause celebre for civil-rights activists after she received a 20-year prison sentence for firing a warning shot has been released on house arrest this week as she awaits another trial.
Marissa Alexander's supporters said...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 9:00 PM
If politics makes strange bedfellows, then the state Senate's latest run at Florida's deplorable "stand your ground" law offers — in a good way — a textbook example.
On Monday, the Senate Criminal Justice Committee debated a bipartisan...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 7:44 AM
The federal Department of Justice ordered a halt to Florida's systematic purge of suspected non-citizens from voter rolls, saying the effort breaks two federal laws.
And concerns about the accuracy of the state's list of suspected non-citizens led all...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 3:21 PM
First of two parts
Feeling overwhelmed by all this talk of redistricting?
Well, the topic may sound complex, even boring. But you have a lot at stake.
That's why I've produced: "Lies, secrets and shenanigans: The top 10 ways redistricting affects...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 4:01 PM
In today's Friday Files, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi strikes back against the former investigators who say Bondi's office ousted them for too aggressively going after fraudulent — and deep-pocketed — foreclosure firms in this state....
| Jul 22, 2011
| 3:14 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Democratic U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown was being facetious when she described her meandering congressional district stretching from Jacksonville to Gainesville, Sanford and the outskirts of Orlando as the "most popular" in America.
| Aug 6, 2011
| 4:46 PM
One thing about politics in Florida: They're never boring.
This past week, we saw everything from Rick Scott trying to make nice with the media inTallahassee to legislators making off with your money in New Orleans.
Throw in debt-ceiling debate and even...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 2:56 PM
Does the NBA lockout have you blue?
Are you longing to cheer for the Magic?
Well, fear not. You may soon have the chance to cheer for the Magic against one of their weakest opponents — the Central Florida Taxpayers.
It might not be much of a...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 3:00 PM
A radio ad from Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s campaign that alleges primary challenger Debbie Halvorson is “crazy” for voting 88 times against President Barack Obama prompted Halvorson on Tuesday to accuse Jackson of “lying” and...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 5:30 PM
SANFORD — While publicly saying one thing — that they did not have enough evidence to arrest George Zimmerman — Sanford police did essentially the opposite: filing paperwork saying they had enough to charge him with manslaughter.