Consider this past weekend a dry run -- in spite of all the rain – for tropical storm and hurricane preparation. Tropical Storm Erika never made it to Florida, but emergency officials spent much of last week urging people to get ready.
ByDara Kam of the News Service of FloridaDara Kam of the News Service of Florida•8 hours ago
State health officials have named the three members of a panel that will choose five nurseries to be Florida's first legal pot growers, setting in motion the final stages of the drawn-out process to get Florida's new medical-marijuana industry off the ground.
A sharply divided appeals court Friday ruled that the death of a woman who was hit by a truck after escaping from a psychiatric hospital should be handled as a medical-malpractice case --- effectively leading to the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by her estate.
ByMargie Menzel of the News Service of Florida•8 hours ago
The Florida Children and Youth Cabinet voted Thursday to send a letter to state leaders, urging them to prioritize early-childhood education, intervention and other services for "the first 1,000 days" from pregnancy to age 3.
When it came to the bottom line, there's no question that Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O'Connell was a success.
Under her four-and-a-half year tenure, O'Connell pushed up lottery sales to nearly $6 billion through an aggressive push of scratch-off tickets and an effort to expand sales to retailers who had previously resisted selling lottery tickets.
Authorities say a Florida mom home with her two children has been shot multiple times after answering her front door.
Hillsborough County Sheriff's officials say 37-year-old Angela Morales heard several knocks at the door shortly after midnight Saturday while home with her husband and 9-year-old twins. That's when authorities say a man opened fire, hitting Morales multiple times.
There's growing concern about the risks of concussions in young athletes. For years, high school coaches have had to take courses on the dangers of head injuries. This year, for the first time, all high school athletes in Florida are required to educate themselves about concussions before they can compete.