PALM RIVER — Last month a woman searched four days for a dentist who could help her 18-month-old daughter. The child had barely eaten after falling and breaking her front tooth in half.
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott is promising Florida voters a $1 billion package of tax and fee cuts in a second term including new limitations on property tax increases and another cut in auto tag fees.
BROOKSVILLE — Only three days into the school year, a kindergartner from Brooksville Elementary School walked off his bus at the wrong stop and briefly went missing, triggering a frantic search for the child and moments of sheer panic for his family.
TAMPA — After years of financial troubles, Without Walls International Church is finally leaving its West Shore campus.
BROOKSVILLE — The ongoing controversy surrounding a motocross track carved into a 13.5-acre site on Spike Road near Hickory Hill has landed back in the hands of the Southwest Florida Water Management District.
Shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge Clem is off the air at WHPT-FM 102.5 the Bone.
SEMINOLE — Peggy Alcorn, a 68-year-old retiree, exercises every day in her swimming pool. • She hangs onto the edge for an hour — bouncing, swaying, kicking and singing to a mix of 1980s hits streaming from her computer. Every 15 minutes or so, she picks up a pipe and takes a few puffs of pot. • …
Humans have cultivated marijuana for thousands of years — using fiber for cloth, oil for food, smoke for ceremonies and chemicals for medicine.
Floridians will decide Nov. 4 whether to add medical marijuana to the state Constitution, testing if a cultural change fostered in the liberal West and Northeast can penetrate the South.
CORAL GABLES — An American crocodile suspected of biting two swimmers in a South Florida canal has died.
CLEARWATER — Deputy Chief Sandra Wilson is resigning from the Clearwater Police Department.
A new study says that California's drought is so severe it's causing the ground to rise. Angela Fritz of the Washington Post reported scientists estimate 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost in the past 18 months.
HAMPTON, Ga. — Speaking quietly and his voice trembling, NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said Friday that the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York three weeks ago. …
With Labor Day comes theme parks turning their focus to Florida residents, and that means deals. First up is a Florida resident deal at Discovery Cove in Orlando. The theme park, which features swimming with dolphins, snorkeling with thousands of tropical fish and hand-feeding exotic birds, has an all-inclusive package …
BARTOW — Dreek Drayton spent nearly a decade locked up because of a crime he says he didn't commit.