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Florida panthers suffering from mysterious disorder affecting their ability to walk, officials say

An inexplicable crippling disorder appears to be affecting some Florida panthers and bobcats, puzzling wildlife officials who are working to determine what is ailing these endangered animals. 

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Florida slingshot ride cable snaps just moments before riders were to be launched in air, video shows

Two Florida thrill seekers who were excited to be launched into the air on a slingshot ride were in for a scary surprise when the ride’s cables shredded.

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Report: Beckham stadium site has unsafe arsenic levels

An environmental report poses a new problem for the proposed site of David Beckham’s Major League Soccer stadium in Miami: Tests show the soil is far more toxic than expected.

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Jeffrey Epstein arranged for sex with 18-year-old while on work release from jail: lawsuit

Jeffrey Epstein had sex with an 18-year-old woman inside the headquarters of a nonprofit while on work release from Florida jail — as plainclothed sheriff’s deputies stood guard outside — one of three new lawsuits filed Tuesday in New York against th…

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Search for firefighters who vanished while fishing intensifies, next 24 hours critical

Authorities say they are ramping up the search for two missing firefighters who set out by boat last week from the Florida coast and asked personal boat owners as far away as Savanah, Ga., to assist in the search.

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Delivery man accused of killing Florida woman, 75, by hitting her with mallet, setting her on fire

An appliance delivery man bashed an elderly woman’s head with a mallet before dousing her with a liquid chemical that spontaneously combusted and ultimately killed her, police in South Florida said Tuesday.

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Florida man arrested after allegedly performing botched castration on man

A Florida man was arrested Sunday after allegedly performing a botched castration surgery on a man he had met on a castration fetish website. 

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Escaped Georgia inmate named as suspect in Florida murder

An escaped Georgia prison inmate is now a suspect in the shooting death of a Florida man whose body was discovered Monday, investigators say.

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Air Force F-16 fighter jet from 1980 for sale in Florida

Palm Beach, Fla.-based Jet Lease has listed a 1980 F-16 A/B Fighting Falcon for sale.

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Florida girl, 11, stabbed mother’s attacker with scissors, deputies say

Florida deputies say an 11-year-old girl rescued her mother from a beating by stabbing her attacker in the back with scissors.

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Florida man attacks jogger with sword over wheelbarrow left in trash pile: police

A man in Florida was determined to go down swinging when he unsheathed a sword and attacked a jogger for taking a wheelbarrow from a pile of trash he apparently had claimed, investigators said.

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Family, colleague of missing firefighter speak out after recovered tackle box gives hope

The former colleague, wife, and brother of Florida firefighter Brian McCluney, who disappeared during a fishing trip with fellow firefighter Justin Walker on the Florida coast, detailed on Tuesday clues that give hope they can be found.

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Kinkajou barges into Florida woman’s apartment, attacks her boyfriend, officials say

A kinkajou – a tree-dwelling mammal with a prehensile tail – scurried into a Florida apartment and attacked a man who had opened the front door to leave for work, according to officials.  

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Recovered tackle box gives loved ones hope of finding missing firefighters

The sister of one of two firefighters missing since leaving the Florida coast Friday to go fishing told Fox News on Monday she has hope the two are still alive after crews pulled one of their tackle bags from the ocean.

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Florida man arrested after allegedly shoving steaks worth more than $50 down his pants

A Florida man is accused of trying to steal grocery store steaks not in a shopping cart or in a bag — but in his pants.

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Florida’s iconic palm trees threatened by invasive disease

Florida’s iconic palm trees are under attack from a fatal disease that turns them to dried crisps in months, with no chance for recovery once they become ill.

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Florida doctor falls to his death during Ibiza vacation with fiancée

A Florida doctor fell to his death last week while trying to take a picture during a vacation on the Spanish island of Ibiza, his fiancée’s mother said.

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Florida man accused of mass shooting threats after texts emerge

A man in Florida was arrested on Friday after investigators were alerted to text messages in which he allegedly detailed plans “to shoot as many people as he could in a large crowd,” according to a local sheriff’s office.

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Coast Guard searching for firefighters who vanished in fishing trip off Florida

The Coast Guard is continuing its search for two missing firefighters who went missing after they failed to return from a boating trip off Florida’s coast Friday. 

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Hammerhead shark snatches catch from Florida fisherman’s hands, video shows

A Florida fisherman recorded video of his intense tug-of-war encounter with a huge hammerhead shark determined to steal his catch last week.

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