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# florida - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Student finds 11-foot snake in his car engine
# Slither-In
# Slither-In

Student finds 11-foot snake in his car engine

Feb 19th 2017, 8:00 AM 16,195 Views 11 Comments

Nope. Nope. Nope.

# florida - Friday 13 January, 2017

Woman found safe 18 years after she was abducted as a baby in Florida
# Twitter Tip Off
# Twitter Tip Off

Woman found safe 18 years after she was abducted as a baby in Florida

Jan 13th 2017, 8:20 PM 38,176 Views 24 Comments

Her biological family are said to be “elated”.

# florida - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Florida shooting: Public defender appointed as accused says he has just $10 in bank
# Fort Lauderdale
# Fort Lauderdale

Florida shooting: Public defender appointed as accused says he has just $10 in bank

Jan 10th 2017, 8:49 AM 9,890 Views 0 Comments

Esteban Santiago is being held over the fatal shooting of five people inside Fort Lauderdale’s airport.

# florida - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Florida shooting: Gunman was Iraq war veteran known to FBI
# Fort Lauderdale
# Fort Lauderdale

Florida shooting: Gunman was Iraq war veteran known to FBI

Jan 7th 2017, 9:29 AM 21,980 Views 91 Comments

President-elect Trump said his “thoughts and prayers” were with the victims.

# florida - Friday 6 January, 2017

Five people dead after gunman opens fire at Fort Lauderdale Airport
# Florida
# Florida

Five people dead after gunman opens fire at Fort Lauderdale Airport

Jan 6th 2017, 6:18 PM 47,079 Views 122 Comments

The shooter had served in the US military, but been discharged for unsatisfactory performance.

# florida - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Orlando's soccer club dedicates part of stadium to Pulse nightclub victims
# The 49
# The 49

Orlando's soccer club dedicates part of stadium to Pulse nightclub victims

Jan 5th 2017, 9:22 AM 16,532 Views 54 Comments

On 12 June, 2016, a gunman opened fire inside the nightclub, killing 49 people and wounding 53 in America’s deadliest mass shooting.

# florida - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Hostages rescued after standoff with gunman in Florida
# Bank Robbery
# Bank Robbery

Hostages rescued after standoff with gunman in Florida

Dec 1st 2016, 5:53 PM 11,339 Views 6 Comments

A SWAT team stormed the building after the gunman was distracted by two people making a run for it.

# florida - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Amy Schumer rips Trump as 'orange, sexual-assaulting monster' and 200 fans walk out
# Going Political
# Going Political

Amy Schumer rips Trump as 'orange, sexual-assaulting monster' and 200 fans walk out

Oct 18th 2016, 9:28 AM 49,847 Views 137 Comments

The comedian professed her support for Hillary Clinton.

# florida - Friday 7 October, 2016

Ireland to provide humanitarian aid after storm kills 300 in Haiti
# Hurricane Matthew
# Hurricane Matthew

Ireland to provide humanitarian aid after storm kills 300 in Haiti

Oct 7th 2016, 2:40 PM 18,351 Views 46 Comments

The US is now bracing itself for Hurricane Matthew, with states of emergencies declared in a number of places.

# florida - Sunday 18 September, 2016

Man who shot at George Zimmerman faces 20 years in jail
# Florida
# Florida

Man who shot at George Zimmerman faces 20 years in jail

Sep 18th 2016, 10:42 AM 17,542 Views 21 Comments

Matthew Apperson testified that he acted in self defence.

# florida - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Australian kitesurfer savaged to death in shark attack
# South Pacific
# South Pacific

Australian kitesurfer savaged to death in shark attack

Sep 6th 2016, 2:09 PM 38,734 Views 37 Comments

There were 98 shark attacks globally last year – the highest number ever recorded.

# florida - Friday 2 September, 2016

"This is life-threatening" - State of emergency declared in Florida as first hurricane in a decade hits
# Hurricane Hermine
# Hurricane Hermine

"This is life-threatening" - State of emergency declared in Florida as first hurricane in a decade hits

Sep 2nd 2016, 8:05 AM 30,069 Views 18 Comments

Hermine is the fourth Atlantic hurricane of 2016.

# florida - Thursday 1 September, 2016

SpaceX rocket explodes on launch pad
# Spaced Out
# Spaced Out

SpaceX rocket explodes on launch pad

Sep 1st 2016, 3:10 PM 19,753 Views 41 Comments

There were no injuries.

# florida - Sunday 28 August, 2016

US flight makes emergency landing after engine breaks apart
# Southwest Airlines
# Southwest Airlines

US flight makes emergency landing after engine breaks apart

Aug 28th 2016, 2:51 PM 40,039 Views 24 Comments

The plane was taken out of service after landing safely in Florida.

# florida - Friday 19 August, 2016

Zika: Five new cases in tourist hotspot Miami Beach
# Florida
# Florida

Zika: Five new cases in tourist hotspot Miami Beach

Aug 19th 2016, 9:04 PM 10,147 Views 7 Comments

Florida’s Health Department said five individuals had been infected by local Zika transmission in a section of Miami Beach, less than 100 miles south of the home of golfer Rory McIlroy.

# florida - Friday 12 August, 2016

Six-year-old Florida boy beats baby sister to death after mother leaves them alone in car
# Florida
# Florida

Six-year-old Florida boy beats baby sister to death after mother leaves them alone in car

Aug 12th 2016, 10:42 PM 52,774 Views 66 Comments

The children’s mother has been arrested.

# florida - Thursday 11 August, 2016

Hillary accuses Trump of "crossing the line", so Trump accuses Obama of "founding Isis"
# It's Escalating
# It's Escalating

Hillary accuses Trump of "crossing the line", so Trump accuses Obama of "founding Isis"

Aug 11th 2016, 7:22 AM 27,772 Views 162 Comments

The belligerent Republican presidential nominee shows no signs of toning down his rhetoric after a difficult week.

# florida - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Librarian in her 70s shot dead in police seminar on how to use a gun
# Florida
# Florida

Librarian in her 70s shot dead in police seminar on how to use a gun

Aug 10th 2016, 3:51 PM 22,652 Views 88 Comments

Mary Knowlton was participating in a role-playing exercise when an officer mistakenly shot her.

# florida - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

'Plastered' tourist fatally injures Pinko the famous dancing flamingo
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

'Plastered' tourist fatally injures Pinko the famous dancing flamingo

Aug 3rd 2016, 10:56 PM 39,412 Views 48 Comments

According to a police report, a 45-year-old father of two was visiting Busch Gardens theme park in Florida with his family when he reached into a pen, picked up the flamingo and threw her down.

# florida - Monday 1 August, 2016

Pregnant women warned to stay away from this Miami neighbourhood as Zika spreads
# Wynwood
# Wynwood

Pregnant women warned to stay away from this Miami neighbourhood as Zika spreads

Aug 1st 2016, 7:37 PM 14,809 Views 8 Comments

The virus is being spread by mosquitoes there. Pregnant women living there are told to abstain or use barrier protection during sex.

# florida - Friday 29 July, 2016

First American-born cases of Zika confirmed in Florida
# Miami
# Miami

First American-born cases of Zika confirmed in Florida

Jul 29th 2016, 3:27 PM 12,781 Views 18 Comments

Other cases have been linked to travel.

# florida - Monday 25 July, 2016

'An idiot with a firearm': Security guard recalls Florida nightclub shooting
# Club Blu
# Club Blu

'An idiot with a firearm': Security guard recalls Florida nightclub shooting

Jul 25th 2016, 10:05 PM 20,296 Views 55 Comments

Two people died in the attack and several more were injured.

Two dead, at least 17 wounded in Florida nightclub shooting
# Shooting
# Shooting

Two dead, at least 17 wounded in Florida nightclub shooting

Jul 25th 2016, 9:39 AM 119,560 Views 144 Comments

The incident is happened at 1am local time at Club Blu nightclub.

# florida - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

This security tool could help stop the problem of ransomware in its tracks
# Early Detection
# Early Detection

This security tool could help stop the problem of ransomware in its tracks

Jul 12th 2016, 5:10 PM 11,115 Views 9 Comments

Scientists at the University of Florida developed software that can stop ransomware before it does any serious damage.

# florida - Saturday 9 July, 2016

Too dangerous to call? Some US cities explore 911 texting
# Emergency
# Emergency

Too dangerous to call? Some US cities explore 911 texting

Jul 9th 2016, 8:30 AM 14,396 Views 18 Comments

Emergency officials have stressed, however. that a voice call is preferred because dispatchers can elicit details more quickly.

# florida - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

Father accidentally shoots and kills 14-year-old son in Florida gun range
# Guns
# Guns

Father accidentally shoots and kills 14-year-old son in Florida gun range

Jul 5th 2016, 7:59 AM 28,827 Views 98 Comments

“The gun didn’t kill my boy, I did,” the man said.

# florida - Friday 1 July, 2016

Man killed while self-driving car was on autopilot
# Florida
# Florida

Man killed while self-driving car was on autopilot

Jul 1st 2016, 8:14 AM 21,277 Views 42 Comments

It is the first known death caused by a self-driving car.

# florida - Thursday 16 June, 2016

US Democrats end 14-hour filibuster demanding stronger gun laws
# Senate
# Senate

US Democrats end 14-hour filibuster demanding stronger gun laws

Jun 16th 2016, 9:01 AM 15,813 Views 39 Comments

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy spoke about the Newtown school massacre, which saw the loss of 26 people, mostly children, in 2012.

# florida - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

The body of the 2-year-old boy dragged underwater by an alligator has been found
# Disney Resort
# Disney Resort

The body of the 2-year-old boy dragged underwater by an alligator has been found

Jun 15th 2016, 10:12 PM 109,846 Views 83 Comments

The family were on holiday when the incident happened.

# florida - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

‘I’m next, I’m dead’: Survivors of the Orlando nightclub massacre speak out
# Omar Mateen
# Omar Mateen

‘I’m next, I’m dead’: Survivors of the Orlando nightclub massacre speak out

Jun 14th 2016, 8:59 PM 23,030 Views 61 Comments

50 people were killed in gun attack by Omar Mateen at Florida gay nightclub Pulse.

Flags flown at half mast to remember Orlando shooting victims
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Flags flown at half mast to remember Orlando shooting victims

Jun 14th 2016, 9:15 AM 11,982 Views 117 Comments

The Taoiseach confirmed the Irish flag will be flown at half mast at Government Buildings and Leinster House as a mark of respect.

Trump says Obama might 'get the Orlando shooting better than anybody knows'
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Trump says Obama might 'get the Orlando shooting better than anybody knows'

Jun 14th 2016, 8:07 AM 30,220 Views 75 Comments

The US President has said the massacre appears to be “homegrown extremism”.

Orlando gunman 'was regular at Pulse' clubgoers say
# Omar Mateen
# Omar Mateen

Orlando gunman 'was regular at Pulse' clubgoers say

Jun 14th 2016, 7:48 AM 35,911 Views 68 Comments

Clubgoers told a local paper the 29-year-old would drink heavily and get “loud and belligerent” in the gay club.

# florida - Monday 13 June, 2016

'Call the police mommy, I'm gonna die': Mother shares texts sent from son at Florida nightclub
# Mass Shooting
# Mass Shooting

'Call the police mommy, I'm gonna die': Mother shares texts sent from son at Florida nightclub

Jun 13th 2016, 10:52 AM 50,930 Views 59 Comments

Tributes have been paid to the 50 victims.

# florida - Sunday 12 June, 2016

Inside "Pervert Park": The Florida home for sex offenders
# Sex Crimes
# Sex Crimes

Inside "Pervert Park": The Florida home for sex offenders

Jun 12th 2016, 10:30 AM 41,382 Views 33 Comments

A documentary tells the residents’ stories.

# florida - Saturday 11 June, 2016

American singer who starred in The Voice shot dead after concert
# Florida
# Florida

American singer who starred in The Voice shot dead after concert

Jun 11th 2016, 11:17 AM 51,838 Views 36 Comments

Christina Grimmie, 22, was signing autographs when a gunman shot her and then himself.

# florida - Friday 20 May, 2016

Crocodiles known to prey on humans discovered in Florida - 6,000 miles from usual habitat
# 6000 Miles From Home
# 6000 Miles From Home

Crocodiles known to prey on humans discovered in Florida - 6,000 miles from usual habitat

May 20th 2016, 10:11 PM 37,283 Views 46 Comments

The animals can grow up to 6 metres long and have been known to eat humans.

# florida - Thursday 19 May, 2016

George Zimmerman auctions gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin
# Third Attempt
# Third Attempt

George Zimmerman auctions gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin

May 19th 2016, 10:12 AM 18,421 Views 134 Comments

Protests erupted in the US over the shooting of the unarmed black teenager in 2012.

# florida - Monday 16 May, 2016

Woman goes to hospital with shark attached to her arm after being bitten at Florida beach
# Jaws
# Jaws

Woman goes to hospital with shark attached to her arm after being bitten at Florida beach

May 16th 2016, 2:55 PM 43,081 Views 34 Comments

Witnesses said people were bothering the shark.

# florida - Thursday 12 May, 2016

Website stops George Zimmerman selling the gun he killed Trayvon Martin with
# Trayvon Martin
# Trayvon Martin

Website stops George Zimmerman selling the gun he killed Trayvon Martin with

May 12th 2016, 9:10 PM 22,163 Views 36 Comments

The website has not said why.