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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — In a high-tech effort to battle crime, the Tampa Police Department recently launched a free smartphone app.
DUNEDIN, FL - Several homes have been evacuated in a Dunedin neighborhood after a sinkhole swallows part of a home.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A teenager was shot while riding a bicycle in Jacksonville.
SARASOTA, FL - Tourists are visiting the state of Florida in record numbers.
DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Coast Guard officials say search and rescue efforts continue for two people who were aboard a jet en route to Mexico that plunged into the Atlantic Ocean off Florida.
Mr. & Mrs. S. Thomas (Suzanne) Pitera, of Sarasota, Florida are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Marie Pitera to James Wyatt Howard, III. Jay is the son of Mr. & Mrs. James W. (Carrie) Howard, Jr., of Weston, Florida.
LONGWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a bear attacked a central Florida woman while she was walking her dog.
DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — Three people are safe after their boat capsized in a central Florida lake.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Convention Center lost four large events this calendar year — all of them connected to either the federal government shutdown or the sequester — and is looking for ways to reverse the damage.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Busch Gardens in Tampa is revamping part of the park to coincide with the opening of its new 335-foot drop tower.
MIAMI (AP) — Gloria and Emilio Estefan are offering up Bongos and turkey this Thanksgiving to homeless and other families in need.
MILTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Panhandle man is dead after a deer hunting accident.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Trekkers are completing the last mile of their Google Maps project to capture 360-degree images of Florida's 825 miles of beaches.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Two Miami-Dade County men are in jail following the fatal shootings for two men in East Naples.
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) — A 50-year-old man is accused of filming his neighbor while she showered and undressed.
SARASOTA COUNTY - High school students in Sarasota County outperformed their peers around Florida and the U.S., on average, in this year's Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT). Local students scored higher than national and state averages in all three sections of the SAT: mathematics, critical reading, and writing skills:
SARASOTA, FL - The State Board of Education released grades for elementary and middle schools Friday.
SEMINOLE, Fla. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy was shot and wounded after he slipped out of his house without telling anyone, and then returned, leading one of his caregivers to presume he was an intruder.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is expected to put her support behind private sector efforts to hire veterans during a forum at Florida's Walt Disney World.
BRADENTON, Fla. - On Monday, September 9th, the Manatee County School Board (MCSB) approved new three year contracts that would provide pay increases to teachers, paraprofessionals, and a broad range of other school district employees.
MANATEE COUNTY, FL - Interest in the proposed Long Bar Pointe project continues to grow.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A miniature goat and sheep are happily keeping one St. Petersburg couple's lawn nicely trimmed — but the city council isn't so sure that the animals should be within city limits.
BELLE GLADE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a boater is dead after falling into Lake Okeechobee.
MEDLEY, Fla. (AP) — Thieves took off about $500,000 worth of Red Bull energy drinks from a South Florida warehouse.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Southwest Florida deputies have arrested a man after he allegedly posted child pornography to social networking site Instagram.