Over the last five years, a Polk County woman pocketed over $768,000 from a Winter Haven church, and used the money during trips to theme parks, for Amazon purchases and a Match.com account, the sheriff announced.
A sheriff in north Florida says he will deputize "every lawful gun owner" in his county if protests turn violent.
A north Florida school district has voted to install transparent screens in classrooms in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
A mandatory quarantine of 14 days has been extended to travelers entering New York, New Jersey and Connecticut from another eight states, up from the original number when the advisory was first issued last week.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued an Amber Alert for an 8-year-old Leon County boy Monday evening, but they say he has since been found safe.
Those tensions, though, flared two weeks ago during a golf-cart parade for President Donald Trump's birthday in which a man shouted, “White Power,” when confronted by anti-Trump protesters. A video clip of that confrontation in America’s largest retirement community was tweeted approvingly by Trump last weekend and then taken down.
Prosecutors charging New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with buying sex from massage parlor prostitutes are trying to save their case.
Across Florida, hundreds of doctors are adding their signatures to a letter over the decision to hold the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville.
He advised residents to continue to be vigilant and avoid crowds if you can.
The news came minutes after Florida reported nearly 9,000 new coronavirus cases, a new record for daily increases. Officials have said the number of cases is surging among young adults, which could endanger those who are most vulnerable to the virus.
Lt. Col. Simon McKenzie returned to Tampa after being deployed for several months, so he and his wife decided to surprise their kids with a heartwarming photobomb during a photography session.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has signed legislation that will raise teacher's salaries. He said that he hopes this will entice more people to go into teaching and help them have a good minimum salary and meet end's meet.
The US Coast Guard unloaded some 6,800 pounds of cocaine at Port Everglades, Florida on June 23, a week after the $100 million-plus haul was seized off the shores of Costa Rica.
When COVID-19 began sweeping the nation, local hospitals postponed elective surgeries. The goal was to minimize the use of masks and gowns, and to keep hospital beds open. But because of that shutdown, one local woman says she's now fighting for her life.
Volusia County sheriff's deputies said a man was arrested after stealing an ambulance. The agency released body camera footage of the arrest on Tuesday.
For some, losing taste and smell may be one of the only symptoms you experience after getting COVID-19. One local woman discovered that in an unusual way.
The theme parks are set to begin reopening July 11.
Pizza Mambo in West Palm Beach was forced to close for a day last week following the inspection.
A complicating factor, again related to the coronavirus, is when it would be permissible to allow possibly hundreds of prospective jurors to gather at the courthouse to be questioned about their views of one of the highest-profile cases in Florida history.
"Please continue to take care of yourself and your loved ones," Carnival wrote. "Your health and safety are important to us whether you're are on land or on one of our ships."