The Associated Press

Looking to curb abusive puppy mills, Hillsborough County commissioners are moving ahead with a proposal to ban the commercial sale of cats and dogs.

Florida legislators are considering whether to keep secret searches for university and college presidents.


The Florida House wants to fight opioid addiction by placing new restrictions on how doctors prescribe painkillers.

Paul O'Neill, who founded the progressive metal band Trans-Siberian Orchestra, has died at 61.

There's widespread agreement between lawmakers, law enforcement and child advocates that the state can do more to help juveniles who make stupid mistakes to stay out of trouble and avoid a criminal record that could follow them the rest of their lives.

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