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  • Deputies remove alligator from grocery parking lot

    February 12, 2018 12:25 PM

    SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say deputies have removed a four-foot alligator from the parking lot of a Florida grocery store. The Herald Triune reports that Sarasota County deputies responded Thursday to a Sarasota Winn-Dixie. Sgt. Mark Tuls and Deputy Lincoln Dilling wrangled the reptile, which had been hiding... more »
  • Lawyer: Hotel valet gave his $300,000 Ferrari to wrong man

    January 24, 2018 2:37 PM

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The owner of a $300,000 Ferrari is suing Marriott International, saying a hotel valet gave his keys to a young man who was trying to impress a woman he just met. The Tampa Bay Times reports that 73-year-old attorney James “Skip” Fowler parked his yellow 458... more »
  • Florida mom arrested for leaving child in car, shoplifting

    January 22, 2018 7:43 AM

    VERO BEACH, Fla.- A Florida woman was arrested after police say she left her child in a car while she shoplifted items from a market. The Miami Herald reports that 30-year-old Sarah Wilmoth was arrested Jan. 13 after police were alerted that a small child alone in an... more »
  • Florida busboy finds, returns purse containing $1,500

    January 11, 2018 10:26 AM

    BOCA RATON, Fla. — When a Florida couple stopped for a quick hamburger while returning from a visit with their grandchildren, they left a purse containing $1,500 in cash hanging on the back of a chair. Nineteen-year-old busboy Matt Cureton found the purse while cleaning tables Monday at Wendy’s... more »
  • Baton Rouge woman dies while having cosmetic procedure in Florida Play Video

    December 15, 2017 4:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A woman who died undergoing a cosmetic procedure in South Florida was enticed to a doctor there because of significantly cheaper prices, friends told WBRZ Friday afternoon. Kizzy London, 40, died after being rushed to a hospital in Miami Thursday. She was at Jolie Surgery Center... more »
  • McDonald's food bag leads police to alleged serial killer

    November 29, 2017 3:22 PM

    TAMPA, FL- A Florida police officer who was doing paperwork while sitting in a McDonald's restaurant got a tip that led authorities to the suspect accused of killing four people in random shootings over the past two months. Twenty-four-year-old Howell Emanuel Donaldson was arrested Tuesday by Tampa police in... more »
  • Loose pigs wander near interstate in Florida following crash

    November 23, 2017 4:25 PM

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- Florida drivers are being warned to watch out for the possibility of escaped pigs on a busy interstate following a crash between two trucks that let the livestock loose. The Times-Union of Jacksonville reports that two semi-tractor trailer trucks were traveling south on I-95 in northeast Florida... more »
  • No. 21 Florida beats Vanderbilt 38-24, loses QB Del Rio

    September 30, 2017 5:10 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Lamical Perine scored three touchdowns, Malik Davis added two and No. 21 Florida beat Vanderbilt 38-24 on Saturday despite losing quarterback Luke Del Rio for the season with a broken left collarbone. Coach Jim McElwain says Del Rio will have season-ending surgery Monday. It's the second... more »
  • Estimates say Hurricanes Harvey, Irma could cost U.S. $290 billion

    September 11, 2017 9:30 AM

    Combined damages from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma could cost the U.S. economy as much as $290 billion, according to a new forecast. Hurricane Harvey, which battered Houston with record amounts of torrential rain and flooding last month, is estimated to be one of the costliest weather disasters in U.S.... more »
  • Baton Rouge first responders to help with Hurricane Irma relief Play Video

    September 9, 2017 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor Sharon Weston Broome announced Saturday afternoon that East Baton Rouge Parish first responders will travel to Florida to help with Hurricane Irma relief. In a press release, Broome said that Louisiana is sending Task Force 2 to aid Floridians before and after the storm hits.... more »
  • Gas lines, shortages as Floridians prepare

    September 6, 2017 7:32 AM

    KEY LARGO, Fla.- Expect to wait in line for gasoline in South Florida - if you can find a station that still has gas. Lines stretched around 50 cars deep at a gas station in Cooper City, which is southwest of Fort Lauderdale, by 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. The... more »
  • Police search for witness in deaths of Florida officers

    August 20, 2017 11:26 AM

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Authorities in Florida say they are looking for a person of interest as they proceed in their investigation into the fatal shootings of two police officers. The Kissimmee Police Department said Sunday in a news release that detectives are hoping to question Maribel Gonzales King.... more »
  • Florida deputy crashes into driver at over 100 mph Play Video

    August 19, 2017 5:13 PM

    PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - The trial of a Florida deputy is about to begin after he crashed into a Smart car while going over 100 miles per hour — leaving the driver in critical condition. In the spring of 2016, Deputy Brandon Heegle was on the highway pursuing... more »
  • Florida man wrecks liquor store, blames it on caterpillar

    August 14, 2017 1:56 PM

    CRESTVIEW, Fla. - A Florida man arrested for destroying a liquor store under construction told police he was Alice in Wonderland and that a "hookah-smoking caterpillar" ordered him to attack the site. Crestview police said in a post on Facebook that Matthew Horace Jones is accused of breaking... more »
  • Two more homes condemned as huge Florida sinkhole grows

    August 5, 2017 1:58 PM

    LAND O'LAKES, Fla. - Officials in Florida say a sinkhole that swallowed two homes last month is growing. Pasco County officials said in a news release Saturday that a large chunk of the hole's edge has collapsed. Two more homes in Land O'Lakes, a Tampa suburb, have been... more »
  • 4-year-old fatally shoots self with gun found inside Florida home

    July 31, 2017 1:52 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - Police in Florida say a 4-year-old child fatally shot himself with a gun he found in his house. The shooting happened about 5:45 p.m. Sunday in Tampa. In a news release, police said Ashton Gooding found the weapon and discharged it. He was... more »
  • Florida man faces charges after baby dies in hot bedroom

    July 29, 2017 12:00 PM

    LARGO, Fla. - A Florida man faces charges after his 8-month-old son died while being kept in a sweltering bedroom with no air conditioning. The Tampa Bay Times reports that 25-year-old William Francis Hendrickson was told by authorities the day before to keep his children in another room.... more »
  • Wildlife officials investigate video of boat dragging shark

    July 25, 2017 9:13 PM

    MIAMI - Florida wildlife officials are investigating after a video of men dragging a shark behind a speeding boat went viral on several social media sites. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Rob Klepper said in an email Tuesday that the agency had been alerted to the... more »
  • 42-year-old woman killed in hit-and-run crash on Florida Blvd.

    July 21, 2017 6:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Rouge Police Traffic detectives are investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred in the 15900 block of Florida Boulevard. The crash claimed the life of a 42-year-old black woman, according to BRPD. The crash happened around 3 a.m. on Friday. ... more »
  • New Orleans street performer 'Uncle Louie' to be extradited to Florida on murder charge

    July 11, 2017 5:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans street performer known as Uncle Louie will be extradited to face charges in a deadly convenience store robbery that occurred 43 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports online records show Orleans Parish Magistrate Judge Harry Cantrell was presented Tuesday with... more »
  • Climatic lab explosion reported at Florida Air Force base

    July 5, 2017 1:53 PM

    PENSACOLA - Officials say there has been an explosion at the Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. No injuries have been reported, but some areas inside and outside of the base have been evacuated. Eglin officials said on their Twitter account Wednesday that the explosion happened at the... more »
  • Police: TSA worker caught stealing cash at Florida airport

    June 26, 2017 1:14 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - A Transportation Security Administration employee at a Florida airport has been fired after police said surveillance video showed him stealing cash. The Orlando Sentinel reports 22-year-old Alexander Shae Johnson was arrested Thursday. Court records show he faces a third-degree felony grand theft charge. ... more »
  • Louisiana OKs new plan for red snapper anglers

    June 12, 2017 2:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana officials have voted to accept a federal offer that would reopen a red snapper season for recreational anglers in the Gulf of Mexico's federal waters. The federal season will reopen for the next 12 weekends if Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida all agree to... more »
  • Sinkhole swallows car in Florida restaurant parking lot

    June 11, 2017 1:11 PM

    OCALA, Fla. - A sinkhole that opened up in a restaurant parking lot during a spring storm in north Florida swallowed a car and ruptured a gas line. The Ocala Star-Banner reports that the sinkhole opened up on Saturday around 5 p.m. after a strong rainstorm that caused... more »
  • Tiger Woods blames medications for his arrest on DUI charge

    May 29, 2017 9:27 PM

    Tiger Woods says an unexpected reaction to prescription medicine led to his arrest on a DUI charge in Florida. Woods spent nearly four hours in the Palm Beach County Jail after being arrested early Monday on suspicion of DUI. The 14-time major champion says in a statement that alcohol wasn't... more »
  • Police: Man fires AK-47 while driving on Florida highway

    May 29, 2017 2:19 PM

    MIAMI - Police say a man fired an AK-47 rifle while driving down a Florida highway, damaging at least two passing vehicles. Miami-Dade Police Detective Daniel Ferrin told The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/2qsFRsI ) that the man began shooting from inside his Toyota Corolla around 1 a.m. Monday as he was... more »
  • Police: Tiger Woods arrested in Florida for DUI

    May 29, 2017 12:12 PM

    JUPITER - Police say golf great Tiger Woods has been arrested on a DUI charge in Florida. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says on its website that Woods was booked into a county jail around 7 a.m. on Monday. Jail records show Woods had been arrested by police in... more »
  • Sheriff: It's 'hard to hide' swan statue stolen by naked Florida man Play Video

    May 26, 2017 11:53 AM

    A large, black-and-white checkered statue of a swan that was stolen in Florida by a naked man has been found. The Polk County Sheriff's office says the statue was found by a 32-year-old man who was fishing on a pond in Lakeland. The man returned home from fishing Thursday and... more »
  • BRPD responding to crash involving motorcycle on Florida Blvd.

    May 25, 2017 11:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency crews are responding to a crash on Florida Blvd. involving a motorcycle. The crash occurred around 9:45 p.m. on Florida Blvd. near Sherwood Forrest Blvd. According to Baton Rouge Police Department officials, two vehicles and a motorcycle could be involved. They say one of... more »
  • Tattooed 'Joker' accused of pointing gun at Miami traffic

    May 25, 2017 7:59 AM

    MIAMI - Police in Florida have managed to arrest the Joker without Batman's help following reports of a green-haired man with tattoos on his face pointing a gun at traffic. A Miami-Dade police report says 29-year-old Lawrence Sullivan was arrested Tuesday evening and charged with carrying a concealed firearm. A... more »
  • Police find Nazi items, explosives during murder probe

    May 23, 2017 9:24 AM

    Authorities say investigators found white supremacist propaganda, bomb-making materials and a framed photograph of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh at a Florida apartment where a teenager killed two roommates who once shared his neo-Nazi beliefs before he converted to Islam. According to police and FBI reports released Monday 18-year-old Devon... more »
  • Florida deputy kills drunk driving suspect who fled, tried to fight

    May 21, 2017 7:45 PM

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. - A sheriff's deputy fatally shot a drunk driving suspect who allegedly fled a traffic stop and tried to fight him in central Florida. Osceola County Sheriff's officials say a deputy responded to the Florida Turnpike on Saturday night after reports of a possible drunk driver. He stopped... more »
  • Officials in Florida debate fate of Confederate statue

    May 15, 2017 4:59 PM

    ORLANDO - Commissioners in a major Florida city are discussing whether a statue recognizing Confederate veterans should be removed from a downtown park. Some protesters waved Confederate flags outside Orlando City Hall on Monday before commissioners discussed what to do with the 116-year-old statue nicknamed "Johnny Reb." Local media reported... more »
  • Police identify victim in deadly Florida Blvd crash

    May 11, 2017 3:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a Baton Rouge man died after an early morning crash on Florida Boulevard Thursday morning. According to Baton Rouge Police, the crash happened around 12:30 a.m. in the 6100 block of Florida Boulevard. Police say a 2015 Hyundai Elantra traveling westbound drove over a... more »
  • Girl says she stuck fingers up gator's nose to escape

    May 9, 2017 10:45 AM

    ORLANDO - A 10-year-old Florida girl says she shoved her fingers up an alligator's snout to escape after the almost-9-foot-long reptile bit her. Juliana Ossa on Monday told Orlando television station WKMG-TV that she learned the escape trick from visiting an alligator park called Gatorland. The girl was sitting about... more »
  • Florida Blvd. reopens following head-on crash

    May 5, 2017 8:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews are responding to a head-on crash that left multiple people injured on Florida Blvd. The crash happened after 7:15 p.m. on Florida Blvd. near McGehee Drive. Sources on scene say at least two people have been transported to the hospital, at least one of... more »
  • Florida deputy fired for waving weapons, quoting Denzel Washington

    May 5, 2017 8:52 AM

    LEESBURG - A Florida sheriff's deputy is out of a job after officials say he waved his firearm and stun gun while quoting lines from Denzel Washington's character in "Training Day," a movie about a corrupt law enforcement officer. The Orlando Sentinel reports Lake County Deputy Dean Zipes was fired... more »
  • One dead after car catches fire in Florida Blvd. crash

    April 17, 2017 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say one person was killed and a second person hurt in an early morning crash on Florida Boulevard in Baton Rouge Monday. According to Baton Rouge Police, the two-vehicle crash happened around 12:30 a.m. in the 8000 block of Florida Blvd. Crash investigators say... more »
  • Video captures horse battling gator at Florida park Play Video

    April 13, 2017 10:14 AM

    MICANOPY - Visitors to a state park in Florida got a dramatic glimpse at the wild kingdom when a wild horse attacked an alligator. Krystal Berry was one of several park goers who took video of the attack at Paynes Prairie State Park Wednesday. She tells Tampa's WTVT-TV that she... more »
  • County considers special tax for Trump's Mar-a-Lago visits

    April 10, 2017 12:16 PM

    WEST PALM BEACH - Commissioners in a Florida county are so tired of spending money on President Donald Trump's frequent visits to his Mar-a-Lago resort, some are suggesting a special tax be levied against the property. Trump's visits have cost Palm Beach County taxpayers about $2 million. The county spends... more »
  • Florida sheriff to heroin dealers: 'We're coming for you. Run!'

    April 10, 2017 10:32 AM

    TAVARES - A Florida sheriff is sending a stern warning to heroin dealers: "We're coming for you. Run!" In a video posted to the agency's Facebook page Friday, Lake County Sheriff Peyton Grinnell told dealers his undercover agents have already bought heroin from them, adding that officials are "simply waiting... more »
  • 6 arrested after protest against Syria action turns violent

    April 8, 2017 1:47 PM

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Six people have been arrested in Florida after a protest against U.S. military action in Syria turned violent. Authorities say the peaceful protest at a Jacksonville park escalated into a confrontation between demonstrators and their opponents Friday night. Jacksonville Sheriff's officials estimated between 100 and 200 people... more »
  • Babies Romeo and Juliette make debut in Florida hospital

    April 4, 2017 8:06 AM

    LEESBURG - Two sets of new parents were surprised to learn that their babies were part of a Shakespearean connection at a Florida hospital. The Orlando Sentinel reports Juliette Crouch was born Friday morning at Leesburg Regional Medical Center. Hours later, Romeo Kidd made his debut down the hallway. Hospital... more »
  • 2 small planes collide mid-air in Florida, killing 2 people

    April 1, 2017 1:14 PM

    EDGEWATER, Fla. - Authorities say two people are dead after their single-engine airplanes collided midair over the central Florida coast. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that the planes crashed into a wooded area near Edgewater on Saturday morning. The Federal Aviation Administration says one of the planes was a Cessna... more »
  • Prom dress posters at Florida school draw criticism

    March 31, 2017 9:51 AM

    JACKSONVILLE - A principal in Florida has apologized after a staff member put up posters around the school showing girls what kinds of dresses would and wouldn't be allowed at the prom. The posters at Stanton College Preparatory School in Jacksonville featured pictures of types of dress that would be... more »
  • It wasn't seaweed; Man finds marijuana bale on Florida beach

    March 27, 2017 7:56 AM

    DAYTONA BEACH - Authorities say a 52-year-old man called 911 after finding a bale of marijuana that had washed up on a Florida beach. Jeff Stolowitz tells local news outlets he was walking on Daytona Beach on Saturday morning when he spotted the object, which was shaped like a giant... more »
  • Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash

    March 26, 2017 11:48 AM

    BRADENTON, Fla. - Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida. Desoto Speedway officials said in a Facebook post on Saturday night that track owners and staff were saddened by the crash. The statement says Steele was trying to win his 100th race in Florida. A... more »
  • Sheriff: drunk man steals Keys forklift, 'needed to drive'

    March 11, 2017 3:00 PM

    MARATHON, Fla. - Florida Keys authorities say a drunken man from Rhode Island stole a forklift and crashed into a gate, telling deputies he lost his car keys and needed something to drive. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says in a news release that 44-year-old Edward Quinton of Greenwich, Rhode... more »
  • Florida deputy, trappers pull big gator from swimming hole

    March 6, 2017 10:04 AM

    FORT MCCOY - People may want to think twice before going for a swim at the Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area in north Florida. The Marion County Sheriff's Office posted photos on its official Facebook account of a 13-foot alligator that had "taken residence" in a designated swimming zone in... more »
  • FAA: 27 airspace violations near Trump's Florida estate

    March 4, 2017 3:16 PM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Federal officials say more than two dozen aircraft have violated airspace restrictions near President Donald Trump's estate in Florida. The Sun Sentinel reports that last month, the Federal Aviation Administration reported 27 violations of the airspace restrictions near Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach. In one... more »
  • Face-biter said he fled demon-like figure before killings

    February 28, 2017 3:05 PM

    STUART, Fla. - A Florida college student accused of randomly killing a couple and chewing on the dead man's face told TV personality Phil McGraw he had been running from a demon-like figure named Daniel before the attack. In a video released Tuesday by prosecutors, 20-year-old Austin Harrouff told McGraw... more »
  • 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 »

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