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Polk Co. nurse charged with DUI after driving into retention pond with 8-year-old

MULBERRY, Fla. (WFLA) -A Polk County woman is charged with driving under the influence after deputies say she drove drunk into a retention pond with an 8-year-old girl in the car.According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, the girl was able to escape from the flooding vehicle and ran to a nearby

WFLA.COM - 2018-09-20 18:13:38

Dirty Dining: McDonald's shut down for 4 hours for live roaches crawling on the milkshake machine

BARTOW, Fla. — Before you order your next McCafé chocolate, vanilla or strawberry milkshake, we uncovered one local McDonald's had some extra ingredients crawling on that milkshake machine.

ABC ACTION NEWS - 2018-09-21 03:19:01

Brickell Energy’s ‘Drive Electric Week’ event shows EVs are easy – and smart

Hosted by one of the rising stars of South Florida’s emerging electric vehicle community, CEO of Brickell Energy Alejandro Burgana, the event also served to underscore the clean-air benefits and cost-savings of electric vehicles.

COMMUNITYNEWSPAPERS.COM - 2018-09-22 02:28:28

South Florida man found guilty in the largest food stamp fraud bust in U.S. history

Michelson Janvier, 26, was found guilty of two counts of public assistance fraud and two counts of fraudulent use of personal identification on Sept. 17, as first reported by thePalm Beach Post. He used more than 500 stolen identities (including one dead person’s) from Palm Beach County to steal mor

MIAMI HERALD - 2018-09-21 14:10:00

Highlands County deputies searching 3 missing children

SEBRING, Fla. — The Highlands County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's assistance locating three missing children last seen in Sebring.HCSO says that Angel Marino, 13, Ronald Marino, 12, and Ziona Hudson, 12, have not been seen since earlier Wednesday. They were last seen in the area


Kavanaugh’s accuser; Hurricane Florence; Yom Kippur | South Florida 100

Looking ahead:Why the shameful rush by the Senate Judiciary Committee to confirm Judge Kavanaugh rather than giving Dr. Blasey Ford the fair and respectful treatment she deserves – an independent investigation before holding a hyperpartisan hearing. The Senate, controlled by Republican men, seem to

FORT LAUDERDALE SUN-SENTINEL - 2018-09-23 00:00:00

Drunk Florida woman accused of driving with child into pond

A Polk County Sheriff's Office report says Snover, who is an emergency room nurse, drove through the end of a cul-de-sac and into a retention pond.

WPTV - 2018-09-21 15:37:48

Police are investigating a stabbing in the Halloween section of a South Florida Walmart

hcohen@miamiherald.comAn argument in the Halloween section of a Hollywood Walmart left one man on the ground with stab wounds, an NBC reporter tweeted Friday afternoon.At this time, Hollywood police will only say they are investigating an “active scene” at a Walmart after receiving a report of a sta

MIAMI HERALD - 2018-09-21 14:00:00

Live Updates: Florida State vs. NIU

The Seminoles (1-2, 0-2 ACC), under first-year head coachWillie Taggart, are looking to get back to .500 on the season against the Huskies (1-2, 1-0 MAC). FSU, who's lone win came againstSamford(36-26), are looking to right the ship and show growth, especially on the offensive side of the ball. NIU,

247SPORTS - 2018-09-22 00:52:33

Hurricane forecasters are watching out for four tropical systems. Again.

After a brutal start to September, when Florence and three other named storms churned across the Atlantic at once, hurricane season is simmering again.

MIAMI HERALD - 2018-09-21 13:22:00

Tennessee vs. Florida: Rocky Top Talk Staff Predictions

I told myself to never pick the Vols in this series again, at least until Tennessee proves to be competent once again. But here I am, coming back for more.

ROCKY TOP TALK - 2018-09-21 12:01:07

How a racist robocall and an FBI inquiry shook up the Florida governor's race

ShareHow a racist robocall and an FBI inquiry shook up the Florida governor's race Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate for Florida governor, at a campaign rally on August 31, 2018, in Orlando, Florida. With a racist robocall and an FBI investigation into corruption already in the mix, the Florid

VOX - 2018-09-20 12:00:02

How is Florida doing after 20 years under GOP rule?

Republicans have controlled Florida’s governor’s office and Legislature since 1999.When voters consider their choice in this year’s governor’s race, how they perceive the last two decades will be critical.Are we Floridians better off with one-party rule by the GOP?How Florida ranked in the late ’90s

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2018-09-21 12:05:17

Mental health provider that evaluated Nikolas Cruz before Parkland shooting to service Florida charter schools

Henderson Behavioral Health will provide services such as mental health assessment, diagnosis, intervention, treatment and recovery services to students who are suffering from mental health problems or those who are at high risk for such diagnoses. The services will be free of charge for the student

NEWSWEEK - 2018-09-20 17:34:19

White man who harassed black Florida A&M students surrenders to police

Don Crandall, Jr., 49, reported to Leon County Detention facility in Tallahassee after policechargedhim with improper exhibition of a firearm, a police spokesman told NBC News. If found guilty, he would face no more than a year in jail, according to the Florida State Attorney's Office.

NBC NEWS - 2018-09-21 19:47:00

Game Preview: Florida State vs. Northern Illinois

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –When Florida State’s schedule was released in January, a late-September date with Northern Illinois seemed like something of a respite:A home game, against an opponent from the Mid-American Conference, sandwiched in between three consecutive ACC road trips.The stakes have turned o

SEMINOLES.COM - 2018-09-21 16:41:29

Uber rider jumps from car, driver jailed on kidnapping charges

Uber is aiming to boost driver and passenger safety in an effort to rebuild trust in the brand ahead of its planned IPO next year. The ride-hailing company has added features to protect privacy, contact EMS, and to detect unscheduled stops. (Sept. 5)AP

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT - 2018-09-20 18:36:00

I Love Plant City Winner: A. David Belcher | Plant City Observer | Plant City Observer

After a day's hard work plowing land, A. David Belcher got quite a sight with a rainbow highlighting the beautiful weather and sent in his picture of the scene. Belcher wins this week's I Love Plant City photo contest.Send your photo submissions to Associate Editor Justin Kline at[email protected]or


5 arrested in Polk County accused of trolling parks for sex

LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) - - Four men and one woman have been arrested, accused of trolling Polk County parks for sex.


Police: "Multiple victims" in Maryland shooting

PERRYMAN, Md. --Authorities are responding after reports of shots fired in Harford County, Maryland, just south of Aberdeen,CBS Baltimore reports.

CBS NEWS - 2018-09-20 15:43:00