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BY DAVID OVALLE MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI – A Miami man pleaded guilty Monday to torching his girlfriend to death, but continued to insist “she pushed me to do something like that.” That prompted an extraordinary exchange between Jesus Alvarez, 49, and an incredulous judge. “To tell you the truth, I didn’t mean to do this,” […]

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Picking another swing state over Florida, the Democratic National Committee has chosen Milwaukee to host its 2020 national convention. Miami-Dade County sought to draw the convention, as Florida is poised to again play a major role in next year’s presidential election. But the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Monday that the Wisconsin […]

BY DARA KAM NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE ‒ The Florida Commission on Ethics released documents Wednesday supporting the panel’s unanimous finding of probable cause that Andrew Gillum, last year’s Democratic nominee for governor and a former Tallahassee mayor, violated ethics laws with trips to Costa Rica and New York and tickets to the Broadway […]

Luck, at 39, could serve as justice until he’s 75 BY LLOYD DUNKELBERGER NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday appointed a second Miami-Dade County appellate judge to fill a vacancy on the Florida Supreme Court. DeSantis tapped Robert J. Luck, a 39-year-old judge on the state’s 3rd District Court of […]