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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
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Four police officers have been relieved of duty following the arrest of a man who said he was filming the arrest of another man inside the lobby of a Miami Beach … more
PALATKA, Fla. (AP) — Joseph Moore breathed heavily, his face slick with nervous sweat. He held a cellphone with a photo of a man splayed on the floor; the man appeared dead, his shirt torn apart … more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The final victim of the condo building collapse in Florida has been identified, a relative said Monday, days after rescuers concluded the painstaking task of removing … more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Babysitter Terry McKirchy got a light sentence 36 years ago after pleading no contest to attempted murder for shaking 5-month-old Benjamin Dowling so severely that he … more
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The mayor of the county that hosts Florida's theme park mecca said Monday that “we are in crisis mode” when it comes to dealing with soaring numbers of COVID-19 … more
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff is sending letters to people with criminal histories offering help to get on a better path, a practice critics call unwarranted harassment. The … more
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A man who was convicted of abducting, raping and killing an 11-year-old Florida girl as she walked home in 2004 died in prison on Monday, the state Attorney General's Office … more
MILTON, Fla. (AP) — A pilot brought his small plane down on the shoulder of Interstate 10 after running out of fuel, officials said. No one was injured when the planed made an emergency landing … more
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The 56-year-old CEO of UF Health Jacksonville, who was lauded for his efforts in response to COVID-19, died in an accident involving a personal watercraft vehicle, … more
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A suspect fleeing from a traffic stop in Florida crashed into another car, killing two people, police said Sunday. The Leon County Sheriff's Office said a deputy pulled … more
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — There's a new Ernest Hemingway look-alike in Key West. Zach Taylor and his white beard won this year's contest to celebrate the author during the island's annual Hemingway … more
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Locals have taken to the streets in solidarity with those in Cuba protesting the island nation’s Communist leadership. The Tampa City Council approved a resolution voicing … more
MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — A juvenile green sea turtle rehabilitated at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital has been fitted with a satellite-tracking transmitter and released from a Keys beach to … more
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Still reeling from the mayhem generated by the invasion of the chaotic Daytona Truck Meet in June, the Halifax Area Advertising Authority board of directors on Wednesday … more
MIAMI (AP) — Pandemic restrictions on Florida-based cruise ships are no longer in place under a ruling Friday by a federal appeals court, while the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … more
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — People may experience respiratory problems because of a persistent bloom of toxic red tide off Florida's Gulf Coast, the National Weather Service said Friday. The … more
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida lawn worker saved a driver who was having a seizure in his still-moving car, despite the indifference of other bystanders, authorities said. On Monday, the … more
MIAMI (AP) — A small group of Cuban Americans launched motorboats from Miami early Friday, planning to approach Cuba in a show of support for people experiencing hardships on the island. Five … more
SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — An engineer hired to help figure out why a South Florida condominium collapsed last month is warning officials that the site may still not be safe. Structural engineer … more
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