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  • Florida woman in half-marathon lost for 12 hours, then found

    December 6, 2016 1:53 PM

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

    December 5, 2016 12:48 PM

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

    December 2, 2016 10:02 AM

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

    November 21, 2016 12:33 PM

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

    November 19, 2016 10:23 PM

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

    November 17, 2016 8:56 PM

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

    November 14, 2016 12:43 PM

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

    November 4, 2016 4:31 PM

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

    October 29, 2016 2:01 PM

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

    October 27, 2016 11:27 AM

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

    October 26, 2016 6:06 PM

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

    October 24, 2016 6:09 PM

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

    October 16, 2016 3:42 PM

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

    October 13, 2016 4:57 PM

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

    October 12, 2016 12:46 PM

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

    October 11, 2016 9:24 PM

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

    October 11, 2016 9:43 AM

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

    October 9, 2016 8:24 PM

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

    October 7, 2016 9:23 PM

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

    October 7, 2016 6:25 PM

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

    October 6, 2016 11:27 AM

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

    October 5, 2016 10:32 AM

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

    October 5, 2016 10:09 AM

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

    October 4, 2016 8:53 PM

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

    September 14, 2016 12:37 PM

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

    September 13, 2016 9:19 PM

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

    September 11, 2016 4:54 PM

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

    September 9, 2016 11:41 AM

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

    September 4, 2016 5:37 PM

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

    September 3, 2016 3:34 PM

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

    September 1, 2016 2:18 PM

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

    September 1, 2016 11:36 AM

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

    September 1, 2016 11:33 AM

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

    August 21, 2016 3:24 PM

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

    August 20, 2016 3:37 PM

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

    August 10, 2016 1:06 PM

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

    August 10, 2016 9:52 AM

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

    August 2, 2016 7:01 PM

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

    August 1, 2016 11:48 AM

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

    July 29, 2016 9:50 AM

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

    July 25, 2016 5:34 AM

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

    July 21, 2016 12:47 PM

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

    July 16, 2016 10:31 PM

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

    July 6, 2016 3:57 PM

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

    July 3, 2016 3:11 PM

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

    July 1, 2016 9:03 PM

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

    June 30, 2016 6:19 PM

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

    June 22, 2016 11:45 AM

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

    June 17, 2016 11:24 AM

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

    June 17, 2016 11:15 AM

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

    June 16, 2016 6:57 PM

    ORLANDO - The owner of a gun shop in Florida says the gunman in the Orlando nightclub shootings came to his shop to buy body armor and 1,000 rounds of ammunition about five weeks before the rampage. Robert Abell, co-owner of Lotus Gunworks in Jensen Beach, says the shop declined... more »
  • Sheriff: Charges unlikely after 2-year-old killed by gator

    June 16, 2016 1:31 PM

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - A Florida sheriff says charges are unlikely against the parents whose 2-year-old son was killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings tells The Associated Press there was no indication Matt and Melissa Graves of suburban Omaha, Nebraska, committed any... more »
  • 2 from La. inside nightclub during mass shooting; 1 survived

    June 13, 2016 4:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Family members of a man from Louisiana inside Pulse nightclub learned Monday he had survived the shooting but was severely injured. Leonel Melendez is in a coma after being shot in the leg and head. Melendez lists the New Orleans area as his hometown on Facebook... more »
  • Baton Rouge blood services seeking donors to help Orlando shooting victims

    June 12, 2016 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE – United Blood Services is calling on the public to help to send blood to Florida to help save the lives of dozens of people injured in the mass shooting in Florida. United Blood Services issued the call to Baton Rouge donors Sunday afternoon. The organization has... more »
  • Police: Woman poured vodka into boy's eyes at hotel pool

    June 9, 2016 1:09 PM

    CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla.- A North Carolina woman has been arrested after police say she poured vodka in a 7-year-old boy's eyes at a hotel pool in Florida. WFLA-TV reports Clearwater police say 23-year-old Roseanna Marie Kiser of Huntersville, North Carolina, was arrested Tuesday and charged with child abuse and... more »
  • Gator found holding human body in its mouth in Florida

    June 8, 2016 11:27 AM

    LAKELAND, Fla. - Officials in Florida said they were trying to trap an alligator on Tuesday afternoon after the animal was spotted holding a human body in its mouth as it swam across a lake. Lakeland Police said they first received a 911 call from a senior living community... more »
  • Monster-size alligator big attraction at Florida golf course

    June 4, 2016 4:10 PM

    PALMETTO - A giant alligator is getting worldwide attention after golfers took a video of it strolling across a Florida course. The Bradenton Herald reports the estimated 15-foot alligator has roamed the Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Palmetto for years. But this week people from around the world have been... more »
  • 1-year probation for man who threw alligator into restaurant

    May 31, 2016 4:25 PM

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A Florida man who threw an alligator through a drive-thru window was sentenced to a year of probation after throwing himself at the mercy of the court. Twenty-four-year-old Joshua James told the judge Tuesday that he's sorry he threw the alligator through the window... more »
  • VIDEO: Car runs over motorcyclists in road rage incident

    May 31, 2016 11:49 AM

    LUTZ, Fla. - Two people on a motorcycle were injured during a road rage incident in Florida on Monday night, and the video is causing a social media stir. The witness who captured the video said he was in utter shock after he saw the driver run over the... more »
  • Monster gator spotted on Florida golf course

    May 31, 2016 10:09 AM

    PALMETTO, Fla. - Surreal video has emerged on the web after a golfer encountered a massive gator on a Florida golf course. Charles Helms posted the video to his Facebook page last Wednesday after he spotted the monstrous gator roaming freely on the Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Palmetto,... more »
  • Boy attacked by shark over Memorial Day weekend

    May 31, 2016 9:10 AM

    NEPTUNE BEACH, Fla. - Officials say a 13-year-old boy was badly hurt in a shark attack at a Florida beach on Sunday afternoon. The attack took place in Neptune Beach just before 3 p.m. Neptune Beach Police said the boy and his stepfather were swimming in chest-deep water... more »
  • Florida Planned Parenthood clinic evacuated; 6 treated

    May 23, 2016 12:05 PM

    SARASOTA, Fla. - A Planned Parenthood clinic in Florida has been evacuated because of an unknown substance, and six people have been taken to a hospital for evaluation. Sarasota Police Department spokeswoman Genevieve Judge said in a news release that 38 people inside were evacuated at 10:45 a.m. Monday.... more »
  • Killer Nile crocodiles in Florida? Experts say it's possible

    May 19, 2016 3:10 PM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The Burmese python might have to step aside: It's possible the animal is no longer Florida's scariest invasive species. Researchers have confirmed that three Nile crocodiles were captured near Miami, and they more of the man-eating reptiles could still be out there, although no one can... more »
  • Gator thought to be dead takes chomp out of man's thumb

    May 9, 2016 9:24 AM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Authorities say a Florida man was bitten by an alligator after he mistook it for dead. Orlando television station WESH reported Sunday that 41-year-old Bryan Rohm was bitten on the thumb and taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment. The Lake County Sheriff's Office says Rohm... more »
  • Florida school board blocks transgender kids from choosing restroom

    April 27, 2016 4:28 PM

    OCALA, Fla. - A north Florida school board has approved a measure to limit restrooms to students based on their birth sex, not their gender identity. The Marion County School Board approved the ban - effective Wednesday morning - during a meeting Tuesday. The decision came despite a warning from... more »
  • Florida school board votes to restrict transgender bathroom choices

    April 23, 2016 3:45 PM

    OCALA, Fla. - A school board in north Florida plans to restrict access to school bathrooms based on a person's biological gender. The Ocala Star-Banner reports that the Marion County School Board reached a consensus on Thursday on a resolution to ban transgender students from using bathrooms for the gender... more »
  • 3 bodies, 1 survivor found from boat that sank off Florida

    April 11, 2016 10:20 AM

    STUART- Officials say three bodies and one survivor have been found from a boat that sank off the Florida coast. The Martin County Sheriff's Office says two bodies were found Monday in St. Lucie Inlet and another on a beach. Further details weren't immediately released. Three men and a child... more »
  • Police charge Trump campaign manager with battery of a reporter

    March 29, 2016 11:41 AM

    WASHINGTON - Florida police have charged Donald Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski with battery in connection with an incident earlier in the month involving a reporter. Police in Jupiter, Florida issued Lewandowski a notice Tuesday to appear before a judge on May 4 for the misdemeanor charge. A surveillance video... more »
  • LSU softball falls to Florida in final game

    March 26, 2016 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Even with a rally in the sixth inning, the Florida Gators proved to be too much for the LSU Tigers softball team. No. 6 LSU (26-8, 3-6 SEC) was down by four points but cut Florida lead to just two in the sixth inning. The... more »
  • Woman fights to keep 125-pound pound pet alligator

    March 17, 2016 5:50 PM

    FLORIDA - A Florida woman is fighting to keep her 125-pound alligator after denied a permit. The alligator, Rambo, “eats at the dinner table, sleeps in my bed and follows me around like my dogs,” 55-year-old owner Mary Thorn says. Thorn says she calls Rambo her “second son.” Thorn added... more »
  • Carson buries 'the hatchet,' endorses Trump for president

    March 11, 2016 12:01 PM

    PALM BEACH, Florida - Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says he and Donald Trump have "buried the hatchet" after months of political wrangling, and he is endorsing the GOP front-runner's White House bid. At a press conference in Palm Beach, Florida on Friday, Carson, who left the race earlier... more »
  • SUV plows through McDonald's lobby

    March 3, 2016 8:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities responded to the McDonalds on Florida Boulevard at Wooddale Drive after a car drove through the lobby early Thursday morning. The wreck happened a little after 5 a.m. According to franchise owner John Valluzzo, EMS took the driver of the vehicle away shortly after the crash. A... more »
  • Police cruiser involved in crash on Florida Blvd at Sherwood; 2 injured

    March 3, 2016 7:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Emergency crews responded to a multi-vehicle wreck involving a Baton Rouge police cruiser early Thursday morning. According to Baton Rouge EMS, two people were transported to the hospital with uknown injuries. The crash happened on Florida Boulevard at Sherwood Forest Boulevard around 6 a.m. At least... more »

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