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Proposal in Fla. Would Allow for Gov. Recall

Posted: 02/17/2011 - A Democratic state representative on Wednesday, Feb. 17 filed a proposed constitutional amendment and a bill seeking to give Florida voters the ability to recall state legislators, Cabinet members and the governor from office.

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Gov. Scott: Cuba Embargo Should Continue

Posted: 02/17/2011 - Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday, Feb. 17 put himself in line with much of the Cuban-American establishment, but at odds with a large segment of the business community when he expressed support for continuing the embargo on Cuba.

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Panama City Man Indicted on Child Pornography

Posted: 02/16/2011 - Timothy Sorrell, 63, of Panama City, Florida was indicted Tuesday for the receipt and possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Pamela C. Marsh, Northern District of Florida.

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Reward Increased in Crestview Bear Shooting

Posted: 02/16/2011 - Wildlife authorities are hoping a larger reward will lead them to whoever shot and killed a large black bear last Friday on the grounds of the closed Shoal River Golf Course at Crestview.

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Scott Kills High Speed Rail

Posted: 02/16/2011 - Governor Rick Scott says he will return more than 2 billion dollars the Federal government was giving Florida for a high speed rail line. As Mike Vasilinda tells us, reaction has been swift and angry.

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Medicaid Reform in the Works

Posted: 02/16/2011 - Florida could become the first state to drop Medicaid coverage. The rising cost of the entitlement program costs Florida taxpayers 21 billion dollars a year. As Whitney Ray tells lawmakers are proposing changes to lower the cost and they plan to tell the feds take it or leave it.

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Wakulla County Mobile Home Fire

Updated: 02/16/2011 - A mobile home in Wakulla County is completely destroyed and fire officials say a space heater is likely to blame.

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Fasano: Prison Cut Questions Will Go On

Posted: 02/16/2011 - The chairman of the Senate’s criminal justice budget committee said Tuesday he will not back down from criticizing Gov. Rick Scott’s plan to lay off hundreds of state corrections employees, despite calls from the chief budget writer in the chamber for him to apologize for badgering the governor’s aides.

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Fla. Officials Split on Pill Mill Database

Posted: 02/16/2011 - The Senate’s Republican Health and Human Services budget chair is joining the chorus of state officials who want to kill a statewide prescription drug database even though his boss, Senate President Mike Haridopolos is among its backers.

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Car and Semi Accident on I-10

Posted: 02/16/2011 - A car and semi-truck were involved in an accident on I-10, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

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Alexander: Scott Prison Plan Worth Considering

Posted: 02/16/2011 - The Senate’s chief budget writer said Feb. 15 it is worth considering Gov. Rick Scott’s plan to cut the Corrections Department by $82.4 million next year and close two prisons, despite criticism from the chairman of the committee that writes the criminal justice budget.

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Fire Destroys Crawfordville Home

House Fire

Updated: 02/16/2011 - A 59-year-old Crawfordville woman and her 2-year-old granddaughter escaped injury when their mobile home caught fire and burned down at 3:12 p.m. on Feb. 15.

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DCA Workers Express Fear, Concerns to Scott

Updated: 02/16/2011 - Beleaguered state workers at an agency with a Rick Scott bullseye on it vented their worries directly to the governor on Tuesday, Feb. 15 expressing concerns and skepticism about his plan to shrink government, and change retirement benefits for its employees.

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