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  • Condo board wants pet DNA to track down poopers

    November 21, 2015 3:45 PM

    DESTIN - Some Florida condo owners are steaming after their homeowners association asked them to submit their dog's DNA in order to fine owners who don't pick up after their pets. Harbor Landing residents said they received a letter last week and some feel it's an invasion of privacy. The... more »
  • Extradition hearing scheduled for today in Duplantier murder case

    November 19, 2015 9:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE- One of the men accused of murdering a Baton Rouge couple is due in court today for an extradition hearing. Ernesto Alonso was arrested in Hollywood, Florida last month in connection to the deaths of Denis and Suzanne Duplantier. He's currently being held in Florida, but District Attorney... more »
  • Rubio releases GOP charge card statements from 2005-06

    November 7, 2015 7:39 PM

    MIAMI - Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio has released two additional years of charge card statements in response to questions about his personal spending as a state lawmaker in Florida. The American Express card statements were released by the campaign Saturday and cover expenses in 2005 and 2006. During that... more »
  • Woman in Florida stripped, poured ketchup on herself at diner

    October 30, 2015 7:02 PM

    MIAMI BEACH - Police have arrested a woman who they say lay naked on a table at a South Beach diner and poured ketchup on herself. Witnesses told Miami Beach police a topless Angelic Valle turned over tables and chairs at Johnny Rockets earlier this month, then removed the bottom... more »
  • Plane catches fire at airport; passengers evacuate on slides

    October 30, 2015 7:17 AM

    DANIA BEACH, FL.- A jet plane's engine caught fire as it prepared for takeoff from Florida and more than 100 passengers had to evacuate using emergency slides. Officials say one person was seriously injured. Dozens of passengers could be seen in video footage Thursday gliding down the slides of the... more »
  • Gov. Jindal signs paperwork to move along extradition for double murder suspect

    October 29, 2015 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal has signed a warrant for the extradition of a man accused of robbing and then beating a Baton Rouge couple to death. Gov. Jindal signed and sent a requisition for rendition to Florida Governor Rick Scott Thursday afternoon, requesting the return of 42-year-old... more »
  • Google may bring ultra-fast Internet to Oklahoma, Florida

    October 28, 2015 4:22 PM

    MOUNTAIN VIEW - Google is adding Oklahoma City and two cites in Florida to the list of communities in line for its ultra-fast Internet service. The plan announced Wednesday would bring the "Google Fiber" service to Jacksonville and Tampa in Florida in addition to Oklahoma City if company officials can... more »
  • Passenger hit, dies after getting out of car to check tow straps

    October 26, 2015 9:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man from Port Allen died Monday morning when he got out of the car he was riding in to check on the straps used to tow a car behind him. State Police said Delvonte Wiley, 22, and Timothy Bird, 53, were towing an SUV with a... more »
  • Ponzi scheme accomplice gets reduced sentence

    October 26, 2015 9:00 PM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - One of the cogs in the wheel of a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme got two-and-a-half years in prison instead of the maximum five because he helped prosecutors in the case against a disbarred lawyer who operated the scam. Michael Szafranski pleaded guilty to wire fraud... more »
  • Accused Duplantier killer has first appearance before judge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 22, 2015 12:54 PM

    FT. LAUDERDALE - The man accused of kidnapping and murdering a Baton Rouge couple had his initial court appearance in Florida early Thursday morning as he awaits extradition proceedings. A judge said 42-year-old Ernesto Llerena Alonso of Baton Rouge would be held with no bond pending extradition back to... more »
  • Ex-Republican Gov. Crist running for Congress as a Democrat

    October 20, 2015 10:55 AM

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is running for Congress as a Democrat in an attempt to return to politics after losing a U.S. Senate bid in 2010 and the governor's race last year. Crist made the announcement Tuesday in his hometown of St. Petersburg. Crist served... more »
  • Les Miles looking ahead to Western Kentucky

    October 19, 2015 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - On Monday after successful 7-point win over the visiting No. 8 Florida Gators, LSU Football Head Coach Les Miles says he already has his sights set on their next opponent in the form of Western Kentucky. LSU will come into the game ranked No. 5 in... more »
  • Florida Senate to remove Confederate battle flag from seal

    October 19, 2015 2:14 PM

    TALLAHASSEE- The Florida Senate is removing the Confederate battle flag from the chamber's official seal. The entire Senate on Monday agreed to revise the seal that now contains the battle flag along with four other flags that have flown in Florida. The Senate seal is located prominently in the Senate... more »
  • How do you like your 'gator? COOKED, say fans tailgating Friday night check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 17, 2015 12:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Ask people how they like their alligator around LSU, and they'll tell you any way you can fix it: fried, smoked, grilled, or soaked in a gumbo. "[I add] celery, four bell peppers, chicken broth, six pounds of onion...tomato," one person tailgating Friday night said as... more »
  • High expectations going into LSU vs Florida check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 16, 2015 2:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's been an eventful week for No. 6 LSU and No. 8 Florida, and is stacking up to be an even-more eventful weekend. LSU is coming off an unexpected home game after they hosted South Carolina due to flooding in that state. While crowds were much... more »
  • Investigator says 2 killed when plane crashed into Florida mobile home

    October 14, 2015 11:37 AM

    PALM SPRINGS, Fla. - A Florida man says he was outside when a small plane crashed into his mobile home. Domingo Galicia says he immediately started screaming Tuesday night for his 21-year-old daughter Banny, who was inside the home and presumed dead. "It was like a bomb," Galicia told reporters... more »
  • Coast Guard ending search for cargo ship's crew

    October 7, 2015 2:00 PM

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Coast Guard has told family members it is ending its search for 33 missing crew members from a U.S. cargo ship that sank last week during Hurricane Joaquin. The father of a missing crew member said the Coast Guard will end its search for survivors... more »
  • Passholders face higher prices or limits at Disneyland

    October 5, 2015 11:45 AM

    ANAHEIM, Calif. - Disney is raising prices for annual pass holders to its Disneyland and California Adventure parks. An anytime pass, which used to cost $779, now costs $1,049. That pass comes with free parking and unlimited downloads of park photos. Disney spokeswoman Suzi Brown told the Los... more »
  • Louisiana prison escapee found in Florida

    September 13, 2015 11:58 AM

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - Authorities have captured an inmate who escaped from Louisiana after a two-day manhunt that ended in the Florida Panhandle. A Bay County deputy saw Christopher Dale Stringer walking through the dunes near the beach along the Bay and Walton County line Saturday night. Authorities said... more »
  • Man dressed as Power Ranger charged with pointing fake gun

    September 10, 2015 6:33 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - Authorities say a Florida man dressed as the Red Power Ranger was arrested near a Tampa public pool following reports that he pointed a gun at someone and made a threatening statement. Police say officers responded to a 911 call at the Bobby Hicks Pool Thursday... more »
  • Florida arms maker creates 'Tactical Crusader' assault rifle

    September 8, 2015 3:03 PM

    APOPKA, Fla. - A Florida assault rifle manufacturer has released a firearm aimed specifically at combating Islamic extremism. The Spike's Tactical Crusader is a new version of the AR-15 assault rifle with the Bible verse Psalm 144:1 laser-etched into the weapon and is adorned with shield and cross decorative... more »
  • New Mexico State bus robbed during Florida game

    September 6, 2015 1:42 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. - University of Florida police say electronics, computers and other items were stolen from a New Mexico State team personnel bus during Saturday's game. Brad Barber of the university police department says the bus, which carried football staff members, was parked outside the stadium in a secure area.... more »
  • Arby's apologizes after worker refuses to serve officer

    September 2, 2015 5:15 PM

    PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. - The Arby's restaurant chain is apologizing after an employee at a South Florida location refused to serve a police officer. Pembroke Pines Police Chief Dan Giustino says the Atlanta-based company's chief executive officer and senior vice president of operations contacted him Wednesday afternoon, just hours after... more »
  • OneRepublic to perform during LSU halftime

    August 31, 2015 1:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU athletics officials announced Monday the rock band OneRepublic will perform at halftime of the LSU-Florida football game this year on Oct. 17. LSU Director of Athletics and Vice Chancellor Joe Alleva said a second "world-renowned" act would also be announced soon to perform at a... more »
  • Florida prepares as Tropical Storm Erika nears

    August 28, 2015 12:09 PM

    St. PETERSBURG - Fla. - All of Florida is watching Tropical Storm Erika as the disorganized system makes its way over Hispaniola. Dennis Feltgen of the National Hurricane Center in Miami said as of 11 a.m. Friday, the forecast shows the storm hitting the state Monday. The forecast path... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: St. Francisville's Polos and Pearls check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 21, 2015 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The town that's two miles long and two yards wide, better known as St. Francisville, is the oldest town in the Florida Parishes. This morning News 2's Kylie Dixon was at the historical museum in St. Francisville to learn more about the town's Polos and Pearls... more »
  • State: Skim milk with no added vitamins is 'imitation'

    August 19, 2015 3:55 PM

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Ocheesee Creamery in the Florida Panhandle produces all-natural skim milk from grass-fed cows with absolutely nothing added, yet the state says they have to call it "imitation." And while they argue about it, the dairy is dumping hundreds of gallons of skim milk down the drain... more »
  • The real "Hamburglar"

    August 18, 2015 9:12 PM

    CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA- A McDonald's employee recognized a man from surveillance video in a recent break-in and called police when he showed up in the drive-thru. Police dubbed the robber as the "Hamburglar". The burglary happened ten-days ago and the building security system was damaged, but nothing appeared to... more »
  • $140M in conservation work proposed for Gulf of Mexico

    August 13, 2015 5:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Ten watersheds around the rim of the Gulf of Mexico - from Florida to Texas - are being looked at as sites for $140 million in proposed conservation projects under a plan to restore the Gulf from BP's catastrophic 2010 oil spill. This money comes from... more »
  • Vandals attack vacation home of dentist who killed Cecil

    August 5, 2015 11:10 AM

    MARCO ISLAND - Police in southwest Florida say vandals spray-painted the words "lion killer" on the garage door of the vacation home owned by a Minnesota dentist who has been identified as the hunter who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe. Marco Island police Capt. David Baer says the vandals... more »
  • Coast Guard says search for missing boaters isn't done

    July 29, 2015 12:54 PM

    TEQUESTA, Fla. - A Coast Guard spokesman says the search for two teen boaters who went missing off the coast of Florida is ongoing. Chief Petty Officer Ryan Doss, the spokesman for the Florida Coast Guard district, said Wednesday: "There is no plan to suspend the search today." ... more »
  • FBI: Islamic State sympathizer charged in backpack bomb plot

    July 28, 2015 3:33 PM

    MIAMI - A man described by the FBI as an Islamic State sympathizer has been charged with plotting to detonate a backpack bomb on a Florida beach. A criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday charges 23-year-old Harlem Suarez of Key West with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in... more »
  • Coast Guard still optimistic about missing teen fishermen

    July 28, 2015 11:59 AM

    The Coast Guard says it's still optimistic two teenage fishermen missing at sea can be found alive. Chief Petty Officer Ryan Doss says Tuesday that three Coast Guard cutters, a Navy ship and an airplane are still searching from the waters off Daytona Beach, Florida, north through Savannah, Georgia,... more »
  • Coast Guard finds capsized boat, teen fishermen still missing

    July 26, 2015 3:17 PM

    TEQUESTA, Fla. - The Coast Guard reported Sunday they have found the capsized boat of two missing Florida teens who didn't return Friday from a fishing trip, but have not found the missing boys. Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos are both 14 years old, and were last seen Friday... more »
  • Florida's congressional districts rejected as gerrymandered

    July 9, 2015 11:23 AM

    TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Supreme Court is throwing out the state's congressional districts, saying the Republican-controlled Legislature violated a constitutional amendment approved by voters 2010. The ruling Thursday means new maps will have to be drawn for most of the state's 27 congressional districts before next year's election. A coalition... more »
  • Florida man faces sentencing for having sex on the beach

    July 6, 2015 9:19 AM

    BRADENTON, FL.- A man convicted of having sex on a Florida beach in front of families will soon learn how long he must spend in prison. Jose Caballero is scheduled to be sentenced Monday. He faces a possible 15 years in prison, but prosecutors say they will seek 2.5 years.... more »
  • Gulf states reach $18.7B settlement with BP over oil spill

    July 2, 2015 9:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Officials in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana have announced an $18.7 billion settlement with BP that resolves years of litigation over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Thursday's settlement announcement comes as a federal judge was preparing to rule on how much BP owed in federal Clean... more »
  • Fla. pizza delivery driver uncovers cockfighting operation

    June 23, 2015 5:55 PM

    POLK COUNTY, FL - Sheriff's deputies in Florida have busted up an illegal cockfighting ring and breeding operation after they received a tip from a pizza delivery driver. The driver learned of the rooster fighting activity when he delivered a pizza on Friday, June 19 during the middle of... more »
  • Two boys rescue children from burning home in Florida

    June 17, 2015 4:26 PM

    OAKLAND, Fla. - Two grade school boys who rescued a toddler and a baby from a fire say they didn't think twice about going into a burning home. Ten-year-old Isiah Francis and 11-year-old Jeremiah Grimes say they were watching YouTube and playing video games Tuesday when they smelled smoke coming... more »
  • Alligator with arrow in side euthanized after capture

    June 17, 2015 12:54 PM

    SUNRISE, FL - An alligator found in a South Florida neighborhood with an arrow in its side has been euthanized. Neighbors in the Sunrise area called police after seeing the gator. State-licensed trapper Bill Gilmartin says he got a call about the animal early Wednesday from the Florida Fish and... more »
  • Largest Florida county proposes citations for pot possession

    June 16, 2015 3:32 PM

    MIAMI - People caught with small amounts of marijuana could soon get a civil citation instead of a jail term in Florida's largest county, which may become the first in the state to treat marijuana possession as a non-criminal act. The Miami-Dade County Commission is considering a proposal to let... more »
  • George Zimmerman not seriously hurt after shooting

    May 11, 2015 2:35 PM

    LAKE MARY, FL - George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted two years ago of fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager, has escaped serious injury in his latest involvement with gunfire. Zimmerman today was sprayed with glass from his car windshield and other debris when someone fired a gun... more »
  • Woman seeks rescue from boyfriend in online pizza order

    May 6, 2015 4:34 PM

    AVON PARK, FL - A central Florida woman who says her boyfriend was holding her and her children hostage sent a secret message asking for help in an online pizza order. Highlands County Investigators told WFLA-TV a Pizza Hut in Avon Park received an online order for pizza Monday afternoon... more »
  • Fingerprints catch 1959 killer

    May 5, 2015 8:54 PM

    ORLANDO, FLORIDA- A convicted killer who disappeared for more than 60 years was caught as police used a ruse to get his fingerprints. Frank Freshwaters escaped a prison farm in Ohio in 1959. Deputies and U.S. Marshals created a scenario where the man they had under surveillance had to... more »
  • Spring Break students suspended for charges in beach sex assault

    April 12, 2015 4:24 PM

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - A star college athlete and a classmate from Alabama's Troy University have been suspended after authorities discovered a cell phone video that allegedly shows them sexually assaulting a woman at a beach while a large crowd of spring-break revelers watches. Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen... more »
  • La. lottery results, 80 million jackpot winner

    April 12, 2015 1:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says a ticket sold in Florida won the $80 million multistate Powerball jackpot on Saturday night. The Powerball jackpot is $40 million for Wednesday's drawing. There were no winners of the Louisiana Lotto or Easy 5 games. Louisiana Lotto players matching all... more »
  • Rubio to announce next campaign on April 13

    March 30, 2015 4:38 PM

    WASHINGTON - Sen. Marco Rubio is set to kick off his next campaign April 13. The first-term Republican from Florida did not explicitly declare himself a presidential candidate during an interview Monday on Fox News Channel, but instead suggested his 2016 plans would be announced in Miami in two weeks.... more »
  • Louisiana police officer pleads guilty to reckless driving

    March 24, 2015 10:27 AM

    THIBODAUX - A Louisiana police officer originally charged with driving under the influence has pleaded guilty to reckless driving in Florida. Florida State Attorney's Office tells The Daily Comet Collier County Judge Vince Murphy ordered 33-year-old Varick Taylor Jr. on Monday to pay a $250 fine plus court and prosecution... more »
  • Body of fallen soldier returns to Hammond Saturday; funeral set

    March 20, 2015 11:36 PM

    HAMMOND - The first of four fallen Louisiana National Guard soldiers returns to Louisiana Saturday. CW4 George Wayne Griffin Jr. died in a Black Hawk helicopter crash last week off the coast of Florida. Griffin and three others based out of Hammond were with seven Marines from North Carolina... more »
  • National Guard to speak about chopper crash that killed 11

    March 16, 2015 3:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana National Guard is expected to release the names of four members killed last week when a Black Hawk helicopter crashed off Florida's Panhandle during nighttime training. The head of the Louisiana National Guard, Maj. Gen. Glenn H. Curtis, has scheduled a news conference late Monday... more »
  • Largest pieces of Black Hawk pulled from water

    March 14, 2015 6:31 PM

    MIAMI - The largest sections of a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed during a nighttime training mission have been pulled from the waters off Florida's Panhandle as salvage operations continue to recover the remains of all seven Marines and four soldiers who were killed. Eglin Air Force Base spokesman Andy... more »
  • Black Hawk wreck recovery ends Friday night

    March 13, 2015 10:26 PM

    NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. - Recovery operations ended Friday evening with pieces of a downed Black Hawk helicopter still under 25 feet of water. It took four hours to pull the main rotor section of the helicopter up to the surface. Crews were able to remove two pieces of the... more »
  • Drunk driving mom

    March 13, 2015 7:54 PM

    OCALA, FLORIDA- Police arrested a pregnant mom for drunk driving who had two 18-month-olds in the SUV with her when she rear-ended another car. Angel Nicole Oliver recorded a blood-alcohol level about three-times the legal limit. Police say she is six-months pregnant and her two kids with her were... more »
  • Flags ordered at half-staff for helicopter victims

    March 13, 2015 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The governors of Florida and Louisiana ordered Friday for flags at state buildings to be flown at half-staff for victims of a military helicopter crash. Governors Bobby Jindal and Rick Scott issued the executive orders to honor the four Louisiana National Guard members and seven Marines... more »
  • Florida couple may have caught Black Hawk crash on camera

    March 12, 2015 10:57 PM

    SANTA ROSA, Fla. - A couple who lives along the sound where a Hammond-based Black Hawk crashed earlier this week believe their home security system captured the moment the helicopter hit the water. "We honestly thought a bomb had gone off in the backyard," the woman told WEAR TV... more »
  • Helicopter search efforts now turning to recovery

    March 12, 2015 10:58 AM

    PENSACOLA, FL - Authorities announced Thursday morning that search efforts for survivors of a military helicopter crash in Florida have shifted to recovery of debris and remains. Military officials said 11 soldiers, 7 Marines out of Camp Lejeune and 4 National Guard members out of Hammond, were missing and... more »
  • Hammond-based Guard unit one of the best

    March 11, 2015 11:39 PM

    HAMMOND - Flags flew at half staff Wednesday evening in honor of four National Guardsmen stationed here and seven Marines from the Carolinas who are presumed dead after their Hammond-based Black Hawk crashed off the coast of Florida during a training mission. The helicopter crew was part of an... more »
  • Major general describes 'tough day' searching for crash victims check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 11, 2015 2:56 PM

    HAMMOND - Louisiana National Guard leaders said they've notified families of Guard members who disappeared and are presumed dead after a helicopter crash overnight. "It's a tough day," Major General Glenn Curtis told reporters at a news conference in Hammond. Curtis said he plans to visit the families of... more »
  • Obama calls for thorough probe into military copter crash

    March 11, 2015 11:53 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he's confident there will be a detailed and thorough investigation into an Army helicopter crash off the coast of Florida. Obama spoke by phone Wednesday with Maj. Gen. Joseph Osterman, who heads the Marine Corps special forces, and Maj. Gen. Glenn Curtis of the... more »
  • 11 presumed dead in National Guard helicopter crash

    March 11, 2015 3:57 AM

    PENSACOLA, FL - The Coast Guard says the search area for an Army helicopter that crashed with 11 Marines and National Guard members on board is about 50 square miles. Base officials say the Marines are part of a Camp Lejeune-based special operations group and the soldiers are from a... more »
  • Bush defends his conservative credentials ahead of CPAC

    February 27, 2015 2:28 AM

    PALM BEACH, FL - Jeb Bush readily points to his conservative credentials - tax cuts and smaller government as Florida's governor. But convincing the activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference that he's one of them might be a tougher sell. A sign of what Bush faces at CPAC: His... more »
  • 2 appear in NY court on charges they sought to join IS group

    February 25, 2015 11:59 AM

    NEW YORK - Two men accused of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group and wage war against the U.S. have appeared in federal court in New York City. Akhror Saidakhmetov and Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev were ordered held without bail Wednesday on charges of attempt and... more »
  • Rescuers in Florida free 19 manatees stuck in drain

    February 24, 2015 4:33 AM

    SATELLITE BEACH, FL - Rescuers working late into the night freed 19 manatees who were stuck in a storm drain in central Florida. Capt. Jay Dragon of the Satellite Beach Fire Department said early Tuesday that the 19 manatees were all alive and were returned to the Indian River Lagoon... more »
  • Anti-HIV agent

    February 18, 2015 7:40 PM

    JUPITER, FLORIDA- Scientists in Florida say they made a "remarkable new advance" against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute say they've created a drug candidate that is so potent and universally effective, it might help the body stop or neutralize HIV. The drug... more »
  • Police: Man kills himself after shooting girlfriend

    February 16, 2015 8:05 AM

    BOYNTON BEACH, FL - Authorities say a Miami businessman shot and wounded his former girlfriend shot before leading police on a 40-mile chase down Interstate 95 and fatally shooting himself. Police say a neighbor called 911 after hearing shots Sunday at a townhome where 35-year-old Jyrece McClendon lives. Boynton Beach... more »
  • Too many bears

    February 4, 2015 8:01 PM

    JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA- Florida is considering a limited hunting season on black bears because clashes between bears and humans are on the rise. The black bear is rebounding from near extinction and the state is looking for a solution to the four bear attacks on people over the last year.... more »
  • Millions of mosquitos could be released to stop viral diseases

    January 25, 2015 4:29 PM

    KEY WEST, Fla. - Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District is waiting to hear if the Food and Drug Administration will allow them... more »
  • Homeowner recalls tense moments when deputy was shot

    January 21, 2015 10:20 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A woman helped a deputy in her home after he was shot Tuesday. Deputy James Atkins, a five-year veteran of the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, was shot in the hand while pulling over three out-of-towners wanted for shoplifting. When he tried to stop the car, one of... more »
  • Career criminal busted after violent attack in Fla., deputy shooting in La. check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 20, 2015 11:44 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Authorities from central Florida are headed to Ascension Parish where a man wanted for a violent robbery outside Tampa was arrested after a Louisiana sheriff's deputy was shot. John McMullen, 35, was arrested after an hours-long run from the law following the altercation near downtown Donaldsonville Tuesday.... more »
  • Zimmerman arrested on aggravated assault charge

    January 10, 2015 10:37 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - Florida authorities say George Zimmerman has been arrested on an aggravated assault charge for allegedly throwing a wine bottle at his girlfriend. The Seminole County Sheriff's Office says Zimmerman was arrested last night in Lake Mary and is being held at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility.... more »
  • Father accused of tossing girl off bridge

    January 8, 2015 1:56 PM

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - An attorney for a man accused of throwing his 5-year-old daughter off a bridge says the father was acting strangely and making odd statements the day before. According to a report released Thursday by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, attorney Genevieve Torres said she met with... more »
  • SpaceX aims for pre-dawn launch to the space station

    January 6, 2015 4:39 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - A SpaceX rocket stands poised at Cape Canaveral, Florida, for a pre-dawn flight to the International Space Station. The unmanned Dragon capsule contains more than 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments ordered up by NASA. That's the primary objective for SpaceX. But the California-based company... more »
  • Accident involving bear kills three, injures eight others

    December 8, 2014 6:35 AM

    MIAMI, FL - Three people died and eight were injured in a crash that happened after a motorist hit a bear along a two-lane road in the Florida Everglades and stopped. Authorities say a Cadillac Escalade hit the bear Sunday evening and people in a second vehicle had stopped to... more »
  • For 1 night on stage, embattled Cosby his old self

    November 22, 2014 10:53 AM

    MELBOURNE, Fla. - For one night on a Florida stage, the weeks of headlines about sexual assaults disappeared and Bill Cosby, for 90 minutes at least, regained the revered status he long enjoyed. The show Friday in Melbourne might have seemed destined for disaster for the comedian, who is enveloped... more »
  • Neighbor cooked

    November 18, 2014 7:54 PM

    DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA- A woman is charged with killing her neighbor, dismembering the body and cooking parts to hide evidence. Authorities say Angela Stoldt tried to get rid of the corpse by putting several body parts in an oven and in pots on the stove. When that didn't work,... more »
  • Rubio to rally with Senate candidate Bill Cassidy

    November 18, 2014 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will campaign with Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy on Saturday, as early voting opens for the Dec. 6 runoff. Cassidy's campaign announced Tuesday that Rubio will attend two rallies this weekend, in Gonzales and Kenner, to urge people to vote early and to... more »
  • AP source: Muschamp out as Florida coach

    November 16, 2014 10:45 AM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. - A person close to the situation says Will Muschamp is stepping down as Florida's coach, a day after a head-scratching meltdown against struggling South Carolina. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the school has not made the announcement official. Muschamp will coach the last two... more »
  • No SEC hoops Surprise: Kentucky, Florida picked 1-2

    October 22, 2014 11:37 AM

    CHARLOTTE, NC - The Southeastern Conference's Final Four teams were picked to finish 1-2 in the league again this season with star-filled Kentucky chosen just ahead of defending champion Florida. Kentucky got all 20 first-place votes from the media panel to finish with 280 points with Florida second, garnering 258... more »
  • SEC scoreboard: Bama routs A&M, Ole Miss sets up showdown with LSU

    October 19, 2014 12:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The top-billed game in the SEC this weekend turned out to be a dud, as Alabama beat up on Texas A&M 59-0, just one of many lopsided games in the league on Saturday. While the Tide rolled, Ole Miss ran its perfect record to 7-0 as... more »
  • LSU announces 2015 football schedule

    October 15, 2014 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Home games against Southeastern Conference rivals Auburn, Arkansas, Texas A&M and Florida highlight the 2015 LSU football schedule. LSU opens the 2015 season against McNeese State on Sept. 5 in Tiger Stadium in the first of four non-conference games for the Tigers next year. LSU will travel... more »
  • Delahoussaye nails 50 yard field goal to lift LSU to 30-27 win over Florida

    October 11, 2014 9:27 PM

    GAINESVILLE, FL - Colby Delahoussaye hit a 50-yard field goal with 3 seconds remaining to lift LSU to its first conference win of the season, beating Florida 30-27 and giving Les Miles his 100th career win with the Tigers. The Gators hit a chip-shot field goal to tie LSU... more »

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