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...

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...

OUT AND ABOUT / ANIMATE! MIAMI 2015

Getting ‘zombiefied’ Approximately 12,000 people, including costume players, videogamers, and animation fans attended the annual Animate! Convention in Miami-Dade on Oct. 23-25.  The event included...

Appeals court backs DCF in nursing home expenses case

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA An appeals court Monday sided with the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) in a dispute about expenses for...

WHERE’S THE HELP?

More than one week after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, residents are still trying to get the basics of food, water, gas, and money...

Florida better prepared on Andrew anniversary

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA With Thursday marking the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew pounding Miami-Dade County, the state’s top emergency-management official said the...

Supreme Court says ‘only black’ for state judges

BY JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Supreme Court says the issue comes down to public trust and confidence. And from now...

More Citizens’ policies approved for ‘takeouts’

Nearly 100,000 Citizens Property Insurance policies will be offered to five private insurers, as state regulators Monday approved a final round of policy “takeouts”...

Tallahassee Business MatchMaker to benefit minority entrepreneurs

The Tallahassee Business MatchMaker will take place on May 21 during the 32nd Annual Small Business Week hosted by the Small Business Development Center...

Fast-tracking testing

‘Rape kit’ bill on  governor’s desk BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – State lawmakers Wednesday gave final approval to a bill that would...

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