Ex-ship captain says he was fired after airing safety fears

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A cargo ship captain who worked for the company that owned the freighter El Faro, which sank last year in aRead More

Testimony: El Faro sent old storm track info before sinking

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The freighter El Faro received a subscription weather service report that contained outdated tracking information the day before it sank duringRead More

Report: More boating accidents despite drop in fatalities

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A report shows the number of boating accidents in Florida sharply increased in 2015 over 2014, despite there being a 25Read More

Baby gator fished out of Florida swimming pool

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (WSVN) — An unexpected visitor took a dip into a backyard pool on Friday. A baby gator found its way into Polk County Sheriff’s officer CarrieRead More

Dr. Celeste Philip no longer interim Florida Surgeon General

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott has taken the interim title off Dr. Celeste Philip as the state’s Surgeon General. Scott made Philip’sRead More

New hearings to probe for more details of El Faro sinking

By JASON DEAREN Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – A second round of investigative hearings into the sinking of the freighter El Faro starts MondayRead More

Stormy weather hits Central Florida; funnel clouds spotted

Nasty weather packed a punch in Broward County, Tuesday, but Tampa and Orlando experienced some pretty wicked weather as well. Most of the damage occurredRead More

Mom of missing teen fisherman wants boat examined for crime

PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. (AP) — The mother of a missing teen fisherman wants the recovered boat her son and his friend took to sea whenRead More

Amputee from 9/11 attacks wins 7 medals at Invictus Games

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sarah Rudder was on the verge of a key promotion in the U.S. Marines on Sept. 11, 2001, when the terroristRead More

SpaceX Dragon returns to Earth with precious science load

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX capsule returned to Earth on Wednesday with precious science samples from NASA’s one-year space station resident. Less thanRead More