Jeb Bush to ‘actively explore’ run for president

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday took his most definitive step yet toward running for president, announcing plans to “actively explore” a campaign and form a new political operation allowing him to raise money for like-minded Republicans. In a holiday message posted on his Facebook page, the son and brother […]

NASA launches new Orion spacecraft and new era

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – NASA’s new Orion spacecraft reached its zenith 3,604 miles above Earth on its orbital test flight Friday, the farthest a spacecraft built for humans has traveled from the planet in four decades. Orion’s capsule then began a dramatic trip back to conclude a mission ushering in a new era of […]

NASA scrubs Orion launch; will try again Friday

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Wind gusts and sticky fuel valves conspired to keep NASA’s new Orion spacecraft on the launch pad Thursday, delaying a crucial test flight meant to revitalize human exploration. NASA promised to try again Friday morning. The space agency’s new countdown clock got a workout as problem after problem cropped up in […]

Pedestrian dies after being hit by car

FORT MYERS, Fla – One person is dead after being hit by a car in Lee County, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. According to investigators, 28-year-old Miguel Lux Ixcotoyac attempted to run across Palm Beach Boulevard near Shoreland Drive. A 2012 Toyota Corolla, driven by Norma Sibello of Labelle, was traveling east bound on […]