Mark Young, The Miami Herald

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The Miami Herald

Bradenton, FL, United States

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Past articles by Mark:

Army veteran, 77, dies in hit-and-run crash. He was in a wheelchair, FHP says

Florida Highway Patrol have a suspect in the fatal hit-and0run accident involving a 77-year-old Army veteran killed in his wheelchair. → Read More

After he was arrested, Florida man hid heroin in his rectum, cops say. That’s where it stayed

Florida man arrested on drug charges in Pasco County after trying to hide heroin in his rectum. → Read More

‘I could not believe that this had happened to me.’ Flesh-eating bacteria strikes again

Florida woman infected with flesh-eating bacteria at Manasota Beach in Englewood. → Read More

Deputy was just trying to help. She thanked him by punching him, cops say

Palmetto Florida woman assaults Manatee County Sheriff’s deputy after he tried to help her. → Read More

A Florida driver was pulled over by a deputy. An alligator was in the passenger seat

Florida man in Hardee County is arrested after law enforcement found a baby alligator inside his vehicle. → Read More

New video surfaces in shark dragging case. It could mean trouble for suspect awaiting trial

New video surfaces in the case of three Manatee County Florida men who dragged a shark from behind their boat. It shows one of the three men shooting the shark. → Read More

DCF worker stole identities of those seeking help, cops say. There were at least 2,000 victims

Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office charges seven in statewide “data breach” case. DCF worker provided stolen information used to oopen fake credit accounts. → Read More

Flesh-eating bacteria is not just in the water. It can also ‘colonize’ in the sand.

After cases of flesh-eating bacteria, or necrotizing fasciitis, at Florida beaches, the Department of Health has offered tips on how to avoid getting infected. Vibrio vulnificus naturally occurs in salt water. → Read More

Flesh-eating bacteria claims the life of another person in Florida, according to a report

Manatee County Florida resident Lynn Fleming dies after contracting a flesh-eating bacteria — or necoritizing fasciitis — at Coquina Beach on Anna Maria Island, according to a Fox 13 report. She cut her leg in the Gulf of Mexico. → Read More

Human remains located inside massive alligator after man found dead in Florida canal

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Polk County Sheriff’s deputies capture a gator hovering near a dead body. → Read More

Flesh-eating bacteria attacks 12-year-old girl while at this Florida beach, family says

Indiana family claims their daughter contracted a flesh-eating bacteria while at the beach in Destin, Florida. → Read More

Photo of mama bird feeding chick a cigarette butt reignites idea for beach smoking ban

ManaSota-88, an environmental group, wants the Florida Legislature to take action to ban cigarette smoking on Florida beaches. → Read More

Monster gator struck on I-10 by semi truck. It only made him mad

Florida alligator wanders onto I-10, Florida Highway Patrol says, blocking traffic until trapped. → Read More

Florida county completes ‘largest drug seizure’ in its history

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office seizes over $1 million in drugs, setting record for their Florida law enforcement department. → Read More

Florida man was ‘catching Pokemon.’ He also had a lot of drugs on him, cops say

Tampa Florida man playing Pokemon had cocaine and marijuana in plain view as Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies approachedm deputies said. → Read More

Florida man refuses to pay for the chicken wings he just ate, then exposes himself, cops say

Florida man refused to pay for his chicken wings in Pasco County and then exposed himself, according Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. → Read More

Someone lost a prosthetic ear on a Florida beach. Police are trying to find the owner

Someone loses a prosthetic ear during the World’s Strongest Man competition at Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island. → Read More

Woman threatened to kill her dogs and ‘bury them in the backyard,’ cops say

Manatee County woman pulls a gun and threatens to kill her roommate’s dogs, law enforcement says. → Read More

No one knows red tide’s long-term health effects. U.S. House just OK’d $6.25 million for a study

Red tide: U.S> House of Representatives approves spending $6.25 million for a study on the long-term health effects of red tide. U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, whose disitrict on the Gulf of Mexico coast was ravaged by red tide last year, sponsored the spending proposal. → Read More

Cops say Florida man hid meth inside his ‘hot, fresh’ potato wedges

Florida man hides methamphetamine inside a container of potato wedges in Hillsborough County. → Read More