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4th DCA: Toy Gun Not Always A Weapon

Posted: 10/13/2011 - Using a toy gun to commit a robbery does not automatically elevate the crime to armed robbery, the Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled.

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Red Light Repeal has Green Light

Posted: 10/13/2011 - Supporters of repealing the law came up short last session in trying to undo what was done just a session before, when lawmakers created a $158 fine for motorists caught running a red light by a camera.

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LeMieux Unveils 'Four Freedoms' Plan

Posted: 10/13/2011 - Former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux, running for the GOP nomination to knock off incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, unveiled a budget and economic plan that would call for sweeping changes to entitlement programs, a cut in the corporate income tax and increased oil drilling off the shores of Florida.

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Sen. Dockery & Rep. Costello File Ethical Practices Act of 2012

Posted: 10/13/2011 - The act is an effort that seeks to prohibit legislators from voting upon, participating in or attempting to influence the passage of any legislation that would result in their enjoying any special private gain for themselves or their relatives.

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Missing and Endangered Girl Possibly in Tallahassee

Updated: 10/14/2011 - Melody Ireland of State College,PA is missing and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) is asking for the public's help in locating her. The child went missing from the State College, PA area but is believed to be in the Tallahassee,FL area.

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MPD: Woman Arrested for Slashing Tires, Stabbing Man

Posted: 10/13/2011 - The victim came outside of his house to confront Jennifer Stephenson for slashing the car tires when she chased the victim around the yard with a knife and stabbed him in the side.

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Keiser University Celebrates 35 Years

Posted: 10/13/2011 - Keiser University, which celebrates 35 years of successfully providing career-focused education, will provide another $1 million in new scholarships in honor of its transition to not-for-profit status.

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PCS Staff Support Utilities' Nuke Cost

Posted: 10/13/2011 - Florida Power & Light and Progress Energy Florida received a boost as they seek to collect $337 million from customers next year to pay for nuclear-power projects.

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Citizens Approves Scaled Back Sinkhole Rates

Posted: 10/13/2011 - Following through on a decision made by the Office of Insurance Regulation last month, the board of governors for Citizens Property Insurance Corp. approved statewide residential sinkhole premium increases of 32.8 percent.

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United Brings HMO Case to 1st DCA

Posted: 10/13/2011 - UnitedHealthcare of Florida is continuing a legal fight about major changes in HMO coverage for state employees, as thousands of people prepare to switch health plans Jan. 1.

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Gov. Scott Pitches More Business Tax Cuts

Posted: 10/13/2011 - A new drive to reduce the number of businesses paying the corporate income tax and tangible property taxes will headline Gov. Rick Scott's legislative agenda, even as state lawmakers face a budget shortfall pegged at $1.3 billion and growing.

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Big Tobacco: Toss Out $80M Smoking Verdict

Posted: 10/13/2011 - R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. asked an appeals court to reject a $79.2 million judgment in a case that could spur the largest payout in a flood of lawsuits about smoking-related deaths.

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Latvala Leads Senate Fundraisers in 3rd Quarter

Posted: 10/13/2011 - A quartet of Senate Republicans made the $100,000 club in the third quarter to lead their chamber in fundraising efforts for the three months that ended Sept. 30.

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Drake: Allow Firing Squads, But Not Lethal Injection

Updated: 10/13/2011 - "There shouldn't be anything controversial about a .45-caliber bullet," said Rep. Brad Drake. A bill filed by Drake would change Florida's method of execution from either lethal injection or electrocution to either electrocution or firing squad, with no option for lethal injection.

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