A fire that broke out Thursday in the building that houses the band room at East Ridge High School will likely oust the school’s musicians from their rehearsal space and may have caused damage to marching band equipment— just as football season is in full swing, the school’s band director said.
Tropical Storm Humberto will be the next named storm, and it could form from a tropical wave that is approaching the Caribbean in the next five days.
She’s the only Bahamian working on the hurricane relief cruise. It just reunited her with her family
Angela Dean, the only Bahamian crew member on Royal Caribbean International's Mariner of the Seas, was reunited with her family in Freeport Saturday when the ship stopped there on a relief mission.
A 76-year-old man was killed Friday in a head-on crash along State Road 44 after attempting to pass cars in a no-passing zone, the Florida highway Patrol said.
Two people were killed and two others were injured Friday in a head-on crash involving four vehicles along US 17-92 in Seminole County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
As people were shooting at each other at an Orange County apartment early Friday, one person was killed and a woman who was sleeping in another unit was caught in the crossfire.
AdventHealth is sending doctors and medical supplies to The Bahamas in the wake of the destruction left behind my Hurricane Dorian.
Defense attorneys for Everett Glenn Miller challenged the testimony Friday of a state expert on anti-government extremism who planned to say Miller adopted “Moorish sovereign citizen” beliefs before killing two Kissimmee police officers in 2017.
Just two days after Hurricane Dorian finished its historic ravaging of the Bahamas, the online fundraising platform GoFundMe had 2,226 campaigns soliciting donations to bring relief efforts to the islands. That was on top of churches, charities and businesses raising funds for the cause — and amid reports that the disaster region was plagued by looters and government barriers to distributing aid. So how do donors know whom to trust? We ask the experts.
Investigators of a home invasion in Lakeland believe an alleged suspect was shot and killed in self defense, the city’s police department said in a statement Friday.
The guardian appointed to replace Rebecca Fierle in Steven Stryker’s case is asking a judge to hold off on letting her step aside, citing missing money and other discrepancies.
Hurricane Dorian got closer and closer to the East Coast finally making landfall in the Outer Banks as a Category 1 hurricane, but had already spawned destructive tornadoes.
Royal Caribbean International’s Mariner of the Seas will depart Port Canaveral Friday on a humanitarian journey to deliver supplies to Freeport, Bahamas and pick up evacuees after Hurricane Dorian.
The lawsuit filed by Oviedo Medical Center alleges that by using the name “Oviedo ER” on its websites, billboards and presentations, AdventHealth has committed trademark infringement and unfair competition, violating the common law of the State of Florida.
A tiny NASA satellite, no bigger than a cereal box, is giving scientists a big data reveal on the inside of Hurricane Dorian and what makes it tick.
Carrying their meager possessions in duffel bags and shopping carts, hundreds of desperate people gathered at the port in Grand Abaco on Friday in hopes of getting off the hurricane-devastated island, as an international disaster-relief effort took shape.
Clermont residents say the South Lake County city is approving too many apartments. So City Council members decided to put in a 6-month moratorium on new apartment projects so they can tinker or even re-write the city's land development regulations for multi-family projects.
Two Central Florida women were sentenced to federal prison this week for their part in an $800,000 ripoff of elderly people through credit-card fraud that exploited senior citizens, authorities said.
Tropical Storm Fernand weakened into a tropical depression as it dumped heavy rain in Mexico, and poorly organized Tropical Storm Gabrielle continued swirling with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph in the east Atlantic.
Clermont resident Terry Ohr reached a 175 gallon milestone last week for platelet donation at OneBlood. In the aftermath of Hurrican Dorian, OneBlood is seeking donations to help victims in the Bahamas.
A Bahamas father recounts how he tragically lost his 5-year-old son in shark-filled, storm surge waters during Hurricane Dorian's arrival, according to the Nassau Guardian.
Winn-Dixie is investigating after someone posted a photo of a hypodermic needle on a freezer shelf next several tubs of Blue Bell Ice Cream.
Hurricane Dorian, dropped once again to a Category 2 storm while lashing the Carolinas Thursday morning as hurricane conditions were likely today in the region.
Florida man arrested in Walmart shooting threat called himself white nationalist in Facebook post, cops say
New records include other posts allegedly made by Richard Dean Clayton, including rants about social media censorship and racist memes.
The Florida Legislature refused to spend $97,488 investigating guardians accused of exploiting their wards. But it did spend $250,000 to subsidize a professional golf tournament at an Ocala country club owned by a major Republican donor.
Portions of shopping plaza a mile from the Florida Mall were cordoned off Thursday night as Orange County Sheriff’s deputies investigate a shooting that left a man injured.
The next tropical system that could become Tropical Storm Humberto could form from one of two new storms being tracked in the Atlantic that could target the Caribbean.
Polk high schoolers taken to hospital, arrested after taking ecstasy dissolved in juice, deputies say
Four Lakeland teens were taken to to a hospital Thursday after Polk County Sheriff’s deputies said they came in contact with ecstasy dissolved in water. Two of those teens were arrested on drug charges, the sheriff’s office said.