Ausley says opponent in CFO race afraid of debate

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Loranne Ausley is angry that her opponent for chief financial officer refuses to debate her. A former Democratic state representative, Ausley on Thursday c..
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New Fla. jury instructions limit cell phone use

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - New Florida jury instructions specifically limit jurors' use of cell phones, computers and other electronics. The Florida Supreme Court unanimously approve..
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Pair of missing swans found in central Florida

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities found a pair of missing swans that were stolen from Lake Eola in central Florida. The mating swans were discovered after a someone tipped off autho..
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Edison High earns an A

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Edison Collegiate High School in Punta Gorda got its first report card and earned an A grade. Edison Collegiate High easily met the standard for top honors..
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Mobile mammogram bus stops at Tice post office

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Now you can "Think Pink" at the Post Office. It's all part of an effort to "stamp" out breast cancer. The Tice branch post office celebrated breast can..
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Tropical Storm Richard forms in the Caribbean

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Richard has formed in the Caribbean, becoming the 17th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. Richard's maximum sustained winds Thursday are near..
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4 charged in Medicare scam against mentally ill

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Federal authorities indicted the largest chain of community mental health center in the country. Court documents allege the Miami-based company billed Medicare $200 mi..
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Sen. wants US to investigate high-prescribing docs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - A U.S. senator is asking federal officials to investigate after reviewing data that shows doctors across the country prescribing alarmingly high rates of powerful high..
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Fla. man convicted of strangling wife

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - A Panhandle man has been convicted of murdering his wife and dumping her body in his car trunk. Prosecutors said Michael Parker carefully planned the killi..
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Miami Police arrest 14 from rival gangs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Police have arrested 14 men they say are associated with rival Miami gangs and sold weapons to undercover police. Authorities also confiscated 31 guns during the month..
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Tampa man douses himself in gasoline, lights fire

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A 41-year-old southwest Florida man has been hospitalized after dousing himself with gasoline and lighting himself on fire. Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputie..
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Man stabbed with pen during meeting not seriously injured

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida man was arrested after he reportedly attacked a speaker with a pen at a Hollywood city meeting. The person who was attacked suffered a punctu..
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Broward schools official says not guilty in probe

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A suspended Broward County school board member and her husband say they are not guilty of bribery and other charges brought in a corruption investigati..
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Fossil collector may have found prehistoric bone

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A fossil collector may have found a prehistoric bone with art work on it in Florida. Last year, James Kennedy cleaned off a 15-inch bone he had found two ye..
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Dead diver pulled from water near Fort Lauderdale

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A scuba diver reportedly died after being pulled from the water off the coast of Fort Lauderdale. Police and the Coast Guard responded to a struggling ..
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Man sentenced to life for fatal shooting

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Deltona man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting an Orange City woman. A Volusia County judge sentenced 39-year-old Steven Bowman ..
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Man killed in Bradenton house fire

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - A Bradenton man died from injuries sustained in a house fire. The Manatee County Sheriff's Office reports that firefighters responded to the home Tuesday nig..
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Woman gets 7 years for smuggling Honduran sisters

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida woman accused of forcing two Honduran sisters into the sex trade at Palm Beach County nightclubs has been sentenced to seven years in f..
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Teens charged with fire attack reject plea deal

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Lawyers for the three teens charged with setting another boy on fire in Deerfield Beach last year have rejected a plea deal. The defendants, who have b..
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Teenager pleads guilty to making fake bomb threats

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - A North Carolina teenager accused of using the Internet to make fake bomb threats to six universities and to FBI offices in Louisiana and Colorado has plead..
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