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Giant Eyeball Washes Ashore in Florida

Giant Eyeball Washes Ashore in Florida

Carli Segelson/Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission(POMPANO BEACH, Fla.) — Staring out at the ocean is a favorite pastime for beach-goers everywhere. But not many folks are accustomed to the ocean staring back.However, that’s just what ha…

Florida Garage Collapse: Third Victim Dies as Hope Dims for Trapped Man

Florida Garage Collapse: Third Victim Dies as Hope Dims for Trapped Man

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(DORAL, Fla.) — A third victim of a South Florida parking garage collapse died early Thursday as rescue workers continue to comb the rubble in what is now being called a recovery effort for a final victim at the Miami-Dade colle…

Florida Gov. Scott Accidentally Cites Phone-Sex Hotline in Meeting

Florida Gov. Scott Accidentally Cites Phone-Sex Hotline in Meeting

Office of the Governor, Florida(TAMPA, Fla.) — An honest mistake led to a racy recording after Florida Gov. Rick Scott misread the toll-free number for his state’s Health Department during a cabinet meeting Tuesday, rattling off the digits for a…

‘Mystery Monkey’ on Lam After Biting Fla. Woman

‘Mystery Monkey’ on Lam After Biting Fla. Woman

File photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) — The elusive “Mystery Monkey of Tampa Bay” is still on the loose after it bit a St. Petersburg, Fla., woman Monday.The monkey, a wild rhesus macaque, has become a popular figure among locals…

‘Mystery Monkey’ on Lam After Biting Fla. Woman

‘Mystery Monkey’ on Lam After Biting Fla. Woman

File photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) — The elusive “Mystery Monkey of Tampa Bay” is still on the loose after it bit a St. Petersburg, Fla., woman Monday.The monkey, a wild rhesus macaque, has become a popular figure among locals…

Swim with a Tiger Cub at Private Florida Zoo

Swim with a Tiger Cub at Private Florida Zoo

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DADE CITY, Fla.) — If swimming with dolphins is not exciting enough for you, how about a tiger cub?  A private zoo in Dade City, Fla., is now giving patrons the chance to swim with a Siberian tiger cub.While it might sound …

After Sandusky, Florida Passes One of Nation’s Toughest Sexual Abuse Reporting Laws

After Sandusky, Florida Passes One of Nation’s Toughest Sexual Abuse Reporting Laws

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — The Penn State scandal helped shape a new Florida sexual abuse reporting law that has been called the toughest in the nation, holding universities and individuals financially and criminally liable for f…

Robber Shot in the Eye After Tussle with Feisty Grandma

Robber Shot in the Eye After Tussle with Feisty Grandma

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) – A robber was shot in the eye by his own gun during a struggle with a feisty Florida grandmother.Teresa Martin, 50, said she was alarmed by a “loud, crashing” noise early Saturday morning at her …

Romney’s Weekend in Florida Draws Largest Crowds to Date

Romney’s Weekend in Florida Draws Largest Crowds to Date

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.) — Wrapping up his weekend-long swing in the battleground state of Florida, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was greeted by one of his largest crowds to date, as the groups of supporters com…

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/6/12

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/6/12

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — MLB: ALDS: The Detroit Tigers (1-0) shut down the Oakland Athletics (0-1), 3-1.
NLDS: The Cincinnati Reds (1-0) held off the San Francisco Giants (0-1), 5-2.
Top 25 College Football: (2) Oregon (6-0) popped (23) Washing…

Ann Romney Surprises Florida Volunteers with Pizza and Chit Chat

Ann Romney Surprises Florida Volunteers with Pizza and Chit Chat

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(ORLANDO, Fla.) — Ann Romney surprised volunteers at Victory Center here this Saturday morning, popping in with two pizza pies in hand to cheers of shock and awe. “We appreciate all the work you’re doing, all t…

Florida Cheerleader Coach Fired for Alleged Pay-to-Play Scheme

Florida Cheerleader Coach Fired for Alleged Pay-to-Play Scheme

ABC News(PARKLAND, Fla.) — Parents at a high school in Parkland, Fla., have accused an embattled substitute teacher and former cheerleader coach of implementing a pay-to-play scheme that cost them thousands of dollars, which the woman denies. In a com…

Florida Man Recovers from Lightning Strike

Florida Man Recovers from Lightning Strike

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.) — A Florida man who was critically injured after kitesurfing on a beach is recovering from his injuries.Falk Weltzien, 39, was on Vilano Beach Monday with his 14-year-old son, Kai, when he was struck by ligh…

Voter Registration Fraud from GOP-Backed Firm Spreads

Voter Registration Fraud from GOP-Backed Firm Spreads

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A GOP-backed consulting firm may have submitted “hundreds” of faked voter registration forms in Florida, according to the Florida Secretary of State.The GOP cut ties with the third party voter registering company S…

Joe Biden Courts Seniors, Blasts Romney-Ryan on Social Security, Medicare

Joe Biden Courts Seniors, Blasts Romney-Ryan on Social Security, Medicare

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(BOCA RATON, Fla.) — Vice President Joe Biden tried to court the senior vote Friday afternoon and draw a contrast between how President Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney approach two issues of great concern to senio…

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/22/12

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/22/12

Getty Images/ Hemera(NEW YORK) –  NCAAF: (1) Alabama (4-0) steamrolled Florida Atlantic (1-3), 40-7.
(2) LSU (4-0) escaped Auburn (1-3), 12-10.
(3) Oregon (4-0) destroyed (22) Arizona (3-1), 49-0.
(4) Florida State (4-0) creamed Clemson (3-1), 49…

Mystery Illness Leaves Florida Girl Unable to Walk, Talk

Mystery Illness Leaves Florida Girl Unable to Walk, Talk

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Brianna Skriver was a bouncy, blond “wild child” who loved playing dress-up and jumping rope with her fellow 5-year-olds, according to her mom. But a mysterious illness swiftly stole her ability to walk and talk, leaving her famil…

Obama Talks ’47 Percent’ with Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Former GOP Gov. Charlie Crist

Obama Talks ’47 Percent’ with Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Former GOP Gov. Charlie Crist

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) — While in Florida Thursday night, President Obama spent some time hobnobbing with 85 of his wealthiest supporters, including former Florida Republican Gov. Charlie Crist and Pearl Jam star Eddie Vedder.One of…

Grandpa Wrestles Alligator to Save Dog

Grandpa Wrestles Alligator to Save Dog

File photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ORLANDO, Fla.) — How far would you go to protect your pet? Would you fight off a hungry alligator? A Florida grandfather did just that to save his furry friend. Steve Gustafson, 66, was doing yard work on Tuesday wh…

Florida Lawyer Fired for Posting Client’s Leopard-Print Underwear

Florida Lawyer Fired for Posting Client’s Leopard-Print Underwear

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A Florida public defender is reportedly out of a job after a judge declared a mistrial upon learning of a Facebook posting the lawyer made mocking her own client.Anya Cintron Stern posted the photo of leopard-print u…

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