FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS HAVE ENDED THEIR SEARCH FOR THE VOYAGE DATA RECORDER OF THE EL FARO
The National Transportation Safety Board’s chairman says investigators remain hopeful that they still will be able to determine what happened to the cargo ship before it sank in the Atlantic during a hurricane.
LAWYER: FLORIDA KEYS BACKPACK BOMB SUSPECT MAY BE MENTALLY INCOMPETENT TO STAND TRIAL
Lawyer Richard Della Fera says in court papers that Harlem Suarez’s mental problems prevent him from understanding court proceedings and assisting in his defense against charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and of a terrorism support charge.
BLUE LAWS STRUCK DOWN IN LAKELAND; CITY COMMISSION CHANGES SUNDAY ALCOHOL SALES LAWS
City commissioners unanimously approved a change in the city’s alcohol law Monday, immediately ending a so-called “blue law” — an ordinance with roots in religious morality.
FREE OUTDOOR REC CENTER OPENS FOR WOUNDED FLORIDA VETS TO HUNT, FISH, CANOE
“Operation Outdoor Freedom” offers vets recreational experiences such as hunting, fishing and canoeing at no cost. More than 1,400 veterans have participated so far.
SMALL SINKHOLE NEAR HOSPITAL ENTRANCE LEADS TO REROUTED TRAFFIC, BUT NO INJURIES
The hole in a grassy area near University of Florida Shands Hospital did not result in any injuries or affect patient care, but commuters were rerouted away from the nearest intersection.