ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Investigators say they've identified a 62-year-old woman as the person who died when a portable toilet exploded and burned to the ground with her inside.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a body was found in a portable toilet that caught fire in Florida at a construction site.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — One person suffered life-threatening injuries and two others also were hurt in a jet ski crash in Florida.
St. Johns Fire Rescue say the crash happened Saturday...
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a woman in Florida who they say tried to attack another woman with a knife when she was denied a slice of pizza.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — An alligator that eluded capture for days in a Chicago lagoon is settling in its new home in Florida.
The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park said in a...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on alligator captured in a lagoon in a Chicago public park (all times local):
An alligator that eluded Chicago authorities for a week has met with...
CHICAGO (AP) — An expert from Florida has been summoned to Chicago to help authorities catch an elusive alligator in a public lagoon.
Sections of Humboldt Park are closed Monday while the...
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man repeatedly molested and raped a child.
News4Jax reports 61-year-old James Hazel was arrested Friday and charged with capital sexual...
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida grandmother is charged with manslaughter after authorities say she accidentally gave her grandson a fatal dose of methadone.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A pair of Florida teens saw their prayers answered after becoming stranded about 2 miles (3 kilometers) from shore.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A Florida-based contractor will pay $329,057 in back wages and benefits to 53 postal delivery workers in Montgomery.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two women were struck and killed by a train in Florida.
The Florida Times-Union reports that 46-year-old Christine Holmes Griggs and 55-year-old...
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Pennsylvania drug bust has led to a new resident at a zoo in Delaware: an alligator.
News outlets report the Brandywine Zoo is caring for the 2-foot-long (0.60-meters) alligator that was discovered at a Coatesville, Pennsylvania home during the Feb. 8 drug bust.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A man who jumped into a Florida zoo's crocodile enclosure has been sentenced to a year in jail.
Court records show 23-year-old Brandon Keith Hatfield of Green Cove Springs pleaded no contest Friday to multiple charges, including trespassing and criminal mischief.
St. Augustine police said Hatfield broke into the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park on Nov. 5. According to an arrest report, Hatfield caused over $5,000 in damage at the 125-year-old attraction.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Highway Patrol says a drunken woman has crashed into a family of four, killing a passenger who was also a sheriff's bailiff.
News outlets report 46-year-old Kim Johnston has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence in the early Sunday crash near St. Augustine. Troopers say Johnston was driving on Interstate 95 when she crashed into an SUV carrying a Jacksonville sheriff's deputy, a bailiff and the couple's two children.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — To pick the perfect ingredients for a lunch menu at Walter's Reef, a restaurant located on the campus of First Coast Technical College, Chef Kyle Forson only had to walk a few hundred yards to a garden on the other side of campus.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A 23-year-old man was injured after breaking into an alligator farm in Florida and jumping into a pond full of crocodiles, police said.
Police officers responding to reports of vandalism early Tuesday at the Alligator Farm Zoological Park found the underwear-clad man with an injured leg crawling across a nearby yard.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Stephen Williams' quest to understand the great beyond began around 2002.
That's when he toured alleged haunted sites in St. Augustine, Florida, and saw images he didn't understand on photos he took.
"I contacted these two ladies who explained what I was seeing, and they invited me to start going with them (on investigations)," said Williams, a Memphis ghost hunter who just wants to help others find answers to things they can't explain.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Fire officials say a child has died in a house fire in northeast Florida.
St. Johns County Fire Rescue says firefighters were told someone was still inside the home when they arrived at the scene on Tuesday night. They found the child inside the home in St. Augustine.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Calvin Turner Jr. rushed for 202 yards and three touchdowns to lead Jacksonville to a dominating 63-14 victory over Division II St. Augustine's in the season opener for both schools on Saturday.
Turner carried the ball just 12 times and threw for 120 yards, completing five of six attempts. Jared Morris added two scores on 75 yards rushing as Jacksonville tied a program record with nine rushing touchdowns in a game.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Jurors have unanimously recommended the death sentence for a Florida man convicted of killing his estranged wife and her friend.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man faces a possible death sentence for killing his estranged wife and her friend.
The Florida Times-Union reports that 38-year-old James Terry Colley Jr. was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder. St. Johns County jurors will return next week to decide whether Colley should be executed or serve a life sentence.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A dolphin nicknamed Sharkie has been released back into the Atlantic Ocean after four months of rehabilitation following a shark attack.
The 265-pound (120-kilogram) Atlantic bottlenose dolphin has been treated at SeaWorld Orlando's Cetacean Rehabilitation Facility since her February rescue on Ponte Vedra Beach.
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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say four people were killed in a head-on crash in Florida.
The Florida-Times Union reports the four were killed Wednesday morning on a rural St. Johns County road, southwest of St. Augustine. Officials didn't immediately name the victims.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Dutch Rennert, a National League umpire from 1973 to 1992 who was known for his animated, booming strike calls, has died. He was 88.
St. John's Family Funeral Home and Crematory in St. Augustine, Florida, confirmed Monday night that Rennert died on Sunday. A cause of death wasn't given.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Highway Patrol officer struck and killed a pedestrian while trying to pull over a vehicle.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — When Arnoldo Valle-Levinson asks St. Augustine residents what they think of saltwater intrusion, he's often met with eyes as glassy as the Atlantic on a calm morning.
The term may be off the radar of some coastal residents but the process is happening, will accelerate and will cause expensive headaches for cities with water systems and for homeowners with wells.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Four Egyptian exchange students say they were threatened by a man outside a Florida McDonald's, with him yelling "Get out of my country. You do not deserve to eat here."
St. Johns County sheriff's deputies arrested 60-year-old John Jay Smith early Wednesday on aggravated assault and other charges.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man faces multiple charges after sheriff's deputies say he threatened two customers at a McDonalds restaurant with a stun gun and knife and yelled "get out of my country."
It happened early Wednesday in St. Augustine on Florida's Atlantic Coast.
VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia teen has drowned in Florida less than two weeks before he was to graduate high school.
News outlets report 18-year-old Jaylen Lott was among several swimmers reported in distress at St. Augustine Beach on Sunday. St Johns County Fire Rescue Lt. Lucas Smith says rip currents were a risk at the beach that day.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — By identifying the different types of wood used, and some of the building methods employed, one local expert is helping others to narrow down the origin of a section of shipwrecked hull that washed ashore south of Ponte Vedra Beach in March.
"I don't normally see this," Lee Newsom said Monday morning while holding up a small section of that ship's frame. "I see a lot of oak in this position."
SOUTH PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Preservationists say they are racing against time as they try to save a shipwreck that washed up on a Florida beach.
The Florida Times-Union reports that the wreck appeared late Tuesday on a St. Johns County beach.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 48-foot section of an old sailing ship has washed ashore on a Florida beach, thrilling researchers who are rushing to study it before it's reclaimed by the sea.
The Florida Times-Union reports the well-preserved section of a wooden ship's hull washed ashore overnight Tuesday on Florida's northeastern coast.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of sexual battery on a child was shot and killed during a confrontation with a fugitive task force at a motel in eastern Florida.
St. Johns County Sheriff's spokesman Chuck Mulligan said 58-year-old James Benny Hobbs opened the door to his room at a Howard Johnson motel in St. Augustine on Tuesday evening and made "several sudden moves" that caused three officers to fatally shoot him.
CRESCENT BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Family members say a Texas man died two days after a sand dune collapsed on him at a Florida beach.
Rachel Goggin Burt posted on Facebook Tuesday that her brother, 35-year-old Lee Thomas Goggin, has been pronounced dead.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — What do St. Augustine's Castillo de San Marcos and Egmont Key near Tampa have in common? They are two of thousands of Florida's heritage sites that are vulnerable to rising seas. "Jupiter Lighthouse, Fort Zachary Taylor in Key West, Fort Jefferson and Fort Pickens in Pensacola — all of these places are threatened," said Clay Henderson, executive director of Stetson University's Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man digging in his backyard discovered what local officials believe is a Civil War-era explosive.
The St. Augustine Record reports that the man was digging a grave for his dog when he found a rusty cannonball with two ports sticking out of it.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Castillo de San Marcos withstood two sieges in 330 years and changed hands five times, but its latest invader — the rising Atlantic Ocean — threatens to erode the historic St. Augustine fortress. The coquina shell walls of the oldest masonry fort in the United States once absorbed cannonballs but will be susceptible to the buffetings of the sea.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida middle school student trying out for a basketball team collapsed in a gym and was later pronounced dead.
The St. Augustine Record reports the girl collapsed Tuesday during the afterschool event. Paramedics brought her to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Authorities didn't release the student's name or age, but said she was a teenager.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A pastor in Florida is calling for the removal of two Confederate monuments in historic downtown St. Augustine, a popular tourist site.
The Gainesville Sun reports that one of the obelisks in the Plaza de la Constitution is on city-owned property, and the other is on a nearby spot that's state-owned and managed by the University of Florida.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Florida man charged with making off with $1,500 during a bank robbery in Connecticut is expected to change his plea to guilty.
Robert Abel, of St. Augustine, Florida, is scheduled to appear in federal court in Hartford on Monday for a change of plea hearing. Details of the expected plea bargain have not been released.
Abel pleaded not guilty to one count of bank robbery in May. Similar charges remain pending in state Superior Court.
PONTE VEDRA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say human remains found on a Florida beach are likely from a missing swimmer who disappeared earlier in the week.
The Florida Times-Union reports that the remains were found on Sunday at Ponte Vedra Beach.
The St. Johns County medical examiner is working to determine the identity of the remains.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Shelby Hoogendyk says that when she, her husband and her 17-month-old son arrived at an emergency shelter as Hurricane Irma closed in, they were separated from others by yellow wristbands and told to stay in an area with other people like them — the homeless.
Sheriff's deputies, she says, told them the wristbands were prompted by problems that arose among homeless people at the shelter during Hurricane Matthew a year earlier.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Irma churned up a sewage bath for Florida's tiny towns and big cities that looks to have no precedent.
The Orlando Sentinel reports Irma cut power to much of Florida at once, triggering spills from Miami to Jacksonville and from St. Petersburg to St. Augustine.