Former Miami Dolphins player Rob Konrad swam nine miles in open ocean to the shore after falling off his small fishing boat. Rob said he was circled by sharks and stung by jellyfish, but remained determined to make it to shore.
It’s nobody’s fault but his: A Florida man whose t-shirt bragged about the drugs he had was arrested on two counts of possession after getting caught at a local K-Mart. Come: celebrate the first big Florida News story of the year.
In one of the most Florida stories to ever Florida, a man has been arrested for lighting fire to an ICU with a crack pipe he smuggled into the hospital. If you think that pipe was the only illegal object he brought with him, though, think again. We’re talking serious Florida here, folks.
A Florida woman died in the custody of police after smuggling crack cocaine into the jail in her vagina. Authorities believe she managed to take the cocaine out and ingest it when no one was looking.
Florida law allows convicted criminals to collect lottery winnings, so Timothy Poole, a cab driver from Mount Dora FL, hit the jackpot with a scratch-off ticket. The odds against that? Pretty long.
An alert Florida state trooper rescued a woman who was choking on a seat belt after she got entangled while trying to get her 3-year-old daughter fastened back into her car seat. The strange incident occurred while the family was returning home after a Thanksgiving dinner. Get details on how she became trapped and Trooper Brad Wagner’s heroic actions.
A Florida middle school principal has been suspended after a decision to administer an unannounced lock down drill that had the school’s SRO officer and a patrol officer going door to door brandishing firearms. The incident drew national attention and a tidal wave of criticism as a number of students were said to have been terribly frightened by the armed men – believing that they were under siege and claiming that during the procedure guns were pointed directly at them. Get statements from the local police chief, the school board and outraged parents about the incident.
Shortly after midnight last night, a gunman opened fire in a library at Florida State University, wounding three students before the shooter was killed by police. Another student is lucky he wasn’t one of those wounded, or even killed, after he discovered one of the gunman’s bullets lodged in his backpack after puncturing two books he had just checked out from the library.
Following the enactment of a new ordinance in Fort Lauderdale, the non-profit founder has been cited twice for feeding homeless people. Watch Stephen Colbert’s take on the situation…
Sean Petrozzino, a quadruple amputee who lost his hands and legs to bacterial meningitis, is a “person of interest” in his parents’ murders. Michael Petrozzino and Nancy Petrozzino were found shot to death in their Orlando home.