- Florida Senate likely to remove battle flag from seal Updated: Oct-08-15 2:38 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Responding to the outcry against Confederate symbols, the Florida Senate is moving ahead with plans to remove the Confederate battle flag from the chamber's official seal.
- House election: Republicans challenge McCarthy for speaker Updated: Oct-08-15 10:12 am
WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is the front-runner in the race to become the next speaker, but he faces two Republican opponents who are trying to draw some of his support.
- Bill would expand Right to Try Act to include marijuana Updated: Oct-07-15 4:44 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A pair of Republican lawmakers who helped author a bill to make a certain strain of marijuana permissible for treatment is seeking to go one step further.
- Judge suspended after accusation of berating, hitting lawyer Updated: Oct-06-15 12:30 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - The Florida Supreme Court has suspended a county judge who was captured on video berating and threatening to assault a public defender.
- 4 children, 1 adult killed in interstate crash Updated: Oct-06-15 5:38 am
MIAMI - Four children and one adult from Georgia were killed in an Interstate 10 crash in the Florida Panhandle, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
- Supreme Court to review latest medical marijuana measure Updated: Oct-02-15 8:53 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A measure to legalize medical marijuana is going before the Florida Supreme Court.
- Florida court reverses itself on slots Updated: Oct-02-15 5:17 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A far-reaching court ruling that could have opened the door to slot machines at dog and horse tracks across Florida has been reversed.
- Florida Supreme Court lifts stay of execution Updated: Oct-02-15 12:21 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida Supreme Court is letting the state move ahead with the execution of a man who killed his ex-wife, daughter and others.
- Transportation officials visit Florida Updated: Oct-02-15 4:31 am
ORLANDO, Florida - Some of the nation's top transportation officials are in Florida to listen to political leaders and everyday commuters talk about transportation needs for the state in the coming decades.
- Conservative group pushes Scott on Planned Parenthood money Updated: Oct-01-15 3:18 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Gov. Rick Scott has signed new laws that make it harder for minors to get abortions, require an ultrasound before the procedure and force women to wait 24 hours before ending a pregnancy. He also ordered a state agency to investigate 16 Planned Parenthood clinics that provide abortions.
- Trump, Rubio, Bush among candidates going to state GOP event Updated: Oct-01-15 12:27 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Donald Trump, former Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio are among at least six presidential candidates that will attend a summit hosted by the Republican Party of Florida.
- 56 new troopers graduate from the academy Updated: Oct-01-15 7:55 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - There are 56 new troopers ready to hit the road for the Florida Highway Patrol.
- Corrections officer fired following criminal investigation Updated: Sep-30-15 6:06 pm
TRENTON, Florida - A corrections officer has been fired following a criminal investigation.
- Governor and state officials debate future of closed school Updated: Sep-29-15 5:45 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida officials are pondering what to do with the site of a closed reform school in the Panhandle where until recently researchers were combing the ground searching for unmarked graves and unclaimed bodies.
- Cop who ran youth program charged with sex acts with girls Updated: Sep-29-15 4:20 pm
MIAMI - A South Florida detective who oversaw a youth police program has been arrested on accusations of engaging in sex acts with young girls.
- Judge to decide fate of Florida's political landscape Updated: Sep-28-15 7:45 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A three-day trial that could decide the fate of Florida's political landscape ended Monday as lawyers for both sides accused each other of recommending changes to the state's 27 congressional districts that could benefit either Republicans or Democrats.
- Florida lawmakers plan to live on minimum wage for a week Updated: Sep-28-15 3:05 am
ORLANDO, Florida - At least 18 Florida lawmakers plan to live on a minimum wage this week to draw attention to efforts to increase the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour.
- Florida uses EPA water system grants to gird infrastructure Updated: Sep-27-15 8:26 am
GAINESVILLE, Florida - With a burgeoning population and aging water systems, Florida will need $16.5 billion in funding over the next 20 years just to maintain its existing drinking water infrastructure, according to estimates from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
- UCF delays opening of downtown campus Updated: Sep-25-15 3:06 am
ORLANDO, Florida - The University of Central Florida has slashed the amount of funds it is requesting from the state to open a downtown Orlando campus in the fall of 2018, a year later than initially planned.
- Florida Supreme Court wants new rule on lawyer referrals Updated: Sep-24-15 12:30 pm
- Audit details 'dangerous' understaffing at Florida prisons Updated: Sep-23-15 3:03 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - An independent audit commissioned by the Florida Department of Corrections has concluded that Florida's prisons are so "chronically understaffed" that an emergency should be declared to keep corrections officers and inmates safe.
- Florida Gov. wants a boost in mental health spending Updated: Sep-21-15 4:57 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he will push to spend more money on mental health and substance abuse programs.
- Supreme Court Chief Justice Labarga recovering after surgery Updated: Sep-20-15 3:01 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga is recovering from cancer surgery at Shands Hospital in Gainesville.
- Florida Attorney General wants to hire more attorneys Updated: Sep-19-15 3:01 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi says she needs to hire more attorneys to handle a growing number of cases.
- Florida bill to repeal ban on shacking up takes first step Updated: Sep-16-15 4:31 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - For the first time since Reconstruction, shacking up together could become legal again in Florida.