Charlotte County detectives exhaust all leads and information in child abduction report

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Charlotte County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit detectives say they have exhausted all leads and information in the report Monday of a possible child ab..
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UF professor fired after comments on Latin women

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A University of Florida professor fired over his comments about how Latin women dress says he plans to challenge his termination. Timothy Taylor is a profe..
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No arrests made in Pensacola double homicide

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities are questioning a woman who was in the Pensacola home where two other women were fatally shot. No arrests have been made in the double homicide. ..
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Deputy involved in serious crash in Tampa

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputy has been seriously injured in a crash with a tractor trailer in downtown Tampa. The name of the deputy was not immediately..
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Dems: Rep. candidate SSN in flier was 'oversight'

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Democratic Party says including a Republican candidate's Social Security number in a flier was an "oversight." The Palm Beach Post reported Mond..
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Children test positive for cocaine, mother charged

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Two young Palm Beach County children who tested positive for cocaine are with state welfare officials and their mother has been charged with child negl..
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Infant dropped off at fire station

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PAHOKEE, Fla. (AP) - A newborn is in good condition at a hospital after being dropped off at a Palm Beach County fire station. The child was brought to the Pahokee fire station Mon..
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Tropical Storm Lisa forms in the Atlantic Ocean

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Lisa has formed far out over the Atlantic Ocean, becoming the 12th named storm of the season. The storm has maximum sustained winds near 40 mph (65 kph)..
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Fla. education board considering budget request

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The State Board of Education may seek a modest increase in spending for Florida's public schools. A proposal to ask the Legislature for $107 more for each ..
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Woman, 21, fatally shot trying to break up fight

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) - A 21-year-old central Florida woman who was shot trying to break up a fight between her brother and another man has died. Bartow police say Vershontis Bradley d..
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County property taxes fall again in Florida

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A preliminary report shows county property tax collections are dropping by $584 million this year in Florida. The Florida Association of Counties released ..
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Fla. looking for 'Race to the Top' volunteers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida education officials are looking for volunteers to help implement the state's $700 million "Race to the Top" grant. The Department of Education on M..
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GOP ad deceptively targets Sink on pension fund

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Republican ad says it's Democratic gubernatorial nominee Alex Sink's fault the state pension fund lost $24 billion - a charge that's deceptive. The state..
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Port Charlotte Oxycodone trafficker arrested

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Charlotte County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit detectives in an undercover drug operation Monday evening arrested a Port Charlotte man for drug traffickin..
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Critical decision day in Crist campaign lawsuit

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - A lawsuit filed in Collier County is seeking refund of millions of dollars contributed by Republican donors to Gov. Charlie Crist's campaign for the U.S. Senate..
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Cape Coral McDonald's on hiring spree

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - McDonald's is having a job fair Tuesday at several of its Cape Coral locations. The news comes a day after economists announced the recession is over and has bee..
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Don't ask don't tell vote in Senate today

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's John McCain versus Lady Gaga on Tuesday as the Senate takes up the emotional issue of repealing the ban on gays serving openly in the military. Senate Democr..
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Naples retiree on 2nd cross country trek

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Phillip Woods isn't one to take retirement sitting down. For the second time in four years, the 72-year-old Naples man is on a mission to walk across th..
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Lee Co. ponders future for prime gulf-front property and shopping village

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee Co. has closed on some prime real estate on Ft. Myers Beach. The county has bought a huge vacant lot, fronting the Gulf of Mexico, and also the mostly s..
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Crime scene for love gets 3 FMPD employees fired

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - An officer and 2 dispatchers have been fired after they plotted a fake crime scene to get a pair of ex-lovers back together. Officer Jason Moore and dispatchers ..
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