Over the last five years, a Polk County woman pocketed over $768,000 from a Winter Haven church, and used the money during trips to theme parks, for Amazon purchases and a Match.com account, the sheriff announced.
The news came minutes after Florida reported nearly 9,000 new coronavirus cases, a new record for daily increases. Officials have said the number of cases is surging among young adults, which could endanger those who are most vulnerable to the virus.
A lone manatee was seen slowly moving about a Florida beach, but those enjoying the same waters didn't seem to notice.
The theme parks are set to begin reopening July 11.
President Kent Fuchs outlined a plan that will address racism inequity on campus.
A mama bear and two cubs were seen playing in the front yard of a Sebring neighborhood on Wednesday. Stacy Ann Shoop captured video of the trio from her son’s bedroom window around 10 a.m. in the Harder Hall subdivision.
Bars were allowed to reopen on June 5 after Florida closed nonessential businesses in April amid the coronavirus pandemic.
'Change doesn't come until the people unaffected are just as upset as the people who are.'
The Polk County Sheriff's Office announced Monday the arrest of 16 men who allegedly possessed and distributed child pornography.
The changes in the virus are within the spike proteins, which are what allows the virus to bind and infect human cells. The mutation, called D614G, stabilizes the spike protein, making it less likely to fall apart. That's why it's more infectious.
Two missing female George Floyd protesters from Florida were found dead by police who have charged a 49-year-old man with killing them.
Four years ago on June 12, 2016, 49 people were killed and 58 were wounded when a gunman entered Pulse, an LGBTQ nighclub in Orlando, Fla. and opened fire.
After an hour of labor, another cownose ray stingray was born inside The Florida Aquarium in Tampa.
Crews are offloading approximately 23,000 pounds of cocaine and 6,900 pounds of marijuana in Port Everglades, Florida.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers helped bring a baby girl into the world on the streets of downtown Tampa Friday.
A St. Petersburg couple is behind bars, accused of abusing a 6-year-old boy in their home for several years.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd didn't mince words at Monday's news conference when it came to looters.
A federal judge has granted Big Cat Rescue's CEO Carole Baskin control of the G.W. Zoo, formerly owned by the "Tiger King."
Arrest reports show that the two Florida women were arrested on Friday after tossing paint onto the front door of Derek Chauvin's Windermere home.
Late Friday night, a small group of protesters remained in front of the Orlando-area home owned by Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd before his death.