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Tennessee teen gets 10 years for fatal DUI crash

December 12, 2014

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A 19-year-old from Tennessee will spend at least 10 years in prison for a drunken spring break crash that killed another tourist in Panama City Beach. more »»

Would-be carjackers couldn't drive stick shift

December 12, 2014

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Police say two would-be carjackers almost got away with a vehicle in Ocala.

The problem? They didn't know how to drive a stick shift. more »»

3 Fantasy 5 players win $71,164.01

December 12, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Three "Fantasy 5" game players selected all five winning numbers to claim $71,164.01 each. more »»

Fla. woman injured when storage pod falls on her

December 12, 2014

CLAY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 38-year-old Florida woman is in critical condition after a storage pod landed on her as she unloaded it from a truck at a central New York storage facility. more »»

Man gets 30-year sentence for taking Porsche

December 12, 2014

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 53-year-old Florida Panhandle man got a 30-year prison sentence for writing a fraudulent check for a $109,000 Porsche. more »»

5 Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 12

December 12, 2014

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about toda. more »»

Florida homeowner knocks out would-be car thief

December 12, 2014

DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man fought back when he caught a thief trying to break into his car. more »»

Zoo Miami taking care of orphaned baby bat

December 12, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — Zoo Miami is taking care of a rare, baby Florida bonneted bat.

A Miami park ranger found the bat at Shenandoah Park near Coconut Grove last mont. more »»

Man accidentally shot in chest by friend

December 12, 2014

LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies say a 23-year-old man is recovering at a hospital after being accidentally shot by a friend inside a Largo house. more »»

Trash collector drives truck into Gulf, is rescued

December 12, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A city trash collector emptying garbage cans on a Florida beach accidentally drove his truck into the Gulf of Mexico and was rescued by beachgoers. more »»

Father arrested after child, 5, shoots 2-year-old

December 12, 2014

PALM BAY, Fla. (AP) — Police arrested a central Florida father two weeks after his 5-year-old son shot his 2-year-old sibling. more »»

Feds end probe into Florida Bright Futures program

December 12, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Education Department has concluded that Florida did not violate anti-discrimination laws by using standardized test scores to award Bright Futures scholarships. more »»

Judge considers deal for mother who drove kids into ocean

December 12, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge will consider a deal for a mother who drove her kids into the ocean in her minivan during a hearing in Daytona Beach. more »»

Romanian gets 5+ years prison in Florida fraud

December 12, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — A Romanian man has been sentenced to more than five years in federal prison for participating in an international fraud scheme involving marketing vehicles on websites. more »»

Iowa authorities ID 2 bodies at hotel as Florida residents

December 12, 2014

CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Police in Coralville, Iowa, have identified the bodies of two people found in an extended stay hotel as Florida residents in town for a construction project. more »»

Ultralight-led whooping crane migration finished

December 11, 2014

ST. MARKS, Fla. (AP) — The annual winter migration of endangered whooping cranes to Florida has been completed with the help of ultralight aircraft.

Seven young canes arrived Thursday at S. more »»

Senator: USAID's Cuba hip-hop project 'reckless'

December 11, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — A U.S. agency's secret infiltration of Cuba's underground hip-hop scene to spark a youth movement against the government was "reckless" and "stupid," Se. more »»

SeaWorld CEO to step down as park attendance drops

December 11, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld says that its CEO is stepping down as head of the company and named its chairman as interim leader. more »»

Ex-school board member guilty of misconduct

December 11, 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former Broward County school board member has been convicted of official misconduct for helping developers seeking breaks on fees they paid to the school district. more »»

Florida Gov. names new chief for environmental agency

December 11, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is naming a new chief for the state agency that oversees the state's environment. more »»

 
 
 

 

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