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Giant Snails Eating Through Miami Homes

Giant Snails Eating Through Miami Homes

More than 100,000 Giant African Land Snails have been caught in and around Miami, but not before some have they gnawed their way into residents' homes. continue reading »

George Zimmerman’s Mother Rips Media, Says Arrest was ‘Solely to Placate the Masses’

George Zimmerman’s Mother Rips Media, Says Arrest was ‘Solely to Placate the Masses’

The mother of George Zimmerman, the man being charged with the shooting death of Florida teen, Trayvon Martin, has written a letter to the public on the anniversary of her son’s arrest. In the letter, Gladys Zimmerman slams the media and says that Zimmerman’s arrest was “solely to placate the masses.” continue reading »

Dad Accused of Kidnapping Sons Apparently in Cuba Where There’s No Extradition

Dad Accused of Kidnapping Sons Apparently in Cuba Where There’s No Extradition

The two boys snatched last week by their parents from the Florida home of their grandmother - who had custody of the kids - may be in Cuba with their mother and father. continue reading »

Luxury Homes Fuel Miami’s Latest Real Estate Boom

Luxury Homes Fuel Miami’s Latest Real Estate Boom

Miami is entering a new real estate "boom," fed mainly by the investments of Latin Americans which have transformed the face of the city and, with its luxury homes, become one of its greatest draws. continue reading »

Parents of Slain Teen Trayvon Martin Settle Wrongful Death with FL Homeowners Association

Parents of Slain Teen Trayvon Martin Settle Wrongful Death with FL Homeowners Association

Parents of slain African-American teen, Trayvon Martin, have settled a wrongful death suit for a reported $1 million with the home association where the 17-year-old was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in February, 2012. continue reading »

St. Augustine, Florida Pays Tribute to Ponce de Leon

St. Augustine, Florida Pays Tribute to Ponce de Leon

St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest city in the United States, pays tribute Saturday to Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon (1460-1521), who discovered Florida in 1513. continue reading »

Spaniard Finishes Ponce de Leon’s Route Via Jet Ski

Spaniard Finishes Ponce de Leon’s Route Via Jet Ski

Spanish adventurer Alvaro de Marichalar arrived on Wednesday in St. Augustine, Florida, after a 14-day solo journey on board his jet ski retracing the route explorer Juan Ponce de Leon took when he set sail and discovered Florida 500 years ago. continue reading »

Coworkers Win Lottery, All but One Chipped into Pool

Coworkers Win Lottery, All but One Chipped into Pool

While we all dream of winning the lottery, many of us accept we never actually will. Still, some continue to play in the hope that their dreams come true. For one Florida office, that dream became a reality. continue reading »

500-Yrs Ago Spain’s Ponce de Leon Arrived in FL Looking for Fountain of Youth

500-Yrs Ago Spain’s Ponce de Leon Arrived in FL Looking for Fountain of Youth

It is believed that around April 2 or 3 of the year 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon landed on the east coast of Florida to claim the land for Spain and named it after the Easter feast of those days known as Pascua Florida. continue reading »

Florida Celebrates 500 Years and Spanish Explorer Ponce de Leon

Florida Celebrates 500 Years and Spanish Explorer Ponce de Leon

Florida this weekend is commemorating the 1513 arrival of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon on its shores, a landing and expedition that marked the beginning of the Spanish presence on mainland North America and, in effect, put the continent on the map. continue reading »

Spanish Adventurer Returns to Jet Ski Voyage After Minor Setback in The Bahamas

Spanish Adventurer Returns to Jet Ski Voyage After Minor Setback in The Bahamas

Spanish adventurer Alvaro de Marichalar is back on his jet ski attempting to emulate the voyage on which Juan Ponce de Leon discovered Florida 500 years ago, after briefly running aground on an island east of the Bahamas. continue reading »

Spain’s Ferrer Beats Haas, Advances to 1st Miami Final

Spain’s Ferrer Beats Haas, Advances to 1st Miami Final

Spain's David Ferrer rallied from a set down to overcome fellow ATP Tour veteran Tommy Haas 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Friday afternoon and book a spot in the final of the Sony Open in Miami. continue reading »

Obama’s Plans to Rebuild America Begin With Job Creation in Miami

Obama’s Plans to Rebuild America Begin With Job Creation in Miami

President Barack Obama announced here Friday a public-private program of infrastructure to "rebuild" the United States and create jobs. continue reading »

Florida Evacuates Families After Detecting Possible Sinkhole

Florida Evacuates Families After Detecting Possible Sinkhole

Officials in Florida evacuated several homes located four kilometers (about 2.5 miles) from the spot where a sinkhole swallowed and killed a man on the state's west coast a month ago and another sinkhole was detected nearby in early March. continue reading »

Fisherman Discovers Two-Headed Bull Shark Fetus in Florida

Fisherman Discovers Two-Headed Bull Shark Fetus in Florida

A fisherman in the Florida Keys discovered a live bull shark fetus with two heads, something that scientists had never seen before in that species. continue reading »