| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:50 AM
Florida possesses an embarrassment of riches in luxury accommodations at resorts and hotels, a huge draw for almost everyone vacationing in the state, whether residents or out-of-staters. But the state also has a wealth of more primitive accommodations:...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 10:29 AM
TALLAHASSEE – With an eye toward the fall elections, Florida Democrats are hoping to build pressure on the Republican-controlled Legislature to adopt tougher voter-protections for minorities despite a sweeping elections reform enacted last year....
| Apr 15, 2014
| 1:33 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Southwest Ranches describes itself glowingly as a rural, Old Florida time-warp of a town near Fort Lauderdale, complete with “donkeys braying, roosters crowing, and no sidewalks.”
But the farming community of 7,000 on the...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 7:51 PM
A devoted family man from the north suburbs who was "larger than life" was flying his teenage daughter and a friend to Florida for spring break when he was killed early this morning during a crash that left the two girls injured, according to family and...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Katherine Bronken, the 15-year-old girl from Round Lake who was injured in a plane crash that killed her father over the weekend, has died, officials said.
Katherine and a friend were passengers in a small plane piloted by her father, Jeffrey Bronken,...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 6:35 PM
The race for governor of Florida could hang on one issue: Obamacare.
Already Gov. Rick Scott has spent more than $4 million on television ads reminding voters that his chief rival for the job, former Gov. Charlie Crist, enthusiastically supports the...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Welcome to the first Republican victory of 2014, which should make Democrats very, very worried.
In a race to fill the House seat of the late Republican Bill Young, David Jolly, a Washington lobbyist and former congressional staffer, beat Alex Sink,...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 3:14 AM
I read some of the post-mortems about the special congressional election over in Pinellas County. Some pundits have insisted that the outcome of the race signifies nothing for November.
Others aver that it is a harbinger — or a bellwether,...
| Mar 15, 2014
Sorry about your loss. The fact that a one-time chief financial officer of Florida and candidate for governor loses a congressional seat to a lobbyist making his first bid for office is hard to swallow. Being a two-time loser rarely helps...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Central Florida killer Charles Walker briefly faced a judge Wednesday morning at the Orange County Jail on a warrant issued after authorities say he successfully escaped a North Florida prison using forged documents.
Walker nodded silently during his...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Authorities investigating the escape of two Orlando-area convicted killers have "uncovered key facts and targeted several suspects," the Florida Department of Law Enforcement commissioner said at a news conference in Tallahassee.
"I can assure you...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:21 AM
A Florida deputy lost his job after an investigation found that he made inappropriate and sexually suggestive comments to a 17-year-old rape victim, including telling the victim "I own you" and "I control your destiny," according to a memorandum regarding...