01, Mar 2015 - Ocala, FL Judge denies Bobby G's motion to toss lawsuit
A federal judge in South Florida has denied a motion by Bobby Genovese to dismiss a class-action suit alleging Genovese and others bilked investors through a "pump-and-dump" scheme.
17, Feb 2015 - Florida Supreme Court blocks execution of Orlando killer Jerry Correll
The Florida Supreme Court today stayed the execution of a death-row inmate who killed four people in Orlando in 1985.
09, Feb 2015 - Panama City, FL Teenager suspected in string of crimes agrees to return to home state of Kentucky
PANAMA CITY, Fla. — The drama surrounding two teenage sweethearts on the run from the law ended quietly and unceremoniously in a Florida beach town.
22, Dec 2014 - Equality Florida urges clerks to issue gay-marriage licenses
TALLAHASSEE — With the U.S. Supreme Court clearing the way for same-sex marriages to start Jan. 6 in Florida, gay-rights groups Monday vowed continuing legal fights if county clerks do not issue marriage licenses.
29, Oct 2014 - Plantation, FL Is medical marijuana already legal in Florida? Two lawyers argue that it is.
By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A Jacksonville law firm has created a firestorm in the already heated debate about whether Floridians should allow doctors to order medical marijuana for sick patients. Lawyer Ian Christensen and his colleague Christopher Ralph contend that a constitutional change isn’t necessary because current state law allows severely ill patients to grow and consume ...
28, Oct 2014 - Broward, FL Dead Man Walking's Sister Helen Prejean to Lead Anti-Death Penalty Event in Fort Lauderdale, No
An all-star lineup of local and national death penalty activists will convene at 6 pm, Saturday, November 8th at The Sanctuary Church in Fort Lauderdale to demand a repeal of Florida’s capital punishment law. Speakers include “Dead Man Walking” author Sister Helen Prejean, Broward Public Defender Howard Finkelstein, Florida death row survivor Herman Lindsey, and many more. (PRWeb October 28 ...
15, Oct 2014 - Judge rejects Libertarian candidate plea in governor debate
A South Florida federal judge has rejected a lawsuit filed by Libertarian Party candidate Adrian Wyllie seeking to force his way into the next gubernatorial debate.
12, Oct 2014 - Officials Appeal Gay-Marriage Rulings
Appeals were filed late Friday on several rulings that overturn the state’s ban on gay-marriage by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.
12, Oct 2014 - Brevard, FL Jury finds woman guilty in Brevard County love triangle murder trial
A jury has found a woman guilty of killing her estranged husband's lover in a love triangle murder trial in Brevard County. Shelia Graham-Trott was convicted of first-degree murder in the killing Kelly Brennan, the lover of Graham-Trott's estranged husband. The jury deliberated for nearly three hours. A judge sentenced Trott to life in prison, Florida Today reported. After presenting a witness ...
12, Oct 2014 - Supreme court decision could boost gay marriage in Florida
With the U.S. Supreme Court clearing the way for same-sex marriages in other states, gay-rights supporters said Monday they will ask a federal judge to follow suit in Florida.
12, Oct 2014 - 5 imprisoned for roles in Florida cargo theft ring
MIAMI (AP) — Five people have been sent to federal prison for their roles in a South Florida-based cargo theft ring that targeted cold medicine and baby formula.
12, Oct 2014 - Jackson, FL Florida reinstates QB Harris, complaint withdrawn
A woman who spent 17 years in prison after being convicted of murder in the death of a homeless man was exonerated Friday by a Los Angeles County judge who said she should not spend another minute behind bars.
12, Oct 2014 - Alachua, FL Turpentine magnate used jail inmates to get rich
MACCLENNY, Fla. (AP) - The historic Baker County jail certainly was not seen as a refuge by most prisoners who spent time there. The simple brick structure - with its trap door in the kitchen ceiling meant for hangings - offered little relief from scalding Florida summers. For ...
12, Oct 2014 - No settlement in Winston case
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — There were discussions of a settlement earlier this year between representatives for Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston and the woman who said he sexually assaulted her.Attorneys for both sides strongly disagree, however, on the details of the talks and who initiated them.
12, Oct 2014 - Ex-cop Burge leaves prison, but torture victim is left seeking reparations
On Thursday morning as disgraced former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge was released from federal prison to a Florida halfway house, one of his first torture victims, Anthony Holmes, stood at City Hall with tears in his eyes, recalling four decades of pain and loss.