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  • Fearsome Final Foursome headed to North Texas 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 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 »
  • Grinch steals presents, puppy

    December 24, 2013 10:44 AM

    TAMPA, Fla.- This "Grinch" was a mean one. Police say burglars broke into a Florida woman's home, stole her two children's gifts from under the tree and snatched the family's puppy. Melody Russell says the thieves broke in while she was at work Monday. She came home to find the... more »
  • LSU offering $20 holiday ticket packages for women's games

    December 6, 2013 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A special $20 package to see four LSU women's basketball home games this holiday season is now on sale at www.LSUtix.net. The $20 holiday package includes a 200-level reserved seat to the following four games: Jackson State (Dec. 30), Texas A&M (Jan. 9), Florida (Jan. 12)... more »
  • Delta bumps passengers for UF men's basketball team

    December 3, 2013 8:39 AM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla.- On one of the busiest flying days of the year, Delta Air Lines canceled an Atlanta-bound commercial flight from Gainesville Regional Airport to accommodate the University of Florida men's basketball team. The team's charter plane was grounded Sunday afternoon by maintenance issues. The team was heading to Storrs,... more »
  • Florida fires Offensive Coordinator after losing season

    December 1, 2013 4:48 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fl. - Florida has fired offensive coordinator Brent Pease and offensive line coach Tim Davis after the program's first losing season since 1979. Pease and Davis were let go Sunday, a day after the Gators (4-8) ended the season with a humbling, 37-7 loss to rival Florida State. The... more »
  • Congressman pleads guilty to cocaine posession

    November 20, 2013 12:23 PM

    WASHINGTON - Florida Congressman Henry "Trey" Radel has been sentenced to a year's probation after pleading guilty to cocaine posession. Radel says he wants to "come out of this stronger" and continue serving his country. He admitted to agreeing to buy cocaine for $250 from an undercover officer... more »
  • Search and rescue continues after jet crash

    November 20, 2013 8:02 AM

    DANIA BEACH, Fla. - Coast Guard officials say search and rescue efforts continue for two people who were aboard a jet en route to Mexico that plunged into the Atlantic Ocean off Florida. Two people have been confirmed dead. The Coast Guard said early Wednesday that crews were searching... more »
  • FAA: Fla. pilot says passengers fell into ocean

    November 14, 2013 2:49 PM

    MIAMI- A pilot has reported to the Federal Aviation Administration that a passenger fell out of his small plane into the ocean southeast of Miami. FAA officials say the call came at 1:30 p.m. Thursday from the pilot of a Piper PA 46 aircraft. Coast Guard and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue... more »
  • LSU, Florida exchange field goals in 4th

    October 12, 2013 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The third quarter saw zero points between the two squads, but the fourth quarter has added a pair of field goals midway through the fourth quarter to make it a 17-6 lead for LSU. Both defenses have stepped up to the plate, allowing only 500 yards... more »
  • LSU-Florida stalemate in third quarter

    October 12, 2013 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Though there weren't a ton of offensive fireworks in the first half, the Tigers and Gators grinded to a halt in the third quarter. Neither team posted a score in the third frame, leaving LSU with a 14-3 lead going into the fourth. The Tigers... more »
  • Tigers lead at half, 14-3

    October 12, 2013 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers head to halftime ahead of the Florida Gators 14-3. The Tigers led in all offensive categories in the opening half. LSU leads Florida in passing(105-42), rushing(82-52), and third down conversions(4/5 - 4/8). Zach Mettenberger is currently 6-of-9 for 105 yards passing,... more »
  • QB sneak adds to Tiger lead

    October 12, 2013 3:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE -The LSU Tigers added to their lead against Florida with a one-yard quarterback sneak for freshman QB Anthony Jennings. The Tigers lead the Gators 14-3 with 5:14 left in the second quarter. Jennings came in earlier on the drive for a trick play that would eventually... more »
  • Tigers strike back, lead 7-3

    October 12, 2013 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After Florida took their first drive 60 yards on 14 plays to put the first score on the board, LSU responded with a scoring drive of their own. The Tigers went nine plays and 70 yards for a touchdown score. The final play was a... more »
  • Gators take first bite, lead 3-0

    October 12, 2013 3:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers stalled on their first drive of the ballgame, but the Florida Gators responded with a 60-yard, 14-play scoring drive capped with a 44-yard field goal to lead 3-0. Tyler Murphy went 3-for-4 for 23 yards passing and even scrambled for four more on... more »
  • LSU stalls on first drive

    October 12, 2013 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers got the offense going early against the second-ranked defense in the nation but came away with no points on their opening drive. Jeremy Hill carried the ball two times for 20 yards to get the Tigers ground game going against the Gators. ... more »
  • Third downs could be key to LSU victory

    October 12, 2013 2:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The #10 LSU Tigers take on the #17 Florida Gators at Tiger Stadium at 2:30 CT Saturday. Maybe the biggest indicator throughout the game for the Bayou Bengals could be their offensive production on third downs against the SEC's best defense. Florida is second in... more »
  • Evening crash shuts down Florida Blvd.

    October 11, 2013 9:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A two-vehicle accident temporarily closed part of Florida near 7th Street in downtown Baton Rouge Friday evening. Police say one person suffered broken bones in the accident but is expected to recover. Cops are still investigating the cause of the crash. No tickets have been... more »
  • LSU fans serve up gator Play Video

    October 11, 2013 9:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The night before the LSU-Florida game, tailgaters are narrowing in on tomorrow's menu, ready to start cooking early, in time for the 2:30 p.m. kickoff. The tiger bait of choice this weekend is alligator, and fans brought cooler after cooler of gator to their tailgate. ... more »
  • Florida scoffs at notion of giving up 50 at LSU

    October 10, 2013 1:21 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. - No. 17 Florida expects something closer to a shutout than a shootout against 10th-ranked LSU. The Gators have praised Tigers quarterback Zach Mettenberger and arguably the nation's top receiving tandem, Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry, all week. But defensive players raised eyebrows and pretty much scoffed... more »
  • La. State Police rescued missing Fla. child

    October 1, 2013 11:39 AM

    HENDERSON - Louisiana State Police have rescued a missing 5-month-old child from Florida. Officers were on the lookout for a blue Chrysler Town and Country van traveling west on I-10. Trooper Stephen Hammons says officers stopped the van yesterday afternoon around 4:30 and found the child in the vehicle... more »
  • LSU vs. Florida set for 2:30 October 12

    September 30, 2013 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Kickoff for the LSU-Florida game on Saturday, October 12 in Tiger Stadium has been set for 2:30 p.m. The Southeastern Conference announced the game times for that weekend this morning. LSU vs. Florida will match two teams currently ranked in the top 25. The Tigers... more »
  • No. 19 Florida loses Driskel, beats Vols 31-17

    September 21, 2013 6:29 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. - After starting quarterback Jeff Driskel was lost to a season-ending ankle injury, Tyler Murphy led No. 19 Florida to five scores in a somewhat ugly game, helping the Gators open Southeastern Conference play with a 31-17 victory over Tennessee on Saturday. Murphy had a 52 yard touchdown... more »
  • Vols' Vereen ready to play, Maggitt sidelined

    September 18, 2013 8:18 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tn. - Tennessee freshman defensive end Corey Vereen is expected to make his collegiate debut Saturday at No. 19 Florida. Linebacker Curt Maggitt remains sidelined as he recovers from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Volunteers coach Butch Jones updated the status of both players on his radio show Wednesday.... more »
  • Pastor who wanted to burn Qurans out of jail

    September 12, 2013 7:29 PM

    LAKELAND, FLORIDA- A pastor who said he intended to burn 2,998 Qurans for each of the 9-11 victims posted bail to get out of jail on Thursday. Terry Jones and his associate pastor were arrested on felony charges for unlawfully carrying fuel when he drove a pickup towing a large... more »
  • Florida corrections official to run Orleans jail

    September 8, 2013 12:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Orleans Parish sheriff has hired the chief of corrections for Orange County, Fla., Michael Tidwell, to run New Orleans' only jail. A federal consent agreement requires Sheriff Marlin Gusman to hire a professional corrections administrator to bring the jail up to constitutional standards. The agreement in... more »
  • Zimmerman has a lead foot

    September 4, 2013 7:46 PM

    LAKE MARY, FLORIDA- George Zimmerman was stopped again for speeding but this time in Florida near his home. Officers in Lake Mary say he was going 60 in a 45 mph zone. It was his second speeding offense after being stopped in Texas last month but this time he didn't... more »
  • Nyad 1st to swim to Florida from Cuba without cage

    September 2, 2013 7:33 AM

    KEY WEST, Florida - Diana Nyad has become the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help of a shark cage. The 64-year-old Nyad stepped ashore in Key West on Monday just before 2 p.m. EDT, about 53 hours after she began her swim in Havana on... more »
  • Nyad makes it through 1st night of Cuba-Fla. swim

    September 1, 2013 10:52 AM

    HAVANA - U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad's team says she made it through her first night in the Straits of Florida with almost no sightings of poisonous jellyfish. A post on Nyad's blog says she's doing well and the crew is upbeat, though she expressed some fatigue during a pause... more »
  • Early tests set tone for SEC, nation

    August 28, 2013 6:56 PM

    ATLANTA - Georgia comes into the season with high expectations. The fifth-ranked Bulldogs will find out pretty quickly if their outlook is justified. No one has a tougher start than Georgia, which will travel to Clemson on Saturday night to face the eighth-ranked Tigers, then return home the following week... more »
  • 3 dead, 2 wounded in Fla. truck company shooting

    August 24, 2013 5:25 PM

    LAKE BUTLER - Authorities say a longtime employee of a Florida trucking company killed himself after fatally shooting his former boss and a coworker and wounding two others. A news release from the Union County Sheriff's Office says gunman Hubert Allen Jr. drove to several locations Saturday morning and shot... more »
  • #10 Florida rules out Jones, Halapio for opener

    August 23, 2013 3:30 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fl. - No. 10 Florida will be without two offensive starters in the team's season opener against Toledo. Coach Will Muschamp ruled out running back Matt Jones and right guard Jon Halapio on Friday, eight days before the opener. Jones has missed all of fall practice following a viral... more »
  • Brain-eating amoeba affects boy in Glades County

    August 13, 2013 1:43 PM

    LABELLE, Fla. - Health officials in Florida say a 12-year-old boy is fighting a rare and deadly infection that is attacking his brain. Family members told media outlets that Zachary Reyna of Southwest Florida was infected with Naegleria fowleri, a microscopic single-celled living amoeba that is commonly found in freshwater... more »
  • Florida's Debose out for the season

    August 7, 2013 6:55 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fl. - Florida senior Andre Debose will miss the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Debose, who owns a school record with four kickoff returns for touchdowns, injured his knee during a non-contract drill in practice Tuesday. He will have season-ending surgery after swelling... more »
  • Suspect arrested in 2011 fatal wreck

    August 7, 2013 11:47 AM

    HOUMA - A 28-year-old Larose man accused of causing a fatal wreck in Galliano in 2011 has been arrested in Florida. State police say Edward Farbe turned into the path of an oncoming pickup attempting to turn from La. 3235 into the Wal-Mart parking lot on Aug. 27, 2011, and... more »
  • Juror says she owes Martin's parents apology

    July 25, 2013 2:37 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - The second juror to speak publicly about George Zimmerman's trial tells ABC News that she feels the neighborhood watch volunteer got away with murder for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin. But she says there wasn't enough evidence to convict him under Florida law. Juror B29 told Robin Roberts... more »
  • Judge rules Collins can return to Florida

    July 18, 2013 3:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former LSU and NFL player Cecil Collins can return to Florida while his probation case in Louisiana is worked out, a judge ruled Thursday. Judge Michael Caldwell ruled that Collins can return to Florida but must be supervised by a private probation enforcement company, Capital City... more »
  • Florida knows defense, now works on offense

    July 16, 2013 2:58 PM

    HOOVER, Ala.- Will Muschamp's defensive acumen has already helped Florida return to the upper echelon of the Southeastern Conference. The third-year coach spent most of his appearance at SEC Media Days on Tuesday explaining how the offense plans to catch up. Florida's defense was among the league's best last season,... more »
  • Livingston road work just beginning for U.S. 190 Play Video

    July 15, 2013 4:13 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Construction crews have begun giving U.S. 190 a facelift, part of a $4.4 million project to fix the stretch of road in Livingston Parish. Crews are currently doing patchwork and will overlay the highway to make it safer. Residents living near the highway said they're glad to... more »
  • Prosecution finishes rebuttal in Zimmerman trial

    July 12, 2013 12:14 PM

    SANFORD, Fla. - A prosecutor in George Zimmerman's murder trial has ended his rebuttal, saying the neighborhood watch volunteer told a series of lies in his statements about shooting Trayvon Martin. Prosecutor John Guy argued that Zimmerman repeatedly lied about the shooting of the unarmed 17-year-old Martin. His rebuttal came... more »
  • Zimmerman trial over teen's death enters 5th day

    June 28, 2013 9:04 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - A video security expert has taken the witness stand in the George Zimmerman murder trial. Greg McKinney is the first witness Friday as the trial enters a fifth day of testimony. McKinney's company monitored the security cameras at the townhome complex where Zimmerman fatally shot... more »
  • All-women jury chosen for Zimmerman's trial

    June 20, 2013 2:27 PM

    SANFORD, Fla. - An all-women jury has been chosen in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman, who says he shot an unarmed Trayvon Marin in self-defense. Prosecutors and defense attorneys chose the panel Thursday. Prosecutors have said Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer for his community, profiled the... more »
  • Girl walks with new feet

    June 18, 2013 8:22 PM

    TAMPA, FLORIDA- A toddler who lost her feet when her father accidentally backed over her with a riding lawn mower took her first steps with new prosthetic legs. Ireland Nugent has had seven surgeries since the accident in April and was confined to a wheelchair. She was fitted with her... more »
  • Popular weekend beach getaways closed due to dangerous current

    June 10, 2013 10:53 PM

    GULF SHORES- Popular beach hangouts for people around the capital region are closed to swimmers after five people drowned. One person was from Louisiana. Double red flags were posted Monday along the shoreline, closing beaches in Gulf Shores and parts of Florida. "This includes all beaches from... more »
  • Forecasters say Andrea will make wet slog in SE, East

    June 6, 2013 5:24 PM

    MIAMI - Forecasters say Tropical Storm Andrea has made landfall with winds of about 65 mph but the storm isn't likely to reach hurricane force. And while it won't have destructive winds, it does pose a threat from isolated flooding and storm surge before it loses steam over the next... more »
  • Llama busts loose in Fla., subdued with taser

    June 2, 2013 12:24 PM

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - When Scooter the llama busted out of his penned-in yard in Tallahassee, Florida, it took three county sheriff's deputies and a taser gun to get him back in again. Leon County Lt. Tony Drzewiecki said Sunday that the 6-foot-llama outran him and his colleagues for a while,... more »
  • Florida city wonders who won the lottery jackpot

    June 2, 2013 12:16 PM

    ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. - It's been two weeks since residents of Zephyrhills, Fla., learned that a $590 million Powerball ticket was sold inside their city limits. No one expected the winner to come forward immediately. After all, they reasoned, the person might need a few days to absorb the shock, or... more »
  • Basketball-sized hairball

    May 22, 2013 7:52 PM

    CLEARWATER, FLORIDA- A tiger in Florida couldn't hack-up a basketball-sized hairball and it took veterinary surgeons to remove it. Ty the 17-year-old tiger underwent the procedure in Clearwater near Tampa after he wouldn't eat for nearly two weeks. Ty is cared for by Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation and workers brought... more »
  • Small Fla. city wonders who won Powerball jackpot

    May 19, 2013 10:15 AM

    ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. - Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a winning Powerball ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million. On Sunday, Zephyrhills residents wondered who the winner of Powerball's highest jackpot in history might be. The ticket-holder hadn't... more »
  • Jags fans petition Obama to make team add Tebow

    May 6, 2013 8:38 PM

    JACKSONVILLE, Fl. - Dear Mr. President, please order the Jacksonville Jaguars to sign Tim Tebow. That was the gist of a petition started by some Jaguars fans Monday, hoping President Barack Obama makes their team bring the popular quarterback to Jacksonville for a happy homecoming. It received a few hundred... more »
  • Nola named SEC Pitcher of the Week after LSU wins

    May 6, 2013 11:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The SEC named LSU sophomore right-hander Aaron Nola as the conference's Pitcher of the Week today. Nola threw his fourth consecutive complete game Friday and had his second shutout of the season against No. 19 Florida. He held the Gators to no runs and four singles... more »
  • LSU claims SEC series win with 5-0 victory vs Florida

    May 3, 2013 10:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers(42-6) bounced back, after losing their first weekend series of the season, with a series win in a 5-0 blanking of #19 Florida Friday night. Aaron Nola propelled the Tigers with his fifth straight complete game win. Nola only struck out three but allowed... more »
  • LSU Tiger baseball beats Florida Gators 3-2 in game one of series

    May 2, 2013 9:48 PM

    The LSU Tiger baseball team won game one of their SEC series against the Florida Gators 3-2 on Friday night in Alex Box Stadium. The Tigers scored the go ahead run in the bottom of the eighth inning as catcher Ty Ross flied to center with the bases loaded... more »
  • One person dead in bus crash outside N.O.

    May 2, 2013 11:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - One person died in a wreck involving a charter bus and a car on Interstate 10 in a marshy area of eastern New Orleans, according to authorities. The Thursday morning accident prompted the closure of I-10's westbound lanes. Police have not released details on the accident or... more »
  • Florida's Crawford to start Thursday vs LSU Play Video

    May 1, 2013 9:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Florida head coach Kevin O'Sullivan tells WBRZ Sports that right hand pitcher Jonathan Crawford(ankle injury) will get the start vs LSU Thursday night for the series opener. The Gator ace passed a quick test on his ankle during the first portion of Florida's practice Wednesday night... more »
  • No bond for US couple accused of kidnapping kids

    April 11, 2013 9:28 AM

    TAMPA, Fla. - The Florida parents charged with kidnapping their boys after losing custody and fleeing to Cuba by sailboat have been ordered to remain in jail without bond. Joshua and Sharyn Hakken made their first appearance before a Tampa judge Thursday morning. They'll face a judge during a pretrial... more »
  • Florida DL coach Bryant Young abruptly resigns

    April 10, 2013 4:24 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fl. - Florida defensive line coach Bryant Young has resigned to "pursue more time with my family." A four-time Pro Bowler who played 14 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, Young joined coach Will Muschamp's staff in 2011 after one year at San Jose State and another at Notre... more »
  • Couple accused of kidnapping kids in jail

    April 10, 2013 6:43 AM

    TAMPA, Fla. - The couple accused of kidnapping their two young sons and fleeing by boat to Cuba has been booked into a Florida jail after being handed over to U.S. authorities. According to a website for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Joshua Michael Hakken and his wife Sharyn are... more »
  • Cuba to turn over Florida couple and children

    April 9, 2013 4:18 PM

    HAVANA - Cuba says it will turn over to the United States a Florida couple who allegedly kidnapped their own children from the mother's parents and fled by boat to Havana. Foreign Ministry official Johana Tablada told The Associated Press in a written statement that Cuba had informed U.S. authorities... more »
  • Report: kidnapped boys, parents in Cuba

    April 8, 2013 7:18 PM

    TAMPA- Two boys, kidnapped from a home in Florida last week, have been spotted in Cuba, according to media reports from Tampa . Their father, Joshua Hakken, allegedly took the boys from their maternal grandparents home on Wednesday. Hakken and his wife lost custody of the children following... more »
  • Alerts issued in two states for kidnapped kids

    April 3, 2013 7:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Police issued an advisory for two kids believed to have been kidnapped by at least one of their parents earlier Wednesday. Chase Hakken, 2, and Cole Hakken, 4, were snatched from their grandmother Wednesday morning at a home in Tampa, Florida. The grandmother was tied up... more »
  • UCF cancels classes after death, explosive found

    March 18, 2013 8:05 AM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - A dorm on the University of Central Florida campus in Orlando has been emptied after explosive devices were discovered by authorities investigating a death. Officers responding to an alarm found a man dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police told local... more »
  • Small plane crashes at S. Fla. parking lot; 3 die

    March 15, 2013 5:10 PM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A small plane crashed into a parking lot near a South Florida airport, killing all three people onboard and burning about a dozen cars. Fort Lauderdale fire officials said no one on the ground was hurt in the Friday afternoon crash near that city's executive airport.... more »
  • LSU exits SEC men's basketball tournament with 80-58 loss to Florida

    March 15, 2013 2:30 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Erik Murphy scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed a career-best 12 rebounds to help the 13th-ranked Florida Gators elimnate the LSU Tigers from the SEC men's basketball tournament. Ninth-seeded LSU (19-12) tried to keep up with the rested Gators but looked a step slow with too... more »
  • Private funeral for Mindy McCready

    February 22, 2013 11:15 AM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country star Mindy McCready's funeral has been scheduled for Tuesday in her hometown of Fort Myers, Fla. The funeral will be private. A memorial organized by friends and the music community is tentatively scheduled for March 6 at Cathedral of the Incarnation. McCready committed suicide Sunday at... more »
  • Fla. judge: No trial delay in Trayvon Martin case

    February 5, 2013 9:04 AM

    SANFORD, Fla.- A judge in the case of a former neighborhood watch leader accused of shooting Florida teenager Trayvon Martin has denied a defense request to delay the trial. George Zimmerman's attorneys presented a motion Tuesday asking Judge Debra Nelson to push the trial from mid-June back to November. They... more »
  • Police: Fla. man arrested after pocket-dialing 911

    February 1, 2013 10:47 AM

    ORANGE CITY, Fla. - A conversation with two passengers landed a Florida tow truck driver in jail after his cellphone pocket-dialed 911 and dispatchers listened in. Authorities say 19-year-old Matthew Dollarhide of Orange City was surprised when a Volusia County Sheriff's deputy pulled him over on Tuesday and asked why... more »
  • Great white shark moves back to northeast

    January 31, 2013 11:11 AM

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - The great white shark known as Mary Lee is headed north again after spending a number of weeks this winter along the Southeast coast. The 3,500-pound shark was off Long Island, N.Y, on Thursday. Earlier, Mary Lee traveled as far south as Jacksonville Beach, Fla. Shark researcher... more »

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