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Florida Judge Offers Plea Deal to Neglectful Mom; Requires No More Kids

Florida Judge Offers Plea Deal to Neglectful Mom; Requires No More Kids

Hemera/Thinkstock(WINTER HAVEN, Fla.) — The lawyer of a Florida mother who has been ordered not to have children during her 13-year probation sentence is having second thoughts about the plea deal.”I’ve been doing this for 32 years now and I, quite fr…

Miami Leaders Seek Reduction in Gun Violence

Miami Leaders Seek Reduction in Gun Violence

David De Lossy/Thinkstock(MIAMI) — Police, religious leaders and community leaders in Miami, Fla., are calling on residents to not fire guns aimlessly into the air during the upcoming New Year’s celebration, or during any other holiday festiviti…

Florida Dentist Office Doubles as a Beauty Spa

Florida Dentist Office Doubles as a Beauty Spa

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — Scary lights, intrusive equipment and high-pitched sounds that make you squirm are what normally come to mind when one thinks of a visit to the dentist’s office.Not so for the patients of Dr. Patty&…

Top High School Basketball Prospect Parker Heading to Duke

Top High School Basketball Prospect Parker Heading to Duke

Kelly Kline/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Simeon Career Academy 6-foot-8 small forward Jabari Parker, the nation’s No. 2 ranked high school senior, committed to Duke during a news conference on Thursday.The 17-year-old Parker chose the Blue Devils ove…

Scoreboard Roundup – 12/19/12

Scoreboard Roundup – 12/19/12

ThinkStock(NEW YORK) — NBA: The Oklahoma City Thunder (21-4) zapped the Atlanta Hawks (15-8), 100-92.The Houston Rockets (13-12) took care of the Philadelphia 76ers (12-14), 125-103.The New York Knicks (19-6) bounced the Brooklyn Nets (13-12), 100-86….

Florida Terrorism Suspect Planned New York Attack, Feds Say

Florida Terrorism Suspect Planned New York Attack, Feds Say

Broward County Sheriff Dept.(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — A Florida terrorism suspect arrested along with his brother last month was planning a lone wolf attack in New York City, according to Justice Department officials.At a detention hearing in Ft. Laud…

‘The Grinch’ Issues Speeding Tickets in Florida

‘The Grinch’ Issues Speeding Tickets in Florida

Larry Benevenuti/Florida Keys News Bureau(KEY WEST, Fla.) — If you think you’ve seen everything this holiday season, you may have missed Lou Caputo, a bureau chief at the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office in Florida who operates a speed trap …

Florida Orange Crops Dwindle, Orange Juice Futures Rise

Florida Orange Crops Dwindle, Orange Juice Futures Rise

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Orange juice futures rallied Tuesday in New York in the wake of lowered expectations for Florida orange crops.The U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast the Sunshine State will produce 146 million boxes of oranges t…

DeeDee Moore Found Guilty in Murder of Florida Lottery Winner

DeeDee Moore Found Guilty in Murder of Florida Lottery Winner

Hemera/Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) — DeeDee Moore, the Tampa woman accused of swindling and then killing lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare, was found guilty today of first degree murder and other charges, after she declined to take the stand and the defe…

Florida Parents Who Allegedly Threatened Suicide Pact Denied Reunion with Kids

Florida Parents Who Allegedly Threatened Suicide Pact Denied Reunion with Kids

http://FDLE.state.fl.us(MELBOURNE, Fla.) — A Florida judge has decided not to return two children to the parents that authorities followed across the country after they allegedly mentioned a suicide pact during efforts to treat one of their girls’ aut…

Threatened Sea Turtles Flown to Florida

Threatened Sea Turtles Flown to Florida

U.S. Coast Guard(ORLANDO, Fla.) — Thirty-five threatened sea turtles are safely recuperating in the Florida sunshine after they were found suffering from hypothermia in Cape Cod, Mass.This year, a record 150 sea turtles have been rescued from the cold…

Florida Asks FDA Approval to Eliminate Dengue Fever with Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Florida Asks FDA Approval to Eliminate Dengue Fever with Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Mosquito control officials in the Florida Keys are awaiting approval from the federal government to begin releasing hundreds of thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes to stop the spread of dengue fever. The exper…

Florida Asks FDA Approval to Eliminate Dengue Fever with Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Florida Asks FDA Approval to Eliminate Dengue Fever with Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Mosquito control officials in the Florida Keys are awaiting approval from the federal government to begin releasing hundreds of thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes to stop the spread of dengue fever. The exper…

Florida Lottery Murder Trial: Victim’s Ex Calls Suspect Manipulative

Florida Lottery Murder Trial: Victim’s Ex Calls Suspect Manipulative

Hemera/Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) — The ex-girlfriend of Abraham Shakespeare, the Florida lotto winner who prosecutors say was swindled out of his money and killed by Dee Dee Moore, testified at Moore’s trial that Moore lied to her about Shakespeare’s ru…

Florida Lotto Murder Trial: Judge Orders Escorts for Jittery Jurors

Florida Lotto Murder Trial: Judge Orders Escorts for Jittery Jurors

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) — The jurors hearing the murder trial of DeeDee Moore, the Florida woman accused of killing lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare, will be accompanied by a security escort into the courtroom after they told the ju…

Miami Bus Crash Kills 2 After Hitting Overpass

Miami Bus Crash Kills 2 After Hitting Overpass

Comstock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) — A bus slammed into an overpass at Miami International Airport on Saturday, killing two people and critically injuring three passengers, authorities said.The 27 other passengers on board the tour bus also sustainted injurie…

Two South Florida Men Charged in Alleged Terror Plot

Two South Florida Men Charged in Alleged Terror Plot

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — Two South Florida men were charged Friday with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, federal officials said.The suspects are brot…

Florida Lottery Killing: Suspect Claims Anaphylactic Shock in Jail

Florida Lottery Killing: Suspect Claims Anaphylactic Shock in Jail

Kevin Horan/Stone(TAMPA, Fla.) — Dee Dee Moore, the Florida woman on trial for allegedly swindling money from lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare, then fatally shooting him and burying his body, said on Friday that she went into anaphylactic shock whil…

Florida Man to ‘Sublet’ Last Name for a Year

Florida Man to ‘Sublet’ Last Name for a Year

Laura Evans Photography/Facebook(NEW YORK) — What’s in a name?  Potentially, a lot of money.That’s what Jason Sadler believes, and it’s the reason he is auctioning off his last name at the aptly named website Buymylastname.com.&…

Missing Millionaire Could Be Hiding Out in Netherlands

Missing Millionaire Could Be Hiding Out in Netherlands

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A number of unusual signs point to the possibility that missing millionaire Guma Aguiar could be hiding out in the Netherlands, according to his wife’s attorney.Aguiar, 35, was last seen on June 19 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  E…

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