A federal appeals court Friday upheld the conviction and 40-year prison sentence of a man convicted in a plot to carry out terror attacks in the Tampa Bay area as “payback” for the death of Osama bin Laden.
Florida’s next governor won’t be elected for more than a year, but Republican leaders from across the state got a taste of what’s in store — literally — during a gathering in Orlando this weekend.
A political committee tied to U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis raised $320,000 in July, bringing the committee’s total to $1.26 million, as the Palm Coast Republican contemplates entering the 2018 governor’s race.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Greg Steube, who filed a string of firearm-related bills that died during the 2017 legislative session, has reintroduced two — focused on courthouses and private businesses — as lawmakers begin submitting bills for the 2018 Session.
Florida health officials this week signed off on two more cannabis operations, bringing to 11 the number of businesses licensed to grow, process and distribute medical marijuana to a fast-growing number of patients.
Florida health officials added another 12 reported cases of the Zika virus during the past week, including the first sexually transmitted case in 2017, according to information posted on the state Department of Health website.
As state investigators seek more evidence from the public about a growing number of videos that showcase abuse of sharks, legislation may be filed that seeks to better define state wildlife laws.