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UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 22, 2017

18 dead from tornadoes, other storms in Southeast

A severe storm system that spun off apparent tornadoes and left scattered destruction around the Southeast has claimed at least 18 lives on a two-day sweep across the region, authorities …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017

Three Florida utility workers die in manhole; firefighter critical

Three men have died in a manhole in Key Largo, Florida, overcome by poisonous fumes underground.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017

Mysterious stranding kills 81 false killer whales off Southwest Florida

Nearly 100 rare false killer whales have stranded themselves off the remote coast of Southwest Florida in Everglades National Park, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Monday.


Puerto Rico police seized guns from alleged airport shooter Esteban Santiago

More than four years before accused airport shooter Esteban Santiago killed five and wounded six others, Puerto Rico police in his hometown of Penuelas confiscated one or more handguns he …


Peyton Manning, Steve Spurrier enter College Football Hall of Fame

Peyton Manning and his Southeastern Conference nemesis, former Florida coach Steve Spurrier, will go into the College Football Hall of Fame together.


Where’s Rufus? Search is on for special teddy bear lost during airport shooting

In the middle of a violent frenzy Friday afternoon at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, after a gunman opened fire at a baggage claim terminal, Canadian traveler Kim Lariviere left behind …


Fort Lauderdale airport shooting suspect gets public defender in court

The Iraq war veteran held in the fatal shooting of five people inside Fort Lauderdale’s airport was appointed a federal public defender on Monday after telling a judge that he …


Florida airport shooting suspect appears in new video

A day before the suspect in the Fort Lauderdale airport rampage was to appear in court, a website released footage that appears to show him calmly drawing a pistol and …


IDs, phones, bags among 25,000 items lost in Florida airport rampage

Dan and Janice Kovacs and their two children were passing through airport security when the gunfire erupted. They were shoeless – with wallets, passports and carry-on items chugging along a …


Accused Florida airport gunman charged; U.S. seeks death penalty

The Iraq war veteran accused of killing five travelers and wounding six others at a busy international airport in Florida was charged Saturday and could face the death penalty if …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 6, 2017

Gunman kills five at Fort Lauderdale airport

Police said five people were killed in a shooting Friday afternoon at the Fort Lauderdale international airport that also sent several others to the hospital.


Official: Dog that attacked family over sweater euthanized

Officials say a dog that attacked a Florida family who tried to put a sweater on it has been euthanized.


South Florida county wants reimbursement for protecting Trump

A South Florida county wants to be reimbursed for the cost of protecting President-elect Donald Trump at his Palm Beach oceanfront estate.


Federal judge asked to block part of Florida abortion law

A federal judge is being asked to block additional parts of a contentious Florida abortion law.


Trump’s Defense nominee James Mattis received anonymous email in Petraeus case, AP reports

The Associated Press has learned that President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for defense secretary was among several military officials whom the FBI concluded received anonymous letters from the woman who had …


Three Everglades deer found in one big python belly

Pythons eat a lot. No surprise there. But in a new study, scientists examining poop from a Burmese python bagged in the Everglades discovered the ravenous snakes may be gorging …


Owner no longer wants to sell club targeted by mass shooting

The owner of the Florida nightclub where the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history took place says she’s no longer interested in selling the property to the city of …


Blind female ape missing from Naples Zoo exhibit

Authorities say a blind white-handed gibbon is missing from the primate exhibit at the Naples Zoo.


Miami’s joyous Cubans hope for change with Fidel Castro’s death

Fidel Castro’s death triggered an emotional and long-awaited celebration in Miami’s large Cuban-American community Saturday as peaceful demonstrators waved flags and honked car horns, many cheering with joy and others …


Zags rally past Gators in AdvoCare Invitational

Repeat after Mark Few: When the Zags take care of the ball, they’re pretty potent offensively. See Friday’s second half against Florida. When the Zags don’t take care of the …


TV Take: Gonzaga overcomes adversity, Gators in tournament semifinal

Gonzaga coach Mark Few knew Friday night’s game in Orlando against Florida would be the Zags’ sternest test of the season to this point. And it was the same for …


Gonzaga faces Florida in AdvoCare semifinals

Florida is Gonzaga’s assignment in the AdvoCare Invitational semifinals but it could pass for a March matchup.


Train collision in Florida injures 2; mangles train cars

Authorities say two trains loaded with coal and phosphate rock collided in central Florida, derailing and sending at least 20 train cars tumbling over. Two people sustained minor injuries.


Orlando to buy nightclub that was site of mass shooting

The city of Orlando has reached a deal to buy the Pulse nightclub for $2.25 million and plans to eventually transform the site of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. …


Luke Del Rio, 3 more starters out for No. 22 Florida against SC

No. 22 Florida will be without quarterback Luke Del Rio and three more starters against South Carolina on Saturday.


Pulse gunman calls must be released, judge rules

A judge on Monday ordered the city of Orlando to release audio recordings of the Pulse nightclub gunman talking to police dispatchers and negotiators. But she won’t rule on releasing …


No, that Krispy Kreme doughnut glaze wasn’t crystal meth

A man who was arrested after police mistook Krispy Kreme doughnut glaze for crystal methamphetamine is suing the city and the drug-testing kit manufacturer.


Al Gore’s fight in 2000 was nothing like Trump scenario today

Everything was fairly normal in the 2000 presidential election until about 10 p.m. Eastern on Election Day. Television networks had called the state of Florida for Vice President Al Gore, …


Charities thinking twice about galas at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

A staple of Palm Beach’s high-end philanthropy circuit, the Mar-a-Lago Club boasts rich history, an 800-seat ballroom and ocean views. But some major charities and fundraisers are now concerned with …


LSU-Florida gets rescheduled for Nov. 19 in Baton Rouge

LSU and 18th-ranked Florida will play after all this season, albeit in a different state than originally scheduled, which didn’t leave the Gators entirely happy with the solution.