Bahamas Tackles Massive Clean-Up After Hurricane DorianA preliminary report estimates Hurricane Dorian caused a total of some $7 billion in damage, but the government of the Bahamas has not yet offered any figures.
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody Points To ‘Historic’ Opioid SettlementFlorida Attorney General Ashley Moody on Wednesday backed a multistate settlement with Purdue Pharma, maker of the painkiller OxyContin, and said Florida will continue other legal efforts stemming from the opioid epidemic.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Rolls Out Environmental ProposalsGov. Ron DeSantis wants lawmakers to double fines for sewage spills into waterways and to lock an environmental-funding pledge into state budgets for at least the next three years.
Recreational Marijuana Drive Draws Big Bucks In FloridaTwo medical-marijuana firms poured more than $1 million last month into a new drive to pass a constitutional amendment to allow recreational marijuana in Florida.
Vaping-Linked Lung Problems Surface In FloridaThe Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida told The News Service of Florida on Monday that state health officials have “received several potential reports of illness” linked to vaping.
Bearded Dragon Found In Student's Backpack At Florida Panhandle SchoolA Florida school district says an unusual passenger was found in a student's backpack.
Hurricane Dorian Survivors Struggle To Start New Life In BahamasHurricane Dorian survivors in the Bahamas are filing off boats and planes in Nassau, facing the need to start new lives after the storm but with little ideas on how or where to begin.
Another 49 Hepatitis A Cases In FloridaFlorida had 49 new cases of hepatitis A reported last week, bringing the total number of cases this year to 2,461, according to the latest data from the state Department of Health.
South Florida Aid Pours Into Bahamas As Displaced Islanders Try To Get OutWhile help and supplies are pouring in, many in the hardest-hit parts of the Bahamas are just trying to get out.
Dogs In Need Of Forever Homes Arrive In Florida From The BahamasDogs left without shelter by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas are arriving in Florida in need of homes.
Florida Appeals Court Rules Against Ex-Prison Workers In Murder Plot In a case that stemmed from an investigation into the Ku Klux Klan in North Florida, an appeals court Monday rejected arguments by two former state prison employees who were convicted of conspiring to try to kill an ex-inmate.
Consumer Confidence In Florida Drops Sharply In AugustIt was the biggest drop in more than four years as consumer confidence fell sharply in August.
Florida Appeals Court Backs Lawmakers In Conservation FightIn a blow to environmental groups, an appeals court Monday overturned a circuit judge’s ruling that said state lawmakers improperly diverted money that flowed from a 2014 constitutional amendment designed to boost land and water conservation.
Cruise Line Offers Free Evacuations To Those On Grand Bahama IslandFlorida-based Bahamas Paradise Cruise Lines is offering Bahamians stranded by Hurricane Dorian a way home.
‘Skimmers’ Found In Post-Storm Gas Station ChecksFlorida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services inspectors found "skimmers," used to steal credit-card or debit-card information at gas pumps, while checking gas stations for Hurricane Dorian damage.