Axiom Space, First Private Mission To International Space Station Set To Launch FridayIn a historic first, a crew of four civilians are set to launch to the International Space Station this week as part of an inaugural mission for the commercial spaceflight company Axiom Space.
Two Men Indicted For Possessing And Selling Fraudulent Identification DocumentsUnited States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces the unsealing of indictments charging Daniel Aguilar-Roblero (40, Fort Myers) and Cornelio Perez Gonzalez Arellano (29, Fort Myers) with possessing counterfeit immigration documents and transferring false identification documents.
Polish Tennis Star Iga Swiatek Defeats Naomi Osaka To Win Miami OpenPolish tennis star Iga Swiatek cemented her claim to the world No. 1 ranking Saturday with a straight sets win over Naomi Osaka in the Miami Open.
Friends And Teammates Of Teen Killed In Florida Theme Park Ride Honor Him In VigilHe was a gentle giant who always supported others. A teammate often turned mentor. A kind and funny friend, always soft-spoken.
Detectives Investigate Drowning After Boat CapsizedDetectives are investigating a drowning after a boat capsized in the Seminole Lake on March 18. 
Florida Man Known As “The Monkey Whisperer” Pleads Guilty To Trafficking Protected PrimatesUnited States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Jimmy Wayne Hammonds, also known as “the Monkey Whisperer” (57, Parrish), today pleaded guilty to having violated the Endangered Species Act and Lacy Act in connection with a conspiracy to sell a protected primate to a celebrity client in California. Hammonds faces a maximum penalty of eight years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
Florida Man Sentenced For Making Death Threats To United States Magistrate JudgeA St. Lucie County man who made death threats to a U.S. Magistrate Judge in the Southern District of Florida was sentenced today in Tampa, Florida to five years’ imprisonment.
Man Has Been Sentenced To 16 Years For Attempting To Provide Material Support To ISISA federal district judge in Miami has sentenced Jonathan Guerra Blanco, a/k/a “Abu Zahra Al-Andalusi,” a Cuban-born naturalized United States citizen, to 16 years’ imprisonment and a lifetime of supervised release for attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization. 
Eckerd College Student Arrested For Making ThreatsA student at Eckerd College has been arrested for making a threatening statement through voicemail and texts to a person off-campus. 
Man Arrested For Armed Sexually Battery And Attempted Murder Deputies were dispatched to a private residence in seminole for an armed person at a party on Sunday January 30 around 3:00 in the morning. The initial complaint noted one person was shot and the suspect fled the scene.   
Former Pharmacy Executive Pleads Guilty To $88 Million Health Care Fraud Conspiracy Targeting Military Health Care ProgramsA Palm Beach County, Florida man has pleaded guilty to his role in a multi-million-dollar conspiracy to defraud Tricare and CHAMPVA through a South Florida compounding pharmacy fraud scheme.
Nurse Sentenced For Tampering With Intensive Care Unit Patient’s MedicationU.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan has sentenced Jerome Clampitt II to six months in federal prison, followed by six months of home detention for tampering with a consumer product, specifically, injectable fentanyl. 
Puppies Making Their Debut At The Puppy Bowl XVIIIThree local puppies will make their national television debut next month when they take the field for Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XVIII. Rescue dogs Maisie, Billie and Jenna are with local animal rescue group Compassion Kind of St. Petersburg. Billie will star in the starting lineup. Masie will come in off the bench. Both dogs will play for Team Ruff. Featured as a cheerleader for Team Fluff is sweet pup Jenna.
Woman Found Deceased Inside Lake Magdalene HomeThe body of a female victim was located at a home in the Lake Magdalene area on Monday night. The body of the male suspect involved in her death was later located inside the residence.
Suspect Wanted On Murder Charges In Connection To ShootingThe Sarasota Police Department continues to investigate a shooting that happened just after midnight in the 1900 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Sarasota, on Thursday, January 6, 2022.