Nearly one in 10 inmates has served in the military. Matthew Wolfe on how the system fails them—and the new prison dorms that could help them get back on track. Click here to read more.
When Emmett B. Hagood III’s foreclosure case came before a judge last year, his Orlando lawyers were nowhere to be found. The judge promptly ruled against Hagood, and his home was eventually auctioned off by Wells Fargo. Now an appeals court has fined KEL law firm partner Craig Lynd and staff lawyers Richard W. Withers … Read More
Before he went to war, Lito Santos enjoyed the Fourth of July’s fireworks just as everybody else did: the crowds, the explosions, the oohs and aahs at the blossoming colors in the night sky. Iraq changed all that. When he returned in 2005, U.S. Army Sgt. Santos was minus his right leg, amputated at the hip due … Read More
Ocala, Fla. — The economy may be recovering, but many are still suffering as shown by the latest numbers from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The unemployment rate released Friday shows more people in Alachua and Marion counties are unemployed. In Alachua, May’s 5.3% unemployment rate is up half a percent from April. In … Read More
Florida officials are cracking down on those who rip off taxpayers by defrauding public-assistance programs — a crime estimated to cost the state as much as $1.35 billion last year. On Tuesday, leaders from the Department of Children and Families — which handles the bulk of applications for food stamps, cash to needy families and … Read More
A state judge on Friday granted the foreclosure of seven west Orlando apartment complexes with hundreds of units, the latest twist in the long-running story of some of the city’s most run-down housing. Circuit Judge Alice Blackwell ruled that the apartments’ owner — companies controlled by father and son Salomon and Jim Yuken of Miami — had … Read More