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30-mile stretch of Alligator Alley may be closed Sunday

May 17, 2015

WESTON, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol may close down a 30-mile stretch of Alligator Alley due to heavy smoke. more »»

4 juveniles escape from central Florida detention center

May 17, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a 16-year-old boy after he and three others escaped from a juvenile detention center in Orland. more »»

Illinois' new child welfare agency head has improvement plan

May 17, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — The new director of Illinois' child welfare agency acknowledges he faces a tough road with looming budget cuts, low staff morale and remaking the troubled department's image. more »»

Miami ex-officer gets 2 years' prison for gambling bribes

May 17, 2015

MIAMI (AP) — A former Miami police officer has been sentenced to two years in prison for accepting thousands of dollars in bribes from an illegal gambling operation. more »»

Tampa cancer hospital opens teen lounge for patients

May 17, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Tampa cancer hospital is opening a teen lounge to encourage patients to meet and hang out during treatment. more »»

Expressway Authority taps 1st executive director

May 17, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The new Central Florida Expressway Authority has its first executive director. more »»

Man accused of killing 3 will have brain scan prior to trial

May 17, 2015

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of killing his wife, neighbor and a Bradenton pastor will undergo medical testing to determine whether he has any mental health issues or brain defects. more »»

For Hampton House, a return from history

May 17, 2015

MIAMI (AP) — When the rescue of Hampton House began six years ago, vagrants and drug addicts slept in the motel where Malcolm X once stayed. more »»

Man faces assault charge after punching 76-year-old woman

May 17, 2015

DAYTONA, Fla. (AP) — Daytona Beach police said a man was arrested Saturday on charges that he punched a 76-year-old woman in the face and walked away.

The Orlando Sentinel (http://bit. more »»

Sailboat race is latest sign of better US-Cuba relations

May 17, 2015

HAVANA (AP) — U.S. sailors raced across the Florida Straits to Cuba on Saturday in a regatta propelled by strong winds and an easing of tensions between the two countries. more »»

2 teens injured in tubing accident after crashing into dock

May 16, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two teens were injured during a tubing accident after crashing into a dock in southwest Florida. more »»

Ball field renamed in honor of 3 young kids killed by mother

May 16, 2015

PALM BAY, Fla. (AP) — A small central Florida city is renaming a baseball field in honor of three young children who police say were killed by their mother earlier this year. more »»

St. Johns County deputies involved in 2 shootings in 1 week

May 16, 2015

ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — St. Johns County sheriff's deputies were involved in two officer-involved shootings in one week that left one man dead and another in critical condition. more »»

14-year-old twins killed in Florida home fire

May 16, 2015

PAHOKEE, Fla. (AP) — Fire officials and neighbors say they tried desperately to pull 14-year-old twin girls from their burning mobile home, but it was too late. more »»

Sailboat race is latest sign of better US-Cuba relations

May 16, 2015

HAVANA (AP) — U.S. sailors in are making history as they race across the Florida Straits to Cuba.

An amateur race billed as the "Havana Challenge" is taking place for the first time with U.S. more »»

Lucky Money winner takes home $2 million

May 16, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — One winner from Orlando matched all four "Lucky Money" numbers plus the Lucky Ball, to bring home the $2 million jackpot. more »»

4 Fantasy 5 players win jackpot worth $58,865.43 each

May 16, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Four "Fantasy 5" players have selected all five winning numbers to each take home a jackpot of $58,865.4. more »»

Florida presidential primary to be winner-take-all

May 16, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Either Sen. Marco Rubio or former Gov. more »»

Orlando driver shot in neck, crashes into telephone pole

May 16, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A gunshot victim has crashed his car into a telephone pole in Orlando.

Authorities say the victim was shot in the neck while driving shortly after midnight Saturda. more »»

 
 
 

 

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