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UPDATE: Satanist Love For Rick Scott No Longer Confirmed

Posted 01.17.2013 | Miami

UPDATE, JANUARY 17: Rick Scott may not be a Satanist hero after all. Upon "further review," the Miami Herald discovered that Lucien Greaves, the p...

Trading In Backyards For Dolphins

Sun Sentinel | Johnny Diaz | Posted 03.16.2013 | Miami

When visiting Harry Powell's home, where does one knock? There's no doorbell, no front door. A visitor has to carefully climb a short wooden ladder, ...

What Rick Scott Cost Taxpayers In 2012

Posted 12.31.2012 | Miami

Governor Rick Scott's long list of controversial legislation -- including tweaking the state's pension plans, require drug testing of those on welfare...

Another Student Arrested Over School Threat

AP | Posted 12.21.2012 | Miami

FORT PIERCE, Fla. -- Police have arrested a Florida teen who they say posted a Facebook message threatening to "bring a gun to school tomorrow and sho...

GOP Rep's Ridiculous Reason for Florida Voting Law

Posted 12.18.2012 | Miami

Why were there 25 percent more provisional ballots this year? Because Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, sponsored a law tightening change-of-address guidel...

Petition: Protecting Manatees Hurts Economy

Sun Sentinel | By David Fleshler | Posted 02.13.2013 | Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ A conservative legal foundation filed a petition with the federal government Friday to strip the manatee of its status as an e...

Biggest Rain Tree In U.S. Under Threat By Broward Developer

Sun Sentinel | Robert Nolin | Posted 02.10.2013 | Miami

A nearly century-old rain tree, likely the largest of its kind on the continent, should not be designated historic, the Broward County Commission said...

Finally Illegal?

The Tampa Tribune | TED JACKOVICS | Posted 02.09.2013 | Miami

TAMPA -- State lawmakers seeking to have Florida join the 39 states that prohibit texting while driving said they have gained the upper hand. On Tues...

Underwater Beauty ENDANGERED

Florida Keys Keynoter | Kevin Wadlow | Posted 02.04.2013 | Miami

Seven corals found in Florida Keys waters could be added to the list of oceanic species federally protected under the Endangered Species Act. The dec...

WATCH: Photog's Hilarious Reaction To Crocs

Posted 12.04.2012 | Miami

"You're too close to him. Oh God Pete, your paddle is too close to him" -- are now infamous words between a pair of friends snapping photos of crocodi...

VIDEO: Teen Beaten In Alleged Hate Crime

Posted 11.28.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- A college student who was beaten at a gas station near campus Sunday says she was the victim of a hate crime. Nacrisha Cash, 19, told WSVN...

Rick Scott's 'Very Bad Idea'

The Tampa Tribune | Jerome R. Stockfisch | Posted 01.27.2013 | Miami

ST. PETERSBURG -- Gov. Rick Scott has challenged state colleges to provide bachelor's degree programs that don't cost more than $10,000, and although ...

Florida Springs Are DYING

Posted 11.29.2012 | Miami

Florida's "blue gold" -- the underground fresh water aquifer -- is at risk for drying up completely thanks to funding cuts under Governor Rick Scott a...

PHOTOS: Florida Wants Your Vote!

Posted 11.26.2012 | Miami

A plan to give a new, more simple look to Florida license plates will make it harder for drivers to escape pesky red light and toll booth cameras. ...

Florida Conservation Lands In Danger

The Tampa Tribune | Keith Morelli | Posted 01.26.2013 | Miami

TAMPA -- Stung by a slashed budget, the agency that oversees water resources in West Central Florida is taking a hard look at its vast land holdings. ...

LOOK: Adorable Baby Manatee SAVED

Posted 11.21.2012 | Miami

Although there may be the occasional manatee rider, the biggest threat to South Florida's sea cow population are boats. And as beautiful weather lures...

'He's The Real Deal'

Posted 11.17.2012 | Miami

Once-Republican Florida governor Charlie Crist had some glowing words about Barack Obama at the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists' awards ban...

'This Problem Is Going To Be Solved'

Posted 11.15.2012 | Miami

Gov. Rick Scott has ordered a review of what (or who) is to blame for Florida's second major voting debacle. Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner...

Resounding 'Yes' On $1.2 Billion Bond Issue For Schools

Posted 11.07.2012 | Miami

Superintendent Alberto Carvalho earned another win for the Miami-Dade school district as county voters approved a $1.2 billion bond issue for school i...

LOOK: Floridians Hit The Polls

Posted 11.07.2012 | Miami

Florida may be synonymous with hanging chads and now the apparent inability to vote without causing a ruckus, but residents have been out in full forc...

Miami's Dangerous Distinction

Posted 11.05.2012 | Miami

South Florida's sunny shores provided enough shady cover to give Miami the unsavory distinction as the 17th most dangerous city in the country. Bus...

Long Lines, Rick Scott, And 3.4 Million Votes In The Can

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 11.02.2012 | Miami

Floridians have voted in force over the last few weeks, casting more than 3.4 million ballots to date. The Florida Division of Elections reports th...

'People Are Following Directions More This Year' (VIDEO)

Posted 11.02.2012 | Miami

Smooth sailing is the word from Miami-Dade County officials who report few problems in counting thousands of absentee ballots ahead of Election Day. ...

Scott Takes A Stand On Community College Tuition

Posted 11.01.2012 | Miami

Gov. Rick Scott is remaining firm in his stance against tuition increases at Florida's community colleges, despite opposition from state legislators. ...

Obama Leads In Miami, Romney Closes Cuban Gap

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 10.30.2012 | Miami

President Obama is holding a comfortable lead in Miami-Dade County, while Republican Mitt Romney has nearly overwhelmingly captured the votes of Cuban...