North Florida

Departed DCF Boss Still Troubled By Bell KillingsAfter his resignation from the Florida Department of Children and Families, David Abramowitz is still troubled by the killing of six children and their mother in the tiny Gilchrist County town of Bell.
Justices Give Victory To Rural County In Records DisputeThe Florida Supreme Court has declined to wade into a dispute about whether a rural North Florida county should have been required to pay attorney fees in a public-records fight that started with an anonymous records request.
Sunrise Police Make Second Arrest In Parental Kidnapping Sunrise Police said they have made a second arrest in a parental kidnapping that had a 3-year-old girl separated from her father for more than a year.
Father Reunited With Kidnapped Daughter After 15-Month SeparationA three-year-old girl from Sunrise is back in her father’s arms after a 15-month separation.
No Clear Roadmap Yet On Senate DistrictsAfter reaching an agreement this week with voting-rights groups, Florida lawmakers face the chore of going into special session in October to redraw Senate districts.
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.
State Seeks Review Of Gretna Slots DecisionCalling it "a jaw-dropping gambling expansion," state officials asked Friday for a full-court rehearing of an appellate decision that ordered gambling regulators to allow a North Florida horse track to have slot machines.
Sturgeon Leaps From River, Knocks Teen UnconsciousA Florida teen was knocked unconscious by a sturgeon while boating with family over the weekend.
House Seeks 'More Eyes' On Prison SystemSaying that reform must happen, a Florida House panel on Tuesday pushed forward a plan aimed at increasing oversight of the state's troubled prison system but stopped short of endorsing an independent commission included in the Senate's corrections overhaul.
Mother Arrested After 2-Year-Old Son Dies Of Morphine ODAuthorities in North Florida arrested a mother in connection to the death of her 2-year old son who overdosed on morphine.
North Florida Knocks Off FGCU 80-64Dallas Moore scored 27 points and North Florida made 12 3-pointers in defeating Florida Gulf Coast 80-64 on Wednesday night.
Florida Investigated Man Who Killed 6 GrandkidsA Florida man who fatally shot his daughter and six grandchildren was investigated by the state.