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Guns, booze and body cameras among 44 bills Scott signs

May 21, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It is now legal for unpermitted gun owners to take their weapons with them while fleeing hurricanes.

That was among 44 bills Gov. Rick Scott signed Thursday. more »»

Aaron Hernandez pleads not guilty to witness intimidation

May 21, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to a charge he tried to silence a witness in a double murder case by shooting the man in the face. more »»

Hawaii's Waimanalo Bay Beach Park tops Dr. Beach's list

May 21, 2015

HONOLULU (AP) — As the sun rises over the Pacific Ocean, Waimanalo Bay's powdery white coral sand glows in the morning ligh. more »»

Pilot who landed gyrocopter at US Capitol pleads not guilty

May 21, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man who flew a gyrocopter through some of America's most restricted airspace before landing at the U.S. Capitol has pleaded not guilty to the six charges he faces. more »»

Back home on Earth: SpaceX craft returns from space station

May 21, 2015

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX Dragon capsule is back on Earth with a full load of cargo, after a quick trip home from the International Space Station. more »»

Sweepstakes scam halted by feds, 4 people face charges

May 21, 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An international mail sweepstakes scam has been shut down by federal regulators, and four people who played key roles are facing federal fraud charges. more »»

Dr. Beach's best beaches list for summer 2015

May 21, 2015

Here is the top 10 list of best beaches for summer 2015 as rated by Stephen Leatherman, a professor at Florida International University specializing in environment and coastal studie. more »»

Back home on Earth: SpaceX cargo craft leaves space station

May 21, 2015

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX Dragon capsule left the International Space Station on Thursday and returned to Earth. more »»

Coast Guard says hoax distress calls a problem

May 21, 2015

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — With a long holiday weekend approaching, U.S. Coast Guard officials in Jacksonville are warning people that making hoax distress calls is a felony. more »»

Supreme Court: Medical malpractice caps aren't retroactive

May 21, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A 2003 law capping medical malpractice lawsuit awards at $500,000 can't be applied retroactivel. more »»

Young widows speak out about managing grief, seeking support

May 21, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Nine days after her husband died unexpectedly, Sheryl Sandberg took to Facebook to describe her return to the sidelines for her daughter's soccer gam. more »»

Feds offers Florida plan aimed at solving state budget mess

May 21, 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Obama administration has made an offer that it hopes will help resolve a $1 billion stalemate in Florida's state budget. more »»

Central Florida man accused of abusing disabled woman, teen

May 21, 2015

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — A 52-year-old central Florida man is accused of abusing a disabled woman and teenager. more »»

No Lotto jackpot winner; top prize rises to $10 million

May 21, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — No tickets matched all six winning Florida Lotto numbers, so the jackpot now rises to $10 million. more »»

3 tickets each win Fantasy 5 jackpot worth $76,321.17 each

May 21, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Three "Fantasy 5" players selected all five winning numbers for a jackpot of $76,321.17 eac. more »»

Next stop Earth: SpaceX cargo capsule departs space station

May 21, 2015

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX Dragon capsule has left the space station for return to Earth. more »»

SeaWorld announces $2 increase for single-day tickets

May 21, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld Entertainment has announced new ticket prices at its Orlando theme park.

The Orlando Sentinel (http://on.flatoday. more »»

Dozens of sea stars appear in waters off Naples beaches

May 21, 2015

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Florida beachgoers have seen sea stars show up by the dozens in recent weeks off the coast of Naples. more »»

5 Things to Know in Florida for May 21

May 21, 2015

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

 
 
 

 

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