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Naples bowling alley evacuated Saturday night after bomb, shooting threats

NAPLES, Fla. - A bowling alley in Naples was evacuated Saturday night after a caller made a mass shooting and bomb threat. The Collier County Sheriff's Office said someone called Bowland Beacon Bowl's corporate office around 7:30 p.m. Saturday claiming that there was a bomb at their bowling alley at


Handmade sign alerts drivers to Collier County Sheriff Office speed trap

TAMPA (WFLA) - An anonymous person made a sign letting drivers know of a nearby Collier County Sheriff’s Office speed enforcement operation earlier this week. Collier County Deputies were confused why a speed enforcement operation in Golden Gates Estates only nabbed one driver.


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


Five swimmers rescued from rip current

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — At least five swimmers nearly drowned at Delnor Wiggins Pass State Park in Naples Saturday morning. They were caught in a rip current. Collier County EMS rescued them from the water and took them to a hospital nearby.


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.


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.


5 people hospitalized after getting caught in rip currents at Wiggins Pass State Park

NAPLES, Fla. - Firefighters are warning people to use caution at the beach on Saturday after they said five people were taken to the hospital after getting caught in strong rip currents.


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.


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


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.


A Florida deputy is under investigation after viral video appears to show him slamming teen's head into the ground

(CNN) — A Broward County sheriff's deputy is on "restricted administrative assignment" after a video surfaced that appears to show him slamming a teenage boy's head into the ground and then punching the teen in the head.


Fire Dept: Very bad accident in Marco Island, avoid area

There has been a “very bad accident” in Marco Island, according to the Marco Island Fire Department. The incident happened at the 1100 block on Bald Eagle Dr. Sunday morning.


At least 3 dead in boat-related accidents on Saturday in South Florida

At least three people died Saturday in what appears to be boat-related incidents in South Florida, officials said. In Miami Beach, a vessel crashed against rocks in the area of 1 Washington Ave., which is near South Pointe Pier, according to Miami Beach Fire.


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 sports broadcaster accused of soliciting boy

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A longtime Florida sports broadcaster is facing charges he tried to solicit a 14-year-old boy. The Tampa Bay Times said 37-year-old Justin Pawlowski was arrested in his St. Petersburg home last week on charges of transmitting harmful material to a minor.


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 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.


Search for Fourth Victim After Deadly Miami Beach Boat Crash

Officials are searching for a fourth victim after a boat crashed into a Miami Beach jetty and capsized. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is leading the search for the fourth person after two people were killed and another was injured in the incident.


Multi-county chase ends with crash on I-75

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A high-speed chase ended with a crash in Lee County early Friday morning. The chase began in Naples, near I-75 and Pine Ridge Road, and ended on I-75 in Bonita Springs.


The Private Beach Access At This Florida Rental Is Enough Of A Reason To Spend The Night

Getaways, staycations, vacations — whatever you want to call it, you’re probably in desperate need of one. Even living in Florida which some call a tropical paradise, there are plenty of times when a good weekend away can make all the difference. If you’re looking for swaying palm trees, a private b