Authorities say a mandatory evacuation order is in effect for people living in a flood-prone area near New Port Richey.
A several-hundred pound leatherback sea turtle – found tangled in a crab trap – was rescued by Clearwater Marine Aquarium employees and Pinellas County deputies.
An 18-year-old southwest Florida man has been arrested after authorities say he struck a deputy several times and choked him.
A judge sentenced an Uruguayan man to 30 years in prison in connection to a Tampa Bay area crash that killed two people.
A Tampa Bay area man convicted of killing his former girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter could be facing the death penalty.
A new study shows that placing children in group homes instead of with foster families is much more expensive – and many children’s advocates say it’s also worse for the kids.
Sheriff’s officials in Pinellas County have charged a man with first-degree murder after his mother was found decapitated outside their home on New Year’s Eve.
The body of a cruise ship worker reported missing washed up on a Clearwater Beach, according to authorities.
In a bitter rematch Tuesday in a district that includes parts of Palm Beach and Broward counties, state Sen. Maria Sachs, D-Delray Beach, appeared headed toward beating former Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff in the highest-profile Senate race of the year.
More than half of Central Florida residents who voted with absentee ballots have sent them back.