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MIAMI (AP) — The wife of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein is facing possible federal prison time when she is sentenced for trying to hide $1 million in jewelry from federal agents. The maximum Kim Rothstein could get at Tuesdays hearing is five years behind bars, but prosecutors are requesting leniency because of her cooperation with investigators.
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Opening statements are set to begin in a trial focusing on the 2010 shooting deaths of Tampa Police officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab during a routine traffic stop in East Tampa. Dontae Morris is charged with two counts of first-degree murder. The trial will begin tomorrow morning in Tampa.
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Plans for a monument to endurance swimmer Diana Nyad are in the works in Key West.
SARASOTA, Fla. -- 64-year-old Diana Nyad was celebrated for her swim from Cuba to Key West last week in waters filled with sharks, jellyfish and dangerous currents. But the swim didn't just make history, it's also causing some controversy, because many are split on whether Nyad's swim should make the record books.
SARASOTA - When Diana Nyad completed a swim from Cuba to Key West this week, the feat amazed and inspired people around the world. In 52 hours, 54 minutes, and 37 years, her triumph over distance, age, and shark and jellyfish infested waters testified to persistence, endurance, and – despite the image of a lonely swimmer stroking across the sea – a team.
KEY WEST, Florida (AP) - Diana Nyad has become the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help of a shark cage.