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Death Toll Now at 6 in FIU Bridge Collapse

March 16, 2018 - 1:00pm

Police now say the death toll has risen to six with another 10 people injured, some critically, in a pedestrian bridge collapse Thursday over a busy Miami highway adjacent to the Florida International University campus.

'Been-Around' Bill Nelson: Senator Lost in Space

March 15, 2018 - 6:00am
Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson, the senator whose name fewer than 50 percent of Floridians know but who's been in or hanging around elected office since Richard Nixon was president, tells us he can still be fresh and new.

White Supremacist Teacher Mustn't Be Returned to the Classroom

March 10, 2018 - 6:00am

What will Citrus County school authorities do about white supremacist teacher Dayanna Volitich? I hope, the right thing.

'Women and Families,' My Foot

March 8, 2018 - 8:00am

The group's name sounds innocuous enough -- Organize Florida. Could mean anything, right? 

Cruz Formally Indicted on First-Degree Murder Charges

March 7, 2018 - 6:45pm
Nikolas Cruz in court

Accused school shooter Nikolas Cruz, 19 -- for the most part held in solitary confinement in a county lock-up since his arrest -- was formally charged Wednesday with 17 counts of first-degree murder. As it stands, he could be sentenced to death if convicted.

Lawyers for Injured Parkland Student Go after Four 'Negligent' Agencies

March 6, 2018 - 5:45pm
Kyle Laman

While Gov. Rick Scott and the Legislature were busy crafting a $500 million school safety plan for Florida, the family of an injured student was preparing what could be the first of several lawsuits in connection with the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

Katie Edwards-Walpole: I Won't Run for the House Again

March 6, 2018 - 6:00am
Katie Edwards-Walpole

Rep. Katie Edwards-Walpole -- widely admired around the state, a lawmaker Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz told me Monday "is among the top five most effective legislators in either party I've ever worked with" -- has announced she won't run for reelection in November.

On SSN's 8th Anniversary, We Celebrate YOU

March 3, 2018 - 6:00am

When our first Sunshine State News team arrived wide-eyed in Tallahassee in 2010, all hell was about to break loose and we didn't know it.

Big Retailers Limiting Rifle Sales Stirs Reaction from Pro- and Anti-Gunners

March 1, 2018 - 7:15pm
Gun walls of a Dick's Field & Stream store

Walmart, the nation's largest retailer, and Dick's Sporting Goods, which has more than 600 shops -- 37 of them in Florida -- announced Wednesday major gun reform policies in their outlets, and ever since have been hearing praise from the anti-gun lobby and boobirds among the nation's hunting class.

The 'Five Million Dollar Ant Bite Case' Goes to Appeals Court ... as the Legal World Watches

February 27, 2018 - 2:15pm
First District Court of Appeal

A Hamilton County jury verdict that has drawn the attention of national legal scholars and civil justice reform advocates goes before the First District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee next week.



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