A New York man caught the heaviest lionfish speared in the Atlantic Ocean during an Aug. 6, 2018, fishing trip in the Florida Keys. The predatory lionfish, which eats native fish, weighed in at 3.10 pounds.
A 69-year-old Sarasota, Florida, woman says she could lose her home after a man she fell in love with on Match.com managed to scam her out of over $1 million. She says she’s now broke and about $350,000 in debt.
A Pennsylvania grand jury says its investigation of clergy sexual abuse identified more than 1,000 child victims. The grand jury report released August 14 says that number comes from records in six Roman Catholic dioceses.
Hallandale Beach Mayor Keith London accused commissioner Anabelle Lima-Taub of bleaching her sphincter at Monday’s budget hearing. Lima-Taub posted #MeToo on Facebook, and plans to use the opportunity to expose sexism in City Hall.
Florida International University released videos showing its pedestrian bridge being installed over Tamiami Trail in Miami then collapsing. A construction crew was working on the FIU bridge when it fell.
President Donald Trump has veered into perilous territory with his assault on the free press and the First Amendment. His references to journalists as the “enemy of the American people” are no less dangerous because they happen to be strategic.
Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul was angry at ex-CIA chief John Brennan’s criticism of Trump’s meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin and suggested that Trump revoke his security clearance. Trump did just that.
A newly released 911 call documents a trucker’s pain after being pulled from his truck, beaten, shot after he stopped to take a nap. Luis Ruiz of South Florida pulled over along Interstate 75 in Collier County.
Bon Appetit named Nonesuch, a tasting-menu restaurant in Oklahoma City, the best new restaurant in the country It beat out eating spots in New York, California and places better known for fine dining than “the Great Plains.”
Red tide is running rampant throughout Florida’s gulf coast and the effect on business is significant, officials say. Gov. Rick Scott’s state of emergency order includes funding for a marketing plan designed to help the area and its business bounce back. There are also individual applications for emergency loans.
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office deputies are looking for the driver responsible for running over a protected Gopher tortoise on Aug. 11 near a school in Dunedin, Florida. The incident was captured on surveillance video.
Deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office are looking for the person responsible for driving a vehicle that ran over a Gopher tortoise near Dunedin on Aug. 11, badly injuring the animal. The video was captured on school surveillance cameras.
A Baltimore, Maryland, woman was arrested on DUI charges twice in 20 minutes after police pulled her over drunk, processed her and caught her driving again, police said. She had kids in the car the first time.
Authorities arrested a Utah man after they say he picked up a package at a post office that contained $100,000 worth of illegal drugs. The package had 543 grams of MDMA, or ecstasy, found inside a teddy bear.
Florida International University recorded a time lapse from three different angles of the doomed pedestrian bridge being raised over Southwest Eighth Street and then collapsing, killing six people. The time-lapse video spans from March 1 to March 19.
Capt. Chad Huff found an 80- to 100-pound tarpon floating dead last week near Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Sanibel, where some of the worst fish kills have occurred since a red tide appeared off Southwest Florida in October.