Florida boaters missing after anchor mishap on lake, sheriff says

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Two boaters in Florida are missing in a possible double drowning after a mishap with the vessel’s anchor while sailing on the choppy waters of a lake over the weekend, authorities said. Jeffrey Marrero, 34, and Orlando Ortiz, 32, remain missing after jumping into the water of Lake Eloise near the Legoland theme park in … Read more

Central Florida professor fired for disputing systemic racism and White privilege fights back, files lawsuit

Charles Negy, a University of Central Florida (UCF) professor at the center of a years-long saga, is fighting back after he was fired for speaking out against the notion of systemic racism and White privilege.  Negy was eventually given his job back when an arbitrator ruled he did nothing wrong, and he filed a lawsuit … Read more

Florida Atlantic’s clutch second-half buckets downs Fairleigh Dickinson to advance to Sweet 16

Fox News Flash top sports headlines for March 19

Two teams entered the court in Columbus on Sunday night looking for their school’s first Sweet 16 appearance in history.  The No. 9 seed Florida Atlantic Owls are going to head to New York for that, as they defeated No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson, 78-70, to stop their Cinderella journey in the NCAA Tournament.  The FDU … Read more

Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen ‘focusing on healing’ after attack at Florida hotel

Rick Allen, the legendary drummer from Def Leppard, broke his silence nearly one week after being attacked outside the Four Seasons Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The 59-year-old musician expressed gratitude for the “overwhelming support” following the unprovoked attack last week when Max Hartley, 19, allegedly knocked him over near the valet stand while Allen … Read more

Florida on way to banning elementary school discussions on STDs, menstrual cycles

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A bill making its way through Florida’s legislature would ban elementary school discussions on sexually transmitted diseases and sexual education topics such as menstrual cycles. The legislation, sponsored by Republican state Rep. Stan McClain, passed the House Education Quality Subcommittee on Wednesday by a 13-5 vote.  McClain has said the bill will make sex ed … Read more

Florida deputy shot 3 times during ambush walks out of hospital

The Florida deputy shot three times by a suspect who “waited” before opening fire on officers last week has been released from the hospital. Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Matthew Aitken, 40, was shot in the neck, hand and leg while responding to a vehicle burglary report on March 12, FOX 13 Tampa Bay reports.  … Read more

In wake of Florida law, additional states seek to restrict certain LGBTQ discussions in schools

Washington CNN  —  Bills similar to Florida’s controversial legislation that bans certain instruction about sexual orientation and gender identity in schools are being considered in at least 15 states, data compiled by the American Civil Liberties Union and reviewed by CNN shows. Some of the bills go further than the Florida law, dubbed by its … Read more

A Florida man was bitten by an alligator that greeted him at his door

CNN  —  A Florida man was bitten on the leg by an unexpected visitor: An alligator waiting right outside his door. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission told CNN in an email email that they received a call about the bite on Saturday, March 4th. The 56-year old man received a bite injury to … Read more

Sargassum seaweed blob heading to Florida explained

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  A giant blob of seaweed twice the width of the continental United States is headed for the shores of Florida and other coastlines throughout the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to dump smelly and … Read more

Florida undercover operation leads to arrest of 12 men in connection with alleged sexual activity with minors

Fox News Flash top headlines for March 17

Authorities in Florida have arrested 12 suspects who attempted to engage in sexual activity with minors as part of an undercover operation targeting predators. The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office said “Operation Lucky Strike,” a tactical undercover Internet Crimes Against Children, was launched to arrest dangerous cyber predators who attempt to have sex with children.  While … Read more