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Police: Boy smothered baby to stop the infant's crying

July 28, 2016

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy is facing charges that he smothered a 4-month-old baby in Florida last December to keep the infant from crying. more »»

Second dispensing organization authorized in Florida

July 28, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's Department of Health has granted its second dispensing authorization for medical marijuana. more »»

Reid: 'Absolute fraud' Grayson should drop Fla. Senate bid

July 28, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says fellow Democrat Alan Grayson should drop his bid for Senate in Florida following reports he physically abused his ex-wife. more »»

Deputies, Texas tourist rescue family of 6 from rough surf

July 28, 2016

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two sheriff's deputies and a Texas man are being credited for saving six tourists from rough surf in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Pensacola News Journal (http://on. more »»

Feds investigate second fire at Florida mosque in 10 days

July 28, 2016

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Investigators are looking for answers after fire broke out at a Florida mosque for the second time in 10 days. more »»

Florida News Coverage Advisory 8:30 a.m.

July 28, 2016

Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Florida. more »»

Jacksonville boy, 5, drowns in neighbor's pool

July 28, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Police say a 5-year-old boy drowned in a backyard swimming pool at a Jacksonville home.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Sgt. more »»

Florida middle school teacher not charged in hot car death

July 28, 2016

DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida middle school teacher won't be charged in the death of a baby left in the backseat of her SUV while she taught class last year. more »»

2 gunmen fatally shoot man holding baby at Florida home

July 28, 2016

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Police say two armed men wearing masks fired shots from the front door of a north Florida home, killing a man who was holding a baby. more »»

2 arrested for alleged extortion of internet star YesJulz

July 28, 2016

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two South Florida residents have been arrested after police say they threatened to leak sexually explicit images of social media star YesJulz unless she paid them. more »»

Warren Sapp bitten by shark during Florida Keys lobster trip

July 28, 2016

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp is OK after being bitten on the arm by a shark while catching lobster off the Florida Keys. more »»

2 arrested for alleged extortion of social media star

July 28, 2016

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two South Florida residents have been arrested after police say they threatened to leak sexually explicit images of social media star "YesJulz" unless she paid them. more »»

Amazon to open 3rd Florida center in Jacksonville

July 28, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Amazon is planning to open a third warehouse in Florida. more »»

A new threat in fight against overdoses: Elephant sedative

July 28, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals that is 100 times as potent as the fentanyl (FEHN'-tuh-nihl) already escalating the country's heroin troubles is... more »»

Florida Gov. Rick Scott to chair Trump Super PAC

July 28, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is going to become national chairman of a super PAC that is backing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. more »»

Fort Carson IDs soldier who died after fitness training

July 28, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Fort Carson officials have released the name of a soldier who died after collapsing during routine physical fitness training. more »»

Mosquitoes suspected in 2 new mysterious Florida Zika cases

July 27, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Florida health officials are investigating two more mysterious cases of Zika infection that do not appear to be related to travel, bringing the total to four. more »»



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Florida News Poll

  1. Yes, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
  2. Maybe, but the timing of the closure, and how and when the public was informed, is problematic.
  3. Maybe, but reaching the decision with a conversation with just the mayor was wrong.
  4. No, given the test results, there was no reason to close the beach.
  5. Posting an advisory would have been a better choice.
  6. Other.