NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A Florida man accused of running a $880 million Ponzi scheme may have reached a deal with federal prosecutors. Nevin Shapiro is due in court Sept. 15 for a plea..
FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Coast Guard is responding to a barge that ran aground on the southern tip of Gasparilla Island at about 11:30 a.m., Monday. The 25-foot tug Renee, owned by A..
HOUSTON (AP) - The official in charge of identifying and dealing with risks of BP's offshore Gulf marine operations today acknowledged he rarely had contact with a key manager at t..
OCALA, Fla. (AP) - A University of Florida student had her left hand severed over the weekend in an accident involving a horse. Authorities say the student was sitting in a vehicle..
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Charlie Crist is expected this week to receive a slate of seven finalists to replace two incumbent utility regulators spurned by a nominating panel. C..
NAPLES, Fla. - Rick Scott and his wife Ann Scott will be voting in Naples. Rick Scott is the Republican candidate for governor. NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Lieutenant Governor Jeff Ko..
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Marco Rubio held a campaign event at the Southwest International Airport Monday morning. Rubio is a candidate for US Senate.
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - Baby loggerhead turtles in two southwest Florida communities have died after crawling toward land-based lights instead of the horizon of the Gulf. Eve H..
FORT MYERS, Fla. - It's back to school for tens of thousands of students across Southwest Florida. The school bell is ringing for the start of the year in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Gla..
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Sea World Orlando has been fined $75,000 for three safety violations that led to the death of a trainer by a killer whale last February. The federal Occupation..
FORT MYERS, Fla. - With the school year beginning, supplies are running low in The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools' Teacher Resource Center. Over the summer, hundreds of p..
NEW YORK (AP) - A man charged with selling secrets about finances at Walt Disney Co. has pleaded guilty in federal court in New York to conspiracy to commit securities fraud and wi..
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a complaint in South Florida alleging that an abortion protester violated federal law prohibiting the blockage..
DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) - A 37-year-old central Florida man has been arrested for allegedly setting his father on fire. Ronald W. Harris Jr. faces arson and attempted first-degree mur..
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Bill McCollum and Rick Scott are taking to the skies to get in as much last-minute campaigning as possible. Embroiled in a tight race for the Republican gubernat..
FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) - Fort Pierce police say a 25-year-old man sprang into a violent rage after losing an arm-wrestling match. Erick Lee Blanton allegedly drove his pickup truck..
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Federal authorities have revoked the license of a South Florida company that exhibits tigers and other animals at schools and summer camps. Vanishing Species Wil..
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Residents in Key West are at odds on a divisive city issue: Coconut palm trees. City commissioner voted earlier this month to remove the coconut palm trees li..
BUSHNELL, Fla. (AP) - More than three dozen prisoners at a central Florida correctional facility have been quarantined after becoming sick from an apparent stomach flu. The outbrea..
KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) - Forget the snapper and amberjack. A Florida Keys foundation is inviting divers to participate in a series of cash prize derbies to remove lionfish. The Flori..