| Nov 10, 2013
| 4:00 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers have spent years likening their budget decisions to families at the kitchen table deciding which bills to pay.
Now that economic tides are rising, those talks are sounding more like whether to upgrade iPhones and...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 2:51 PM
Osceola County Clerk of Court Armando Ramirez has been soliciting cash and other donations for an employee holiday party – but refuses to tell the public who's donating and how much.
Ramirez's solicitation letter, printed on executive stationary...
| Oct 2, 2013
Check out festivals and events in October across the state.
View events this coming weekend, or view the whole month's offerings by region below:
This list is organized by region.
Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford,...
| Aug 18, 2013
TALLAHASSEE — Politicians hatch deals, trade favors and occasionally get caught enriching themselves or pimping out public resources for political support.
Former Brevard County clerk Mitch Needelman's arrest this week on bribery and bid-...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 11:46 AM
Take a look around UCF's new NorthView student housing complex and it's hard to believe families are struggling to cover college costs.
The apartments feature first-class amenities such as granite countertops, side-by-side refrigerators and 60-inch...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Authorities say a Cocoa monitoring company delayed seven hours in relaying to authorities an alert from 70-year-old Loomes Wheeler Jr.'s GPS gear on the morning he fled his Osceola County home.
But a newly released recording of a May court hearing...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 1:49 PM
SANFORD - Six women, all but one of them white, are deciding whether Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman murdered 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in a case that sparked widespread outrage and prompted civil rights marches.
| Jul 18, 2013
| 7:13 AM
A jail deputy in Brevard County has apologized for bringing items symbolic in the controversial Trayvon Martin slaying — Skittles and Arizona Iced Tea — to work in a failed attempt convey a "need for professionalism" during the high-profile,...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 4:32 PM
After 22 years of sailing the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, Royal Caribbean's Monarch of the Seas is leaving Central Florida again - this time for good. On April 1, right after its last trip to Royal's private island of CocoCay in the Bahamas, the cruise...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 10:57 AM
If you're a photography enthusiast in Florida, chances are you've been rained out on more than one occasion, particularly in the soggy summer months. But while the daily thunderstorms and towering clouds from June to September may not always be the most...
| Jun 8, 2013
Even a bad day at the beach is better than being at the office.
I kept repeating that to myself as exceptionally gusty winds threatened to blow everything off my outdoor table on the deck of Coconuts on the Beach, a longtime restaurant and bar on...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Ninth-grade world history classes in Brevard county should use supplementary material -- in addition to the assigned textbook -- because of criticism that required textbook has a pro-Islamic slant, the Brevard County School Board decided Tuesday,...