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  • Florida's the scariest state? Only if you're a wimp

    Florida's the scariest state? Only if you're a wimp
    Look out, my fellow Floridians. The industrial fear complex is once again targeting our great state. The latest trumped-up outrage is a ranking of the supposedly "scariest states in America" — where Florida ranked No. 1. Why? Well, according...
  • Fruitland Park must ask Sheriff's Office to run police department because of KKK scandal

     Fruitland Park must ask Sheriff's Office to run police department because of KKK scandal
    Second of two parts. The past several years in Fruitland Park have been a governmental train wreck. The city had seven city managers, including one whose sexual romps through City Hall with an employee became the target of derision around town....
  • Boca Black Film Festival aims to feature Florida's homegrown talent

    Boca Black Film Festival aims to feature Florida's homegrown talent
    With last year's departure of the country's most prominent black film festival from Miami Beach, a Palm Beach State College professor hopes to fill that void with the Boca Black Film Festival that starts next week. The American Black Film Festival was in...
  • OS happening today for July 18, 2014

    Friday, July 18 in Central Florida news. Stories we're working on: The city of Orlando is planning to replace the current parking meters with smart meters. The new meters would take credit cards and offer an app to warn when your time is expiring....
  • John Seigenthaler, journalist and civil rights activist, dies at 86

    John Seigenthaler, journalist and civil rights activist, dies at 86
    John Seigenthaler, a journalist, civil rights activist and "right hand" to Robert F. Kennedy — who once hired a young reporter named Al Gore to work under him at the Tennessean — died of colon cancer Friday in Nashville. He was 86. His death...
  • Ku Klux Klan report by FDLE leaves many unanswered questions

    The headlines screamed across the paper, and the television anchors put on their serious faces: The deputy chief in Fruitland Park resigned and another officer was fired over their links to the Ku Klux Klan. Wait. Was it their actual membership in the...
  • More questions arise in probe of Fruitland Park police, KKK ties

    More questions arise in probe of Fruitland Park police, KKK ties
    An FBI informant who identified two Fruitland Park police officers as members of the Ku Klux Klan is identified in a state investigative report as the KKK's Grand Dragon in Florida, who himself was forced to quit the same police department in 2009 because...
  • Fruitland Park deputy police chief denies involvement with KKK

    Fruitland Park deputy police chief denies involvement with KKK
    The Fruitland Park deputy police chief who resigned last week after being confronted with a Florida Department of Law Enforcement report linking him to the Ku Klux Klan said Wednesday that he never has been a member of the Klan. David Borst, 49, also...
  • Prosecutors won't use ex-Fruitland Park cops as witnesses because of alleged KKK ties

    Prosecutors won't use ex-Fruitland Park cops as witnesses because of alleged KKK ties
    Prosecutors in Lake County hope to avoid using testimony in criminal trials from two Fruitland Park police officers forced from their jobs after being linked to the Ku Klux Klan by the FBI. Walter Forgie, supervising assistant state attorney in Lake...
  • John Siegenthaler, a man who made different choices

    Here we go again. Same stuff, different day. Deja vu all over again. A monthly New York newspaper, The WestView News, uses an objectionable headline ("The N----r In The White House") on a piece in its July edition, which argues that much of the shrill...
  • Fruitland Park police shaken by KKK charges

    Fruitland Park police shaken by KKK charges
    Fruitland Park police Chief Terry Isaacs said his department has been shaken by troubling but unproven allegations that a deputy chief and a former police corporal were associated with the Ku Klux Klan. The allegations, contained in a confidential FBI...
  • Fruitland Park Deputy Police Chief resigns after FBI report shows KKK link

    Fruitland Park Deputy Police Chief resigns after FBI report shows KKK link
    The deputy chief of the Fruitland Park Police Department resigned and another officer was fired after the FBI and Florida Department of Law Enforcement turned over a report to the city describing their link to the Ku Klux Klan, a prosecutor said Friday....