Tallahassee Police officer fired after slamming handcuffed man into a wall

State Attorney Jack Campbell said his office is likely to pursue charges against former TPD officer Charles Hansford for the incident.
0 4min

Joe Henderson: Unforced errors leave the University of Florida embarrassed

From COVID-19 policies to First Amendment rights, UF is on the wrong side of bad headlines these days.
2 6min

VISIT FLORIDA promises no more ‘Pitbull incidents’ as bill to extend program makes it through House Commerce Committee

Legislators said the state’s tourism and marketing arm is helping smaller communities attract visitors.
0 5min

Legislative, Influence & Policy


VISIT FLORIDA promises no more ‘Pitbull incidents’ as bill to extend program makes it through House Commerce Committee

Legislators said the state’s tourism and marketing arm is helping smaller communities attract visitors.
0 5min

Florida nonprofits ask Legislature to fund $40 million to ease foster case manager shortage

There are currently 600 case manager job openings in the state, about 30% of the state’s current employment level.
0 5min

Claims bill to pay $3.2M to Monticello nurse harmed in head-on crash with state employee advances

‘This case involves significant and substantial injuries and terminated her career as an emergency room nurse.’
0 6min

Lawmaker details how proposed 15-week abortion ban would have impacted her abnormal pregnancy

Democratic lawmakers say the proposed abortion ban assaults women’s human rights.
0 6min

Senate Committee OK’s bill to secure land conservation funding

Land and water conservation efforts would lock in guaranteed funding under the bill.
1 4min

Senate panel moves Ron DeSantis priority cracking down on ‘midnight’ migrants

A federal judge struck down part of the sanctuary cities law in September, but Republicans are taking another shot at immigration.
1 7min

Corona Florida


Ron DeSantis cashes in on Dr. Fauci ‘flip flops’

‘Exclusive Freedom Over Fauci Flip Flops, only available on the Team DeSantis storefront.’
18 4min

Gov. DeSantis dodges booster shot question again

‘I’m not going to let that be a weapon for people to use.’
23 5min

House drops new legislative map ahead of full Redistricting Committee hearing

Changes around Hillsborough, Orange and Broward impact multiple districts.
0 5min

Tina Polsky files to run in Boca Raton-centered SD 30

The Democrat will move to run and represent half her existing constituency.
0 4min

House Democrats question whether redistricting staff took minority growth into account

Will communities of color have sufficient power under the new maps?
0 5min

Sheriffs endorse Gov. DeSantis’ re-election bid

‘That’s a real law and order Governor. That’s what they look like.’
6 4min

Corona Economics



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Communities



Tallahassee Police officer fired after slamming handcuffed man into a wall

State Attorney Jack Campbell said his office is likely to pursue charges against former TPD officer Charles Hansford for the incident.
0 4min

Washington County residents vote to end ‘dry’ law, allow hard liquor

Restaurants and businesses in Washington County will be able to begin selling hard liquor in three months.
1 5min

Gov. DeSantis issues state of emergency for Charlotte and Lee Counties after severe storms

A of Wednesday, the National Weather Service confirmed five tornadoes in the area.
10 3min

Judge denies J.T. Burnette request to stay out of prison pending appeal

Burnette is supposed to report to an Alabama federal prison work camp by Sunday.
0 2min

South Florida


Cruise ship bound for Miami changes course after U.S. judge orders seizure

Cruise trackers show Crystal Symphony currently docked in the Bahamian island of Bimini.
0 3min

Florida International University president resigns citing health issues

FIU Board of Trustees held an emergency meeting Friday afternoon and planned to nominate Kenneth Jessell as interim president.
0 2min

COVID-19 cases plummet in South Florida as peak appears to have passed

Cases dropped by 44% week-to-week in Palm Beach County, 49% in Miami-Dade and 52% in Broward.
0 5min

Matt Willhite raises nearly $21K in December to lead Palm Beach County Commission field

Willhite is leading his opponents with more than $234,000 available as of Dec. 31.
0 4min

Lamar Fisher’s December fundraising nets him biggest kitty among Broward County Commission candidates

The former Mayor of Pompano Beach is seeking a second term in a changed district.
0 4min

Demi Busatta Cabrera named Greater Miami Chamber’s 2022 Legislative Champion

Busatta Cabrera is the third state lawmaker to receive the award since its 2020 creation.
1 5min

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Federal


Florida’s newest Congresswoman promises to push for guaranteed income for all

The new Congresswoman’s ‘People’s Prosperity Plan’ had been derided as an empty promise during the campaign.
4 5min

Federal government will appeal Florida Gaming Compact ruling

The federal court decision had struck down Gaming Compact, online sports betting.
2 4min

Mike Waltz joins bipartisan bill to strip Olympic Committee of tax-exempt status

‘I’m very concerned about the safety of our athletes,’ Waltz said.
0 6min

Voting changes and more in Democrats’ broad elections bill

The elections bill would create national automatic voter registration, allow all voters to cast ballots by mail and weaken voter ID laws.
0 9min

Joe Biden infrastructure bill sends $1.1 billion for Everglades restoration

Debbie Wasserman Schultz says it’s the ‘largest environmental restoration project in American history.’
2 5min

Foreign Affairs


Suspect in Haiti President’s assassination extradited to Miami

He is the second foreigner extradited to the United States to face charges related to the assassination.
0 3min

Headed to disaster? U.S., Russia harden stances in talks

Some believe the situation will have to become even more dire before the impasse can be broken.
3 10min

Bill calling on President Biden, Congress to act against Cuba regime earns preliminary OK

Some who participated in last year’s protests in Cuba have been sentenced to decades in prison. Others are missing.
2 8min

U.S. to lift travel ban on 8 southern African countries

The restrictions were meant to blunt the spread of the omicron variant. But omicron is now spreading rapidly in the U.S.
1 2min

Epilogue: Trump


Once allies, Stormy Daniels and Michael Avenatti face off at trial

Prosecutors say Avenatti used a doctored document to defraud Daniels out of $300,000.
1 5min

South Florida businessman involved with Rudy Giuliani gets prison

Igor Fruman served as a liaison between Rudy Giuliani and Ukrainian officials.
2 8min

America in Crisis


Three Tampa Bay men charged in U.S. Capitol attack

The men are being prosecuted in Washington, DC, federal court.
2 3min

Legal risks in sedition conspiracy case against Oath Keepers

The Civil War-era charge is hard to prove, and scholars say overzealousness in applying it, going back centuries, also discredited its use.
5 9min

Matt Gaetz stokes ‘blood libel’ FBI conspiracy, wants Marjorie Taylor Greene leading Jan. 6 committee

A year after blaming antifa, Gaetz now endorses theories that Jan. 6 was an FBI-influenced inside job.
24 6min

‘This is their Christmas’: Gov. DeSantis jabs at news media on Jan. 6 anniversary

DeSantis characterized the anniversary as a ‘politicized Charlie Foxtrot.’
11 5min


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