Melbourne, Fla. A shark bit a woman on Wednesday while swimming off the beach in Melbourne. According to Brevard County Fire Rescue, the 42-year-old New Jersey woman was bitten in waist-deep water about a quarter-mile from a lifeguard tower near 2999 S. Highway A1A. The incident happened at about 3:30 p.m. The...
http://www.thefloridanewsjournal.com/Cape Canaveral, Fla. - In a sudden storm associated with a tropical weather pressure system crossing Central Florida, NASA says the Shuttle Atlantis launch pad was hit by lightning today, with the shuttle already out on the pad. Engineers are checking over the shuttle looking for any damage.  The launch pad...
Redistricting is sure to bring out the least desirable personalities of lawmakers in their effort to redraw political districts that will affect state and federal representatives’ ability to stay in office and be reelected as their voting constituents will change.  In most cases, with the recent Florida constitutional amendments...
The verdict is in, NOT GUILTY In the 36-day murder trial of Casey Anthony costing the state over $1 million dollars, the jury returned the verdicts of: First Degree Murder: Not Guilty Manslaughter: Not Guilty Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child: Not Guilty Aggravated Child Abuse: Not Guilty Giving False Information to a Law Enforcement Officer:...
Orlando, Fla. Orange County Sheriff deputies arrested a man accused of robbing multiple places while dressed as Batman. Juan Nieves Morales, 26, was arrested on Monday and faces at least three burglary charges. He is believed to be linked to at least eight robberies in the east Orange County area. The...
Orlando, Fla. - City leaders are gathering up big names to headline at the fall music festival to be held at the Citrus Bowl Nov 12th and 13th.  Kid Rock, the Killers and Bob Seger are among the acts slated to appear as headliners.  The city is calling out to...
Orlando, FL Supporters of medical marijuana have surpassed the 683,149 signatures needed to put the initiative onto the ballot at the upcoming November elections. Under the guidelines of the proposed state constitutional amendment, licensed doctors can prescribe marijuana to patients suffering chronic ailments and conditions such as HIV, cancer, glaucoma, PTSD...
Orlando, Fla. Orange County Sheriff deputies are investigating a dramatic carjacking that took place at a gas station early Thursday morning. Investigators say that the victims had picked up a woman and took her to a Circle K gas station on Bonneville Driver near State Road 40. As the couple was pumping...
St Petersburg, Fla. Three teenager girls were found dead inside a stolen car that was driven into a pond early Thursday. According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s office, the driver of the vehicle missed a sharp turn near a cemetery in St. Petersburg. The vehicle had been driving without headlights after...
  Miami, Fla. - Manager Ozzie Guillen of the Miami Marlins has been suspended for five games effective immediately after he told Time Magazine last week that he loves Fidel Castro, the Cuban dictator, and respects him for staying in power for as long as he did. An immediate firestorm erupted over...