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In December 2015, 64-year-old Daniel Rushing had just dropped off a friend at chemotherapy and was driving home an older woman from his church who worked at the 7-Eleven and would otherwise walk the 2 miles home.

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Citing past clashes and protests, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday declared a state of emergency in advance of a speech white nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to give at the University of Florida.

It’s that time of year when agencies lay out their plans for the coming year—and more importantly—how much those plans will cost.  Two of them are looking to hand out raises.

A new poll released Tuesday finds 52 percent of registered voters in Florida oppose prohibiting the sale of assault weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines, with 42 percent supporting a prohibition.

Governor Rick Scott is declaring a state of emergency in Alachua County in advance of white nationalist Richard Spencer’s speech on Thursday at the University Florida.


Fl. Division of Elections

State officials this month levied a $110,000 fine against the Republican Party of Florida. The party turned in a campaign finance report dealing with a South Florida House race 11 days late.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants to set aside another $1 million to beef up security at Jewish day schools around the state.

State TV Tax Fight Goes To U.S. Supreme Court

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Pointing to “protectionism,” a major satellite-television company is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a constitutional challenge to a Florida law that sets different tax rates for cable and satellite TV services.

A brewery that was offering to give free beer to University of Florida students in exchange for tickets to a white nationalist event on campus has learned that the stunt won't work.

Governor Rick Scott wants to find better ways for the public to evacuate, in case of an emergency. He’s ordering an evaluation of the state’s roadways.

Hurricane Irma is throwing a wrench in Florida’s budget for the coming year.  Lawmakers were already facing a daunting challenge crafting a balanced budget.

Memorial To Slaves May Be Erected On Florida Capitol Grounds

Oct 12, 2017

A memorial to honor slaves and acknowledge the cruelty of slavery could soon be placed on the Florida Capitol's grounds under legislation that won unanimous approval at its first committee stop Wednesday.

Monroe County released a preliminary damage assessment of residential structures in the unincorporated parts of the county Wednesday. 

The University of Florida's president is urging students to stay away from a speaking event on campus featuring white nationalist Richard Spencer.

Once again, and sadly not for the last time, a mass shooting has stunned the nation and shocked the rest of the civilized world, spurring a national debate about guns and gun laws.

And once again, and surely not for the last time, that debate features the pre-eminent organization of gun owners, the National Rifle Association, known as the NRA.

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For nearly half her life, Ruby Williams has prayed for her daughter, Brenda: "Lord, let her be alive."

Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority

The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority held a virtual town hall meeting Monday night to show off designs for the Selmon Expressway extension project. There are two designs of what they call "the pier" to choose from. One is called "Vivid," the other "Estuary." 

Authorities have recovered the body of a kayaker who had been missing in Tampa Bay.

Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

Hurricane Nate brought flooding and power outages as it sloshed ashore outside Biloxi early Sunday, the first hurricane to make landfall in Mississippi since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

Hurricane Nate raced swiftly over the central Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, gaining added strength as forecasters said it would smash into the U.S. Gulf Coast in coming nighttime hours.

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