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Awaiting Heart Transplant, Fla. Teen Celebrates Graduation from Hospital

Awaiting Heart Transplant, Fla. Teen Celebrates Graduation from Hospital

Kelly Haberman(GAINESVILLE, Fla.) — Taylor Haberman may not have gotten to dance at her high school prom or walk down the stage to accept her diploma at graduation, but thanks to the help of an adolescent palliative care organization, she was still ab…

Florida Town Trying to Sell Unwanted Bridge

Florida Town Trying to Sell Unwanted Bridge

Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(DAVIE, Fla.) — Want to buy a bridge? Never used! A South Florida town has one for sale.
The unwanted bridge is in Davie, Fla. Last year the Davie Town Council commissioned a 90-foot bridge, intended to carry horseback …

Winning Powerball Ticket Worth $590 Million Sold in Florida

Winning Powerball Ticket Worth $590 Million Sold in Florida

Scott Olson/Getty Images(ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla.) — A single ticket matching all the numbers in Saturday’s $590.5 million Powerball drawing was sold at a Zephyrhills, Fla., grocery store, according to lottery officials.
The winning numbers in Saturday’s dra…

Fla. School Bus Driver Charged with Child Abuse

Fla. School Bus Driver Charged with Child Abuse

ABC News(BARTOW, Fla.) — A Polk County, Fla. school bus driver who allegedly set up a fight between two teenage passengers and encouraged them to brawl in the front yard of her home is in custody, charged with two counts of child abuse, according to t…

Teen Surfer Recovering After Shark Attack

Teen Surfer Recovering After Shark Attack

iStockphoto(MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla.) — A teenage surfer is recovering in a Florida hospital after a shark took a bite out of his leg on Saturday.
Michael Adler and four friends went surfing at Melbourne Beach on Saturday morning, an area known for its b…

Runaway Mom Turned Herself in on Outstanding Warrant

Runaway Mom Turned Herself in on Outstanding Warrant

Sondra Forrester and Brenda Heist are seen here in this undated photo. (Courtesy Sondra Forrester)(LITITZ, Pa.) — Brenda Heist, the Pennsylvania mother who disappeared 11 years ago and reappeared in Florida last week, turned herself in on an outsta…

Trayvon Martin Shooting Targets Were ‘No-Shoot’ Tools, Fired Cop Says

Trayvon Martin Shooting Targets Were ‘No-Shoot’ Tools, Fired Cop Says

(PORT CANAVERAL, Fla.) — A Port Canaveral, Fla., Port Authority police officer who was fired for bringing shooting targets bearing a likeness of Trayvon Martin to a weapons training session said in a video posted online that his intentions for how the…

Fla. Bill Would Ban Benefit Use at Strip Clubs, Casinos, Liquor Stores

Fla. Bill Would Ban Benefit Use at Strip Clubs, Casinos, Liquor Stores

Goodshoot/Thinkstock(TALLAHASSE, Fla.) — A proposed bill in the Florida state senate would ban people who receive public assistance from withdrawing money from their electronic benefits transfer program accounts in liquor stores, smoke shops, strip cl…

Polo Tycoon Cannot Adopt Adult Girlfriend, Florida Court Says

Polo Tycoon Cannot Adopt Adult Girlfriend, Florida Court Says

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(MIAMI) — A Miami appeals court Wednesday reversed a ruling that allowed Florida polo tycoon John Goodman to adopt his longtime adult girlfriend.Florida’s Third District Court of Appeals Senior Judge Alan R. Schwartz wrote t…

Florida Teen Mistook Brother for Intruder, Shoots Him

Florida Teen Mistook Brother for Intruder, Shoots Him

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(ORLANDO, Fla.) — A teenager shot and killed his 12-year-old brother because he mistook him for an intruder in their Florida home, police said Saturday.According to police, the 16-year-old was home alone on Friday when his …

Florida Bomb Shelter for Sale as ‘Ultimate Man Cave’

Florida Bomb Shelter for Sale as ‘Ultimate Man Cave’

Coldwell Banker Commercial Schlitt Murphy(FT. PIERCE, Fla.) — A relic of the 1960s Cold War nuclear scare is a real life bomb shelter in Ft. Pierce, Fla. It’s recently gone up for sale and could be all yours for just $499,500.
Real estate broker…

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/15/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/15/13

G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) –  Men’s Top 25 College Basketball – Big East Semifinals: (4) Louisville (28-5) scorched (24) Notre Dame (25-9), 69-57.
(19) Syracuse (26-8) edged (5) Georgetown (25-6), 58-55 in overtime.
Big 12 …

Illegal Gambling Probe Leads to Florida’s Lieutenant Governor Quitting

Illegal Gambling Probe Leads to Florida’s Lieutenant Governor Quitting

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott needs a new lieutenant governor following this week’s resignation of Jennifer Carroll who the Republican ran with two years ago.Carroll’s name surfaced during an investigation of an …

Kentucky Tops No. 11 Florida To Keep Tourney Hopes Alive

Kentucky Tops No. 11 Florida To Keep Tourney Hopes Alive

Andy Lyons/Getty Images(LEXINGTON, Ky.) –  The defending national champions aren’t done just yet.
Kentucky helped its slim NCAA tournament chances with a 61-57 win over No. 11 Florida on Saturday.
It was an exciting ending as the Gators took a 57…

Thousands of Sharks Shut Down Florida Beaches

Thousands of Sharks Shut Down Florida Beaches

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A huge swarm of sharks that shut down beaches in Florida is migrating up the East Coast in a display that has spring breakers staying out of the water.Tens of thousands of the predators — mostly blacktip and spinner…

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/6/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/6/13

Getty Images/Hemera (NEW YORK) –  NBA:  The Miami Heat (45-14) edged the Orlando Magic (17-45), 97-96.
The Brooklyn Nets (35-26) crushed the Charlotte Bobcats (13-48), 99-78.
The Boston Celtics (33-27) held off the Indiana Pacers (38-23), 83…

Mom Mails Knife to Kids for Murder Plot, Cops Allege

Mom Mails Knife to Kids for Murder Plot, Cops Allege

WCTI/ABC News(GREENVILLE, N.C.) — A Florida woman is being held on $5 million bond for allegedly mailing a knife to her two young children and telling them to kill their grandparents, police said.Leticia Silva, 31, of Lakeland, Fla., is charged with f…

Demolition Begins on Florida Home Over Sinkhole

Demolition Begins on Florida Home Over Sinkhole

ABC News(SEFFNER, Fla.) — Crews began the process Sunday of demolishing a Florida home over a massive sinkhole, where one man was swallowed by the earth three days ago and is presumed to be dead. Hillsborough County administrator Mike Merrell said the…

Rescuers Search for Man as Florida Sinkhole Grows

Rescuers Search for Man as Florida Sinkhole Grows

ABC News(SEFFNER, Fla.) — Rescuers early Saturday morning returned to the site where a sinkhole swallowed a Florida man in his bedroom after the home’s foundation collapsed. Jeff Bush was in his bedroom when a sinkhole opened up and trapped him undern…

Florida Man Swallowed by Sinkhole: Conditions Too Unstable to Approach

Florida Man Swallowed by Sinkhole: Conditions Too Unstable to Approach

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SEFFNER, Fla..) — A sinkhole that swallowed a Florida man when it collapsed the bedroom portion of his home overnight is “extremely unstable,” expected to grow bigger and too dangerous for rescuers to approach, Hillsborough Coun…

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