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Officers lasso 5-foot gator in Winter Haven neighborhood

WINTER HAVEN, Fla.-A 5-foot alligator was spotted in a Winter Haven neighborhood Sunday, police said.

WFTV - 2018-05-21 12:12:24

2 local stores among next round of Sears, Kmart closures

TAMPA BAY, Fla. (WFLA) - Stores in Clearwater and Brandon are among the next round of Sears and Kmart locations closing this year, a new report says.

WFLA.COM - 2018-05-20 16:29:07

More Sears stores are closing in Florida

Attention, Sears shoppers: More stores are going dark, so you may want to use up those gift cards.According to a newBusiness Insiderreport, five Florida locations will be shut down. One is in South Florida, the store at Broward Mall in Plantation.The four others are throughout the state: at Universi

MIAMI HERALD - 2018-05-21 12:46:00

Help wanted sign outside a shitty ice cream stand in Kissimmee, FL. Surely if he could pay them less than minimum wage he would.

Help wanted sign outside a shitty ice cream stand in Kissimmee, FL. Surely if he could pay them less than minimum wage he would.

IMGUR - 2018-05-20 00:00:00

Domestic dispute between boyfriend, girlfriend in Myakka leads to stabbing, cops say

A man was taken to a hospital early Saturday morning after his girlfriend stabbed him following an argument, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office says.The incident took place around 6:30 a.m. in the 10400 block of Wauchula Road in Myakka City, deputies said.Around that time the 35-year-old man was dr

BRADENTON HERALD - 2018-05-20 12:19:00

Make the most of Memorial Day Weekend 2018 at these South Florida events

This Memorial Day weekend marks the launch of No. 3 Social’s brand new Pig and Paella Sundays. For $25, guests can indulge in Chef Norman Van Aken’s paella paired with two pulled pork bao buns while DJ That Kid Chris and friends play some chill techno — plus $7 cocktails and $5 beer, wine and bites

MIAMI.COM - 2018-05-21 13:38:40

North Shore to host Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive from June 1-8

North Shore Medical Center is leading a community effort to provide area children and adults struggling with hunger with a healthy breakfast during the summer through its Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive, benefitting Feeding South Florida.The drive kicks off Friday, June 1 and runs through Friday, J

MIAMITIMESONLINE.COM - 2018-05-21 13:45:00

System in Gulf May Keep Rain in South Florida This Week

What to KnowA disturbance in the northwestern Caribbean seas has a low chance of developing into a tropical system over the next five daysConditions are unfavorable for development but locally it will mean that periods of heavy rain will remain in our forecastA disturbance in the northwestern Caribb

NBC MIAMI - 2018-05-21 18:40:03

Florida's Hurricane Fund in Good Shape Entering Storm Season

Some homeowners are still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma six months after the storm hit South Florida. Environmental Attorney Brent Coon discusses informational events that you don't want to miss. (Published Thursday, March 1, 2018)

NBC MIAMI - 2018-05-21 12:14:47

Alafia River expected to rise above 13 feet, prompting flood warning

More rain -- some heavy at times -- is expected Sunday, witheven more showers and storm chances every daythis upcoming week, according to 10Weather's meteorologists.

10NEWS - 2018-05-20 14:21:22

Heavy Rain Causes Severe Flooding Across South Florida

In Dania Beach, streets resembled rivers Sunday morning as parked cars sat in several inches of water. Video shows significant flooding in the area of SE 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue, specifically.

NBC MIAMI - 2018-05-20 14:02:30

Gas Prices Continue Rise, Could Reach $3 a Gallon in June

What to KnowThe state average of $2.82 a gallon, the highest since November of 2014, is 52 cents higher than this point last year according to AAA.Officials warn the number could reach the $3 mark after June 1st, when several factors kick in like rising crude costs and tighter supplies.

NBC MIAMI - 2018-05-21 11:15:46

Is it you? South Florida lottery ticket worth nearly $230,000

The only ticket to match all five numbers in Saturday night’sFantasy 5drawing was purchased in South Florida and is worth nearly $230,000.According to the Florida Lottery, the jackpot-winning ticket was purchased at the gas station and convenience store located at 901 N. University Drive inPembroke


Rainy season arrives in full force in Sunshine State

Rainy season hit South Florida with full force over the weekend, bringing heavy rains, flood watches in low-lying areas and a smattering of power outages.

MIAMI HERALD - 2018-05-21 06:37:00

It took seven arrests and a Taser to break up this South Florida high school brawl

"We still don’t know what they were fighting over, although social media is always prominent,” principal Vincent Alessi toldCBS4. “As an educator, the social media instigates and perpetuates a lot of the hard feelings.”


Wake up, South Florida! Speak up on sea-level rise

You know the boiling frog story. A frog is put in a pot of water that is slowly brought to a boil. By the time the frog senses danger, it’s too late. Froggie’s a goner.Well, wake up, folks. South Florida is Ground Zero for sea-level rise and unless we address the insidious rise of water around us, m


Report: Florida College Inflated Female Athlete Numbers

NBC 6 South FloridaWhat to KnowA Florida university gave federal authorities false numbers on how many female athletes were participating in the school's sports programs.A Florida university gave federal authorities false numbers on how many female athletes were participating in the school's sports

NBC MIAMI - 2018-05-20 18:13:12

Teen Girl Tased, Several Others Arrested Along With A Parent After School Brawl

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM:MARGATE (CBSMiami) – A tough takedown inside of a South Florida school that was caught on camera.Several students at Ascend Academy in Margate were arrested, one of which was tased by police.Officers were called to the school after receiving a call about a fight.Video obtained by


Florida Street Art: See The Incredible Lake Placid Murals • McCool Travel

When driving between Miami and Tampa on highway 27, stop and see the amazing Lake Placid murals. Just northwest of Lake Okeechobee, the tiny town of Lake Placid has put itself on visitor’s maps with its amazing collection of organized street art.

MCCOOLTRAVEL.COM - 2018-05-20 12:52:12

Homeless woman found in shocking condition days after hospital discharge

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.- When homeless advocate Sean Cononie visited Kathleen Nolan in a group home he runs, he couldn't believe what he saw.