Stories tagged: florida
Thu., July 20, 2017, 3:58 p.m.
93-year-old woman dragged 20 feet during Florida church carjacking
A 93-year-old woman in Florida was dragged 20 feet as she tried to stop two carjackers in a church parking lot.
Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:56 a.m.
Florida man indicted in brawl on Delta flight to China
A Florida man who fought with flight attendants and other passengers when he tried to open the exit door of a Delta Air Lines flight bound from Seattle to China …
Sat., July 15, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
Sinkhole stops growing after swallowing 2 houses in Florida
A sinkhole that swallowed a boat and destroyed two homes had stopped growing and officials said Saturday they would monitor it over the weekend before determining when cleanup can begin.
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 9:13 p.m.
Florida sinkhole swallows boat, 2 homes; 10 others evacuated
A sinkhole that started out the size of a small swimming pool and continued to grow in Florida swallowed a boat, destroyed two homes and prompted officials to evacuate residents …
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
Animal rights protesters swarm Chick-fil-A store in Florida
Customers at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Florida found themselves navigating past animal rights protesters wearing masks, covered in fake blood and clutching butcher knives.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 4:41 p.m.
Authorities: 3-year-old in Florida killed for drinking milk from jug
A woman and her mother beat her girlfriend’s 3-year-old boy with a plastic rod and then threw him across a room because he drank milk from a jug, authorities said …
Mon., July 10, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Man dies when air bag inflator ruptures during car repair
Another person has been killed in the U.S. by an exploding Takata air bag inflator, but this death wasn’t the result of a crash.
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 12:24 p.m.
Florida man dies after fall into Crater Lake caldera
A 20-year-old man from Florida is dead after tumbling up to 70 feet down a steep cliff in Crater Lake National Park in Oregon.
UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
Miami judge rules Florida’s new ‘Stand Your Ground’ law is unconstitutional
Florida’s updated “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law is unconstitutional, a Miami judge ruled on Monday.
Sun., July 2, 2017, 7:06 p.m.
New Florida law lets any resident challenge what’s taught in science classes
Any resident in Florida can now challenge what kids learn in public schools, thanks to a new law that science education advocates worry will make it harder to teach evolution …
Thu., June 22, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Florida doctor, 84, accused of illegally distributing pills
Authorities say an 84-year-old Florida doctor is accused of illegally distributing $10 million worth of pain pill prescriptions.
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 9 p.m.
Boy killed by log in surf as tropical storm churns in Gulf
A boy on an Alabama beach was struck and killed Wednesday by a log washed ashore by storm surge from Tropical Storm Cindy, which spun bands of severe weather ashore …
Tue., June 13, 2017, 7:34 a.m.
Feds: Neo-Nazi plot targeted civilians, nukes and synagogues
Federal prosecutors say a neo-Nazi arrested after agents found bomb-making materials in his Florida apartment while investigating the slayings of his two roommates planned to use the explosives to harm …
Fri., June 9, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Four Florida officers charged in 2014 beating after chase
Two current and two former Florida police officers pleaded not guilty Friday to federal charges connected to the beating of a man captured after a high-speed car chase.
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
Disgruntled ex-worker killed 5, then himself, sheriff says
Multiple people are dead after a shooting inside a business in an industrial park on Monday. Authorities converged on the area and announced that the situation has been contained.
UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 2:38 p.m.
Man with fake gun at Orlando airport wanted to speak to president
A mentally distressed former Marine who pointed a fake handgun at police in the Orlando International Airport and shouted “kill me” said he wanted to speak to the president, according …
UPDATED: Mon., May 29, 2017, 1:32 p.m.
Tiger Woods arrested in Florida on DUI charge, released
Tiger Woods was arrested early Monday on a DUI charge in Jupiter, Florida, and spent nearly four hours in a county jail before he was released.
Sat., May 27, 2017, 11:43 a.m.
Florida governor cleared to sign death warrants again, experts say
Florida can start executing condemned killers again now that the U.S. Supreme Court has let stand the state’s changes to its death penalty law, experts say.
Mon., May 8, 2017, 10:38 a.m.
Evacuations broaden as Okefenokee wildfires threaten small communities
Officials extended a mandatory evacuation to other communities on Monday as a wildfire near the Georgia-Florida line threatened small communities on the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp.
Sun., May 7, 2017, 9:49 a.m.
Alligator bites girl in shallow lake waters at Florida park
An alligator bit a 10-year-old girl on the leg as she sat in shallow lake waters at a Florida park, authorities said.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 11:53 a.m.
Site of Pulse nightclub massacre to become memorial, museum
The Florida gay nightclub that was the site of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history will become a memorial and museum to comfort the bereaved now and educate …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
Trump trips to Mar-a-Lago cost at least $1.2 million for air travel
New documents released by a conservative group show two of President Donald Trump’s recent weekend trips cost taxpayers more than $1.2 million.
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 …