| Nov 16, 2013
| 4:35 PM
MANATEE, Fla. Images of the official entourage move across the large-screen TV while Philip "Flip" Jameson quietly studies the National Geographic documentary in his Oneco, Fla., home.
The 67-year-old Vietnam veteran has already seen it many times, yet...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:16 AM
One person was killed and four others were injured in a crash near UCF early Wednesday in which the driver is suspected of being drunk, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
The driver of the Ford F-150 truck carrying all five individuals lost control on...
| Nov 12, 2013
In the haze of the mortgage crisis, Denise Nowak was close to giving up on the profession she had worked in for more than a decade.
She felt constant pressure to close deals. And large chunks of her commissions were going to fees for her real estate...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Los Angeles graphologist Andrea McNichol is no stranger to high-profile court cases. As an examiner of questioned documents, she has worked on the murder trials of O.J. Simpson and Ted Bundy and the legal challenge of Howard Hughes' will. Clients...
| Oct 28, 2013
There is something wrong with the picture when folks in the United States are hurting. Meanwhile, to improve relations, the United States has decided to release more than $1.6 billion in military and economic aid to Pakistan.
Why is it that a year after...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:09 AM
A Florida woman stood in front of a packed courtroom in Clearwater and recounted the horrific night last year when her ex-boyfriend stabbed her 32 times and left her for dead.
Then, she forgave him.
What a saint.
The attack on Melissa Dohme began...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 9:28 AM
The Illinois Fire Chiefs Association emeritus committee honored longtime former Tinley Park Fire Chief Robert T. Bettenhausen for his contributions to the community by naming him "fire chief emeritus" during a recent ceremony.
The award, presented to...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 4:55 AM
Central Floridians who want to meditate and groove with like-minded people of all ages will have an opportunity at a dance party scheduled to come to the region next month.
Club Divine, the monthly 'conscious dance party' from Chicago, features 'high...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:16 PM
Suddenly, Rick Scott feels our pain.
Suddenly, our governor is alarmed about dramatic insurance rate hikes for Florida homeowners and the potentially devastating effect they might have on our economic recovery and fragile real estate market.
| Oct 2, 2013
| 8:56 AM
Bonnie Clearwater just about capsized South Florida's cultural scene when the 18-year curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, announced she would be trekking north to become the new director of the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale.
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:50 AM
Big Al was known to the locals who frequent Boyd Hill Nature Preserve in St. Petersburg as being a "lover" that never bothered anyone, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
At 13 feet long and 770 pounds, Big Al was the largest gator in the area, but his...