MIAMI (AP) — A 28-year-old man who chased an attempted burglar down the street and shot him with an assault-style rifle as he begged for his life has been charged with attempted first-degree murder.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Residents in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities will be the first to get a coronavirus vaccine when Florida begins receiving it later this month, Gov. Ron DeSantis said.
OKAHUMPKA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida inmate was returned to custody Thursday, shortly after he hit an officer with a shovel and stole a law enforcement agency vehicle to escape, authorities said.
TALLAHASSEE — For the second time, lawyers representing one of notorious sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s numerous underage victims tried to persuade an appellate court Thursday that an agreement hatched by federal prosecutors and the late financier’s attorneys violated a victims’ rights law.
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A firefighter and two residents were injured in an explosion caused by a gas leak at a home in Bradenton, fire officials said.
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A man who fled a drug conspiracy charge in Nebraska 35 years ago has been arrested in Florida, where he was living under a false identity, authorities said.
SEBRING — Seventy-nine years ago Monday, more than 300 warplanes of the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked Army and Navy bases at Pearl Harbor in a daring sneak attack which brought America into the already raging World War II. A large armada of Japanese aircraft carriers and other Japanese war…
AVON PARK — Ewart Saint Coghiel, 44, of Avon Park, was booked into the Highlands County Jail on Wednesday after being transferred from the Polk County Jail. Coghiel was arrested on Nov. 12 on charges of lewd and lascivious behavior on a victim under 12 and sexual assault on a victim under 12.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government on Thursday urged its citizens to avoid travel to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, citing threats of Iranian attacks.
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s business minister said Friday that U.K.-EU trade talks are at a “difficult” point, as British officials poured cold water on hopes of an imminent breakthrough — and France said it could veto any agreement it didn’t like.
BRUSSELS (AP) — As Brexit talks enter their decisive final days, there’s still a big catch: the fishing industry. It is holding up the trade deal between the European Union and recently departed Britain, putting at risk hundreds of thousands of jobs and tens of billions of euros in annual pr…
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is adjusting the scope of his agenda to meet the challenges of governing with a narrowly divided Congress and the complications of legislating during a raging pandemic.
WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s employers sharply scaled back their hiring last month as the viral pandemic accelerated across the country, adding 245,000 jobs, the fewest since April and the fifth straight monthly slowdown.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fire danger remained high Friday amid unpredictable wind gusts and dry conditions in Southern California, as crews made progress against blazes that burned several homes and injured two firefighters.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — By late morning on Oct. 28, staff at the University of Vermont Medical Center noticed the hospital’s phone system wasn’t working.
It was a sobering day for Highlands County with the release of Friday’s COVID-19 numbers by the Florida Department of Health. FDOH shows the county saw a case increase of 56, bringing the total to 3,949 as Highlands continues toward the 4,000-case marker.
SEBRING — The School Board of Highlands County, by a 4-1 vote, approved Superintendent Brenda Longshore’s recommendation to create a new principal position to oversee Highlands Virtual School.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a modern twist on old-fashioned war games, the U.S. military dispatched cyber fighters to Estonia this fall to help the small Baltic nation search out and block potential cyber threats from Russia. The goal was not only to help a NATO partner long targeted by its powerfu…
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese lunar probe lifted off from the moon Thursday night with a cargo of lunar samples on the first stage of its return to Earth, state media reported.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly president opened the world body’s first special session on COVID-19 Thursday, calling it a historic and overdue moment of reckoning to forge a path to end the pandemic that not only ensures people everywhere have access to vaccines but mobilize…
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A 20-year-old man who shot a police officer while resisting arrest was mortally wounded when officers returned fire, a sheriff said.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A mysterious object temporarily orbiting Earth is a 54-year-old rocket, not an asteroid after all, astronomers confirmed Wednesday.
ATLANTA (AP) — After weathering criticism for certifying President Donald Trump’s narrow election loss to Democrat Joe Biden, Republican officials in Georgia are proposing additional requirements for the state’s vote-by-mail process, despite no evidence of systemic fraud or irregularities.
SEBRING — Sheriff’s deputies still need the public’s help in locating the suspect in one shooting and identifying the suspect in another.
SEBRING — Wearing his Santa hat and Ag Angels T-shirt, Scott Kirouac visited the Kindergarten Learning Center Wednesday with a big check in his ongoing effort to make a big impact for less fortunate kids at Christmastime.
SEBRING — The Florida Department of Health COVID-19 case report shows a significant increase in COVID-19 new cases on Wednesday, with a jump of 9,994 infections. That is a difference of 1,147 from the previous day. Wednesday’s daily increase is the highest it has been since Nov. 25.
SEBRING — The School Board of Highlands County will consider the expulsion of 11 students, including a high school student for distribution of child pornography.
SEBRING — Mark Blair Graham, 60, of Bridelwood Drive in the Kissimmee River Estates, Okeechobee, was taken into custody last week following an 11-month investigation by the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office. At the time of his arrest, Graham was charged with six counts of felony possession o…
TALLAHASSEE — A new state Senate committee will review Florida’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and plan for future emergencies, President Wilton Simpson announced Wednesday as he made more leadership appointments for next two years.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The office of a Florida county administrator was illegally bugged last year, but investigators don’t yet know who was responsible.
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Public high school students in one Florida county received more than eight million racist emails with “disgusting” messages, school district officials said.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Just call him extra lucky.
TALLAHASSEE — In a legal test of remote court proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic, a South Florida appeals court Wednesday rejected arguments that using Zoom technology in a probation-violation hearing would violate a defendant’s constitutional rights.
TALLAHASSEE — The death toll of Florida prison inmates from COVID-19 has reached 189, with two additional deaths listed Wednesday on the state Department of Corrections website. Since the start of the pandemic, 17,021 inmates and 3,845 corrections workers have tested positive for COVID-19, d…
NEW YORK (AP) — Health care workers and nursing home residents should be at the front of the line when the first coronavirus vaccine shots become available, an influential government advisory panel said Tuesday.
The government has decided that when it comes to air travel, only dogs can be service animals, and companions used for emotional support don’t count.
LANCASTER, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has pleaded guilty to killing a woman whose remains were found six months after she disappeared, according to court records.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who fled the United States for Mexico ahead of her sentencing in one of the biggest corporate fraud cases in decades is asking for early release from prison, citing poor health and fear of contracting the coronavirus behind bars.
LONDON (AP) — Britain authorized a COVID-19 vaccine for use Wednesday, greenlighting the first shot backed up by rigorous scientific review. The first vaccinations are expected within days — a major step toward eventually ending the pandemic.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel took a major step toward plunging into its fourth national election in under two years on Wednesday as lawmakers — supported by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s main coalition partner — passed a preliminary proposal to dissolve parliament.
NEW YORK (AP) — Painter Guy Stanley Philoche, a star in the New York art world, had wanted to treat himself to a fancy watch after a hugely successful gallery show. Then the pandemic hit, and he feared for all the struggling artists who haven’t been so lucky.