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Kangaroo is on the loose in Florida

After Storm breached the confines of his south Florida sanctuary on Monday, he likely had one thought: time to run for it – or, at least, time to hop for …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Toxic red tide algae moves north near Tampa Bay, killing hundreds of thousands of fish

The toxic algae bloom that has carved a trail of dead animals and triggered a putrid stench along western Florida’s coastline has drifted further north, killing hundreds of thousands of …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 5:59 p.m.

Hurricane Florence could cause dangerous surf along U.S. coast

Florence could cause dangerous surf and rip currents along parts of the U.S. East Coast this weekend as the storm swirls across the Atlantic, according to forecasters at the National …


Parkland victim’s father seeks handshake with Kavanaugh

A man whose teenage daughter was killed in the Parkland, Florida, school shooting tried to shake the hand of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during a break in Tuesday’s confirmation …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 12:06 a.m.

Tropical Storm Gordon strengthens, expected to hit Gulf Coast as hurricane

Tropical Storm Gordon is continuing to strengthen and is expected to become a hurricane late Tuesday when it hits the central U.S. Gulf Coast, including coastal Mississippi. From there, it …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 4:59 p.m.

Racist calls linked to Sandpoint podcast mock Florida’s black Democratic candidate

Racist phone calls mocking Florida’s black Democratic gubernatorial nominee appear to be from a white supremacist podcast that has also taken credit for inflammatory robocalls in Iowa and California.


Racism quickly becomes an issue in Florida governor’s race

Racism immediately became an issue in the Florida governor’s race Wednesday as both nominees made predictions: The Democrat said voters aren’t looking for a misogynist, racist or bigot, while the …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 6:27 p.m.

Florida governor’s race pits liberal Dem vs Trump Republican

A liberal Florida Democrat pulled off an upset victory Tuesday in the state’s primary for governor while President Donald Trump’s favored candidate cruised to victory for the GOP, setting up …


Florida primary includes Trump defender, female trailblazer

Florida voters are choosing nominees to replace Republican Gov. Rick Scott in an election that’s caught the attention of President Donald Trump and could see the daughter of a former …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

Gordon makes landfall near Alabama-Mississippi border

Thousands of people were without power as Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall late Tuesday just west of the Alabama-Mississippi border.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 9:27 p.m.

Shooting suspect had history of mental illness

The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Florida video game tournament had previously been hospitalized for mental illness, according to court records in his home state of Maryland reviewed …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 11:10 p.m.

Multiple fatalities, including suspect, in mass shooting at Florida mall, authorities say

Florida authorities are reporting a mass shooting at a riverfront mall in Jacksonville.


Hold the Mayo! Florida town is changing its name temporarily

Mayo, Florida, is holding the mayo, at least for a few days.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 9:11 p.m.

$1 million bond reduced to $250,000 for woman accused in 2016 Spokane Valley homicide

Bond was quartered Wednesday afternoon for Cristina Stiles, a woman suspected of killing Cory Fowler in 2016 and leaving his body for his parents to find.


Marine laboratory works to save hundreds of animals dying in Florida red tide

Things are grim in southwest Florida. A toxic algal bloom is poisoning one of most biodiverse regions in the United States. Hundreds of manatees, turtles and dolphins have washed up …


Alaska man gets life in prison for Florida airport shooting

An Alaska man will spend the rest of his life in prison for the January 2017 Florida airport shooting that left five people dead and six wounded, a federal judge …


6-year-old boy with dreadlocks banned from Florida private school

A 6-year-old with dreadlocks was told Monday he could not start first grade at a private Christian school near Apopka without getting a haircut.


White man charged with fatally shooting black man in Florida

Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose videotaped shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida’s “stand …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 4:30 p.m.

Florida Gov. wants proof from Sen. Nelson over hacking claim

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, calling the allegations sensational, demanded on Friday that U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson provide proof to back up his statement that Russian operatives have penetrated some of …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

Video shows massacre suspect slouched, punching self in face

Prosecutors on Wednesday released hours of video interrogation of Florida’s school shooting suspect, footage showing the young man slouching in a chair, being repeatedly urged by a detective to speak …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 10:32 p.m.

Spokane County detectives make arrest in Florida on 2016 murder case

A woman suspected of a shooting and killing a man in 2016 was arrested Tuesday in Florida.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 7 p.m.

A red tide ravaging Florida may have killed a whale shark for the first known time

A biologist from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission sampled a dead whale shark’s muscle, liver, intestines and stomach contents. The muscles and organs tested positive for brevetoxin, a …


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 1:57 p.m.

Trump rallying support for Florida gubernatorial candidate

President Donald Trump is wading into Florida’s internal Republican politics, joining his endorsed candidate for governor in a competitive primary.


Florida gun, mental laws couldn’t have stopped massacre

Florida’s gun and mental health laws likely could not have prevented school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz from buying last year the semi-automatic rifle authorities say he used to kill 17 …


Official: Florida shooting suspect’s mom let him buy gun

A commission investigating the Florida high school massacre heard Tuesday the suspect’s late mother allowed him to buy a gun even though his mental health counselors opposed the idea and …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 2:02 p.m.

Singer Chris Brown arrested for felony battery in Florida

Singer Chris Brown walked off stage after his concert in Florida and into the hands of waiting deputies, who arrested him on a felony battery charge involving a nightclub photographer …


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 9:53 a.m.

To Infinity: Toy Story Land opening at Disney in Florida

For children of the mid-1990s, Disney’s new Toy Story Land offers the opportunity to visit the imaginary world they grew up in. For their parents, it brings back sweet memories …


Tesla was going 116 mph before fiery crash killed 2 Fla. teens, NTSB says

Three seconds before a Tesla S sedan crashed and burned in Fort Lauderdale, leaving two teenagers dead and a third injured, the car was traveling at 116 mph, a preliminary …


Authorities: Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida

Troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion was shot and killed Monday in Florida in what police called an apparent robbery attempt.


Deputy: Florida man chugged can of beer during DUI stop

Authorities say a 48-year-old Florida man raised a can of beer and chugged it after a sheriff’s deputy stopped him on suspicion of drunk driving.