A McDonald's general manager and her husband, who were known as the couple others leaned on, died in a crash while on vacation with their two young daughters in Florida on Sunday.
The children, who are recovering from serious injuries at a local hospital, don't yet know that their parents are dead.
The Orlando Sentinel reported on Monday that the couple, Sarah Moyers, 39, and her husband, Greg, 40, had saved for months so they could afford their Disney World, Universal Studios vacation away from Leadwood, a small town in Missouri where they have lived for more than 20 years. more >>
Staunch Christian and Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, who proudly declared in June that his identity as a Christian comes before his politics, confessed Sunday that he once walked away from the faith to which he clings so dearly now.
He also revealed that he prays with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Speaking at the First Baptist Jacksonville megachurch in Florida at the 10:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Pence, who said he grew up in a family that was in church every Sunday, confessed he had walked away from his faith when he started college. more >>
The senior pastor of a Florida Methodist church who is also a married father of two, was among 22 men arrested in a child sex sting on Wednesday, after he allegedly traveled to a designated location with plans to have sex with a 14-year-old boy.
The Pensacola Police Department said in a statement on Wednesday that David Donald Hoppenjan, 52, who had served as senior pastor at the First United Methodist Church of Pace since last year, traveled to two locations in an effort to have sex with who he thought was a 14-year-old boy.
In the undercover child sex sting billed "Operation Undertow" which took place over five days from Sept. 7–11, Pensacola Police targeted adults who traveled to designated locations in Pensacola to have sex with children. more >>
Tropical Storm Julia, bringing the threat of flash flooding and anywhere between three to six inches of rain to the northeast coast of Florida and southeast Georgia, became the first tropical storm to form over land in Florida since records have been kept, reports on Wednesday said.
CBS Miami reported that the National Weather Service has no previous records of such an occurrence over land in Florida, while the National Hurricane Center warned that an isolate tornado could hit coastal Georgia and southern South Carolina.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio is facing attacks from a major pro-choice group over his stance opposing abortion for women who have been infected with the Zika virus.
Politico reported that NARAL Pro-Choice America has launched a $175,000 TV ad in Orlando and West Palm Beach targeting the incumbent Senator this week, accusing him of "putting his agenda ahead of the health and safety of women and families." more >>
Eric Cheeley, a devout Pentecostal Christian who sued the city of Miami for religious discrimination after he was fired from the capital improvements department for anointing the office with oily crosses because he wanted to "just bless the department" had his claim denied by a federal judge last month.
According to the Miami New Times, two years ago Cheeley arrived at his job at the capital improvements department at around 6 a.m. and began his ritual morning Bible reading at his desk when he felt an unction from the Lord.
"[I] was sitting in my cubicle crying; I thought I heard what, in my opinion, God telling me: 'Look, just bless the department ... and go on about your business,'" Cheeley, who also sued for back pay and attorneys' fees, told police. more >>