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State Attorney Mike Satz announced that 56-year-old Peterson faces child neglect, culpable negligence and perjury charges.
Broward County Public Schools via AP, File
June 04, 2019 - 4:17 pm
By Curt Anderson and Terry Spencer MIAMI (AP) — The former Florida deputy who failed to confront a gunman during last year's Parkland school massacre was arrested Tuesday on 11 criminal charges related to his actions, prosecutors announced. Broward State Attorney Mike Satz said in a statement that...
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Alligator breaks in.
Clearwater Police Department/Twitter
May 31, 2019 - 6:27 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an 11-foot alligator busted through a kitchen window and broke several bottles of red wine in a Florida home before it was captured. Police tweeted that the gator was removed from Mary Wischhusen's Clearwater condominium early Friday. No one was injured. See...
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Disney firefirghters
John Raoux/AP
May 31, 2019 - 5:20 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Firefighters for Walt Disney World's private government say they're understaffed and that poses a safety risk as the Florida theme park resort grows even bigger with this year's openings of a new Star Wars land and air gondolas. "We just don't have enough firefighters...
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Shannon Westmoreland
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
May 28, 2019 - 1:39 pm
BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A former youth football coach who ran off to Florida before his trial in October 2018 was back in court Tuesday, where he pleaded guilty to sexually abusing three children. Shannon Westmoreland, 49, pleaded guilty in Bucks County Court to rape, involuntary...
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"Temple of Time"
Wilfredo Lee/AP, file
May 20, 2019 - 7:39 am
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A wooden temple built as a memorial to the 17 victims of a Florida high school mass shooting was set ablaze Sunday in a symbolic gesture of healing. The "Temple of Time" public art installation was set afire at a ceremony hosted by the cities of Parkland and Coral Springs...
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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One from the South Lawn of the White House on May 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump is heading to Louisiana.
Sipa USA/USA Today Images
May 19, 2019 - 7:21 pm
MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday denied reports that hundreds of migrants would be flown from the Mexican border to Florida and other areas in the U.S. interior to lessen the workload at crowded Border Patrol facilities. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, also on...
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Shawn Felmey
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Tim Jimenez
May 16, 2019 - 7:05 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Bucks County man was arrested in Florida on Wednesday. Authorities say he's facing charges for murdering his girlfriend's toddler son back in December. Falls Township Police and Bucks County detectives made a thousand-mile trip to arrest Shawn Felmey, 45, in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2017 file photo, Kodak Black arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File
May 12, 2019 - 9:16 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Rolling Loud Music Festival celebrating global hip-hop artists in South Florida did not go so well for Kodak Black and Lil Wayne. The U.S. Marshals Service said in a news release that Black was arrested Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. The statement said he was...
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A small alligator is seen at the San Francisco Zoo June 13, 2003 in San Francisco.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
May 07, 2019 - 8:54 am
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say a Florida woman pulled a small alligator from her yoga pants during a traffic stop. The Charlotte County sheriff's deputy stopped a pickup truck Monday afternoon after it ran a stop sign and 22-year-old driver Michael Clemons told him he and his 25-...
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A charter plane carrying 143 people and traveling from Cuba to north Florida sits in a river at the end of a runway, Saturday, May 4, 2019 in Jacksonville, Fla.
Gary McCullough/AP Photo
May 04, 2019 - 7:44 am
By Josh Replogle and Mike Schneider JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A chartered jet carrying 143 people from the U.S. military base in Cuba tried to land in a thunderstorm and ended up in the river at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Authorities said everyone on board emerged without critical injuries,...
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