August 26, 2013 Dengue fever was commonplace in Florida until the 1930s. Air conditioning, window screens and better mosquito control helped break the dengue cycle. Now the mosquito-borne illness is back.
August 20, 2013 Gov. Rick Scott has built a political career fighting the president's health overhaul — and he's not through yet. He's joining other Republicans in opposition to people called navigators, who are being hired to help enroll the public in health plans.
August 12, 2013 Vacationers staying in central Florida awoke to crashing sounds Sunday night, as their three-story building began to collapse. A large portion of the structure at a resort in Clermont was pulled into a sinkhole. It seems the process was slow enough that everyone in the building got out safely.
July 30, 2013 A series of blasts ravaged a Blue Rhino propane gas plant in central Florida's Lake County late Monday night. At least seven workers were injured. The detonations reportedly lasted some 30 minutes, but the fires raged for much longer.
July 18, 2013 Jenna Conti, also known as Eden Sirene, wants to show off her fins at her local pools. But rules are rules, the community board says. And the rules say no fins in the pool.
July 1, 2013 A celebration of atheism in Florida draws the critical eye of commentator Barbara J. King. She says that one of the quotes carved on a new monument is both unfortunate and divisive.
June 25, 2013 A Florida man's challenge to a local agency's rejection of plans for his property has been upheld. A state court had ruled that the agency never "took" anything from the property owner. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court overturned that decision.
May 14, 2013 Florida International University's medical school has made community-based health care a central part of its curriculum. With home visits and a mobile health clinic, students connect with families in neighborhoods where medical care is scarce.
May 14, 2013 A limousine filled with students headed to prom night at Western High in Davie, Fla., stopped for a detour Saturday, after a Honda van hit a concrete wall and flipped in front of the limo. The van's seven passengers had trouble getting out — until the limo's driver and the students helped.
March 13, 2013 Decades after its eradication, the "breakbone fever" has become endemic again in the Florida Keys. Scientists say that Floridians infected during a recent outbreak didn't catch the virus abroad but rather got a dengue strain that's unique to Key West.
March 4, 2013 When a sinkhole swallows a man whole, it's natural to look for answers that explain the tragedy. Can science provide the answers? Commentator Tania Lombrozo says that some explanations are never satisfying.
March 2, 2013 Rescuers are back at work outside a central Fla. home, testing the edges of the sinkhole to see if they can get close enough to search for Jeff Bush. He fell inside late Thursday night and is feared dead.
March 1, 2013 The hole opened up under a home's bedroom in Tampa. Two men, brothers, were in the house. One tried to save the other, but wasn't able to keep him from being dragged down into the now 100-foot wide hole. It's feared that the man is dead.
February 20, 2013 Florida's expansion of Medicaid will provide health insurance coverage to more than a million people. Florida will also become the seventh state headed by a Republican to agree to take the federal offer to provide Medicaid to all state residents with incomes up to about $15,000 a year.
February 19, 2013 Authorities hope the big guy, and two other males, will lead them to breeding females. They put transmitters into the snakes and will now track their movements.