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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 12:50 p.m.

Authorities: Florida woman pulls gator from yoga pants during stop

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 …


Florida woman bites intruder who forced his way into home

A nearly toothless South Florida woman says she bit a man who forced his way into her apartment.


Florida woman says toilet explodes after lightning strike

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.

Florida boy calls 911 to order pizza, gets lesson and a pie

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.


Universal says doubling Orlando resort size with 4th park

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.

Deemed dangerous, Epstein denied bail in sex abuse case

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 …


City hopes ‘Baby Shark’ song will drive homeless away

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 …


Nonprofit pulls out of strip-club-sponsored golf tournament at Trump resort

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.

Financier in sex case went from math whiz to titan

Jeffrey Epstein has long been an enigma, his rags-to-riches ascent shrouded in mystery


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 5:04 p.m.

Wealthy financier charged with molesting dozens of girls

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.

W.Va. coal billionaire Chris Cline killed in helicopter crash

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 …


Florida woman who took husband’s guns faces misdemeanor

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.

Orange fireball lighting Florida sky was Chinese space junk

Conspiracy theorists, stand down: That mysterious orange fireball streaking across the Florida sky was space junk from a Chinese satellite launch.


2 charged in massive international arms smuggling scheme

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.

2 more deputies fired after shooting at Florida high school

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.

Florida woman charged after giving husband’s guns to police

A Florida woman’s effort to protect herself from domestic violence has become a flashpoint in the debate over gun rights and victims’ safety.


Trump campaign raises $24.8M in less than 24 hours

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 …


Battleground Florida: Both parties prepare for 2020 fight

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 bag for trip to Hawaii from Florida

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.

Somber memorials on anniversary of Florida nightclub rampage

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.

Ruling against Florida stem cell company could have implications for Coeur d’Alene center

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.

Serial killer who took 10 women’s lives executed in Florida

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 …


Florida lawmakers push FBI to name counties hacked by Russia

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 …


Police investigating rappers’ ties to shootings around Miami

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 …


Florida residents want Trump to see post-hurricane suffering

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.

Alligator visits Florida hair salon: ‘Girls, get inside and lock the door!’

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.


Florida lawmakers pass bill allowing more armed teachers

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.

Small cat dropped off at Orlando fire station wasn’t a cheetah. What was it?

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.

Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat

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.


Road crew misspells ‘school’ in school crossing

A road crew in Florida should get an “F” for spelling.