Palm Bay motorcyclist killed in accident

A 25-year-old Palm Bay motorcyclist was killed in an accident at 6:40 p.m. Monday in Brevard County. The motorcyclist has been identified as Nicholas Spiva, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. His motorcycle was southbound on Dairy Road. The traffic light turned yellow and 83-year-old Michaeleen Blair of Melbourne driving a 2006 Hyundai attempted to make […]

Truck hauling items to Wal-Mart overturns on I-75

The driver of this tractor trailer truck was seriously injured in the accident on Interstate 75.

The driver of a tractor-trailer truck hauling items to a Wal-Mart was seriously injured Tuesday morning when he lost control of the vehicle on Interstate 75 in Hernando County. Mark R. Traudt, 50, of Spring Hill,  at 4:20 a.m. was traveling southbound on Interstate 75 at milepost 294 in the outside lane when he lost […]

Georgia man arrested by FHP after displaying handgun

A Georgia man was arrested Sunday afternoon by the Florida Highway Patrol after he allegedly displayed a handgun on U.S. 90 in Lake City. Alfred Jackson Poole, 61, of Moultrie, Ga. is facing charges of improper display of a firearm and possession of a concealed firearm, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol. […]

Ruskin man killed in accident in Hillsborough County

A Ruskin, Fla. man was killed Sunday night in a crash which occurred at 7:04 p.m. on U.S. Hwy. 41 Hillsborough County, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol. James Michael Hartman, 32, died at Tampa General Hospital following the accident. His vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree, the report indicated. […]

Six-figure state pensions on the rise in Florida

Guaranteed pensions — all but extinct in the private sector — are alive and well for government workers. Many receive payouts most hard-working Floridians can only dream about. According to state records, 1,223 retirees vested in the Florida Retirement System, the state’s largest public pension program, will receive six-figure pensions this year — a 25 […]

Florida Democrats look to rebuild after election day rout

After getting thrashed at the ballot box in Tuesday’s election, Florida Democrats are looking to rebuild for 2016 when there will be a presidential race and a U.S. Senate race. Despite former Gov. Charlie Crist going down to defeat, none of her party’s other Florida Cabinet candidates even coming close to beating Republicans and losing […]

Wisconsin-based Culver’s to build first restaurant in Central Florida

Wisconsin-based restaurant chain Culver’s will soon have its first Central Florida location. The down-home restaurant famous for the Butter Burger will be located in Clermont at the corner of Johns Lake Road and U.S. 27. Local businessman Mike Ladisa just purchased 1.29 acres for $830,000 to build his franchise location of the brand. The location […]