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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — With rubble from an asteroid tucked inside, a NASA spacecraft fired its engines and began the long journey back to Earth on Monday, leaving the ancient space rock in its … more
WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (AP) — A lightning strike in Florida launched a chunk of highway pavement through a truck windshield and injured two people inside the vehicle on Monday morning, according to … more
CLEWISTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida elementary school principal will not be prosecuted for spanking a 6-year-old girl in front of her mother last month, officials said. The State Attorney's Office … more
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A man was fatally shot outside a U.S. Customs and Immigration Services building in central Florida on Monday, and a suspect was taken into custody, authorities said. The … more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Publix pharmacies are now accepting walk-ins for the COVID-19 vaccine at all of their locations across seven states. The Lakeland-based supermarket chain said on its … more
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two men who relocate gopher tortoises are suing Florida’s wildlife commission, saying they should be awarded at least $500,000 in damages because the agency violated … more
ST. JOHNS, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have found a body believed to be a 13-year-old girl who had been reported missing on Sunday morning. The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office said in a that … more
MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl watching TV in her Florida home over the weekend was shot and wounded by a stray bullet from a house party next door, according to authorities. Miramar … more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school board is halting the use of a fictional book about a Black boy who is killed by a white officer after a police union complained to the school district … more
MIAMI (AP) — A fight inside a Wendy’s restaurant in Miami caused injuries to an employee and resulted in a deadly shooting, officials said. The suspected shooter escaped. The Miami Herald that … more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida may lift its three-decade ban on catching and killing goliath grouper. Wildlife officials say the coastal fish's numbers have recovered sufficiently from … more
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When Norma Alcantar got a call last month from Judy Genshaft, the former University of South Florida president, she wondered what had happened. She was pleasantly surprised to … more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Pier Sixty-Six, Fort Lauderdale’s onetime jewel of a resort, sits silent and empty, a conspicuous symbol of the pandemic’s economic disruption. The signature … more
MIAMI (AP) — A shooting at an upscale South Florida shopping mall that began as a fight between two groups of people left three persons injured Saturday afternoon and sent mall patrons fleeing, … more
MIAMI (AP) — A Miami-Dade police lieutenant who was also a high-ranking member of a police union has been arrested on rape charges. The Miami Herald the alleged incident took place last month at … more
MIAMI (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Saturday is seeking to strike down Florida's attempt to make it more difficult for voters to change the state constitution. The new law was only signed by … more
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida high school teacher has been arrested on charges he had sex with a student for more than a year, officials said. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrested … more
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — For the past six months, none of Aidan Bissett’s teachers or classmates at Jesuit High School were aware that he had just scored a huge record label deal. As Bissett, 18, … more
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Damyanti Hingorani Gupta had an uncommon career and has helped raise two boys to uncommon success and fame. This Mother’s Day, the first female engineer in the history … more
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — After skipping a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the annual Hemingway Look-Alike Contest is set to return to the Florida Keys this summer. The 40th contest is … more
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