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Avon Park mother, 2-year-old son injured in possible drive-by shooting; no arrests
Shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday, the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office received a shots fired call in the area of 49 East Metcalfe Street in Avon Park. A few minutes later, the mother and child showed up at Florida Hospital Heartland.
McDonald's: Cheap burgers on Wednesday for Customer Appreciation Day
Get 59 cent hamburgers and 69 cent cheeseburgers at participating restaurants in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm, Ft. Myers and Naples.
South Florida caregiver left woman alone in hot bathtub for hours, police say
MARGATE, Fla.- A North Lauderdale woman was arrested Friday after she left a woman suffering from dementia alone in a hot bathtub for about four hours, police said.
Sheriff Investigates Death Of Inmate At Polk County Jail
According to the sheriff's office, paramedics were called to the jail at 9:20 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, when inmate Tyrone Shippee, 51, of Lake Afred became unresponsive.
South Florida strip clubs to give away 3,000 turkeys for Thanksgiving
All three Cheetah locations in Hallandale Beach, Pompano Beach and West Palm Beach will be distributing 1,000 turkeys Nov. 19 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., according to the South Florida strip club chain's Facebook pages.
After Thousand Oaks, daughter's death in yoga studio shooting, 'time for silence is over'
Jeff Binkley knew it was inevitable: Someone, on some day, would be killed in yet another mass shooting.
Rick Scott suing Hillsborough County supervisor of elections
Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks as he stands with his wife Ann Scott and daughter Alison Guimard during his election night party at the LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort on November 06, 2018 in Naples, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Two fatalities on U.S. 1 over the weekend
This weekend saw two fatal traffic incidents on U.S. 1, with one man struck and killed after exiting his vehicle and a woman being killed after suffering a medical episode while driving.Cudjoe Key resident Quintin Clyde Weeks, 58, died on Friday and 59-year-old Karen McKenna of Sebring, Florida...
Looking for love? Once again, stay away from South Florida
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Car crash on dark Auburndale road kills two pedestrians, police say
Around 8:15 p.m. Monday, Auburndale police officers responded to a report of the crash on Berkley Road near Marjorie Avenue. Officials said they found two adult women who were struck by a silver Toyota Camry, driven by a 17-year-old female driver from Winter Haven. Police said the teen driver was tr
Street in downtown Clearwater closed while firefighters battle fire
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SECOND CUP: The Power of We's The Longest Table
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -Isa Colli, the director of The Power of We at Florida State University, told Second Cup about their upcoming event on campus, The Longest Table.
Sebring teen sitting in back of pickup truck dies in crash
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - A 14-year-old boy who was sitting in the bed of a pickup truck was killed after the driver failed to negotiate a curve and ran into a ditch, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Florida blows early lead, loses to rival Florida State in Tallahassee
“To come in here on the road against Florida State, they’re good,” he said. “The way we kept fighting when we got down was great. We just need to make our plays when they come.”
Fla. AG 'Troubled' Agencies Not Investigating Fraud Claims
With a Thursday deadline before the first recount of votes in the race for Florida Governor, Agriculture Secretary and a seat in the U.S. Senate are due, the state’s Attorney General is lashing out at two state agencies for not opening investigations into claims of voter fraud in two South Florida c
Voting rights groups call for Scott to recuse himself from recount process
"We request that you step back, release the reins of power and allow election officials to decide what tools of government should be employed to achieve the state’s paramount duty to fairly count each and every valid ballot," the letter by Common Cause and and the League of Women Voters of Florida s
3 Corrections Officers Charged With Smuggling Contraband
AVON PARK, FL -- Three Florida corrections officers have been arrested for smuggling cash and other contraband into the Avon Park Correctional Institution, according to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.
Broward Continues Recount, Miami-Dade Done Before Deadline
What to KnowAcross the state, Florida's election recount is chugging along as more irregularities are uncovered.In Broward, officials continue the recount process that started Tuesday.
Bill Nelson Sues to Count Late Vote-By-Mail Ballots in Fla.
Nelson's attorney, Marc Elias, filed the lawsuit Monday, saying voters should not be disenfranchised because of mail delivery delays that aren't their fault. Unofficial election results show Nelson trailing Republican Gov. Rick Scott by 0.14 percentage points.
Late-Season Storm Forms in the Atlantic
Though it's still early to know whether the storm threatens South Florida, the service noted a high chance of rain and riptides for much of the week. "Shower and thunderstorm activity has increased and become a little more concentrated this morning," the service noted, "and environmental conditions