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Troopers: 90-year-old crashes into bank, injures 3 customers

BRADENTON (AP) — Three customers were injured when a 90-year-old driver crashed his car into a Florida bank, authorities said. The crash happened Tuesday afternoon at a Bank of America branch in Bradenton, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. The man was pulling into a spot ...

Teen on personal watercraft injured by lighting strike

TAMPA (AP) — A Florida teen was injured during a lightning strike while operating a personal watercraft near Tampa Bay, officials said. The 15-year-old boy had been riding the 11-foot (3.4-meter) watercraft Monday afternoon near Davis Island Yacht Club, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Tampa ...

Florida Highway Patrol trooper involved in shooting

DELRAY BEACH (AP) — A Florida Highway Patrol trooper has been placed on administrative leave following a shooting in Palm Beach County on Tuesday night, officials said. The agency said in a news release that the incident happened just off of Interstate 95 along Atlantic Avenue in Delray ...

Jail deputy suspended after fight with Black teen

SARASOTA  (AP) — A white Florida jail deputy has been suspended following a fight that led to a Black teen being hospitalized, officials said. Sarasota County Deputy Neil Pizzo was placed on administrative leave Friday pending an internal affairs investigation, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune ...

University of Florida vets treating big gator for leg injury

GAINESVILLE (AP) — A 38-year-old alligator named Bob is on the mend thanks to a team of veterinarians at the University of Florida. Bob was taken last week from his home at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park for an evaluation in Gainesville. His right rear leg had been hurting ...

Man tells police he ‘lost it’ and fatally shot his mother

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida man accused of killing his mother told investigators "he lost it" after arguing with her about orange juice, an air conditioner remote and the use of her car to search for a job, police said. Luis Pages, 29, is charged with one count of ...

Trump expands ban on new offshore drilling sites in Atlantic

By ZEKE MILLER Associated Press JUPITER (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to claim the mantle of environmental steward on Tuesday as he announced an expansion of a ban on offshore drilling and highlighted conservation projects in Florida. Trump spoke beside the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, ...

Man sought after pushing wife into path of truck on I-75

ST. PETERSBURG  (AP) — Authorities are searching for a Florida man accused of attacking his wife on Interstate 75 and pushing her into the path of an oncoming semi-truck. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 45-year-old James Morgan, of Summerfield, attacked his wife on Thursday morning ...

Baby found dead after interstate crash in South Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A baby was found dead Thursday night, hours after being ejected from a pickup truck that crashed on a South Florida interstate stretch known as Alligator Alley, authorities said. The crash occurred Thursday afternoon on a portion of Interstate 75 that runs ...

Sheriff: Florida baby dies after being left in hot car

PANAMA CITY  (AP) — A newborn baby died after being left inside a hot car in Florida's Panhandle, sheriff's officials said. The Bay County Sheriff's Office offered few details about the case on Thursday. Rescue crews were called to a home in Panama City late Wednesday after the baby was ...