| Aug 27, 2012
| 4:31 AM
Here's a sure sign the Grand Old Party — or is it the Grand Old Hurricane Party — is in Florida: Deputies arrested a Jason Thomas Wilson, a 31-year-old Tallahassee man, who walked into the RNC event zone with a full-sized machete strapped to...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 6:25 AM
Post-Tropical Cyclone Debby headed into the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday after leaving four people dead and one missing, and deluging Florida with buckets of rain that triggered flooding statewide.
The storm lost its tropical characteristics late...
| Sep 29, 2012
If there's a ground zero for kitschy roadside art in Central Florida, it's a stretch of Interstate 4 between exits 9 and 44 on the way from Orlando to Tampa.
Within that 35 miles, the scenery ranges from vintage aircraft to monstrous fake dinosaurs and...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 4:47 AM
These dudes might have had a panoramic x-ray machine, but they apparently couldn't see through a law enforcement sting.
A woman had reported a $30,000 panoramic dental X-ray machine stolen from Summer Smiles Family Dental in Deltona. She was in the...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 4:46 PM
They were in the prison short-timers club.
The two Wisconsin inmates, James Misleveck, 18, and James Newman, 29, had just a little time left to serve: Misleveck, convicted of arson and car theft, had only 30 days left on his sentence and...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 5:32 AM
Tampa cops conducted a two-day sweep, dubbed "Keep it Clean," to deter prostitution and human trafficking during the upcoming Republican National Convention, according to a news release from the Tampa Police Department.
Undercover officers conducted...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 10:20 AM
SEFFNER, Fla. (AP) — Engineers worked gingerly Saturday morning to find out more about a slowly growing sinkhole that swallowed a Florida man in his bedroom, believing the entire house could eventually succumb to the unstable ground.
| Mar 4, 2013
| 4:46 PM
SEFFNER, Fla. (AP) — A backhoe chipped away Monday at the remains of a house where a sinkhole opened up and swallowed a man, but there was little certainty as to what would come next for the site of the freak geological incident.
| Jan 15, 2013
| 4:20 AM
It's the old Wild West - the Wild West Coast of Florida, that is.
Where else in the world would a drug deal end up with shooting in a police parking lot?
Milton Beris Coley, 24, and Louis Xavier Ruiz-Machado, 19, arranged to meet at a corner in Tampa...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 2:24 PM
A former officer at Glades Correctional Institute was charged with fraudulently claiming $2.7 million in workers' compensation after he said he became ill from being exposed to rats and rat feces, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 10:11 AM
A Florida woman suspected of armed robbery and attempted murder was arrested Friday night at Chicago's Greyhound bus station downtown.
Nicole Marie Thomas, 30, of the 14000 block of Choctaw Village Drive in Tampa, was arrested about 9:55 p.m. in the 600...