Florida's minimum wage increased .14 cents at the start of the new year today to $7.93 and to $4.91 for tipped workers. 12 other states also increased their minimum wage, with New Jersey leading the increase at $1 dollar per hour more. The federal minimum wage has languished in Congress...
Fort Myers, Fla. Two people are dead and over a dozen are injured after a shooting occurred at a nightclub early Monday morning in South Florida. The shooting occurred in the parking lot of Club Blu at around 12:30 a.m. The club was hosting a themed “swimsuit glow party” teen night...
Leesburg, Fla. - Teacher's Assistant Mark Griffin, 50, of Treadway Elementary School has been arrested on charges of possessing child pornography. Lake County detectives have said Griffin confessed to downloading over 500 files of child pornography over the last six months. He is currently being held in the Lake County jail...
Orlando- Operation Orlando, of the cyber-attack group Anonymous, has published their demands by littering the Orange County Courthouse steps in Orlando, FL with flyers detailing a list of demands. A group of about 5 showed up today at about 8 pm to distribute their flyers across the courthouse grounds and steps....
Royal Palm Beach, Fla. A Palm Beach County man was arrested after throwing a live alligator through the drive-thru window of a Wendy’s restaurant. Joshua James, 23, is being charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, petit theft, and unlawful possession of an alligator. According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff,...
http://www.thefloridanewsjournal.com/Cape Canaveral, Fla. - In a sudden storm associated with a tropical weather pressure system crossing Central Florida, NASA says the Shuttle Atlantis launch pad was hit by lightning today, with the shuttle already out on the pad. Engineers are checking over the shuttle looking for any damage.  The launch pad...
Tallahassee – Governor Rick Scot, (R) Florida, will approve the much-awaited SunRail for Central Florida and Orlando Metro Area. While there were hints that he intended to approve it with setting aside over $260 million for this current fiscal year for the possible project, he publicly kept up rhetoric...
Titusville, Fla. Police in Titusville is searching for the person who struck an 8-year-old boy who was riding his bike on Thursday evening. According to Titusville Fire and Emergency Services, the boy was found conscious on Alpine Lane and Delespine Avenue. The child was not wearing a helmet and as a result,...
Orlando, Fla. Orange County Sheriff deputies arrested a man accused of robbing multiple places while dressed as Batman. Juan Nieves Morales, 26, was arrested on Monday and faces at least three burglary charges. He is believed to be linked to at least eight robberies in the east Orange County area. The...
Redistricting is sure to bring out the least desirable personalities of lawmakers in their effort to redraw political districts that will affect state and federal representatives’ ability to stay in office and be reelected as their voting constituents will change.  In most cases, with the recent Florida constitutional amendments...