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Florida fishermen catch 11-foot alligator, catch even bigger one days later

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Four fishermen in Pensacola, Florida, were in for the hunting season of a lifetime when they caught an 11-foot alligator on Tuesday, and made again headlines when they caught a 12-footer two days later. Continue reading

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Video shows Florida mom’s arrest after .200 breathalyzer test

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Newly released video shows the moment a Florida woman was arrested Thursday, after she was caught swerving and failed a breathalyzer test with an unbuckled child in the back of her car. Continue reading

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Florida police shooting: Marine veteran charged for killing cop, wounding other

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Everett Glenn Miller faces a first-degree murder in the shooting killing of Officer Matthew Baxter. Continue reading

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Total of 6 officers shot in Florida, Pennsylvania

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Three people were in custody Friday night, including a “strong suspect,” after one police officer was fatally shot and another suffered grave injuries in Kissimmee, Fla., south of Orlando. Continue reading

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Turtle with two heads spotted in Florida

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The University of Central Florida’s Marine Turtle Research group found a turtle with two heads south of Patrick Airforce Base in Brevard County last week. Continue reading

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Jeff Sessions to deliver remarks in Miami regarding sanctuary cities — live blog

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered remarks in Miami regarding sanctuary cities. Continue reading

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Florida police use 3 Tasers, baton, 4 handcuffs to arrest bar customer

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Jacksonville Beach police used a Taser, a baton and four sets of handcuffs to arrest a man accused of punching a bouncer and walking out on his $235 bar tab on Sunday. Continue reading

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Florida couple transporting grill injured after SUV explodes when woman lights cigarette

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A Florida couple transporting a propane barbecue grill inside their SUV was injured Sunday after a woman lit a cigarette, sparking an explosion. Continue reading

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Florida school accused of offering students ‘front of lunch line pass’ for $100; parents outraged

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The Lawton Chiles Middle Academy has come under fire after the school sent out a fundraising form stating that for $100 parents could get their kids to the front of the lunch line in the cafeteria. Continue reading

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Second suspect arrested after reported rape at UCF frat party

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The second suspect in a reported rape at a University of Central Florida “Christmas in July” frat party turned himself in to police Wednesday night. Continue reading

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UCF suspends fraternity amid rape allegations at campus party

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The University of Central Florida on Wednesday suspended the fraternity at the center of a reported rape during a “New Years in July” party, the third time in five years the on-campus group has been disciplined. Continue reading

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Florida family finds 6-foot boa constrictor that had been living in attic for years

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A Florida family didn’t have to worry about snakes on a plane, but instead a 6-foot boa constrictor in the home’s attic that went unnoticed for the last few years — a bizarre incident they say happens “only in Florida!”  Bob van der Herchen told WFLA on Monday his wife and son complained about noise coming from the attic of their Englewood home for years, but didn’t think much of it. Continue reading

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Navy jet crashes off Key West; pilot rescued

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The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a Navy pilot from water outside Key West Wednesday afternoon after his jet crashed, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Continue reading

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Florida caretaker guilty of attempted murder of WWII veteran after oxygen tank beating

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A former caretaker was found guilty Friday of nearly killing a 92-year-old World War II veteran in Florida by beating him with his oxygen tank. Continue reading

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Florida cops hunt for second man in reported rape at UCF fraternity party

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The second man accused of raping a University of Central Florida student during a “New Years in July” frat party is expected to be arrested within the week, officials said. Continue reading

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UCF fraternity member accused of raping student at campus party

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A fraternity member at the University of Central Florida is accused of raping a student with another man during a “New Years in July” party hosted at the organization’s on campus house, police said. Continue reading

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Coast Guard unloads more than 3 tons of cocaine worth $85 million in Florida

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The Coast Guard unloaded 3.1 tons of cocaine worth about $85 million in Florida on Monday. Continue reading

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Century-old Confederate time capsule opened in Florida

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Florida historians on Tuesday unveiled the items locked in a century-old time capsule that was discovered hidden in the base of a Confederate statue in June. Continue reading

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US Navy veteran wins dispute with homeowners’ association over American flag mailbox

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A veteran has made it clear to a Florida homeowners’ association: Don’t mess with Old Glory. Continue reading

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Disney unveils statue honoring boy killed by alligator

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Walt Disney World unveiled a statue this week honoring a boy more than a year after he was killed when an alligator dragged him into a lagoon, a horrific tragedy that led to calls for change at the family-friendly resort. Continue reading

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Toddler found dead inside van parked outside Florida day care

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A worker from a Florida day care cited last month for transportation issues allegedly left a toddler for hours in a van parked outside the building — where officers ultimately found the boy’s lifeless body Monday night. Continue reading

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Florida teens killed in crash of stolen car after 100-mph ‘cat-and-mouse game,’ sheriff says

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The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office in Florida said three teens died in a crash involving a stolen vehicle early Sunday morning. Continue reading

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Elderly Florida homeowner shoots, kills intruder

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An elderly man in Florida fatally shot an unknown man who entered his home Saturday, authorities said. Continue reading

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Missing Florida woman’s body found in pond, boyfriend arrested

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Florida police announced early Sunday an arrest in the murder of a missing 21-year-old woman whose body was recovered from a pond. Continue reading

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‘Sugardaddy,’ 73, seeking ‘sugarbaby’ banned from Florida beaches

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A 73-year-old Florida man has been banned from several Florida beaches after a parent complained about business cards he was handing out that read, “Sugardaddy seeking his sugarbaby.” Continue reading

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73-year-old ‘sugardaddy’ seeking ‘sugarbaby’ banned from Florida beach

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A 73-year-old man is banned from a Florida beach after a parent complained that he was handing out business cards that read, “Sugardaddy seeking his sugarbaby.” Continue reading

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US Navy veteran ordered to remove American flag wrap from mailbox

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A mailbox covered with the American flag is at the center of a dispute brewing between a retired U.S. veteran and a homeowners association in Florida. Continue reading

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McDonald’s bathroom explosion suspect arrested on unrelated charges

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A man who was seen leaving a Florida McDonald’s bathroom just before an explosion took place has been arrested on unrelated charges, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Continue reading

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Federal agent shoots himself in foot at Orlando International Airport

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A federal agent was injured at Orlando International Airport on Tuesday when he accidentally shot himself in the foot while trying to catch his weapon. Continue reading

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McDonald’s bathroom explosion suspect not cooperating with police

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The man who left a Florida McDonald’s bathroom moments before an explosion occurred inside of it on Sunday has been identified — but he’s reportedly not talking to police. Continue reading

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Emily weakens to tropical depression drenching Florida; 2 fishermen rescued

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Tropical Storm Emily weakened to a tropical depression Monday afternoon as it slogged eastward across the Florida peninsula, spreading drenching rains, causing power outages and leaving two fishermen to be rescued from Tampa Bay. Continue reading

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Florida man finds black bear sleeping at his doorstep

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A Florida man came home to find something “beary” surprising outside his door. Continue reading

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Florida Governor Rick Scott calls shark-dragging video ‘incredibly disturbing’

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott has issued a letter denouncing the video of boaters dragging a shark through the water as “incredibly disturbing.” Continue reading

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Florida man accused of setting pregnant girlfriend on fire while kids were at home

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Police on Sunday are hunting for a man accused of dousing his pregnant girlfriend with gasoline and setting her on fire while her children was in the home last week. Continue reading

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Fort Lauderdale hotel valet punched by ex-cop in car charge dispute

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The incident was captured Tuesday night on surveillance at a Fort Lauderdale resort. Continue reading

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Freak golf cart incident kills Florida woman who famously sought wedding ‘crashers’

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A Florida woman who made headlines after inviting hundreds of “wedding crashers” to her reception in 2015 died last week from injuries sustained when she was dragged by a golf cart earlier this month. Continue reading

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Florida police officer wrangles alligator near front door of house

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A Florida police officer can now add “alligator wrestler” to his resume after he wrangled a hissing gator from the front porch of a home during an encounter caught on video earlier this month. Continue reading

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Florida man wields samurai sword during road rage incident, police say

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An argument between spouses in Florida on Tuesday provided the sparks for a road rage incident — that ended with the husband allegedly pulling a samurai sword on two brothers. Continue reading

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Florida woman found using bottle of her scent

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A missing Florida woman with dementia was found Tuesday after officers and K-9s tracked her down — using her scent she preserved in a bottle nearly three years ago. Continue reading

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Boaters identified in shark-dragging video, Florida officials say

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The Florida boaters seen in a viral video cruelly dragging a shark at a “high speed” through the water — prompting outcries of “animal lynching” from some activists — were identified by officials on Wednesday. Continue reading

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Wildlife officials investigate video of boat dragging shark

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Animal activists were outraged on Wednesday after a video surfaced of Florida boaters dragging a shark at “high speed” — prompting wildlife officials to launch an investigation to find the perpetrators some are calling “animal lynching.” Continue reading

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Alligator ‘ate toes off’ of Florida man who bathed in pond, report says

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A homeless man was attacked by an alligator while he was bathing in a Florida retention pond Monday, officials said. Continue reading

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Florida teen jumps into murky canal, pulls man to safety

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When a 19-year-old auto parts employee heard screams coming from a nearby canal, he stripped to his boxers, jumped into the water and pulled a 56-year-old man to safety. Continue reading

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Mexicans, Guatemalans were in packed truck outside San Antonio Walmart, officials say; 9 dead

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Some of the people found packed in a sweltering 18-wheeler parked outside a San Antonio Walmart included Guatemalans and Mexican nationals, the countries’ officials said Sunday, as the first details about the deadly alleged human-trafficking case start… Continue reading

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Florida man to face charges after bodies found in truck at San Antonio Walmart

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A man from Florida is expected to face charges in connection to what police called a horrific human trafficking case — several men found dead inside a sweltering 18-wheeler parked outside a San Antonio Walmart early Sunday. Continue reading

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60 stung by jellyfish on Florida beach

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Dozens of beachgoers have been stung by jellyfish along a central Florida beach. Continue reading

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Snooty, world’s oldest known manatee, dies one day after celebrating birthday

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Snooty, the oldest known manatee in the world, died Sunday at the South Florida Museum, one day after celebrating his 69th birthday. Continue reading

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Shark bites woman off Florida Keys, US Coast Guard says

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A woman was airlifted to the hospital on Saturday after she was reportedly bitten by a small shark in the Florida Keys, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Continue reading

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Florida boy, 10, arrested 4 times in 6 weeks for allegedly stealing cars

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A 10-year-old Florida boy described by police as “flashy” cut off his ankle monitor the day after being charged with stealing a car and allegedly stole another one, authorities said. Continue reading

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Teens who recorded, mocked drowning disabled man charged for their involvement

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A group of teens who recorded and mocked a disabled man as he drowned in Florida last week have been formally charged for their role in his death, authorities said on Friday. Continue reading

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