TIME TO GET ‘STRAPPED’

A Black professional gun expert says Black-on-Black crime is a myth and urges African-Americans to be prepared to legally and properly defend themselves –...

Court to consider guns in school dormitories

BY JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – After a high-profile legislative debate this spring about concealed weapons on college campuses, a state appeals...

State sees sharp increase of kids in foster care

New methodology in place to keep children safer BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The number of Florida children in the state’s foster-care...

Study: ‘Fish poisoning’ in state more prevalent than reported

BY JENNY LUNA MIAMI HERALD/TNS Carmelo Gianino, who works on a tow boat at the Miami Beach Marina, follows an old rule of thumb in South...

NASA / International Space Station

Lost going into space A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on its seventh mission to the orbiting International Space Station (ISS) broke apart on June 28,...

SunPass customers now paying a little bit more

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA SunPass users will see an increase in tolls when traveling on Florida’s Turnpike starting this week. The 1.6 percent went into...

Senator seeks answers about SpaceX explosion

Third disaster in past year involving cargo ship heading to space station BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is...

Heads up: Don’t take your selfie-stick to Disney World

BY DEWAYNE BEVIL ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS Walt Disney World is banning selfie-sticks from its theme parks, citing safety concerns, a company spokeswoman said last week. Under a new...

Former head Rattler turns 80

Educators celebrate Dr. Walter Smith BY JENISE GRIFFIN MORGAN FLORIDA COURIER The Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) is the professional association for Florida’s 28 public community colleges, their...

Budget bills readied as session nears end

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – After months of sparring and a nearly three-week special session, lawmakers will be able to vote Friday –...

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