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One person dies after being struck by lightning on Sarasota beach

One person is dead following a lightning strike on a Sarasota beach Sunday, according to officials. According to a news release, Sarasota deputies responded to...

Dueling iguanas hold up traffic in Boca Raton Starbucks parking lot

Waiting in line at Starbucks is a common thing that many people have become accustomed to. But waiting behind two iguanas while they fight...

It’s peak sea turtle nesting season: here’s what to look out for at the...

It’s peak sea turtle nesting season, which means more chances to see more nests and hatchlings on local beaches. In 2017, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center...

Memorial set at Florida arena for slain rapper XXXTentacion

A major public memorial is planned at a Florida arena for rising rap star XXXTentacion, who was shot and killed this week. The family of...
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‘Release the children’: protests erupt over immigration policies nationwide

Protests and rallies around the country have been focusing on the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico boarder. When journalists toured one of the holding...

No charges for 5 teens who mocked drowning man, didn’t help

Five Florida teenagers will not be prosecuted after they videotaped and mocked a disabled man as he drowned and didn't help. Prosecutors told Florida Today...

Officials taking bids for Orlando-Tampa high-speed rail

Florida officials are taking bids for a privately funded high-speed rail connection from Orlando to Tampa. Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday that the Florida Department...

Florida teen is first known human to contract virus usually found in animals

There's a new mosquito-borne virus to be wary of — or at least new to those of us who don't study such viruses. A teenager...
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Vacations canceled, travelers out thousands after FL travel company goes bankrupt

Hundreds of people lost their money after they used a Florida-based travel company to book trips. The people affected booked their vacations through Sarasota-based travel...
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Journalists tour center for migrant children in Homestead

U.S. officials provided a glimpse Friday into a South Florida facility housing more than 1,000 teen-age migrants, seeking to dispel any suggestions that children...

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