#Florida Blue Alert

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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Search continues for 19-year-old woman missing in Orlando, last seen near UCF campus

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office put out a second picture of a 19-year-old woman who has been missing since Friday afternoon. Miya Marcano was last seen around 5 p.m. that day at the Arden Villas in Orlando, about 1.5 miles down University Boulevard from the University of Central Florida main campus. Marcano is about 5-feet tall, 130 pounds with brown hair and green eyes.
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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...
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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...

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...


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 ...

Sunrise Arena Changing Name From BB&T Center To FLA Live Arena

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – The BB&T Center in Sunrise, home to the Florida Panthers, is no more. Well actually, the arena is still there, but the name has changed. It will now be known as the FLA Live Arena, at least temporarily. The Panthers said the Arena Operating Company, a...

Missing Child Alert canceled for 1-year-old girl last seen in Jupiter

TAMPA, Fla. — Editor's note: Hartley Mazzanti has been found safe. The Missing Child Alert has been canceled. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) issued a Missing Child Alert for 1-year-old Hartley Mazzanti. She was last seen in the area of SE Cable and Paramount Drives in Stuart, Florida.
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Trooper Steve explains difference between Silver, Amber, Blue alerts in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. – News 6 traffic safety expert Trooper Steve Montiero answers viewer questions about the rules of the road every week, helping Orlando-area residents become better drivers by being better educated. The most recent question Trooper Steve addressed is, “What are the differences between a Silver, Amber and Blue...

DeSantis Admin. Goes To Appeals Court In School Mask Mandate Fight

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration has asked an appeals court to block challenges filed by five school boards against a Department of Health rule aimed at preventing students from being forced to wear masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Department of Health attorneys went to the 1st District Court...

Bronze Bust Unveiled At Burt Reynolds’ Hollywood Gravesite

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A bronze bust of Burt Reynolds, with his famous mustache and sporting his “Smokey and the Bandit” cowboy hat, now adorns his gravesite in Los Angeles. Reynolds died three years ago at a hospital in Jupiter, Florida. The bust was unveiled on Monday by his former wife...

Reward of up to $200k offered for man wanted in shooting of Florida police officer

DAYTONA BEACH — An anonymous donor has upped the reward for information that leads to the arrest of a suspect accused of shooting a Daytona Beach police officer in the head. The reward was doubled on Friday afternoon after the Daytona Beach Police Department announced a total of $200,000 will be awarded to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest of 29-year-old Othal Wallace.