Michael Kruse

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The Right Thing to Do vs. The State of Florida

After Devaughn Darling died during a workout with the Florida State football team, his family was awarded a payout of $2 million. That was 13 years ago. Only $200,000 has come.

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Who Is Charlie Crist? The Answer Is Complicated

A profile of Florida’s former (and perhaps future) governor.

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Can People and Bears Co-exist?

Orlando’s suburbs become an accidental testing ground.

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A Signature Moment

Thirty-one years ago, Joy Hunley’s daughter was adopted. At least that’s what the paperwork says.

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The Ballad of the Fabulous Sports Babe

Catching up with the controversial radio host, who recently returned to the air after years away.

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A Brevard Woman Disappeared, but Never Left Home

The call to the sheriff's office came on Nov. 18, 2010, just before noon. The townhouse, deputies learned, had belonged to a woman named Kathryn Norris, and the 1987 silver Chevy Nova was registered to her, too. She had used a normal amount of electricity in July 2009 and much less in August and none after that. She had paid her mortgage in August and then stopped. Her head was on the floor and her feet were on the seat. The corpse, deputies wrote in their report, was wearing a dress.
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The King and I

Brian Windhorst was one of the first reporters to cover LeBron James. He was there in high school. There at the draft. There in Cleveland. And now he’s there in Miami, though the relationship is far from what it used to be.