Wayne Mixson, Florida's governor for 3 days, has died

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Wayne Mixson, whose three-day term was shortest in state history, died Wednesday. He was 98. Mixson took over the top spot on Jan. 3, 198...

Florida's Grayton Beach No. 1 in top-10 US list

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The sand along the coast of Grayton Beach State Park is so unique, some say it speaks to you. It's compared to sugar, and is so white it's almost blinding in...

AGs in 14 states to Trump: Let's hold China accountable

Tallahassee, Fla. (AP) — Republican attorneys general in 14 states asked President Donald Trump on Wednesday to form a state-federal partnership to hold China accountable for damages caused by the spr...

Pass the plate? Not yet, as churches rethink their routines

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It's almost unheard of to go into a Southern Baptist church and not have a plate passed for donations. Until now. “It took a pandemic for ...

Independent musicians turn to social media to recoup wages

For Doug and Telisha Williams, becoming homeowners was a special challenge. The couple, married musicians who perform together as the Wild Ponies, had difficulty securing a loan bec...

People over coral?: Florida could ban sunscreen bans

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Key West wants to protect the coral reefs that are vital to the southernmost city's economy. The Florida Legislature is saying not so fast. A year after Key ...

Florida lawmakers OK bill to pay former death row inmate $2M

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A former death row inmate who spent 43 years in prison for a murder authorities now say he didn't commit would be compensated more than $2 million under a bill the Florida Leg...

Florida Senate OKs compensation for former death row inmate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida death row inmate imprisoned nearly 43 years for a crime authorities now say he didn't commit would collect more than $2 million in compensation under a bill p...

Florida Legislature passes abortion parental consent bill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Girls under the age of 18 will have to get a parent's permission before having an abortion under a bill passed by the Florida Legislature on Thursday that Gov. Ron DeSantis is...

Florida could use drones to fight pythons, invasive species

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida could turn to the sky to fight Burmese pythons on the ground under a bill a Senate committee unanimously approved Monday to allow two state agencies to use drones in t...

Florida could expand law to compensate wrongfully imprisoned

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida could expand a law to compensate people imprisoned for crimes they didn't commit under a bill unanimously approved by a House committee on Wednesday. ...

Appeals court restores felony charges in FSU hazing death

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An appeals court restored felony hazing charges Thursday against three former Florida State University students charged in the case of a pledge who died of alcohol poisoning. ...

Florida Supreme Court rules on 'stand your ground' cases

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court granted a new “stand your ground” hearing to one defendant and denied the claim of another Thursday as it settled questions on whether a 2017 law sho...

Judge recommends Georgia prevail in water war with Florida

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge is recommending that Georgia prevail in a longstanding legal battle with Florida over water consumption from rivers shared by the states, though the final decision...

The heart of Pensacola: City has strong ties with naval base

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — There’s a message board in Gary Yetter’s brewery, located near Naval Air Station Pensacola. The idea is, a customer buys a beer for a friend who isn’t there, puts their name on ...