Tax ‘holiday’ is back

Save some dollars this weekend BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – With computers returned to the discount list, Florida retailers are readying for...

State dealing with increase in card skimmers

BY LLOYD DUNKELBERGER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Credit-card skimming devices at Florida gas stations and stores are on a dramatic rise this year. State...

FHP: Ticket quotas will not be tolerated

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A prohibition on ticket quotas will become part of training for supervisors and higher-ups in the...

Stetson player succumbs

Resuscitation efforts fail BY ILIANA LIMON ROMERO AND CHRIS HAYS ORLANDO SENTINEL / TNS DELAND – Stetson football player Nick Blakely was remembered as a warm, generous...

Sexually transmitted Zika case confirmed

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A person in Pinellas County has been infected with the Zika virus through sexual transmission, the first case of...

Scott asked to free up $20 mil for opioid fight

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Saying the “opioid crisis presents an existential threat,” Senate Appropriations Chairman Jack Latvala on Monday asked Gov. Rick Scott to...

Visitation canceled at all Florida prisons this weekend

BY GAL TZIPERMAN LOTAN ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS ORLANDO – The Florida Department of Corrections has canceled visitation at all 149 of its facilities this Saturday, Aug....

Florida crews provide hurricane help in Texas

State sends officers, boats and equipment to aid in rescue efforts BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – As rain continued to pour Monday...

Trump’s military ban tweets get mixed reactions in state

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott, a U.S. Navy veteran, said he doesn’t want “anyone to ever be discriminated against,” but deferred comment...

Bill would eliminate Lee, Davis holidays

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA After filing a bill on Aug. 27 to eliminate Confederate Memorial Day from a list of legal holidays, a South...

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