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4-headed palm tree ‘has had a wonderful life,’ official says

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) Officials in Florida say the outlook for a one-of-a-kind four-headed palm tree isn't good. The News Herald reports that an expert...

Ocala teen charged with stealing deputy uncle’s patrol car

OCALA, Fla. (AP) A deputy's nephew is facing felony charges after authorities say he stole his uncle's uniform, equipment and patrol car. The Ocala Star-Banner...

Early Halloween highway horror: Flaming pumpkins jam traffic

SAN ANTONIO, Fla. (AP) In an early Halloween highway horror, a truckload of burning pumpkins has been blocking traffic on a Florida interstate. Florida Highway...

Residents find alligator in Hillsborough County backyard pool

LITHIA, Fla. (AP) Some Florida residents woke up to an uninvited, scaly guest in their backyard swimming pool: a 7- to 8-foot-long (2-meter-long) alligator. The...

Florida teacher smells pot on boy’s backpack; parents arrested

HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) A student's backpack that smelled like marijuana led police in Florida to his house, where they found a small grow house...

‘Sugardaddy’ seeking ‘sugarbaby’ banned from Florida beach

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) A 73-year-old man is banned from a Florida beach after a parent complained that he was handing out business cards...

Greenacres man jailed after dispute over hedgehog leads to armed confrontation

GREENACRES, Fla. (CBS/WKMG) A 53-year-old man was arrested on aggravated assault charges after he allegedly armed himself with a machete and a baseball bat...

Man robs bank, gets naked, throws money for comedy career

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) Authorities say they arrested a man who robbed a bank, stripped naked and ran down the street throwing stolen money. According...

Man livestreams as he speeds on beach, cursing and drinking

CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. (AP) A 27-year-old man broadcast live on Facebook as he sped down a Florida beach, running over beach chairs and umbrellas...

93-year-old woman dragged 20 feet during church carjacking

DELAND, Fla. (AP) A 93-year-old woman in Florida was dragged 20 feet as she tried to stop two carjackers in a church parking lot. The...

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