Mar 23, 2015

Florida man who faked death abroad in 2013 arrested in North Carolina

A Jacksonville businessman reported dead two years ago in Venezuela was arrested in North Carolina on alleged fraud charges Saturday after his life insurance companies filed a lawsuit alleging he was alive and they shouldn’t be making payments. Details of the charges against 62-year-old ...

Mar 13, 2015

Fake U.S. tax agents target more than 366,000 in huge scam

Fake U.S. tax agents have targeted more than 366,000 Americans with harassing phone calls demanding payments and threatening jail as part of a huge nationwide tax scam that has cost taxpayers $15.5 million and partly involved call centers in India. More than 3,000 people ...

U.S. helicopter found; 'high-impact' crash killed 11

Mar 13, 2015

U.S. helicopter found; 'high-impact' crash killed 11

Divers found the Black Hawk helicopter that crashed amid dense fog during a Florida training mission, killing 11 Marines and soldiers, but continuing bad weather Thursday prevented the recovery of the flight recorder from the wreckage. The military’s response officially changed from search-and-rescue to ...

Feb 11, 2015

Serial flight stowaway jailed in Florida, nabbed at beach resort

A woman notorious for sneaking onto commercial flights has been jailed in North Florida, where she was caught checking into a beach resort under a false name, authorities said on Tuesday. Marilyn Hartman managed to board a flight from Minnesota to Jacksonville, Florida, on ...

Jan 24, 2015

Car found in Florida canal tied to 1978 missing persons case

A badly decayed car found in a south Florida canal may be the key to unlocking the fate of two teenagers who mysteriously disappeared nearly four decades ago, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. The car was discovered by a utility worker on ...

U.S. teens on alleged crime spree captured in Florida

Jan 19, 2015

U.S. teens on alleged crime spree captured in Florida

Two teenage sweethearts suspected in a crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks across the U.S. South have been taken into custody in Florida, Kentucky authorities said Sunday. Grayson County Sheriff officials said in a statement that 18-year-old Dalton Hayes and his 13-year-old ...

Jan 16, 2015

Osaka pilot dies in plane crash off Florida

A Japanese pilot trying to accrue flight hours was killed when she crashed off Florida’s east coast on Tuesday night, authorities announced Thursday. Mihoko Tabata, 38, was flying alone in a single-engine Cessna off New Smyrna Beach in thick fog when she told air ...

Jan 15, 2015

U.S. auctioneer fined $1.5 million for selling rhino horns

A Florida auction house owner pleaded guilty to selling illegal rhinoceros horns and elephant ivory and will pay a $1.5 million fine as well as face possible jail time, U.S. authorities said Wednesday. Christopher Hayes, the president and owner of the auction house Elite ...