A Jacksonville jury ruled that convicted child killer, rapist Donald Smith should received the death penalty for killing 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle in June 2013, after abducting her from a Walmart. A judge will now decide his fate after the jury’s Thursday decision.
Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said Thursday the school resource officer stationed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas was suspended without pay after he learned the deputy never went into the building when the shooting began.
A wildfire that broke out on the Cuban side of Guantánamo Bay jumped the fence line Thursday, threatening U.S. Navy base buildings and forcing evacuations of six neighborhoods, including one where prison guards live.
Aid group Oxfam Great Britain will be suspended from operating in Haiti for the next two months pending an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by its employees, a government official said Thursday.
Jimmy Kimmel called out conspiracy theorists attacking the credibility of a group of Florida teenagers who, overnight, have become some of the most vocal advocates for gun control, after a lone gunman killed 17 people at their high school.
Scott Beigel, a geography teacher and cross-country coach at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, died a hero when he ushered students to safety inside his classroom after former student Nikolas Cruz killed 17 with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle.
A Miami Beach mansion that former Florida Marlin Pudge — a.k.a. Ivan Rodriguez — bought in 2001 for a “mere” $5 million then sold for $8 million five years later is back on the market. Price tag: $22.5 million!
Palm Beach County eye doctor Salomon Melgen got sentenced to 17 years in federal prison on 67 counts of healthcare fraud and healthcare fraud related charges. Melgen fraudulently attempted to bill Medicare over $73 million, mostly for treating falsely diagnosed age related macular degeneration.
His galleries still swell and follow Tiger Woods in a pilgrimage, as they did Thursday at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens on Thursday. But curious people watch to see if the underdog will ever be Tiger again.
In an era in which the public is polarized on nearly all political issues, a group of Miami-Dade high school students have conceived and produced a play that focuses on how the media portrays social injustices.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission filed a complaint against Britax to force the recall of 493,000 BOB jogging strollers over a front wheel detachment problem. Britax says the strollers are fine.
TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards named Clearwater Beach the best in the United States, with seven other Florida beaches making the Top 25. But only one Florida beach made the world rankings — and Cuba’s Varadero Beach beat it.
Despite their iconic connection to Florida, wild flamingos have long been considered escapees from Hialeah racetrack or other domestic flocks, or wayward vagrants from Caribbean populations. But a new study concludes early ornithologists were mistaken.
Puerto Rico's governor says experts at George Washington University will lead an in-depth review to determine the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria amid accusations that the U.S. territory has undercounted the toll.
Former Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria must turn over more financial documents to Miami and Miami-Dade County to justify his claim of a loss in a 2009 profit-sharing deal tied to public financing of Marlins Park, a judge ruled Thursday in Circuit Court. Loria sold the team to Derek Jeter and partners for $1.2 billion last year.
In response to the mass shooting in Parkland, the changes are the most sweeping gun control proposals to be considered in Florida since the GOP won control of the Legislature 22 years ago, but Democrats say they don’t go far enough.
The Miami-Dade County Commission votes unanimously to urge Congress to either renew the assault-weapons ban or impose age limits and mental-health restrictions on people buying them. Other ideas: arming teachers and changing Florida law to allow local gun regulations.