The Latest on Hurricane Ian:
SANIBEL, Fla. — The U.S. death toll from Hurricane Ian’s passage has risen to four overall after an official said late Thursday that two people were confirmed dead on a hard-hit barrier island on Florida’s western coast.
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A local Republican Party chairman in central Florida was found guilty Thursday of a misdemeanor campaign finance violation that prosecutors say was part of a larger scheme to siphon off votes from a Democrat in a state senate race.
KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Deputies in the Florida Keys on Wednesday fatally shot a pilot who was deputized to carry guns on planes in what appears to be a "suicide by cop," officials said.
Lane Morgan Caviness, 48, was killed at a Key Largo home following reports of an intoxicated, armed suicidal man, a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office news release said.
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A political consultant who is accused of helping put a “ghost candidate" on a ballot to siphon off votes from a Democratic candidate in a state Senate race in central Florida pleaded not guilty to election finance-related charges Tuesday during his first court appearance.
NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Deputies responding to a domestic dispute call in South Florida fatally shot a man after he fired at them, grazing the head of one of the deputies on Saturday, authorities said.
MIAMI (AP) — A police officer fatally shot a man who called 911 and warned he was going to kill someone if officers didn't respond immediately to his location.
When officers arrived at the location near Miami on Monday evening, they found a man in his 70s outside a home with a rifle, Miami-Dade police said.
TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer will be prosecuted on a manslaughter charge following the fatal shooting of a man he chased on foot last December, authorities said Wednesday.
Joshua Payne, an officer with the Titusville Police Department along Florida's Space Coast, turned himself in to jail on Wednesday.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis still has not said whether he will discipline a major county sheriff he appointed who state investigators found lied repeatedly about killing another teenager almost 30 years ago despite saying more than three months ago that he would soon review the case.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Three Florida correctional officers were arrested Thursday and charged with murder in the fatal beating of a handcuffed prisoner who had thrown urine at one of the officers, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced.
ORANGE PARK, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in north Florida fatally shot a suspect following a confrontation during a chase, officials said.
The shooting happened Wednesday evening, the Clay County Sheriff's Office said in a post on Twitter.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Two sheriff's deputies fatally shot a man outside a Target store in central Florida's busy tourist district, officials said.
One person suffered a minor shrapnel injury to the hand and two others were injured when they fell while trying to run away from the area Wednesday night in Kissimmee, officials said.
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff said Wednesday that 41 people have been charged with dozens of crimes in an effort to take down the leadership of a notoriously violent group called the Sex Money Murder gang.
PERRY, Fla. (AP) — A man was killed while trying to break into a home Wednesday morning after shooting and wounding a deputy during a traffic stop the previous night, officials in Florida said.
Deputies found Gregory Miedema dead at a Dixie County home following a 10-hour manhunt, Florida Department of Law Enforcement special agent Mark Perez said during a news conference.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A white Florida police officer with a history of excessive force is charged with aggravated battery during his arrest of a Black man accused of trespassing outside a grocery store.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man who was a suspect in a previous shooting was fatally shot by police in central Florida during an attempted arrest after he appeared to reach for a gun, authorities said.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A former supervisor of Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo declined to recommend Ladapo to lead the state's health department during a background check, records show.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — State law enforcement officials found that a South Florida sheriff lied years ago while applying for a police job, but he will not face criminal charges.
Some of the falsehoods made by Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony were too long ago to prosecute, according to a Florida Department of Law Enforcement report released Monday.
FORT LAUDEDALE, Fla. (AP) — Deputies in South Florida exchanged gunfire with a suspect who they witnessed firing a gun.
The shooter in Fort Lauderdale escaped in a car Saturday night, but a passenger in the car was dropped off at a hospital with a gunshot wound, the Broward County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A suspect was arrested and hospitalized Wednesday morning following an officer-involved shooting on a busy road in South Florida, police said.
The Palm Beach Gardens Police Department said the shooting occurred on PGA Boulevard east of Interstate 95, but the agency gave few other details in a short news release.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A police officer who was detained while threatening to jump off a highway overpass in Orlando had been threatening to run his vehicle into a hospital or military base so that authorities would be forced to kill him, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Police officers responding to a call about vehicle thefts on Sunday morning fatally shot one of the supects, officials said.
Coral Gables police officers arriving at the scene observed two people breaking into a U-Haul pickup truck.
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Deputies in north Florida fatally shot a man after he refused to drop his weapon during a confrontation, officials said.
Three Marion County Sheriff's deputies responding to a call about shots being fired on Monday night found a dead man in a driveway.
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida teenager died in police custody on Monday after he was arrested for a carjacking and leading police officers on a chase, authorities said.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said it was launching an investigation following the death of the 16-year-old boy, whose name was being withheld until his family was notified.
LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Florida police officers shot a man they said was wandering on his ex-girlfriend's property with a rifle on Saturday.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies fatally shot a man who pulled a gun from his waistband and shot at a deputy as he was being questioned near Pensacola, officials said.
The deputy was struck in the leg and taken to a hospital for treatment on Tuesday night, Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons said during a news conference.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The FBI and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement have joined a search that spans three counties for a missing college student who disappeared a week ago. Miya Marcano vanished on the same day a maintenance man improperly used a master key to enter her apartment, authorities said.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida filed suit against President Joe Biden's administration Tuesday claiming his immigration policy is illegal, and Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an order barring state agencies from assisting with the relocation of undocumented immigrants arriving in the state.
CLERMONT, Fla. (AP) — A former police officer has been arrested on felony charges, accused of stealing nearly $50,000 from a police union while he was its president, officials said.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said in an email that former Clermont officer Jeremy Kevitt obtained an ATM card in 2014 and used it to spend money from the Clermont Police Officers Union bank accounts without approval.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Department of Corrections trainee was killed in an accidental shooting, officials say.
The department released a statement Saturday identifying the trainee as Whitney Cloud, who had been with the agency since June.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — An undercover officer was shot during a drug sting Tuesday while chasing a car full of suspects, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
FLDE agents from Tampa and Orlando were following several suspects in a car outside a Kissimmee condominium building Tuesday when the suspects started shooting at the agents.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida-based group of Romanian nationals stole $740,000 from hundreds of churches by taking donation checks from their mailboxes and cashing them, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Wednesday.
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police officers fatally shot a man while responding to a domestic disturbance call at a South Florida apartment complex, investigators said.
Boynton Beach police officers responded shortly after 10 p...
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida detectives have cleared Palm Beach County prosecutors and sheriff's officials of criminal wrongdoing in connection with their handling of wealthy and prominent sex offender Jeffrey Epstein more than a decade ago, reports released Monday show...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities on Wednesday closed a criminal investigation into fund-raising efforts by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to pay off the outstanding fines of thousands of the state's felons seeking to reclaim their voting rights, finding no violations of election law...