100,000 Floridians lose federal unemployment benefits

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - 100,000 Floridians are losing their federal unemployment benefits. Three federally funded unemployment programs are ending soon. The programs are the additional ..
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Crist says he'd consider pardon for dead rocker

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Charlie Crist says he's still thinking about a pardon for long-dead rocker Jim Morrison, a Florida native who died nearly 40 years ago in a Paris bath..
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Some Southwest Floridians pressure water managers on Caloosahatchee

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Some environmentalists in Lee and Collier County, as well as elected officials, are pressuring the South Florida Water Management District to increase the flow o..
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Racing star makes pit stop in SWFL

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Matt Kenseth, 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase contender and 2003 NASCAR Champion, is in Ft. Myers for a preview of NASCAR's series-crowning Ford Championship Weeken..
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Woman sentenced for fatal DUI crash

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A north Florida woman convicted of driving under the influence in a crash that left another woman dead has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Sasha Pri..
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Bradenton woman arrested for trying to sell infant son for $30,000

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

BRADENTON, Fla. - The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) today announced the arrest of Stephanie Bigbee Fleming, 22, of Bradenton, Fla., for her part in attempting to sel..
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Students found with guns at Tampa-area school

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

GIBSONTON, Fla. (AP) - Deputies locked down a high school near Tampa after getting word that students had brought weapons to campus. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said t..
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Missing 300-pound turtle statue found

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

JENSEN BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A missing 300-pound turtle statue has been found in a home along Florida's Atlantic coast. Authorities recovered the statue on Monday. It had been reporte..
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Teen couple steals TV, guns from Charlotte County home

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives arrested two teens after they broke into a Gardens of Gulf Cove home and stole a handgun, rifle, shotgun and fl..
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Black caucus says it will allow Republicans

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Congressional Black Caucus says it will allow two recently elected black Republicans to join the group if they ask. The all-Democratic caucus had wavered over..
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Gov. Crist to meet successor in transition meeting

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Governor-elect Rick Scott is sticking to his campaign theme of creating jobs while making his first postelection visit to the Florida Capitol. Scott, a Rep..
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5 children killed after fire engulfs Florida home

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CITRA, Fla. (AP) - Family members say a space heater may have sparked a fire that killed five siblings inside their central Florida home. Neighbors heard screaming Monday night and..
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BP's ex-CEO says company unprepared for oil spill

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LONDON (AP) - Former BP PLC chief Tony Hayward says the company was unprepared for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, forcing it to improvise solutions, and that evaporating credit took..
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Naples boy charged in mother's fatal shooting is freed

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - A 13-year-old boy who deputies say accidentally shot and killed his mother is free and living at home with his father. The Naples Daily News reported that the b..
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MySpace account leads to burglary arrest

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

SUGARLOAF KEY, Fla. (AP) - Investigators say it wasn't difficult to find a teenager who broke into the a Florida Keys home because he left a computer in the home logged onto his My..
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Fla. recount participants hold 10-year reunion

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Memories of hanging, dimpled and pregnant chads are being revived 10 years after helping make George W. Bush president. Chads, those little fragments voter..
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Man used stolen cell phone to snap his own photo

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A man accused of stealing a cell phone may have snapped just enough evidence to help police track him down. St. Petersburg Police say the thief sent pho..
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Dad who stormed bus avoids jail

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - A Florida father who stormed onto a school bus and threatened children because his 13-year-old disabled daughter had been bullied has accepted a deal that keep..
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Deputy hits bicyclist in central Florida

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ST. CLOUD, Fla. (AP) - A bicyclist was reportedly struck by an Osceola County deputy just minutes after the deputy warned him about riding in the dark without lights. The deputy re..
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Man pleads guilty to DUI manslaughter

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Hillsborough County man has pleaded guilty to two counts of DUI manslaughter for killing two women during a string of drunken driving crashes in Tampa. With Mo..
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