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  • Dealership taken for a ride when $150k Maserati disappears

    February 25, 2017 12:11 PM

    BOCA RATON, Fla. - A Maserati is missing after police say a man conned a salesman during a test drive. Boca Raton police say 45-year-old Michael McGilvary II went to a dealership to test drive a $150,000 Maserati GranTurismo. He and a salesman drove to a marina so McGilvary could... more »
  • Suspect dead, 2 Florida officers wounded in shootout

    February 25, 2017 12:08 PM

    CASSELBERRY, Fla. - A suspect died and two police officers suffered minor wounds during a shootout at a central Florida home. Casselberry Police Chief Larry Krantz told reporters the two officers responded early Saturday to a reported disturbance at a home in the Orlando suburb. When they arrived, the suspect... more »
  • 11-foot python slithers into South Florida student's car

    February 17, 2017 7:57 AM

    DAVIE - A South Florida college student says he was startled when he saw a large snake crawl under his roommate's car. Nova Southeastern University students Ross Price and his roommate James Hand called an exterminator Feb. 1, but were told it was too late to send someone. So they... more »
  • A month into presidency, Trump prepares for a campaign rally

    February 16, 2017 2:38 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is holding a campaign rally Saturday in politically strategic Florida - 1,354 days before Election Day 2020. The unusually early politicking follows a pattern: Trump filed his paperwork for re-election on Inauguration Day last month. By comparison, President Barack Obama didn't make his re-election bid... more »
  • Airport shooting suspect due in Florida federal court

    February 16, 2017 8:57 AM

    MIAMI - The Alaska man accused of killing five people and wounding six in a Florida airport shooting rampage is due in federal court. A Miami federal judge scheduled a Thursday afternoon status hearing for 26-year-old Esteban Santiago. Prosecutors say Santiago flew from Anchorage, Alaska, to Florida on Jan. 6... more »
  • Alleged airport shooter lied on guard application

    February 13, 2017 10:04 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The man charged with killing five people at a Florida airport lied on his application to be a security guard in Alaska, and he was fired after only a few months on the job because of the state of his mental health. The new information is contained... more »
  • Florida golfer uses putter to escape gator's jaws

    February 11, 2017 5:36 PM

    NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Florida golfer made the shot of his life with a putter when he used it to escape an alligator that had grabbed him by the ankle. Tony Aarts used his putter to jab the gator in the eyes before the alligator let him go.... more »
  • LSU baseball voted to win SEC Western Division

    February 9, 2017 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU and Florida baseball teams were voted to win the 2017 Southeastern Conference baseball championship based on the annual league coaches preseason poll released on Thursday. The teams are voted on by the league's 14 head coaches. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their... more »
  • Woman pleads not guilty in case of kidnapped Florida baby

    February 9, 2017 9:59 AM

    JACKSONVILLE - A South Carolina woman accused of taking a baby from a Jacksonville, Florida, hospital and raising the child as her own has pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping and interference of custody. The Florida Times-Union reports 51-year-old Gloria Bolden Williams was in court Thursday morning. She's been... more »
  • Florida man sleeping in trash bin rescued from garbage truck

    February 9, 2017 8:16 AM

    TAMPA - Authorities in Florida say a man who had been sleeping in a commercial trash bin is recovering after nearly being crushed in the back of a garbage truck. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the 32-year-old man suffered a leg injury early Wednesday, but Tampa fire officials say... more »
  • Girl, 5, killed in accidental shooting by brother, 8

    February 5, 2017 1:21 PM

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Police in Florida say a 5-year-old girl was fatally shot and her 4-year-old brother wounded in an accidental shooting by their 8-year-old brother. The Florida Times-Union reports that the children were home alone in a Jacksonville apartment on Saturday afternoon when the shooting occurred. Jacksonville Sheriff's Office... more »
  • Florida man charged with faking his death gets 14 years

    February 1, 2017 6:19 PM

    JACKSONVILLE - A Florida businessman who faked his own death to defraud insurance companies has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. The Florida Times-Union reports that 63-year-old Jose Lantigua was sentenced Wednesday in Jacksonville after he pleaded guilty to bank fraud, identity theft and other charges. The former owner... more »
  • Man accused of attacking stranger at gas station

    January 29, 2017 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a drunk Baton Rouge man was arrested after attacking a stranger at a Florida Blvd. gas station Saturday. Police say 19-year-old Nathanael McCorvey was charged with simple battery, disturbing the peace (public intoxication) and resisting arrest. According to arrest records, the incident happened... more »
  • Sheriff: Suspect shot during undercover drug operation

    January 24, 2017 9:17 PM

    STUART, Fla. - Authorities say a central Florida deputy shot and wounded a man during an undercover narcotics operation. Local media organizations say the shooting occurred Tuesday afternoon in a hotel parking lot off Interstate 95 near Stuart. Martin County Sheriff William Snyder says the shooting appeared to be in... more »
  • Walker Police responding to crash with injuries on Florida Blvd

    January 20, 2017 1:32 PM

    WALKER – Authorities are responding to a crash with injuries on Florida Blvd near Walker Friday afternoon. According to Walker Police, the crash happened near the intersection of Florida Blvd and Buff Street around noon. Walker Police & medical are responding to a crash with injuries, Florida... more »
  • WATCH: Passengers scream as Florida alligator leaps into airboat

    January 20, 2017 11:23 AM

    MIAMI - A Missouri couple vacationing in Florida had a close encounter with an alligator when it leapt into their airboat and became wedged in the boat's railing. Passengers screamed as 30-year-old Tylor Hindery of Springfield, Missouri, captured the moment in a Facebook live video posted Tuesday. Hinderey tells the... more »
  • Video of giant alligator draws crowds to Florida preserve

    January 18, 2017 11:25 AM

    LAKELAND - Video of a massive alligator caught walking through a Florida nature reserve in front of stunned onlookers has prompted crowds of people hoping to catch their own glimpse. The video taken by a visitor to the Circle B Bar Reserve on Sunday shows the gator estimated to be... more »
  • Airport shooting suspect ordered held without bond

    January 17, 2017 11:19 AM

    FORT LAUDERDALE - The man suspected of fatally shooting five people and wounding six others at a Florida airport has been ordered to be held without bond. During a Tuesday morning hearing in Fort Lauderdale, an FBI agent confirmed that the 9 mm gun used in the Jan. 6 shooting... more »
  • 81 false killer whales dead in stranding off Everglades

    January 16, 2017 7:50 PM

    MIAMI - Officials say dozens of false killer whales have died after stranding themselves in the Gulf of Mexico west of the Florida Everglades. Blair Mase of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's fisheries service told reporters that the Coast Guard had confirmed sightings Saturday of the black dolphins in... more »
  • 8 people wounded in shooting at MLK park

    January 16, 2017 6:39 PM

    MIAMI - Miami-Dade police say eight people - five of them juveniles - have been wounded in a shooting at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park. Police Department spokesman Detective Daniel Ferrin says in a news release that two suspects are being questioned about the Monday afternoon shooting. He says... more »
  • FBI arrests widow of Orlando shooter

    January 16, 2017 1:02 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO, Ca. - A U.S. law enforcement official says the FBI has arrested the wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter. The official says Noor Salman was taken into custody Monday morning in the San Francisco area and is due in court Tuesday in California. She's facing charges in Florida... more »
  • SpaceX launches first rocket since explosion

    January 14, 2017 1:30 PM

    LOS ANGELES - SpaceX has launched a Falcon 9 rocket for the first time since a fireball engulfed a similar rocket on a Florida launch pad more than four months ago. The two-stage rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on Saturday morning to place 10 satellites into... more »
  • Florida librarians create fake patron to keep books

    January 4, 2017 7:22 PM

    SORRENTO - To keep infrequently used library books on shelves, two Florida librarians created a fictitious person to take out tomes, and now the county has since requested a system-wide audit of its libraries. The Orlando Sentinel reports Chuck Finley checked out 2,361 books at the East Lake County Library... more »
  • Storms moving across South claim 5th life

    January 3, 2017 9:58 AM

    Storms moving across the South have claimed a fifth life, this one in the flooded Florida Panhandle. The Walton County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that 70-year-old William Patrick Corley's body was found Monday afternoon following flooding near the Shoal River in Mossy Head. Authorities said Corley's car was... more »
  • Sheriff: Deputy kills woman threatening him with knife

    December 25, 2016 1:08 PM

    LAKE WALES, Fla. - A Florida sheriff's deputy fatally shot a woman who authorities say threatened him with a knife. A Polk County Sheriff's Office statement said 53-year-old Miriam Ann Savino called 911 requesting help Saturday afternoon for "a matter of life or death." Sheriff's spokeswoman Donna Wood said Deputy... more »
  • Florida woman in half-marathon lost for 12 hours, then found

    December 6, 2016 1:53 PM

    NORTH PORT - A Florida woman who became lost during a half-marathon trail run was found past nightfall after wandering around a 25,000-acre park for nearly 12 hours. The Sarasota Times-Herald reports Melissa Kitcher was in good spirits after being found Sunday evening. She says she made a wrong turn... more »
  • Airline Hwy. reopens at Florida following accident

    December 5, 2016 12:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Airline Highway (U.S. 61 North) has reopened to traffic at Florida Boulevard following an accident on Monday morning. Traffic was being diverted onto Florida Boulevard. According to DOTD, congestion from the accident has reached Old Hammond Highway. Monitor WBRZ's traffic tracking system here . more »
  • Dead man found in SUV that had pile of parking tickets on it

    December 2, 2016 10:02 AM

    FORT LAUDERDALE - A South Florida woman says she peeked inside an SUV with a stack of parking citations on the windshield and saw the body of a man slumped over the center console. Carolyn White tells the SunSentinel she wonders why a parking meter attendant didn't see 62-year-old Jacob... more »
  • Following Florida loss, LSU to travel for Thanksgiving game against Texas A&M

    November 21, 2016 12:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Following a 16-10 loss to Florida, LSU will travel to face Texas A&M on Thanksgiving Day. The game will be the final game of the regular season. It is the third consecutive year that the two teams will face each other in the season's final game.... more »
  • LSU fans enjoy tail gating for last home against Florida

    November 19, 2016 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Although LSU lost to Florida in a close finish, fans did not deter from their game rituals. The game against Florida marked the last LSU home game of the season and for some it was a time to reminisce. For one couple, Stuart and Joanie... more »
  • LSU-South Alabama tickets will be honored Saturday

    November 17, 2016 8:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parking passes and tickets purchased for the LSU-South Alabama game will be honored for the Tigers' matchup against Florida this Saturday. "Any tickets or parking passes purchased through LSU originally for the South Alabama game will be honored on Saturday," LSU associate athletic director Brian Broussard... more »
  • LSU returns home to play postponed game against Florida

    November 14, 2016 12:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE – After their 38-10 win against the Razorbacks, LSU returns home to makeup the game against Florida that was originally scheduled last month. The game, initially scheduled in Florida, was postponed due to Hurricane Matthew. The game is now scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19 at noon in... more »
  • FAA gives Disney permission to fly drones at theme parks

    November 4, 2016 4:31 PM

    ORLANDO - Government aviation authorities have given Disney permission to fly drones at the company's theme parks in Florida and California. The Federal Aviation Administration earlier this week issued a waiver to Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, allowing the drones to be flown. The waiver is good for four years... more »
  • Investigators assess FedEx plane after Florida airport fire

    October 29, 2016 2:01 PM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Officials say National Transportation Safety Board investigators have arrived at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, where a cargo plane caught fire upon landing. Broward County Aviation Department spokesman Greg Meyer told The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/2f0keqE ) the airport's north runway would remain closed while investigators assess the... more »
  • Driver wanted for fatal hit and run on Florida Blvd.

    October 27, 2016 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police Traffic Homicide detectives are investigating a fatal hit and run crash that occurred on Florida Boulevard on Wednesday afternoon. The crash occurred on Oct. 26 around 4 p.m. in the 10000 block of Florida Boulevard near Sharp Road. 31-year-old Sam Edward Williams was... more »
  • Louisiana man charged with trying to bring gun into Disney park

    October 26, 2016 6:06 PM

    ORLANDO - Authorities in Florida say two guests who tried to carry guns into Walt Disney World theme parks have been charged with carrying a concealed firearm. The Orange County Sheriff's Office says 61-year-old Michael Langston of Louisiana was arrested at Epcot, and 23-year-old Baleigh Turner of Alabama was arrested... more »
  • SEC actions labeled a joke in LSU emails over Florida game debacle

    October 24, 2016 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Interoffice emails show LSU staff were frustrated with the handling of the postponed football contest against Florida earlier this month. The game, originally scheduled for Saturday, October 8, was indefinitely postponed due to Hurricane Matthew. Eventually, it was announced, the game would be played in Tiger... more »
  • Florida fans accused of mocking Mike VI's death with cat skeleton

    October 16, 2016 3:42 PM

    GAINESVILLE – The rivalry between LSU and University of Florida fans got even uglier Saturday after a Gators fan threw a cat skeleton decorated with purple and gold beads onto the sidelines Saturday. A photo showing two two Florida Gators players playing with the prop was posted onto Reddit... more »
  • LSU reschedules Florida game to Nov. 19

    October 13, 2016 4:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU will face the University of Florida on Nov. 19 in Tiger Stadium, WBRZ confirmed Thursday. SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey made the announcement Thursday afternoon. The game was originally scheduled for Oct. 8 in Gainesville, Fla. but was postponed due to Hurricane Matthew. “It was... more »
  • Man wanted for Chase Bank robbery on Florida Blvd.

    October 12, 2016 12:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police Detectives are trying to locate a man who is wanted for robbing the Chase Bank in the 7400 block of Florida Boulevard. The robbery occurred on Wednesday around 9 a.m. when the man entered the bank and approached the teller with a note... more »
  • Florida raises Hurricane Matthew death toll to 9

    October 11, 2016 9:24 PM

    MIAMI- Florida officials say nine deaths are now blamed on Hurricane Matthew. The state's tally includes two deaths in Miami-Dade County, one each in Orange, Putnam and Duval counties and four in Volusia County. The four deaths reported by Volusia officials were a woman struck by a falling tree during... more »
  • Court grants 1-day extension for FL voter registration

    October 11, 2016 9:43 AM

    WASHINGTON - A federal judge has issued a one-day extension to Florida's voter registration deadline and will hear arguments on a longer extension in a Wednesday hearing. The order from District Judge Mark Walker is at least a partial victory for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The initial registration deadline... more »
  • La National Guard sends 8 helicopters for Matthew aid

    October 9, 2016 8:24 PM

    PINEVILLE - The Louisiana National Guard says it has sent four helicopters to Florida and four to South Carolina to help after Hurricane Matthew. Lt. Rebekah Malone says in an email that the eight helicopters have a total of 32 crew members and maintenance crew, and two medics are going... more »
  • Carbon monxide from generator kills Florida couple riding out storm

    October 7, 2016 9:23 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Authorities say an elderly couple appears to have died from carbon monoxide poisoning while running a generator after Hurricane Matthew, raising the U.S. death toll from the storm to 4. A post on the St. Lucie County Fire District's Facebook page says rescuers responded to couple's... more »
  • Authorities report 2nd death in US from Matthew

    October 7, 2016 6:25 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL - Authorities are now saying two people have died in the U.S. because of Hurricane Matthew. The Putnam County, Florida, Sheriff's Office reported Friday that a woman was killed and a man was injured near Crescent City when a tree fell on their camper during the storm. A... more »
  • LSU, Florida game postponed

    October 6, 2016 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU sports officials have announced that the LSU-Florida game, originally scheduled on Saturday at 11 a.m. (Central Time) has been postponed as Hurricane Matthew strengthens. According to LSU's statement, the two universities and the SEC office will work to reschedule the game later in the season.... more »
  • LSU, Florida game still set for 11 a.m. Saturday in Florida

    October 5, 2016 10:32 AM

    GAINESVILLE – University of Florida officials confirmed that Saturday’s football game against LSU planned for 11 a.m. is still on at its regularly schedule time in Gainesville. Latest UPDATE on #LSUvsUF : pic.twitter.com/4DBNehnFBw — Gators Football (@GatorsFB) October 5, 2016 Kickoff is still set... more »
  • Evacuations underway in 2 Florida counties

    October 5, 2016 10:09 AM

    MIAMI - Mandatory evacuations are already underway in Brevard County, and voluntary evacuations have been activated in St. Lucie County, but Gov. Rick Scott urged other coastal residents potentially in harm's way not to wait to be told to leave. The governor said during a Wednesday morning news conference that... more »
  • Bacterial disease that plagues citrus found in Plaquemines

    October 4, 2016 8:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU AgCenter says a bacterial disease that has plagued Florida's citrus groves has now been found throughout Plaquemines Parish, the heart of Louisiana's $11.4 million citrus business. Part of the parish already was under quarantine for citrus canker. So were part or all of five other... more »
  • Judge orders jail for teen who allegedly impersonated doctor

    September 14, 2016 12:37 PM

    WEST PALM BEACH - A Florida judge has revoked the bail of a 19-year-old man accused of impersonating a doctor after he was arrested in Virginia on charges he tried to illegally buy a car. Circuit Judge Krista Marx revoked Malachi Love-Robinson's $26,000 bond Wednesday and ordered him jailed if... more »
  • Saints release C.J. Spiller

    September 13, 2016 9:19 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints have released running back C.J. Spiller, who signed a four-year, $16 million free-agent contract just last season. Spiller was a healthy scratch Sunday, when the Saints opened the regular season with a 35-34 loss to Oakland. On Monday, Saints coach Sean Payton said Spiller... more »
  • Police: Florida man killed after asking if bulletproof vest works

    September 11, 2016 4:54 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - Police say a Florida man asking if a bulletproof vest "still worked" was fatally shot by his cousin. A Tampa Police report says 23-year-old Joaquin Mendez put on the vest late Saturday and "wondered aloud whether it still worked." Police say his cousin, 24-year-old Alexandro Garibaldi, pulled... more »
  • Praised by viewers of FEMA hearing feed; Who is Rep. Mica?

    September 9, 2016 11:41 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - People watching WBRZ's Facebook Live feed of the Congressional hearing into FEMA's response to the flood rallied around a Florida lawmaker. "We have to do a better job of meeting our federal responsibility," Congressman John L. Mica (R), said in his closing remarks of the Subcommittee... more »
  • Family celebrates birthday of boy killed by alligator at Disney World

    September 4, 2016 5:37 PM

    OMAHA - Parents of the toddler who was killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World in Florida say they will always remember their sweet little boy. Melissa and Matt Graves spoke to a group of several hundred people gathered at a high school football stadium Saturday to remember Lane... more »
  • 2 dead after small plane crashes in waters off Florida coast

    September 3, 2016 3:34 PM

    DANIA BEACH - Florida authorities say two people were killed when a Cessna 172 that was flying south along Broward County's shoreline crashed into the Atlantic. First responders found the downed small plane and two of its occupants off the coast of Dania Beach on Saturday morning. Sheriff's spokesman Mike... more »
  • Florida finds Zika in trapped mosquitoes, 1st in US mainland

    September 1, 2016 2:18 PM

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Authorities in Florida have found the Zika virus in trapped mosquitoes, the first time this has happened in the continental US. Officials say 3 mosquitoes from Miami Beach have tested positive. The state agricultural commissioner calls the development disappointing, but not surprising. The number of non-travel-related Zika... more »
  • Explosion destroys SpaceX rocket, satellite

    September 1, 2016 11:36 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL - SpaceX says a massive explosion has destroyed one of its rockets during a routine test for a weekend launch. A satellite aboard the rocket was also destroyed. SpaceX says there were no injuries. The company was conducting a test firing of its unmanned Falcon rocket when the... more »
  • Poll: Half of Americans wary of travel to US Zika zones

    September 1, 2016 11:33 AM

    MIAMI - A new poll on Americans' health care attitudes finds almost half are wary of traveling to places in the U.S. where people have been infected with the Zika virus by mosquitoes, such as parts of Florida. The poll released Thursday by the Kaiser Family Foundation found 48 percent... more »
  • NIH official: Gulf Coast states most vulnerable to Zika

    August 21, 2016 3:24 PM

    MIAMI - A National Institutes of Health official says the Zika virus could "hang around" the United States for a year or two. Dr. Anthony Fauci told ABC's "This Week" on Sunday that other Gulf Coast states, besides Florida, are most vulnerable to the spread of the disease. Mosquito-borne Zika... more »
  • Officials: Zika won't hurt South Florida tourism in long run

    August 20, 2016 3:37 PM

    MIAMI - Despite confirmation of Zika transmission by mosquitoes in two areas of Miami-Dade County, local officials and business leaders are confident South Florida will retain its status as a world-class tourist destination. Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine said during a news conference Friday afternoon that the Zika reports certainly... more »
  • Firefighters injured after crash at Florida Boulevard and Wooddale Play Video

    August 10, 2016 1:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – All lanes of Florida Boulevard are opened following a closure to traffic at Wooddale Street due to an accident involving a firetruck Wednesday morning. According to BRPD, the fire department was responding to a call when it got "t-boned" by a Toyota Camry at Wooddale and... more »
  • Authorities to talk about accidental shooting during exercise

    August 10, 2016 9:52 AM

    PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in Florida plan to hold a news conference Thursday morning to talk about the shooting death of a 73-year-old woman during a police demonstration. Retired librarian Mary Knowlton assumed the role of the officer during a "shoot/don't shoot" exercise when she was hit by... more »
  • Residents concerned on how to fight Zika in Louisiana Play Video

    August 2, 2016 7:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE – With the recent spike in Zika cases in Florida, Louisianians are wondering what they can do to prevent infection and how they can get tested. Health officials have urged pregnant women to stay away from north Miami where ten additional Zika cases have been reported, totaling... more »
  • 10 additional Zika Cases found in Florida; Governor activates 'emergency response'

    August 1, 2016 11:48 AM

    MIAMI – Ten additional cases of Zika virus infection have been reported in northern Miami, according to government officials. Florida Gov. Rick Scott has activated the "emergency response" team from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention to help stem the outbreak. Four people were confirmed last week... more »
  • Governor: 4 Zika cases likely came from Florida mosquitoes

    July 29, 2016 9:50 AM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Florida's governor says the state has concluded that four mysterious Zika infections likely came from mosquitoes in the Miami area. Gov. Rick Scott said Friday that no mosquitoes in the state have tested positive for Zika. But he says one woman and three men in Miami-Dade... more »
  • Authorities: 2 killed, 17 shot at Florida nightclub

    July 25, 2016 5:34 AM

    FORT MYERS, Fla. - Officials say two people have been killed and at least 17 wounded in a shooting outside a nightclub in Florida early Monday morning. Lee Memorial Health System says in a press release that 16 victims ranging in age from 12 to 27 started arriving at... more »
  • Police shoot autistic man's caretaker as he lies in street

    July 21, 2016 12:47 PM

    MIAMI - Authorities say a Florida police officer shot and wounded an autistic man's black caretaker in an incident purportedly captured on cellphone video that shows the caretaker lying down with his arms raised before being shot. North Miami Assistant Police Chief Neal Cuevas told The Miami Herald that officers... more »
  • Officials: Florida man shoots at 'Pokemon Go' players outside house

    July 16, 2016 10:31 PM

    PALM COAST - Authorities say a Florida man fired shots at two late-night "Pokemon Go" players in a car outside his house but no one was injured. Flagler County Sheriff's Office spokesman James Troiano says in a news release that the homeowner awoke to a noise outside about 1:30 a.m.... more »
  • Man accused of groping 6 people at Disney water park

    July 6, 2016 3:57 PM

    ORLANDO - A man has been accused of groping six people, including teenagers, at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon water park in Florida. According to news reports, one of the victims told Orange County Sheriff's deputies she and 27-year-old Aman Bhatia were in the wave pool Sunday. She says that as waves... more »
  • Florida officials investigating fiery crash that left 4 dead

    July 3, 2016 3:11 PM

    TALLAHASSEE - Authorities were investigating Sunday what caused a driver of a decades-old school bus to run a flashing red light and collide with a tractor-trailer causing both to burst into flames killing four people and injuring 25 others. Wakulla County Sheriff Charlie Creel said Saturday that speed was not... more »
  • Orangutan escapes enclosure at Busch Garden Tampa

    July 1, 2016 9:03 PM

    TAMPA, FL.- Parts of Busch Gardens Tampa were evacuated and closed off after an orangutan escaped its enclosure. Guests were uploading videos of the great ape climbing a tree on Friday. The orangutan was eventually tranquilized and returned to its enclosure. No injuries were reported to park guests or employees.... more »
  • Florida dad admits killing 6-year-old son while playing video games

    June 30, 2016 6:19 PM

    ENGLEWOOD - A Florida man who kept playing videogames after pinning his 6-year-old son to the couch on Christmas Eve has pleaded guilty to killing the boy. The Herald Tribune reports that 31-year-old James Dearman pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated manslaughter of a child in the death of his son... more »
  • Marco Rubio, in reversal, will seek re-election to Senate

    June 22, 2016 11:45 AM

    WASHINGTON - Former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio says he will run for re-election to his Florida Senate seat. In a statement Wednesday Rubio says he is reversing his plans to retire after concluding it was important to continue with public service at a critical time for the nation. The... more »
  • Nebraska family 'devastated' by fatal gator attack at Disney

    June 17, 2016 11:24 AM

    ORLANDO - The parents of a Nebraska toddler killed by an alligator at a Walt Disney World resort say they're devastated by the death of their son. A statement by Matt and Melissa Graves of Omaha, Nebraska, says words can't express the shock and grief their family is experiencing. They... more »
  • Woman says Orlando club shooter stalked her

    June 17, 2016 11:15 AM

    ORLANDO - A bartender says the gunman in the massacre at a gay nightclub stalked her nearly a decade ago when he started coming into her Florida bar. Heather LaSalla of Fort Pierce, Florida, told The Associated Press that Omar Mateen sent her so many uncomfortable messages on Facebook that... more »
  • Gunman tried to buy body armor before attack

    June 16, 2016 6:57 PM

    ORLANDO - The owner of a gun shop in Florida says the gunman in the Orlando nightclub shootings came to his shop to buy body armor and 1,000 rounds of ammunition about five weeks before the rampage. Robert Abell, co-owner of Lotus Gunworks in Jensen Beach, says the shop declined... more »

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