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Florida family rescues son swept out to sea in viral TikTok

The emotional moment was captured in a TikTok that has now been seen by more than 31 million people. → Read More

This weekend is your last chance to ride Splash Mountain

Walt Disney World's Splash Mountain, as we now know it, will be closing for good on Jan. 23, 2023. It will be reimagined as "Tiana's Bayou Adventure" in Orlando. → Read More

'Senseless and heinous': Florida man accused of stabbing woman 38 times charged with murder

North Port police arrested Michael Douglas and charged him with first-degree premeditated murder for stabbing a woman 38 times at a home on South Haberland Blvd. → Read More

Gabby Petito's parents claim Laundries' lawyer also knew Brian murdered Gabby

The lawsuit claims Christopher and Roberta Laundrie and their attorney, Steven Bertolino, already knew Brian murdered Gabby while authorities were searching for her. → Read More

What is a sea pork? All about the blobs spotted on Florida beach

Orange blobs spotted along Siesta Key Beach are organisms called "sea porks" or "sea squirts." The animals likely washed ashore due to Tropical Storm Nicole. → Read More

DOJ: Florida man bought cars, homes, lavish trips by running $80 million Ponzi scheme

Sarasota man Michael J. DaCorta has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for allegedly running an $80 million Ponzi scheme that he used to fund lavish purchases. → Read More

Good Samaritan finds 11 pounds of cocaine on Daytona Beach

The estimated street value of the drugs is more than $150,000. → Read More

Fla. father, daughter arrested after raccoon burned alive in viral video

Alicia and Roddy Kincheloe are facing multiple felony charges, including animal cruelty. → Read More

'Not just killed, he was executed': Florida sheriff details murder case of motorcycle gang member

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri detailed the arrest of a motorcycle gang member in the murder of a member of another motorcycle gang in Palm Harbor. → Read More

Man on honeymoon among 176 people arrested in sex sting, Florida sheriff says

Of the 176 men arrested, four face human trafficking charges, according to the sheriff's office. → Read More

SUV lands in pool at country club in Florida

Lakeland police say a woman accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake. She was not injured. → Read More

What is pink sauce?: The mysterious condiment taking over TikTok

The pink sauce on TikTok was created by a Florida chef and is causing people to raise questions about its ingredients, refrigeration, FDA approval and safety. → Read More

Florida deputies: 15-year-old accidentally shoots friend in head while playing with gun

The teen was arrested while his friend remains in critical condition at the hospital. → Read More

Meet Cheddar: Red Lobster workers rescue rare orange lobster

A rare orange lobster was rescued from a shipment at a Red Lobster in Hollywood, Florida, and relocated to an aquarium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. → Read More

Avoiding foodborne bacteria while grilling in the summer heat

Florida Listeria outbreak: Here are some grilling safety tips from the CDC to keep bacteria and foodborne germs from growing on your food while grilling. → Read More

Florida deputies rescue dog reportedly left in hot car for 8 hours

Hernando deputies say a woman could be facing animal cruelty charges after leaving her dog in a hot car for eight hours at Linda Pedersen Park in Hernando Beach. → Read More

First look at Gabby Petito movie filming draws criticism online

Days after the murder confession in Brian Laundrie's notebook was released, the public is getting a first look at the made-for-TV movie about Gabby Petito's death. → Read More

'He didn't ask to die': Father of Tyre Sampson pushes for permanent memorial at Orlando ride site

On March 24, 14-year-old Tyre Sampson fell to his death from an amusement park ride at Orlando's ICON Park. → Read More

Florida sheriff: No signs of trauma on woman whose body was dragged through house

An autopsy report for Stephanie Shenefield, a Bradenton mother found dead in a ditch, found no signs of trauma, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office. → Read More

Every patient in small cancer study achieves complete remission

Researchers said while the results are "cause for great optimism," the study needs to be replicated with a larger group of people. → Read More