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Miami rum festival showcases new brands on US market

April 18, 2015

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival is showcasing new spirits entering the U.S. market for the first time.

Organizers say about 26 million cases of rum were sold in the U.. more »»

Townspeople ponder future of 'frat beach' on Georgia island

April 18, 2015

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — How do you control a revved up crowd of thousands of alcohol-drinking college-age adults who traditionally amass on the beach at St. more »»

2 ex-corrections officers plead guilty in inmate's assault

April 18, 2015

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two former Florida Department of Corrections officers have pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate the civil rights of an inmate.

U.S. more »»

Panhandle police: Suspect with gun fatally shot by officers

April 18, 2015

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida's Panhandle say a man has died after being shot by a police office. more »»

Florida gyrocopter pilot driving home to await next hearing

April 18, 2015

RUSKIN, Fla. (AP) — A mail carrier is driving back to Florida to await his next hearing for flying his gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn. more »»

OSHA fines Duke Energy $90,000 in employee's death

April 18, 2015

REDDICK, Fla. (AP) — Federal officials have fined Duke Energy Florida Inc. $90,000 in the death of an employee electrocuted at a north Florida substation. more »»

2 Florida runners are repeat winners in Keys bridge race

April 18, 2015

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida runners have repeated as winners of the Seven Mile Bridge Run in the Florida Keys. more »»

8 church members killed in van crash mourned at funeral

April 18, 2015

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — Eight members of a Haitian church are being mourned at a funeral service Fort Pierce. more »»

Marco Rubio-Jeb Bush alliance sours in GOP primary faceoff

April 18, 2015

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — They've been allies for more than a decade. But now, ties between Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush are fraying as the Republican presidential campaign picks u. more »»

Family from Suriname identified as plane crash victims

April 18, 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have identified a family of four from Suriname as the victims of a small plane crash near Fort Lauderdale. more »»

No one picks all 5 winning numbers in Fantasy 5 game

April 18, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — No "Fantasy 5" player selected all five winning numbers, but 353 tickets matching four numbers won $555 each. more »»

Lucky Money jackpot rises to $1 million

April 18, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — No tickets matched all four "Lucky Money" numbers plus the Lucky Ball, bringing the next jackpot to $1 millio. more »»

Obama's Earth Day trek to Fla. to highlight climate change

April 18, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to celebrate Earth Day this week with a visit to the Florida Everglades. more »»

2 killed in Tampa Bay area crash

April 18, 2015

SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two drivers are dead following a Tampa Bay area cras. more »»

UF spending $800K to remove mercury from sports arena

April 18, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The University of Florida is removing mercury from the main floor of its basketball arena. more »»

Father gets 4 years toddler's death in hot car

April 18, 2015

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A Sarasota man has been sentenced to four years in prison for the death of his 2-year-old daughter, who was left in a hot car for five hours. more »»

With UF students help, Bert the Oak lives another day

April 18, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A social media campaign begun by University of Florida students has succeeded — for now — in stopping the axe from falling on a massive tree they have named Ber. more »»

Biologists hope lice can attack invasive Brazilian pepper

April 18, 2015

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Biologists may soon have another biological weapon in their war against the infamous Brazilian pepper tree: an army of jumping plant lice. more »»

 
 
 

 

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