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Florida man pretended to be an officer, then tried to pull over an undercover cop

A Florida man was arrested in the Tampa Bay area Tuesday after police said he pulled over an undercover detective while pretending to be an officer. Matthew Joseph Erris, 26, was in his 2007 white Chevrolet Trailblazer when he allegedly turned on red and blue lights in order to pull over another dri


Florida Man Arrested for Threatening Members of Congress

A South Florida man was arrested Friday after leaving several threatening voicemails to Democratic members of Congress, federal authorities said. Last Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted a video of a speech delivered by Omar, referencing the congresswoman's "some people did something" commen


2 Florida Middle School Girls Charged With Plotting To Kill 9

AVON PARK, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida middle school girls are facing charges that they planned to kill nine people. Court documents reported by WTSP-TV say a teacher at Avon Park Middle School, roughly 74 miles south of Orlando, spotted the 14-year-olds acting “hysterically” Wednesday while seeking a f


Florida Man Gropes Fingerprint Technician While Being Booked For Disorderly Conduct

A Florida man allegedly groped a fingerprint technician last week after he was arrested for disorderly conduct at a bar in Pinellas Park, where he yelled sexually aggressive comments at the bar’s female proprietor.


Measles case reported in Florida

Orange County residents urged to get measles vaccination. From the Florida Department of Health in Orange County. With the increase in measles cases across the US, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) is urging Floridians and visitors who have not been immunized to get vacc


Florida soldier dies in freak skydiving accident

A Florida soldier died in a skydiving accident at the Cape Fear Regional Airport Sunday morning, authorities said. WECT reports Sgt. 1st Class Justin Goff of the United States Army was killed during a recreational skydiving trip. Sgt. Loyd Hames with the Oak Island Police Department called it “a fre


Teen Boy Shot, Killed In Residential Florida Neighborhood

ORLANDO (CBSMiami.AP) — Authorities say A 14-year-old boy who was shot in a Florida intersection has died. News outlets report the Orange County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting.


Officials: Boy, 14, shot dead in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say A 14-year-old boy who was shot in a Florida intersection has died. News outlets report the Orange County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting that happened Saturday in a residential neighborhood.


Glaring misspelling outside Florida school has people shaking their heads

DORAL, Fla. — A road crew in Florida had one job – and they definitely get an “F” for spelling. Instead of “SCHOOL,” massive, all-caps letters in a Doral, Florida school zone spelled out “SCOHOL,” according to WPLG.


Florida Man With Gun Kills Driver, Also With Gun, In Road Rage Incident

PARRISH (CBSMiami/AP) — A road rage incident on Florida’s west coast has left one man dead. Authorities say the driver who shot and killed the other driver was acting in self-defense.


Cops begrudgingly congratulate Florida man who made sign warning motorists about a new speed camera

A Florida police department begrudgingly congratulated a person who warned motorists about a speed check-point. Collier County Sheriff's department said that officers were initially set up to conduct a speed enforcement operation in the Golden State Estates neighborhood after requests from residents


Speed trap by Florida police foiled by handmade sign to alert drivers

Authorities in Florida were getting ready to crack down on speeding drivers last week when they discovered they couldn't catch any because someone tipped off drivers. The Collier County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post that officers were initially set up to conduct a speed enforcement operat


Firefighters rescue horse from under fallen tree after Florida storm

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - Firefighters were able to rescue a horse after a large tree fell on the animal during a storm in Alachua County Friday. The Alachua County Fire Rescue said Sietske, a 14-year-old horse, became trapped after a giant oak tree came crashing down, pinning her significantly.


Easter Bunny Stages Underwater Egg Hunt Off Florida Keys

KEY LARGO (CBSMiami/FKNB) – An Underwater Easter Egg Hunt, staged in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, attracted dozens of undersea “egg-splorers” who searched for real hard-boiled eggs off Key Largo.


UPDATE: Florida Highway Patrol Identifies Mother and Her Son as Victims of Fatal Motorcycle Crash

victims were Mark Buffington from Daytona Beach and his mother, Heidi Buffington of Palm Bay. BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A mother and her son were killed Saturday afternoon when a pickup truck crashed into their motorcycle on Babcock Street and Burgandy Street, according to the Florida Highway Patrol


Florida Forest Service: Woods fire burning in between Southport and ECP

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - According to the Florida Forest Service, crews responded to a woods fire in Bay County Sunday afternoon. Crews were en route at 2:37 p.m. to an area east of Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport and west of Southport.


Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat

ATLANTA — A strong storm system barreling through the South killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida on Friday and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia on Saturday.


11-foot alligator captured in Florida after rescue crew mistakes it for unconscious person

A group of firefighters worked well into the night to ensure an 11-foot alligator that was lurking around a Miami neighborhood was captured, but due to safety concerns, the creature was euthanized.


Widowed Florida dad bikes kids to school in bunny costume

(WPTV/CNN) - A widowed father in Florida is suiting up as the Easter bunny as he bikes his three kids to school. He says the trip down the bunny trail not only brings smiles to the community, but helps him honor the memory of his late wife.


Florida girl, 13, left home on a scooter and hasn’t been seen since

LUTZ, Fla. — A teen left on one of her brother's scooters and has been missing ever since, authorities say. Juliana Bach, 13, last was seen around 4:45 p.m. Monday at her family's home, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.