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Florida Family Finds Sunken Treasure

It’s an exciting story that brings out the treasure hunter in all of us. One Florida family literally struck gold when a surprising discovery was made beneath the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. It was Eric Schmitt, a treasure seeker …

Treasure Hunting Family Strikes Gold in Florida

The Schmitt family, who made national news over Labor Day weekend in 2013 after salvaging 60 feet of gold chain off the coast of Fort Pierce, Florida, has struck gold again. On Memorial Day of this year, Eric Schmitt recovered …

Shark Attack Data Offers Safety Tips

George Burgess, director of the Florida Program of Shark Research and keeper of the International Shark Attack File, has combed through incident data to devise some strategies to avoid encounters with the apex predators. From his basement office at the …

Ariana Grande Says Emotional Good-Bye to Grandfather on Twitter

Ariana Grande has used her Instagram and Twitter feeds to craft what constitutes an emotional good-bye to her grandfather, who passed away on Tuesday. This morning Grande announced that her grandfather had lost his battle with cancer and thanked her …

Florida Sinkhole Leads To Evacuations

Florida sinkholes are not an uncommon occurrence lately, but one that opened up in a Tampa suburb over the weekend led to evacuations and drew onlookers from several towns. The hole collapsed a large section of earth in a neighborhood …

Dad Beats Son’s Attacker, Calls 911

A Daytona Beach, Florida father walked in on a man sexually assaulting his 11-year-old son early Friday morning, and called 911 after severely beating the assailant, rendering the suspect “nice and knocked out” for authorities to arrest. Raymond Frolander, 18, …

Tim Tebow Buys Home in Jacksonville

Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow just purchased a $1.4 million home in Glen Kernan Golf and Country Club in Jacksonville, Florida. The Heisman Trophy winner bought a five bedroom, 4.5 bathroom house located on Swilcan Bridge Lane from David and …

Serena Williams to Play Swedish Open After Wimbledon Early Exit

Serena Williams has confirmed that she will play the Swedish Open, according to tournament director Nina Wennerstrom. On Tuesday Williams exited her doubles match at Wimbledon mid-match due to a viral illness that left her shaky and feeling faint. In …

Miami Shooting: 2 Dead In Troubled Neighborhood

A Miami shooting early on Tuesday left two people dead and several others injured. The shooting took place in Liberty City, a neighborhood in Miami that is known for excessive violence and rampant crime. Neighbors were saddened, but not shocked. …

Harry Potter Wizarding World’s Diagon Alley Opening Date Still Not Set

If you’re excited to visit Universal Orlando’s latest and great upcoming Harry Potter themed attraction, Diagon Alley, you’re going to have to hold on to your wands, because it may be awhile. The date is currently not fixed, but plans …

Shark Attack Victim Speaks About Her Ordeal

A woman who had a chunk of her calf bitten off by a shark off the coast of Florida earlier this month shared her experience of the attack Friday. Amy Tatsch — a mother of six — was attacked on …

Jessica Korda Wins Airbus LPGA Classic

Jessica Korda won the Airbus LPGA Classic on Sunday in Mobile, AL. “It’s very sweet,” the 21-year-old Bradenton, FL native said. “Finally on U.S. soil and somewhat close to Florida.” The tournament took place on The Crossings course at the …

Clearwater Beach Shooting Leaves 2 Wounded

Clearwater Beach was witness to a shooting on Memorial Day, but we can be thankful that this particular incident didn’t end in any deaths. The Tampa Bay Times reports that a fight broke between two groups at the Hyatt Regency …

Tonight Show To Florida For First Road Trip

Road trip! Jimmy Fallon is taking the New York City based The Tonight Show on the road to sunny Florida. The host revealed on Tuesday, “We’re going where the sun shines, the weather’s fine, it’s always fun times and everything …

Marilyn Manson Mourning A Loss: His Mother Has Passed Away

Heavy metal musician Marilyn Manson may be best known for his dark, cutting, and brutal vocals and his dismal and dissonant instrumentals, but a few days ago some real darkness entered into his life. His mother has passed away. “Barbara …

Julie Schenecker Guilty of First-Degree Murder

A Tampa, Florida jury deliberated for less than two hours Thursday evening before finding Julie Schenecker guilty of first-degree murder for the shooting deaths of her two teenage children in 2011. Schenecker’s attorneys had been pitching an insanity defense, which …

Florida Man Facebooks Cop-Adjacent Drug Deal Photos Florida Man Facebooks Cop-Adjacent Drug Deal Photos

Florida Man, the world’s worst superhero, is staying busy, as always. A Port St. Lucie man has been arrested after–well, after doing a lot of dumb things. According to the Martin County Sheriff’s office, 21–year-old Taylor Harrison has been arrested …

Florida Gold Theft: Accused Man Apprehended In Belize

On Wednesday, the U.S. Marshalls Service reported that they have Cuban fugitive Raonel Valdez-Valhuerdis in custody at the Miami-Dade County Jail. Valhuerdis was the man suspected of stealing over a hundred pounds of gold that amounted to almost $3 million. …

Kaepernick: 911 Calls Backup 49ers QB’s Story?

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was one of three men named in an ongoing investigation tied to an incident that occurred in a Miami, Fla. hotel back in April. The other two men were 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton …

Florida Jail Explosion: 2 Dead, At Least 100 Injured

A fatal explosion is currently being investigated by the Escambia County Fire Marshal and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The incident reportedly took place at the Escambia County jail in Pensacola, Fla. at about 11:00 pm on Wednesday. The …

Mega Millions Winners in Florida Claim $207 Million

A central Florida man and woman have stepped forward to claim their half of the $414 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot on Tuesday. Raymond Moyer and Robyn Collier, both 35, claimed $207 million in winnings from the Florida Lottery, and …