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Florida braces for Irma

Miami, Fla. (NBC News) – Another major weather threat is brewing in the Atlantic as Hurricane Irma, an astonishing Category Five storm with winds of 185 miles an hour, moves closer to the U.S. mainland. They are heeding the warnings across Florida. …

Florida teens mock drowning man

Cocoa, Fla. (WESH/CNN Newsource) – Cell phone video posted on social media shows a Florida man drowning in a retention pond while five teens stand by, recording and even mocking him and laughing. No one called for help, and the man died. …

Florida homes collapse into growing sinkhole

Land O’ Lakes, Fla. (NBCNC) – Residents experienced terrifying moments in Land O’ Lakes, Florida–just north of Tampa–as a sinkhole swallowed one home and most of another. Thalia Chapman’s home was partially destroyed. “I was so scared. We came outside and it …

Special deputies to carry guns on Florida campus

Polk County, Fla. (WFLA/CNN Newsource) – Some faculty and staff at a Florida University are now packing heat. The Polk County Sheriff’s Department is teaming up with Southeastern University to train and allow select employees to carry concealed firearms. It’s called the …

Florida mom gives birth to 13-pound baby

Jacksonville, Fla. (WFOX/CNN Newsource) – A Florida mom says she’s getting rest after delivering a more than 13-pound baby girl earlier this month. As Christine Corbitt quickly approached her due date, her stomach was undeniable. She said, “Towards the end of my …

5 killed in Orlando workplace shooting

Orlando, Fla. (NBC News) – Five people were shot and killed Monday morning at a business in Orlando in what authorities are calling a case of workplace violence. A sixth person–the man believed to be the shooter–is also dead. Orange County Sheriff …

Tiger Woods arrested for suspicion of DUI

Jupiter, Fl.- NBC News is reporting Tiger Woods was arrested early Monday for allegedly driving under the influence in Florida. The golfer was arrested around 3 a.m. in the town of Jupiter, NBC News has confirmed. He was later released on his …