Convicted Sweetwater police officer William Garcia told a federal judge Wednesday that he loved his job as a detective more than his wife, children and religion. Garcia then asked for a fair prison sentence in the two-year range for stealing people's credit cards.
A proposal to hike storm water fees in Miami Beach by 84 percent has passed a preliminary vote. The increase is necessary to pay for infrastructure projects that combat sea level rise, city officials say.
Key Westers Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones, who won a gay-marriage case in Monroe circuit court, on Wednesday asked a Florida appeals court to let them marry immediately. The court said no.