NASA going green with solar-powered Jupiter probe

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's upcoming mission to Jupiter can't get much greener than this: a solar-powered, windmill-shaped spacecraft.    The robotic explorer..
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Fla. unemployment claims go completely digital

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Floridians who want to file for unemployment compensation - or to update an existing claim - will now have to do so online. Agency for Workforce spokesman Robby Cunnin..
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Judge's order could give Anthony probation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Florida judge has signed an order that could require Casey Anthony to serve a year of probation for fraudulent check writing.    An assistant ..
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Suspect in kids' deaths pleads guilty in gun case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The suspect in the deaths of two children whose bodies were found inside suitcases floating in a canal has pleaded guilty to an unrelated weapons charg..
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US stops vessel carrying $180M worth of cocaine

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - U.S. authorities intercepted a submarine-like craft carrying roughly $180 million of cocaine off the Caribbean coast of Honduras, the Coast Guard said Monday. &nb..
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Thieves steal A/C units from Calusa Nature Center

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Thieves leave a trail of plastic casings behind after stealing 5 air conditioner units from a local non-profit organization. Employees at the Calusa Nature Cente..
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Rescuers Have Local Ties

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

BOCA GRANDE, Fla. - Michael Trapp is lucky to be alive and he has a part-time Southwest Florida resident to thank. Trapp treaded water for 18 excruciating hours after he crashed hi..
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Researchers warn of school 'accountability shock

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A recent study shows a disproportionate number of Florida teachers left schools that got lower grades after the state changed the way it evaluated th..
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Sunbather run over by Beach Patrol truck in Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Kansas woman who was run over by a Beach Patrol pickup truck in central Florida is in stable condition. Florida Highway Patrol spo..
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Fla. man found guilty in wife's stabbing death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man has been found guilty of fatally stabbing his wife and burying her in the woods with the help of his girlfriend. The jury deliberated for less..
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Fla. parents charged after toddler takes pills

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities have charged a central Florida couple with child abuse and neglect after their toddler was hospitalized for ingesting prescription drug pills. ..
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Investigation into Punta Gorda death continues

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Charlotte County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit detectives continue their investigation Sunday into what occurred days before, during and after, as part of t..
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MangoMania success for Pine Island economy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

Braving heat and humidity, thousands of festival-goers turned out for Pine Island's MangoMania. Local vendors showcased everything from mango salsa to mango jelly. "It showcases th..
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ONLY ON WINK: Husband talks after wife is run over

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - The family of a woman run over by a pickup truck is talking out - battling claims they instigated that led to a disagreement turned deadly. Charlotte County She..
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La. troopers: Dad sleeps while 8-year-old drives

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana state police say an 8-year-old boy was driving a pickup truck down an interstate while his drunken father slept in the passenger seat. Troope..
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Florida mayors urge Congress to increase ceiling

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - More than three dozen Florida mayors issued a letter to leaders in the United States Congress and to the members of the Florida congressional delegation, u..
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Car hits Fla. man, drags him 300 ft.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LARGO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities are searching for a southwest Florida driver who hit a 28-year-old man, dragged him 300 feet and then left the scene. The Florida Highway Patrol..
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Fla. man sentenced for sexually exploiting teen

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A 57-year-old Daytona Beach hotel manager has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for luring a 13-year-old boy to the hotel to make child pornography...
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Officials: Miami man smuggled ozone-depleting gas

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

MIAMI (AP) - A Miami man was sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to illegally importing refrigerator gas that depletes the ozone layer and can increase ultraviol..
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Weapons trial for Fla. man suspected in kids death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A man suspected of killing two children whose bodies were found in suitcases in a canal also confessed to killing their mother, according to new court ..
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