By Alexia Fernandez on January 16th, 2015 | Last updated: January 16, 2015 at 12:50 pm
Johnny Kormondy was executed on Thursday at 8:16 p.m. for the 1993 murder of Gary McAdams and the rape of his wife, Cecilia. Cecilia McAdams attended the execution along with her in-laws.
By Whitney Lavaux on November 14th, 2014 | Last updated: November 14, 2014 at 12:52 pm
Chadwick Banks became the 20th person executed under Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday. The 43-year-old was put to death after being convicted in the 1992 slaying of his wife, Cassandra Banks, as well as the rape and murder of his 10-year-old stepdaughter, Melody Cooper. Eighty-nine people have been put to death in Florida since executions resumed in the state in 1979.
By Jaclyn De Bonis on February 13th, 2014 | Last updated: February 14, 2014 at 11:00 am
A timeline of Juan Carlos Chavez’s final hours before his execution Wednesday night.
By Wade Millward on February 13th, 2014 | Last updated: March 31, 2014 at 1:52 pm
Dozens gathered near Starke to hear word on the execution of Juan Carlos Chavez for the 1995 murder of Jimmy Ryce, 9.
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By Dana Edwards on February 10th, 2014 | Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 10:44 am
Juan Carlos Chavez’s execution by lethal injection is to be held on Wednesday after being convicted of murdering 9-year-old Samuel James “Jimmy” Ryce in1995. A controversial cocktail of drugs will be administered.
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Group says it has enough signatures to put medical marijuana on Florida ballot – United for Care announced Wednesday that it collected more than 1.1 million signatures from people in support of medical marijuana. Supporters hope to have a constitutional amendment […]
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By Forrest Smith on August 6th, 2013 | Last updated: August 6, 2013 at 3:08 pm
A man convicted of killing eight people in the late 1970s in South Florida has been put to death. John Errol Ferguson, 65, was killed by lethal injection Monday night at Florida State Prison near Starke.
By WUFT News on April 12th, 2013 | Last updated: April 22, 2013 at 1:42 pm
Larry Mann, convicted of the 1981 killing of ten-year-old Elisa Vera Nelson, was executed at the Florida State Prison in Raiford on Wednesday.
By Hannah Winston on December 11th, 2012 | Last updated: December 11, 2012 at 3:41 pm
Tax collector will soon issue driver’s licenses – Beginning in February, The Tax Collector’s Office in Alachua County will provide driver’s licenses, which will increase fees by $6.25. Most other tax collectors in Florida have made the shift already because […]