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Obama to Take Executive Steps on Student Loans

Updated: 06/08/2014 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama is prepping new executive steps to help Americans struggling to pay off their student debt.

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Bonifay Authorities Warn Residents of Phone Scam

Updated: 06/08/2014 - Bonifay, Fla. -- Over the past few days, several reports have been filed with the Bonifay Police Department concerning a phone scam being received from local phone numbers.

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$20M in SBA Disaster Loans Approved in Florida

Posted: 06/06/2014 - "472 disaster loans have been approved in the amount of $20,794,900 for affected survivors,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East in Atlanta.

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WWII Veteran, 90, Gets High School Diploma

Posted: 06/04/2014 - JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A World War II veteran graduated from a Jacksonville high school more than 71 years after he dropped out to fight in Europe.

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Landmark Fla. Redistricting Trial Wraps Up

Posted: 06/04/2014 - TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A landmark trial over whether state legislators violated the law and drew up political maps designed to help Republicans is wrapping up.

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Supreme Court Hears Appeal on 10-20-Life Gun Law

Posted: 06/04/2014 - TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The attorney for a man sentenced to 80 years in prison for firing his gun into the air wants the Florida Supreme Court to give judges discretion to allow concurrent sentences when applying the state's 10-20-life gun law.

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Fight over Dog leads to Shooting, Arrest

Posted: 06/04/2014 - A suspect has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and armed burglary in connection with the May 21 incident.

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Fla. Governor Rick Scott Joins Emergency Management Officials to Mark the Start of 2014 Hurricane Season

Posted: 06/02/2014 - TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott was joined today with state and local emergency management officials to mark the beginning of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season. The season, which extends from June 1 through November 30, represents the period when hurricanes are most likely to form in the Atlantic Ocean.

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FEMA Sends News Flood Insurance Premiums Rate Sheets to Insurers

Posted: 06/02/2014 - WASHINGTON -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is sending new flood insurance premiums rate sheets to insurers, reflecting changes made by Congress in the program after complaints a 2012 law was leading to exorbitant increases.

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Senate to Take Up New VA Bill After Scandal

Posted: 06/01/2014 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs committee has released details of a refashioned bill to address the problems plaguing the federally run veterans' health care system.

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Ala. Teen Fulfills Dream of Catching Swordfish

Posted: 06/01/2014 - ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) -- A 19-year-old Alabama high school graduate who is confined to a wheelchair and legally blind has fulfilled a dream by reeling in a 105-pound swordfish off the Florida Keys.

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Chief Justice Applies for FSU Job

Posted: 05/31/2014 - TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court is applying to become president of Florida State University.

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July 9th Hearing Set in BP Employees' Criminal Case

Posted: 05/31/2014 - NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A federal appeals court has set a July 9 hearing in the manslaughter case against two BP employees charged in connection with the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed 11 offshore rig workers.

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Is Your Pet Hurricane Ready?

Updated: 06/03/2014 - As the 2014 hurricane season approaches, panhandle organizations are teaming up to prepare Walton County pet owners for severe weather.

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A Free FBI Child ID App

Updated: 06/03/2014 - The FBI has created a new app to help parents keep their children safe.

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