Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd
Opponents of a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize medical marijuana launched the “Don’t Let Florida Go to Pot” campaign Tuesday, warning that passing the measure would lead to widespread abuse.
A new study by the Pew Charitable Trusts finds Florida leading the nation in inmates who “max out” their sentences — serving 100 percent of their time and being released with no supervision beyond the prison gates.
Gun owners and defenders of the second amendment saw success during the 2014 Florida legislative session, but one battle is still being waged.
The Florida Public Defender Association is supporting a measure which would grant immunity to people who show or fire guns in self-defense known as the “warning shot” bill by Rep. Neil Combee, a Polk City Republican.
The young girl who police said was bullied by her classmates and jumped to her death would have turned 13 Saturday. Family and friends gathered at the grave site of Rebecca Sedwick to mark the day.