State leads nation in fraud and identity theft

Florida’s transient population makes it easier for criminals to take advantage BY WILLIAM E. GIBSON AND DONNA GEHRKE-WHITE SUN SENTINEL (TNS) WASHINGTON — Florida remained the hotspot...

Legendary actor to host documentary on Florida Memorial

Florida Memorial University is partnering with In America to produce a documentary on the Miami Gardens-based HBCU. “In America with James Earl Jones’’ will be...

Senator’s bill protects pastors who refuse to marry gays

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A day after the proposal emerged in the House, Sen. Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, filed a bill Tuesday aimed at...

Superintendents issue rebuke of school accountability system

BY JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE –Less than a month after the Department of Education touted the validity of a new standardized test,...

A TALE OF TWO HBCUs

This year, sports archrivals Bethune-Cookman University and Florida A&M University have one thing in common: leadership turmoil at the top of both institutions. COMPILED FROM...

Driver challenges state’s decision on Uber status

A former Uber driver is appealing a decision last week by Gov. Rick Scott’s administration that drivers for the app-based transportation company should be...

Medical marijuana petition tops 500,000 signatures

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Facing a Feb. 1 deadline, supporters of a ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana have topped 500,000 valid petition signatures...

Senate committee backs unanimity in death sentences

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – After hearing from a former prisoner who spent 17 years on Florida’s Death Row for a...

‘Shacking’ ban headed to history books

BY JIM SAUNDERS AND TOM URBAN THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – It soon could be safe to cohabitate in Florida. The state House on Wednesday...

Hillsborough seats draw campaign cash

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Races to replace outgoing House Majority Leader Dana Young, R-Tampa, and Rep. Ed Narain, D-Tampa, drew more than $140,000 in...

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