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Fewer than 60 percent of Floridas third-graders 57 percent are reading at or above grade level, according to FCAT results released Friday morning. The figure represents a slight increase from last years 56 percent.
Former Hialeah mayor Julio Robaina pleaded not guilty Friday in Miami federal court to charges that he defrauded the U.S. government by failing to report potentially millions of dollars in income on tax returns, including receiving cash payments on high-interest loans he made to a convicted Ponzi schemer.
Ibragim Todashev, the Chechen martial-arts fighter killed by an FBI agent in Orlando on Tuesday, was a bit of a mystery to his neighbors in his modest gated community in Kissimmee.