STUART, Fla. (AP) - Police say an 11-year-old boy died when a sailboat caught fire in the waters of Stuart.
Police spokesman Brian Bossio tells The Palm Beach Post that Charlie Birely had autism and his parents tried to rescue him as the boat was engulfed in flames Sunday morning on the St. Lucie River.
NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. (AP) - An autopsy is pending for a Louisiana woman whose body was found in the waters off the Florida Panhandle. The Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office says the body of Joetta Goss was spotted Saturday near the Navarre Beach causeway.
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - A bronze plaque honoring endurance swimmer Diana Nyad has been installed on the Key West beach where she successfully ended a 53-hour swim from Havana without a shark cage.
Nyad staggered ashore at Smathers Beach on Sept. 2, 2013, after swimming 110 miles.
AVE MARIA, Fla. (AP) - The new school year at Ave Maria University is the first without funding from Domino's Pizza founder Tom Monahan.
Monahan bankrolled the Roman Catholic school during its construction and development phase. President Jim Towey tells the News-Press that Monahan has followed through with a seven-year plan to wean the school off his money.
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