| Dec 3, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Federal and state authorities have filed a civil complaint against a private, for-profit chain of schools and its owner, alleging submission of false information regarding students' eligibility for federal financial aid.
Miami-based FastTrain II Corp....
| Nov 30, 2014
| 5:50 PM
An unexpected roadway confrontation between a family from Indiana and a Kissimmee man three years ago could soon reshape the way Florida's "stand your ground" law is applied in cases throughout the state.
Wrapping up a vacation on Dec. 29, 2011,...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 10:16 AM
Angie Zarvatski's son, Coda, had his 18th birthday last year, making him an adult. But he's autistic, seldom speaks and cannot care for himself.
His mother needed court approval to continue as his legal guardian. But she's a single mom and could not...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 1:25 PM
Central Florida now has its first legal challenge to Florida's ban on same-sex marriage.
Two Brevard County men, Daniel Wall-DeSousa, 40, and Scott Wall-DeSousa, 37, filed suit this week in Orlando federal court, asking a judge to force the Florida...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 3:54 AM
I write in praise of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, even though I will vote against her. I write in praise of Florida Senate candidate Ellyn Bogdanoff, even though I hope incumbent Sen. Maria Sachs defeats her.
A brave Muslim girl whose full name I...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 7:28 PM
On Monday, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi acknowledged the U.S. Supreme Court had forced her hand on same-sex marriage.
Bondi had wanted the nation's high court to give her cover on an issue that has hurt her approval ratings. Rather than keep...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 3:18 PM
A few weeks ago, the Sanford Airport decided to kick the TSA out of its complex.
Out go the government friskers. In come private friskers.
Taxpayers will pay a private company from Virginia $24 million over the next five years to do the same thing the...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 10:25 AM
Attorney General Pam Bondi would like her previous four years in office to be remembered for closing down pill mills and cracking down on human trafficking.
And they will. But they will also be remembered for her tenacious defense of the state's same-...
| Oct 12, 2014
When Pam Bondi became Florida's first female attorney general in January 2011, some who had known her as a prosecutor in Tampa had hopes she would be a real problem-solver, not a partisan ideologue. Those hopes faded quickly.
Just two months later, as a...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Here are the basics: If electronic devices, including fans, were not allowed at the debate on Tuesday, then the chairman should have not allowed it. Period.
That being said, Charlie Crist was aware of this rule and chose to simply...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Orange County commissioners will wade into the debate over gay marriage this week.
Gay-rights activists are hoping the commission will sign a friend-of-the-court, or "amicus,'' brief supporting several pending lawsuits that seek to overturn Florida's...