The data on Florida’s mental health problem tells the story: People whose mental illness goes untreated are more likely to be addicted to drugs, have children in the state’s child welfare system, draw unemployment checks, and land in prison.
The congregants of a close-knit Haitian church gathered Monday around Nicolas Alexis, hoping to learn what happened to 18 friends and loved ones who had been expected to return that morning from a late Palm Sunday service.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker was the keynote speaker at a Cuba forum in Tampa on potential business opportunities on the island. Details were outlined on how the new trading relationship with Cuba will work.
A house party that dissolved into a hail of gunfire and left seven young people hurt has officials on the Florida Panhandle pondering what to do with a spring break season they say has gotten out of control.
Florida legislators filed more than 1,700 bills for consideration during their two-month session that ends in May. Some are routine, some deal with high-profile issues such as abortion and guns, and some are just odd. Here's a look at a few that fall into the last category:
Michael Calhoun, a Florida A&M graduate and pharmacist, enlisted in the Florida National Guard as a private in 1977 and rose to the rank of major general. He’ll be installed Sunday as the 22nd adjutant general of the Florida Guard.
Sure, Florida's got sunshine, beaches and palm trees. But the driving force behind it being home to many of the nation's fastest-growing cities has been the return of hospitality, trade and construction jobs.
Bundlers who used to carry platinum status have been downgraded, forced to temporarily watch the money race from the sidelines. They’ve been eclipsed by the uber-wealthy, who can dash off a seven-figure check to a super PAC without blinking.
The Senate endorsed a bill allowing lawful gun owners to carry a weapon while evacuating in an emergency, even if they don’t have a concealed carry permit. Later in the day, a House panel voted down a Democrat’s proposal to set more limits on shooting a gun on residential property.
All three men had been chosen by a nominating council of seven volunteers to be members of the 2014 class of the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame. They were denied recognition not because of politics but on narrow legal grounds, which only infuriated their supporters more.