Stories tagged: florida
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019
A fourth-grader who was bullied because of his handmade University of Tennessee T-shirt was just given a four-year scholarship to the college, the university said Thursday.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019
A man got into an argument with his co-workers and stabbed five people at a construction-supply business, authorities said.
Wed., Sept. 4, 2019
Spared from the wrath of Hurricane Dorian, people in South Florida are donating water, food and household supplies in a relief effort spearheaded by descendants of some of Miami’s earliest …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019
Hurricane Dorian has strengthened into a Category 4 hurricane as it menaces Florida’s eastern coast with a potentially devastating direct hit
Fri., Aug. 30, 2019
Unsure of where Hurricane Dorian might strike, Florida residents watched the increasingly dire forecast with a sense of helplessness Friday and braced for what could be the most powerful storm …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019
Hurricane Dorian posed an increasing menace to Florida as it pushed over open waters Thursday after leaving limited damage in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019
Authorities have posted a video of their arrest of a 15-year-old Florida boy who allegedly posted an online threat to kill at least seven people at a high school.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019
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
A nearly toothless South Florida woman says she bit a man who forced his way into her apartment.
Tue., Aug. 6, 2019
A Florida woman says lightning destroyed her septic tank and caused a toilet in her house to explode.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
Jeffrey Epstein has long been an enigma, his rags-to-riches ascent shrouded in mystery
UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Snake stows away in man’s backpack in Florida and remains undetected until trip ends in Hawaii
UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019
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
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
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
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 …