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.
Updated: 8:57 PM Legislation on its way to the Governor’s desk will make it harder for divorcing couples to collect alimony, it shortens the time alimony can be awarded, and presumes divorcing fathers and mothers are equally capable parents.
Updated: 9:02 PM A battle between the nation’s two largest ticket companies has ended for now. Ticketmaster and Stub Hub were fighting in Tallahassee over bills to help their businesses, but Disney ended up the big winner.