Miami Herald : Florida (10)

What is the large white blob floating in the Gulf of Mexico near Florida?

Off the coast of Sanibel Island in Florida, a large, milky-white blob is floating in the ocean, worrying some spectators. The main fear, according to the Fort Myers News-Press, was … Click to Continue

The fate of a Confederate monument in Florida draws opposing protests

The protesters shouted in unison: Take it down! Take it down!' Some shouted back, It's history!' The hundreds gathered before the Confederate monument beside the Manatee County Historic Courthouse on … Click to Continue

Statewide prison lockdown lifted, visitations allowed again

The statewide prison lockdown enacted last week was lifted Monday, the Florida Department of Corrections announced Monday afternoon. Visitation had been cancelled. Corrections officers, summoned to their facilities whether scheduled … Click to Continue

Second police officer shot in Kissimmee dies after Friday night shooting

The second of two police officers shot Friday night in Kissimmee in Central Florida has died, the Kissimmee police department posted on Facebook Saturday afternoon. It is with heavy heart … Click to Continue

Gov. Scott silent on what should happen with Confederate monument at Florida Capitol

Florida's Republican governor won't take a position on what should be done with a monument that honors slain Confederate soldiers on the state Capitol grounds, even as a growing number … Click to Continue

Youth academy steeped in sex, physical abuse, cover-ups, sheriff says

Some of the youth workers were having sex with the underage boys in their care. Others were smuggling drugs, money, cellphones and porn. A top administrator reportedly sent a kid … Click to Continue

They caught the alligator, but they couldn't save the dog

Alligators typically won't bother adult people, but pets and small children have more reason to be wary of the predators. That's the lesson one woman in St. Petersburg, Florida learned … Click to Continue

The FHP trooper behind quota on speeding tickets will retire Sept. 5

A Florida Highway Patrol official's call for troopers to meet ticket quotas has cost him his job. Maj. Mark Welch submitted a one-sentence letter of resignation from his $117,000-a-year job … Click to Continue

UF won't let white nationalist leader speak on campus over safety concerns

The University of Florida denied so-called alt-right' leader Richard Spencer's request to speak on campus in September, citing serious concerns for safety,' and there are concerns that the university may … Click to Continue

Tiger Woods had five drugs in his system – including marijuana – night of DUI arrest

Tiger Woods reportedly had five different drugs in his system when police pulled him over in the middle of the night and arrested him on suspicion of DUI in Jupiter … Click to Continue