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A man has filed a defamation lawsuit against a Florida sheriff who posts weekly “Wheel of Fugitive” videos on social media. David Gays says he wasn’t a fugitive when his name and image appeared … more
A Florida baby is safe after being found abandoned outdoors about an hour after being born. The Polk County sheriff's office said the girl was wrapped in a blanket and still attached to a placenta … more
“Your education. Your way. Be original. Be you.” That’s how New College of Florida describes its approach to higher education in an admission brochure. The state school of fewer than 1,000 … more
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A new exhibit at The Dalí Museum is turning dreams into physical images. Literally. From ones centuries old to ones not yet realized, dreams are at the center of a … more
The U.S. population center is on track this decade to take a southern swerve for the first time in history. Last year, the South outgrew other U.S. regions by well over 1 million people. If the trend … more
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Nancy DeCamp can no longer bear to enter the home on lot 257. Her sister Tootie lived here, just a golf cart ride from where Nancy shares a place with her husband in … more
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Hurricane Ian memorial wall has been taken down in Fort Myers’ Centennial Park, but that won’t be the last time you can visit its photos, flowers and other emotional … more
Former Vice President Mike Pence says he takes “full responsibility” after classified documents were found at his Indiana home. Speaking at Florida International Univerisity on Friday, Pence … more
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration quietly removed its top official in Mexico last year over improper contact with lawyers for major narcotraffickers. Nicholas Palmeri’s socializing and … more
An optional training class on diversity for faculty at a central Florida public college has been canceled so administrators can ensure it complies with a new state law known as the “Stop Woke” … more
A comet is streaking back our way after 50,000 years. NASA says the dirty snowball last visited during Neanderthal times. It will come within 26 million miles of Earth on Wednesday before speeding … more
Two former South Florida police officers turned themselves in to face felony charges over the beating of a homeless man who had been drinking outside a shopping center last month. Miami-Dade State … more
NASA is marking the 20th anniversary of the space shuttle Columbia tragedy with somber ceremonies during its annual tribute to fallen astronauts. More than 100 people gathered under a gray sky at … more
Federal authorities have charged 25 people accused of participating in a wire fraud scheme in Florida that they say created an illegal shortcut for aspiring nurses to get licensed and find … more
A man suspected of being the “pillowcase rapist” in connection with a string of South Florida rapes back in the 1980s has been convicted in one of the attacks. Miami-Dade County jurors found … more
An asteroid the size of a delivery truck will whip past Earth on Thursday night, one of the closest encounters ever recorded. NASA insists it will be a near miss. The space agency said Wednesday that … more
The leader of Florida's primary electric company is stepping down after it became embroiled in controversy. Florida Power & Light CEO Eric Silagy will step down on Feb. 15. He will be replaced by … more
After 18 years, a $1.5 billion project has officially been completed to repair a sprawling dike around Florida’s Lake Okeechobee that protects thousands of people from potentially catastrophic … more
A Florida man and woman accused of vandalizing several anti-abortion reproductive health services facilities are facing federal charges. A federal grand jury in Tampa returned an indictment last week … more
Cannons boomed and pirates galore swarmed downtown Tampa, Florida, in a prelude to this weekend’s Gasparilla Pirate Fest “invasion” and parade, expected to draw up to 500,000 revelers to the … more
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