Man accused of sending revenge porn to victim’s boss

A Florida man was arrested Sunday night after he allegedly took explicit photos of a woman and sent them to her boss as an act of revenge for no longer wanting to date him. Giuseppe Garibaldi, 30, met the woman through a dating app in November and the two

6-year-old boy dies of rabies after touching bat

ORLANDO, Fla. — A 6-year-old Florida boy has died from rabies he contracted after being scratched by an infected bat. The father of Ryker Roque told NBC that the boy died Sunday at an Orlando hospital. Father Henry Roque said he had found a sick bat, put it in a

Cuomo doesn’t want offshore drilling in New York

Gov. Cuomo on Monday asked the US Department of the Interior to exempt New York from a controversial new plan to expand offshore drilling — one week after the department issued an exemption to Florida. Cuomo said in a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke that offshore drilling “poses

Casino boat fire victim dies after going home

At least one woman was dead after a casino shuttle boat went up in flames Sunday afternoon in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida — forcing more than 50 passengers to jump overboard into the shallow water. The woman died late Sunday hours after the fire began, while 14

Casino boat catches fire with 50 passengers aboard

TAMPA, Fla. — Florida authorities say a casino venture’s shuttle boat caught fire and all 50 passengers safely made it to the nearby shore after a rescue operation in the Tampa Bay area. Port Richey Chief of Police Gerard DeCanio says all passengers and crew were able to reach

Hired killers allegedly targeted wrong woman — and killed her anyway

Midway into a Florida murder-for-hire plot, a boyfriend-girlfriend hit team realized they’d zip-tied and duct-taped the wrong woman — and then killed her anyway, officials said. Victim Janice Marie Zengotita-Torres, 42, of Kissimmee, was forced into the trunk of her own car, tortured for her ATM card and then

Dozens of Royal Caribbean passengers get stomach bug

Royal Caribbean passengers aboard The Grandeur of the Seas are feeling less than grand after a gastrointestinal outbreak that has sickened 47 passengers to date. The liner departed Baltimore on Jan. 2 with roughly 2,900 guests and staffers onboard, with stops planned in Charleston, S.C., Orlando, Fla., and the

Couple charged with animal cruelty after cat found in luggage

A Florida couple was busted smuggling their pet cat inside checked luggage at a Pennsylvania airport — and animal lovers ain’t feline fine about it, according to reports Friday. Olivia Sari and Nicholas Larrison, both 21, allegedly squeezed their cat, Slim, into a rolling suitcase filled with clothes before

Mom accused of leaving tots alone with guns, dogs

OAK HILL, Fla. — Investigators say a 3-year-old girl called 911 and even though the dispatcher couldn’t understand her, deputies were able to find her and a younger boy who had been left alone at a Florida home with an aggressive dog and a shotgun within reach. The Daytona

Bear mauls man in south Florida

A Florida man says he’s just “happy to be alive” after being mauled by a 4-foot black bear while letting his dog out for a late-night walk — the first reported attack in the area in four decades. Andrew Meunier, 41, of Naples, took his dog outside at about

Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard welcomes daughter Olivia Rose

Tyler Hubbard is a dad! The Florida Georgia Line singer, 30, and his wife Hayley welcomed their first child on Saturday, Dec. 23, his rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively. Daughter Olivia Rose Hubbard was born in Nashville at 4:56 p.m., weighing 7 lbs., 13 oz. She measured 19¼ inches long. “We’re so overwhelmed with joy and

Man gets lost at Miami airport, ends up on tarmac

A man who was reportedly spotted running around a restricted area of Miami International Airport’s runway on Monday has been detained. Miami-Dade Police received a called about a man wearing a red trench coat running across the airport’s tarmac, WSVN reported. “Police have a person found wandering on the airfield

Woman gets jail time after pets starve to death

A Florida woman will serve time behind bars after she left her pets behind to starve to death when she moved in with her boyfriend, authorities said. Ashley Alicea, 26, pleaded guilty Wednesday to cruelty to animals and unlawful abandonment or confinement of an animal for the deaths of

Teacher arrested for classroom sexual encounters with teen

A Miami charter school teacher faces charges for a two-year relationship with a student that involved sexual encounters in empty classrooms, officials said. Valeria Ashley Costadoni, 30, was arrested Monday after the teenage student told police he was in a “consensual” relationship with the Miami Arts Charter School teacher,

SpaceX launches secret satellite on first flight of year

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX has launched a secret satellite codenamed Zuma on its first flight of the new year. The unmanned Falcon rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Sunday night, carrying the satellite toward an undisclosed orbit. SpaceX ended launch commentary five minutes into the flight, due

Man calls 911 to report himself for drunk driving

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — Florida authorities are sharing the details of an unusual 911 call on New Year’s Eve, from a man who said he wanted to report himself drunk-driving. Polk County Sheriff’s officials say the dispatcher kept him talking while directing officers to the scene. When the dispatcher asked

Couple asks Supreme Court to take up $30,000 treehouse case

WASHINGTON — Lynn Tran and Richard Hazen built a Florida beachfront treehouse that would be the envy of any child. It’s got two levels, hammocks and windows looking out on the Gulf of Mexico. But the hangout has cost the couple a handsome sum: about $30,000 to construct and

Tournament canceled when fisherman goes missing on lake

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. — Search crews are looking for a fisherman who went missing during a fishing tournament on Florida’s Lake Okeechobee. News outlets report that two anglers didn’t return to a designated weigh-in area on Thursday evening following the first day of the Costa Fishing League Worldwide tournament. Around

East Coast weather – it’s so cold in Florida the iguanas are freezing and falling from trees as deadly ‘bomb cyclone’ blasts America

IT'S now so cold in Florida shocked iguanas have started falling from the trees - after a giant "bomb cyclone" walloped the US. Temperatures plunged below 40F  (4.4C) overnight as the so-called Sunshine State witnessed its first snowfall in nearly three decades. And it's not just snowflakes which have been landing

Hundreds of ‘cold stunned’ sea turtles wash up on shore

Florida’s unusually cold weather is keeping more than just tourists out the water. Hundreds of sea turtles are washing up on Gulf County shores due to “cold stunning,” an ecological phenomenon caused by cold water temperatures, according to reports. “When the water temperatures drop too much, our resident population of

Coastal South hit with most snow in nearly 3 decades

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A brutal winter storm smacked the coastal Southeast with a rare blast of snow and ice Wednesday, hitting parts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina with their heaviest snowfall in nearly three decades. Forecasters warned that the same system could soon strengthen into a “bomb cyclone”

Man dies in boating accident after hitting head on bridge

A Florida man died in a “freak accident” on a boat when he hit his head on a bridge and was knocked overboard, according to his family. Scott Keegan’s family said that he was boating with friends when the fatal incident occurred just days before Christmas, the Palm Beach

Florida capital sees first snowfall in almost three decades

The Sunshine State’s capital saw the first significant snowfall in almost three decades Wednesday, meteorologists said. “Rare sight: it’s snowing in Tallahassee FL for the 1st time in 28 years,” Weather Channel meteorologist Mike Seidel tweeted. Officials in Tallahassee closed down more than 50 miles on Interstate 10 because of

Man killed mom, daughter over girl’s ‘bad attitude’: police

A man who recently moved in with a Florida woman and her 11-year-old daughter after a stint behind bars is accused of killing them both because of the girl’s “bad attitude,” police records show.   Marlin Larice Joseph, 26, had argued Thursday with Kaladaa Crowell, 36, about the way Kyra