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UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017

Two more homes condemned as huge Florida sinkhole grows

Officials in Florida say a sinkhole that swallowed two homes last month is growing.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017

‘Sugardaddy’ seeking ‘sugarbaby’ banned from Florida beach

A 73-year-old man is banned from a Florida beach after a parent complained that he was handing out business cards that read, “Sugardaddy seeking his sugarbaby.”


UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017

Tropical Storm Emily nears Florida’s west-central coast

Tropical Storm Emily churned ashore near Tampa Bay on Monday, starting a trek across the peninsula amid drenching rains and fears of scattered street flooding that prompted the governor to …


UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017

Florida man faces charges after baby dies in hot bedroom

A Florida man faces charges after his 8-month-old son died while being kept in a sweltering bedroom with no air conditioning.


Wasserman Schultz fires IT staffer following fraud arrest

Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has fired an information technology staffer following his arrest on a bank fraud charge at a Virginia airport where he was attempting to fly to …


UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017

Snooty, oldest Florida manatee in captivity, dies at 69

Snooty, the longest living manatee in captivity, died Sunday, a day after a huge party to celebrate his 69th birthday, according to the South Florida Museum.


Experts: No duty for laughing teens to rescue drowning man

MIAMI – It may be reprehensible and morally outrageous, but legal experts say a group of Florida teens had no obligation to rescue a drowning disabled man who they instead …


UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017

Dozens of foreign workers sought for Trump’s Florida clubs

The Trump Organization is asking the federal government to grant dozens of special visas to foreign nationals to work at two of the President Donald Trump’s private clubs in Florida, …


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.


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 …


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

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

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

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 …


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

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

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.


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 …


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

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 …


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 …


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

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

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

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.


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.


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.


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.


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 …


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.