Things are looking up for a couple whale pods that were stranded in shallow waters in a remote area of Everglades National Park, but officials said they are “cautiously optimistic” the remaining 35 stranded pilot whales will be completely out of harm’s way soon.
US Senator Bill Nelson wants a Justice Department review of a state directive limiting where voters can drop off absentee ballots. The Central Florida Democrat sent a letter Thursday to Attorney General Eric Holder.
He says the directive is an attempt to suppress voting in a congressional primary election next month in Pinellas County.
Originally published on Thu December 5, 2013 3:49 pm
Wildlife officials in southwest Florida who are struggling to save dozens of beached pilot whales say there's hope that at least some of the animals might escape after they spotted at least 20 of them swimming in deeper water.
Originally published on Thu December 5, 2013 3:14 pm
Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston, considered a Heisman Trophy front-runner, will not be charged with rape, the state attorney, Willie Meggs, announced Thursday after an investigation into the allegations.
Freshman Winston, who led his team to the national polls, has been facing allegations that he assaulted a female FSU student in December 2012, prior to his college career.
Winston's attorney, Tim Jansen of Tallahassee, has contended that his client had consensual sex with the woman.