Stories tagged: florida
UPDATED: Fri., April 3, 2020
A cruise ship that’s been floating at sea with coronavirus patients aboard for two weeks after being turned away from South American ports has finally been allowed to dock in …
Wed., April 1, 2020
The U.S. Coast Guard has directed cruise ships to prepare to treat any sick passengers and crew on board while being sequestered “indefinitely” offshore during the coronavirus pandemic.
Tue., March 31, 2020
Passengers from an ill-fated South American cruise are anxious to disembark once they reach Florida, but Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state’s health care resources are already stretched too thin …
Mon., March 30, 2020
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Florida hopes the wild success of Netflix’s “Tiger King” documentary will help out with a cold case.
UPDATED: Mon., March 30, 2020
Florida officials have arrested the pastor of a megachurch after detectives say he held two Sunday services with hundreds of people and violated a safer-at-home order in place to limit …
Thu., March 26, 2020
The two former U.S. Army soldiers met in Ukraine, where they joined the same far-right paramilitary group. After getting deported, they planned to take a boat from Miami to South …
Wed., March 25, 2020
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has been walking a tightrope for weeks during the coronavirus crisis, trying to protect both residents vulnerable to the virus and the cratering economy in a …
UPDATED: Tue., March 17, 2020
Joe Biden has swept to easy victories in Florida, Illinois and Arizona, increasingly pulling away with the Democratic presidential primary race and building pressure on Bernie Sanders to abandon his …
Thu., Feb. 20, 2020
Hair Club for Men founder Sy Sperling, famous for the TV commercials where he proclaimed “I’m not only the Hair Club president but I’m also a client,” died in Florida. …
Mon., Feb. 17, 2020
In body camera footage, Nadia King, 6, emerges from Love Grove Elementary School on Feb. 4, holding the hand of a Jacksonville sheriff’s deputy. The officers were told Nadia was …
Fri., Feb. 14, 2020
A 74-year-old Florida man whose halfhearted attempt at bank robbery was caused by depression after his wife’s death will not spend any time in jail, it was announced Friday.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020
A pack of peacocks that has wreaked havoc on a Miami neighborhood will be relocated after city commissioners voted Thursday night to side with residents and agreed to have the …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020
Florida residents have had their guns taken away by judges under a “red flag” law the state passed three weeks after authorities say a mentally disturbed man killed 17 people …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020
Authorities say two men caught speeding down Interstate 10 in Florida’s Panhandle were carrying a package marked “Bag Full of Drugs.”
Sat., Feb. 1, 2020
Authorities say gunfire erupted after a funeral in Florida, killing a teenager and a man and leaving two other people wounded
Fri., Jan. 31, 2020
Officers fired shots at an SUV that barreled past a security checkpoint at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort Friday, leading to a car and helicopter chase before officers were able …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020
Mistakenly inserting a fuel nozzle into a fishing pole slot, a Florida man pumped $60 worth of gasoline onto the deck of his boat and the ground of a gas …
Tue., Jan. 28, 2020
Mango season may be months away, but if you live in South Florida, your trees may have recently been ripe for the picking – of iguanas.
Mon., Jan. 13, 2020
The United States is removing nearly two dozen Saudi military students from a training program and sending them back to Saudi Arabia following after an investigation into a deadly shooting …
Tue., Jan. 7, 2020
Two more Chinese nationals have been arrested for illegally taking photographs at a Florida Navy base, court records show.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 27, 2019
Walt Disney World employees who portray Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck each filed police reports this month claiming they were inappropriately touched by tourists.
Thu., Dec. 26, 2019
A sheriff’s office in Florida said it caught an Amazon driver stealing a customer’s package but got no help from the company during its investigation.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 25, 2019
Who needs a sleigh when you’ve got a surfboard? Some 600 surfers dressed as Santa chose surfboards instead of sleighs on Tuesday during an annual Christmas Eve surfing fundraiser in …
Fri., Dec. 13, 2019
Florida officials say a man who was found partially eaten by an alligator in June actually died of a meth overdose.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019
A Miami couple who bought a headline-grabbing banana duct-taped to a wall have acknowledged the absurdity of the artwork, but say they believe it will become an icon and plan …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019
The government of Saudi Arabia has condemned a fatal shooting by a Saudi aviation student at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019
A 33-year-old orangutan granted legal personhood by a judge in Argentina is settling into her new surroundings at the Center for Great Apes in central Florida.
Mon., Oct. 21, 2019
President Donald Trump is lamenting that he was forced to move next year’s Group of Seven summit from his private golf club in Florida after bipartisan criticism that he was …
Sat., Oct. 19, 2019
My 10-year-old daughter, Chloe, squared her feet, raised her arm toward the dark, diamond-paned windows and waved her wand in a triangle pattern as she shouted an incantation into the …
Thu., Oct. 17, 2019
A Florida animal trapper says he corralled a large alligator by playing with it until it got tired after it hopped into a residential swimming pool.