{FD} Miami day care closes after 2 suspected meningitis deaths

A Miami day care center closed on Tuesday after two children died of suspected meningitis.

{FD} Teen found dead in dorm after complaining of headaches, vomiting

A Florida teen who was complaining of headaches and vomiting was found dead in her dorm room by her mother and sister on Tuesday.

{FD} Teacher’s aide solicited **** photos, sex from girls, authorities say

A teacher’s aide at a middle school in Tampa, Fla., was arrested Monday on charges that he solicited...photos and requested sex from two underage students.

{FD} 3 Florida men charged in shark-dragging video

The three Florida boaters seen in a viral video cruelly dragging a shark at a “high speed” through the water —  prompting outcries of “animal lynching” from some activists —  were charged Tuesday with felony counts, authorities said.

{FD} Florida man dragged, kicked and punched deputy before he was shot by police, video shows

Surveillance footage showed Jean Pedro Pierre kicking, punching and dragging Deputy Sean Youngward before he was fatally shot.

{FD} Florida man who exchanged sexually explicit messages with 9-year-old sentenced to life in prison

A Florida man was sentenced to life in federal prison after pleading guilty to multiple child pornography and sexual abuse charges and it’s thanks to a father more than 700 miles away who decided to search his 9-year-old daughter’s smartphone.

{FD} ‘Elf on the Shelf’ undergoes emergency surgery after dog attack

A Florida family’s beloved “Elf on a Shelf” is back to his mischievous ways thanks to the work of surgeons at Orlando Health.

{FD} One dead after small plane crashes near Miami airport

The pilot of a small plane was killed after the aircraft crashed shortly after taking off from Miami Executive Airport Sunday afternoon, officials said.

{FD} Florida teacher sold marijuana to middle schoolers, authorities say

A Florida substitute teacher was arrested Friday after allegedly selling marijuana to two middle school students.

{FD} Store clerk’s ‘quiet resistance’ foiled attempted robbery

A man’s nerves of steel foiled an attempted armed robbery at a Walgreens in Florida.

{FD} Florida nanny found dead in woods reportedly tortured before her murder

A nanny in Florida whose body was found in a wooded area in September was tortured before she was ultimately killed, according to reports.

{FD} Florida mayor used dead woman’s handicap sticker to park in front of City Hall, cops say

The mayor of a small Florida city has been arrested on allegations that she used dead people’s disabled parking permits to park at City Hall.

{FD} Florida police officer killed while on duty awarded agency’s highest honor

Lt. Debra Clayton posthumously received the Purple Heart Award and Award of Valor from the Orlando Police Department.

{FD} Florida teacher inappropriately touched student, authorities say

A Florida high school teacher was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge last week, accused of inappropriately touching a 19-year-old male student.

{FD} Pulse nightclub shooter’s wife to stand trial in Orlando

The wife of Omar Mateen, the gunman who killed 49 people at an Orlando nightclub last year in the name of ISIS, will stand trial in the Florida city, a judge ordered Wednesday.

{FD} Florida professor’s anti-Trump art display showcased ahead of Pensacola rally

A Florida art professor’s anti-Trump display with T-shirts bearing such slogans as “Unapologetic Racist Enabler 2017″ and “WTF? 2016″ is on showcase at Pensacola State College ahead of the president’s visit to the Panhandle Friday.

{FD} Man blamed ‘random black guy’ after he set girlfriend’s house on fire, cops say

A Florida man searched for instructions on starting a house fire before setting his girlfriend’s home ablaze — and after he was caught he tried to blame the inferno on a “random black guy,” police said.

{FD} Python hunter kills monster 17-foot snake in Florida Everglades, sets new record

A python hunter snagged a record snake last weekend, reeling in a 17-foot behemoth in the Florida Everglades.

{FD} Parents of suspected Tampa serial killer refuse to testify against him, lawyer says

The parents of the 24-year-old man accused of killing four people over a 51-day period of terror in Tampa say they will not testify against him even if it gets them in trouble with the law.

{FD} First responder to Pulse nightclub massacre could face pension cut

A police officer who responded to last year’s Pulse Nightclub massacre in Florida is being dismissed — just six months before being eligible to receive pension benefits.