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Palm Bay boxer and brother face drug, gun and child endangerment charges
18 Oct 2017 at 1:00pm
The brothers had meth, cocaine, weed and a gun         

Melbourne, Titusville CRAs under scrutiny over use of money for festivals
18 Oct 2017 at 1:06pm
County commissioner John Tobia continues to criticize Community Redevelopment Agencies. City officials, however, deny any wrongdoing.         

Derelict boats and flood warnings: NI90
18 Oct 2017 at 12:31pm
Today on the News in 90 Seconds, host Rob Landers brings you the story of Cocoa's plea to change derelict boat rules and how water levels in Brevard are still dangerously high. Video by Luann Mande...

Activists calling for University of Florida to cancel classes for Thursday Sp...
18 Oct 2017 at 10:50am
Activists are calling for the University of Florida to cancel classes Thursday, fearing potential violence sparked by white supremacist Richard Spencer’s afternoon speech.         

Activists call for UF to cancel classes
18 Oct 2017 at 10:49am
Video uploaded Oct. 18, 2017, by Rick Neale.         

More than a month after Hurricane Irma, parts of Brevard still flooded
18 Oct 2017 at 9:38am
It may be slow, but a downward trend is expected.         

Rip current victim praises man who died in rescue attempt
18 Oct 2017 at 9:19am
Robert Shepard speaks about the rip current that almost killed him and the man who died trying to save him.         

Photos: Arrest mugshots 10-17-17
18 Oct 2017 at 9:18am
Photos: Arrest mugshots 10-17-17         

Gallery: Arrest mugshots for 10-17-17
18 Oct 2017 at 9:11am
        

Flooding in Brevard after Irma
18 Oct 2017 at 9:11am
More than a month after Irma, some areas in Brevard are still flooded.         

News - Orlando Sentinel
Second Winter Park teen in Roger Trindade death charged as an adult
18 Oct 2017 at 9:00am

The second boy charged in the beating death of Winter Park teen Roger Trindade is now being tried as an adult, records show.

Jesse Sutherland, 16, was booked into the Orange County Jail on Wednesda...



Florida private schools get nearly $1 billion in state scholarships with litt...
17 Oct 2017 at 8:30pm
Florida private schools will collect nearly $1 billion in state-backed scholarships this year so weakly regulated that some schools hire teachers without college degrees.

SeaWorld cuts 350 positions across company
18 Oct 2017 at 12:00pm

SeaWorld, which has struggled with declining attendance, announced it is cutting 350 positions effective today, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

The company is laying off people and not refilling open...



Remains found in Orange County belong to missing mom, officials say
18 Oct 2017 at 12:55pm

The remains of a woman found in Orange County last month belong to formerly missing mother Tia Bonta, the Orange County Sheriff Office announced Wednesday.

Bonta, who was 24 when she disappeared, we...



Puerto Rico governor and Trump to meet at White House
18 Oct 2017 at 12:31pm

The White House says President Donald Trump and Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosello will meet Thursday to discuss the recovery and rebuilding effort on the island after it was ravaged by back-to-back ...



UF braces for speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer, protests
18 Oct 2017 at 8:20am

The University of Florida?s campus is bracing for a speech Thursday by white nationalist Richard Spencer, which is expected to draw protests despite school leaders urging students to stay away.

Spe...



Westboro Baptist Church, known for anti-gay picketing, to protest at Seminole...
18 Oct 2017 at 11:45am

Some Seminole County churchgoers may be confronted Sunday morning with protesters from Westboro Baptist Church, a Kansas-based group that blames mass shootings, hurricanes and other disasters on ?s...



Sheriff's Office releases sketch of Aquatica attempted kidnapping person of i...
18 Oct 2017 at 10:00am

The Orange County Sheriff?s Office released a sketch of a man who officials say is a person of interest in an attempted kidnapping at Aquatica water park.

A woman reported an attempted kidnapping ha...



Heat will test the Magic?s perimeter defense in season opener
18 Oct 2017 at 8:40am

The Orlando Magic won?t have to wait long to see if they?ve shored up their porous perimeter defense, one of their many Achilles? heels from last season.

The Miami Heat?s speedy point guard, Goran ...



Trump says Comey knew he was going to exonerate Clinton
18 Oct 2017 at 11:55am

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to revive his long-standing complaint about the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation, alleging that then-Director Jam...



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Florida News
Florida mom may face charges for shooting, killing 18-year-old carjacker as h...
18 Oct 2017 at 10:32am

Police say a deal to buy a SUV became deadly when a Florida woman shot a man who carjacked the vehicle she and her son arrived in. Clearwater police Deputy Chief Eric Gandy tells The Tampa Bay Time...



Crowds, long lines raise questions on Florida hurricane voucher program
17 Oct 2017 at 8:15pm

One location in Delray Beach for post-Hurricane Irma disaster food stamp program reached capacity and was closed shortly after opening. One location in Delray Beach for post-Hurricane Irma disaster...



Florida U, home to largest Jewish student body in US, braces for Richard Spencer
17 Oct 2017 at 5:58pm

Students worry that upcoming speech by leading US white supremacist could spur anti-Semitism at campus with over 20 percent Jewish enrollment White supremacist leader Richard Spencer, center, and s...



Nelson seeks answers after FEMA denies 90% of Florida flood claims in wake of...
17 Oct 2017 at 5:58pm

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson sent the following letter today to the head of FEMA raising concerns that one of the agency's top administrators in charge of overseeing the National Flood Insurance Program w...



Florida minimum wage rises to $8.25 in 2018
17 Oct 2017 at 3:36pm

Florida's minimum wages will rise 15 cents to $8.25 an hour on Jan. 1, an increase from $8.10 an hour this year. While higher, the state's minimum is a far cry from the $15 an hour some labor group...



'Shaky Bandit' blamed for at least 11 Florida bank robberies, FBI says
17 Oct 2017 at 11:10am

Surveillance video shows a man dressed in medical scrubs and a type of doo rag on his head rob a bank in Boynton Beach. Surveillance video shows a man dressed in medical scrubs and a type of doo ra...



Florida Emergency Power Plan Rule Requires Nursing Homes and Assisted ...
17 Oct 2017 at 6:43am

In response to the death of eight nursing home residents after a power failure in Hollywood, Florida during Hurricane Irma, Florida regulators recently issued emergency rules requiring the state's ...



1 person killed in boating accident, authorities say
17 Oct 2017 at 2:25am

Investigators said Marin was driving a personal watercraft that crashed into a boat with such force that it sank Marin's watercraft, Orange County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jeff Williamson said. O...



Sean Baker's The Florida Project Finds Bright, Lively Beauty in Growing Up Broke
16 Oct 2017 at 10:14pm

Filmmaking is not a poor man's game. Even as digital cameras get cheaper, making a film worthy of release still requires dough to get off the ground, which means the folks who tell stories through ...



Fentanyl fuels rise in drug deaths in South Florida
16 Oct 2017 at 5:36pm

Fentanyl and a growing list of other opioid-based drugs are fueling the majority of overdose deaths in Palm Beach and Broward counties, according to the latest data. County medical examiners have c...