Florida

Dr. Beach names Florida's Siesta Beach best beach in US

SIESTA KEY, Fla. (AP) — The sand on Siesta Beach on Florida's Gulf Coast is as fine as powdered sugar, a pure, sparkling white and soft as a kitten's fur — all because it's comprised of 99 percent pure crushed quartz.<p>For that reason, and many others, it was selected this year as the best beach in …

Beaches

Deputy-involved shooting in Coachella; deputy transported to hospital

There's been a deputy-involved shooting in Coachella according to a tweet from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.<p>A deputy was transported to …

Policing

Here's How to Take a Road Trip to Paradise

Just before dawn, as a dim wash of pink light begins to glow over the Atlantic Ocean, what looks like a stand of trees against the horizon reveals …

Road Trips

Keys police officer asks immigrant hit by car: 'You illegal?'

2:20<p>1:26<p>Coast Guard rescues woman 35 miles south of Key West<p>0:53<p>Meteor burning up over the Florida Keys caught on dashcam<p>5:38<p>Lawsuit filed in case of …

American South

NUR Center, the only center in Florida that caters to the needs of the Muslim population

1:37<p>1:44<p>Don't drink and drive on water this weekend<p>2:20<p>Keys police officer asks immigrant hit by car: 'You illegal?'<p>5:03<p>Family searches for answers …

American South

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs tax cuts into law

Gov. Rick Scott signed a tax-cut package Thursday that — while vastly scaled back from what he wanted — eliminates the so-called “tampon tax” and …

Rick Scott

Texas woman dies while snorkeling in the Florida Keys

KEY LARGO, Fla. – A woman from Austin, Texas, has died during a snorkeling trip in the Florida Keys.<p>Sheriff's spokeswoman Becky Herrin in Florida's Monroe County says 58-year-old Cheri Crozier was with her husband in waters off a state park Tuesday afternoon when she began having trouble.<p>Herrin's …

Florida Keys

These women caught more than 900 lionfish in 24 hours off the Florida coast

Marathon lionfish hunter Rachel Bowman has bragging rights for being honored as one of the state’s top harvesters.<p>She earned more bragging rights …

American South

Ben Carson West Palm Beach House - Ben Carson Sells West Palm Beach Home For $920,000

The property sits in a country club community called the Club at Ibis.<p>ENGEL & VӦLKERS<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>The palatial pad is 6,155 …

Florida Primaries

Divers rescued off the coast of Florida

Five divers separated from a commercial dive boat in Jupiter, Florida, were rescued by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office aviation and marine …

American South

The South's Best Beaches

© Todd Wright<p>Assateague Island<p><b>Maryland</b><p>This island draws nature lovers with beaches, birding, campgrounds, and bands of wild ponies. Connie Yingling …

Beaches

Memorial Day Weekend boaters in Miami will see plenty of police

Boaters, beware.<p>You will be watched extra closely this weekend — especially when it comes to drinking and driving on the water.<p>Law enforcement …

American South

Florida psychic arrested for scamming clients out of over $155K, cops say

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. – A Tarpon Springs woman claiming to be a psychic was arrested Tuesday after clients claim she scammed them out of $155,353. Now, authorities are asking that any additional victims come forward.<p>Detectives say their investigation began in November of 2016, when the first victim, …

Crime

Florida man answers FaceTime call from police on stolen phone

This Florida teenager used his one phone call too soon.

Crime

Ariana Grande Looks Somber as She Lands in Florida Hometown After Manchester Terrorist Attack

Ariana Grande was spotted on Tuesday landing in Florida following a deadly suicide bombing that killed 22 people and left 59 injured at the pop …

Ariana Grande

2 southwest Florida cities among nation's fastest-growing

Two southwest Florida cities were among the nation's fastest-growing last year.<p>The U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday said Bonita Springs and Fort Myers …

American South

Florida women’s tennis wins NCAA title over Stanford

The Florida women’s tennis team won its seventh national title when it defeated Stanford on Tuesday night.<p>The Gators, the NCAA tournament’s top seed, …

Florida Gators

Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (SBCF) Acquires NorthStar Banking Corp - Slideshow

The following slide deck was published by Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida in conjunction with this event.<p>111<p>Click to enlarge

Banking

What’s open and closed on Memorial Day

Here’s a list of what’s open and closed Monday, Memorial Day:<p>Federal offices: Closed.<p><b>State offices:</b> Closed.<p><b>Miami-Dade county offices:</b> Closed.<p><b>Broward</b> …

South Miami newly named to 2017 Playful City USA list

South Miami’s Parks and Recreation Department helped the city become one of the 34 United States cities and towns newly recognized in 2017 for …

American South

Florida family chopped animals’ heads off to ‘cleanse’ son’s thoughts, police say

A Florida family will not face criminal charges after they beheaded and sacrificed nine animals as part of a ritual intended to cure one family …

Crime

Ariana Grande still holed up at her mother’s house in Boca Raton

Singer Ariana Grande has been holed up at her mother’s home in Boca Raton since hours after a suicide bomber blew himself up as fans left her concert …

Ariana Grande

Man found shot to death at Larchmont Park in Northwest Miami-Dade

A 48-year-old man was found shot to death near two Northwest Miami-Dade public schools on Wednesday, and as of Thursday evening, Miami-Dade …

Crime

Top-seeded Florida slides past Auburn 5-4

Alex Faedo pitched six good innings to help top-seeded Florida beat Auburn 5-4 in the Southeastern Conference tournament Wednesday night.<p>Faedo struck …

Sports

Interviews, indie wrestling shows in South Florida

Upcoming pro wrestling events, shows in South Florida<p>- <b>NXT in Fort Pierce</b><p>WWE’s NXT is Saturday, May 27 at the Havert L. Fenn Center, 200 Virgina Ave. …

WWE

Dream Trip: Boat from Fernandina Beach, Florida, to St. Simons Island, Georgia

<i>All year, we're collaborating with Waterway Guide Media to bring you the best segments of the 1,243-mile-long Intracoastal Waterway on a journey from</i> …

American South

2 South Florida mansions snagged by same buyer for $25M+

One buyer recently purchased two South Florida mansions—located in Manalapan and Fort Lauderdale—for a total of $25.3 million.<p>The former, located at 3090 South Ocean Boulevard, is a seven-bedroom home measuring over 15,000 square feet that sold for $13.5 million. The Mediterranean beauty features …

Fort Lauderdale

Florida agency's undercover gator farm leads to 9 arrests

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Thousands of illegally harvested alligator eggs and several illegal alligator hunts were discovered by undercover officers working in a fully functional alligator farm set up by Florida's wildlife agency, leading to the arrest Wednesday of nine men on 44 felony charges.<p>The …

Crime

2 men dead after boat flips off South Florida coast

Two men died after their boat overturned about off the coast of South Florida.<p>The Sun Sentinel (https://goo.gl/enMZuX) reports that the 22-foot …

American South

Ariana Grande Returns To Florida Following Manchester Bombing

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