×
×
homepage logo
STORE

Florida News

Trump encourages mail voting in Florida; sues in Nevada

By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In an abrupt reversal, President Donald Trump is encouraging voters in the critical swing state of Florida to vote by mail after months of criticizing the practice — and while his campaign and the GOP challenge Nevada over its new ...

Save Space Camp’ drive prompted by virus reaches $1.5M goal

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A fundraising drive has reached its goal of bringing in $1.5 million to save Space Camp from closing because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said. A corporate donation of $250,000 by the technology company SAIC Inc. pushed the effort over the top, officials ...

Bus hits officer who was backing away from aggressive dog

LARGO  (AP) — A police officer was struck by a transit bus when he backed into the road as a dog aggressively ran toward him as he was investigating an incident at a home in Largo. The officer was taken to the hospital Tuesday for treatment of his injuries, which were not considered ...

New cases of West Nile virus detected in South Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) — Health officials in the two South Florida counties have confirmed more cases of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus. On Tuesday, two cases were confirmed in Miami-Dade County, bringing the total number of cases there to 26, the Florida Department of Health said. In ...

As Zika spreads, Florida town a study in bug-borne illness

JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press RIO, Fla. (AP) — A summer flu seemed to be sweeping through Rachel Heid's riverfront neighborhood. Pale and shaky, she left work with a fever. Neighbors had the same symptoms, and a contractor at her home felt so sick he went to the hospital. Heid ...