Court: EPA head won't appear at Everglades hearing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - An appeals court says a federal judge cannot order the head of the Environmental Protection Agency to testify in a lawsuit over Everglades clean-up efforts. The 11th C..
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Baby killed after interrupting mom's Facebook time

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A north Florida mother has pleaded guilty to shaking her baby to death after the boy's crying interrupted her game on Facebook. Alexandra V. Tobias pleade..
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Lee County deputies searching for robbery suspects

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The Lee County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating two armed robbery suspects, believed to be staying in Cape Coral. On Monday, October ..
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Port Charlotte man admits to string of arsons

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - A Port Charlotte man is under arrest - accused in a string of arson attacks. 22-year-old Joshua Ransom faces several charges. Investigators say Ransom torc..
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Survey: overall drug use down among Fla. youth

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A survey shows overall drug use is down among Florida's middle and high school students, although marijuana use is a growing concern. Use of alcohol, c..
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Jury convicts Anna Nicole Smith's psychiatrist, boyfriend

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A jury on Thursday convicted Anna Nicole Smith's psychiatrist and boyfriend of conspiracy in a prescription drug case involving the former Playboy model and real..
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GM to repay $2.1B of government's investment

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government says General Motors will pay back $2.1 billion of the funds that taxpayers invested in the company. That brings the total it has repaid to $9.5 bil..
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New claims made against Toyota in defects case

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LOS ANGELES (AP) - New court documents filed in a case against Toyota Motor Corp. claim the auto giant bought back cars with sudden acceleration defects and failed to report the pr..
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Cape Coral pizza shop has thousands of dollars stolen

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - $4,000 was stolen from a Cape Coral business... and it's believed to be an inside job. The owners of "A Pizza Grill" on Santa Barbara Boulevard say thousands of ..
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Officials investigate child's accidental shooting

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LARGO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in Florida's Gulf coast are investigating a possible accidental shooting of a child. Authorities say the child suffered a gun shot wound and was brou..
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Officials respond to call of plane landing on cars

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a student taking off in a single-engine airplane at a Gulf coast area airport landed again after problems and hit two empty parked cars. ..
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Justices find no Sarasota 'sunshine' violations

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court has agreed Sarasota County officials did not violate the states' open government "sunshine" law in discussions about a bond issue..
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Fla. justices OK longer terms for gun crimes

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The state Supreme Court says maximum penalties can be exceeded for serious crimes committed with firearms in some cases under Florida's "10-20-Life" law. T..
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Tests warned of cement troubles before BP blowout

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - Investigators with the president's oil spill commission have found that tests performed before the deadly blowout of a BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico should ha..
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Cape Coral police arrest felon for drug sales, possession

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Police with the Vice, Intelligence and Narcotics Unit arrested a convicted felon for selling cocaine after detectives conducted separate controlled buys. Ed..
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Lehigh Acres man involved in deadly tractor-trailer accident

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A highway worker has been killed after a tractor-trailer careened into two safety vehicles along Interstate 95 in North Carolina before crushing a tractor..
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Defense to start in Fla. double-murder case

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - The alleged ringleader in the home-invasion and murders of a Panhandle couple told investigators a group of used car dealers with underworld connections want..
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800 pounds of marijuana found on boat off Miami

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Four men face federal drug smuggling and drug conspiracy charges after the Coast Guard found about 800 pounds of marijuana on a boat off Miami. According to the U.S. A..
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Fla. Panhandle landfill burns for more than a week

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - Florida Panhandle officials have gone to court to close a landfill that has been burning for more than a week. Bay County officials are monitoring the blaz..
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Conn. man adrift off Fla. rescued by Coast Guard

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Connecticut man is back on dry land after spending two days adrift at sea. The Coast Guard says it rescued 73-year-old Richard Steg of Storrs, Conn., on..
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