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Florida schools consider armed volunteers

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. (WESH/NBC News) – Florida’s Brevard Public Schools district is considering a plan to allow employees to act as armed, undercover guardians in an effort to protect against school shootings. So far hundreds have already volunteered. “Time is of the …

Florida man fights for emotional support squirrel

CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. (WFLA) – A Florida man is fighting to keep his emotional support squirrel, and facing possible eviction from his Clearwater Beach condominium as a result. Ryan Boylan and Brutis are inseparable. He rescued her last year after Hurricane Matthew. …

Hunters bag massive python in Florida

MYAKKA CITY, Fla. (SNN/NBC News) – A trio of Florida python hunters may have made the catch of a lifetime. Dusty Crum is a python hunter who calls himself the “Wildman.” “I didn’t know what else to do. I put it in …

Generator blamed for deaths in Florida

Orange County, Fla. (WESH) – Investigators say a running generator is likely to blame for the death of three people in Orange County, Florida. Seven people were inside the home when a child called authorities at 5:01 p.m. Tuesday, officials said. The …

Irma leaves millions without power

(NBC News) – More than 6 million people are without power in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Now a tropical storm, Irma continues to churn over north Florida and Georgia. Irma first made landfall in the Florida Keys, then slowly cut a …

Oregon Air National Guard deploying to Florida

Portland, Ore. – The Oregon Air National Guard is sending a team to Florida to assist with Hurricane Irma relief. Members of the Guard’s 125th Special Tactics Squad left Portland early Friday morning. Some of the 15 Airmen deployed recently returned from …

Floridians stocking up for Irma

(NBC News) – Hurricane Irma, a record-breaking and potentially catastrophic storm, is moving closer to the U.S. mainland. Irma’s first strike came overnight on the island of Barbuda, delivering sheets of rain and wind gusts of at least 155 miles an hour, …

Water in high demand ahead of Irma

Miami, Fla. (WTLV) – Empty shelves are becoming the norm for stores across Florida as people prepare for Hurricane Irma. Most stores are out of bottled water, but people are being reminded to check back as they await more shipments. Many people …