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Florida man pretended to be 'Instagram famous' to lure, rape Texas girl, police say

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WESH) - Police have arrested a man who they said used Instagram to lure a Texas girl to his home in Orange County. The girl said she was then forced to stay there, but eventually escaped and called for help.


Second student who survived Florida school shooting dies in apparent suicide, police say

A high school student who survived the 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Fla., died Saturday in an apparent suicide a week after another survivor killed herself, police said. Police received a call about a deceased person at a home Saturday night and arrived at the scene to find a juvenile who died


Florida State Forward Phil Cofer's Father Tragically Passes Away During NCAA Tournament

Phil Cofer broke into tears during an open locker room period after his family called him with the news. Former Lions linebacker Mike Cofer, a linchpin in Detroit's defense during the 1980s, passed away Thursday at the age of 58, the team announced.


Trump touts summary of Mueller findings, bashes investigators before leaving South Florida

After a nearly two-year investigation into allegations of ties to Russia and obstruction of justice, President Donald Trump claimed “complete and total exoneration” Sunday as he left South Florida.


Florida Basketball Booted from 2019 NCAA Tournament

Florida Basketball was the next SEC team to fall in the 2019 NCAA Tournament. The Gators fell to Michigan and end their 2018-2019 campaign. The Florida basketball team couldn’t hold on and fell to No. 2 seed Michigan 64-49. After hanging in there with the Wolverines in the first half, the Gators did


Racist White Male Terrorist Uses Spanish Fly to Drug & Rape Black Florida Woman

New coverage global is focused on the issue of white American male terrorists. However, one story that’s been overshadowed by the recent killing in the Netherlands, happened in what is becoming a ‘haven’ for these brazen thugs. In Florida, a racist white male terrorist used a spanish fly [ learn wha


Michigan returning to Sweet 16 after toppling Florida 64-49

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Michigan is back in the Sweet 16 for the third consecutive year after pulling away for a 64-49 win over Florida in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.


Florida Democrats, Andrew Gillum Move Quickly as 2020 Already Looms

“Florida is ground zero for the 2020 presidential race, and that’s why the Florida Democrats are starting early to turn our state blue and put a Democrat in the White House,” said Rizzo. “We’re taking nothing for granted and are going to organize in every corner of our state. By investing early in f


Hot air balloon stolen in Indiana found at Florida festival

SUMMERFIELD, Fla. (AP) -- Florida authorities have recovered a hot air balloon stolen from its owner in Indiana. The Marion County Sheriff's Office got a tip Saturday from police in Bloomington, Indiana, that the stolen balloon had been spotted at The Villages Hot Air Balloon Festival.


Florida Fights Back, but Falls in a Tight One at No. 5 Vandy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The No. 31 University of Florida women's tennis team stormed back from a 3-0 hole, but its comeback bid fell just short as it dropped a 4-3 decision to No. 5 Vanderbilt Sunday afternoon at the Currey Tennis Center.


Why you should steer clear of “Florida Man Challenge”

This week, a viral "challenge" took Twitter and other social media by storm. The "Florida Man Challenge" called for people to:. Find a headline about the activities of a "Florida Man" that matched their birthdate, and.


Florida couple forgot they left their toddler at the park for hours: deputies

HAVERHILL, Fla. — A Florida couple went to the park Friday evening and seemingly forgot about one of their seven children late into the overnight hours and into the next day.


Miranda Ramirez’s singles win sets up clincher in Syracuse’s comeback win over Florida State

Miranda Ramirez bounced in place and stared over the net. Emmanuelle Salas had cheated up on Ramirez’s second serve the point prior, and her forehand winner blazed down the line. It was match point for Ramirez, and she didn’t convert.


Poisonous toads infest suburban Florida neighborhood

A Florida suburb is being plagued by thousands of poisonous toads. Experts say the amphibians are bufo toads, also known as cane toads. Residents in the infested Palm Beach Gardens neighborhood worry toxins secreted by the toads will harm their pets and children.


The Ja Morant show ends for now in Florida State annihilation

HARTFORD, Conn. — Ja Morant dazzled for a half, but the star point guard and 12th-seeded Murray State got run out of the NCAA Tournament by Florida State. Mfiondu Kabengele scored 22 points, Terrance Mann added 18 points and the Seminoles slammed the Racers 90-62 Saturday to advance to the West regi


Avocados sold in Florida recalled over possible listeria contamination

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California company is voluntarily recalling whole avocados over possible listeria contamination. Henry Avocado, a grower and distributor based near San Diego, said Saturday that the recall covers conventional and organic avocados grown and packed in California. Th


South Carolina beats Florida State 72-64 to reach Sweet 16

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Mikiah Herbert Harrigan scored 20 points, Alexis Jennings added 16 and fourth-seeded South Carolina beat No. 5 seed Florida 72-64 on Sunday to advance to the women's NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 for the sixth straight season.


This Florida Abortion Bill Would Make Teens Prove They're "Mature" Enough

A proposed piece of legislation in Florida would make it more difficult for teenagers to end pregnancies. The Florida abortion bill would require teenagers to prove that they are mature enough to undergo the procedure before a judge officially grants them permission. Critics have argued that the bil


Florida man flops at imitating a cop making a traffic stop, sheriff’s office says

A Florida man’s habit of dealing with traffic by impersonating an officer of the law ended when he ran into an officer of the law, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.


Robert Kraft Apologizes Weeks After Being Charged In Florida Prostitution Bust

BOSTON (CBS) — Robert Kraft has spoken out after weeks of silence following accusations that he solicited sex from prostitutes twice in a Florida spa. He said in a statement Saturday that he “remained silent” for legal purposes but is “truly sorry.”