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Woman accused of trying to extort man she spotted at bar of $500
DAVIE, Fla.- A 22-year-old woman attempted to extort a man she spotted at a South Florida bar of $500, authorities said.
Publix Adding Four In-Store Starbucks in South Florida
According to Publix's website, 17 of its nearly 1,200 locations now house a Starbucks, including supermarkets in Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach.
Grand jury indicts four men in shooting of rapper XXXTentacion
The rapper, whose name was Janseh Onfroy, was shot while leaving a Deerfield Beach motorcycle dealership on the afternoon of June 18.
Former FSU football player indicted for tax fraud
Court records show that a federal grand jury in Tallahassee indicted 46-year-old Ken Alexander this week on nine counts of preparing false tax returns, filing a false tax-related document, theft of government funds and aggravated identity theft.
South Florida national parks targeted for new management plan. Critics fear cuts.
South Florida’s three national parks and lone national preserve, an earthly quilt of wetlands, forests, seagrass meadows, reefs and bountiful fishing grounds under constant threat from the state’s intense development andclimate change, are getting ‘integrated.’
Polk County investigators bust multi-county racketeering scheme
Aramis Nelson, 26, of Lakeland — Charles Gibson, 30, of Lakeland, as well as Da Jah Charisse Scott of St. Petersburg have been arrested and charged with racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering, grand theft, criminal use of personal identification and petit theft.
Florida gas station owner arrested after police say he shot beer thief
LAKELAND, FL – A gas station owner in Florida was arrested after police say he shot a beer thief,WTVTreports.
State issues alert for 2 missing children from West Palm Beach
Officials said the children are believed to be in the company of their mother, 34-year-old Sondra Smolen. Palm Beach Sheriff's deputies said they found Sondra Smolen car's, a brown 2009 Kia Rondo on Wendesday, but there was no sign of her or the children.
Starbucks to open inside some South Florida Publix stores
The grocery chain, which started testing the coffee shops in select locations back in 2016, will soon have10 Florida storeswith Starbucks inside. There are currently eight Publix locations with Starbucks in Virginia, three in North Carolina and one in Georgia.
Pensacola punk exhibit opens at T.T. Wentworth Jr. Florida State Museum
The exhibit will run for a year and features hundreds of show flyers, local zines, guitars, a video documentary and other artifacts. The exhibit will run until July 20, 2019.
South Florida man used gun tied to weather balloon to fake his murder
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.- Possibly inspired by an episode from a popular television show, a South Florida man concocted an elaborate plot to make his suicide appear like a murder, police said.
VIDEO ' Store owner shoots man who's stealing beer in Lakeland, Fla.
The owner of a Lakeland, Fla. convenience store is charged with attempted murder after shooting a man who attempted to steal three 18-packs of Natural Ice Beer. (Video courtesy of Polk County Sheriff's Office.)
Swimming advisory issued for several South Florida beaches
Enterococci could cause human disease, infections, or illness. The bacteria likely appeared from fecal pollution.
Whale shark spotted off South Florida coast
OFF PALM BEACH, Fla.- A massive whale shark provided a treat over the weekend for boaters off the South Florida coast.TheSun-Sentinelreports Lisa Interlandi and others were off the Palm Beach coast Sunday when they spotted the shark.More News HeadlinesFlorida beach closed after 2 shark bites in 5 mi
Broward Woman Killed Mom After Being Left Out of Will: Cops
Gabriella Perero allegedly told her mother, "You destroyed my life, so I'm going to destroy you."
South Florida teen suffers fatal allergic reaction after eating Chips Ahoy cookie
WESTON, FLA. (WSVN) - - A Weston teen suffered a fatal allergic reaction after accidentally eating Chips Ahoy peanut butter cookies, and her mother said more could have been done to show the difference between the regular and peanut butter cookie packaging.
Here is when students go back to school in S. Fla.
Public school teachers return to school a few days before studentsByAndrea Torres- Digital Reporter/ProducerMIAMI- Preparations for students' return to school starts a month ahead for some parents in South Florida.Here is the list of dates for students' first day back to school:More Schools Headline
Police shoot man who pointed gun at them at hotel in Winter Haven, officers say
When police arrived and approached him, they say he reached into his pocket, grabbed the gun and pointed it at the five officers, who then fired at him.
Woman taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries being shot during Dunedin home invasion
DUNEDIN, Fla. — A woman was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after she was shot during a home invasion in Dunedin, deputies say.
Winter Haven officer-involved shooting injures man
When officers arrived, the subject pulled out a weapon from his pocket and pointed it at police, according to the agency. Officers fired their weapons on the subject and he was struck multiple times, police said.