Protestors gather in Orlando to speak out against Florida’s newest immigration policy
A coalition of advocates and community organizations that defend immigrant rights voiced their disappointment Thursday against District 25 State Rep. Carolina Amesty, who voted in favor of Florida’s newest immigration policy.
Florida education officials to meet over rules for new school laws
The Florida Department of Education is gearing up to begin crafting rules to carry out a number of measures approved by state lawmakers and signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, including some proposals that were among the most controversial issues from the 2023 legislative session.
Subject with gun draws law enforcement response, prompts road closures in DeLand
DeLand police on Wednesday asked the public to avoid a section of Beresford Avenue just west of U.S. Route 17 where officers and Volusia County deputies responded to an incident involving “a subject in a vehicle with a gun,” according to the department’s social media.
Singer DaniLeigh arrested in Florida DUI hit-and-run; victim suffers fractured spine
Singer DaniLeigh was arrested on a felony hit-and-run charge early Tuesday morning after police accused her of driving drunk and hitting a moped rider on South Beach, dragging the scooter for about a block before officers caught up with her.
Florida traffic leaders launch campaign to curb distracted driving
More than 7,000 people died in crashes involving teens between Memorial Day and Labor Day over a nine-year period and traffic officials are starting a campaign to help curb the distracted driving behind this, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.
Fight over Florida’s redistricting plan to play out in court
When Florida voters in 2010 passed a constitutional amendment setting rules for congressional redistricting, they barred drawing districts that would “diminish” the ability of minorities to “elect representatives of their choice.”
DeSantis kicks off presidential campaign in Iowa as he steps up criticism of Trump
Ron DeSantis is kicking off his presidential campaign in Iowa at the start of a busy week that will take him to 12 cities in three states as he tests his pitch as the most formidable Republican challenger to former President Donald Trump.
Memorial Day travel predictions tested at Orlando Int’l Airport
Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and airport leaders are predicting more than 1 million people will travel through Orlando International Airport over the seven-day holiday travel period, with daily increases higher than last year.
Latest GOP 2024 hopeful DeSantis 'blazing a trail' on book bans in Republican-controlled states
As he vies for the Republican presidential nomination, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is touting a series of measures he has pushed that have led to an upswing in banned or restricted books — not just in Florida schools but in an increasing number of other conservative states.
‘Dozens of firearms’ stolen from Orange County storage facility, over $12K in rewards offered
Weeks after the reported theft of “dozens of firearms” from a storage facility in Orange County, the sheriff’s office is just one of several law enforcement agencies broadcasting rewards for information leading to the arrests of those responsible.