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While the Masters is rain-delayed, enjoy a humongous alligator walking across a Florida golf course

[USA TODAY] We were all so excited for the 2020 Masters to tee off early on Thursday after we’ve waited months for the delayed major to be played. Michael Madrid-USA TODAYWell, now we’ve got to wait longer. There’s a lot of rain coming down in Augusta. So you’re probably looking for something to help you pass the […]

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Boat in Florida goes out of control after passengers fell overboard, deputies say

(CNN) A photo shoot on a boat didn’t go as planned Friday when the three passengers managed to fall overboard, sending the boat out of control and unmanned. The incident took place on the St. Lucie River, according to a Facebook post from the Martin County Sheriff’s Office. The three men who fell off the 24-foot boat […]

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US tops 5 million Covid-19 cases, with five states making up more than 40% of tally

[CNN] The US topped 5 million cases of coronavirus early Sunday — and as experts have highlighted before, the true number of infections could be many times higher. The number means the country holds about a quarter of global cases of the virus and also tops the list with the most reported deaths in the world. Of the country’s 5,022,187 estimated cases, […]

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Florida man buys Porsche with fake check printed from home computer

[New York Post] A man in Florida reportedly purchased a brand new Porsche with a check he printed on a home computer — and then decided to splurge on some watches. Casey William Kelley, 42, cashed in the nearly $140,000 check at a local car dealership on Tuesday but was taken into custody one day […]

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Hurricane Isaias Is Moving Through Bahamas and Will Approach Florida Later Saturday; Will Track Up East Coast Next Week

[Weather Channel] At a Glance Hurricane conditions are expected over portions of the northern Bahamas Saturday.Impacts will be felt in parts of Florida later Saturday.Hurricane conditions could reach South Florida Saturday night.The forecast for this system is still uncertain.Isaias may ultimately impact a sizable swath of the East Coast as far north as New England […]

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Florida insurance agent fired after mask meltdown at Costco

[CBS NEWS] A Florida man has been fired from his job as an insurance agent after his videotaped tirade when asked to wear a face mask at a Costco Wholesale store drew a massive audience on social media. The video posted Monday on Twitter shows a man wearing flip-flops and a red T-shirt emblazoned with […]

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As Florida emerges from shutdown, Covid-19 cases surge

[CNN] The Florida Department of Health reported an additional 3,286 cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the state total to 103,503. (CNN)As Florida emerges from its coronavirus shutdown, the state is experiencing a surge of Covid-19 cases, with younger Floridians accounting for a significant number of positive tests. Medical experts and elected officials have attributed […]

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MLB, NHL teams close Florida facilities, dampening outlook for sports in COVID-19 era

[Reuters] The hope for a return of professional sports in North America took a hit on Friday as two teams from MLB and one from the NHL closed their Florida facilities after players tested positive for the new coronavirus. FILE PHOTO: A baseball ready for export is pictured at the Rawlings factory in Turrialba, Costa […]

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A Florida bridge is at ‘risk of an imminent collapse’ after a large crack appears underneath

[CNN] The Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart is “at risk of an imminent collapse,” the US Coast Guard warned. Officials have closed off the southbound lanes indefinitely. Northbound lanes have been split to accommodate southbound and northbound traffic. Commercial boating traffic has been halted. The Roosevelt Bridge was built 24 years ago and spans the St. […]

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Florida reports 3,400 kids with coronavirus; 10 stricken with severe illness

[South Florida Sun-Sentinel] With summer camps opening around the state, health officials just shared a report detailing new coronavirus infections among children. These statistics show 37,211 children have been swabbed, and 9.2% of them, or 3,407, tested positive. There have been 73,552 confirmed COVID-19 cases among all ages in Florida, ranging from 218 babies to a 108-year-old […]

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