Florida Cabinet meets in Israel under media objection

U.S. 05/29/19, 10:21

Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet met in Israel on Wednesday, waving away complaints that the setting was illegal. They presented a proclamation of support for Israel and heard from Israelis on several issues important to Florida.The Republican governor ...

Ex-Florida gov candidate Gillum in hearing on lobbyist gifts

U.S. 04/24/19, 00:04

Former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum faces an administrative hearing Wednesday over allegations he improperly accepted gifts from lobbyists.The state Ethics Commission says it found probable cause in January to believe that Gillum, the former Tallahassee mayor, accepted gifts in ...

DeSantis gets some schooling on coding, computer science

Tech 03/19/19, 10:17

Gov. Ron DeSantis got a little bit of schooling on coding and computer science.The Republican governor took part Tuesday in an event promoting computer skills in Florida schools. DeSantis spent a few minutes huddling with 16-year-old Emily Perez, a sophomore ...

Florida lawmakers convene for annual 60-day session

U.S. 03/05/19, 13:21

Florida's political leaders called for cooperation and outlined goals for education, health care, transportation and other priorities as the state Legislature convened Tuesday in Tallahassee with new presiding officers, a new governor and only one requirement: pass a balanced state ...

Blackman unquestioned No. 1 QB as Florida State opens spring

Sports 03/04/19, 13:28

James Blackman insists nothing has changed. But nearly everything around him at Florida State is different this spring.A month after coach Willie Taggart dismissed two-year starter Deondre Francois, the Seminoles' No. 1 quarterback is clearly Blackman. When he was dismissed ...

New leaders, new agendas as Florida Legislature set to begin

U.S. 03/02/19, 09:32

Florida's 2019 Legislative session begins Tuesday with a new governor, new Legislative leaders, and new priorities. Nearly 3,000 bills already have been filed ahead of the 60-day legislative session on topics ranging from a ban on child-like sex dolls to adjustments ...

Police: Yoga studio shooter was disturbed, hated women

U.S. 02/12/19, 20:02

Wrapping up a three-month investigation, Florida authorities said Tuesday that a 40-year-old man who killed two people and injured five others in a yoga studio was a "disturbed individual" with a "hatred towards women." Tallahassee police said after conducting dozens of ...

FSU drops Francois after abuse allegations surface

Sports 02/03/19, 16:35

Florida State's head football coach announced Sunday that quarterback Deondre Francois had been dismissed from the team after allegations of domestic abuse surfaced.FSU head coach Willie Taggart said in a statement Sunday that he had notified Francois of his decision ...

Florida’s ethics commission says Gillum may have broken law

U.S. 01/25/19, 14:14

Florida's ethics commission says there is probable cause that former Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum violated the state's ethics law.The commission voted Friday in a closed-door meeting to proceed with charges against Gillum. Gillum is accused of accepting gifts from ...

Update: Florida gov: Elections chief regrets blackface

U.S. 01/24/19, 18:02

The Latest on Florida's secretary of state resigning after photos of him in blackface surfaced (all times local):6 p.m.Florida's new governor says he thought it best to accept his secretary of state's resignation "and move on" after old photos of ...

Florida elections chief resigns when blackface photos emerge

U.S. 01/24/19, 17:10

Florida's top elections official abruptly resigned Thursday after a newspaper obtained pictures of him in blackface dressed as a Hurricane Katrina victim at a 2005 party.Secretary of State Michael Ertel, who had been on the job less than three weeks, ...

Florida’s next governor says he plans to take swift action

U.S. 01/07/19, 17:41

When Ron DeSantis becomes Florida's next governor, he will continue a two-decade tradition of Republican control that has emphasized tax cuts, the growth of school voucher programs, and a deep skepticism about expanding the state's health care safety net. But DeSantis, ...

Florida tale of infidelity and homicide ends with conviction

U.S. 12/14/18, 22:07

After a spellbinding five-day trial that featured tales of infidelity and a multimillion dollar insurance payout, a jury on Friday convicted a Florida woman of helping mastermind the killing of her husband nearly two decades ago. Jurors found Denise Williams guilty ...

FBI probe leads to charges against Florida city commissioner

U.S. 12/12/18, 13:51

An FBI corruption investigation that became an issue in the Florida governor's race led to a 44-count federal indictment Wednesday against a city commissioner who once ran the state's Democratic Party.The indictment charges Tallahassee Commissioner Scott Maddox with bribery, extortion, ...

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