Court puts Fla. Senate candidate back on ballot

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida Senate candidate accused of a financial disclosure violation is back on the ballot. The 1st District Court of Appeal said there are other remedie..
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Sink makes quick, crucial stop in SWFL

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Gubernatorial hopeful Alex Sink made quick but crucial stop in Southwest Florida Wednesday. The Democratic candidate for governor met cheers from a crowd of abo..
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Lee County holding vigil to shine light on overdose deaths

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are more than 24,000 drug-related deaths nationwide each year. Lee County is not immune to this..
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Incoming Fla. Senate leader focus of ethics probe

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The state Ethics Commission has found probable cause of financial disclosure violations by incoming Senate President Mike Haridopolos. The panel announced ..
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Body found in drum barrel oozing liquid in Fla.

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - An autopsy is being performed on a body found inside a cardboard drum barrel in the back seat of a car in Palm Beach County. Delray Beach Police spokesman..
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South Florida student struck by school bus

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LOXAHATCHEE GROVES, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida high school student is hospitalized in serious condition after being hit by a school bus. Palm Beach County Sheriff's spokeswoman Te..
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Panhandle officer fired for porn on his computer

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - A Florida Panhandle police officer has been fired after pornographic photos and videos were found on his office computer. According to Panama City Police D..
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UF restricts student travel to Haiti after cholera

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The University of Florida is restricting student travel to Haiti because of a cholera outbreak in the Caribbean country. In a memo released Sunday, Provost..
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Lee County charity will gut homes with Chinese drywall

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Habitat for Humanity of Lee County is facing a $750,000 bill to gut at least 24 homes built with defective Chinese drywall and relocate the residents. Habit..
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FPL: Hole in nuclear plant containment building

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Florida Power & Light employees have found a hole in the steel liner of a nuclear reactor containment building at the Turkey Point plant near Homestead. FPL says t..
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S Fla. county hopes buoys will prevent reef damage

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Miami-Dade County hopes a network of buoys will help protect its reefs from anchor damage. The county's year-old "Adopt-a-Buoy" program allows boaters to ..
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Space Coast man gets 2 life terms in dad's slaying

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

VIERA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms for fatally shooting his father days after being released from prison in 2008. On Monday, a jury c..
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Fla. State, military studying suicide prevention

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida State University is preparing to announce a new research effort into military suicides. Florida State professor Thomas Joiner, who has studied suic..
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Lawyer seeks removal of Fla. House race candidate

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - A case involving the potential removal of a Florida congressional candidate from the ballot over questions about his financial disclosures is set to go before a judge ..
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Venezuelan charged with extortion in US

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - A Venezuelan is jailed in the U.S. on charges of attempting to extort $1.5 million from a businessman involved in a securities controversy in Venezuela. Prosecutors sa..
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Tax Foundation says Fla. welcoming to business

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Tax Foundation says Florida again has the nation's fifth best tax climate for business in 2011. The nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that monitors g..
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Central Fla. sheriff cracks down on fake pot

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) - Synthetic marijuana is technically legal, but a central Florida sheriff says he plans to arrest retailers who sell it. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said Tuesd..
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Central Fla. faces hearing for misconduct

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Central Florida judge who is the subject of a hearing before a board that investigates judicial misconduct has admitted to violating campaign rules, taking j..
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Officials arrest man after car chase

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in Florida's Gulf coast say they arrested a man who was found to have a 3-year-old in his vehicle after leading deputies on a car chase. Aut..
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Bob Marley's son tries to get Buju Banton released

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Stephen Marley, a son of music legend Bob Marley, has offered to post his South Florida home to bond reggae star Buju Banton's out of jail. The Tampa Tribune rep..
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