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  • 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 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 »
  • Gator teammates fight over football cleats, police called

    October 7, 2014 11:14 PM

    GAINESVILLE, FL - Florida coach Will Muschamp has another issue to deal with this week. According to the University Police Department, reserve quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg, son of New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, got into a fight with teammate Gerald Willis outside the stadium Monday night. Maj. Brad Barber,... more »
  • Speed trap town disbands police force

    October 2, 2014 7:44 PM

    WALDO, FLORIDA- A town that didn't hide the fact its police department wrote tickets to pay the bills is disbanding the force. The town council of Waldo, Florida in Alachua County did away with the force weeks after the police chief and interim chief resigned due to state investigations into... more »
  • Loud music killing re-trial

    September 29, 2014 7:45 PM

    JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA- Prosecutors rested their case against a man accused of murder for shooting a black teenager over an argument concerning loud music at a convenience store. Michael Dunn is on trial and the prosecutor ended her case with questions to the medical examiner about bullet wounds on 17-year-old... more »
  • Grandfather murders family

    September 18, 2014 9:27 PM

    BELL, Fla.- A grandfather killed his six grandchildren, the kids' mother who is also his daughter and then himself Thursday evening. "Tomorrow is going to be a tough day," Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz said in a news conference hours after the bodies were discovered. Schultz said the children... more »
  • La. Gov. Jindal helping out Florida GOP

    September 13, 2014 12:09 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is helping Florida Republicans focused on trying to get Gov. Rick Scott re-elected. Jindal is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the Republican Party of Florida's annual fundraising dinner being held Saturday at Walt Disney World. Jindal is another potential 2016 presidential... more »
  • Baton Rouge man drowns during Florida vacation

    September 2, 2014 11:30 AM

    NAVARRE BEACH, FL - Officials say a 65-year-old Baton Rouge man drowned in the Gulf of Mexico on Labor Day. The Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office says Roderick M. Maybee was pulled unconscious from the water Monday afternoon off the Florida Panhandle beach where he'd been vacationing with his family. The... more »
  • Bodies found in water off South Florida coast check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 25, 2014 7:44 AM

    HOLLYWOOD, FL - Officials are still trying to determine the identities of four men whose bodies were found floating off the South Florida coastline. The bodies were discovered Sunday off Hollywood Beach. The remains were taken to the Broward County medical examiner's office and the Broward Sheriff's Office has joined... more »
  • US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

    August 21, 2014 2:45 PM

    MIAMI - A federal judge has declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot. U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle in Tallahassee ruled Thursday that the ban added to Florida's constitution by voters in... more »
  • Man calls 911 after sexually assaulting woman

    August 14, 2014 6:31 AM

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - Palm Beach County Sheriff's officials in Florida say a man called 911 on himself after sexually assaulting a woman who had responded to a Craigslist ad for a cleaning job. Joel Jones, 47, flagged down deputies responding to the call Tuesday evening. Before they could... more »
  • Wreck closes part of Central Thruway

    August 8, 2014 8:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a two-car crash at the intersection of S. Choctaw Dr. and Central Thruway Friday morning has shut down part of the thruway. A car turning left onto S. Choctaw turned into the path of a truck. The truck turned on its side and slid... more »
  • Girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

    July 29, 2014 8:52 AM

    SARASOTA, FL - Law enforcement officials in Florida say a 9-year-old girl has died from injuries suffered when she was hit by a plane that crash-landed on the beach where she was walking with her father. The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday morning that they were notified by the... more »
  • Small plane crashes on beach, hits father and daughter on ground check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 28, 2014 5:31 AM

    VENICE, FL - A Georgia man is dead and his 9-year-old daughter is in the hospital with critical injuries after they were hit by a small plane that made an emergency landing on a Florida Gulf Coast beach. The Piper Cherokee crash-landed Sunday afternoon, losing a wheel, damaging a wind... more »
  • Same-sex marriage ban struck down for Miami area

    July 25, 2014 5:39 PM

    MIAMI - A Florida judge has overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week. The ruling issued Friday by Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel applies only in Miami-Dade County. The... more »
  • Deadly lightning strike at Florida beach check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 23, 2014 6:01 AM

    FORT MYERS BEACH, FL- A lightning strike has killed one person and injured two others on Fort Myers Beach in southwest Florida. The Lee County Sheriff's Office says a man was walking with a woman and another man Tuesday afternoon when the lightning bolt struck. The strike apparently killed him... more »
  • Hot car animal cruelty

    July 9, 2014 7:47 PM

    CRESTVEIW, FLORIDA- A dog that died after being left in a hot car for 13 hours led to animal cruelty charges for a woman who appeared to have mental issues. Police say the woman told them she had a head injury that causes her to forget things. She... more »
  • Tropical Storm Arthur strengthens off Florida

    July 1, 2014 3:10 PM

    MIAMI - With a holiday weekend on the horizon, the National Hurricane Center says the first named storm of the Atlantic season is strengthening off Florida and is expected to become a hurricane. Tropical Storm Arthur formed Tuesday. A tropical storm watch is in effect from Fort Pierce to Flagler... more »
  • Steven Myers held for extradition in Lafayette

    June 24, 2014 4:20 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The Florida man arrested last week in Lafayette for stabbing himself and a missing teen is being held for extradition to Hillsborough County in Florida. Steven Myers made an appearance in court in Lafayette on Tuesday, and now faces attempted first-degree murder and aggravated criminal damage to... more »
  • Florida beats Baylor, advances to title series

    June 1, 2014 4:27 PM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Hannah Rogers pitched a complete game to help Florida defeat Baylor 6-3 on Sunday and advanced to the Women's College World Series national championship best-of-three series. Florida (53-12), which beat Baylor 11-0 Thursday on the opening day of competition, took a 5-0 lead Sunday in the top... more »
  • Bond reduced for mom who drove into ocean

    May 29, 2014 7:23 PM

    DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA- A woman accused of trying to kill her kids by driving her mini van into the ocean had her bond reduced after a psychiatrist testified she wasn't a danger to the community. The bond for Ebony Wilkerson was dropped from $1.2 million to $90,000. She's... more »
  • LSU baseball will face Florida in SEC tournament final

    May 24, 2014 7:19 PM

    HOOVER, AL - The LSU baseball team earned its second run-rule win of the SEC tournament, and the Tigers advanced to the championship game with a 11-1 win over Arkansas on Saturday in Hoover, AL. The Tigers will face top-seeded Florida, who beat Kentucky 6-5 in the other semifinal.... more »
  • Second SEC-Big12 Challenge to be held in December

    May 7, 2014 4:41 PM

    BRISTOL, Ct. - National runner-up Kentucky will face Texas and Florida will play Kansas in the 2nd annual SEC-Big 12 Challenge. All 10 Big 12 teams and 10 of the 14 Southeastern Conference teams will play in the event from Dec. 3-6, it was announced Wednesday. Auburn and Texas Tech,... more »
  • Selfie with squirrel goes awry

    May 1, 2014 7:59 PM

    AUBURN, MAINE- A teenager's attempt at a selfie with a squirrel didn't go quite as planned. Brian Genest says he saw what appeared to be a friendly squirrel in a park when he took a trip to a college in Florida. He took the selfie in John Chestnut... more »
  • SEC announces football scheduling format

    April 27, 2014 11:43 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference on Sunday announced the format for future football scheduling that is a continuation of the existing format and adds a strength-of-schedule component that requires all schools to play an ACC, Big 12, Big Ten or Pac-12 opponent on an annual basis. The announcement comes... more »
  • Fearsome Final Foursome headed to North Texas check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 31, 2014 6:49 AM

    The Final Four will not have any upstarts like the past few years. The power programs that did make it will still have plenty to prove in North Texas. Florida, the top overall seed, is back in the Final Four for the first time since winning consecutive titles in 2006-07,... more »
  • LSU baseball swept away by Gators

    March 30, 2014 8:39 PM

    GAINESVILLE, FL - The Florida Gators finished off a 3 game sweep of #4 LSU baseball on Sunday, handing the Tigers their first SEC sweep since 2011. The Gators won 11-7, coming back after the Tigers took an early lead in the game. LSU (20-8-1, 3-5-1) used 6... more »
  • Doubleheader turns into double trouble for LSU baseball at Florida

    March 29, 2014 9:24 PM

    GAINESVILLE, FL - The LSU Tigers went to Gainsville looking to reignite a spark on their baseball team; instead, they fell further behind in the SEC standings, dropping a pair of games to the Florida Gators on Saturday. Florida took game 1 of the series 2-1 with a walk-off... more »
  • LSU Baseball DH pushed back to 3pm

    March 29, 2014 10:44 AM

    GAINESVILLE, Fl. - The doubleheader between LSU and Florida has been pushed back to 4 pm eastern (3 pm central) due to weather, according to the Florida Gators website. The teams are scheduled to play two nine-inning contests today at McKethan Stadium. The second game will begin approximately... more »
  • LSU-Florida baseball postponed; teams will double-dip Saturday

    March 28, 2014 6:49 PM

    GAINESVILLE, FL - With a steady downpour of rain expected throughout the night, the LSU and Florida baseball teams decided to postpone Friday's scheduled game and set up a doubleheader for Saturday instead. Game 1 will now start at noon on Saturday, while the second game will follow shortly... more »
  • Tigers changing approach at the plate vs Florida

    March 27, 2014 3:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Head coach Paul Mainieri took most of the blame Thursday for the lack of offensive production this season, and the head man vowed a change in that approach this weekend vs Florida. "I think I've confused the kids a little bit, trying to make them be... more »
  • LSU gymnastics finishes 3rd at SEC championships

    March 23, 2014 12:01 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, AL - The LSU gymnastics team fell short of their stated goal of an SEC title, but Lloimincia Hall did pick up her 3rd consecutive floor title as the Tigers finished 3rd and Alabama took home the title. Four teams scored north of 197 as the Crimson Tide... more »
  • Top-seeded Florida pulls away, beats Albany 67-55

    March 20, 2014 6:56 PM

    ORLANDO, Fl. - Dorian Finney-Smith scored 16 points, most of them on dunks, and top-seeded Florida used a second-half surge to beat No. 16 seed Albany 67-55 in the NCAA tournament Thursday. The Gators (33-2) showed some vulnerability, though, while extending their school-record winning streak to 27 games. Coach Billy... more »
  • LSU gymnastics prepares for SEC tournament

    March 18, 2014 9:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU gymnastics team has its sights set on winning an SEC title this weekend, but once again the competition will be the toughest in the country. LSU will join gym powerhouses Florida, Georgia and Alabama in Birmingham this weekend and DD Breaux's team will try... more »
  • Florida Gators earn NCAA tournament overall #1 seed, 1 of 3 SEC teams in tourney

    March 17, 2014 12:12 AM

    AP - Virginia joined Florida, Wichita State and Arizona as a No. 1 seed Sunday when the selection committee announced the pairings for the NCAA tournament. The Cavaliers, widely considered a 2 or 3 seed in many mock-ups of the bracket, instead vaulted to the top of the East... more »
  • LSU softball falls flat in series finale vs. #1 Florida

    March 16, 2014 11:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU softball team was blown out Sunday afternoon by #1 Florida 10-2, as the Gators hit 3 home runs in the first inning and never looked back. Kelsey Stewart started off the game with a leadoff home run for the Gators, and she was followed... more »
  • LSU softball takes down #1 Florida to tie series

    March 15, 2014 11:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Allison Falcon belted two doubles and a solo home run, and the LSU softball team held off a late Florida rally to knock off the #1 team in the nation 3-2 on Saturday night. Ashley Czechner held the Gators to 0 runs through six innings, and... more »
  • Candidate says abortion groups contemplate infanticide

    March 12, 2014 8:00 PM

    WASHINGTON- The abortion debate is heating up a Senate race in North Carolina. Republican candidate Greg Brannon charges that killing babies that survive abortions could happen in America. Brannon was quoted as saying "Florida's trying to do it right now" last November but the remark was just made... more »
  • Florida downs LSU 79-61 for 21st straight win

    March 1, 2014 9:18 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fl. - Dorian Finney-Smith scored 16 points, and top-ranked Florida used a season-high 13 3-pointers to overwhelm LSU 79-61 on Saturday and extend its school-record winning streak to 21 games. Casey Prather and Michael Frazier II added 14 points apiece for the Gators, who also won their 31st straight... more »
  • Fla. man guilty of lesser counts in music shooting

    February 16, 2014 10:53 AM

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A jury's inability to agree on a murder charge will give prosecutors and defense attorneys fodder for their next moves in the case of a Florida teen fatally shot after an argument over loud music. Forty-seven-year-old Michael Dunn was convicted Saturday of attempted murder for shooting into... more »
  • Jurors enter 4th day deliberating loud-music trial

    February 15, 2014 10:32 AM

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jurors deciding the fate of a Florida man charged with fatally shooting a teen after an argument over loud music are entering their fourth day of deliberations, seemingly stuck on whether to convict on some counts but not others. The 12 sequestered jurors were returning Saturday to... more »
  • 18-wheeler, train narrowly avoid disaster check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 29, 2014 7:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An 18-wheeler and train narrowly avoided disaster when icy roads sent the truck slipping and sliding in downtown Baton Rouge. It happened early Wednesday morning at the intersection of Florida and River Rd. The driver detoured from his planned route because of road closures in the... more »
  • LSU women's hoops bounces back with win over Florida

    January 12, 2014 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU women's basketball team defeated Florida 82-68 Sunday afternoon as the Tigers bounced back from a loss last week. Theresa Plaisance led the Tigers with 19 points and Danielle Ballard chipped in 14 points to go with 12 rebounds, as the Tigers never trailed in... more »
  • Life imitates TV

    January 2, 2014 7:24 PM

    FORT MEYERS, FLORIDA- A man who won a raffle to watch the series finale of the "Breaking Bad" TV show with the cast is accused of imitating the show. Ryan Lee Carroll is charged with running a drug distribution ring. Authorities say Carroll sold synthetic marijuana and shipped... more »
  • Tim Tebow joins SEC Network, still pursuing NFL

    December 30, 2013 3:44 PM

    ATLANTA - Tim Tebow has his next football job - talking about the sport on TV. The Heisman Trophy winner has been hired as a college football analyst for the new SEC Network, but says he still hopes to play quarterback in the NFL. ESPN, which runs the channel, announced... more »
  • LSP identifies man found dead near Juban Road Play Video

    December 30, 2013 7:45 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - State Police released the name of a man found dead on the side of the road in Livingston Parish Monday morning, and said the driver who hit him wouldn't be cited. Trooper Jared Sandifer said the body of Devin I. Hammond, 27, was found alongside Juban... more »

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Scattered T-Storms
84°
73°
Tue
T-Storms
85°
72°
Wed
Scattered T-Storms
84°
71°
Thu
Scattered T-Storms
85°
71°
Fri
Scattered T-Storms
85°
71°