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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019

Bullied boy who designed homemade University of Tennessee T-shirt given free tuition

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

Police in Tallahassee say a suspect is in custody after multiple stabbings

A man got into an argument with his co-workers and stabbed five people at a construction-supply business, authorities said.


Miami’s Bahamian ties inspire relief effort after Dorian

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 gains fury but might skirt Florida coast

Hurricane Dorian has strengthened into a Category 4 hurricane as it menaces Florida’s eastern coast with a potentially devastating direct hit


Florida waits: Hurricane Dorian is looking increasingly dire

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 on track for Florida after strike in Caribbean

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

It’s no joke, mom: Florida teen arrested in school threat

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

Authorities: Florida woman pulls gator from yoga pants during stop

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 …


Florida woman bites intruder who forced his way into home

A nearly toothless South Florida woman says she bit a man who forced his way into her apartment.


Florida woman says toilet explodes after lightning strike

A Florida woman says lightning destroyed her septic tank and caused a toilet in her house to explode.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019

Florida boy calls 911 to order pizza, gets lesson and a pie

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.


Universal says doubling Orlando resort size with 4th park

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

Deemed dangerous, Epstein denied bail in sex abuse case

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 …


City hopes ‘Baby Shark’ song will drive homeless away

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 …


Nonprofit pulls out of strip-club-sponsored golf tournament at Trump resort

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

Financier in sex case went from math whiz to titan

Jeffrey Epstein has long been an enigma, his rags-to-riches ascent shrouded in mystery


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019

Wealthy financier charged with molesting dozens of girls

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

W.Va. coal billionaire Chris Cline killed in helicopter crash

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 …


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 …