| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:56 AM
When the Florida Highway Patrol was established 75 years ago, statistics the agency provided seem almost quaint: Troopers (59 in the first year) patrolled 1.9 million miles of roadway and investigated 1,000 crashes.
Florida had fewer than 2 million...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 6:52 AM
Desde la escuela primaria hasta la universidad, Kaitlyn Nicole Ferrante y su mejor amiga Marisa Caran Catronio eran inseparables, ya sea vendiendo cientos de galletas por puro capricho o asistiendo a los mismos cursos de college.
| Nov 22, 2013
| 10:15 AM
Broward County law enforcement agencies are joining forces to stop impaired drivers at a Lauderdale Lakes checkpoint tonight, when they will also search for aggressive drivers as the holiday season begins.
"We want to let drivers know we have zero...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 10:52 AM
George Zimmerman's wife is raising questions about his innocence in the 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin, as the couple's marriage continues to publicly go sour.
“I think anyone would doubt that innocence, because I don’t know the person that...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 4:19 AM
Some folks can really yak up a storm when they drink.
Robert C. Trosten, 44, served up a number of reasons why he shouldn't be charged with a DUI to a Florida Highway Patrol trooper after crashing his car on Tuesday night, according to an arrest...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:18 AM
This week's Chutzpah Award goes to fired Miami cop Fausto Lopez, who is fighting to get his job back despite chronic off-duty speeding that triggered a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation by the Sun Sentinel into the rampant practice.
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:07 PM
From my lofty position as a two-bit armchair shrink, I look at the case of the speeding cops and I think we’re concentrating too heavily upon Miami police officer Fausto Lopez.
The word “chutzpah” has been used to describe his...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 8:48 PM
A toddler was killed on Wednesday afternoon when a 16-year-old relative accidentally backed over the child with a sport-utility vehicle in her driveway, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Amaris Martinez, 2, was hit about 3:20 p.m. at a home on Avalone...
| May 28, 2013
| 11:46 AM
The couple got up before sunrise on a Saturday earlier this month to spend a relaxing day bird watching in Melbourne.
Instead, they were thrust into the adrenaline-pounding role of emergency first responders before dawn on May 18 — when they drove...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 5:59 AM
A motorcyclist hit another driver, ejecting and killing himself Friday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Juan Medina, 35, of Orlando was driving a 2012 Yamaha motorcycle on the State Road 408 eastbound exit ramp to State Road 417 when he hit a...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 9:27 AM
I'm getting a whole lot of "Amens" this morning to today's column on pedestrians being one of the root causes of Central Florida's moniker as the most dangerous area in the country for people on foot.
To say this is a serious issue is an understatement....
| May 18, 2013
| 4:13 PM
A University of Central Florida student's blood was tested for alcohol after she was accused of causing a fatal head-on crash early Saturday.
Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Kim Montes said the test was ordered after first responders to the 5:30 a.m....