TAMPA — There have been myriad zombie renaissances, the latest one reanimating into full flesh-eating swing in 2010 with the advent of AMC's hit show The Walking Dead. This has been a bleaker, darker Zombie Age, with less humor and more dread, gloom, guts.
Universal's Halloween Horror Nights is now in its 24th year of its ever-expanding, top-notch scare fest, but the huge crowds could end up being the biggest horror.
Other major attractions in Florida offer Halloween parties that are less ghoulish than Universal and Busch Gardens, which pride themselves on in-your-face scares. Some options:
TALLAHASSEE — Voting rights groups say Floridians face persistent barriers to vote that could result in more ballots not counting in November.
TALLAHASSEE — A search that began in March and stalled over the summer because of the long shadow cast by a powerful state senator ended Tuesday when the Florida State University Board of Trustees named Sen. John Thrasher the school's new president.
The Spirit family that child welfare investigators confronted two weeks ago presented a volatile mix: two drug-abusing adults, six small children and a history of violence. It exploded Thursday when Don Charles Spirit annihilated his daughter and six grandchildren one by one.
TALLAHASSEE — Florida's ban on adoption by same-sex couples stood for 33 years before the 3rd District Court of Appeal overturned it as unconstitutional four years ago.
When Republican Rick Scott ran for governor in 2010, he carried 52 of Florida's 67 counties, yet he barely beat Democrat Alex Sink.
How could that happen?
TALLAHASSEE — Florida State University's presidential search committee wrapped up its work Monday by agreeing to recommend all four finalists, including state Sen. John Thrasher, to the school's Board of Trustees.
Another week. Another $10.4 million thrown in the fire we call television advertising.