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U.S. Judge: Spill Claims Czar Not Independent of BP

Posted: 02/02/2011 - A federal judge says the embattled administrator of the $20 billion compensation fund for Gulf oil spill victims is not independent from BP and he must stop telling potential claimants that he is.

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Following Ruling, Scott Stops Health Care Prep

Posted: 02/02/2011 - With a favorable federal court ruling declaring the federal health care law unconstitutional, Gov. Rick Scott said Tuesday, Feb. 1 the state will be in no hurry to implement any aspect of the law.

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TPD Searching for Robbery Suspect

Posted: 02/02/2011 - Last night, at approximately 9:00PM, the Tallahassee Police Department responded to a reported robbery at 1701 Apalachee Parkway (K-Mart).

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Scott Wants Sweeping Overhaul of Pension Plan

Updated: 02/02/2011 - Governor Rick Scott proposed wide-ranging changes to the state’s pension plan Tuesday, demanding 5 percent contributions from 655,000 public employees and requiring all new hires to enroll in investment plans.

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Reining in Unemployment

Updated: 02/02/2011 - Legislation has been filed in Tallahassee to prohibit people receiving unemployment benefits from turning down jobs. Some lawmakers say people are gaming the system to keep their benefits, but as Whitney Ray tells us, right now the state has no hard evidence of people gaming the unemployment system.

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LA Governor, AG Ask Judge to Intervene in Claims Process

Updated: 02/02/2011 - Louisiana's governor and attorney general say victims of the Gulf oil spill seeking final payments from a $20 billion compensation fund shouldn't be forced to give up their rights to sue companies to blame for the spill.

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Mother Gets 50 Years for Killing Baby

Posted: 02/01/2011 - A north Florida woman has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for shaking her baby to death after the boy's crying interrupted her game on Facebook.

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Health Care on Hold in Florida

Posted: 02/01/2011 - After a Federal Court ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional yesterday, the Governor has ordered a halt to any implementation of the act, but as Mike Vasilinda tells us, they may be jumping the gun.

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Police: Tampa Mom Covered Children's Dead Bodies

Posted: 02/01/2011 - A newly released court document says a Tampa mother covered the bodies of her teenage children with blankets after shooting them in the head, then went to sleep on the back porch.

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Rep. Southerland Town Hall Meeting

Posted: 02/01/2011 - The Bay County Commission meeting room was packed Monday for Congressman Steve Southerland's first town hall meeting. It's the first of 16 town halls Southerland will hold across the 2nd Congressional district.

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U.S. Marshals Arrest Riviera Beach Murder Suspect

Posted: 02/01/2011 - US Marshals in West Palm Beach, Florida contacted the Task Force late Monday afternoon after receiving information that Butler had fled Palm Beach County and was possibly hiding with a family member living in the Tallahassee, Florida area.

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Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days are Feb. 5-6

Posted: 02/01/2011 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service established Feb. 5-6 as Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days.

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Fla. Sen. Wise Files Merit Pay Bill for Teachers

Posted: 02/01/2011 - Following up on last year’s attempt to overhaul how teachers are paid, the chairman of the Senate’s education policy committee filed a measure Monday, Jan. 31 that would partially base teacher salary increases on student test scores.

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Animal Overpopulation in Leon County

Posted: 02/01/2011 - The Animal shelter says the euthanasia rate is one of the lowest they've seen. But it was still the fate of 5,088 animals last year.

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