- $1.53 an hour for lawyer fees? Not in Florida, court says Updated: Apr-28-16 4:10 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida Supreme Court struck down a law limiting lawyer fees in workers' compensation cases on Thursday, saying the $1.53 hourly rate a lawyer was paid to help an injured worker was "absurdly low."
- Florida GOP squabble over next insurance chief keeps growing Updated: Apr-27-16 4:28 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - What started out as a disagreement between top Republicans over the state's next insurance commissioner is growing into a full-blown legal spat.
- Car hits chopper that lands on highway to aid crash victim Updated: Apr-27-16 12:28 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - Police say a medical helicopter was hit by a car and disabled as it prepared to transport an injured pedestrian, and the car's driver now faces drunken driving charges.
- Mom, 2 kids die in highway crash; 4 other kids hurt Updated: Apr-26-16 2:21 pm
PEMBROKE PINES, Florida - A woman and two of her six children are dead following a rollover crash on Interstate 75 in Pembroke Pines.
- Driver on sidewalk kills Florida college softball player Updated: Apr-26-16 2:18 pm
HUDSON, Florida - A 19-year-old college softball player is dead after being struck by a car that went onto a sidewalk north of Tampa.
- Who's better? Gov. Scott says Florida better than California Updated: Apr-25-16 9:11 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Taking his quest to lure jobs from other states up another notch, Gov. Rick Scott got Florida to start airing radio ads blasting California's decision to raise the minimum wage.
- Rising number of Florida children skipping out on shots Updated: Apr-23-16 11:08 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The number of children showing up to school with their required shots is dropping according to the Florida Department of Health.
- Florida Supreme Court halts abortion waiting period, for now Updated: Apr-22-16 5:19 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida Supreme Court suspended the state's 24-hour waiting period for abortions on Friday until it decides whether to hear a lawsuit claiming the law is unconstitutional.
- $50,000 reward in case of boy abducted, found 100 miles away Updated: Apr-21-16 5:56 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The state and federal authorities are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man who abducted a 7-year-old boy who was found a day later about 100 miles from home.
- Man's confession thrown out for his new double-murder trial Updated: Apr-21-16 2:18 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A man serving two life sentences for killing his estranged wife and her boyfriend will get a new trial after the Florida Supreme Court ruled his confession shouldn't have been heard by jurors.
- Florida's Graham to leave House, considers run for governor Updated: Apr-21-16 10:23 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The daughter of former senator and governor Bob Graham will leave Congress next year and consider trying to follow her father's footsteps into the governor's mansion.
- Florida editorial roundup Updated: Apr-20-16 1:49 pm
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- Florida man jumps off bridge to avoid getting hit by car Updated: Apr-20-16 7:01 am
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - Authorities say a Jacksonville man jumped off a bridge to avoid being hit by an out-of-control car.
- Brevard County getting more money for Indian River Lagoon Updated: Apr-20-16 4:33 am
VIERA, Florida - Brevard County is getting another $800,000 to help reduce muck in the Indian River Lagoon a month after a massive fish kill.
- Highway Patrol: Uber driver ran red light before fatal crash Updated: Apr-20-16 4:15 am
LONGWOOD, Florida - Authorities say an Uber driver ran a red light before a fatal crash with a central Florida deputy's patrol vehicle.
- Claims of drinking, calling police pigs get judge suspended Updated: Apr-19-16 4:02 pm
MIAMI - Allegations of drunkenness and calling police officers "pigs" has led to the suspension of a Miami-Dade County judge by the Florida Supreme Court.
- Court rejects bid to throw out Florida congressional map Updated: Apr-18-16 10:19 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida's long, twisted legal drama over its congressional districts may finally be reaching its end after a panel on federal judges on Monday rejected a push by U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown to throw out the current district boundaries.
- Florida man run over 3 times, dies Updated: Apr-17-16 1:49 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - A Florida man killed after being struck not once, not twice, but three times on a busy roadway in Orlando has investigators searching for two suspected hit-and-run drivers.
- Newspaper: Florida's top teachers found at affluent schools Updated: Apr-17-16 1:28 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - New bonus payments aimed at attracting and keeping good teachers in Florida have gone disproportionately to those who work with students from affluent families, an analysis by a Florida newspaper has found.
- Governor puts conditions on state money at Citrus Department Updated: Apr-17-16 3:01 am
WINTER HAVEN, Florida - Florida Department of Citrus officials have learned the $7.65 million of state general revenue it will get in the new 2016-17 budget comes with strings attached.
- Melbourne officer charged with punching handcuffed suspect Updated: Apr-16-16 5:59 pm
MELBOURNE, Florida - A Melbourne police officer was arrested and charged for punching a handcuffed suspect he was taking to the hospital, Florida law enforcement authorities said.
- Florida Gov. Scott pushes out FSU trustee who defied him Updated: Apr-16-16 3:45 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A former Florida House speaker who stood up to Gov. Rick Scott is being pushed off the Florida State University board.
- Florida lawmaker faces fraud charges over campaign cash Updated: Apr-15-16 4:43 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A state representative from Jacksonville has been indicted on charges he used more than $65,000 in campaign contributions on personal expenses like liquor, jewelry, flowers and groceries, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Jacksonville announced Friday.
- Florida Supreme Court: Board must pay in public records case Updated: Apr-14-16 5:58 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida government agencies that lose lawsuits filed by people seeking access to public records will have to pay plaintiffs' attorney fees, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a Jacksonville-based case.
- Veteran Northeast Florida congressman stepping down Updated: Apr-13-16 9:44 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw is leaving Congress after spending nearly 16 years in office.