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Creepy clowns spotted in Florida

The creepy clown trend has made it to Florida. After a rash of clown sightings in the South and beyond — including one that allegedly tried to lure children into the woods — authorities are warning that this joke is getting old.

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Skimmer, trafficking laws hit books Saturday

County elections supervisors are up for pay raises, while penalties increase for trafficking in the modern version of food stamps and for stealing credit-card information at gas pumps, under new laws that go into effect Saturday.

Florida

Why a giant sinkhole was kept a secret from homeowners

Last month, when a 300-foot-deep sinkhole opened up at a phosphate plant in Mulberry, draining acidic waste into the aquifer below, the owner, fertilizer industry giant Mosaic, alerted the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Polk County.

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Critically endangered warty pigs born at Florida zoo

Fancy, a 14-year-old member of the critically endangered Visayan warty pig species, gave birth to healthy piglets at the Brevard Zoo. The Visayan warty pig is native to two of the Visayan Islands in the central Philippines, and is threatened by habitat loss, food shortages, and hunting – these are the leading causes of the Visayan warty pig's status as critically endangered.

Environment

Miami files appeal, continues fight over increase in chemical levels in water

The water standards, which were developed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and approved July 26 by the state Environmental Regulation Commission, have been highly controversial. They involve new and revised limits on chemicals in waterways, with the department saying the plan would allow it to regulate more chemicals while updating standards for others.

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'And that is how you catch a gator by hand': Video lands Florida men in jail

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said two Palm Beach County fisherman lured a small alligator out of a pond, filmed themselves wrangling it and posted the video on Facebook. Brian Bunting, 28, and 31-year-old David Swick were arrested and charged with illegally capturing an alligator.
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'And that is how you catch a gator by hand': Video lands Florida men in jail 0:51

'And that is how you catch a gator by hand': Video lands Florida men in jail

Florida attorney flees officials, crashes into police car before she's charged with DUI 4:20

Florida attorney flees officials, crashes into police car before she's charged with DUI

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Critically endangered warty pigs born at Florida zoo

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Arson at Orlando gunman’s mosque

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