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.
Florida Residents Charged With Running Dog Fighting Operation Involving 100 AnimalsA federal grand jury has indicted 8 Florida residents on 83 counts of running a dogfighting operation involving 100 dogs.
Threatened Native Eastern Indigo Snakes Released In North FloridaWildlife officials have released 15 threatened native, nonvenomous eastern indigo snakes in North Florida.
Supreme Court To Decide On Slot MachinesThe Florida Supreme Court will decide whether a Gadsden County racetrack should be allowed to have slot machines without the express permission of the Legislature, in a case with widespread implications for gambling throughout the state.
State Asks Court To Dismiss Seminoles' LawsuitIn the latest twist in dueling lawsuits over blackjack in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott's administration is asking a federal court in Tallahassee to dismiss a legal challenge filed last month by the Seminole Tribe.
Tribe Goes To Court Amid Gambling TalksThe Seminole Tribe of Florida sued the state Monday, setting in motion what could be a protracted legal fight over the tribe's exclusive rights to offer "banked" card games like blackjack at most of its casinos.
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.