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US Coast Guard crew rescues family when small boat capsizes

A boat crew pulled the family members to safety and took them to Gilberts Marina. No injuries were reported. Source link

GPD: Mother leaves daughter alone in truck to go buy crack cocaine

A Crawfordville woman was arrested in Gainesville early Saturday morning after police say she smoked crack in front of her minor daughter before abandoning her in order to score more drugs, according to a GPD report.Police reported that...

Return of the bands of years past

APRIL 13ONE OF 'HIS' NIGHTS: A couple of years ago, Bernie Leadon, one of two former Gainesville musicians who had played with the Eagles, returned to the Sunshine State on a tour that featured him with his best-known...

Lawmakers score better on openness, but Sunshine Law exemptions still pass

TALLAHASSEE — Some Florida lawmakers received better grades this year when it came to transparency in government, but erosion of the state’s famed “Sunshine Laws” continued with more exemptions passed.Lawmakers passed 12 bills creating new exemptions this year,...

DeSantis backer hired Cohen to settle $1.6M deal with pregnant Playmate

President Donald Trump's embattled personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, negotiated a $1.6 million deal in late 2017 with a former Playboy model on behalf of a prominent Republican fundraiser who had impregnated her, according to people familiar with the...

Police kill man wanted for slaying of Florida trombone player

SOUTH STRABANE, Pa. — Pennsylvania authorities say a man wanted for gunning down a Florida trombone player as she left orchestra practice has been killed after he pulled a gun on officers trying to make a traffic stop.State...

New Smyrna teacher formally charged in sex with 8th-grade boy

A former New Smyrna Beach Middle School teacher accused of having sex with a 14-year-old student has been formally charged by the State Attorney’s Office, according to court records.Stephanie Peterson, 26, also known as Stephanie Ferri, was charged...

Prosecutors: DNA ties suspected Florida killer clown to getaway car

Palm Beach County prosecutors released late Thursday evidence that they say led to the arrest of Sheila Keen at the Abington, Virginia, home she shared with her husband — Michael Warren, the slain woman's widower. Source link

Good riddance, hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate

The list of hurricane names retired since storms began being named in 1953 now totals 86. Source link

Judge says Tampa man can grow his own medical marijuana

"The ruling recognizes the medical value of marijuana in all its forms and the plain language of Amendment 2," said attorney Luke Liro. Source link

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Umpires union: ‘Open season’ on umpires, protesting with white wristbands

The World Umpires Association issued a statement condemning the lack of support from the commissioner's office.          Source link

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