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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019

Hurricane Michael gets an upgrade to rare Category 5 status

Weather forecasters have upgraded last fall’s Hurricane Michael from a Category 4 storm to a Category 5.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019

20 years after Columbine, some polls show parents’ growing fears of dangers at school

Twenty years after the deadly attack at Columbine High School, polls consistently capture growing fears among American parents that their children face imminent danger whenever they go to school.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019

Florida teenager obsessed with Columbine takes her own life

A young Florida woman who traveled to Colorado and bought a shotgun for what authorities feared would be a Columbine-inspired attack just days ahead of the 20th anniversary was found …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

17-foot, 140-pound python captured in Florida park

Researchers last week captured and killed the largest Burmese python to be removed from Big Cypress National Preserve in the Florida Everglades, according to wildlife officials.


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019

Florida Man Googles self to find out which Florida Man he is

A social media challenge is encouraging people to look up what version of Florida Man they are based on their birthdays.


Mother Russia: South Florida sees a boom in ‘birth tourism’

Every year, hundreds of pregnant Russian women travel to the United States to give birth so that their child can acquire all the privileges of American citizenship, often in Florida.


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019

Murder charge dropped against woman accused in 2016 death of ex-boyfriend in Spokane Valley

The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office has dismissed a charge of first-degree murder against 39-year-old Cristina Stiles, accused of killing her child’s father Cory Fowler inside his Spokane Valley apartment.


Many ‘still hurting’ nearly 5 months after Hurricane Michael

Life is still a struggle in the Florida county hardest hit by Hurricane Michael in October


Florida officer goes on trial for killing black motorist

For the first time in 26 years, a Florida police officer is standing trial for an on-duty killing – and one of his defenses will be the state’s controversial “stand …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Florida student charged with misdemeanor after refusing to recite Pledge of Allegiance

A Florida student is facing misdemeanor charges after a confrontation with a teacher that began with his refusal to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and escalated into what officials described …


Families to quietly remember on school massacre anniversary

The communities and families terrorized by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre will spend Thursday’s anniversary visiting graves, packing meals for the needy and contributing to other service projects …