State Asks Court To Dismiss Seminoles' LawsuitIn the latest twist in dueling lawsuits over blackjack in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott's administration is asking a federal court in Tallahassee to dismiss a legal challenge filed last month by the Seminole Tribe.
Tribe Goes To Court Amid Gambling TalksThe Seminole Tribe of Florida sued the state Monday, setting in motion what could be a protracted legal fight over the tribe's exclusive rights to offer "banked" card games like blackjack at most of its casinos.
Proposed Gambling Rules Headed For A Showdown?At least two years in the making, proposed pari-mutuel regulations continue to leave industry operators divided, with some saying the rules don't go far enough and others complaining that the plan will put them out of business.
Court Backs Slot Machines At North Florida RacetrackIn what could be a game changer in Florida's gambling arena, an appeals court Friday ordered state regulators to allow slot machines at a Gadsden County racetrack.
Counties, DJJ Renew Legal Fight About Detention CostsA decade into a dispute about how to divvy up the costs of detaining young offenders, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and more than two-dozen counties are digging in for more legal fighting.
Brevard Mom Kills 4 Kids, HerselfThree kids ran to a neighbor's house in PortSt. John Tuesday morning, saying their mom had shot them. Mom called them, and they went back home, where police said they were shot dead by their mother before she took her own life.
Brevard Deputy Formerly With Miami-Dade Police Shot On DutyA Brevard County sheriff's deputy who once worked for the Miami-Dade police department was shot and killed Tuesday when she attempted to investigate a report of a theft. 2 people were questioned in the shooting.
Prison Closures To Save Fla. Taxpayers $30MSix of the state’s prisons may close as early as this June, but their closure won’t mean a get-out-of-jail free card for prisoners, officials said.