Stories tagged: florida
Thu., Feb. 20, 2020
Hair Club for Men founder Sy Sperling, famous for the TV commercials where he proclaimed “I’m not only the Hair Club president but I’m also a client,” died in Florida. …
Mon., Feb. 17, 2020
In body camera footage, Nadia King, 6, emerges from Love Grove Elementary School on Feb. 4, holding the hand of a Jacksonville sheriff’s deputy. The officers were told Nadia was …
Fri., Feb. 14, 2020
A 74-year-old Florida man whose halfhearted attempt at bank robbery was caused by depression after his wife’s death will not spend any time in jail, it was announced Friday.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020
A pack of peacocks that has wreaked havoc on a Miami neighborhood will be relocated after city commissioners voted Thursday night to side with residents and agreed to have the …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020
Florida residents have had their guns taken away by judges under a “red flag” law the state passed three weeks after authorities say a mentally disturbed man killed 17 people …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020
Authorities say two men caught speeding down Interstate 10 in Florida’s Panhandle were carrying a package marked “Bag Full of Drugs.”
Sat., Feb. 1, 2020
Authorities say gunfire erupted after a funeral in Florida, killing a teenager and a man and leaving two other people wounded
Fri., Jan. 31, 2020
Officers fired shots at an SUV that barreled past a security checkpoint at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort Friday, leading to a car and helicopter chase before officers were able …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020
Mistakenly inserting a fuel nozzle into a fishing pole slot, a Florida man pumped $60 worth of gasoline onto the deck of his boat and the ground of a gas …
Tue., Jan. 28, 2020
Mango season may be months away, but if you live in South Florida, your trees may have recently been ripe for the picking – of iguanas.
Mon., Jan. 13, 2020
The United States is removing nearly two dozen Saudi military students from a training program and sending them back to Saudi Arabia following after an investigation into a deadly shooting …
Tue., Jan. 7, 2020
Two more Chinese nationals have been arrested for illegally taking photographs at a Florida Navy base, court records show.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 27, 2019
Walt Disney World employees who portray Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck each filed police reports this month claiming they were inappropriately touched by tourists.
Thu., Dec. 26, 2019
A sheriff’s office in Florida said it caught an Amazon driver stealing a customer’s package but got no help from the company during its investigation.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 25, 2019
Who needs a sleigh when you’ve got a surfboard? Some 600 surfers dressed as Santa chose surfboards instead of sleighs on Tuesday during an annual Christmas Eve surfing fundraiser in …
Fri., Dec. 13, 2019
Florida officials say a man who was found partially eaten by an alligator in June actually died of a meth overdose.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019
A Miami couple who bought a headline-grabbing banana duct-taped to a wall have acknowledged the absurdity of the artwork, but say they believe it will become an icon and plan …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019
The government of Saudi Arabia has condemned a fatal shooting by a Saudi aviation student at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019
A 33-year-old orangutan granted legal personhood by a judge in Argentina is settling into her new surroundings at the Center for Great Apes in central Florida.
Mon., Oct. 21, 2019
President Donald Trump is lamenting that he was forced to move next year’s Group of Seven summit from his private golf club in Florida after bipartisan criticism that he was …
Sat., Oct. 19, 2019
My 10-year-old daughter, Chloe, squared her feet, raised her arm toward the dark, diamond-paned windows and waved her wand in a triangle pattern as she shouted an incantation into the …
Thu., Oct. 17, 2019
A Florida animal trapper says he corralled a large alligator by playing with it until it got tired after it hopped into a residential swimming pool.
Thu., Oct. 10, 2019
Florida man, irritated by people illegally parking in handicapped spot, sentenced to prison for fatally shooting unarmed man
A white Florida man who told detectives he was irritated by people who illegally park in handicapped spots was sentenced on Thursday to 20 years in prison for the fatal …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019
A furnace-like “flash drought” is intensifying as it blasts away the little moisture left across a vast swath of the South, shriveling up crops and backyard gardens and raising alarm …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019
A year after Hurricane Michael, the Florida county hardest hit by the Category 5 storm is still in crisis.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019
Cuba’s foreign minister said Tuesday that he believes improvements in relations with the United States are irreversible despite the Trump administration’s hardening of the embargo on the island.
Sat., Sept. 21, 2019
Our Thursday started with a car, then a plane, then a couple moving sidewalks during a layover, and then another plane. That got us to Fort Myers, Florida, two months …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019
A federal judge cited new evidence of potential terrorism sympathies Wednesday in denying bail for a longtime mechanic charged with sabotaging an American Airlines jetliner that prosecutors say could have …
Tue., Sept. 17, 2019
Authorities say a man and a woman who were stopped for drunken bicycling in a Florida beach town had sex in a deputy’s patrol car before one of them fled …
Mon., Sept. 16, 2019
A group of women who say they were sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein suffered a setback Monday in their decade-long legal fight over a plea deal that allowed the financier …