Election Day is here! And so is everything you need to know

Today is Election Day where Florida will elect a governor, an attorney general, a chief financial officer and an agriculture commissioner among others. Locally, however, voters will have to decide on representatives in Tallahassee, as well as who will represent their interests on the county commission. In last week's print edition of The Laker/Lutz News, we offered an election primer, which you … [Read more...]

Local congressmen support president’s ISIL plan

In a rare move, the U.S. Congress supported an initiative by President Obama Wednesday, voting to authorize limited military action against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or more commonly known as ISIL. Despite the U.S. House approving the measure 221-192, the area's two local Republican congressmen are still saying they're not happy with how Obama is handling the conflict in Syria … [Read more...]

Fallen journalist moves flags to half staff Friday

Gov. Rick Scott has ordered flags in Florida to fly a half staff Friday following the execution of an American journalist with state ties in Iraq earlier this week. Steven Sotloff was a Time reporter who was once a journalism student at the University of Central Florida in Oviedo. He had been a prisoner of the militant group ISIS, which currently has control of parts of Syria and Iraq, and who … [Read more...]