| Aug 3, 2013
| 11:19 AM
TAMPA — State House Speaker Will Weatherford says he'll ask a House committee to hold a hearing this fall on the state's controversial Stand Your Ground law.
The law has been heavily criticized since the July 13 not-guilty verdict in Seminole...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Funeral services were held Thursday for the Rev. Dr. Mack King Carter.
To accommodate the throngs of mourners wanting to pay their final respects to the dynamic preacher, there was a last-minute location change to the First Baptist Church at 301 E....
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:46 PM
The Hialeah Park poker room was flush with customers in its first full month, with pretty much a full house.
The new poker room outearned its south Broward and Miami-Dade competitors, with $692,417 in September revenue. That’s well ahead of nearby...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:23 AM
Trayvon Martin's father, Tracy Martin, was in the state capital fighting for the repeal of Florida's "stand your ground" law, WFTV is reporting.
He also took part in a panel Thursday titled "Stand Your Ground Law: Where Do We Go From Here?" with state...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
You don't have to be a person of color to be appalled by a neighborhood watch captain's shooting of a black teenager who was armed with only a bag of Skittles and a can of iced tea. You simply have to be human and thoughtful. Skeptical helps, too.
| Jul 3, 2013
| 5:36 PM
SANFORD — A former Seminole State College instructor on Wednesday told jurors in the George Zimmerman murder case that in Florida, you can start a fight with someone, and if he fights back violently, you can use deadly force if you fear grave injury...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 9:36 PM
Senators and organizations rallied at the old capitol today to tell Gov. Rick Scott that elections and the education system are not working, despite his State of the State address implying otherwise. Senate Ethics and Elections committee member Sen....
| Sep 18, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Historically black colleges and universities throughout the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands were awarded $228 million in grants Tuesday from the U.S. Department of Education. Florida A&M University, Florida's only public, historically black...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 4:36 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Senate Democratic Leader Chris Smith filed legislation Wednesday that would revamp the state's stand your ground law as a response to the death of Miami Gardens teen Trayvon Martin. “The tragic shooting in Sanford, Florida,...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 1:46 PM
As George Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial draws to close, law enforcement agencies are preparing to quell any potential violence that the verdict in the high-profile case could spark.
Locally and statewide, law enforcement agencies are ready to...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 8:43 PM
Trayvon Martin's family was not in the courtroom when the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial was announced. But moments later, family members shared their sentiments on the social media site Twitter.
"God blessed Me & Sybrina with...