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Police: Florida Man hit in face by tire

Police: Florida Man hit in face by tirePolice are searching for the driver that struck a tire in a roadway, sending it flying into the face of a landscaper on a darkened residential street in Melbourne on Wednesday.
  • Florida
  • 2 days, 18 hours ago
Florida

State reports subpar year for wading bird nesting

State reports subpar year for wading bird nestingNesting declines for some species of wading birds shows the long-term damage suffered by Florida's Everglades, and targets set for higher numbers of nests may become unattainable if conditions in the wetlands do not improve soon, state officials said.
  • Florida
  • 2 days, 18 hours ago
Florida

Parents defend Florida teacher suspended for porn file

Parents defend Florida teacher suspended for porn fileJoseph Angelo, a music teacher at The Sanibel School, has been suspended without pay by the Lee County School District after an IT specialist found a file on his work computer in November titled "3_friends_having_sex_with_1_chi."
  • Florida
  • 2 days, 18 hours ago
Local

Alafia River Rendezvous starts today

Alafia River Rendezvous starts todayIf you're really not into Gasparilla, the Alafia River Rendezvous is going on right now in Homeland, which is located in Polk County.
  • Local
  • 2 days, 21 hours ago
Traffic

TRAFFIC: WB lanes of Alligator Alley closed

TRAFFIC: WB lanes of Alligator Alley closedA deadly 3-vehicle crash on Alligator Alley at mile marker 64 has closed the westbound lanes.
  • Traffic
  • 3 days, 11 hours ago
Education

Scott wants to stop taxing college textbooks

Scott wants to stop taxing college textbooksFlorida Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday will ask legislators to exempt textbooks from state and local sales taxes.
  • Education
  • 3 days, 12 hours ago
Florida

2 people died on Disney rides last year

2 people died on Disney rides last yearOfficials say two people died on Disney World rides during the last quarter of 2014.
  • Florida
  • 3 days, 12 hours ago
Investigations

Gov. Scott dodges questions on pro sports handouts

Gov. Scott dodges questions on pro sports handoutsGovernor Scott tap-dances around direct questions about tax incentives for pro sports teams.
  • Investigations
  • 3 days, 13 hours ago
Politics

Did FDLE commissioner resign or was he forced out?

Did FDLE commissioner resign or was he forced out?The resignation of Florida's top law enforcement officials raises big questions whether he was forced out by the governor
  • Politics
  • 4 days, 6 hours ago
News

Breast implant leak delays congressman's bigamy trial

Breast implant leak delays congressman's bigamy trialThe Democratic congressman claims the marriage was invalid since she was never divorced from her first husband at the time of their union in 1990.
  • News
  • 4 days, 12 hours ago
Florida

Cracking down on unlicensed Uber, Lyft drivers

Cracking down on unlicensed Uber, Lyft driversUnlicensed Uber and Lyft drivers are facing tougher penalties if they do not comply with permitting requirements set by the city, according to our news partner, The Florida Times-Union.
  • Florida
  • 4 days, 17 hours ago
Florida

Probe called for in Rick Scott FDLE controversy

Probe called for in Rick Scott FDLE controversyMembers of the Florida Legislature say it's 'very concerning' with how the head of a state agency left his role under Governor Rick Scott.
  • Florida
  • 4 days, 18 hours ago
Florida

FWC to consider reopening bear hunting

FWC to consider reopening bear huntingFlorida's bear population has been steadily increasing since it was last measured more than 10 years ago.
  • Florida
  • 4 days, 19 hours ago
News

State's new prisons chief promises wide-ranging changes

State's new prisons chief promises wide-ranging changesFlorida's new prisons chief is promising wide-ranging changes amid the suspicious deaths of dozens of inmates in the state's prisons.
  • News
  • 5 days, 8 hours ago
News

Chief suspends sniper program using mug shot targets

Chief suspends sniper program using mug shot targetsThe chief of police for the City of North Miami Beach has suspended the department's sniper training program after a local news report revealed a controversial training method used at a local shooting range.
  • News
  • 5 days, 13 hours ago
Weird News

Pizza delivery man robbed of pizza at the door

Pizza delivery man robbed of pizza at the doorA Fort Myers man was arrested Saturday after using a fake name to order a pizza and then later robbing the deliveryman of the pie.
  • Weird News
  • 5 days, 19 hours ago
Florida

Atlas V rocket on pad for Tuesday night launch

Atlas V rocket on pad for Tuesday night launchA 20-story Atlas V rocket is on its pad in preparation for a 7:43 p.m. Tuesday blastoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station with a Navy communications satellite.
  • Florida
  • 5 days, 20 hours ago
News

Florida's capital celebrates MLK Day

Florida's capital celebrates MLK DayHundreds gathered and marched to the Florida Capitol building where officials held an MLK celebration.
  • News
  • 6 days, 7 hours ago
Florida

Woman charged with stabbing ex-husband to death

Woman charged with stabbing ex-husband to deathA Tallahassee woman was arrested on a premeditated murder charge in the stabbing death of her ex-husband while he slept in his Crawfordville home early Monday morning.
  • Florida
  • 6 days, 10 hours ago
Weird News

Florida version of 'Doogie Howser' is an imposter

Florida version of 'Doogie Howser' is an imposterA 17-year-old Florida boy posing as a physician at a West Palm Beach hospital was nabbed in an examination room while a gynecologist conducted an exam, police say.
  • Weird News
  • 6 days, 11 hours ago
Health

Florida boy's circumcision spurs legal battle, protests

Florida boy's circumcision spurs legal battle, protestsAn estranged Florida couple's fight over whether to circumcise their son has become a rallying cry for those who denounce the procedure as barbaric.
  • Health
  • 6 days, 11 hours ago
Money

Report: Kroger could buy FL Winn Dixie stores

Report: Kroger could buy FL Winn Dixie storesThe Ohio-based grocery chain Kroger could be moving into Florida by buying up Winn Dixie.
  • Money
  • 6 days, 13 hours ago
Nation Now

Both moms of 'Bonnie and Clyde' suspects relieved

Both moms of 'Bonnie and Clyde' suspects relievedMothers of the Kentucky teenagers whose multi-state crime spree ended with an arrest in Florida said they're 'relieved' the teens are safe.
  • Nation Now
  • 6 days, 15 hours ago
Florida

Shop owner tried to save target in mall shooting

Shop owner tried to save target in mall shootingA 36-year-old owner-operator of a pizza restaurant in Melbourne Square identified as the third victim in Saturday's shooting in the mall's food court.
  • Florida
  • 6 days, 16 hours ago
Florida

How State of the Union plans may affect Florida

How State of the Union plans may affect FloridaPresident Obama has laid out a number of proposals he wants to pursue in the coming year, many of which would affect Florida.
  • Florida
  • 6 days, 16 hours ago
Florida

Florida had nation's highest foreclosure rate last year

Florida had nation's highest foreclosure rate last yearFigures released last week by the research firm RealtyTrac shows Florida had a 2.3 percent foreclosure rate last year, the highest in the nation.
  • Florida
  • 6 days, 16 hours ago
Florida

$5,000 reward for info on harmed pelicans

$5,000 reward for info on harmed pelicansA marine construction business is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone who has mutilated numerous Florida Keys brown pelicans in recent weeks.
  • Florida
  • 6 days, 16 hours ago
Sports

Crews save runner's life after collapse at half marathon

Crews save runner's life after collapse at half marathonA 60-year-old man who collapsed just yards from the finish line of the Naples Half Marathon is lucky firefighters were nearby.
  • Sports
  • 6 days, 16 hours ago
News

Melbourne mall set to reopen after deadly shooting

Melbourne mall set to reopen after deadly shootingTwo people are dead in a shooting Saturday morning that left a third injured at the Melbourne Square mall, according to police.
  • News
  • 1 week ago
News

Body of West Palm Beach sewer plant operator found in pipe

Body of West Palm Beach sewer plant operator found in pipeIt wasn't immediately clear how Padilla fell into the tank.
  • News
  • 1 week ago