Florida sheriff: Disney employees, nurse among 17 suspects arrested in child predator sting

POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WSVN) — Deputies in Central Florida made over a dozen arrests as part of an undercover operation targeting suspected child predators. TheRead More

Biden chides Republican governors who resist vaccine rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden called on resistant Republican governors to “get out of the way” of vaccine rules aimed at containing the moreRead More

Coast Guard searches for owner of kayak that washed ashore in West Palm Beach

A mystery washing ashore in West Palm Beach. The Coast Guard is trying to find the owner of a blue kayak. The watercraft was discoveredRead More

DeSantis won’t move on masks as Florida COVID wards swell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday downplayed a spike in COVID-19 cases that’s shattered state hospitalization records and strongly reiteratedRead More

Florida homeowner snaps photos of massive alligator on lawn, outside front door

AVE MARIA, Fla. (WSVN) — A Florida homeowner had an unexpected visitor at his front door. A massive alligator decided to hang out on MikeRead More

FAMU forgives $16 million in student debt for the 2020-21 graduating class

(CNN) — Florida A&M University students got a welcome surprise when the university announced it would be paying off student financial balances for the 2020-2021Read More

Spirit: Weather, operational challenges caused flight delays

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Weather and some “operational challenges” resulted in a number of Spirit Airlines flight delays and cancellations over the weekend, theRead More

Semi-truck sends turtle crashing into car’s windshield, driver and turtle unhurt

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. (WSVN) — A driver and a turtle are both lucky to be alive after a freak accident on a Florida highway.Read More

Deputies: 11-year-old Florida boy shot after another child finds gun

COCOA, Fla. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy was shot by another child after finding a gun inside a home in Florida, authorities said. The shootingRead More

Carnival’s Mardi Gras takes maiden voyage, Sensation set to sail in October

PORT CANAVERAL, Florida (WALA) — It’s a big step for Carnival Cruise Line during the pandemic — the cruise line’s newest and most innovative ship,Read More