Pass the joint

Patients cleared to get medicinal weed BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Patients could have access to long-awaited, non-euphoric pot products by the...

NOAA predicts another slow hurricane season

BY KEN KAYE SUN SENTINEL/TNS FORT LAUDERDALE – Joining other weather teams, government forecasters on Wednesday called for a slower-than-normal hurricane season, adding fuel to the...

Congress members unveil plan to restore Apalachicola Bay

The area and oyster industry has taken big hit due to lack of freshwater, drought By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – With the...

Fired Hillsborough schools superintendent named New York education commissioner

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Former Hillsborough County schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia was named New York’s next education commissioner on Tuesday. The New York State Board...

New law allows secret recordings

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Children in Florida will be able to secretly record conversations related to sexual abuse or other violent acts under a...

How to prepare for a disaster

Click here for this clip-and-save page to see whether your family is ready in case disaster strikes.

WHERE ARE THE BLACK COPS?

In cities statewide, there are relatively few African-American police officers on duty anywhere. Experts say that scarcity contributes to racial tensions and higher incarceration. BY...

Justice Department begins probe

Feds to investigate inmate’s death BY JULIE K. BROWN MIAMI HERALD / TNS MIAMI – The U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division has begun an investigation...

Study cites sharp rise in suicide by Black children

COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS For the first time, a national scientific study has found a higher suicide rate for Blacks than for Whites of any...

Zimmerman shooter must turn in weapons, avoid him

BY GAL TZIPERMAN LOTAN ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS The man accused of shooting at George Zimmerman must turn in his weapons and avoid contact with him, a judge...

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