Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:56:14 GMT
Last Wednesday morning contained an unusual landmark in the endgame of the 2016 election season: the first time in months that Central Floridians could confidently buy a plantain without being hassled about their level of civic engagement. Throughout the year, their region has been overrun with clipboard-grasping canvassers listening for the distinctively accented Spanish of native Puerto Ricans.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:22:36 GMT
Patrick Evans, center, a former vice president at Jabil, face a re-trial in the 2008 murder of his wife and her friend in Pinellas County. But first this week the state and defense must wrestle with how to apply the death penalty in this case, given recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court and the Florida Supreme Court.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:14:34 GMT
A defiant Donald Trump blamed his worsening campaign struggles on "phony polls" from the "disgusting" media on Monday, fighting to energize his most loyal supporters as his path to the presidency shrinks. Just 14 days until the election, the Republican nominee campaigned in battleground Florida as his team conceded publicly as well as privately that crucial Pennsylvania may be slipping away.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:46:13 GMT
Secretary of State John Kerry hosted a White House meeting Monday of a high-level task force set up by President Barack Obama in 2012 to combat forced labor and prostitution. Federal law enforcement agencies have initiated more than 6,000 human-trafficking cases and secured at least 4,000 convictions since Obama took office in January 2009.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:46:12 GMT
Florida's death penalty was declared unconstitutional last January by the U.S. Supreme Court . It was only a matter of time.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:55:34 GMT
Tim Kaine is cautioning Florida voters not to get complacent in the final weeks of the election despite polling that shows the Democratic ticket better positioned to capture the White House. Kaine is speaking in Miami, where in-person early voting began today.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:55:33 GMT
A 1995 exterior photo of the lavish West Palm Beach mansion Mar-A-Lago. The home is owned by Donald Trump and is the site of his wedding reception to take place on January 22, 2005.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:41:11 GMT
Aviles Street in St. Augustine is the oldest street in the United States; it was also associated with an 1800 murder Florida Frontiers: A Murder on Aviles Street Aviles Street in St. Augustine is the oldest street in the United States; it was also associated with an 1800 murder Check out this story on floridatoday.com: http://on.flatoday.com/2f96NHT Aviles Street in St. Augustine is the oldest street in the United States. On March 2, 1800, it was the site of a murder witnessed by more than a dozen people.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:41:10 GMT
This time next week, kids will be preparing to march through neighborhoods in search of the best candy and goodies money can buy.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:30:49 GMT
Leonard "Roscoe" Newton, 45, who lost his right to vote in Florida before he was old enough to cast a ballot is pictured in Tallahassee, Florida, U.S. on September 20, 2016. Picture taken on September 20, 2016.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:30:48 GMT
The Florida Supreme Court last week ordered a new trial for a convicted killer who has spent more than four decades on Death Row for a racially charged murder during civil unrest in the Jacksonville area. The unanimous decision - a rarity in death penalty cases in which convictions are overturned - came amid intense scrutiny of the death penalty in Florida.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:30:47 GMT
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection recently issued as a final, effective emergency order a new pollution incident public reporting rule: 62-4.161, Florida Administrative Code. In short, the crux of the rule requires that within 24 hours of occurrence or discovery of the pollution "any owner or operator of any installation who has knowledge of any pollution at such installation shall provide notice of the pollution."
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:17:15 GMT
Swells from Hurricane Nicole sent hundreds of baby sea turtles onto the beaches along Florida's Space Coast. By Sunday, the Brevard Zoo Sea Turtle Healing Center had taken in 366 struggling turtles that were rescued from the beach.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:16:19 GMT
Mica is seeking a 13th term in Congress from central Florida, but it's not an easy path. The veteran Republican ... .
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:16:18 GMT
You've heard it every election since 2000: Florida, Florida, Florida. You can't win the White House without our state's 29 electoral votes, and Donald Trump knows it.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:09:00 GMT
Stumping for Hillary Clinton in South Florida, former Vice President Al Gore wanted to enlighten a crowd of supporters about a controversial ballot measure on solar energy. Gore said the utility companies that back Amendment 1 make it sound like it fosters solar, but it's a "phony-baloney" initiative.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:17:28 GMT
He quoted scripture, prompting responses of "amen" and "preach" from some congregants at black churches. He invoked the names of some of the greatest black leaders in world history, recalling his ties with Muhammad Ali and Nelson Mandela .