TALLAHASSEE — Attorney General Pam Bondi rejected renewed assertions Tuesday that a $25,000 political contribution from current Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump influenced her office in 2013 to dismiss allegations that Floridians had been bilked by Trump University.
A Jacksonville couple is suing the manufacturer of a car booster seat they say didn’t protect their daughter. She sustained severe spinal injuries in a car accident in Duval County two years ago.
Students from Jacksonville’s Lee High School attended a hearing at the U.S. Senate and a briefing at the White House last week. The leadership class is hoping to help change how young people experience the juvenile justice system.
President Barack Obama is proclaiming it’s “Prescription Opioid and Heroin-Epidemic Awareness Week.” As more people become addicted, he’s also asking Congress to pass $1.1 billion in new treatment funding. But getting connected to treatment can be as difficult for struggling addicts as deciding to seek help in the first place.
Departing Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown is soliciting online donations to support her legal defense fees in her federal corruption case. “On this website, you can make a donation to my legal defenses fund. Any contribution would be greatly appreciated,” Brown wrote on the Corrine Brown Legal Expense Trust website. The site also said she was “falsely accused” by the federal government of conspiracy and fraud, and how the charges were filed “immediately prior” to her Aug. 30 primary election. Brown is facing 22 federal charges, including counts of conspiracy and fraud, related to her involvement with a shell charity. Brown’s chief of staff Elias “Ronnie” Simmons faces 19 counts of his own. Her attorney, Orlando-based James Smith, is confident she’ll raise enough money with the help of her constituents due to the work she’s done over the years. Smith also explained it’s not unusual for people to seek donations to help pay for their defense. “It’s an expensive thing and it’s totally
A 40-year-old mentally ill Jacksonville woman is still missing after she was released from the Duval County Jail on Aug. 5.
The Sunshine State’s health care system is one of the worst in the country, according to a new survey from the personal-finance website Wallet Hub. One Northeast Florida public health expert said that has more to do with state policy than it does with the quality of doctors.
Our Media Roundtable Friday featured David Bauerlein from the Florida Times-Union; A.G. Gancarski of Folio Weekly; former Examiner reporter Fred Matthews and Jacksonville Business Journal editor Tim Gibbons. We also heard from Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless CEO Cindy Funkhouser about its upcoming annual “Transformations” event. The Performers Academy’s Director of Development JaMario Stills discussed this weekend’s TPA Fest and longtime Reggae artist, composer and producer Ras Midas stopped by to talk about his new album.
A solar power amendment Florida voters passed last month will likely cost the city of Jacksonville a hefty chunk of property tax revenue.