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  • Nola Man Films Arkansas Couple's Almost Shark Encounter

    September 6, 2014 3:07 PM

    A New Orleans man captured video of a hammerhead shark near an Arkansas couple in Destin, Fla. The couple in the water had no idea there was a huge shark just feet away from them. The shark who may have been in search of a morning meal was estimated... more »
  • Florida Auto Dealer Owner Shot Teen Who Tried Stealing Car, Police Say

    June 1, 2014 1:12 AM

    A South Florida auto dealer is out of jail on bond after police accused him of shooting an alleged car thief in the stomach despite the teen's attempt to surrender. The Broward Sheriff's Office arrested Jonas Charles after the incident on May 24. The owner of JC Best Auto... more »
  • La. Republicans asked to volunteer in Florida

    October 9, 2012 7:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - With Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney expected to easily win Louisiana on Nov. 6, GOP supporters are being asked to help campaign for Romney in the battleground state of Florida. Jason Dore, executive director of the Republican Party of Louisiana, sent an email to supporters... more »
  • Rain from Tropical Storm Debby drenches Florida

    June 25, 2012 11:22 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - The National Hurricane Center is changing the tropical storm warning area along the Gulf coast as Debby meanders near Florida. Debby is drenching the state with rain and has caused flooding. The tropical storm warning area shifted farther south Monday to encompass much of Florida's Gulf coast.... more »
  • Florida Murder Suspect Arrested in Opelousas

    May 2, 2012 6:05 AM

    Just before 12am on Tuesday, the Opelousas Police Department along with the FBI, U.S. Marshal's Office, Louisiana State Police, St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office, members from Lafayette Police Department and Lafayette City Marshal took into custody without incident Kevin Kent Satterfield, age 55, at a local... more »
  • Pair to face murder charges in Fla.

    June 17, 2011 8:58 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - Two Florida men arrested in Louisiana after a car chase last week have waived extradition and will be returned to Florida to faces charges in the beating death of a woman and an attack on her daughter. Volusia County authorities charged 24-year-old Tyler McClain and... more »
  • LeBron James' Mom Charged in Fla Hotel Altercation

    April 7, 2011 12:00 PM

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The mother of Miami Heat basketball star Lebron James was arrested by Miami Beach police after she reportedly assaulted a valet worker because it was taking too long to have her car delivered. Police said Gloria James had a strong odor of alcohol on her... more »
  • Police: Florida gunman killed self, 1 other

    October 4, 2010 9:36 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A gunman killed himself Monday afternoon after he fatally shot a person and wounded five others around Gainesville, police said. The gunman shot himself in his red pickup truck after he drove through the neighborhood picking off victims, Gainesville police Cpl. Tscharna Senn said at a... more »
  • 2012 Republican Convention Will Be Held In Tampa, Florida

    August 6, 2010 2:14 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Republican National Committee has made its 2012 convention city official. The committee voted to approve a plan to hold its presidential nomination convention in Tampa, Fla. It was a formality. The RNC had announced the decision earlier. Florida is a crucial swing state -... more »
  • Ban On Offshore Drilling In Florida Waters On November Ballot

    July 8, 2010 5:35 PM

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Charlie Crist has called a special session of the state Legislature to get a constitutional ban on offshore oil drilling in Florida waters on the November ballot. Crist on Thursday said the session will be held July 20 to July 23. Crist has said he... more »
  • Florida Tests Inventors' Sand-Cleaning Ideas

    July 2, 2010 5:41 AM

    PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Some inventors came with cotton fiber rolls, others with oil-clumping polymer mixes and one brought a specially designed rake. Their task: clean layers of crude oil and tar from a once-pristine Florida beach and prove they have the right stuff to combat the gummy onshore... more »
  • Loop Current Studied To See If It Will Bring Oil Around Florida & Up Atlantic Coast

    June 30, 2010 1:06 PM

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Government scientists are on their way to study the Gulf of Mexico's loop current to see if it will bring oil around the tip of Florida and up the U.S. Atlantic coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ship Nancy Foster began a two-week survey... more »
  • Piece of Oil Rig Washes up on Florida Beach

    June 12, 2010 9:58 PM

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A piece of wreckage from the deepsea rig that exploded in April has washed up on a beach in Florida about 190 miles from the site of the disaster. Bay County Sheriff Deputy Ray Maulbeck was working beach patrol Saturday morning when he came... more »
  • Gooey Tar Balls Crashed Into The White Sands Of Florida

    June 4, 2010 11:10 AM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - Waves of gooey tar balls crashed into the white sands of the Florida Panhandle on Friday as BP engineers adjusted a sophisticated cap over the Gulf oil gusher, trying to collect the crude. Even though the inverted funnel-like device was set over the leak late... more »
  • Oil Closes in on Florida as BP Tries Risky Cap Move

    June 2, 2010 7:27 AM

    PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) - As submersible robots made another risky attempt to control the underwater Gulf oil gusher, the crude on the surface spread, closing in on Florida. BP's stock plummeted and took much of the market down with it, and the federal government announced criminal and civil investigations... more »
  • Powerful Current Could Take Oil To Florida

    May 18, 2010 12:19 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - Government scientists are surveying the Gulf of Mexico to determine if oil from a massive spill off Louisiana has entered a powerful current that could take it to Florida. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Administrator Jane Lubchenco says aerial surveys show some tendrils of light oil close... more »
  • Scientists: Spill could reach Fla. Keys by Sunday

    May 18, 2010 10:28 AM

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - University scientists are forecasting that oil from the spill off Louisiana could reach Florida's Key West by Sunday. University of South Florida researchers said Tuesday the southern arm of the massive spill has entered or is near the so-called loop current, which circulates in the Gulf... more »
  • Oil Spill Shifts Summer Travel Plans to GA, SC

    May 14, 2010 2:24 PM

    Acadianians worry the oil spill will affect their travel plans this summer to the usual popular places like Gulf Shores and Destin, Florida. Many families tight on a budget waited until last minute to make plans, so travel agent Robbie Bush says he has seen a change from the... more »
  • Bird Rescue in Venice, LA

    May 3, 2010 8:34 PM

    As the oil slick steadily approaches the coast wildlife and fisheries experts are prepared. There are four different rescue stations set up along the coast to take in oil damaged animals; specifically birds. According to experts only one bird has been rescued and sent to the rescue site in... more »
  • BYU Beats Florida in Double Overtime

    March 18, 2010 3:22 PM

    No. 7 seed BYU outlasts Florida 99-92 in double overtime in first round of NCAA tournament.
  • Love Handles Shooting

    February 24, 2010 8:16 AM

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Score one for the love handles. Samantha Lynn Frazier says her love handles saved her life. The Florida woman was shot in the left side while walking into an Atlantic City bar. The Press of Atlantic City reports the 35-year-old says she heard two pops... more »
  • Florida fugitive arrested in Lafayette, charged with homicide

    January 24, 2010 4:47 PM

    Saturday afternoon Forty-One year old Regis Reymon Madison was arrested by US Marshals and others at the Holy Family Apartment Complex located on the 1500 Block of Louisiana Avenue in Lafayette. Madison was the last known suspect wanted in connection to a Pensacola area Homicide that occurred less than a... more »
  • Police: Woods at fault in crash, will get citation

    December 1, 2009 4:23 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods will get a careless driving citation for a car crash outside his Orlando-area mansion last week, but will not face criminal charges, the Florida Highway Patrol said Tuesday. Woods faces a $164 fine and four points against his driver's license. The citation will close... more »
  • Tweeters on hand for shuttle launch

    November 16, 2009 8:38 AM

    CYBERSPACE (AP) - The Space Shuttle Atlantis won't be the only thing flying when it lifts off from Florida today. The fingers of about 100 huge NASA fans will also be flying - across keyboards as they tweet details of the liftoff. For the first time ever, NASA has invited... more »
  • Ref's call sends IceGator coach over the edge

    November 11, 2009 1:39 PM

    IceGators' interim head coach and president/general manager Brent Sapergia is unable to maintain his composure after a referee's decision at the Pensacola Ice Flyers game on Friday (November 6). Sapergia received a game misconduct for the second straight night and was suspended from coaching, indefinitely, by the league. A new... more »
  • Body Found in Dump Matches Somer Thompson Birthmark, Clothing

    October 22, 2009 1:58 PM

    Body Found in Dump Matches Somer Thompson Birthmark, Clothing Sheriff Warns, 'There Is a Child Killer on the Loose."
  • Where is Somer Thompson? Police 'Desperately' Seek Tips in 7-Year-Old's Disappearance

    October 21, 2009 2:04 PM

    Where is Somer Thompson? Police 'Desperately' Seek Tips in 7-Year-Old's Disappearance Mom Diena Thompson: 'She's One of the Most Loving Little Girls in the Whole Wide World'
  • Police arrest 4 in counterfeit ticket case

    October 13, 2009 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU Police have arrested four people from Atlanta and booked them with the selling of counterfeit tickets to the Tigers' football game against the University of Florida. Detective Jason Bettencourtt said several people filed reports Saturday that tickets they had purchased from people on campus... more »
  • Gator In Demand Ahead of LSU-Florida Game

    October 9, 2009 7:06 PM

    Tiger fans are grabbing up gator meat ahead of Saturday's LSU-Florida football game. It's a highly anticipated match-up between the two undefeated teams and Bayou Bengals fans are hungry for a win. So this weekend, Tiger fans will literally, eat the enemy. "Gator, fried gator, broiled gator, gator salad," said... more »

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