#Blue Alert Florida

Wanted: Florida BLUE Alert issued for man accused of killing sheriff’s deputy

A Florida BLUE Alert has been issued for a man accused of killing a Florida law enforcement officer on Friday. Suspect Patrick McDowell was last seen in the area of U.S. 301 and Sandy Ford Road in Callahan. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, white undershirt, camouflage shorts, and black shoes. McDowell has large gauge earring holes in his ears. McDowell has a tattoo on his left shoulder stating, “Death Before Dishonor” and a tattoo on his right arm stating, “EGA.”
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Florida Blue Alert activated: What does it mean?

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A Florida Blue Alert sounded loudly across phones in the state on Thursday after a 26-year-old police officer was shot in the head in Daytona Beach. As of June 26, the suspect was caught, reportedly found in an Atlanta-area tree house. At the time, authorities were...
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What is a Florida Blue Alert?

FLORIDA — Not long after 1 p.m. on Thursday, a Florida Blue Alert was broadcast to residents’ phones and other digital devices on behalf of Volusia County, concerning a manhunt for a suspect who shot a Daytona Beach police officer. So what is a Blue Alert, exactly? Floridians don't see...

Front Moves Through Sunday With Lower Humidity In South Florida

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A cold front is moving over South Florida this Sunday and will bring down the humidity levels for the start of the new week. The wind direction has already turned out of the north this Sunday morning and is expected to increase throughout the day. So, the...

Lines Of Mourners Pay Their Respects Sunday For Gabby Petito

HOLBROOK, N.Y. (CBSMiami/AP) — Family, friends, co-workers and people touched by Gabby Petito’s story flocked to Long Island on Sunday to pay their respects. “She was a beautiful soul; she was full of life, always smiling,” said Desiree Keeffe, a friend of Petito’s mother, Nichole. “She gave you love. She was just a beautiful soul. She touched everybody like she did now.”

Update: Deerfield Beach Children Found Safe, Amber Alert Canceled

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Two Deerfield Beach children have been found safe after going missing earlier Saturday morning, prompting an Amber alert to be issued. Earlier Saturday, authorities were looking for 5-year-old Zaynah Obidy and 6-year-old Zain Obidy, who were last seen in the area of the 4400 block of Crystal Lake Drive.

Police Believe Fiancé Of Missing SW Florida Woman Gabby Petito Is Withholding Critical Information

MIAMI (CBSMiami/CNN) – There’s new evidence related to the 22-year-old missing woman whose fiancé returned to southwest Florida from a cross-country trip without her. Newly-released video shows what looks like the aftermath of an argument between Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie. The bodycam video comes from Utah police officers who questioned the couple.

Missing child alert canceled after Florida teen found safe

TAMPA (WFLA) – The Florida Department of Law Enforcement Tallahassee needs your help locating a missing child. Deputies say 15-year-old Octavious Mccaine was last seen in the area of the 280 block of Trojan Trail in Tallahassee. He is described as a black male, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 120...

Florida, Feds Battle Over Immigration Enforcement

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – An appeals court Friday appeared skeptical of arguments by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office that immigration-enforcement moves by the Biden administration have violated federal law and should be blocked. A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held a hearing in the state’s...


Orlando, FL - The Florida Department of Health in Orange County has issued a Health Alert for the presence of blue-green algae in Lake Anderson. This is in response to a site visit and water sample taken by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection on September 9, 2021. The public should exercise caution in and around Lake Anderson.

Florida’s new ‘Purple Alert’ goes into effect. What is it?

A new color was added to Florida’s spectrum of alerts as of Thursday: Purple Alert. Gov. Ron DeSantis signed SB 184 Tuesday, which included the new Purple Alert that allows law enforcement to activate messaging to the highway systems and media devices when an adult goes missing. The law goes into effect Thursday. “The Legislature also finds that a coordinated local law enforcement and state ...

Florida Prepaid College Program, More Than $200 Million In Refunds Go Unclaimed

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – More than 30,000 families have yet to claim over $200 million worth of refunds from Florida’s Prepaid College Tuition Program. Prices for the prepaid plans were rolled back last year, as tuition at state colleges and universities had not increased in six years. This left some accounts paid off early, with refund balances due.

Hey, South Florida, Look Before You Sit! Beware Of Iguanas In The Toilet!

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It just keeps happening!! Unwelcome creatures in the toilet greeting unsuspecting people when they’re most vulnerable. “I saw that tail swirling around, I’m like, ‘Okay! That is not supposed to be there,’” said a terrified Michelle Bennett. She got the shock of a lifetime Monday morning when...