Boy Scouts find human remains under Florida building
Police say Boy Scouts who were conducting a cleanup operation as part of an Eagle Scout project found human remains under a building in Florida’s Panhandle.
Most Florida police agencies don’t report use-of-force data to FBI
Just 90 of the at least 387 law enforcement agencies in Florida are submitting their data to the FBI’s national database on police use of force.
Florida principal crafts personal notes for 459 graduates
A Florida high school principal spent the last several months of the school year crafting personalized notes for each of the 459 graduates.
Cocoa Beach boy undergoes fourth surgery after surviving shark attack
Jai Villamil was bitten by a shark last week and has had three surgeries to repair his right leg. On Monday, he’ll undergo a fourth.
Florida man pulls gun on chief’s daughter over cream cheese at Starbucks, police say
Police say an angry Florida man pulled a gun on a drive-thru worker because they forgot the cream cheese with his bagel.
Official: 15-vehicle crash, ‘likely’ due to storm, kills 10 in Alabama
Eight children in a van from a youth ranch for abused or neglected children were killed in a fiery multi-vehicle crash on a wet interstate over the weekend — the most devastating blow from a tropical depression that claimed a total of 13 lives in Alabama.
Officials say deadly Pride parade crash was not intentional
Officials say a driver unintentionally slammed into spectators at the start of a Pride parade in South Florida, killing one person and seriously injuring another.
Alligator captured after teen, 2 children dragged it to shore in Cocoa, officials say
An alligator was removed from Fay Lake Wilderness Park in Cocoa after three juveniles hooked a noose around its neck and dragged it to shore Thursday evening.
Conservative activists heckle former Vice President Mike Pence at conference in Orlando
Some attendees at a conference in Florida for conservative activists heckled former Vice President Mike Pence during a speech.
Court of appeals rules Florida improperly denied concealed-carry license for former felon
A check of the NCIS system flagged the man’s decades-old felony conviction on a charge of stealing an eight-track tape player, leading to the department denying a license.
Amid red tide outbreak, Florida beckons visitors to beaches
Toxic plumes of oceanic bacteria known as red tide are continuing to move up the western Florida coast, strewing thousands of dead fish on beaches.
Texas governor: State, crowdsourcing will fund border wall
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has divulged some details on his emerging proposal to build more barriers along the U.S. border with Mexico in his ongoing political fight over immigration with the Democratic Biden administration.
Florida governor pushes through pardon for COVID-19 rule breakers
With Gov. Ron DeSantis saying lockdown restrictions and mask mandates meant to stop the spread of COVID-19 did more harm than good, the state clemency board on Wednesday pardoned all Floridians who were arrested or fined for violating local-government requirements about wearing masks or social distancing.
West Melbourne detectives reviewing suspicious death of child
West Melbourne detectives are investigating the death of a child after a woman called them Friday evening asking for help, News 6 partner Florida Today reported.
Florida governor downplays COVID-19 delta variant
As the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday labeled the delta variant of the novel coronavirus a “variant of concern,” Gov. Ron DeSantis downplayed the potential impact it could have on the state.
Florida asks for more time on potential Medicaid boost
Karen Williams of the state Medicaid office said Florida wants a 30-day extension, which would give the state until July 12 to submit a plan to the federal government.
On Florida’s horizon: Saharan dust, brilliant sunsets -- and COVID-like symptoms?
Sunsets across Florida in the coming days could become even more spectacular, as clouds of dust from the Sahara desert sweep in across the Atlantic coast.
Military stumped by stolen box of armor-piercing grenades
When a canister of armor-piercing grenades showed up in an Atlanta backyard, it was another example of how the U.S. military's vast supply chains of weapons are vulnerable to theft.
‘Instantly paralyzed:’ Viera High JROTC founder shot by bandit in Haiti
Driving home from a restaurant in Haiti, American missionaries Mike and Hope Sonnenschein were passed by two men on a motorcycle, which abruptly stopped — and the passenger turned toward them wearing a mask and wielding a pistol.
Gov. DeSantis signs bill requiring moment for school prayer
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill into law that would require public schools in his state to hold at least one minute of silence to allow students to meditate or pray.
Scientists look for link between wastewater and algae in Tampa Bay
Scientists are looking for any links to dreaded algae blooms and the pumping of 215 gallons of wastewater into Tampa Bay from the site of an old fertilizer plant two months ago.
Florida officials search for swimmer who tried to rescue 2
Florida deputies are searching for a Good Samaritan they say jumped into the waters to rescue a man and a child who had been swept away by a current and later were found dead.
Florida man hops on scooter to chase after stolen Lamborghini
When a 14-year-old boy tried to steal a $200,000 Lamborghini, the luxury SUV’s owner hopped on a scooter to chase after the culprit who’d stolen his prized possession.
Florida Publix shooter’s threats to kill posted on Facebook went unreported, sheriff says
The gunman who killed a grandmother and her 1-year-old grandson inside a Florida supermarket had been threatening to kill adults and children on his Facebook page, but no one reported him.
Florida police officer run over while investigating hit-and-run, officials say
A woman ran over a police officer who was trying to stop her from fleeing, and at least one officer fired shots at her, authorities said.
Woman, 1-year-old grandson shot, killed in apparent random attack inside Publix
Authorities say a man fatally shot a grandmother and her 1-year-old grandson inside a Florida supermarket before killing himself.
Carnival’s Mardi Gras to start sailing from Port Canaveral in July
Carnival Cruise Line plans to resume sailing from Port Canaveral on July 31, with its new ship, the Mardi Gras, beginning seven-night cruises to the eastern and western Caribbean.