Stories tagged: florida
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 12:50 p.m.
Officials say a Florida woman who pulled a small alligator from her yoga pants during a traffic stop and illegally possessed numerous other wild animals has been sentenced to probation …
Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 1:08 p.m.
A nearly toothless South Florida woman says she bit a man who forced his way into her apartment.
Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 12:45 p.m.
A Florida woman says lightning destroyed her septic tank and caused a toilet in her house to explode.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 11:41 a.m.
A Florida boy who called 911 to report he was hungry and wanted a pizza got a lesson in proper emergency call etiquette, but he also got a pie.
Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 1:27 p.m.
Universal Orlando officials said Thursday that the resort is doubling in size with plans for an “epic” fourth theme park, but they offered almost no information on when the new …
UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
A judge denied bail for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges Thursday, saying the danger to the community that would result if the jet-setting defendant was free formed …
Wed., July 17, 2019, 11:22 a.m.
Officials in West Palm Beach are hoping a continuous loop of children’s songs played throughout the night will keep homeless people from sleeping on the patio of a city-owned rental …
Wed., July 10, 2019, 6:34 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s company has canceled a golf tournament that a Miami-area strip club planned to hold at his Doral, Florida, resort this weekend.
UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
Jeffrey Epstein has long been an enigma, his rags-to-riches ascent shrouded in mystery
UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 5:04 p.m.
In a startling reversal of fortune, billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein was charged Monday with sexually abusing dozens of underage girls in a case brought more than a decade after he …
UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 8:07 p.m.
Coal tycoon Chris Cline, who worked his way out of West Virginia’s underground mines to amass a fortune and become a major Republican donor, has died in a helicopter crash …
Wed., July 3, 2019, 3:54 p.m.
A Florida woman who took her estranged husband’s guns after his arrest and turned them over to the police will be charged with misdemeanor trespassing instead of theft and burglary, …
UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 9:40 p.m.
Conspiracy theorists, stand down: That mysterious orange fireball streaking across the Florida sky was space junk from a Chinese satellite launch.
Fri., June 28, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Two people have been charged in Florida with orchestrating a massive arms smuggling scheme involving thousands of weapons and parts sent to South America, federal officials said Friday.
UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 4:46 p.m.
Two additional deputies have been fired as a result of an internal affairs investigation into the agency’s response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that …
UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 9:03 p.m.
A Florida woman’s effort to protect herself from domestic violence has become a flashpoint in the debate over gun rights and victims’ safety.
Wed., June 19, 2019, 11:05 a.m.
President Donald Trump raised $24.8 million less than 24 hours after kicking off his reelection campaign, a figure that dwarfs what the top Democratic contenders took in over the course …
Mon., June 17, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
President Donald Trump’s early strength in Florida on the night of the 2016 election was the first sign that he was about to score an upset victory. In an otherwise …
UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 9:11 p.m.
Snake stows away in man’s backpack in Florida and remains undetected until trip ends in Hawaii
UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 4:24 p.m.
Three years after a gunman massacred 49 people and wounded many others at a gay nightclub in central Florida, the anniversary was being observed Wednesday with somber memorial gatherings and …
UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
A federal judge ruled in favor of the Food and Drug Administration Monday in a lawsuit against a Florida-based stem cell company whose treatments have blinded at least four patients. …
UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 8:01 p.m.
A serial killer who terrorized Florida with a 1984 spree that claimed 10 women has been executed, his lethal injection witnessed by the woman who survived one of his attacks …
Thu., May 16, 2019, 11:04 a.m.
Members of Florida’s congressional delegation said Thursday it was unacceptable that the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security will not publicly identify the two counties where Russian hackers gained …
Mon., May 13, 2019, 11:24 a.m.
A weekend of shootings involving rap musicians and their entourages in South Florida for a huge hip-hop festival left two people dead and four wounded, multiple vehicles riddled with bullets …
Tue., May 7, 2019, 11:08 a.m.
Residents in parts of the Florida Panhandle devastated by Hurricane Michael seven months ago hope President Donald Trump gets a glimpse of the continued suffering in the region when he …
UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 11:21 a.m.
An alligator gave staff and patrons of a Florida hair salon a scare Tuesday when it showed up on the sidewalk outside the strip-mall business.
Wed., May 1, 2019, 11:52 a.m.
More Florida classroom teachers could carry guns in school under a bill passed Wednesday by state lawmakers, the latest response to last year’s mass shooting at a Parkland high school.
UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 1:26 p.m.
The men and women at an Orlando Fire Station 7 were tasked with a small “what is it?” when a man dropped off what he called a baby “cheetah” Thursday, …
UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 9:22 p.m.
A strong storm system barreling through the South on Friday killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia.
Fri., April 19, 2019, 12:17 p.m.
A road crew in Florida should get an “F” for spelling.