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{FD} Florida man gets year in jail for burning girlfriend’s bunny

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A Florida man has been sentenced to a year in jail for intentionally setting a pet bunny on fire. Continue reading

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{FD} West Indian manatee go from ‘endangered’ to ‘threatened”

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the West Indian manatee is now considered “threatened,” not “endangered,” but it also says the gentle giant could be in danger of extinction in the future without continued protections. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida mother accused of beating up daughter’s high school rival

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A South Florida woman has been accused of attacking a high school student not once but twice. Continue reading

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{FD} Lost gator crawls through Florida furniture store

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An alligator need a little extra help making its way back to a pond behind a Florida furniture store, so deputies were called in to direct it on Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida mom beats up daughter’s rival at school, axes car, cops say

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A mother faces multiple charges after police said she went to a South Florida high school during dismissal and knocked the cellphone out of the hand of her daughter’s rival, while hitting the girl several times. Continue reading

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{FD} Deputies: Florida boy, 4, recovering after shooting himself

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Authorities say a 4-year-old Florida boy is expected to recover after he apparently accidentally shot himself in the stomach. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Florida mom beats up daughter’s rival at school

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A mother faces multiple charges after police say she showed up at a South Florida high school to confront her daughter’s rival. Continue reading

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{FD} Miami police shooting: 4 arrested in attack on 2 undercover detectives

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Miami-Dade Police have arrested a 19-year-old man, Wednesday morning, in connection with the shooting of two undercover police officers. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida student suspended for treatment of Muslim professor

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A student at Rollins College in Florida has been suspended temporarily for his treatment of his Muslim professor. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman charged in Sandy Hook parent threat a court no-show

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A Florida woman charged with threatening the parent of a boy killed in the 2012 mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Connecticut, was a no-show at change-of-plea hearing. Continue reading

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{FD} Police arrest suspect in shooting of 2 Miami-Dade officers

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A 19-year-old Miami man is charged with two counts of attempted murder after police say he opened fire in an “ambush-style” shooting on two plainclothes detectives who were investigating gang activity. Continue reading

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{FD} Guilty plea set for woman in Sandy Hook parent threat

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A Florida woman is set to plead guilty to threatening the parent of a boy killed in the 2012 mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Connecticut, because she thought it was a hoax. Continue reading

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{FD} Fake doctor gets 10 years for bogus, deadly butt injections

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A judge has imposed a 10-year prison sentence on a South Florida transgender woman who performed illegal buttocks-enhancements, injecting her clients with toxic materials including tire sealant and superglue and causing one woman’s death. Continue reading

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{FD} Girl stabs another student at Florida high school

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Police are investigating after a 15-year-old girl stabbed another student during an altercation at a Florida high school. Continue reading

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{FD} Coast Guard seizes 16 tons of cocaine worth over $400M in Pacific

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Officials from the U.S. Coast Guard unveiled the result of a series of massive drug busts over a 26-day period at a Florida port Tuesday which netted 16 tons of cocaine. Continue reading

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{FD} Firefighters rescue kitten stuck in wall of Florida home

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A little kitten needed the help of firefighters over the weekend when it got stuck in the wall of a Florida home. Continue reading

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{FD} Miami-Dade police shooting: ‘Several’ detained after officers ambushed

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Two undercover Miami-Dade County police officers were in stable condition after they were ambushed as they sat in their unmarked police cruiser Monday night, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Domestic abuse survivor finds love with first responder who helped her

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A smiling Melissa Dohme, surrounded by 200 friends, family, EMTs and doctors who helped save her life, said ‘I Do.” Continue reading

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{FD} Child dies after shooting that left mother dead, 4 wounded

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Police say an 8-year-old Florida boy has died following a shooting that also took his mother’s life and wounded four others. Continue reading

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{FD} Trial set for ex-Florida officer who fatally shot black man

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The trial of an ex-Florida police officer who fatally shot a black man broken down on a highway has been scheduled for October. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida trooper fatally shoots man after fight on interstate

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The Florida Highway Patrol says a trooper fatally shot a man in a fight on Interstate 95 in Palm Beach County. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida deputies out of work for hiding stun gun mistake, sheriff says

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Two Florida school resource deputies lost their jobs after covering up a Leesburg High School employee being accidentally shot with a Taser. Continue reading

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{FD} Girl gets cellphone back thanks to quick-thinking deputy

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A 4-year-old girl has her cellphone back thanks to some quick work by Florida sheriff’s deputies. Continue reading

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{FD} Rattlesnake bites Florida boy who mistook it for a toy

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Authorities say a 5-year-old Florida boy is recovering after being bitten by a rattlesnake that he mistook for a toy. Continue reading

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{FD} Man accused of killing ex-roommate who stopped in to say bye

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A 24-year-old man faces a first-degree murder charge after investigators say he stabbed his former roommate who had stopped by his Florida home to say goodbye. Continue reading

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{FD} Fight between Florida governor, prosecutor in cop-killer case back in court

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The fight over whether Florida’s governor can take away an officer-killing case from a prosecutor because she no longer will seek the death penalty in any cases is returning to a courtroom in Orlando. Continue reading

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{FD} Trial scheduled for dad accused of dropping girl off bridge

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A trial date has been set for a Florida man accused of throwing his young daughter to her death off a Tampa Bay area bridge. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: 2 Miami officers wounded in ‘ambush-style’ shooting

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Two Miami-Dade County police officers have been wounded in what authorities called “an ambush-style” shooting. Continue reading

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{FD} Miami-Dade police shooting: 2 undercover officers ambushed, 6 suspects at large

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Two undercover Miami-Dade County police officers were in stable condition after they were ambushed as they sat in their unmarked police cruiser Monday night, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Central Florida shootings kill 1, wound 5, including bystanders

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A series of shootings Monday in Sanford, Fla., killed at least one person and wounded five others critically, including two children, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Hungry gator eats golf ball after getting bonked on the head

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Golfers in Florida got video of a living, breathing, hungry water hazard. Continue reading

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{FD} Central Florida gunman accused of killing girlfriend, wounding 5 others, including bystanders

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A woman and her boyfriend were arguing over property before he shot and killed her — in addition to shooting five other people including two children, police in Florida said Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida panthers: 2 kittens present outside known habitat

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Wildlife officials say they have evidence of endangered Florida panthers breeding further north of their known habitat. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Police: 1 dead, 5 injured in Florida shooting

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The Latest on the killing of a woman and the shooting of five others, including two boys, in Sanford, Florida (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: 1 dead, 5 injured in central Florida shooting

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Investigators say one person is dead and five others — including two young children — are being treated for injuries following a shooting in central Florida. Continue reading

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{FD} Vets treating dog whose snout was bound with hair tie

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Officials say veterinarians are treating a Yorkshire Terrier mix that was dropped off at Florida animal clinic with its mouth bound tightly with an elastic hair tie. Continue reading

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{FD} Ahoy, justices! Floating home case winner back to high court

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Fane Lozman beat long odds when the U.S. Supreme Court agreed with him in 2013 that his floating home was a house, not a vessel subject to seizure by the city of Riviera Beach, Florida. Continue reading

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{FD} Elderly couple on wrong flight; end up in NY, not Michigan

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A 96-year-old woman and an 89-year-old man were wheeled to the wrong gate at a South Florida airport and ended up on a flight to upstate New York instead of Michigan. Continue reading

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{FD} Pancake prank gets Florida man in trouble for stopping traffic

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Authorities say they’ve charged a Florida man recorded on video sitting in the street eating pancakes. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Florida man cited for eating pancakes in the street

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Authorities say they’ve charged a Florida man recorded on video sitting in the street eating pancakes. Continue reading

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{FD} Reptile intruder: Police remove huge snake from Florida woman’s home

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Polk County Sheriff’s office responded to a call about a ssssneaky intruder Friday morning. Deputies removed a huge snake from a woman’s home. Continue reading

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{FD} Blue Lives Matter flag deemed ‘racist,’ ordered to come down

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A Florida woman is being told to take down her Blue Lives Matter flag that’s been flying for several years now by her homeowners association. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida Fox reporter finds illegal immigrants accused of bolting from SUV crash

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The driver and passenger who fled on foot from a single-car crash that left another passenger dead Friday have been located– thanks to a FOX 13 reporter. Continue reading

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{FD} Man burning books caused 700-acre Florida brush fire, officials say

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A Florida man burning books in his yard caused a 700-acre brush fire which destroyed two buildings, damaged six homes and nearly 20 sheds and barns, officials said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Worker rescued after scaffold collapses at Florida building

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Miami Fire Rescue’s technical rescue team has rescued a worker who was dangling from his harness after a scaffold collapsed in Key Biscayne. Continue reading

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{FD} Rescue underway after scaffold collapses, worker dangling from Florida building

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Miami Fire Rescue’s technical rescue team is responding to the scene of scaffolding collapse in Key Biscayne to rescue a waker who is trapped and hanging from his harness. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge: man competent for Jewish center bomb plot trial

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A South Florida man has been ruled mentally competent to stand trial on charges of plotting to bomb a synagogue and Jewish school in support of the Islamic State terrorist group. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials: Fast-moving brush fire threatens Florida homes

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Florida Forest Service officials say a 400-acre brush fire has forced the evacuation of a neighborhood and threatened or burned up to 15 homes. Continue reading

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{FD} Vietnam War deserter found in Florida retirement community

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Marion County deputies helped apprehend an accused Vietnam War deserter Tuesday morning. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, 75-year-old Linley Benson Lemburg lived in The Falls retirement community in Ocala under the false name William Mi… Continue reading

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{FD} Competency training for man accused of killing flamingo

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A Florida judge has ruled a man accused of killing a flamingo at Busch Gardens must undergo in-home competency training before the animal cruelty case against him can continue. Continue reading

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