Lakeland man killed in motorcycle accident on I-95

A 28-year-old Lakeland man was killed in a motorcycle accident at 6:50 p.m. Saturday on Interstate 95 in Volusia County. Christopher Straub was riding a 2000 Harley-Davidson northbound on I-95 at Mile Marker 275 when he lost control of the motorcycle which then left the roadway and struck a guardrail, according to an accident report […]

Rick Scott wants more help from Feds on Ebola

Even as President Barack Obama named an Ebola czar on Friday, Gov. Rick Scott said Florida will start preparation efforts on its own. Obama named Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and former Vice President Al Gore, as the White House’s point man on Ebola preparation, on Friday. Klain […]

Did Jameis Winston sell his autograph? FSU QB in new probe

Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston turns left — trouble. He turns right — more trouble. Now the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, already in an ongoing investigation of a sexual assault complaint, is being investigated for selling perhaps thousands of autographs. In spite of the probes and weight he now carries, Winston will lead the […]

Debate organizers say Charlie Crist broke the rules

Charlie Crist broke the agreed-upon rules during Wednesday night’s statewide debate, organizers said on Thursday. The statewide debate between Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist threw Florida — and the nation — into a frenzy over a whirring fan. But on Thursday, debate organizers quickly issued a statement contending Crist did indeed break […]

Florida officials continue to push Obama on Ebola readiness

This week, elected officials from Florida continued pressing the federal government for help and answers on combating Ebola. Gov. Rick Scott said on Wednesday that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) is demanding the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) instruct health care workers on how to handle Ebola patients. After the death […]

Biketoberfest rolls into Daytona this weekend

The 2014 Biketoberfest event will roll into Daytona Beach Oct. 16 through 20. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will be present to promote safe riding at the International Speedway’s Fall Cycle Scene. The event includes activities on and off the track at Daytona International Speedway, with entertainment and motorcycle racing. FDOT is asking drivers […]

Polls paint gloomy picture for Amendment 2

Not one but two polls just out paint a gloomy picture for Amendment 2. A poll commissioned by SaintPetersBlog and taken by St. Pete Polls, unveiled on Monday, shows 52 percent of those surveyed support Amendment 2, the proposal to expand medical marijuana and embed it in the Constitution; 39 percent oppose it and the […]

New polls have Scott and Crist neck and neck

Three weeks to go and a batch of new polls show Florida can expect a close gubernatorial contest, raising the stakes for Wednesday night’s and next week’s debates as the race enters the final stretch. On Monday, St. Pete Polls unveiled a survey on behalf of SaintPetersBlog, which shows Gov. Rick Scott with the narrowest […]