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Commissioner urges changes for spring break

April 16, 2014

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Some members of the Bay County Commission are voicing support for plans to bring changes to spring break. more »»

Mega Money jackpot rolls overs to $550,000

April 16, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — No tickets matched all four numbers plus the Mega Ball, meaning the jackpot rolls over to $550,000, Florida Lottery officials said Wednesday.

Five tickets won $1,152. more »»

2 Fantasy 5 players win $108,682.90 jackpots

April 16, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two "Fantasy 5" game players selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $108,682.90 each, the Florida Lottery said Wednesday. more »»

Baby born in motel bathtub in critical condition

April 16, 2014

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — An infant is in critical condition days after his mother says she gave birth in an Ocala motel bathtub while on a crack cocaine binge. more »»

Fla. woman accused of stealing from employer

April 16, 2014

LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) — A long-time employee of a manufactured homes company faces grand theft charges following a four-month investigation by Lake Wales police. more »»

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 16

April 16, 2014

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

Fla. surfer dies after apparent medical episode

April 16, 2014

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a 56-year-old surfer may have suffered a medical episode before his friends brought him to shore in New Smyrna Beach. more »»

Authorities search for man who posed as lawyer

April 16, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities are searching for a 44-year-old convicted child abuser now accused of posing as an attorney to con a convict's family out of $70,000.

The Miami Herald (http://hrld. more »»

Ag officials push Florida grapefruit overseas

April 16, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida grapefruit will be featured on Outback Steakhouse menus in South Korea, underscoring the fruit's popularity in that country. more »»

Idaho aquarium fined in Fla. wildlife case

April 16, 2014

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida federal judge has imposed fines and three years of probation on Idaho Aquarium in an illegal wildlife trafficking case. more »»

Suspect held in hit-and-run that killed teen

April 16, 2014

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — An arrest has been made in a hit-and-run crash that killed a St. Lucie County teen.

Authorities say 46-year-old Ivette Nieves-Barsuglia of Port St. more »»

Sharper challenges his no-bail status in Arizona

April 16, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge in Phoenix will hold a hearing Wednesday in which lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will challenge the evidence used to keep him in jail without bail on... more »»

BP: Shore clean-up after Gulf oil spill ends in La

April 16, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Just days before the fourth anniversary of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster and oil spill, BP has ended its "active" cleanup of Louisiana's coast. more »»

Rubio: Terrorists training in Syria may strike US

April 15, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is warning that terrorists training in ungoverned swaths of Syria may soon attack American interests abroad — or even on the nation's home soil. more »»

Surfer bitten by shark off central Florida beach

April 15, 2014

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a surfer was bitten by a shark off a central Florida beach. more »»

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 16

April 15, 2014

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

RESEARCHER, SEN. more »»

Florida editorial roundup

April 15, 2014

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers:

April 15

The News-Journal, Daytona Beach, Fla. more »»

Man gets life for setting wife on fire

April 15, 2014

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his wife by dousing her with gasoline and setting her on fire. more »»

 
 

 

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