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MIAMI (AP) — Melissa Sosa had a 6-year-old at home and a salary as a restaurant chef that hadn’t changed within her son’s lifetime. Forget that she was well respected among her peers and … more
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Walt Disney Company has joined other large companies in requiring employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The company said in a statement Friday that it will be … more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday he will issue an executive order barring local school districts from forcing students to wear masks when classes resume next month … more
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Two teens found dead at a Florida park might have suffered from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning related to a modified exhaust... more
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after President Joe Biden's administration extended the original date by a month. The … more
SEBRING, Fla. (AP) — The 22-year project to restore Florida's Kissimmee River from a straight manmade channel to its natural meandering state has marked a major milestone. Officials involved in … more
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man was injured by a jaguar at a Florida zoo after climbing over a barrier and moving too close to the animal's enclosure, officials said. The attack occurred … more
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Three people were injured when a small plane crashed near a Florida elementary school on Thursday, officials said. The single-engine aircraft went down near Blue Angel … more
MIAMI (AP) — Hospital admissions of coronavirus patients continue to soar in Florida with at least two areas in the state surpassing the previous peaks of last summer's surge, prompting calls by … more
MIAMI (AP) — Alan Reyes Picado fled Nicaragua by bus in the middle of the night, haunted by memories of government officials harassing him, throwing him in jail and then leaving him half naked in a … more
MIAMI (AP) — Three people died on the first day of Florida's two-day lobster miniseason, officials said. Two deaths were reported Wednesday in the Florida Keys, and the third happened in Pompano … more
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Detectives are trying to determine why a 15-year-old South Florida boy became ill and died. The boy died Wednesday morning at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in … more
DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Sharon Schechter escaped the South Florida condominium tower collapse with just the nightclothes she was wearing, so she cried shortly after when the Global Empowerment Mission … more
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison for torching a sporting goods store during racial protests in 2020. A Tampa federal judge imposed the … more
MIAMI (AP) — Miami-Dade County's mayor says masks will again be required at indoor county facilities following new federal guidelines recommending that even people vaccinated against COVID-19 … more
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — On March 19, Christina Pushaw wrote an email to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ then-press secretary. She was ready to make a move. Pushaw, 30, a Washington, D.C., communications … more
ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — It's lobster miniseason in the Florida Keys, where dozens of boats with bright lights were ready to catch spiny lobster along Cowpens Cut in Islamorada early Wednesday … more
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An Indiana man has received a life prison sentence for stalking his estranged wife to Florida, shooting her and burying her body in Tennessee, court records show. Jarvis … more
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's only Democrat elected statewide has suspended concealed carry weapons permits for 22 people involved in the U.S. Capitol breach. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki … more
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — With COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations surging across much of Florida, the Orange County tax collector gave his employees a new directive: Get vaccinated by the end of … more
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