| Apr 16, 2014
| 7:23 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- A year after passing sweeping reforms on political lobbying and conflicts-of-interests, proposals to impose even stronger ethical requirements on politicians are languishing in the Florida Legislature.
An eclectic group of organizations,...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:04 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- In a $75 billion budget stuffed with hometown goodies, lawmakers Tuesday agreed to fund the expansion of a bike trail through Central Florida, a gun range in Brevard County, and a raft of other pet projects.
Those two projects demonstrate...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 10:52 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- State lawmakers are backing off some controversial provisions of a beer bill likened to a mob-like shakedown of Florida's exploding craft brew industry.
The bill, SB 1714 sponsored by Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, has been pushed by...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:14 AM
Police are searching for a woman who stole a signed wrestling shoe worth $5,500 from Hulk Hogan's Beach Shop in Clearwater Beach.
Clearwater police said a woman in her 50s, who was possibly on vacation from Michigan, stole the shoe once worn by Hogan,...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:46 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature is poised to press ahead with its four-year push to dismantle state growth-management rules.
The Senate Appropriations Committee advanced a bill Thursday which exempts seven new counties and 20 cities from a...
| May 20, 2014
| 5:52 PM
UCF baseball swept two top American Athletic Conference postseason awards as junior Eric Skoglund was named the pitcher of the year and Terry Rooney was named coach of the year.
The Knights (34-22 overall, 17-7 AAC) begin conference tournament play...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 7:51 PM
A devoted family man from the north suburbs who was "larger than life" was flying his teenage daughter and a friend to Florida for spring break when he was killed early this morning during a crash that left the two girls injured, according to family and...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:49 PM
A bill that craft-beer breweries view as an affront to their growing industry gained final approval in the Florida Senate Tuesday.
The brewers like the part of the bill that would allow them to fill 64-ounce “growler” jugs of beer for...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 1:44 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Senate's budget chairman announced Thursday he was blocking a proposal to give in-state tuition to undocumented college students whose parents immigrated to the country illegally.
The bill, SB 1400, sponsored by Sen. Jack...
| May 28, 2014
| 12:07 PM
Indeed, Afghanistan is not a perfect place. Nevertheless, since it’s not our responsibility to make it perfect, then why wait all the way until the end of 2016 to pull out the last of our troops? There will always be those factions of terror groups....
| May 5, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling endorsing prayers before public meetings is indeed indicative of the justices ideals and will no doubt open the floodgates of those wanting to conduct public prayers.
Perhaps the high court’s decision...