Miami Herald : Florida (18)

Florida educator arrested after striking disabled student in the face, police say

A para-educator in Bartow was arrested Monday after police say she struck a disabled student in the face. Pamela Ann Murphy, 59, faces two counts of child abuse, according to … Click to Continue

A man got up to pee at Steak n' Shake, and he found a large audience

Deputies arrested a man they say urinated in front of dozens of customers in the middle of a Tampa Steak 'n Shake. According to broadcast reports, around 11:40 Saturday night … Click to Continue

Man injected patients in the face without a license, cops say

A man operated without a license a West Palm Beach medical practice that gave cosmetic injections to patients, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Monday. Alexander Elliot Gonzalez, 50, … Click to Continue

Missing Florida police dog is found dead

Police are searching for a Charlotte County Sheriff's K9 that disappeared over the weekend. Edo was noticed missing from his kennel in the area of Cranberry Boulevard and Tamiami Trail … Click to Continue

A freezer was stolen from a veterinarian — and the missing contents are heartbreaking

Losing a beloved family pet is hard enough, but someone poured salt into the wound when he stole a freezer containing the remains of two dogs awaiting cremation. One was … Click to Continue

She thought a deputy raped her. The sheriff's office said she wasn't entirely wrong.

A woman reported to Lee County Sheriff's Office Thursday that she'd been taken into custody and raped by a law enforcement officer. And the sheriff's office says that's close to … Click to Continue

It's so cold outside that it snowed in Florida

Usually the words snow' and Florida' don't go together. But a cold front over the weekend has proved that rule wrong for shivering Floridians, bringing in a dusting of snow … Click to Continue

Feeling rich? A financial site says the 305 has it made

Nobody's got it like the 305. A financial resources site called GoBankingRates.com ranked the area code associated with Miami and the Keys as the richest in the United States. With … Click to Continue

WWE wrestler put his wrestler wife in a headlock, cops say. Then she made her own move.

Pro wrestler Richard Swann was arrested and charged with domestic battery and false imprisonment in Gainesville late Saturday night, according to an arrest report. The former World Wrestling Entertainment … Click to Continue

A father checked his child's phone. Now, a man 700 miles away will do life in prison.

Port St. Lucie's Scott Trader, 32, got an unusually long sentence Thursday — life in federal prison — even for someone pleading guilty to multiple child pornography and sexual abuse … Click to Continue

Florida boy was left alone in a trailer to fend for himself for months, cops say

This story has shades of the 1990 holiday movie Home Alone.' But that classic film, starring Macauley Caulkin, was a comedy, and had a happy ending. This one ends with … Click to Continue

He asked a 9-year-old for nude photos. Now he will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Port St. Lucie's Scott Trader, 32, got an unusually long sentence Thursday — life in federal prison — even for someone pleading guilty to multiple child pornography and sexual abuse … Click to Continue

Officer who developed PTSD after Pulse shooting to lose job

Leaders in a small Florida town say a police officer who was hailed as a hero during the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting is losing his job. Cpl. Omar Delgado was … Click to Continue

A sex offender cut off his ankle monitor. Now he's on the run, officials say

Deputies are looking for a convicted sexual offender who cut off his ankle monitor. The Osceola County Sheriff's Office tweeted Thursday night that Johnathan Bradley Allen was wanted by the … Click to Continue

After raping a 16-year-old, he put a knife to her throat and a dog leash on her neck, cops say

When Polk County deputies found 30-year-old Travis Burton on Saturday morning, Burton told police that he had paid a 16-year-old girl he met online $300 for sex. When they had … Click to Continue

Pro tip: If you're hanging outside a strip club, put the rifle away

Pro tip: If you're hanging outside a strip club, and don't want to call too much attention to yourself, leave your gun at home. A 30-year-old Florida man learned this … Click to Continue

Man arrested in rape of unconscious teen after others tried to stop him, police say

An 18-year-old man is under arrest after witnesses stepped in — twice — to stop him from raping an unconscious 17-year-old girl at a house party, according to the Tarpon … Click to Continue

Her sign language was gibberish at serial killer news conference. It wasn't her first fraud.

A day after deaf advocacy groups criticized a sign language interpreter, saying her signing made no sense during a press conference announcing the arrest of an alleged Tampa serial killer, … Click to Continue