9/11 Florida mosque arson suspect confesses

Sep 16, 2016

9/11 Florida mosque arson suspect confesses

An ex-convict who posted anti-Islamic rants online confessed to setting fire to a mosque that the Orlando nightclub shooter occasionally attended, and said he was embarrassed by the crime, according to an arrest affidavit released Thursday. St. Lucie County sheriff’s detectives wrote in the ...

'Life-threatening' Hurricane Hermine draws bead on Florida

Sep 2, 2016

'Life-threatening' Hurricane Hermine draws bead on Florida

Tropical Storm Hermine strengthened into a hurricane Thursday and steamed toward Florida’s Gulf Coast, where people put up shutters, nailed plywood across store windows and braced for the first direct hit on the state from a hurricane in over a decade. The National Hurricane ...

Florida algae bloom afflicts economy, sea life

Jul 30, 2016

Florida algae bloom afflicts economy, sea life

Every night Tim Robinson sleeps in his boat, which floats atop a blanket of foul-smelling bright green slime. For houseboat dwellers such as Robinson, the toxic algae bloom spreading through Florida’s Lake Okeechobee — the nation’s second-largest freshwater lake — is more than just ...