Saturday, November 17, 2018
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Cocoa High student catches massive gator (w/ video)

A local high school student made quite the catch Monday: a 12 and a half foot long gator.

Josh Padrick, a local football player, was hunting for his family business when he saw the alligator.

"We initially saw the gators head and we were able to realize this was going to be a big alligator," he said. "We were really excited."

The alligator was not a record-setting catch, however. The record is over 14 feet, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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He raped a high school student as she died. His sentence: Three years in prison.

He raped a high school student as she died. His sentence: Three years in prison.

A 20-year-old man charged with raping a high school student as she died from a drug overdose was sentenced this week to less than three years in prison. The case out of Washington state has attracted national attention. Both the dead girl’s mo...
Updated: 3 hours ago
A woman has died on a Princess cruise out of Florida. A report says she went overboard after a fight.

A woman has died on a Princess cruise out of Florida. A report says she went overboard after a fight.

A puzzled passenger who was apparently aboard The Royal Princess wrote a cryptic post Tuesday on cruise community website Cruise Critic.com.The 19-deck ship had departed Nov. 9 from Port Everglades on a seven-day Southern Caribbean cruise and is set ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
His ex accused him of an attack that could have meant life in prison. A selfie saved him.

His ex accused him of an attack that could have meant life in prison. A selfie saved him.

His ex-girlfriend told police that he'd broken into her home and assaulted her - using a box-cutter to carve an "X" just below her neck. He says he didn't do it.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Plant City police: Fleeing driver kills man as he walks to work

Plant City police: Fleeing driver kills man as he walks to work

The driver is in custody, but the fugitive who sparked Friday’s deadly incident is still being sought.
Published: 11/16/18
Activist threw a fisherman’s catch back into the lake. Now, he has to pay.

Activist threw a fisherman’s catch back into the lake. Now, he has to pay.

A man who threw a fisherman’s tilapia back into Crescent Lake will pay a $500 fine and court costs after a judge found him guilty of depriving dinner.
Published: 11/16/18
Two SUVs collide in Pasco intersection, injuring eight people

Two SUVs collide in Pasco intersection, injuring eight people

They were all riding in the vehicles that crashed at State Road 52 and Hays Road.
Published: 11/15/18
Updated: 11/16/18
Controversial ZooTampa vet called himself

Controversial ZooTampa vet called himself "rogue" in book

The book was self-published seven months before federal officials said they had "credible reports" he mistreated manatees and may have killed two by accident.
Published: 11/15/18
Updated: 11/16/18
A man shouted 'Heil Hitler' and 'Heil Trump' during 'Fiddler on the Roof' - and people ran

A man shouted 'Heil Hitler' and 'Heil Trump' during 'Fiddler on the Roof' - and people ran

Several minutes into intermission during a musical about Jewish traditions, a man stood up, raised him arm in a Nazi salute and started to shout.Members of the audience said the man called out "Heil Hitler!" and "Heil Trump!" at t...
Published: 11/15/18
Batkid won hearts. Now he's got something much better: He's cancer free.

Batkid won hearts. Now he's got something much better: He's cancer free.

When he was 5 years old and battling leukemia, the boy known as Batkid captivated the country as he dramatically "saved" Gotham from the bad guys in 2013. He just clinched another, much bigger, victory: He passed his 5-year mark being cance...
Published: 11/15/18
Police release name of man accused of leading officers on car chase that ended in crash

Police release name of man accused of leading officers on car chase that ended in crash

Reginald Mosley, 31, is charged with fleeing from police and attempted carjacking, among other crimes. A passenger in the car he was driving is still at large.
Published: 11/15/18