Posted: 04/20/2011 - Florida lawmakers are poised to vote on major changes to the state’s 25-year-old growth management law that would reduce state oversight over new development, which environmentalists fear will lead to unchecked sprawl and damage to the state’s waters and lands.
Posted: 04/20/2011 - Museums and other cultural institutions face a historic cut in funding as Florida lawmakers struggle to agree on a multibillion dollar budget.
Posted: 04/20/2011 - Eugene Roman gouged out his eyes while serving a 364-day sentence for attacking his wife and police officers inside the couple's home in 2005. He was released early when his wife agreed to take him back.
Updated: 04/20/2011 - Teen escapes Youth Detention Center for the second time in two months.
Posted: 04/20/2011 - The Federal Government announces that fishing can resume in all Gulf waters.
Updated: 04/20/2011 - A former Franklin County DOC employee is found not guilty on all counts of child molestation.
Updated: 04/20/2011 - One year ago today, the Deepwater Horizon Rig exploded off the Louisiana coast, spewing oil into the Gulf for 85 days. On April 19th, the federal government opened the last area of water that had remained closed since the spill. Local coast slide show is attached.
Updated: 04/20/2011 - Whiting Field Naval Air Station will get an 172 acre buffer.
Updated: 04/20/2011 - Governor Rick Scott and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam today helped VISIT FLORIDA®, the state’s official tourism marketing corporation, announce the launch of their new FishingCapital.com website.
Posted: 04/19/2011 - NASA's next-to-last space shuttle flight is set to begin late next week.
Posted: 04/19/2011 - Woman pleads to Manslaughter in Shooting
Posted: 04/19/2011 - More than half of all votes in the 2008 election were cast early or by absentee, but legislation to be considered this week in Tallahassee would cut early voting down from two weeks to six days, among other changes.
Updated: 04/19/2011 - The Tallahassee Police Department is investigating two shooting incidents today (4-19)
Posted: 04/20/2011 - McDonald's Corp., seeking to change the stereotype that working in fast food is a dead end, is holding a hiring blitz. They were looking to fill 50,000 job on April 19th.
Posted: 04/19/2011 - One year ago tomorrow (4-20), a busted oil pipe in the Gulf of Mexico killed sea life and scared tourists away from Florida beaches. Today, Florida’s fishing and tourism industry is starting to rebound and the governor and state cabinet are trying to spread the word that Florida’s beaches are safe.
Posted: 04/19/2011 - Advocate for Florida State offers tips and up to date information on legislation that will directly impact the university.
Posted: 04/19/2011 - Florida is not ready to jump into federal court to recover millions in lost revenue from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Updated: 04/19/2011 - The court has dismissed a case against Leon County Commissioner Akin Akinyemi. A woman under the name of "Jane Doe" filed a civil suit against Akin Akinyemi claiming "emotional distress" after she says she tested positive for herpes.
Updated: 04/20/2011 - In 2006 there were 24 traffic fatalities, 2007 there were 13, 2008 there were 21, 2009 there were 12, 2010 there were 9 and so far in 2011 there are only 2, according to a release by the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office.
Posted: 04/20/2011 - Despite repeated studies showing no detectable effects from the BP oil spill, Florida seafood continues to get a black eye in the minds of Florida consumers, according to a poll released by the Florida Department of Agriculture.