No More Warnings: Police Enforce Florida's No Texting While Driving LawPut the phone down while you are driving. Florida's no texting while driving law is now in full effect and police in Sweetwater took part in a strict enforcement Wednesday.
Record Number Of Manatees Killed By Boaters In 2019It's manatee season across Florida, a time when boaters are supposed to slow down for the gentle sea giants, but some folks just aren't following the rules which led to deadly results.
Florida Judge Says Felons In Federal Lawsuit Can Register To VoteFelons in a federal lawsuit who have completed their time behind bars but can’t afford to pay court-ordered fees and fines can continue to register to vote but cannot cast ballots yet, under an order issued this week by a federal judge.
CDC: Packaged Hard-Boiled Eggs Linked To Deadly Listeria OutbreakFlorida is one of several states included in a deadly, multi-state outbreak of Listeria infections which has been linked to packaged hard-boiled eggs.
Report: U.S. Death Penalty Cases Declining, But Florida Among Most Active Capital Punishment StatesFlorida is one of 29 states that still have the death penalty, but only seven states carried out executions in 2019 including Florida with two. The continuing decline in capital punishment in the U.S. is the focus of a new report by the Death Penalty Information Center which says 2019 was the fifth straight year with fewer than 30 executions and 50 new death sentences.
The National Rifle Association Renews Fight Over Gun Age Restriction In FloridaAfter dropping an attempt to keep secret the identities of two plaintiffs, the National Rifle Association has relaunched a federal court challenge to a Florida law that raised the age to purchase rifles and other long guns.
Hepatitis A Cases Continue Climbing In FloridaFlorida had 51 hepatitis A cases reported last week, bringing the total number of cases this year to 3,079, as of Saturday.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' Budget Would Trim ‘Earmarks’Florida lawmakers got another message to expect a lean year for bringing home budget bacon.
National Rifle Association Drops ‘Jane Doe’ Appeal In Florida Gun LawsuitThe National Rifle Association has abandoned an effort to keep secret the identities of two young adults in a challenge to a state law raising the age to purchase rifles and other long guns.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Praised, Criticized On Environmental SpendingGov. Ron DeSantis drew praise as “a true environmental leader” but was also criticized for not putting more money toward the Florida Forever program and failing to adequately prepare the state for climate change as he released a proposed $91.4 billion budget on Monday.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Proposes Hike In Prison SpendingGov. Ron DeSantis on Monday called for a flurry of new spending to alleviate worker shortages in Florida’s correctional system, as he acknowledged “morale has been low” in prison facilities.
Florida Gov. Ron Desantis' Budget Proposal Doesn’t Count On Gambling MoneyA $91.4 billion budget proposal released Monday by Gov. Ron DeSantis does not include money from the Seminole Tribe of Florida, though DeSantis appeared to hold out the possibility of reaching a gambling deal with the tribe.
Florida Appeals Court Upholds City’s Scooter Rental BanWednesday’s majority opinion focused, in part, on the city’s home-rule powers in addressing potentially dangerous conditions.
Boaters Slow Down! Florida Manatee Season Is Upon UsSouth Florida boaters need to slow down immediately. Manatee season starts Friday, November 15, which means more of them, are in our waterways.
2.9 Million Floridians Expected To Hit The Road For ThanksgivingThe American Automobile Association says nearly 2.9 million Floridians will be joining about 55 million Americans in making plans to travel 50 miles or more for the Thanksgiving holiday.