Tampa Police: Car hits 5 at school bus stop

U.S. 11/02/18, 02:52

Police in Tampa, Florida say five people were hit by a car at a school bus stop on Thursday morning. Authorities say one child was critically injured. The other four victims suffered serious injuries. The driver is in custody. (Nov. 2). Source: The Associated Press

Hurricane-tossed Gulf Coast braces for more rain, wind

U.S. 11/01/18, 22:52

Powerful storms are expected to continue Friday through a region still trying to recover from Hurricane Michael.Storms covered a wide area of the country reaching from beaches to the Great Lakes, but howling wind and driving rain threw a particular scare into the Florida Panhandle, which was ripped apart by ...

Father of school shooting victim unveils billboard in Boston

U.S. 11/01/18, 17:26

A new billboard designed by the father of a Parkland, Florida school shooting victim has been unveiled in Boston.Manuel Oliver designed the 90-foot long billboard in memory of his son Joaquin Oliver, one of 17 people killed when former student Nikolas Cruz allegedly opened fired in February at Marjory Stoneman ...

Update: Trump blasts news coverage of Pittsburgh trip

U.S. 10/31/18, 19:56

The Latest on President Donald Trump's final rally blitz before the midterm elections (all times local): 7:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is criticizing news reports of his trip to Pittsburgh to mourn the lives of 11 people gunned down in a synagogue. Trump claimed Wednesday at a rally in Florida that any protests ...

Trump launching rally blitz in final stretch of midterms

U.S. 10/31/18, 14:48

President Donald Trump is kicking off a final rally blitz with just days to go before midterm elections that will determine whether Republicans retain control of Congress. He's attending 11 rallies across eight states over the next six days. The final push begins Wednesday night in Estero, just outside Fort Myers, in ...

Florida man sues Tesla over autopilot feature, crash

U.S. 10/30/18, 17:44

A Florida man says the autopilot feature of his Tesla vehicle failed to detect a disabled car on a highway, leading to a collision that left him with permanent injuries, according to a negligence lawsuit filed Tuesday. Shawn Hudson said in the lawsuit filed in state court in Orlando, Florida, that ...

Party held for homeless baby born in wake of hurricane

U.S. 10/30/18, 13:33

The family of a baby who spent his first night out of the hospital in a Walmart parking lot after Hurricane Michael just got a surprise baby shower. The happy event happened at a Walmart near the store where the family hunkered down in those dark days following the Category 4 ...

Man charged with DUI after crash with police officer

U.S. 10/30/18, 03:24

Authorities say a Florida man has been charged with driving under the influence and marijuana possession after crashing into a police car. A St. Petersburg police news release says the crash happened Monday morning, shortly after midnight. Police say the officer was heading to a non-emergency call when 23-year-old Chapin Huffman hit ...

51 horses removed from Florida farm; charges pending

U.S. 10/30/18, 03:22

Authorities say they've removed more than 50 horses from a Florida farm in various stages of neglect. A Union County Sheriff's Office news release said Monday that 51 animals have been moved from the self-proclaimed 40-acre horse rescue in Lake Butler to a Tallahassee veterinary hospital. Officials say two horses were found ...

Jets’ Leggett helping raise awareness for abdominal injuries

New York 10/30/18, 02:35

Jordan Leggett remembers the sudden buzz on the sideline and in the stands as cellphones lit up with texts delivering the scary news.A young player from a rival high school football squad in Florida had been seriously injured during a game and he might not make it."Everybody on the team ...

Civil rights group in center of Florida governor’s race

U.S. 10/30/18, 00:12

A group formed to protest the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer is being injected into the Florida governor's race.They're called Dream Defenders and Republican former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis says it's a radical group backed by Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum.Gillum signed ...

Lawmakers ask FEMA for more housing for storm survivors

U.S. 10/29/18, 17:12

Two U.S. senators and three congressmen are asking federal officials to bring recreational vehicles and mobile homes to the Florida Panhandle to help residents who lost their homes to Hurricane Michael.Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on Monday said in a letter to FEMA's director ...

Thousands gather for Fantasy Fest in Key West

Florida 10/29/18, 13:28

The Florida Keys' annual "Fantasy Fest" celebrations are winding down after 10 days of revelry. Roughly 60,000 people gathered Saturday night in the island city of Key West for the "Fantasy Fest" parade. (Oct. 29)Source: The Associated Press

Toxic red tide could sicken people as Hurricane Michael pushes it ashore

U.S. 10/29/18, 13:20

Hurricane Michael could have exposed more people to the dangerous health effects of a record algae bloom that has bedeviled much of Florida's coast. The hurricane made landfall Oct. 10 in the Florida Panhandle. That part of the coast has seen some of the worst concentrations this year of red tide, ...

Bomb suspect set for Florida court appearance

U.S. 10/29/18, 00:06

The Florida man accused of sending packages containing explosive material to prominent Democrats and other opponents of President Donald Trump is due to make his first court appearance.An initial hearing is set Monday afternoon in Florida federal court for 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc, who faces five federal charges. Sayoc was arrested ...

Hurricane Michael killed at least 35 in Florida, 45 total

U.S. 10/28/18, 22:59

Florida authorities have linked six more deaths to Hurricane Michael, raising the state's death toll to 35. The storm's overall death toll now stands at 45, with 10 deaths in other states. Florida Emergency Management Division spokesman Alberto Moscoso said in an email Saturday that two more deaths were confirmed in hard-hit ...

10-day ‘Fantasy Fest’ winds down in the Florida Keys

Florida 10/28/18, 11:23

The Florida Keys' annual "Fantasy Fest" celebrations are winding down after 10 days of revelry.Roughly 60,000 people gathered Saturday night in the island city of Key West for a flamboyant parade.In this Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Virginia Wark peddles her Monopoly board ...

Depth could lead No. 17 Florida State on deep postseason run

Florida 10/26/18, 18:26

Florida State busted brackets around the country with an Elite Eight run in last season's NCAA Tournament. The Seminoles surprised everyone — except perhaps themselves."We feel that we fell a little short last year," coach Leonard Hamilton said. "We thought we had a chance to get to the Final Four. ...

Early returns: Excited bases for Democrats and Republicans

Florida 10/26/18, 18:26

Less than two weeks before Election Day, early voting returns forecast a midterm election turnout not seen in decades, with Republicans and Democrats demonstrating engaged bases on each end of the political spectrum.That level of enthusiasm — turnout is well ahead of the 2014 pace — makes it difficult to ...

How an investigation into a series of package bombs unfolded

New York 10/26/18, 18:24

A week of terror by mail started with a single suspicious package in a billionaire's mailbox. In the days that followed, at least a dozen more suspected explosive devices were found, all of them targeting high-profile critics of President Donald Trump. On Friday, as still more suspected devices were being ...