TRENTON, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida toddler drowned in his family's swimming pool a week before his second birthday. The Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office says Maxwell Spears wa..
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Force is strong in Orlando this week. Legions of costumed Star Wars fans began showing up at the Orange County Convention Center on Thursday. The national ..
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Institute of Oceanography says 27 research projects have been selected to receive a total of about $10 million from BP PLC to study the impa..
DELAND, Fla. (AP) - Talk about Animal House. Stetson University in Deland has opened its first pet-friendly dorm. By the time everyone moves in this week, Nemec Hall will house 31 ..
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - A Palm Beach County organization has filed a federal lawsuit against a Boca Raton condo association, alleging discrimination for excluding potential tenants..
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Wanted: a black bear agent who can help central Florida biologists respond to bear issues. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is looking to ..
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A north Florida woman has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the shooting death of a Jacksonville firefighter. Fisthnise Saint Breux entered her plea Thurs..
MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - An object that turned out to be a restaurant pager caused a stretch of road in Melbourne to be shut down for about three hours. Police received reports early..
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - An Orlando man lying on train tracks in Daytona Beach was killed when a train hit him. Police say a conductor spotted 45-year-old Bruce Elliott Thomas on..
MIAMI (AP) - An unlikely group helped a photographer for The Miami Herald get his camera back after it was stolen. Al Diaz was preparing to photograph the Taqueria Mexicana Orale t..
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Superintendent Dennis Thompson received some bad reviews from school board members during his evaluation on Thursday. Now, they have to decide if they'..
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The congressman who wants to be the next U.S. Senator for Florida, came to Naples and Fort Myers, riding a wave of improving poll numbers in his fight for nomina..
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - A man and woman drowned in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Manatee County. The sheriff's office reports that a married couple and their friend were swimm..
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Struggling homeowners facing foreclosure in Lee County may find some temporary relief through a federally funded pilot program. $23 million is available fo..
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Officials could know by early Friday if BP's broken oil well in the Gulf of Mexico has been sealed for good. An analysis of tests on the well done Thursday was s..
FORT MYERS, Fla. - The grandson of legendary ocean explorer Jaques Cousteau says he sees the environmental impact of the gulf oil spill lasting for a long time. Phillipe Cousteau i..
MIAMI (AP) - Retailers are preparing for a busy weekend during Florida's back-to-school sales tax holiday. The tax break runs from 12:01 a.m. Friday to midnight Sunday. It lifts sa..
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - A Punta Gorda family wants to know why it took two 911 calls for someone to come to their house and investigate their concerns. Around 5:30 Tuesday morning, San..
WASHINGTON (AP) - Growing pessimism over the weak economic recovery pushed mortgage rates to the lowest level in decades for the seventh time in eight weeks. The average rate on a ..
FORT MYERS, Fla- Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, Kendrick Meek is bringing his bus tour to Fort Myers today. Republican candidate for Governor Rick Scott will also be cam..