Florida man ends up in jail after asking police to test ‘low quality’ meth & bust his drug dealer

In a reckless attempt to take revenge on his drug dealer for selling him methamphetamine of unsatisfactory quality, a 49-year-old man in Florida contacted the police to have the substance tested and to press formal charges. Unhappy with the quality of the drugs sold to him by his dealer, and having suffered an allergic reaction […]

VIDEO: Surveillance footage captures driver bursting through the windshield in a fiery SUV crash in Florida

Screenshot via WFLA Surveillance video captured a fiery SUV crash in Florida that launched a driver out of the windshield of the vehicle. The white Cadillac SUV collided with a toll booth in Osceola County on June 3. Police told a local news station the driver may have been “fatigued.” The driver was lying motionless […]

Florida hostage-taker kills 4 children, commits suicide after 21-hour standoff with police

Four young children held hostage by a felon were discovered dead following a 21-hour standoff that began after the suspect shot an Orlando police officer in the face. Gary Lindsey Jr., 35, a convicted felon, was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound along with four children ages 1, 6, 10 and 11 he had […]

Florida issued 1000s of concealed carry permits without background checks for more than a year

A Florida agency in charge of vetting applicants for concealed gun carry permits didn’t run tens of thousands of them against an FBI database, as an employee could not log in. The state saw a spike of applications at the time. Read more The news, which has sent shockwaves across Twitter, is now being leveraged […]

Florida, Mississippi Declare a State of Emergency as Alberto Churns in the Gulf

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NTSB investigating deaths of Florida teens in fiery Tesla crash

Two teenagers were killed on Tuesday after the Tesla car they were traveling in crashed and caught fire in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, police said on Wednesday. A preliminary investigation showed a 2014 Tesla Model S drove off the roadway and struck a concrete wall, immediately catching fire, the Fort Lauderdale Police Department said. Speed is […]

A new law in Florida restricts local access to state beaches — but some say it infringes on their rights

Michael Spooneybarger/Reuters A new law passed in March in Florida curbs public access to private beaches. This has angered Floridians and certain members of the local government, many of whom believe that access to the beaches should be sacrosanct. Local officials are taking action to preserve public access before the Real Property Act — which […]

The internet is freaking out that an 11-foot alligator ended up in someone’s indoor pool — but the local police department says it’s ‘just a Florida thing’

DonkeyHotey/ Flickr A Sarasota couple awoke to find an 11-foot American alligator swimming in their indoor pool. The emergency responders seemed to enjoy removing the large animal in a video that’s since gone viral.  The Sarasota Sheriff department tweeted “Understand it’s just a #FloridaThing!” Living in Florida means living with the possibility that just about anything […]

Ant McPartlin ‘replaced’ by James Corden for Saturday Night Takeaway Florida finale?

James, 39, appeared on Ant and Dec’s  Saturday Night Takeaway earlier this month and is a close friend of the presenting duo. According to show insiders, ITV bosses are keen for Dec to have a co-host when they touch down on American soil. Dec will present the show on his own for the very first […]

A Cirque du Soleil performer plunged to his death during a Florida show — hours after he wrote ‘it’s time to go for it’ on Instagram about the new act

YouTube/WFLA News Channel 8 Cirque du Soleil performer Yann Arnaud died after falling during a show in Florida on Saturday. Arnaud was an experienced performer and had been with Cirque for 15 years. He posted on Instagram about the new aerial straps routine before the show, saying “it’s time to go for it.” An experienced […]