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Fla. Man Escapes Hungry Bears Eating His Garbage

Posted: 10/03/2009 - HEATHROW, Fla. (AP) - An Orlando-area man who thought he heard raccoons rummaging through garbage in his gated community instead came upon a family of black bears.

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US Sugar, shareholders agree on deal

Posted: 10/02/2009 - U.S. Sugar Corp. and employee shareholders have agreed on a settlement to a lawsuit filed last year against the company.

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Contraband in state prison

Posted: 10/02/2009 - On the evening of Friday, October 02, 2009, investigators with the Florida Department of Corrections Office of the Inspector General, Florida Highway Patrol Contraband Interdiction Unit, investigators with the Chipley Police Department and investigators with the Jackson County Drug Task conducted an undercover investigation into the introduction of contraband into a state prison.

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Jury Announces Verdict in Marianna Quadruple Murder Case

Updated: 10/03/2009 - It took a Jackson County jury just over two hours to find Wesley Williams guilty on four counts of murder and three counts of aggravated child abuse in the Marianna quad murders trial on Friday.

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Chicago Not Selected for 2016 Olympics

Updated: 10/02/2009 - COPENHAGEN (AP) - The race for the 2016 Olympics has came down to just Rio de Janeiro and Madrid, with the International Olympic Committee eliminating Chicago in a stunning first round of voting.

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Bat house returns at UF after collapse

Posted: 10/02/2009 - A bat house that held some 200,000 bats before it collapsed at the University of Florida is back and bigger than ever.

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Divers find rare corals off Palm Beach

Posted: 10/01/2009 - Divers exploring the ocean off Palm Beach say they've discovered an exciting find - a previously unknown field of threatened staghorn corals about a mile offshore.

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Marianna Quad Murders Trial: Day 8

Updated: 09/30/2009 - The Defense wrapped up its case today in the Marianna Quad Murders, presenting final witnesses and 3-possible theories for the murders of 19-year-old Danielle Baker and her three sons.

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Do you know this man wanted in a home invasion

Updated: 09/30/2009 - The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is releasing a composite sketch of one of two suspects in a home invasion robbery on Okaloosa Island on the morning of September 30th.

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Casey Anthony seeks to have murder charge dropped

Posted: 09/30/2009 - Attorneys for a Florida woman charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter want to prevent prosecutors from seeking the death penalty and are asking that charges against her be dropped.

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Jessica Lunsford's killer dies of natural causes

Posted: 09/30/2009 - TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida prison officials say the man who kidnapped, raped and buried alive 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford has died of natural causes.

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Bo Diddley headed for Fla. Hall of Fame

Posted: 09/30/2009 - TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Rock 'n' roll pioneer Bo Diddley and painter Christopher Still have been selected for induction into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame.

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Alonzo Mourning act among new Florida laws

Posted: 09/30/2009 - An act expanding insurance coverage for kidney transplants that's named for retired Miami Heat basketball star Alonzo Mourning is among 28 new laws going into effect.

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The State Rests In Quad Murder Trial

Updated: 09/29/2009 - Prosecutors called their last four witnesses on Tuesday in the Wesley Williams. Marianna quad murders trial.

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Teenager sentenced to life for slaying

Posted: 09/29/2009 - PALATKA, Fla. (AP) - A Putnam County teenager has been sentenced to a mandatory life prison term for the slaying of a 66-year-old man last year so she could run away with her boyfriend.

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Report: Brawl breaks out at Bethune-Cookman

Posted: 09/29/2009 - DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Three people have been hospitalized after a brawl broke out on the campus of Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach.

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Fla. Gov. Crist's new campaign tool: Mrs. Crist

Posted: 09/29/2009 - TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Charlie Crist, a veteran of four previous statewide races, is using a new tool in his Senate campaign - a wife to help him raise money.

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Former Panhandle sheriff reports to prison

Posted: 09/29/2009 - FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The former head of Florida's Sheriffs' Association has begun a three-year federal prison sentence at a Forrest City, Ark., prison camp.

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