Next Senate President Puts Focus On UniversitiesSen. Joe Negron announced Monday he will take a four-day "listening tour" of state universities.
Campus-Carry Bill Poised For House ApprovalThe House is expected to vote Wednesday to allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to keep carrying guns while strolling on college and university campuses.
Bill Seeks To Protect Black Bear Habitat, Reduce ConflictMonths after the state held a controversial hunt, a bill filed Tuesday aims to help protect Florida's black bear population and limit human encounters.
State Calls Bear Hunt A Success, Opponents Call It A SlaughterFlorida wildlife officials Thursday called last month's bear hunt a success, with 304 bears killed in two days and few hunters cited for violations --- but critics called it a slaughter, saying most of the bears were killed on private land, where state regulations could be more easily skirted.
Man Attacked By Bear As Hunting Season OpensA man, who was not a hunter, was attacked near Tallahassee by a bear on the first day of hunting season.
Black Bear Hunting Season Begins Amid ProtestsFor the first time in 20 years, hunters on Saturday will be given the opportunity to stalk the Florida wilderness and legally kill black bears.
Judge Rejects Effort To Halt Bear HuntA Leon County judge said Thursday science used by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is sufficient to justify the state's first black-bear hunt in more than two decades, although he added the agency could have done a better job in establishing the rules.
FAMU Settles With Family Over Hazing DeathThe family of a Florida A&M University drum major who died as the result of being hazed has reached a settlement.
Florida A&M Faces Questions Over Improvement PlanWorried that Florida A&M University was taking too much of an "incremental" approach, members of the state university system's Board of Governors directed the school in June to come back with a more-aggressive plan for improving performance
'Harvest' Numbers Set For Revived Bear HuntA target was placed on at least 320 black bears Wednesday as the once-threatened species will be hunted across Florida next month for the first time in more than two decades.
Fmr. Band Member Awaits Sentence In FAMU Hazing Death Case A former Florida A & M University band member is set to be sentenced for his role in a drum major's hazing death.
Chancellor Says FAMU Is On Right TrackAs Florida A&M University grapples with an ongoing dispute between its president and board chairman, two state higher-education officials said Wednesday the university is heading in the right direction despite its leadership woes.