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Florida Man Trapped After Sinkhole Swallows His Bedroom

Florida Man Trapped After Sinkhole Swallows His Bedroom

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*UPDATE: The sinkhole has grown to 100 feet deep and is expanding downward, said Bill Bracken, an engineer working with Hillsborough County Search & Rescue. Neighboring homes have been evacuated as the hole continues to grow….

Perjury Count Stands Against George Zimmerman’s Wife

Perjury Count Stands Against George Zimmerman’s Wife

Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel-Pool/Getty Image(SANFORD, Fla.) — A judge in Sanford, Fla., ruled on Tuesday that the wife of the neighborhood watch captain accused of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin one year ago can be tried…

Biggest Python in Florida Snake Hunt Released Back into the Wild

Biggest Python in Florida Snake Hunt Released Back into the Wild

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(EVERGLADES, Fla.) — A new prize in the Florida python hunt has been announced, and everybody wins.The two men who caught the giant Burmese python collected a $1,000 prize. The giant snake was released back into the Evergla…

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/16/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/16/13

Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) –  NHL:  The Tampa Bay Lightning (7-6-1, 15 pts) edged the Florida Panthers (4-6-4, 12 pts), 5-4 in overtime.
The New York Islanders (6-7-1, 13 pts) stranded the New Jersey Devils (9-3-3, 21 pts), 5-1.
The Toron…

Boca Mansion Squatter Releases Music Video

Boca Mansion Squatter Releases Music Video

ABC News(BOCA RATON, Fla.) — The Florida man who gained notoriety from claiming he had a legal right to squat in a $2.5 million home in Boca Raton has produced a music video, shot against a backdrop of the mansion, days after police ejected him from t…

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/12/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/12/13

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NBA: The Miami Heat (35-14) defeated the Portland Trail Blazers (25-27), 117-104. Heat forward Lebron James finished with 30 points on 11 of 15 shooting. He becomes the first player in NBA history to have at least …

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/9/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/9/13

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (2) Florida (18-3) rocked Mississippi State (7-14), 83-58.
Wisconsin (17-7) downed (3) Michigan (21-3), 65-62 in overtime.
Oklahoma (15-7) upset (5) Kansas (19-4), 72-66.
(6) Gonzag…

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/5/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/5/13

Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) — NBA:  The Indiana Pacers (30-19) outpaced the Atlanta Hawks (26-21), 114-103.
The Los Angeles Lakers (23-26) bounced the Brooklyn Nets (28-20), 92-83.
The Phoenix Suns (17-32) defeated the Memphis Grizzlies (30-17)…

Florida Boy’s 911 Call Helps Police Nab Burglars

Florida Boy’s 911 Call Helps Police Nab Burglars

Comstock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) — A brave 11-year-old boy’s phone call from a closet helped police catch three thieves ransacking his family’s Miami Beach, Fla. house while he was home alone on Friday.The boy, whose identity is being concealed,…

Florida Accuses Man of Fraud for Taking Wife’s Name, Then Backs Off

Florida Accuses Man of Fraud for Taking Wife’s Name, Then Backs Off

Jay Nguyen(NEW YORK) — A Florida man is behind the wheel of his car again after the Department of Motor Vehicles suspended and then restored his license — accusing him of fraud at first because he changed his last name to his wife’s.“The …

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/30/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/30/13

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NHL: The Minnesota Wild (4-2-1, 9pts) skated past the Chicago Blackhawks (6-0-1, 13pts) in a shootout, 3-2.The Ottawa Senators (5-1-1, 11pts) iced the Montreal Canadiens (4-2-0, 8pts), 5-1.
The Edmonton Oilers …

Florida Shock Jock Trial: Lawyer Caught in Alleged DUI Honey Trap

Florida Shock Jock Trial: Lawyer Caught in Alleged DUI Honey Trap

Paralegal Melissa Personius seen here. (ABC NEWS)(TAMPA BAY, Fla.) — A civil defamation case between two of the biggest radio names in the Tampa Bay, Fla., area took an odd turn last week when an attorney representing one of the DJs ended up behind ba…

Bank of America Takes Florida Squatter to Court Over $2.5 Million Mansion

Bank of America Takes Florida Squatter to Court Over $2.5 Million Mansion

Jin Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images(BOCA RATON, Fla.) — Bank of America is taking a Florida man to court after he attempted to use an antiquated state law to legally take possession of a $2.5 million mansion that is currently owned by the bank.Andre “L…

Former Florida Teacher in Sex Case Ordered Back on Probation

Former Florida Teacher in Sex Case Ordered Back on Probation

ABC News(TAMPA, Fla.) — Debra Lafave, the former Tampa, Fla., middle school teacher and pin-up model who pleaded guilty in 2005 to having sex with a 14-year-old student, has been ordered back on probation.A trial judge released Lafave from the remaind…

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/17/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/17/13

ThinkStock(NEW YORK) — NBA: The New York Knicks (25-13) defeated the Detroit Pistons (14-25), 102-87 at the O2 Arena in London.
The Miami Heat (26-12) burned the Los Angeles Lakers (17-22), 99-90.
The Los Angeles Clippers (31-9) dismissed the Minnesot…

Grizzly Bear Cub Escapes in Florida Neighborhood

Grizzly Bear Cub Escapes in Florida Neighborhood

Roberta Olenick/All Canada Photos/Getty Images(NAPLES, Fla.) — A pet grizzly cub  is on the lam after escaping from its Naples, Fla., home.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is leading the search for the 125-pound cub, which di…

Florida Python Hunt Launched to Curb Slithering Population

Florida Python Hunt Launched to Curb Slithering Population

ABC News(MIAMI) — Florida wildlife officials are launching a snake hunting mission to help curb the growing population of Burmese pythons threatening the Everglades and nearby neighborhoods.Nearly 500 amateur hunters have signed up for the month-long …

Tyler Perry, Al Sharpton, NAACP Offer $100K Reward in Florida Missing Persons Cases

Tyler Perry, Al Sharpton, NAACP Offer $100K Reward in Florida Missing Persons Cases

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NAPLES, Fla.) — What happened to Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos nearly a decade ago? For years, there have been whispers in Naples, Fla., about the men and the last person they were seen with, a police officer who said …

Casey Anthony Awaits Decision on Appeal of Lying Convictions

Casey Anthony Awaits Decision on Appeal of Lying Convictions

Red Huber-Pool/Getty Images(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.) — A panel of Florida judges heard arguments Tuesday regarding Casey Anthony’s four convictions for lying to authorities during the search for her daughter Caylee Anthony in 2008. Her defense attorneys a…

Pilot Catches Thief at His Florida Home During Fly-By

Pilot Catches Thief at His Florida Home During Fly-By

Charlotte County Sheriff”s Office(PUNTA GORDA, Fla.) — Pilot David Zehntner was flying his personal plane from North Carolina to his Florida home when he decided to fly over his house and saw something unusual.“He observed a silver truck with w…

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