Updated: 7:56 AM A Jackson County family has been talking about the loss of their daughter to a violent crime. Jackson County sheriff's deputies say Andrew Johnson stabbed his girlfriend Krista Stevenson (25) at her Greenwood home early Sunday morning. Stevenson's family has had a hard time dealing with the tragedy.
Updated: 7:57 AM Legislation named the “Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act” was signed into law Thursday. The measure requires law enforcement agencies to get a search warrant before flying over your home or property with an unmanned drone. Supporters say it's better to have rules in place before most law enforcement agencies are flying over your house.
Updated: 9:20 PM Legislation to speed up Florida’s death penalty sparked debate in Tallahassee Thursday. The average Florida death row inmate spends 13 year behind bars before they’re executed, but state lawmakers hope to change that soon.
Updated: 10:38 AM Modern day courthouse security was born out of a tragedy here in the panhandle. Back in 1987 a man named Cylde Melvin shot and killed his wife's divorce lawyer Tom Ingals, judge W.L. bailey, and an in-law Peggy White Paulk at the Gulf County courthouse.
Updated: 9:11 AM State lawmakers are poised to send a campaign finance reform bill to the Governor that is leaving government watchdogs skeptical. The legislation doubles the contribution limits for legislative candidates and allows state wide candidates to take six times more from individuals. The legislation gives Governor Rick Scott great leverage to push his own agenda.
Updated: 9:01 PM The future of Florida’s state retirement system is in limbo as Republicans in Tallahassee line up behind two different reform plans. While Republicans debate over how to reform the system, Democrats say leave it alone.
Posted: 3:19 PM A Ft. Walton Beach man has pleaded guilty to a single count federal indictment of wire fraud in connection with claims of losses connected to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill three years ago.