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New church in Viera will fit St. John parishoners
20 Jan 2018 at 9:10pm
Indian-born Rev. John Britto will become pastor of St. John the Evangelist soon         

Divers stabilizing Melbourne Causeway underwater pipe exposed by Hurricane Ir...
20 Jan 2018 at 9:23pm
About 260 feet of undermined, stressed pipe — nearly a football field’s worth — were left in "an imminent failure condition” after Hurricane Irma.         

Women's march unites men, women, all ages in Melbourne
20 Jan 2018 at 6:49pm
Hundreds marched across the Eau Gallie Causeway Saturday         

Brevardians participate in the Women's March 2018
20 Jan 2018 at 6:32pm
Area residents participate in Brevard Women's March along the Eau Gallie Causeway in Melbourne. Video by Craig Bailey. Posted Jan 20, 2018.         

Photos: Brevard Women's March 2018
20 Jan 2018 at 4:24pm

Download Florida Today's iPhone, Android apps
22 Dec 2017 at 9:38am
FLORIDA TODAY has iPhone and Android smartphone apps! Search 'Florida Today' in the Google Play store or the Apple App Store today! Video by Jeff Meesey and Jennifer Sangalang         

Burglar crew hits Titusville cell phone shop, other stores
20 Jan 2018 at 3:56pm
Police released surveillance video         

Brevard GOP lands big names for its big event
20 Jan 2018 at 2:03pm
Brevard GOP lands governor, chief financial officer candidates as speakers for its Lincoln-Reagan Dinner         

Man charged with stabbing mother, stepfather in Titusville area
20 Jan 2018 at 2:17pm
Heavy law enforcement activity was reported several areas in Titusville Saturday morning.         

Video: Law enforcement activity at Titusville mobile home park
20 Jan 2018 at 8:17am
Heavy police activity was reported in Titusville early Saturday.         

News - Orlando Sentinel
Seminole school board member hasn't been to meeting for 10 months
20 Jan 2018 at 4:00am

Jeffrey Bauer, a Seminole County School Board member paid $41,040 a year, has not attended a meeting in 10 months nor taken part in any school board business since February of last year.

Bauer, ele...

Body cameras for police are now the norm ... except for a few Central Florida...
19 Jan 2018 at 2:20pm
Columnist Scott Maxwell completes his latest inventory and finds that most area law enforcement agencies now use body camera, with a few notable exceptions.

Family of victim in Osceola County murder-for-hire plot: 'Justice will be ser...
19 Jan 2018 at 3:40pm

Family members of a woman killed in a botched Osceola County murder-for-hire plot appealed to authorities Friday so that the ?appropriate penalties and sentences be given to those responsible.?


Man killed in deputy-involved shooting in Polk County, officials say
20 Jan 2018 at 5:55pm

Deputies with the Polk County sheriff?s office shot and killed a domestic violence suspect who fired at them with an AR-15 rifle, authorities said Saturday.

?The message is abundantly clear,? Sheri...

Yoshimar Yotún looks forward to new-look Orlando City midfield
20 Jan 2018 at 3:49pm

LOS ANGELES ? Yoshimar Yotún will join Orlando City a day later than most of his teammates after flying across the country for MLS Media.

While most of his teammates undergo physical exams Sunday a...

U.S. Navy veteran gets help from volunteers
20 Jan 2018 at 10:50am

After gingerly walking out onto the front porch of his St. Cloud home, 93-year-old Albert Sturzenegger stood leaning on his blue walker, amazed.

About a dozen volunteers scurried about, working to ...

A weekend of finger-pointing as Democrats, GOP try to dodge blame for shutdown
20 Jan 2018 at 6:06pm

Hours after shuttering much of the federal government, feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress spent Saturday dodging blame for a paralyzing standoff over immigration and showed few signs of ...

GOP congressman ordered to repay taxpayer funds used to settle misconduct claim
20 Jan 2018 at 6:23pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan called for an Ethics Committee investigation Saturday after the New York Times reported that U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan used taxpayer money to settle a complaint that stemmed ...

Florida offshore oil drilling may be back on table
19 Jan 2018 at 2:45pm

TALLAHASSEE ? Florida is still under consideration for offshore oil drilling, a top Interior Department official said Friday, contradicting an announcement last week from Interior Secretary Ryan Zi...

Hundreds gather in Palm Beach County to protest, support President Trump
20 Jan 2018 at 10:55am

Hundreds of people gathered in Palm Beach County Saturday, some to protest President Trump and others to support him on the anniversary of his inauguration.

Across the globe, people hit the streets...

Florida News
Florida braces for impact of federal government shutdown
20 Jan 2018 at 3:23pm

The world won't end if Washington can't find a way to pass a funding bill before this weekend. That's the truth about a government "shutdown": the government doesn't shut down.

Constitution Revision Commission Committee Passes Marsy's Law for Florida
20 Jan 2018 at 10:59am

The Florida Constitution Revision Commission Declaration of Rights Committee today voted in favor of a proposal to create a Crime Victims' Bill of Rights in the state constitution, known as Marsy's...

Shutdown: Some Senate Dems from Trump states vote with GOP; Florida's Bill...
20 Jan 2018 at 6:22am

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio supported a short-term spending measure to avert a federal government shutdown; Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson was opposed. Five Democratic senators from states that Presid...

Attacks on science education intensify - push back, Florida
20 Jan 2018 at 1:47am

Science education in Florida's public schools is facing an unprecedented assault that started last year and has the high potential to escalate this year. Evolution and climate change are the target...

9 Tiny Florida Cottages to Rent for a Warm Winter Escape
19 Jan 2018 at 9:21pm

Rates starting from $72 per night; Book it! You might have to hop in the car to get to the beach from this cottage, but the sweet space makes up for it with plenty of other perks, especially for th...

New York Jet Robby Anderson arrested by Florida police, accused of threatenin...
19 Jan 2018 at 4:46pm

Anderson was arrested at 2:15 a.m. on suspicion of making threats against a public servant and/or a family member; resisting/obstructing an officer without violence; fleeing or eluding law enforcem...

Officer shot during robbery outside his home
19 Jan 2018 at 2:27pm

Two men have been arrested in connection with the robbery and shooting of a veteran police lieutenant in Florida outside his home. One of the suspects, Kionne Bell, 22, has been charged with attemp...

Killing of small-town online exhibitionist shocks community
19 Jan 2018 at 9:46am

Kathleen Dawn West described herself as a full-time wife and mom on Facebook but lived another life on other social media platforms, calling herself an exhibitionist and posting risque photos with ...

Florida attorney general tells opioid makers: Admit what you did and pay up
19 Jan 2018 at 7:24am

But it wasn't until Thursday, after the crackdowns helped worsen an opioid crisis that now kills at least 15 Floridians a day, that she outlined possible legal action against the drug companies tha...

Four FSU fraternity members plead not guilty in Coffey's death
19 Jan 2018 at 2:39am

Leon County Court records show that four Florida State University fraternity members all waived their arraignments and entered a not guilty plea in a written statement. The four Pi Kappa Phi member...