Florida

Firefighters officially end search in Florida condo collapse

MIAMI (AP) — Firefighters officially ended their search for bodies in the debris of the collapsed Surfside condo building on Friday, even as police and forensic specialists continue working to identify human remains. Miami-Dade Assistant Fire Chief Raide Jadallah told…

Gulf Islands superintendent Dan Brown to retire

After more than 43 years of public service, Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown will retire on January 2, 2021. Brown has been Gulf Islands’ superintendent since 2010, arriving just as the Deepwater Horizon oil washed ashore. Steve McCoy,…

SEC Fines Florida Coach Dan Mullen $25,000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) – The Southeastern Conference has fined Florida football coach Dan Mullen $25,000 for his role in a benches-clearing brawl against Missouri. The league also issued half-game suspensions for Missouri linebacker Chad Bailey, offensive lineman Dylan Spencer and defensive lineman Markell Utsey. Each of them will sit out the first half of Missouri’s […]

LSU-Florida game postponed due to COVID-19

Certainly not the only game COVID-19 messed up today as Saturday’s SEC showdown between LSU and Florida has been postponed. The Gators had a massive outbreak this week, having 21 players test positive as well as two assistant coaches which…

Waste Management suspends recycling collections in Jackson County

Waste Management is suspending service for recycling temporarily because of damage to its facility in Florida. In addition, garbage service is a day behind this week because of Hurricane Sally. Because service was suspended Tuesday, service is a day behind…

Biloxi man dies in multiple-vehicle wreck in Florida

A 34-year-old Biloxi man died Sunday night in a three-vehicle wreck on Highway 98 on Okaloosa Island, Florida Highway Patrol said in a press release. The collision happened about 7:30 p.m. Sunday just past the Destin bridge, FHP said. The…

Port of Gulfport executive director resigns

Jonathan Daniels, the executive director and CEO of the Port of Gulfport, has resigned his position in Mississippi to take a similar position in Florida. The resignation, accepted by the Mississippi State Port Authority Board of Commissioners, is effective June…

Wildfire burning in Florida panhandle

A wind whipped wildfire continues to burn today in the Florida panhandle. The so-called five mile swamp fire has burned a handful of structures and forced hundreds of residents from their homes. It also prompted emergency officials to close a…