| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:04 PM
It's summertime, and the living is miserable.
If you want relief from oppressive heat and humidity, think of how your fur-coat-clad best friend feels. So where can you take a hot hound to cool off?
Algiers Beach in Gulfside City Park on Sanibel Island...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:21 AM
Gun-toting felons have the same rights as law-abiding citizens to use the Stand Your Ground law to avoid criminal charges, according to a new appeals court ruling.
Reversing an opinion from 2012, the 4th District Court of Appeal said Wednesday a felon...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 5:20 AM
MIAMI Giselle Hosein peers into the dark sky above a manicured fairway on the Coral Gables Granada Golf Course, trying hard to see what she can so far only hear: an elusive Florida bonneted bat, among the rarest in the world.
"It took me three or four...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 10:55 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Florida's teacher union sued Wednesday to block legislation passed this spring that expands the state's corporate school-voucher program.
The law, called the Career and Professional Education Act, or SB 850, started as an act to...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:14 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s teacher union sued Wednesday to block legislation passed last spring that expands the state’s corporate school-voucher program.
The law, called the Career and Professional Education Act, or SB 850, started as an...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 3:14 PM
On June 6 a tipster emailed a Florida Department of Law Enforcement agent, worried because 20-year-old Shawn Ryan Thomas told him he planned to kidnap a 9-year-old girl and rape her, murder her parents, use her in a child-porn movie and then kill her,...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Even the man who wrote Florida's Stand Your Ground law didn't see this one coming: A convicted criminal invoking the controversial law to justify shooting someone.
"If you've lost your right to bear arms, then why should you have the protections that...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 5:07 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Curt Clawson, a Republican businessman from Bonita Springs whose renown six months ago was limited to his hard-court days at Purdue University, is heading to Congress.
Voters in the Republican-leaning Southwest Florida district...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 6:39 AM
If you have a kid in a Florida public school, you know it's FCAT season, that sometimes-pressurized time when schools administer the state's high-stakes standardized tests. Even if your child didn't tell you, their school certainly did, hosting pep...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:30 AM
WASHINGTON — Doug Truax, trailing in the Republican race for U.S. Senate, has spent his campaign into debt, his newest report showed, as he appealed today for contributions by citing front-runner Jim Oberweis’ decision to spend time in Florida...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 8:19 PM
WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis, back in Illinois after a controversial trip to Florida just days before the primary, said Friday that the visit was intended to support his marriage by keeping a commitment to celebrate his wife's...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery to Republican strategist and frequent thorn in my side Dan Curry (left), who was struck by falling ice today. Curry received stitches at Northwestern Memorial, and there was concern that he might......