Lee County deputy fired for finishing pizza instead of responding to 911 call

BY LYNETTE HOLLOWAY THE ROOT A Florida sheriff’s deputy in Lee County has been fired after an investigation found that he ignored a 911 call from...

Dad laments about being stuck with kids after mom shot

FROM WIRE REPORTS David Stephens of Jacksonville complained about being “stuck with his kids’’ after their mom was shot Sunday night. Police were searching for a...

3 more found guilty in FAMU band hazing case

Robert Champion’s parents want to see harsher punishments BY ELYSSA CHERNEY ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS ORLANDO — The April 24 convictions of three former Florida A&M University band members...

A FLORIDA COURIER EXCLUSIVE

BICYCLING WHILE BLACK The overwhelming majority of traffic tickets from the Tampa Police Department for ‘illegal bicycling’ are issued to African-Americans. Editor’s note: The editors of...

B-CU student drowns in Daytona Beach

School investigating hazing rumors BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS FLORIDA COURIER “He was my best friend.” Those were the first words Bethune-Cookman University student Devonte “Squirrel” Lampkin said to...

Tampa officers, residents unite for anti-violence march

Hundreds protest spike in crime at city’s Sulphur Springs neighborhood BY SAMUEL JOHNSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER The Tampa Police Department is combining forces with residents...

Governor and state workers end fight over drug tests

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Ending a four-year legal battle that cost taxpayers at least $675,000, Gov. Rick Scott and lawyers...

Florida Virtual School opens enrollments for 2015-2016

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Florida Virtual School Full Time (FLVS FT), a statewide virtual public school, is opening enrollment for grades kindergarten through 12th...

Defense: Video ‘completely exonerates’ 15-year-old Canadian in Miami murder case

BY DAVID OVALLE MIAMI HERALD/TNS Video surveillance “completely exonerates” a Canadian teen charged in connection with a violent marijuana robbery that led to the fatal shooting...

Judge backs AHCA on immigrant emergency care

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA An administrative law judge Monday ruled in favor of the state Agency for Health Care Administration in a long-running dispute...

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