Stories tagged: florida
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 2:40 p.m.
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge fire could burn 6 months, official says
Officials say a wildfire that has scorched 76 square miles near the Georgia-Florida state line may keep burning for the next six months.
Mon., April 17, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
Florida small plane crash kills 4; wasn’t noticed for a day
A vintage private plane that crashed in north Florida killing all four people aboard went unnoticed for nearly a day.
Mon., April 17, 2017, 11:47 a.m.
In South Florida, green iguanas spread into suburban scourge
Perched in trees and scampering down sidewalks, green iguanas have become so common across South Florida that many see them not as exotic invaders, but as reptilian squirrels.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 5:52 a.m.
Special tax for Trump’s Mar-a-Lago visits being considered by Florida county
Commissioners in a Florida county are so tired of spending money on President Donald Trump’s frequent visits to his Mar-a-Lago resort that some are suggesting a special tax be levied …
UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
Ex-gym employee shoots 2 in Florida, kills self
Gunfire erupted during a dispute between a former gym employee and a manager Saturday, leaving one person dead and two others seriously wounded at an upscale shopping mall, police said.
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 9:13 p.m.
Trump kicks off Florida meetings with Chinese president
President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping opened their high-stakes summit at Trump’s Florida beach resort Thursday, with the urgent threat of North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and tensions over …
Thu., March 30, 2017, 6:56 p.m.
Manatee taken off endangered species list
The manatee – for decades the poster mammal for environmental decline in Florida – is officially no longer an endangered species.
Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:03 a.m.
Police: 1 dead, 5 injured in central Florida shooting
A gunman in central Florida fatally shot an adult in a home and critically wounded another adult and two children, in what authorities describe as domestic violence, before shooting two …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 7:42 a.m.
Troopers: 4 die in crash on Florida’s Turnpike
Troopers say a seven-vehicle crash on Florida’s Turnpike has left four people dead.
Fri., March 10, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Florida judge denies ‘stand your ground’ defense in shooting
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A Florida judge on Friday denied a “stand your ground” defense for a retired Florida police officer who fatally shot a man in a movie theater …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 12:38 p.m.
Casey Anthony on death of daughter: ‘I didn’t do what I was accused of’
Casey Anthony knows that much of the world believes she killed her 2-year-old daughter, despite her acquittal. But nearly nine years later, she insists she doesn’t know how the last …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 9:13 a.m.
Florida man held on Lewiston rape charge
A Florida man who is accused of trying to rape a woman early Sunday on a downtown Lewiston sidewalk is in the Nez Perce County Jail on $100,000 bond.
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 7:55 p.m.
Trump tours private school in Florida, promoting choice
President Donald Trump toured a private, religious school in Florida on Friday, praising it as an ideal institution for “disadvantaged children” while re-emphasizing that his education agenda will focus on …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 5:21 p.m.
Casey Anthony may have accidentally killed daughter, judge says
The judge who presided over the acquittal of Casey Anthony in a murder trial televised live around the world said Thursday that an accidental killing is the most logical explanation …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
Florida could flip burden of proving ‘stand your ground’
Florida’s “stand your ground” law, a source of contention for years, could soon provide even more protection to people who invoke it. Some lawmakers want to make prosecutors prove a …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 8:11 a.m.
Orlando fingerprint examiner suspended, 2,600 cases possibly affected in latest police lab scandal
Add Orlando to the list of jurisdictions plagued by potential misdeeds in the crime lab. A fingerprint examiner for the Orange County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office, who worked more than 2,600 …
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 10 a.m.
Countdown begins for Raul Castro’s retirement next year
MIAMI – A year from now, something is expected to occur in Cuba that hasn’t happened in more than 40 years: a non-Castro will occupy the presidency. The coming year …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 8:03 a.m.
Police: Pair killed landlord, lived with her body 2 weeks
Police say a man and a woman are accused of killing their landlord in Florida and living with the body for two weeks while trying to decide how to dispose …
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
Trump steps up security aide search, focuses on health care
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – President Donald Trump brought more contenders for national security adviser to his Palm Beach club for in-person interviews Sunday, hoping to fill the job in …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 1:54 p.m.
Trump hits the road, hoping rally speeches overcome troubles
Shifting attention from his troubled White House, President Donald Trump hit the road Friday for a campaign-style rally, resurrecting the buoyant jobs promises that powered his election victory and pledging …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 9:49 a.m.
Florida man accused in plot to bomb Target stores
A Florida man is accused in a plot to blow up several Target stores along the East Coast in an attempt to acquire cheap stock in the company if the …
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 3:18 p.m.
Trump and Abe hit the fairways – out of public view – at Florida golf club
President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe disappeared from public view for more than three hours here Saturday at one of Trump’s signature golf courses for what was …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Crews search for man buried in trash, dirt at landfill
Crews are searching for a Pennsylvania landfill worker who was buried when a mound of garbage and dirt slid down onto him.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 7:36 a.m.
Spicer says he ‘clearly meant Orlando’ in talk of Atlanta attack
President Donald Trump’s press secretary says he meant to say Orlando when he repeatedly referenced a terror attack in Atlanta during interviews and a press briefing last week.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 12:38 p.m.
Five Wallenda family circus performers injured during high wire practice
Five circus performers have been seriously injured while practicing a high-wire act in Florida.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 8:31 p.m.
Weekend visit to Trump resort by Japan’s Abe raises an ethics question: Who pays?
The visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the Trump-family-owned Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., this weekend is fraught with ethical problems. Will U.S. taxpayers pay for Abe? …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 7:12 a.m.
Woman dies when SUV crashes into home as she watched TV
Authorities in Florida say a 66-year-old woman died when a stolen SUV crashed into her Jacksonville home while she was watching television.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 3:57 p.m.
Suspect in 3 slayings dead after Georgia motel standoff
A man suspected in the killings of three women is dead after a standoff Tuesday with police at a Georgia motel, and a female suspect has been arrested, a U.S. …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 9:25 p.m.
Accused airport shooter pleads not guilty to 22 charges
The Iraq War veteran charged with killing five people and injuring six others in a mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale’s international airport pleaded not guilty to the allegations against him …
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Activist walking barefoot across U.S. fatally struck by SUV
A Rhode Island native walking barefoot across the U.S. to raise awareness about climate change has been struck and killed on a Florida highway.