Florida Panhandle

Workers pump water from the parking lot of the Dadeland Plaza shopping center, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, after heavy rains in Pinecrest, Fla., a suburb of Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Gulf Coast braces for Tropical Storm Karen

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — From a tiny, vulnerable island off the Louisiana coast to the beaches of the Florida Panhandle, Gulf Coast residents prepared Thursday for a possible hit from Tropical Storm Karen, which threatened […]

10/03/2013

This NOAA satellite image taken Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 at 1:45 a.m. EDT shows a low pressure system tracking across the Northern Plains with showers and thunderstorms. Areas of scattered showers are seen over the Ohio Valley and Tennessee Valley. Farther south a tropical disturbance is seen moving into the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Fair weather is seen over the Northeast. (AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND)

Tropical Storm Karen forms in the Gulf of Mexico

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Preparations began Thursday along the central Gulf Coast as newly formed Tropical Storm Karen threatened to become the first named tropical system to menace the United States this year. Hurricane and […]

10/03/2013

University of South Florida assistant professor Dr. Erin Kimmerle, center, speaks to a team of anthropologists from the University of South Florida who will begin exhuming suspected graves on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at the now-closed Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla. The researchers are sifting through topsoil to find remains at the former reform school in hopes of identifying the boys buried there and learning how they died. (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Edmund D. Fountain, Pool)

Grave excavation continues at reform school site

MARIANNA, Fla. (AP) – On the second day of an excavation project, University of South Florida researchers worked Sunday on two graves at a former reform school in the Florida Panhandle where students say they […]

09/01/2013

In this photo taken July 30, 2013, and made available by Visit Florida, Gregg Matthews carries a Google street view camera as he walks recording St. George Island beach in the Florida Panhandle. (AP Photo/Visit Florida, Colin Hackley)

Google Maps Camera-toting teams map Fla. beaches

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Gregg Matthews fancies himself a lumbering Star Wars character of sorts as he treks along a popular Florida beach. He wears stout hiking sandals on the squishy sand and […]

08/15/2013

Florida Panhandle offers fun for budget travelers

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The gleaming white sand beaches and turquoise waters of Florida’s Panhandle draw millions of visitors each year, but this area isn’t known for glitz, glamor and high-end hotspots like some of Florida’s other beaches.

02/14/2013

Fighter jet crashes near Florida Air Force base

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) – Air Force officials say a fighter jet has crashed along a highway in the Florida Panhandle and that the pilot ejected safely. There were no immediate reports of […]

11/15/2012