Articles Tagged with florida

Two Roane State Scientists Break World Record For Living Underwater

Jessica Fain on Class Under the Sea

Two scientists from Roane State Community College have broken the world record for the longest time anyone has lived under the sea, having spent nearly ten weeks living underwater as of yesterday. Jessica Fain and Bruce Cantrell spent over two months living underwater off of Key Largo, Florida, at Jules’ Undersea Lodge, the same location… Read more »

Puerto Rico Suffers From Chikungunya Virus

Chikungunya virus outbreak in Puerto Rico was addressed by the CDC.

The past few months have been filled with epidemics; the most noticeable of them would be Ebola. Chikungunya is a virus that mostly slipped under the radar in news stories about the varied illnesses. It is a mosquito-borne virus that causes severe joint and muscle pain as well as fever, headache, nausea, and a rash…. Read more »

Bear Attack Leaves 68-Year-Old Woman In Central Florida Injured

Florida bear attack

A bear attack in Florida on Wednesday night has left a 68-year-old woman injured. According to the Orlando Sentinel, the incident happened in the town of Heathrow in Central Florida. The woman who has been attacked has been identified as Jeanne Barber. The bear attack happened as she was walking her dog near her home…. Read more »

Florida Grants Satanists Equal Representation In Capitol

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The state of Florida has agreed that satanists, those who worship the devil, deserve equal representation in the capitol. This is not the first time satanists have been in the news. According to an earlier report from the Inquisitr, Republicans call abortion supporters satanists — quite a huge accusation. Satanists, who belong to the The… Read more »

Pregnant Dolphin Shot And Killed Off Florida Coast

At least 17 dolphins have been shot over the past decade in the gulf coast.

The body of a pregnant dolphin was discovered Friday on the shores of Miramar Beach, Florida. Authorities say the wild dolphin was the victim of a deadly gunshot wound in a series of disturbing violence against dolphins. A bullet was recovered from the dolphin’s body and appears to be from a small caliber gun. The… Read more »

Gunman Dead, 3 Wounded in Florida State University Shooting [UPDATED]

Gunman opens fire at  a Florida State University campus library full of students.

[UPDATE: Gunman has been identified as an FSU alumnus and local attorney, name not yet released.] The gunman in a Florida State University school shooting was been killed by Tallahassee police and at least three students were wounded in a late night scene of violence and chaos. Just after midnight, a gunman opened fire at… Read more »

Rare White Tiger Cub Finds Her Voice

At just four weeks old, Maylea is still exploring her surroundings.

A rare white tiger cub, born less than a month ago, is beginning to find her voice, attempting to roar as she prowls her new surroundings at Dade City’s Wild Things Park in Florida. As the Daily Mail reports, the tiger cub has been named Maylea by staff at the park, which is famous for… Read more »

Charlie Crist Concedes FL Election, Loses For Third Time In Four Years

Charlie Crist defeated

Florida gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist called his opponent, incumbent Republican Rick Scott, around midnight to concede defeat in Tuesday’s election. This marks the third time Crist has lost, for three different parties, in the last four years. Crist, a career politician, was defeated by Marco Rubio in the Republican primary in 2010, then was defeated… Read more »

Disney World Fire Latest In Accidents For The Orlando Theme Park

Disney World fire the latest in accidents for the Orlando theme park.

A Disney World fire temporarily shut down the ever popular Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride this past Saturday in Florida. The Disney World fire began when the embers from the nearby Magic Kingdom fireworks display landed on one of the ride’s buildings and started the fire. The fireworks are a nightly Disney World tradition. There… Read more »

Police Report Released In The Treon Harris Rape Investigation

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The University of Florida Police Department has released their report in the rape investigation against Treon Harris. Early in October, University of Florida quarterback, Treon Harris, was named in a rape investigation by the University of Florida police after a female student came forward with details of an attack. Few details of the report were… Read more »

Tim Tebow: Gators Lack Identity, Leadership on Offense

Tebow criticizes Gators

Pressure is mounting on University of Florida head coach Will Muschamp as his Florida Gators are continuing to struggle this season. The latest criticism of Muschamp’s Gators came from former University of Florida quarterback and 2007 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow. Tebow, who is currently a college football analyst for ESPN, weighed in on the… Read more »

Man Gets So Fed Up With Politics He Steals 244 Political Signs

The stolen signs

In one of the strangest political news stories this year, a man in Florida was so sick of seeing political campaign signs in the yards of his neighbors that he decided to steal as many as he possibly could. By the time he was caught, the man had stolen 244 political signs. According to First… Read more »