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First Lady Challenges Mayors to End Veteran Homelessness

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 08.13.2014 | DC
Jean-Michel Giraud

It's clear that ending veteran homelessness is possible with ideas and outlooks like this and the hope is that mayors all over the country will take heed and join in some good old fashioned mayoral competition lest they would be outrun by their neighbors.

Florida Terminates $20M Contract To Build Education Assistance Website

Posted 11.01.2012 | Education

Florida’s Department of Education has terminated its $20 million contract with Infinity Software Development, a Tallahassee technology company it hi...

WATCH: High School Basketball Player Impresses Despite Disability

Posted 03.02.2012 | Sports

High school basketball player Landus Anderson is rising in the ranks as one of the top players in the state of Florida despite a birth injury that lef...

Homeowner Road Trip: Rally in Tallahassee

Richard Zombeck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Zombeck

Activists in Florida will head to Tallahassee on Wednesday, April 21 to convince Florida legislators to stop a bill for non-judicial foreclosures.

Florida State releases NCAA documents

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — NCAA documents released Wednesday as the result of a news media lawsuit explain the thinking behind a proposal to strip Florida State coaches and athletes of victories for academic cheating – even those not implicated.

The release also pierces the NCAA's veil of secrecy in disciplinary cases for the first time due to court rulings saying certain documents involving state schools are public records.

Football coach Bobby Bowden is among those who stand to lose wins – 14 in his case. That would further diminish his already dwindling chances of overtaking Penn State's Joe Paterno, who leads Bowden by four victories as major college football's winningest coach.

Most of the 695-page transcript of an Oct. 18, 2008 hearing by the NCAA's Committee on Infractions is a rehash of information previously made public by the university.

It does, though, show the idea of vacating wins is based on the belief an athlete is ineligible from the time he or she committed academic fraud, even though it may not have been discovered until some time later.

Killer of Fla. 9-year-old dies of natural causes

AP | BILL KACZOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Prison officials say a convicted sex offender on death row for kidnapping, raped and burying a Florida girl alive has died of natural causes.

After John Evander Couey abducted 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford from her bedroom in 2005, many states passed laws named after her that impose restrictions on sex offenders.

Department of Corrections spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger says Couey of natural causes Wednesday at a Jacksonville hospital. The 51-year-old had been sentenced to death in 2007.

Plessinger says Couey had been ill for some time. She declined to provide any specifics, citing a federal law protecting the privacy of hospital patients.

Killer of Fla. 9-year-old dies of natural causes

AP | BILL KACZOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Prison officials say a convicted sex offender on death row for kidnapping, raping and burying a Florida girl alive has died of natural causes.

After John Evander Couey abducted 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford from her bedroom in 2005, many states passed laws named after her that impose restrictions on sex offenders.

Department of Corrections spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger says Couey died of natural causes Wednesday at a Jacksonville hospital. The 51-year-old had been sentenced to death in 2007.

Plessinger says Couey had been ill for some time. She declined to provide any specifics, citing a federal law protecting the privacy of hospital patients.

Michael Vick CHEW TOY: Fla. Attorney General Sues

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida's attorney general is suing a company that makes a dog toy that looks like Michael Vick and is named after the suspended N...