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Six Whitewater Rafting Tips for Beginners; Yes, There Are Whitewater Rapids on the Suwannee River at Big Shoals State Park

1,761 Big Shoals State Park is home to the only Class III white water rapids in Florida on the famed Suwannee River. If you’re not looking to take a plunge in the rapids, the park’s 28 miles of wooded trails offer hiking, biking and horseback riding opportunities. You might not think of Florida as a […]

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4 Amazing Campsites in Florida For You And Your Family; Kampgrounds of America (KOA) and More

124 People get restless no matter where they’re from, and the best cure is to rent an RV for a week-long getaway with your family. If Florida is where you’re headed, learn about the best campsites in Florida. Petersburg/ Madeira Beach KOA KOA campgrounds have over 500 locations nationwide, but this campsite in St. Petersburg […]

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Accuweather ‘Picture of the Day’ Shows Storm Near Cape Coral, Florida on July 3, 2017

272 A spectacular photo of a storm approaching Cape Coral, Florida on Monday July 3, 2017 made Accuweather Photo of the Day on Monday, July 10, 2017. The city of Cape Coral is located in southwest Florida near Fort Myers in Lee County with a shoreline on the Gulf of Mexico. Cape Coral was founded […]

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Floating Mountain in the Valley of Mo'ara World of Avatar

Pandora — The World of Avatar Opens Saturday May 27, 2017 at Disney World Florida

152 Pandora – The World of Avatar will transport guests to the visually stunning world of Pandora, where floating mountains and bioluminescent plants will amaze visitors of this magnificent land, beginning May 27, 2017 in Disney’s Animal Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando. Guests can join the Na’vi […]

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Tampa’s Busch Gardens Flamingo “Pinky” Killed by an Orlando Man that Threw Her to the Ground

140 Pinky was a 19-year-old Chilean flamingo that was killed allegedly when an Orlando man picked up the bird at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and through the bird to the ground. Pinky, a 19-year-old Chilean flamingo, had to be euthanized after the female flamingo suffered severe trauma when an Orlando man reached into a flamingo […]

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Ex-Tampa, Florida Cop Charged in Theater Fatal Shooting at the Grove 16 Complex, Wesley Chapel

98 Authorities say a retired Tampa police officer has been charged with fatally shooting a man during an argument over cellphone use at a Florida theater. Chad Oulson, age 43, was texting his daughter, when Curtis Reeves, a retired police officer, became irritated with the texting that was occurring during the movie previews at about […]

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Air Traffic Controller Suspended After Asking Southwest Jet Pilots to Take a Close Look at a Small Private Plane

118 A small private Cirrus SR22 plane heading to a nearby general aviation airport in Kissimmee, Fla., had been out of radio contact for over an hour in the skies near Orlando, Florida Sunday. Pilots of a Southwest Boeing 737 were asked by a Florida air traffic controller supervisor to change course and take a […]

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A Boy and Girl, Possibly Siblings, Found Dead in Luggage in C-15 Canal, Delray Beach, Florida

143 Police said they think they have identified two children whose bodies were stuffed into luggage and dumped in a South Florida canal. Authorities believe the children were siblings, but they have not released their names. Divers from three agencies were searching water in a canal for additional leads. Detectives questioning Clem Beauchamp, 34, of […]

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Redland Middle and Elementary Schools in Lock Down After Shooting at a Used Car Lot

136 Redland Middle School, 16001 SW. 248th Street, and Redland Elementary School, 24501 SW 162nd Ave., were placed on locked down after a shooting at an auto sales lot near 248th Street and South Dixie Highway.

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Naked Joshua Abernathy: Sausage Bandit in the Buff

171 SECURITY VIDEO catches transient man raiding the breakfast sausage stored in the freezer. Joe Brown: “When you get to 55-plus, you don’t get a whole lot of excitement, so this is great.” The folks at Mariners Cove retirement community in Estero, Florida got quite an eyeful when some breakfast sausage went missing, and security […]

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Delray Beach Police Sergeant Adam Rosenthal Kill in Squad Car Vs. Tree Crash

108 Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies, Boca Raton police, Delray Beach police and Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue firefighter/paramedics responded about 6:15 a.m. Thursday to Southwest 18th Street, west of Boca Raton near Boca Rio Road, to a report of a police cruiser wrapped around a palm tree with an injured officer trapped inside. Delray Beach […]

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Dash Cam Video: Florida Highway Patrol Police Cruiser Hits Cicelia McKinnon Near Collier Blvd and Pasedo Dr, Naples

123 A southwest Florida HIghway Patrol deputy’s police cruiser hit a pedestrian who was walking her bicycle across Collier Boulevard. A Florida Highway Patrol Ford Crown Victoria police cruiser hit a woman crossing Collier Boulevard near Pasedo Drive in Naples, Florida about 10:15 p.m. February 8, 2011. The police cruiser was traveling north on Collier […]

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