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Fries With That? Man Accused of Tossing Gator at Drive-Thru24-year-old Joshua James threw a 3.5-foot alligator through a fast-food restaurant's drive-thru window in October.
Donor Gives Pittsburgh Aviary 3-Month-Old, Two-Toed SlothPittsburgh's indoor zoo dedicated to birds has welcomed its newest member — a two-toed sloth.
Florida Court to Hear Case Challenging Abortion LawFlorida's First District Court of Appeal is set to hear a case challenging a state law requiring a woman seeking an abortion to wait at least 24 hours after visiting a clinic to get care.
Florida Readies For a Fight With Zika VirusIn 2014, chikungunya, a virus spread by the same species of mosquito as Zika, infected a million people in the Caribbean. While 452 travel-related cases were documented in Florida that year, just 11 people contracted the virus in the state. Last year, no locally acquired cases of chikungunya were reported, though 73 people picked up the virus while traveling.
Florida, Vulnerable to Zika Virus, Gets Ready For FightFlorida Gov. Rick Scott says the state has three new cases of Zika and he's adding a fifth county to his health emergency declaration. Scott said Thursday at a news conference in Tampa that the 12 cases in Florida are all from people who became infected with the mosquito-borne virus when they traveled to other countries.
Federal Agents Report Finding 8 Pipe Bombs In Man's HomeThe Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reports in a news release that ATF agents, along with FBI bomb technicians and Tampa police, executed a search warrant Monday at the home of 24-year-old Michael Ramos. Tampa police had passed along a tip about the explosives to ATF.
Troopers: Woman Fatally Struck While Helping MotorcyclistThe Florida Highway Patrol says a good Samaritan was struck and killed by a passing vehicle while assisting a motorcyclist who had just lost control of his bike.
Sheriff: Florida Deputy Fatally Shoots Knife-Wielding ManA sheriff's deputy fatally shot a knife-wielding man who refused orders to drop his weapon during a fight in a southwest Florida parking lot.
2 Dead, 1 Injured in Shooting at South Florida CondoTwo people are dead and one injured following a shooting in a condominium complex lobby in Homestead.
Cross-Examination Expected of Man Shot, Paralyzed by DeputyA young black man left paralyzed when shot by a sheriff's deputy is expected to be cross-examined in the federal trial over his lawsuit.
Cattle Drive Draws Focus To Florida's Cowboy HistoryDespite their efforts to re-create the life of Florida cowboys from the 19th century by wearing bonnets, suspenders and cowboy hats, and sleeping in sod fields at night, the more than 400 participants who took part in the once-in-a-decade cattle drive through the heart of Florida this week couldn't help but allow for little bits of the 21st century to seep in.
Man, Woman from New York Die in Crash on I-95 in FloridaThe Florida Highway Patrol says two people from Brooklyn, New York, died in a crash on Interstate 95.

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