Sanibel Causeway will need to be rebuilt, governor says

Devastating flooding in Fort Myers due to Hurricane Ian Hurricane Ian made landfall Wednesday afternoon near Fort Myers as a major hurricane just shy of a Category 5. The area was somewhat caught off-guard after the storm’s projected path began to shift south a day before. Residents had little time to evacuate their homes before … Read more

Man in country illegally arrested after hitting, killing Pinellas County deputy and fleeing scene

Sheriff: Illegal worker hit, killed deputy on construction site Sheriff Bob Gualtieri press conference on fatal deputy-involved crash LARGO, Fla. – For the second time in less than two years, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of a deputy. Late Thursday night, Deputy Mike Hartwick was providing security at a construction site … Read more

Tropical Depression 9 forms in the Atlantic; Florida in projected path of possible hurricane

ORLANDO, Fla. – Tropical Depression 9 formed in the Caribbean Sea early Friday morning and forecasters say it could strengthen into our next named storm Hermine with possible impacts to Florida. The system is located east-southeast of Kingston Jamaica packing maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. “Only slow intensification is forecast over the next day … Read more

University of Tampa student shot, killed getting into wrong car identified as New Yorker

UT Student shot, killed by driver University of Tampa students are mourning the loss of one of their classmates who was shot and killed early Saturday morning by a driver as he tried to get into the man’s car. TAMPA, Fla. – A University of Tampa student who lost his life early Saturday morning as … Read more

Brian Laundrie’s notebook confession revealed, ‘I ended her life’

Brian Laundrie’s notebook confession revealed Jonee Lewis reports TAMPA, Fla. – The first public glimpse of a confession Brian Laundrie left in a notebook in the florida swamp where he killed himself last year reveals his final words. “I ended her life,” reads the note, which the FBI recovered from the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park … Read more

Lutz 18-year-old facing serious consequences for threatening mas shooting

18-year-old arrested for threatening mass shooting Catherine Hawley reports TAMPA, Fla. – The FBI said there is often an increase in hoax threats to schools and other public places after mass shootings. Local law enforcement agencies treat these supposed jokes as real threats, and there are serious consequences. Corey Anderson was picked up by the … Read more

Adreian Payne, former Orlando Magic player, shot and killed in Florida, deputies say

Camera captures audio of shooting death of Adreian Payne, deputies say Orange County deputies say former NBA player Adreian Payne was shot and killed in Orlando early Monday morning. Investigators said the deadly gunshot was captured on a doorbell security video. ORLANDO, Fla. – Orange County deputies say former NBA player Adreian Payne was shot … Read more

2 deputies involved in deadly shooting outside Kissimmee Target

Sheriff: 2 deputies involved in deadly shooting outside Kissimmee Target Osceola County Sheriff Marcos R. Lopez told reporters that two of his deputies were involved in a shooting at a Target store Wednesday night in Kissimmee, Florida. Kissimmee, Fla. – One person is dead, and three others were injured after a shooting at a Target … Read more

Teen dies after fall from drop tower ride at Orlando’s ICON PARK, authorities say

Teenager dies after falling from ride at Orlando’s ICON Park A teenager fell to his death while riding an Orlando-area drop tower attraction, according to officials with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. ORLANDO, Fla. – A teenager fell to his death while riding an Orlando-area drop tower attraction, according to officials with the Orange County … Read more

Photos released of comedian’s Orlando Ritz-Carlton suite

article Photos of the hotel room where comedian Bob Saget died in Orlando, Florida were released by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Florida on Tuesday released a batch of photos that were taken inside actor and comedian Bob Saget’s hotel room in Orlando, where he died … Read more