Thousands hit the waters for the holiday weekend, but rough surf along Florida’s beaches made it dangerous for swimmers, boaters and rescue crews. Authorities said at least four people went missing in boating and swimming incidents.
With Memorial Weekend around the corner, U.S. Coast Guard officials in Florida are warning people that making hoax distress calls is a felony.
The vigil of a Florida teen killed ended with the death of an 18-year old and the injury of another teen.
People needing help with divorces, foreclosures or child support could use public computers at libraries, shopping malls or courthouses as a type of legal “triage” under a proposal approved Friday by the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice.
Two girls were shot and injured while riding a school bus in northeast Florida on Thursday. Police are now looking for two people who are suspected of shooting at the bus.
Rising sea levels are threatening St. Augustine’s centuries-old Spanish fortress and other national landmarks. So Ponce de Leon’s mythical Fountain of Youth could soon spill over into the ocean if the Atlantic engulfs the area.
Marlins starter Dan Haren gave up three runs on three hits in two innings and Miami lost its final spring training game Saturday, 14-8 to Double-A affiliate Jacksonville.
A House committee approved a plan to create a new sales-tax holiday for small businesses.
One of the companies in which former Florida Governor Jeb Bush served on the board was facing lawsuits not long before he resigned.
Authorities said a former University of Florida professor found dead inside his burning home, was killed by an ex-convict who received $37,000 from the professor in recent years.