TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida will begin planning three new major toll highways through mostly rural areas under a bill signed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday over the objections of...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Russian hackers gained access to voter databases in two Florida counties ahead of the 2016 presidential election, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said at a news conference...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida businessman is facing federal charges as part of a long-running FBI investigation into public corruption in the state's capital city.
Correction: School Safety-Florida story
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In a story May 8 about a school safety bill signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, The Associated Press reported that the bill takes effect immediately. While nearly all of...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Department of Corrections is being sued over its use of solitary confinement in a complaint filed Wednesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which alleges...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is on the verge of creating a new school voucher program that's a priority for Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis after the Senate passed a bill Thursday expanding...
Ex-Florida gov candidate Gillum fined in ethics case
MIAMI (AP) — Former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum agreed Wednesday to pay a $5,000 fine to settle an ethics complaint that he violated civil law by accepting gifts from lobbyists,...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the ethics case against Andrew Gillum (all times local):
Former gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has agreed to pay a $5,000 fine...
Former FSU player to plead guilty to tax fraud charges
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida attorney who started at linebacker for Florida State's 1993 national championship team is pleading guilty to federal tax fraud charges.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is on the verge of expanding a law that allows some teachers to carry guns in the classroom after the Senate passed a wide-ranging school safety bill...
Florida lawmakers moving aid bills for Hurricane Michael
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — With disaster aid stalled in Congress, Florida lawmakers on Tuesday began moving legislation aimed at providing money and other assistance to people in the Panhandle still...
Florida AP Broadcasters college awards announced
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Winners in the College Contest of the 2018 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Association have been announced in Orlando.
Correction: Importing Prescription Drugs story
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In a story April 11 about importing prescription drugs to Florida, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Democratic state Rep. Al Jacquet is from Tallahassee. He...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida senators agreed a school safety bill has many good provisions, but were divided on one issue Thursday as they voted to send it to the chamber floor: expanding a...
Report: More possible graves at shuttered reform school
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A report says a company doing pollution cleanup at a shuttered Florida reform school may have found more graves of the nearly 100 boys estimated to have died...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida schools built before 1986 would have to install filters in all drinking fountains to remove lead that seeps in from old plumbing, under a bill unanimously passed...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It could become even more difficult to change the Florida constitution via petition drives under a bill approved by a Senate Committee on Monday, a move that comes after...
Florida House, Senate panels OK budget plans $400M apart
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida House and Senate budget writers on Wednesday approved spending plans for next fiscal year that are about $400 million apart and both short of the $91.3 billion...
Teen charged with fatally shooting grandmother
MARIANNA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida teen fatally shot his grandmother.
The Tallahassee Democrat reports that the 14-year-old boy was arrested Monday and charged with...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — State taxpayer money for Hurricane Michael relief in Florida's hard-hit Panhandle would top $1.8 billion under a budget plan outlined Thursday by Senate Republican...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Senate Republicans rolled out an education budget Tuesday that would increase spending by $1.1 billion for Florida public schools compared with the current year, a...
DeSantis gets some schooling on coding, computer science
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis got a little bit of schooling on coding and computer science.
The Republican governor took part Tuesday in an event promoting computer skills in...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Some forms of fracking to explore for oil and natural gas would be banned in Florida under a bill that cleared a state Senate committee Monday, with environmental groups...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The remains of a Navy serviceman who died in Pearl Harbor were reunited with his family after more than 70 years.
WTXL-TV reports that Navy Seaman Earl Baum's family...
Ag commissioner warns of gas-pump skimming fraud
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — State Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried took a peek into the innards of a convenience-store fuel pump Wednesday as part of an awareness campaign warning Floridians that...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Staring down a 14-point halftime deficit, No. 14 Florida State didn't panic.
M.J. Walker scored nine of his 11 points after halftime, including a critical 3-pointer...
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Florida lawmakers convene for annual 60-day session
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's political leaders called for cooperation and outlined goals for education, health care, transportation and other priorities as the state Legislature convened...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — James Blackman insists nothing has changed. But nearly everything around him at Florida State is different this spring.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Trent Forrest has been in pain with a toe injury throughout the season. The Florida State guard hasn't missed a game yet, though, and he pushed through to provide a...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's 2019 Legislative session begins Tuesday with a new governor, new Legislative leaders, and new priorities.
Nearly 3,000 bills already have been filed ahead...
NC A&T seeks revenge on FAMU
Florida A&M (11-18, 8-6) vs. NC A&T (16-12, 11-3)
Corbett Sports Center, Greensboro, North Carolina; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: NC A&T seeks revenge on Florida A&M after...
Vassell leads No. 18 Florida St.’s late run past Notre Dame
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State was sluggish for much of the night, showing signs of a team that was worn down by playing for the third time in seven days.
Koumadje has double-double as No. 17 Florida St. routs Wake
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Christ Koumadje hasn't had many chances to make an impact on games this season. But he used his long, 7-foot-4 frame to dominate Wake Forest for the best night of his college career.
Koumadje recorded his first career double-double, with a season-high 20 points and a career-high 12 rebounds, to help No. 17 Florida State rout Wake Forest 88-66 on Wednesday night.
Police: Yoga studio shooter was disturbed, hated women
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Wrapping up a three-month investigation, Florida authorities said Tuesday that a 40-year-old man who killed two people and injured five others in a yoga studio was a "disturbed individual" with a "hatred towards women."
Tallahassee police said after conducting dozens of interviews and reviewing thousands of pages of documents they found no evidence that Scott Paul Beierle targeted anyone specifically in the frenzied shooting that happened last November.
FSU drops Francois after abuse allegations surface
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State's head football coach announced Sunday that quarterback Deondre Francois had been dismissed from the team after allegations of domestic abuse surfaced.
FSU head coach Willie Taggart said in a statement Sunday that he had notified Francois of his decision the night before. Taggart's decision to drop Francois came the same day the quarterback's girlfriend posted a video to Instagram alleging abuse by Francois.
Hazing suspect accused of violating alcohol ban
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a former Florida State student charged in a fraternity hazing death is returning to jail after testing positive for alcohol in violation of his pretrial conditions.
Former gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum to join CNN
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum is joining CNN as a political commentator.
The cable network announced the move Tuesday. The former Tallahassee mayor ran for governor last year but narrowly lost to former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis.
Capital City Bank: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ Capital City Bank Group (CCBG) on Tuesday reported net income of $8.5 million in its fourth quarter.
The Tallahassee, Florida-based bank said it had earnings of 50 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were 41 cents per share.
The bank holding company posted revenue of $39.6 million in the period. Its revenue net of interest expense was $37.6 million, which beat Street forecasts.
2 teens charged with threatening to shoot up school
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two Florida teens have been charged with threatening to shoot up their school.
A Leon County Sheriff's Office news release said Monday that the boys ages 13 and 14 face felony charges of making written threats to do harm at Governor's Charter Academy in Tallahassee.
Florida man accused of trafficking 14-year-old girl for sex
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida have arrested a man for forcing a 14-year-old girl to have sex with other men for money.
The Tallahassee Democrat reports the victim told investigators that 36-year-old Tyron Watson arranged sexual encounters between her and men since she was 13. She also told police Watson had sex with her at least twice.
Florida’s ethics commission says Gillum may have broken law
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A long-simmering ethics investigation of former Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum heated up Friday when a state ethics panel said there was probable cause that Gillum violated Florida's ethics law.
The state's ethics commission voted in a closed-door meeting Friday that there is enough evidence to show that Gillum accepted gifts from lobbyists during his time as Tallahassee's mayor.
Tom Raum, versatile Washington reporter for AP, is dead
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Raum, a versatile writer who covered three presidents, Congress and national politics and translated knotty economic issues for readers during 44 years with The Associated Press, died Friday. He was 74.
The cause of death was a brain injury from a fall last week at home, said his wife, Nora Raum.
Durr scores 29, No. 4 Louisville women top No. 22 Florida St
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Asia Durr bounced back from her worst game of the season with one of her best.
Durr scored 29 points as No. 4 Louisville jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in a 68-49 win over No. 22 Florida State on Thursday night.
"Asia Durr is an All-American," Florida State coach Sue Semrau said. "We saw why tonight. We had our kids going out and contesting the way they contested everybody all year. And we needed to go out further."
Florida elections chief resigns when blackface photos emerge
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's top elections official abruptly resigned Thursday after a newspaper obtained pictures of him in blackface dressed as a Hurricane Katrina victim at a 2005 party.
Florida State settles with paralyzed shooting victim for $1M
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State University has reached a $1 million settlement with a student who was paralyzed during a 2014 campus shooting.
Ronny Ahmed's attorney and Florida State announced the settlement Thursday in a joint statement. Ahmed and the university had reached an agreement during a mediation conference last week.
The Latest: Florida gov: Elections chief regrets blackface
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Florida's secretary of state resigning after photos of him in blackface surfaced (all times local):
Florida's new governor says he thought it best to accept his secretary of state's resignation "and move on" after old photos of the elections chief in blackface surfaced.
Florida State tops Clemson 77-68 behind Kabengele
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Mfiondu Kabengele scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half and David Nichols added 16 points as Florida State halted a three-game slide with a 77-68 win over Clemson on Tuesday.
Nichols made four 3-pointers for the Seminoles (14-5, 2-4 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Florida State came into the game shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the 3-point arc but made 10 3-pointers against Clemson. That's the most for the Seminoles in an ACC game and one short of the season high.
Longtime leader of New Jersey’s Trenton diocese dies at 83
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A longtime leader of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton has died.
Church officials say Bishop Emeritus John Smith died Tuesday after a long illness, but did not disclose further details. He was 83.
Smith served as the ninth bishop of the Trenton diocese, holding the post from 1997 until his retirement in 2010. He was a coadjutor bishop in the diocese for two years before that and also served as bishop of the Pensacola-Tallahassee Diocese in Florida from 1991-95.