Senate could drop Confederate flag from seal

BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE  – State senators are scheduled next week to begin considering whether to keep the Confederate flag on...

Settlement could offer more housing options for people with mental illness

BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The state Department of Children and Families has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by Disability...

Justices won’t reconsider UCF athlete case

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The state Supreme Court has turned down a rehearing request in a case filed by the parents of University...

Superintendents issue rebuke of school accountability system

BY JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE –Less than a month after the Department of Education touted the validity of a new standardized test,...

SUDDEN DEATH

An argument over rent. A knife. A gun. Two murders, one suicide, one critical injury – and a network of grief-stricken relatives and friends. BY...

Williams seeks legal change to accommodate gay marriage

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – With the U.S. Supreme Court ensuring that same-sex marriage is legal, a House Democrat has filed a bill...

FAMU settles wrongful death suit with drum major’s family

Champion’s parents get settlement and apology in 2011 hazing death FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS Florida A&M University (FAMU) has settled a lawsuit with the family...

Prosecutors: Arrests show improved response to sex trafficking

BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The announcement Monday of 21 arrests following a two-year investigation into a Central Florida sex-trafficking and...

FAMU settles wrongful death suit with drum major’s family

BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Florida A&M University (FAMU) has settled a lawsuit with the family of Robert Champion over the hazing death of the...

Begging for pain relief

‘Pill mill’ regs may have gone too far BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Chris Young is a lifelong gun enthusiast, but his...

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