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Florida Highway Patrol trooper involved in shooting

DELRAY BEACH (AP) — A Florida Highway Patrol trooper has been placed on administrative leave following a shooting in Palm Beach County on Tuesday night, officials said. The agency said in a news release that the incident happened just off of Interstate 95 along Atlantic Avenue in Delray ...

Jail deputy suspended after fight with Black teen

SARASOTA  (AP) — A white Florida jail deputy has been suspended following a fight that led to a Black teen being hospitalized, officials said. Sarasota County Deputy Neil Pizzo was placed on administrative leave Friday pending an internal affairs investigation, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune ...

University of Florida vets treating big gator for leg injury

GAINESVILLE (AP) — A 38-year-old alligator named Bob is on the mend thanks to a team of veterinarians at the University of Florida. Bob was taken last week from his home at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park for an evaluation in Gainesville. His right rear leg had been hurting ...

Man tells police he ‘lost it’ and fatally shot his mother

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida man accused of killing his mother told investigators "he lost it" after arguing with her about orange juice, an air conditioner remote and the use of her car to search for a job, police said. Luis Pages, 29, is charged with one count of ...

Trump expands ban on new offshore drilling sites in Atlantic

By ZEKE MILLER Associated Press JUPITER (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to claim the mantle of environmental steward on Tuesday as he announced an expansion of a ban on offshore drilling and highlighted conservation projects in Florida. Trump spoke beside the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, ...

Man sought after pushing wife into path of truck on I-75

ST. PETERSBURG  (AP) — Authorities are searching for a Florida man accused of attacking his wife on Interstate 75 and pushing her into the path of an oncoming semi-truck. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 45-year-old James Morgan, of Summerfield, attacked his wife on Thursday morning ...

Baby found dead after interstate crash in South Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A baby was found dead Thursday night, hours after being ejected from a pickup truck that crashed on a South Florida interstate stretch known as Alligator Alley, authorities said. The crash occurred Thursday afternoon on a portion of Interstate 75 that runs ...

Sheriff: Florida baby dies after being left in hot car

PANAMA CITY  (AP) — A newborn baby died after being left inside a hot car in Florida's Panhandle, sheriff's officials said. The Bay County Sheriff's Office offered few details about the case on Thursday. Rescue crews were called to a home in Panama City late Wednesday after the baby was ...

Saturday is a license-free saltwater fishing day in Florida

TALLAHASSEE (AP) — The state of Florida is offering a license-free saltwater fishing day on Saturday. Gov. Ron DeSantis announced. "License-free fishing days offer a special opportunity to enjoy Florida's beautiful outdoors," DeSantis said in a news release sent Friday. "I encourage all ...

Fox, C-SPAN, NBC moderators for upcoming Trump-Biden debates

By ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Representatives from Fox News, C-SPAN and NBC will moderate the upcoming debates between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden. According to the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates, the moderators will ...