In 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.
A 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.
Three 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.
A 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.
Six 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.