Bill looks to stop criminalizing the mentally ill

BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A House panel on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill aimed at keeping Floridians with mental illnesses...

Prison health care company cancels state contract

BY JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Saying a contract with the state is “too constraining,” a company that provides health care to...

An Americana Christmas in Lancaster County

December brings forth the enchantment of the holidays at this popular travel destination in Pennsylvania. BY ELEANOR HENDRICKS MCDANIEL SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER A wounded Philadelphia...

State’s medical marijuana industry gets off the ground

Five organizations finally chosen to dispense products BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Nearly a year behind schedule, Florida health officials on Monday...

Ally of FAMU president elected to chair board of trustees

BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – After a turbulent period at Florida A&M University, an ally of embattled President Elmira Mangum was...

State’s jobless rate now down to 5.1 percent

Bolstered by increases in service-related jobs, Florida’s unemployment rate inched down from 5.2 percent in September to 5.1 percent in October, according to figures...

Sanford officer fired after singing about killing

BY HENRY PIERSON CURTIS ORLANDO SENTINEL (TNS) Police Officer Andrew Ricks ended his career in Sanford by taking the stage this month and singing “Let the...

THE FLORIDA CLASSIC

Bragging rights again for B-CU Wildcats trounce Rattlers in game that brings together rivals, friends, families BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Neither threat of rain nor traffic jams...

2015-16 NBA SEASON

Sports continue around the state The Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade, top, went to the basket in a loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves in Miami on...

Senator looks to keep ‘stand your ground’ change alive

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A senator sponsoring a National Rifle Association-backed change to the state’s controversial “stand your ground” law...

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