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7-Foot Alligator in Garage of Her Home

Southwest Florida Woman Finds 7-Foot Alligator in Garage of Her Home

A woman in Southwest Florida got quite the site when she opened her garage – an alligator measuring in at seven feet in length. NBC affiliate WBBH-TV reports the incident took place Sunday in Fort Myers, when Torrie Heathcoat and her husband Andy heard hissing coming from that area of the home. “When my husband said ‘there’s …

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Coral Gables high school football coach found missing

Coral Gables high school football coach found missing

The Coral Gables football coach whose disappearance Tuesday after midnight left his family and friends on edge was found unharmed in Fort Pierce Friday night, Miami-Dade County Police said. Authorities have released few details about the discovery of 39-year-old Roger Pollard, saying only that Fort Pierce police found, and that he was back with his …

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Spring break crowds flock to Fort Lauderdale

Spring break crowds flock to Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach amid COVID concerns

The first weekend of spring break 2021 has brought large crowds to South Florida beaches, along with concerns about the potential for a coronavirus outbreak. Back in the 1960s and 70s, Fort Lauderdale Beach was known as the place where the boys are. On Saturday, it looked like everyone else came down as well. “Just …

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Video shows small plane landing near oncoming traffic in SW Miami-Dade

Video shows small plane landing near oncoming traffic in SW Miami-Dade

Startling cellphone video captured the moment the pilot of a small plane turned a busy Southwest Miami-Dade roadway into a runway to make a heart-stopping emergency landing. Witness Juliette Vega-Gonzalez said she was astonished to see the outlandish sight along Krome Avenue, about one and a half miles from Tamiami Executive Airport, Saturday afternoon. “When I …

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Coast Guard IDs missing pilot as 87-year-old Florida man

Coast Guard IDs missing pilot as 87-year-old Florida man

The U.S. Coast Guard continues to search for the 87-year-old pilot of a single-engine Lanclair 320 plane that went missing off the coast of Boca Raton. On Sunday, officials identified the pilot at Brendan Spratt. His family provided the Coast Guard with photos which the agency posted on Twitter. The Federal Aviation Administration says the …

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Florida restricting sales of pythons and lizards amid fears of invasive species

Florida restricting sales of pythons and lizards amid fears of invasive species

Florida is restricting the possession and private breeding of certain exotic animals, including Burmese pythons, green iguanas and tegu lizards, citing concerns about invasive species overrunning the state. The move comes in the face of fervent opposition from reptile enthusiasts and dealers. “The environment trumps the livelihood on this one, unfortunately,” said Rodney Barreto, chairman …

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A 10-mile long park is set to spring up in Miami, in an unlikely place

A 10-mile long park is set to spring up in Miami, in an unlikely place

“The Underline” is a park that is starting to spring up, on the underside of the Miami Metrorail. When completed, it will stretch from Downtown Miami to South Miami. It will fill in the open spaces underneath the Metrorail, giving residents and visitors a chance to spread out a bit and enjoy the scenery, as …

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Slots Filled at Publix Locations Offering Vaccines

Slots Filled at Publix Locations Offering Vaccines at Miami-Dade, Browar

Publix will begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine at 136 pharmacies in Miami-Dade and Broward counties beginning March 1. People 65 and over are eligible for a vaccine and could schedule an appointment starting at 7 a.m. Friday, through the online reservation system at publix.com/covid-vaccine/florida. Shortly after opening Friday, all open slots were filled. The supermarket company …

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Teacher loses her job after school reports nude photos

Teacher loses her job after school reports nude photos were shared with students

An English teacher who worked at the Hebrew Academy, a Jewish private school, lost her job after her nude videos and photos allegedly surfaced in Miami Beach and Israel. Officer Ernesto Rodriguez said on Thursday that detectives from the Miami Beach Police Department’s special victims unit are investigating Alexandra Leah Handwerger, also known as Alex …

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