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Arkansas Military Base On Lockdown

AP | Posted 07.23.2014 | Crime

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Military officials locked down an Arkansas air force base for several hours Wednesday after reporting that a suspicious in...

Florida Man Accused Of Leaving Child In Hot Car

AP | Posted 07.14.2014 | Crime

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's officials in Florida say a man faces child neglect charges after leaving his 7-year-old son inside a car while h...

Black GOP Candidate In Florida Faces Horrific Racism

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

Gloreatha "Glo" Scurry-Smith, who is running in the Florida GOP primary to take on Rep. Corrine Brown (D) in November, recently experienced a very dis...

Florida's One Spark Crowdfunding Festival Sparks a Fire

Melissa Ross | Posted 06.14.2014 | Technology
Melissa Ross

For a city that has struggled to get anything at all truly going downtown, it was an exhilarating sight to see.

Woman TORCHES Car After Man Refuses To Buy Her McFlurry

Posted 03.19.2014 | Weird News

I scream, you scream, we all set cars on fire for ice cream! Witnesses say a Florida woman gave a man's car the ol' gasoline-plus-fire-combo after ...

Retrial For 'Warning Shot' Could Yield TRIPLE Sentence

AP | Posted 03.03.2014 | Crime

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman could end up in prison for 60 years when she's retried for firing a shot in the direction of her estranged...

The Promise of Affordable Health Care for Floridians

Vanessa Cullins | Posted 05.01.2014 | Black Voices
Vanessa Cullins

March 31 is just around the corner and Planned Parenthood staff and volunteers are working double time to ensure our patients and the communities we serve have information about new, more affordable health insurance plans available to them thanks to the Affordable Care Act.

Faulty Florida So Listen Up Young Man

Kelsey Minor | Posted 04.21.2014 | Black Voices
Kelsey Minor

I remain baffled by the stand your ground law in Florida. Maybe someone can explain it in simple terms to me, because it appears what the state needs is a mind your business law.

Police Say Man Admits Shooting Estranged Wife Inside Florida Applebee's

David Lohr | Posted 12.31.2013 | Crime

An apparent domestic dispute inside a Florida Applebee's turned deadly Sunday night, leaving a woman dead after her estranged husband allegedly shot h...

Florida Prosecutors Rest In $300 Million Charity Gambling Scandal

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 12.01.2013 | Crime

SANFORD, Fla. — Prosecutors rested their case Monday in the trial of a Jacksonville attorney accused of masterminding a veterans group that ran ...

Biannela Susana: A Second Chance

Melissa Ross | Posted 11.16.2013 | Crime
Melissa Ross

She was called "the worst mother in the world." Twenty-five-year-old Biannela Susana, a widowed Latina mother of four, whose oldest son, Cristian Fer...

6 Affordable, Low-Key Hotels for Beach Bums

Oyster | Posted 06.23.2013 | Travel
Oyster

For many, the dream beach vacation involves snoozing on a quiet stretch of sand in some exotic (read:expensive) locale -- and we don't blame you. But ...

An Open Letter To Tim Tebow

Emily Timbol | Posted 05.07.2013 | Religion
Emily Timbol

I'm doing what little I can to try and reverse the bad information and theology that leads Christians to think you can "pray the gay away," or use the Bible to justify treating gay people like second class citizens. But you Tim, you could do so much.

Huge Great White Shark Tagged, Tracked

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.04.2013 | Green

They make quite the fearsome threesome, Mary Lee, Genie and now Lydia, the third massive great white shark tagged and tracked recently by Ocearch scie...

Chicago Isn't the Only City With a Gun Violence Problem: The Stories of the 904

Melissa Ross | Posted 04.22.2013 | Crime
Melissa Ross

It's a paradox that can be difficult for many to understand. Nationally, crime rates are down, but high-crime pockets are still present in so many American cities.

Real 'Jaws' Reaches The Hamptons

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.31.2013 | New York

Mary Lee gets around. Last month, the great white shark entered the surf zone in Jacksonville, Fla., causing a stir. Now, the 16-foot, nearly 3,50...

RIP Jordan Davis: Friends Of Slain Teen Remember Him In Photos

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler and Kristen Taylor | Posted 11.30.2012 | Black Voices

One week after black teenager Jordan Davis was shot and killed in comparable circumstances to Trayvon Martin, his friends and family are working throu...

Black Church Leaders In Florida Look To Circumvent Shortened Early Voting Days

Daniel Simon | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Daniel Simon

With seven days left before election day, some black churches in Florida are pushing their congregations to get to the polls in a last ditch effort to...

Florida's Craft Brew Boom

Visit Florida | Posted 12.25.2012 | Travel
Visit Florida

Craft brewers are still relatively small players in the commercial beer world but are helping to create a different sort of Florida tourist attraction.

A Guide To Florida's Art Walks

Visit Florida | Posted 11.11.2012 | Travel
Visit Florida

The colorful vertical lines on the facade of the Robert Fontaine Gallery in the heart of Miami's Wynwood Arts District blend smoothly with the vivid street and graffiti art characteristic of the resurgent neighborhood.

Why I'm Leaving The Religious Lifestyle

Emily Timbol | Posted 11.04.2012 | Religion
Emily Timbol

Fighting back the hot, angry tears threatening to spill from my own eyes, I looked into the eyes of the people who were celebrating my pain. There was no sympathy, no concern, no remorse in the face of the sorrow they were witnessing.

PHOTOS: Florida's Charming Small-Town Downtowns

Visit Florida | Posted 11.01.2012 | Travel
Visit Florida

It's an image that lingers in the American consciousness like a soft, warm dream. But in Florida, this is no dream, if you know where to look. It's small-town downtown life, as it was and as it remains.

PHOTOS: The Best Road Trips from Tampa

Oyster | Posted 10.22.2012 | Travel
Oyster

With average temperatures staying at a nice 75° to 80° Fahrenheit nearly year round, it must be hard to convince Tampanians to part from the Big Guava.

Hundreds of Caboodle Ranch Cats Rescued by the ASPCA Seeking Homes

Ed Sayres | Posted 10.07.2012 | Green
Ed Sayres

If you've ever considered sharing your home (or barn, in the case of certain animals) with a cat, now would be a great time to adopt. These cats have been through so much.

Why I'm A Straight Christian Fighting For Gay Rights

Emily Timbol | Posted 09.30.2012 | Religion
Emily Timbol

This is undoubtedly a religious, Christian issue. As a self-proclaimed follower of Christ, I have tried my hardest to adhere the teachings of Jesus. From my reading of Scripture, there is little doubt in my mind what side He would take for this issue.