December 6, 2013 4:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - A special $20 package to see four LSU women's basketball home games this holiday season is now on sale at www.LSUtix.net.
The $20 holiday package includes a 200-level reserved seat to the following four games: Jackson State (Dec. 30), Texas A&M (Jan. 9), Florida (Jan. 12)... more »
December 3, 2013 8:39 AM
GAINESVILLE, Fla.- On one of the busiest flying days of the year, Delta Air Lines canceled an Atlanta-bound commercial flight from Gainesville Regional Airport to accommodate the University of Florida men's basketball team. The team's charter plane was grounded Sunday afternoon by maintenance issues. The team was heading to Storrs,... more »
December 1, 2013 4:48 PM
GAINESVILLE, Fl. - Florida has fired offensive coordinator Brent Pease and offensive line coach Tim Davis after the program's first losing season since 1979. Pease and Davis were let go Sunday, a day after the Gators (4-8) ended the season with a humbling, 37-7 loss to rival Florida State. The... more »
November 20, 2013 12:23 PM
WASHINGTON - Florida Congressman Henry "Trey" Radel has been sentenced to a year's probation after pleading guilty to cocaine posession.
Radel says he wants to "come out of this stronger" and continue serving his country.
He admitted to agreeing to buy cocaine for $250 from an undercover officer... more »
November 20, 2013 8:02 AM
DANIA BEACH, Fla. - Coast Guard officials say search and rescue efforts continue for two people who were aboard a jet en route to Mexico that plunged into the Atlantic Ocean off Florida.
Two people have been confirmed dead. The Coast Guard said early Wednesday that crews were searching... more »
November 14, 2013 2:49 PM
MIAMI- A pilot has reported to the Federal Aviation Administration that a passenger fell out of his small plane into the ocean southeast of Miami. FAA officials say the call came at 1:30 p.m. Thursday from the pilot of a Piper PA 46 aircraft. Coast Guard and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue... more »
October 12, 2013 5:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - The third quarter saw zero points between the two squads, but the fourth quarter has added a pair of field goals midway through the fourth quarter to make it a 17-6 lead for LSU.
Both defenses have stepped up to the plate, allowing only 500 yards... more »
October 12, 2013 5:07 PM
BATON ROUGE - Though there weren't a ton of offensive fireworks in the first half, the Tigers and Gators grinded to a halt in the third quarter.
Neither team posted a score in the third frame, leaving LSU with a 14-3 lead going into the fourth.
The Tigers... more »
October 12, 2013 4:06 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers head to halftime ahead of the Florida Gators 14-3.
The Tigers led in all offensive categories in the opening half.
LSU leads Florida in passing(105-42), rushing(82-52), and third down conversions(4/5 - 4/8).
Zach Mettenberger is currently 6-of-9 for 105 yards passing,... more »
October 12, 2013 3:54 PM
BATON ROUGE -The LSU Tigers added to their lead against Florida with a one-yard quarterback sneak for freshman QB Anthony Jennings.
The Tigers lead the Gators 14-3 with 5:14 left in the second quarter.
Jennings came in earlier on the drive for a trick play that would eventually... more »
October 12, 2013 3:16 PM
BATON ROUGE - After Florida took their first drive 60 yards on 14 plays to put the first score on the board, LSU responded with a scoring drive of their own.
The Tigers went nine plays and 70 yards for a touchdown score.
The final play was a... more »
October 12, 2013 3:02 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers stalled on their first drive of the ballgame, but the Florida Gators responded with a 60-yard, 14-play scoring drive capped with a 44-yard field goal to lead 3-0.
Tyler Murphy went 3-for-4 for 23 yards passing and even scrambled for four more on... more »
October 12, 2013 2:52 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers got the offense going early against the second-ranked defense in the nation but came away with no points on their opening drive.
Jeremy Hill carried the ball two times for 20 yards to get the Tigers ground game going against the Gators.
... more »
October 12, 2013 2:17 PM
BATON ROUGE - The #10 LSU Tigers take on the #17 Florida Gators at Tiger Stadium at 2:30 CT Saturday.
Maybe the biggest indicator throughout the game for the Bayou Bengals could be their offensive production on third downs against the SEC's best defense.
Florida is second in... more »
October 11, 2013 9:27 PM
BATON ROUGE - A two-vehicle accident temporarily closed part of Florida near 7th Street in downtown Baton Rouge Friday evening.
Police say one person suffered broken bones in the accident but is expected to recover.
Cops are still investigating the cause of the crash. No tickets have been... more »
October 11, 2013 9:17 PM
BATON ROUGE - The night before the LSU-Florida game, tailgaters are narrowing in on tomorrow's menu, ready to start cooking early, in time for the 2:30 p.m. kickoff.
The tiger bait of choice this weekend is alligator, and fans brought cooler after cooler of gator to their tailgate.
... more »
October 10, 2013 1:21 PM
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - No. 17 Florida expects something closer to a shutout than a shootout against 10th-ranked LSU. The Gators have praised Tigers quarterback Zach Mettenberger and arguably the nation's top receiving tandem, Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry, all week. But defensive players raised eyebrows and pretty much scoffed... more »
October 1, 2013 11:39 AM
HENDERSON - Louisiana State Police have rescued a missing 5-month-old child from Florida. Officers were on the lookout for a blue Chrysler Town and Country van traveling west on I-10.
Trooper Stephen Hammons says officers stopped the van yesterday afternoon around 4:30 and found the child in the vehicle... more »
September 30, 2013 11:37 AM
BATON ROUGE - Kickoff for the LSU-Florida game on Saturday, October 12 in Tiger Stadium has been set for 2:30 p.m.
The Southeastern Conference announced the game times for that weekend this morning.
LSU vs. Florida will match two teams currently ranked in the top 25. The Tigers... more »
September 21, 2013 6:29 PM
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - After starting quarterback Jeff Driskel was lost to a season-ending ankle injury, Tyler Murphy led No. 19 Florida to five scores in a somewhat ugly game, helping the Gators open Southeastern Conference play with a 31-17 victory over Tennessee on Saturday. Murphy had a 52 yard touchdown... more »
September 18, 2013 8:18 PM
KNOXVILLE, Tn. - Tennessee freshman defensive end Corey Vereen is expected to make his collegiate debut Saturday at No. 19 Florida. Linebacker Curt Maggitt remains sidelined as he recovers from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Volunteers coach Butch Jones updated the status of both players on his radio show Wednesday.... more »
September 12, 2013 7:29 PM
LAKELAND, FLORIDA- A pastor who said he intended to burn 2,998 Qurans for each of the 9-11 victims posted bail to get out of jail on Thursday. Terry Jones and his associate pastor were arrested on felony charges for unlawfully carrying fuel when he drove a pickup towing a large... more »
September 8, 2013 12:44 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Orleans Parish sheriff has hired the chief of corrections for Orange County, Fla., Michael Tidwell, to run New Orleans' only jail. A federal consent agreement requires Sheriff Marlin Gusman to hire a professional corrections administrator to bring the jail up to constitutional standards. The agreement in... more »
September 4, 2013 7:46 PM
LAKE MARY, FLORIDA- George Zimmerman was stopped again for speeding but this time in Florida near his home. Officers in Lake Mary say he was going 60 in a 45 mph zone. It was his second speeding offense after being stopped in Texas last month but this time he didn't... more »
September 2, 2013 7:33 AM
KEY WEST, Florida - Diana Nyad has become the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help of a shark cage. The 64-year-old Nyad stepped ashore in Key West on Monday just before 2 p.m. EDT, about 53 hours after she began her swim in Havana on... more »
September 1, 2013 10:52 AM
HAVANA - U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad's team says she made it through her first night in the Straits of Florida with almost no sightings of poisonous jellyfish. A post on Nyad's blog says she's doing well and the crew is upbeat, though she expressed some fatigue during a pause... more »
August 28, 2013 6:56 PM
ATLANTA - Georgia comes into the season with high expectations. The fifth-ranked Bulldogs will find out pretty quickly if their outlook is justified. No one has a tougher start than Georgia, which will travel to Clemson on Saturday night to face the eighth-ranked Tigers, then return home the following week... more »
August 24, 2013 5:25 PM
LAKE BUTLER - Authorities say a longtime employee of a Florida trucking company killed himself after fatally shooting his former boss and a coworker and wounding two others. A news release from the Union County Sheriff's Office says gunman Hubert Allen Jr. drove to several locations Saturday morning and shot... more »
August 23, 2013 3:30 PM
GAINESVILLE, Fl. - No. 10 Florida will be without two offensive starters in the team's season opener against Toledo. Coach Will Muschamp ruled out running back Matt Jones and right guard Jon Halapio on Friday, eight days before the opener. Jones has missed all of fall practice following a viral... more »
August 13, 2013 1:43 PM
LABELLE, Fla. - Health officials in Florida say a 12-year-old boy is fighting a rare and deadly infection that is attacking his brain. Family members told media outlets that Zachary Reyna of Southwest Florida was infected with Naegleria fowleri, a microscopic single-celled living amoeba that is commonly found in freshwater... more »
August 7, 2013 6:55 PM
GAINESVILLE, Fl. - Florida senior Andre Debose will miss the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Debose, who owns a school record with four kickoff returns for touchdowns, injured his knee during a non-contract drill in practice Tuesday. He will have season-ending surgery after swelling... more »
August 7, 2013 11:47 AM
HOUMA - A 28-year-old Larose man accused of causing a fatal wreck in Galliano in 2011 has been arrested in Florida. State police say Edward Farbe turned into the path of an oncoming pickup attempting to turn from La. 3235 into the Wal-Mart parking lot on Aug. 27, 2011, and... more »
July 25, 2013 2:37 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. - The second juror to speak publicly about George Zimmerman's trial tells ABC News that she feels the neighborhood watch volunteer got away with murder for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin. But she says there wasn't enough evidence to convict him under Florida law. Juror B29 told Robin Roberts... more »
July 18, 2013 3:27 PM
BATON ROUGE - Former LSU and NFL player Cecil Collins can return to Florida while his probation case in Louisiana is worked out, a judge ruled Thursday.
Judge Michael Caldwell ruled that Collins can return to Florida but must be supervised by a private probation enforcement company, Capital City... more »
July 16, 2013 2:58 PM
HOOVER, Ala.- Will Muschamp's defensive acumen has already helped Florida return to the upper echelon of the Southeastern Conference. The third-year coach spent most of his appearance at SEC Media Days on Tuesday explaining how the offense plans to catch up. Florida's defense was among the league's best last season,... more »
July 15, 2013 4:13 PM
LIVINGSTON - Construction crews have begun giving U.S. 190 a facelift, part of a $4.4 million project to fix the stretch of road in Livingston Parish.
Crews are currently doing patchwork and will overlay the highway to make it safer. Residents living near the highway said they're glad to... more »
July 12, 2013 12:14 PM
SANFORD, Fla. - A prosecutor in George Zimmerman's murder trial has ended his rebuttal, saying the neighborhood watch volunteer told a series of lies in his statements about shooting Trayvon Martin. Prosecutor John Guy argued that Zimmerman repeatedly lied about the shooting of the unarmed 17-year-old Martin. His rebuttal came... more »
June 28, 2013 9:04 AM
SANFORD, Fla. - A video security expert has taken the witness stand in the George Zimmerman murder trial.
Greg McKinney is the first witness Friday as the trial enters a fifth day of testimony.
McKinney's company monitored the security cameras at the townhome complex where Zimmerman fatally shot... more »
June 20, 2013 2:27 PM
SANFORD, Fla. - An all-women jury has been chosen in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman, who says he shot an unarmed Trayvon Marin in self-defense.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys chose the panel Thursday.
Prosecutors have said Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer for his community, profiled the... more »
June 18, 2013 8:22 PM
TAMPA, FLORIDA- A toddler who lost her feet when her father accidentally backed over her with a riding lawn mower took her first steps with new prosthetic legs. Ireland Nugent has had seven surgeries since the accident in April and was confined to a wheelchair. She was fitted with her... more »
June 10, 2013 10:53 PM
GULF SHORES- Popular beach hangouts for people around the capital region are closed to swimmers after five people drowned.
One person was from Louisiana.
Double red flags were posted Monday along the shoreline, closing beaches in Gulf Shores and parts of Florida.
"This includes all beaches from... more »
June 6, 2013 5:24 PM
MIAMI - Forecasters say Tropical Storm Andrea has made landfall with winds of about 65 mph but the storm isn't likely to reach hurricane force. And while it won't have destructive winds, it does pose a threat from isolated flooding and storm surge before it loses steam over the next... more »
June 2, 2013 12:24 PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - When Scooter the llama busted out of his penned-in yard in Tallahassee, Florida, it took three county sheriff's deputies and a taser gun to get him back in again. Leon County Lt. Tony Drzewiecki said Sunday that the 6-foot-llama outran him and his colleagues for a while,... more »
June 2, 2013 12:16 PM
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. - It's been two weeks since residents of Zephyrhills, Fla., learned that a $590 million Powerball ticket was sold inside their city limits. No one expected the winner to come forward immediately. After all, they reasoned, the person might need a few days to absorb the shock, or... more »
May 22, 2013 7:52 PM
CLEARWATER, FLORIDA- A tiger in Florida couldn't hack-up a basketball-sized hairball and it took veterinary surgeons to remove it. Ty the 17-year-old tiger underwent the procedure in Clearwater near Tampa after he wouldn't eat for nearly two weeks. Ty is cared for by Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation and workers brought... more »
May 19, 2013 10:15 AM
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. - Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a winning Powerball ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million. On Sunday, Zephyrhills residents wondered who the winner of Powerball's highest jackpot in history might be. The ticket-holder hadn't... more »
May 6, 2013 8:38 PM
JACKSONVILLE, Fl. - Dear Mr. President, please order the Jacksonville Jaguars to sign Tim Tebow. That was the gist of a petition started by some Jaguars fans Monday, hoping President Barack Obama makes their team bring the popular quarterback to Jacksonville for a happy homecoming. It received a few hundred... more »
May 6, 2013 11:09 AM
BATON ROUGE - The SEC named LSU sophomore right-hander Aaron Nola as the conference's Pitcher of the Week today.
Nola threw his fourth consecutive complete game Friday and had his second shutout of the season against No. 19 Florida. He held the Gators to no runs and four singles... more »
May 3, 2013 10:07 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers(42-6) bounced back, after losing their first weekend series of the season, with a series win in a 5-0 blanking of #19 Florida Friday night.
Aaron Nola propelled the Tigers with his fifth straight complete game win. Nola only struck out three but allowed... more »
May 2, 2013 9:48 PM
The LSU Tiger baseball team won game one of their SEC series against the Florida Gators 3-2 on Friday night in Alex Box Stadium.
The Tigers scored the go ahead run in the bottom of the eighth inning as catcher Ty Ross flied to center with the bases loaded... more »
May 2, 2013 11:54 AM
NEW ORLEANS - One person died in a wreck involving a charter bus and a car on Interstate 10 in a marshy area of eastern New Orleans, according to authorities. The Thursday morning accident prompted the closure of I-10's westbound lanes. Police have not released details on the accident or... more »
May 1, 2013 9:58 PM
BATON ROUGE - Florida head coach Kevin O'Sullivan tells WBRZ Sports that right hand pitcher Jonathan Crawford(ankle injury) will get the start vs LSU Thursday night for the series opener.
The Gator ace passed a quick test on his ankle during the first portion of Florida's practice Wednesday night... more »
April 11, 2013 9:28 AM
TAMPA, Fla. - The Florida parents charged with kidnapping their boys after losing custody and fleeing to Cuba by sailboat have been ordered to remain in jail without bond. Joshua and Sharyn Hakken made their first appearance before a Tampa judge Thursday morning. They'll face a judge during a pretrial... more »
April 10, 2013 4:24 PM
GAINESVILLE, Fl. - Florida defensive line coach Bryant Young has resigned to "pursue more time with my family." A four-time Pro Bowler who played 14 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, Young joined coach Will Muschamp's staff in 2011 after one year at San Jose State and another at Notre... more »
April 10, 2013 6:43 AM
TAMPA, Fla. - The couple accused of kidnapping their two young sons and fleeing by boat to Cuba has been booked into a Florida jail after being handed over to U.S. authorities. According to a website for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Joshua Michael Hakken and his wife Sharyn are... more »
April 9, 2013 4:18 PM
HAVANA - Cuba says it will turn over to the United States a Florida couple who allegedly kidnapped their own children from the mother's parents and fled by boat to Havana. Foreign Ministry official Johana Tablada told The Associated Press in a written statement that Cuba had informed U.S. authorities... more »
April 8, 2013 7:18 PM
TAMPA- Two boys, kidnapped from a home in Florida last week, have been spotted in Cuba, according to media reports from Tampa .
Their father, Joshua Hakken, allegedly took the boys from their maternal grandparents home on Wednesday.
Hakken and his wife lost custody of the children following... more »
April 3, 2013 7:11 PM
BATON ROUGE- State Police issued an advisory for two kids believed to have been kidnapped by at least one of their parents earlier Wednesday.
Chase Hakken, 2, and Cole Hakken, 4, were snatched from their grandmother Wednesday morning at a home in Tampa, Florida. The grandmother was tied up... more »
March 18, 2013 8:05 AM
ORLANDO, Fla. - A dorm on the University of Central Florida campus in Orlando has been emptied after explosive devices were discovered by authorities investigating a death.
Officers responding to an alarm found a man dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police told local... more »
March 15, 2013 5:10 PM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A small plane crashed into a parking lot near a South Florida airport, killing all three people onboard and burning about a dozen cars. Fort Lauderdale fire officials said no one on the ground was hurt in the Friday afternoon crash near that city's executive airport.... more »
March 15, 2013 2:30 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Erik Murphy scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed a career-best 12 rebounds to help the 13th-ranked Florida Gators elimnate the LSU Tigers from the SEC men's basketball tournament.
Ninth-seeded LSU (19-12) tried to keep up with the rested Gators but looked a step slow with too... more »
February 22, 2013 11:15 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country star Mindy McCready's funeral has been scheduled for Tuesday in her hometown of Fort Myers, Fla. The funeral will be private. A memorial organized by friends and the music community is tentatively scheduled for March 6 at Cathedral of the Incarnation. McCready committed suicide Sunday at... more »
February 5, 2013 9:04 AM
SANFORD, Fla.- A judge in the case of a former neighborhood watch leader accused of shooting Florida teenager Trayvon Martin has denied a defense request to delay the trial. George Zimmerman's attorneys presented a motion Tuesday asking Judge Debra Nelson to push the trial from mid-June back to November. They... more »
February 1, 2013 10:47 AM
ORANGE CITY, Fla. - A conversation with two passengers landed a Florida tow truck driver in jail after his cellphone pocket-dialed 911 and dispatchers listened in. Authorities say 19-year-old Matthew Dollarhide of Orange City was surprised when a Volusia County Sheriff's deputy pulled him over on Tuesday and asked why... more »
January 31, 2013 11:11 AM
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The great white shark known as Mary Lee is headed north again after spending a number of weeks this winter along the Southeast coast. The 3,500-pound shark was off Long Island, N.Y, on Thursday. Earlier, Mary Lee traveled as far south as Jacksonville Beach, Fla. Shark researcher... more »
January 28, 2013 11:33 AM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.- Police in South Florida say rapper Rick Ross crashed his Rolls Royce into a building after hearing shots fired nearby. Fort Lauderdale police say Ross and a female companion reported hearing multiple shots fired in their direction at around 5:00 a.m. Monday. Police say Ross lost control... more »
January 18, 2013 1:04 PM
PALM BAY, Fla. - Police in Florida say a man bit off his girlfriend's left thumb during a fight while he was driving her to work. Florida Today reports that hospital officials called police after the woman arrived for treatment Wednesday. Palm Bay police spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez says 35-year-old Ricardo... more »
January 18, 2013 10:32 AM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida A&M University has hired alumnus Bryan F. Smith as its anti-hazing administrator. Interim university President Larry Robinson said Friday that Smith's job will be ensuring that initiatives adopted after the hazing death of a band member are implemented. Drum major Robert Champion died in 2011 after... more »
January 11, 2013 11:58 AM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU men's basketball team draws a tough foe for its opening home Southeastern Conference game as it plays host to the nationally-ranked Florida Gators Saturday. Florida enters the game ranked No. 11 in the Associated Press poll and No. 9 in the USA Today Coaches Poll... more »
January 4, 2013 10:48 AM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Alabama assistant coach Kirby Smart runs the stingiest defense in the country when it comes to yards allowed, but as he looks at Notre Dame, he sees plenty of reasons for concern. The second-ranked Crimson Tide play the No. 1 Fighting Irish on Monday in the... more »
January 3, 2013 5:45 PM
BATON ROUGE- Investors plan to open a grocery store in downtown Baton Rouge, at the corner of Third Street and Florida Blvd., later this spring.
A grocery store is one of the key retail needs identified in a recent Downtown Development District report. The group of investors say the... more »
January 3, 2013 10:41 AM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Top-ranked Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama are in Florida and continuing preparations for Monday night's BCS championship game.
Both teams arrived in Fort Lauderdale yesterday afternoon for a matchup that was set more than a month ago.
It's a return home for Crimson... more »
January 2, 2013 11:07 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The lone college football game of the day is the Sugar Bowl pitting fourth-ranked Florida against No. 22 Louisville. The 11-1 Gators are making their 40th bowl appearance after a regular-season loss to Georgia cost them a shot at a national championship. They are seeking their school-record... more »
January 1, 2013 4:05 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. - Aaron Murray threw five touchdown passes to set a Georgia bowl record, including two in the fourth quarter, as the sixth-ranked Bulldogs beat No. 23 Nebraska 45-31 in the Capital One Bowl on Tuesday. Murray shook off a pair of first-half interceptions, including one returned for a... more »
January 1, 2013 2:54 PM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Behind huge interceptions early and late, No. 21 Northwestern beat Mississippi State 34-20 in the Gator Bowl on Tuesday and snapped college football's longest postseason losing streak. The Wildcats (10-3) won their first bowl game since 1949, snapping a nine-game losing streak that was tied for the... more »
January 1, 2013 11:16 AM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Authorities say no one was injured when two airplanes got into a sort of fender-bender at a Florida airport. The Broward Sheriff's Office says a taxiing Spirit Airlines Airbus A-320 clipped a US Airways Airbus A-320. The US Airways jet was parked Monday night in a... more »
December 20, 2012 2:44 PM
FORT LAUDERDALE- The alleged ringleader of a 2009 attack in which his South Florida middle school classmate was doused with alcohol and set on fire has been sentenced to 11 years in prison. Eighteen-year-old Matthew Bent was sentenced Thursday for an aggravated battery conviction. Two other teenagers are already serving... more »
December 11, 2012 12:39 PM
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A top-secret mini-space shuttle has blasted off from Cape Canaveral. The Air Force launched the unmanned spacecraft Tuesday aboard an Atlas V rocket. It's the second flight for this original X-37B spaceplane. It circled the planet for seven months in 2010. A second X-37B spacecraft spent... more »
December 11, 2012 10:25 AM
SANFORD, Fla. - A Florida judge has denied defense requests to end 24-hour GPS monitoring of George Zimmerman while he is out on bond in the fatal shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.
Judge Debra Nelson denied bond requests from Zimmerman's defense team Tuesday. Besides dropping the monitoring, the... more »
December 10, 2012 2:41 PM
MIAMI - Another Florida man is suing the former Elmo puppeteer who resigned amid sex abuse allegations, claiming the voice actor befriended him in Miami and promised to be a father figure before flying him to New York to have sex with him. The alleged victim is now the fourth... more »
November 29, 2012 12:44 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. - A New Hampshire couple arrested for allegedly beating and burning the woman's 3-year-old son are due to appear in a Florida courtroom Friday morning unless they waive extradition. U.S. Deputy Marshal Jeffrey White says New Hampshire law enforcement officials are en route to Florida to escort the... more »
November 27, 2012 11:03 AM
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - No. 5 Florida didn't wait to give coach Will Muschamp a contract extension. The Gators (11-1) gave him one before the season. President Bernie Machen and athletic director Jeremy Foley met in August and agreed to extend Muschamp's contract for a year, through 2017. The Gainesville Sun... more »
October 31, 2012 12:31 PM
TAMPA, Fla. - Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is challenging criticism from U.S. automakers over campaign ads that claim General Motors and Chrysler are adding jobs in China at the expense of Ohio. Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said Wednesday, quote: "Their comments don't refute anything in our ad." Romney ads on... more »
October 31, 2012 12:29 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. - Vice President Joe Biden is calling advertising released by Republican Mitt Romney "an outrageous lie" for asserting that automakers General Motors and Chrysler are adding jobs in China at the expense of workers in Ohio. Biden says in Florida that Romney is "trying to scare the living... more »
October 25, 2012 1:32 PM
TAMPA, Fla. - A new Associated Press-GfK poll suggests Mitt Romney has erased President Barack Obama's advantage among women. Obama has been renewing his pitch to female voters today. In the midst of a marathon, cross-country campaign trip, he made a veiled reference to Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's comment... more »
October 22, 2012 5:07 PM
BOCA RATON, Fla. - President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have toured the site of tonight's debate in the battleground state of Florida. The 90-minute faceoff at Lynn University in Boca Raton will focus on foreign policy. Moderator Bob Schieffer of CBS says the questions he'll put before the candidates... more »
October 18, 2012 2:32 PM
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Democrats and Republicans alike are fretting over what might go seriously wrong before, during - or just after - the Nov. 6 presidential election. Both parties have amassed lawyers and volunteers to watch polling places and appeal to local election officials if problems arise. Campaign... more »
October 15, 2012 4:21 PM
MIAMI - Authorities have found the body of a fourth victim in the rubble of a parking garage that partially collapsed last week at a Florida college. Miami-Dade County police said Monday the man's body is deep in the unstable rubble and may take several days to remove. Investigators believe... more »
October 15, 2012 10:39 AM
MIAMI - State experts say a giant eyeball that washed up on a Florida beach last week likely came from a swordfish.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Monday they based their conclusion on the eyeball's color, size and structure, along with the presence of bone around... more »
October 12, 2012 10:32 AM
MIAMI - Word that a giant eyeball washed up on a South Florida has created a buzz on the Internet and in the marine biology community. An assistant biology professor at Florida International University in Miami on Friday said the blue eyeball may have come from a deep sea squid... more »
October 11, 2012 5:28 PM
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Mocking his Republican rival, President Barack Obama says Mitt Romney once described himself as "severely conservative." But these days, Obama says Romney is trying to convince voters he was, in Obama's words, "severely kidding." Obama says Romney is trying to mask his past stances on tax... more »
October 9, 2012 12:47 PM
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. - Authorities say the winner of a roach-eating contest in South Florida died shortly after downing dozens of the live bugs as well as worms. The grand prize in Friday night's contest was a live python. The Broward County sheriff's office says in a news release that... more »