Updated: 8:05 AM In 2011, state lawmakers rushed through massive changes to state election law while ignoring those who had to administer it. It resulted in Florida being the laughing stock of the nation when votes weren’t counted till Friday, but this time lawmakers are being careful about fixing the problems.
Updated: 9:21 PM Pressure for state lawmakers to accept federal money to expand Medicaid is mounting. Young adults who are too old for Medicaid and too poor to buy their own coverage are in Tallahassee asking for help. They’re caught in the coverage gap.
Updated: 12:42 PM Healthy Start of Bay, Franklin and Gulf Counties is trying to spread the message that unsafe sleeping practices can be deadly for an infant. Eight babies have died in Bay County in just the last 10 months because of suffocation caused by co-sleeping or other dangerous situations.
Updated: 9:15 AM Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers spent a third day on the Choctawhatchee River, searching for a missing boater. James Jackson and a friend were fishing late Friday night when their boat capsized. Authorities said the chances of finding Jackson alive were slim.
Updated: 9:51 AM Seven million people visit panama city beach each year, and four million of those spend at least one night. Panama city officials would like to see some of those visitors spend a little time downtown.
Updated: 8:15 AM Officials with the youth baseball program in Lynn Haven say an assistant coach has been banned after his arrest on child pornography charges.
But, they say they are not sure there is anything they could have done to prevent his participation.