TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting another man for interfering in his drug business.
Corey Small, 43, of St. Petersburg, pleaded guilty Thursday in Tampa federal court to murder, as well as several gun and drug charges, according to court records.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida legislators should overhaul the state's condominium laws in the wake of the Surfside building collapse that killed 98 to address inspections, ensuring proper reserves are in place to make major safety repairs and other issues, according to a task force report prepared by a section of the Florida Bar.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The gunman who killed 14 students and three staff members at a Parkland, Florida, high school will plead guilty to their murders, his attorneys said Friday, bringing some closure to a South Florida community more than three years after an attack that sparked a nationwide movement for gun control.
MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — A motorcycle riding experience through the Florida Keys that ends Friday has provided camaraderie, emotional support and mental rejuvenation for a group of veterans as part of a Wounded Warrior Project program called Rolling Project Odyssey.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A 20-year-old Florida man is accused of grabbing the steering wheel and causing a woman to lose control of the car she was driving as they traveled on Interstate 75, officials said.
New York Islanders vs. Florida Panthers
Sunrise, Florida; Saturday, 6 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Panthers -128, Islanders +107; over/under is 5.5
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A last-minute court hearing is set Friday in Florida for Nikolas Cruz, the man police said has confessed to the 2018 massacre of 17 people at a suburban high school.
The hearing in Broward County Circuit Court was scheduled abruptly Thursday and does not describe the purpose.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Ekblad had the simplest assessment of how opening night went for the Florida Panthers.
“Comeback ‘Cats," he said.
That they were, and fittingly, Ekblad's comeback was the biggest part of it all.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Miami company that offered services to fight traffic tickets was practicing law without authorization, The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
The founder of TIKD, Christopher Riley, is not a lawyer.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A prominent South Carolina lawyer has been charged with stealing insurance settlements meant for the sons of his late housekeeper that a lawsuit said total more than $4 million, state police said Thursday.
No. 20 Florida (4-2, 2-2 SEC) at LSU (3-3, 1-2), Saturday at noon EDT (CBS).
Line: Florida by 11 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
MIAMI (1-4) vs. JACKSONVILLE (0-5) at London
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE: Miami by 3 ½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
North Carolina and Miami started the season as the favorites in their Atlantic Coast Conference division. That hype is long gone as they meet Saturday as two unranked teams with a combined 5-6 record.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — There’s only so much credit Florida quarterback Emory Jones and the Gators are willing to give the LSU Tigers for their upset victory in the Swamp one season ago.
MIAMI (AP) — A Georgia man and a California woman have been sentenced to prison for fraudulently obtaining coronavirus relief funds through a program designed to help small businesses across the nation stay afloat.
MIDDLEBURG, Fla. (AP) — A fire in a mobile home left two people dead in north Florida early Thursday, officials said.
The home was engulfed in smoke when Clay County Fire Rescue crews arrived shortly after 2:30 a.m.
MIAMI (AP) — A woman who told authorities she left her toddler with a stranger at a Miami hospital to keep her off the streets has been arrested on a child abandonment charge, police said Wednesday.
MIAMI (AP) — Banned from the Florida hospital room where her mother lay dying of COVID-19, Jayden Arbelaez pitched an idea to construction employees working nearby.
“Is there any way that I could get there?” Arbelaez asked them, pointing to a small third-story window of the hospital in Jacksonville.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two of Florida's largest cities have ended water emergencies now that COVID-19 hospitalizations have declined drastically in the state.
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Police in central Florida have arrested the father of a toddler who found a loaded handgun in his “Paw Patrol" backpack and fatally shot his mother while she was on a Zoom call for work.
LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. (AP) — An oceanfront condominium with electrical problems near Fort Lauderdale has been evacuated, and now supply chain delays in getting equipment for repairs could keep the residents out of their homes for months.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Florida Panthers
Sunrise, Florida; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Panthers -167, Penguins +137
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — A standalone Peppa Pig theme park at the Legoland Florida Resort is set to open Feb. 24, park officials announced Tuesday.
Officials also announced ticket prices.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics say center Al Horford has tested positive for COVID-19.
Horford is currently in isolation and didn't travel with the team for its two-game exhibition road trip to Florida, which includes games in Orlando on Wednesday and Miami on Friday.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No one can truly predict what will happen when No. 20 Florida and LSU play Saturday. Anything is possible, everything is on the table and nothing is out of reach. Just look at the recent history of the Southeastern Conference rivalry.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has issued its first fine to a county it says violated a new state law banning coronavirus vaccine mandates and for firing 14 workers who failed to get the shots.
The Florida Department of Health on Tuesday issued the $3.5 million fine for Leon County, home to the state capital, saying the municipality violated Florida's “vaccine passport" law, which prohibits businesses and governments from requiring people to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An arrest has been made in the killing of a Manchester man last year, authorities said Tuesday.
The Manchester Police Department and other law enforcement agencies started investigating the disappearance of Zakhi Charabaty, 42, in March of last year after he was last seen at his Manchester residence.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A statue of Black educator Mary McLeod Bethune will be on display for two months in Florida before heading to its permanent home in the U.S. Capitol where it's replacing a sculpture of a Confederate soldier as one of two statues from the Sunshine State in the building's National Statuary Hall.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — A former South Florida judge who resigned this year amid misconduct allegations is now accused of pulling a gun on his neighbor.
Miguel Fernando Mirabel, 51, was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm following an argument on Sunday at the apartment complex where he lives in Coral Gables, an arrest report said.
Will Anderson Jr. thought a close call against Florida would be “a real eye-opener” for Alabama at the time. Now, he's not so sure the message sunk in.
Not after the fifth-ranked Crimson Tide lost 41-38 to a Texas A&M team that had been on a two-game losing streak.
MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — More than 30 Cuban migrants were found hiding in a go-fast boat during a traffic stop Monday morning in the Florida Keys, officials said.
A Monroe County deputy pulled over a rental truck towing a trailer with a large vessel traveling slower than the speed limit in Marathon, according to sheriff's office news release.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — An insanity defense is being considered for an ex-Marine accused of killing four members of a Florida family under the delusion they were part of a child sex trafficking ring.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa, Florida; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Lightning -168, Penguins +141; over/under is 6
MIDDLEBURG, Fla. (AP) — Crews rescued about 100 dogs, rabbits and other animals from a north Florida home with “deplorable conditions” on Monday, officials said.
Clay County Sheriff Michelle Cook said a search warrant was served early Monday at the home in Middleburg.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An app designed to help save lives by targeting the location of an emergency at a school is not popular with teachers and other eligible employees because they don't trust it.
BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier’s line drive sailed over right fielder Hunter Renfroe’s head and bounced off the short wall in front of the Boston bullpen and back onto the warning track. It ricocheted off Renfroe and into the air.
NEW YORK (AP) — Southwest Airlines canceled hundreds of flights over the weekend, blaming the woes on air traffic control issues and weather.
The airline canceled more than 1,000 flights in total, or 29% of its schedule, as of 7 p.m.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks traded Finnish defenseman Olli Juolevi to the Florida Panthers on Sunday for Finnish forward Juho Lammikko and B.C. defenseman Noah Juulsen.
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Seventeen Cuban migrants came ashore Sunday in Key West, where they were met by police and given breakfast, authorities said.
The group was in a rustic boat, commonly known as a “chug." They arrived at Smathers Beach shortly after sunrise, where police were waiting.
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida town has begun a new program aimed at curbing the spread of a growing feral cat population.
The city of Delray Beach recently earmarked $25,000 to neuter and vaccinate cats that freely roam the area.