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Bad Santa pleads no contest to Fla. bank robbery

July 29, 2014

PORT ORANGE, Fla. (AP) — A bad Santa faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading no contest to displaying a fake bomb during a bank robbery in central Florida. more »»

Some niche retirement communities

July 29, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Niche retirement communities are growing particularly popular as the 76 million baby boomers reach retirement age. more »»

Indian senior community part of growing niche

July 29, 2014

TAVARES, Fla. (AP) — A new development in central Florida is believed to be the first retirement community in the United States catering to people born in India. more »»

$2.5 million loan saves SW Florida attraction

July 29, 2014

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A 76-year-old roadside tourist attraction in southwest Florida has a new lease on life, thanks to a $2.5 million loan from a group of supporters. more »»

Parents arrested after toddler dies from burns

July 29, 2014

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The parents of a Panhandle 2-year-old have been charged with negligent manslaughter after their toddler died from untreated burns. more »»

Darden CEO to step down amid Olive Garden troubles

July 29, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Darden Restaurants CEO and Chairman Clarence Otis is stepping down as the company fights to fix its flagship Olive Garden chain following its contested sale of Red Lobster. more »»

Caffeine group accused of community-service scam

July 29, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A group hawking e-books on the effects of caffeine actually sold another service: a bogus way to satisfy court-ordered community service requirements by doing little more than... more »»

Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts

July 28, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported... more »»

Darden CEO to step down amid Olive Garden troubles

July 28, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Darden Restaurants says CEO and chairman Clarence Otis is stepping down as the company fights to fix its flagship Olive Garden chain following the sale of Red Lobster. more »»

5 Things to Know in Florida for July 29

July 28, 2014

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. more »»

Florida judge upholds blind trust used by Scott

July 28, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge is upholding a law that allows elected officials to place their assets in a blind trust instead of reporting each investment publicly. more »»

Democratic chair: Maine's fall races a bellwether

July 28, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee says defeating Maine's governor is critical to the party's efforts to raise the minimum wage and expand residents' acces... more »»

Gay marriage case could head to Fla. Supreme Court

July 28, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — Attorneys for two Key West men challenging the state's ban on same sex marriage want the Florida Supreme Court to take up the case. more »»

1 dead after small plane crashes in north Florida

July 28, 2014

YULEE, Fla. (AP) — One man is dead after the small plane he was piloting crashed Monday into a northeast Florida swamp shortly after takeoff from a private airstrip. more »»

SC mom's arrest sparks child care debate

July 28, 2014

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) — Plenty of working parents can relate to the dilemma Debra Harrell faced when her 9-year-old daughter asked to play unsupervised in a park this summer. more »»

1 dead after small plane crash in north Florida

July 28, 2014

YULEE, Fla. (AP) — One man is dead after the small plane he was piloting crashed during taking off from a private airstrip in northeast Florida. more »»

Man killed in plane crash was on anniversary trip

July 28, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Sometime Sunday morning, Ommy Irizarry posted a message on Facebook to mark his ninth wedding anniversary. more »»

 
 

 

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