Driver dies after vehicle plunges into pond

A driver died early Monday after his vehicle plunged into a pond in Orange County. Joseph Brodecky, 92, of Winter Park had been at the wheel of a 2008 Buick sedan traveling southbound on Ferncreek Avenue when he left the road and entered a pond near Waterwich Drive for unknown reasons, according to a Florida […]

74-year-old bicyclist killed in accident in Pasco County

A 74-year-old bicyclist was killed in an accident Wednesday afternoon in Pasco County. Michael Beardi, 74, of New Port Richey was on a bicycle without a helmet at the southeast corner of the intersection of DeCubellis Road and Ridge Road, attempting to cross westbound to the southwest corner of the intersection via a marked pedestrian crosswalk […]

School bus driver ticketed in collision in Alachua County

A school bus driver was ticketed after colliding with another vehicle Wednesday afternoon in Alachua County. Donovan Lamart White, 28, of Gainesville was driving an Alachua County school bus northbound at the 387 exit ramp from Interstate 75 and entered the right turn lane to travel eastbound on West Newberry Road. Catherine Grace Boon, 46, […]

Father-son duo claims $1 million Florida Lottery prize

A 55-year-old Sarasota man and his son have claimed a $1 million Florida Lottery prize. Peter Del Pizzo Jr. chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $792,000. He purchased his winning ticket from Publix in North Venice. Del Pizzo said he and his son bought the Scratch-Off ticket together on a […]

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio to serve on Appropriations Committee, Special Committee on Aging

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio on Tuesday announced his five committee assignments for the 115th Congress. Rubio will serve on two new committees: the Committee on Appropriations and the Special Committee on Aging. For the fourth consecutive Congress, Rubio will serve on the Committee on Foreign Relations, the Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Committee on […]

Pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle in Pasco County

A pedestrian was killed early Monday after being hit by a vehicle in Pasco County. Larry Caswell, 54, of Port Richey was driving a 2015 Chevy pickup truck southbound in the center lane of U.S. 19 approaching Ridge Road under a green traffic signal, while 47-year-old Rhonda-Ann P. Grzyb was walking across U.S. 19, north of […]

Senate committee to consider legalization of open carry in Florida

The Senate Judiciary Committee will be considering a measure which which would provide for the the expansion of gun owners’ rights and legalize open carry in Florida.  If passed, the bill would allow Florida’s 1.7 million concealed carry permit holders to openly carry their firearms. The legislation would also eliminate gun-free zones in places like […]