| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Joseph Russell Schmitt, 46, thought he had hooked up with a hitman who would be willing to abduct two Bay County judges, take them to a remote location, chain them to a floor and then await his arrival from Texas to torture and kill them, reports WMBB ABC...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 2:57 PM
For 21 months, Yvonne Baldelli’s family searched for the Orange County woman after she disappeared while living with her boyfriend in Panama. They negotiated foreign bureaucracies and tried to make sense of false leads. They spent days treading...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:56 AM
Vice President Joe Biden will visit the Port of Baltimore today as part of a tour of East Coast ports seeking federal money to accommodate increased freight expected from the Panama Canal in coming years.
The White House said last week Biden would add...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 7:20 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Landon Donovan's 58th goal for the U.S. national team in the 78th minute doubled the Americans' lead over Mexico to 2-0 and moved the team a big step closer to next summer's World Cup in Brazil.
Eddie Johnson's goal early in the...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 6:00 AM
MEXICO CITY — Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is making an expanded push for more territory in the Caribbean Sea, appealing to international jurisprudence and rankling many of his neighbors.
Colombia was especially vocal, calling Nicaragua's...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 4:34 AM
Partying with your neighbor named “Whiskey” probably isn’t a good idea, especially if he’s been out of jail for less than two days and is still wearing an ankle monitor. Here’s why:
A married couple, who are Panama City...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:17 PM
On the night of June 22, 1937 — when Joe "The Brown Bomber" Louis was fighting James "Cinderella Man" Braddock to become world heavyweight champion — everyone and his brother was trying to get into Chicago. But the immaculately turned out...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 4:25 AM
Don't get mad, get even.
Then go to jail.
Deputies arrested a Jacksonville man after he allegedly slashed the tires of several vehicles belonging to his former employer and then went on a spending spree with his ex-boss's debit card -- after he was...
| Apr 13, 2013
In last week's column, I framed my trip to the lovely Gulf Coast destination of Anna Maria Island with an uncharacteristically unpleasant tale of traffic gridlock in downtown Tampa.
So, in the spirit of equal time, this week's dispatch will focus on a...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:36 AM
WASHINGTON -- A top leader in the Mexican drug trade, who at his peak oversaw the distribution of eight tons of cocaine a month, has been captured by authorities in Panama and secretly extradited to the U.S., law enforcement officials said Wednesday....
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:04 PM
WASHINGTON — At his peak, Mexican drug lord Juan Juarez Orosco allegedly oversaw the distribution of 8 tons of cocaine every month from Colombia to the United States, making him one of the most wanted narcotics traffickers in the world,...