Thursday, March 30, 2017

Florida

In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, marijuana grows at a medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Illinois. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

BY | DARA KAM More growers, access to treatment for snowbirds and greater flexibility in the relationship between patients and doctors are among the items likely to be included in ...
Bailey's General Store recently went solar, adding a 270-panel photovoltaic system to their energy usage.

BY | JIM TURNER Some backers of a renewable-energy tax break that voters approved in August contend a House proposal to carry out the constitutional amendment could slow the growth ...
In this Nov. 30, 2016 file photo, artwork and signatures cover a fence around the Pulse nightclub, scene of a mass shooting, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

BY MIKE SCHNEIDER ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of survivors and victims’ relatives from the Orlando nightclub massacre are suing the gunman’s employer and wife, claiming they could have stopped ...
This undated photo made available by Universal Orlando Resort, shows the new "Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon" ride in Orlando, Florida. (Universal Orlando Resort via AP)

BY MIKE SCHNEIDER ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — At Universal Orlando Resort’s new “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” ride, waiting in line has been replaced by lounging on couches ...
marco rubio in the middle east

During an official visit to the embattled Middle east, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, a member of the Select Committee on Intelligence, investigated United States programs in the region. Rubio initially ...
florida house

In a case stemming from a law that requires HIV-infected people to inform potential sexual partners about the disease, the Florida Supreme Court this week said a legal definition of ...
In a press conference on the steps of the Orange County Courthouse Thursday, March 16, 2017, Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala announces that her office will no longer pursue the death penalty as a sentence in any case brought before the 9th Judicial Circuit of Florida. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

BY MIKE SCHNEIDER ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s governor has rebuked Orlando’s top prosecutor and transferred from her authority a case involving the slaying of a police officer after she ...
Investigators look at a boat overturned on a jetty, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, off Miami Beach, Fla. Authorities said that Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez was one of three people killed in the boat crash early Sunday morning. Fernandez was 24. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)

BY FREIDA FRISARO MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was the “probable” operator of a speeding boat that crashed into a Miami Beach jetty on Sept. 25, killing ...

IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida panther has been found dead from an apparent vehicle strike in southwest Florida. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that ...
In this Oct. 22, 2016, file photo, a volunteer hands out stickers during early voting in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

BY | DARA KAM Lawyers for convicted felons filed a class-action lawsuit Monday against Florida officials, alleging that the state’s process for restoring voting rights to people who have completed ...
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