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How to Avoid Being Scammed

Posted: 02/04/2009 - Many people are now trying to spend less and save more. A growing number of people may be turning to a financial advisor for help, but there are a few things you need to know to keep your money safe.

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New Seat Belt Legislation Could Bring Florida Millions

Posted: 02/04/2009 - Florida’s chances to grab a 35 million dollar federal grant are running out. The state has until June 30th to adopt a stricter seat belt law in order to receive the money. Some lawmakers hope the extra cash will persuade enough of their colleagues to pass the legislation.

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Georgia Soldier Survives Skydiving Incident

Posted: 02/03/2009 - A Soldier's birthday present turns to horror when the person responsible for getting him safe back on the ground has a heart attack mid-air.

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State Looks to Speeders to Balance the Budget

Posted: 02/02/2009 - Running a red light will now cost you more than $200. Traffic fines across the board went up this week to keep Florida’s courts and prisons operating, and some drivers are calling the increases highway robbery.

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Homestead Exemption

Updated: 02/03/2009 - The Florida Constitution grants homeowners who have had a change in home ownership in the last year an exemption of up to $50,000 on the appraised value of their home.

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Stimulus Money in Jeopardy

Posted: 01/30/2009 - Florida may lose a billion in federal education dollars because it is cutting too much school money from the state budget. The House version of the Economic Stimulus Package bans states from collecting some education dollars if school funding levels aren’t meet. Florida educators are traveling to D.C. to ask the Senate to lift the restriction.

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Florida College Students Leave 24 Million Untapped

Posted: 01/29/2009 - Paperwork is the only thing standing between 22-thousand college students and 24 million federal dollars. Students who qualify for Pell Grants to pay for college aren’t claiming the money, and the University System’s Board of Governors wants to raise awareness and increase student enrollment.

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Blagojevich Thrown Out of Office

Posted: 01/29/2009 - Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is dismissed from office after the state senate votes unanimously for his removal.

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Florida Man Adopts 268 Kids

Posted: 01/28/2009 - A Florida man adopts 268 children from the Phillippines to give them a shot at a better life.

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Enrollment Down in Florida Prepaid College Plans

Posted: 01/28/2009 - The clock is ticking for parents who want to lock in the price of college tuition for their children. Open Enrollment in Florida’s Prepaid College Plans ends Saturday, and enrollment in the plan is down 20 percent.

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Myron Rolle Honored by Florida Governor

Posted: 01/27/2009 - The state is honoring the achievements of the state’s finest student athlete. FSU football player Myron Roll was awarded for his accomplishments both on the field and in the classroom.

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Crist Vetoes Spending Cuts

Posted: 01/27/2009 - Florida’s schools, hospitals and prisons will have less money to get through the fiscal year that ends June 30th. Governor Charlie Crist signed a budget reduction package Tuesday. The package includes 1.1 billion dollars in spending reductions, but the cuts were deeper before Crist used his veto pen.

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Florida Turnpike Murderers Go to Court

Posted: 01/27/2009 - Two men accused of killing a family on a Florida turnpike go to court today, and prosecutors argue the incident was drug related.

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Alligators Found in Massachusetts Home

Posted: 01/23/2009 - We've all had annoying neighbors, but this story might make you feel lucky that a couple of big mouth residents aren't yours.

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Florida Unemployment Up

Posted: 01/23/2009 - Florida had 255,000 fewer jobs at the end of December than when 2008 started. 64 thousand people lost jobs in December alone, pushing the state’s unemployment rate to 8.1 percent. The jobless numbers haven’t been this high since September 1992, when the rate was 8.9 percent.

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