Draft Senate maps released before special session

BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The Legislature on Wednesday released six draft maps of Senate districts for a special session that...

State considers repeal of standards for heart surgery on kids

BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Nneka Campbell spent the third anniversary of her daughter’s death at a hearing at the Florida...

Woman says she was beaten, arrested for filming police

BY STEPHEN CROCKETT THE ROOT On July 15, Kelli Wilson took out her cell phone to record two Jacksonville policemen arresting her husband when, she says,...

Florida’s Rubio leads the field in missing Senate voting

BY MATTHEW FLEMING CQ-ROLL CALL/TNS WASHINGTON — For a presidential cycle known for upending conventional political wisdom, one thing certainly hasn’t changed: It’s hard to vote...

Supreme Court weighs death row law

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA U.S. Supreme Court justices Tuesday spent an hour questioning attorneys in a case that could force key changes in the...

CALL THE AUDITORS OR I’LL CALL THE FEDS

That’s what a disgusted Bethune-Cookman trustee is telling his alma mater amid questions about forged signatures, financial mismanagement and millions allegedly spent without the...

2015 MIAMI BROWARD CARNIVAL

It’s Carnival time! More than 15,000 masqueraders are set to provide a spectacle of colors and pageantry as this year’s Miami Broward Carnival reaches its...

BP settlement nets more than $3 billion for state

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The U.S. Department of Justice formally announced a settlement Monday to resolve civil claims against BP arising out of the...

‘Haves and the Have Nots’ star to be FAMU’s homecoming guest

“The Haves and the Have Nots” star and Florida A&M University (FAMU) alumna Angela Robinson will highlight the university’s weeklong homecoming festivities. This year’s...

Senate panel backs social media privacy for employees

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Most employees and job seekers could refuse to turn over private user names and passwords for...

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