| Sep 26, 2014
| 10:46 AM
TALLAHASSEE — Long-sought regulations on Florida's commercial parasailing industry, along with a measure about crimes against unborn children, are among 32 laws that go into effect Wednesday.
Several new laws involve public-records exemptions,...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 1:33 PM
The body of a man who was fully outfitted in diving gear was discovered Tuesday morning at the edge of the Atlantic ocean in John U. Lloyd Beach State Park, an official said.
The discovery, believed to be of a man in his 40s, was made shortly before 7 a....
| Sep 20, 2014
| 3:09 PM
NEW YORK - A large sailboat ran aground on a sandbar near the Statue of Liberty in New York on Saturday, triggering the evacuation of all 121 tourists aboard but causing no injuries, authorities said on Saturday.
The Clipper City, a 103-foot touring...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:31 AM
For thousands of years, the point of land at the junction of the Indian River and the Jupiter Inlet had been a meeting place for Indian tribes. In 1854 President Franklin Pierce signed an order for the Fort Jupiter Reservation to be the site for...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The allure of South Florida as a destination for would-be migrants was underscored by tragedy once again over the last two days as officials recovered fatalities from the sea and on the beach.
"There is a lot of traffic out there right now," said...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 8:12 AM
Philip Vale served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, transporting troops and dropping depth charges on submarines.
Nearly 70 years later, the 89-year-old is still putting on a uniform and serving the country. He's part of the Coast Guard...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:16 PM
The body of a man that washed ashore in Dania Beach Tuesday morning was identified as the diver who went missing in the Atlantic Ocean last weekend.
The body of Marc Raroha, 42, of Pompano Beach, was outfitted in diver gear when his remains were...
| May 29, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Byron G. "Geoff" Tosi Jr. the semiretired president and CEO of Albre Marble Restoration Specialists Inc., died May 23 of complications from emphysema at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 70.
The son of Byron G. Tosi, a wine and spirits importer,...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 5:41 AM
Rescue efforts have been suspended for two people missing since a boat capsized over the weekend on Lake Michigan, about 6 miles from Chicago's shoreline, authorities said.
Two other passengers were pulled from the water Sunday morning, but one of...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Four people were rescued when their boat overheated, caught fire and began to sink on the Patapsco River Sunday morning.
Petty Officer Ryan Ketchum, spokesman for the U.S. Coast Guard's Baltimore office, said crews received a distress call at 11:08 a.m....
| Jun 2, 2014
| 5:35 AM
A Chicago man disappeared in Lake Michigan after rescuing his girlfriend off Michigan City, Ind., authorities said.
Ron Wood Jr., whose 30th birthday was Sunday, had not been found by late Sunday afternoon and the search was suspended until Monday,...