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  • Police say Florida man had sex with pit bull as neighbors begged him to stop

    Police say Florida man had sex with pit bull as neighbors begged him to stop
    Shocked neighbors begged and pleaded as they watched a Florida man have sex with a pit bull in his yard, The Tampa Tribune is reporting. Bernard Marsonek, 57, of Tampa was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with aggravated animal cruelty, sexual...
  • Scott signs bill to boost single-gender classes; ACLU files complaint against Hillsborough schools for its gender-specific program

    Scott signs bill to boost single-gender classes; ACLU files complaint against Hillsborough schools for its gender-specific program
    Gov. Rick Scott yesterday signed a bill meant to increase single-gender education in Florida. The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a federal civil rights complaint against the Hillsborough County school district, arguing its existing single-...
  • Family hallucinates after eating LSD-tainted meat

    Police are investigating an incident involving a Tampa, Fla., family who reported having hallucinations after eating meat found to be tainted with LSD last week. The family of four, including Jessica Rosado, who was nine months pregnant, and partner...
  • Four people die in fire at home of former tennis star James Blake

    James Blake is a retired U.S. tennis player who was once ranked as high as No. 4 in the world. At the moment, however, he is making headlines as the owner of the $1.5-million Tampa, Fla., mansion that burned down Wednesday. The bodies of two adults...
  • Viral mosquito-borne disease lands in Broward County

    Viral mosquito-borne disease lands in Broward County
    Broward is one of three Florida counties to have a confirmed case of a viral mosquito-borne disease called chikungunya fever. According to the Florida Department of Health, three women who recently traveled to the Caribbean, including a 29-year-old from...
  • Remains of 55 bodies found near defunct reform school

     Remains of 55 bodies found near defunct reform school
    TALLAHASSEE - Excavations at a makeshift graveyard near a now-closed reform school in the Florida Panhandle have yielded remains of 55 bodies, almost twice the number official records say are there, the University of South Florida announced on Tuesday....
  • Florida travel calendar for November

    Florida travel calendar for November
    Check out festivals and events in November across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Nov. 1-2: The Fall Fiesta in the...
  • Woman behind 'hot convict' mug shot suing for invasion of privacy

    Woman behind 'hot convict' mug shot suing for invasion of privacy
    A Florida woman is suing a background check website after using her booking photo for commercial and advertising purposes, the Tampa Bay Times reports.  Meagan Simmons, 28, was arrested on a DUI charge back in 2010. Her Hillsborough County Sheriff's...
  • Pam Stewart named education commissioner

    Pam Stewart was named Florida's education commissioner today, a post she had been filling on a temporary basis.  There had been "pressure building" for her appointment to become permanent, as superintendents and school administrators wanted stability in...
  • Lawmakers to consider "collegiate high schools," where 12th graders can earn year of college credit

    Lawmakers to consider "collegiate high schools," where 12th graders can earn year of college credit
    Florida's high school seniors could attend "collegiate high school" programs -- and earn up to a year of college credit -- under a bill proposed in the Florida Senate. The suggested program seems similar to current dual enrollment programs (offered by...
  • Coast-to-coast Florida bike trail could cruise to approval this year

    Coast-to-coast Florida bike trail could cruise to approval this year
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida bicyclists this year may achieve their dream: a safe, nature-lined bicycle trail connecting the state's coastlines. State policymakers are lining up behind a $50 million plan to tie together biking trails throughout Central...