Florida

After conducting a necropsy volunteers and staff from NOAA, FWC, MMC wash bloodied hands in the Gulf of Mexico on a dead pilot whale Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 at Highland Beach in The Everglades of Florida. (AP Photo/Naples Daily News, Corey Perrine)

Workers try again to save whales in Everglades

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife workers are returning to Everglades National Park in Florida on Thursday to try leading 41 pilot whales out of dangerously shallow waters and back to the ocean where […]

12/05/2013

Tuesday, Dec. , 2013: pilot whales are stranded on a beach in a remote area of the western portion of Everglades National Park, Fla. (AP Photo/National Park Service)

10 whales dead, dozens stranded in Everglades

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — Federal officials say 10 of the dozens of whales stranded in Florida’s Everglades National Park are now dead. Blair Mase, a spokeswoman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, […]

12/04/2013

norovirus

Tests confirm norovirus as cause of Vegas outbreak

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An outbreak that sent about 28 people to the emergency room during a youth football tournament in Las Vegas was caused by norovirus, health officials said Monday. Tournament spokesman Justin Gates […]

12/02/2013

The Carrollwood Market in suburban Tampa Florida that sold the winning $16 million  Powerball ticket May 25, 2013. (AP Photo/AP Television)

$16 million lottery ticket unclaimed in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Hitting a $16 million Powerball jackpot is a dream for most people. But losing a fortune by letting those lottery winnings expire is a nightmare — and that’s what will happen […]

11/20/2013

George Zimmerman leaves court Tuesday, Nov. 19,  2013, in Sanford, Fla. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)

New allegation made against Zimmerman in court

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman’s girlfriend said he tried to choke her about a week ago during an altercation that was not initially reported to police, a prosecutor told a judge Tuesday during Zimmerman’s […]

11/19/2013

This image provided by the Seminole County Sheriff`s Office shows former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman after he was arrested Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Apopka, Fla. (AP Photo/Seminole County Sheriff's Office)

Judge to decide if Zimmerman is released on bail

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman’s arrest following a domestic dispute with his girlfriend marks the latest in a series of brushes with the law he has had since his acquittal in a murder case […]

11/19/2013

This image provided by the Seminole County Sheriff`s Office shows former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman after he was arrested Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Apopka, Fla. (AP Photo/Seminole County Sheriff's Office)

George Zimmerman arrested after disturbance call

APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — The man acquitted of criminal charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin was arrested Monday after deputies responded to a disturbance call at a house in Florida, authorities said. Former […]

11/18/2013

A man observes a sinkhole has swallowed parts of two houses in Dunedin, Fla. on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/The Tampa Tribune, Luke Johnson)

Possible sinkhole reported in yard in Florida

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Residents of several Florida homes have been evacuated due to a possible sinkhole that opened in a backyard in Pinellas County on Thursday. Dunedin Deputy Fire Chief Trip Barrs said the […]

11/14/2013

In this undated photo provided by the Florida Department of Corrections shows Florida death row inmate Darius Kimbrough. (AP Photo/Florida Department of Corrections)

Fla. inmate executed for killing of Orlando woman

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A man convicted in the 1991 sexual assault and murder of an aspiring artist in Orlando has been executed in Florida. Forty-year-old Darius Kimbrough was pronounced dead at 6:18 p.m. following […]

11/12/2013

In a photo taken Monday Oct. 28, 2013, in Portsmouth, N.H., Deborah Lielasus poses behind her computer with the national health insurance enrollment website. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

New faces of health overhaul: Still all smiles

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — After seeing its HealthCare.gov cover girl go from stock photo to laughingstock, the Obama administration is considering using pictures of people who’ve successfully purchased insurance instead. The photo of a smiling […]

11/01/2013

Sarah Ball, a victim of cyber bullying during her high school years, sits for a portrait at her home on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Spring Hill, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

More victims of online abuse reach out to parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sarah Ball was a 15-year-old high school sophomore at Hernando High School in Brooksville, Fla., when a friend posted on Facebook: “I hate Sarah Ball, and I don’t care who knows.” Then […]

10/24/2013

Fla. police have suspects in escaped inmate probe

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — At least six inmates in Florida have used forged documents in attempts to escape from prison, including two killers who were mistakenly freed because of the paperwork, authorities said Tuesday. Police […]

10/22/2013

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