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Miami commissioners vote to investigate police chief

MIAMI (AP) — City of Miami commissioners held a special meeting in which they attacked the chief of police less than six months into his post, and voted to further investigate him and his appointment. Police chief Art Acevedo had been criticized after firing two high-level police officials ...

Troopers: Woman on bicycle killed by racing motorcycle

ORLANDO (AP) — A Florida woman was fatally injured when a racing motorcycle hit her bicycle, officials said. The crash occurred Sunday afternoon near Orlando, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. A Suzuki motorcycle and a white BMW were racing along a major thoroughfare, witnesses ...

Deputy shot in north Florida traffic stop dies

JACKSONVILLE (AP) — A north Florida sheriff's deputy who was recently shot twice during a traffic stop died Sunday afternoon. Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper said via Twitter that Deputy Joshua Moyers, 29, died at a Jacksonville hospital. "Please keep Josh's family and fiance in your ...

Friends, family flock to Long Island to mourn Gabby Petito

By ARIJETA LAJKA Associated Press HOLBROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Lines of mourners paid their respects Sunday for Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old whose death on a cross-country trip has sparked a manhunt for her boyfriend. Among those who congregated in Holbrook, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) east ...

Sheriff: Florida woman threw firebombs at Buddhist temple

PALM BEACH GARDENS (AP) — A Florida woman is accused of firebombing a Buddhist temple, sheriff's officials said. Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies arrested Mei Cheung, 46, on Sunday after they were called to St. Dak Buddhist Temple near Palm Beach Gardens, officials said in a news ...

Satellite maker Terran Orbital building facility in Florida

TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Satellite manufacturer Terran Orbital announced Monday that it will build a $300 million facility on Florida's Space Coast that will bring more than 2,000 jobs to the area. The 660,000 square-foot facility will be able to produce more than 1,000 satellites a year and 1 ...

21-year-old Florida woman found dead on South Carolina trip

By MEG KINNARD Associated Press Authorities in South Carolina continued their investigation Monday into the death of Sheridan Wahl, a 21-year Florida college student whose body was found 10 miles (16 kilometers) from her torched car. According to the Florence County Sheriff's Office, Wahl's ...

Florida man accused of killing girlfriend, attacking deputy

BARTOW (AP) — A Florida man was charged with first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend after he confessed to his mother and she called police, sheriff's officials said Monday. Jason Robinson was arrested Saturday night after a struggle in which he removed a Polk County Sheriff's ...

1 arrested in banquet hall shooting that killed 3 near Miami

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that killed three people and injured 20 others outside a banquet hall in May. Davonta Barnes, 22, of Miami Gardens, was arrested late Thursday. He is charged with three counts of first-degree murder and 20 ...

North Florida sheriff’s deputy shot during traffic stop

CALLAHAN, Fla. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy was in critical condition early Friday following a shooting during a traffic stop in north Florida, officials said. The shooting happened shortly after 2:30 a.m. Friday in Callahan, which is northwest of Jacksonville on Florida's Atlantic Coast, the ...