Supreme Court won't stop gay marriages in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states... Read more

Accuser in Winston case releases brief statement

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The woman who accused Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of sexual assault says she worries her experience and how the case unfolded in the public eye will discourage rape victims from coming forward. Read more

Florida asks US Supreme Court to stop Georgia water use

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida is suing the state of Georgia over its consumption of fresh water in a river system that serves three Southeastern states. The legal action filed directly with the U.S. Read more

3 Fla. siblings get 35 years for Ga. bank robbery

VALDOSTA — Three Florida siblings involved in a cross-country crime spree were sentenced by a federal judge Monday to more than 35 years in jail. Read more

Confidential records breached at Fla. college

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Computer hackers have accessed the confidential information of nearly 300,000 students from across the state as well as faculty and employees at a Florida Panhandle college in a massive security breach, education officials said Wednesday. They have used the information to steal the identity of at least 50 people, including Northwest Florida State College's president, authorities said. Read more

Fla. gov. says state needs more water from Georgia

EASTPOINT, Fla. — Florida's oyster industry appears near collapse and needs help to survive, including getting more fresh water into Apalachicola Bay from Georgia, Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday in pledging to try to help. Read more

FAMU didn't keep track of band finances

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A scathing new report from state investigators contends that Florida A&M University didn't keep track of expenses and finances for its famed Marching 100 band. Read more

FAMU says it's not responsible for hazing death

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida A&M University, which has been rocked by a hazing scandal for nearly a year, insists in legal papers filed Monday that it is not to blame for the tragic death last year of drum major Robert Champion. Read more

FAMU still dealing with fallout from hazing death

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The fallout from the hazing death of a Florida A&M University drum major appears unlikely to end soon. Read more

Florida A&M president resigns in wake of scandal

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The president of Florida A&M University abruptly resigned Wednesday, the latest in a series of blows to the college and its famed marching band following the hazing death of a drum major. Read more

Judge refuses to block Florida voter purge

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A federal judge has refused to stop Florida from removing potentially non-U.S. citizens from its rolls. Read more

Hazing crisis: FAMU head gets no-confidence vote

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The president of Florida A&M University vowed to remain on the job Thursday despite a no-confidence vote from school trustees over his handling of the hazing death of a member of the school's famed marching band. Read more

Famed FAMU marching band suspended another year

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida A&M University's prestigious marching band, scarred by the hazing death of one of its drum majors, won't be taking the field for at least another year. Read more

Pressure mounting to keep FAMU band suspended

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The longtime director of Florida A&M University's famed marching band announced his retirement Thursday, while a top state official urged the university to keep the band suspended while investigations continue into a drum major's death. Read more

FAMU marching band director to retire

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The embattled head of Florida A&M University's marching band is retiring. Read more

US judge: Baroque artwork to return to man's heirs

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A federal judge has ordered the return of a 16th Century Baroque painting depicting Christ carrying the cross to the heirs of a Jewish man who died shortly before the German occupation of France in World War II. Read more

FAMU head keeps job during hazing death probe

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida A&M's president will keep his job after the university board of trustees today rejected a call from Gov. Rick Scott that James Ammons be suspended while the hazing death of a band member is investigated. Read more


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