Balloon took flight without boy 1 year ago

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - It's been a year since the world watched a runaway silver balloon flying over Colorado, fearing for the little boy thought to be inside. On Oct. 15, 2009..
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Church group concerned about Halloween show

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida church and several members of a local school board are expressing their concern about a Busch Gardens Halloween show. At a news conference T..
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Somer Thompson's mom to attend each day of trial

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ORANGE PARK, Fla. (AP) - The mother of slain 7-year-old Somer Thompson says she will be in court every day for the trial of the man accused of kidnapping and murdering her daughter..
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Rescuers search for missing Cape Canaveral kayaker

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

SATELLITE BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities are searching the waters off Florida's Space Coast for a 49-year-old dentist who hasn't been seen since leaving on a fishing trip. Michael ..
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Fla. pastor wins car for canceling Quran burning

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey car dealer plans to keep his word after offering Florida pastor Terry Jones a new car if he promised to not burn a Quran. Brad Benson made..
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2 charged in smuggling of 31 illegal immigrants

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - A South Florida man and woman have been arrested on charges of human smuggling after their boat carrying 31 illegal immigrants was intercepted by U.S. Coast Guard crew..
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Man gets 10 years for fatal burglary

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) - A Brooksville man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for participating in a fatal burglary that left him paralyzed. A Pasco County judge approved..
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Medicare fraud gets ex-ballplayer 20-year sentence

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - A former minor-league baseball player has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for a multimillion-dollar Medicare fraud scheme. A Miami federal judge imposed th..
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Fla. dept. head asked to quit over 'Taj Mahal'

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Incoming Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos has called for the state's top building official to resign over what critics are calling a "Taj Mahal" c..
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Man guilty of drug killing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A North Florida man has been convicted of killing another man over a drug debt. A Duval County jury found 21-year-old Jacorey D. Gelsey guilty Thursday of..
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Woman charged with attacking coach with stun gun

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Jacksonville woman has been charged with shocking her son's youth football coach with a stun gun. The coach told police that he and 43-year-old Roxine C..
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Quadriplegic teen gets life for fatal robbery

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - A quadriplegic teen has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a woman during a robbery at a Bradenton home. A Manatee County judge sentenced 19-year-o..
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Pearlman associate faces prison

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A former colleague of disgraced music mogul Lou Pearlman has been sentenced to a year in prison for his role in an investment scheme that prosecutors say bilke..
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Jury recommends death for mom in killing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - A Miami-Dade jury has recommended the death penalty for the mother twice convicted of killing the 3-year-old boy known as "Baby Lollipops." The 7-5 recommendation was ..
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Music Walk in Fort Myers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla. - This Saturday, October 16th head to the Fort Myers River District. The night event features live music at over 18 venues, including restaurants, g..
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Man pleads guilty to fatal DUI

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

SHALIMAR, Fla. (AP) - A Florida Panhandle man has pleaded guilty in a drunken driving crash that left a 16-year-old girl dead. John Campbell Arthur pleaded guilty in Okaloosa Count..
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Jury finds man guilty in NC trooper shooting

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NEWTON, N.C. (AP) - A jury has found a Florida man guilty of killing a North Carolina state trooper. Multiple media outlets reported Thursday that the jury found Edwardo Wong Jr. o..
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Customer billing services employee arrested for grand theft

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A city employee in the Customer Billing Services Office has been arrested for stealing $320 from a cash drawer at the Billing Services office on Pine Island Road..
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First Chinese drywall home in southwest Florida to be remediated

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Finally, some relief for victims of Chinese drywall. A  New Jersey couple with a rental home in Cape Coral will be among the first in southwest Florida..
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Port Charlotte wants tougher sex offender laws

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Newspaper headlines capture the nightmare Sandy Santiago has live since a sex offender raped and murdered her 19 year old daughter in 1999. More than a decad..
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