Update: Girls Use Pillows as Decoys to Flee Florida Foster FacilityFour girls placed pillows under their sheets to make it appear they were sleeping before apparently climbing out a window and scaling a 6-foot fence to flee a facility for foster children near Tampa, officials said Friday.
After Several Tries Florida Finally gets New Insurance ChiefAfter a contentious and bumpy process that saw Florida's top Republican officials deadlock several times, the state has a new insurance commissioner just weeks before the start of hurricane season.
4 Young Girls Run Away from Florida Foster HomeAuthorities were searching Friday for four foster children who were discovered missing from their beds during head count at a private foster care home near Tampa.
FSU Project's Graffiti Sparks Fears Zodiac Killer is BackA Florida State University class project about drug cartels and serial killers took a turn when students scrawled a message on a sidewalk associated with the infamous Zodiac Killer.
Cute Alert: Florida Manatee Gives Birth to TwinsScientists say a manatee that swims in waters near Sarasota has given birth to rare twins.
Car Hits Chopper that Lands on Highway to Aid Crash VictimPolice say a medical helicopter was hit by a car and disabled as it prepared to transport an injured pedestrian, and the car's driver now faces drunken driving charges.
Florida Teen's Science Project Catches Obama's EyeA 14-year-old Florida girl's science project caught the eye of President Obama during the White House Science Fair.
Deputies: Florida Man Hangs Mom's Dog During ArgumentA Florida man was arrested after deputies say he hanged his mother's dog from a tree and threatened to commit suicide during an eight-hour standoff.
First Spanish Capital of Florida Established 450 Years AgoMore than four centuries ago the first capital of colonial Spanish Florida was established, not in Florida, but in what is now South Carolina. This month marks the 450th anniversary of the founding of Santa Elena, established on what is now Parris Island.
Meowing Traced to Kitten Found Stuck Inside Home's WallFirefighters have rescued a kitten that was trapped inside the wall of a South Florida home, bringing an end to a family's confusion about where a certain meowing sound was coming from.
Florida Teacher Suspended after Quizzing Students on GenderA Tampa, Florida, middle school teacher has been suspended after parents complained that she polled students on personal information including their sexual orientation, gender identity and religion.
Street Drug Flakka Ravaged South Florida, Then DisappearedA year after it ravaged South Florida, flakka — the synthetic street drug known for causing psychotic outbursts — is virtually gone. The deaths. The hallucinating users. The arrests. All of it.

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