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ANOTHER WEEK, ANOTHER LAWSUIT

ANOTHER WEEK, ANOTHER LAWSUIT

Another Bethune-Cookman University alumnus sues his alma mater as the long controversy over a now-completed $72 million dorm project continues, and there may be more legal drama on the horizon. Right-click here to download pdf of Part 1 the lawsuit, then click on “Download linked file” Right-click here to download pdf of Part 2 the […]

CHARLES EDWARD ANDERSON BERRY / 1926-2017

CHARLES EDWARD ANDERSON BERRY / 1926-2017

Hail, hail rock ’n’ roll! In 2011, a statue of rock music legend Chuck Berry was dedicated during ceremony in University City, Mo., that Berry attended. Berry died March 18 at age 90. Click here to read his obituary. (DAVID CARSON/ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH/MCT)

No more death row

No more death row

Decision sets governor, cops off COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS TALLAHASSEE – A Central Florida state attorney who created a firestorm by deciding not to seek the death penalty for alleged cop-killer Markeith Loyd – or in any other capital case – is accusing Gov. Rick Scott of abusing his authority by ousting her as prosecutor […]

Hospital bill for gun injuries is $730 million a year

Hospital bill for gun injuries is $730 million a year

BY MELISSA HEALY LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS Americans paid more than $6.6 billion over eight years to care for victims of gun violence, according to a new tally of hospital bills. And U.S. taxpayers picked up at least 41 percent of that tab. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, say the authors of […]

RETALIATORY TERMINATION?

RETALIATORY TERMINATION?

A longtime Bethune-Cookman University supporter, donor and trustee sues his alma mater and fellow  trustees in a continuing controversy over leadership, transparency and finances. Right-click here to download pdf of the lawsuit, then click on “Download linked file” Right-click here to download Exhibits A-D of the lawsuit, then click on “Download linked file” Right-click here to […]

MARCH POLAR EXPRESS

MARCH POLAR EXPRESS

An Eastern cool snap A late snow storm dumped half a foot of snow by 9 a.m. in New York City. Florida temperatures dropped in the 30s and 40s this week because of the same cold front. (CAROLYN COLE/LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS)

Facebook suicide aftermath

Facebook suicide aftermath

Child was sexually abused, beaten BY CAROL MARBIN MILLER MIAMI HERALD /TNS MIAMI – For much of her too-short life, Naika Venant bounced between two parents: a birth mother who reportedly beat her without pity, left her in bed with boyfriends who watched “sex movies,” and eventually abandoned her – and the state of Florida, […]

McGhee tapped as next House Democratic leader

McGhee tapped as next House Democratic leader

Florida House Democrats elected a future leader Monday night, tapping state Rep. Kionne McGhee to lead their caucus after the 2018 elections. McGhee, a 39-year-old attorney from Miami, edged out Rep. Bobby DuBose, D-Fort Lauderdale, in a 23-17 vote. McGhee, a former Miami-Dade County prosecutor who was first elected to the House in 2012, will lead the […]

OBAMACARE REPLACEMENT 101

OBAMACARE REPLACEMENT 101

BY NOAM N. LEVEY TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – House Republicans have finally unveiled legislation to repeal and – just as important – replace the Affordable Care Act. Obamacare is complex. So, it shouldn’t be a surprise that what the GOP is proposing in its place has a few knotty details. Here’s a short guide […]

TALLAHASSEE GOES BACK TO WORK

TALLAHASSEE GOES BACK TO WORK

To serve and protect During Florida’s annual State of the State speech on March 7 in Tallahassee, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings, Orlando Police Chief John Mina and Orlando Police Officer Michael Napolitano were recognized for their actions following the Pulse nightclub murders last year in Orlando. (JACOB LANGSTON/ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS)