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  • Syrian refugees beginning to arrive in New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The flood of refugees migrating from the terror in Syria and Afghanistan has begun to have a trickle effect in the New Orleans area. "We had served two families, we're expecting one more soon, and we do not know how many more, but we expect more," said Martin Gutierrez of Catholic Charities, which is part of the Archidiocese of New Orleans.
  • Must-see: Raccoon rides on top of gator

    06/14/2015 1:58:11 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 28 replies
    WFTV ^ | 6-14-2015 | WFTV
    OCALA, Fla. — A Palatka, Florida, man says he snapped a picture of a raccoon on top of an alligator in the Ocala National Forest on Saturday morning. Richard Jones said he and his family were walking along the Oaklawaha River watching alligators when his son walked through some palm fronds to get a good picture.
  • Crocodiles can climb trees, study finds

    05/11/2014 12:47:26 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 110 replies
    PBS ^ | February 15, 2014 at 10:29 AM EDT | BY JOSHUA BARAJAS
    Despite the fact they lack the physical adaptations of a climber, crocodiles can climb trees and do it regularly, a new study in Herpetology Notes finds. After studying five crocodilian species on Africa, Australia and North America, the team found that the reptiles can climb as high as six feet off the ground. Juveniles have been spotted as high as 30 feet. Combined with anecdotal evidence in these areas, the researchers found that the smaller crocodiles were able to vertically scale trees, while their larger counterparts relied on angled branches.
  • Witnesses: Suspects Prayed to 'Alligator God' to Destroy Evidence

    01/27/2013 12:48:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | Rafael Olmeda | January 24, 2013
    <p>At least once a day, Robert Mackey and Paul Trucchio would pray to "the alligator god" that a human head, the only evidence of the brutal murder they committed, would be devoured by a reptile in the Everglades, two witnesses told jurors Thursday.</p>
  • Boom! Frank Luntz says Florida is no longer a swing state

    10/20/2012 5:39:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 94 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10/20/12
    Appearing on Fox News today, pollster Frank Luntz said he’s moved Florida into the Mitt Romney column. A Fox News poll of likely voters released Friday has Romney ahead of President Obama by three points.
  • Casey Anthony Found Not Guilty of 1st-Degree Murder, Acquitted of Manslaughter in Daughter's Death

    07/05/2011 7:27:58 AM PDT · by freebird5850 · 2,907 replies · 3+ views
    FOX ^ | July 5, 2011 | Staff
    Morning all, didn't see a thread for today so I created one.
  • Man Killed by Gator While Fleeing Police

    11/13/2007 6:14:10 PM PST · by SmithL · 20 replies · 676+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 11/13/7
    MICCOSUKEE TRIBE INDIAN RESERVATION, Fla. (AP) -- A man who jumped into a lake to flee police was killed by an alligator more than 9-feet long, officials said Tuesday. The man, whose name has not been released, was allegedly burglarizing a vehicle in the parking lot of the Miccosukee Resort and Convention Center on Thursday. He ran when police arrived at the scene, said Dexter Lehtinen, one of the tribe's police legal advisors. Tribal police divers searched for the man that night, then again Friday morning and afternoon. During the third dive, the body was recovered. It bore alligator teeth...
  • Man Survives Alligator Attack on Florida Golf Course

    06/26/2007 1:16:58 PM PDT · by stm · 53 replies · 1,535+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 26, 2007 | Audrey Bright
    VENICE, Fla. — A Tennessee man survived an attack by an alligator while retrieving a golf ball at a Florida golf course Monday. Bruce Burger, of Lenore City, Tenn., reached into a pond at the sixth hole of Lake Venice Golf Club Monday afternoon when the alligator apparently grabbed his right forearm Course Manager Rod Parry told “He didn’t see the gator,” Parry said. “Obviously, the gator reacted to what he probably thought was some kind of food.” The alligator latched onto Burger's right forearm and pulled him in the pond, said Gary Morse, a spokesman for the Florida...
  • College Football - The BCS National Title Game - Live Thread

    01/03/2007 3:06:17 PM PST · by MikefromOhio · 1,343 replies · 16,970+ views
    THE BCS NATIONAL TITLE GAME vs. Florida vs Ohio State (-7) The BCS National Title game is being played in Glendale, Arizona and features the BCS #1 team and Big Ten conference champion Ohio State Buckeyes vs. the BCS #2 and SEC Conference champion Florida Gators. Being that this is the National Title game as we know it, I’ll break it down by groups. Feel free to disagree if you like, but I’ll do my level best to keep it even here. Ohio State’s offensive line vs. Florida’s defensive line: This is one of 3 critical match-ups in the game....
  • Buckeyes vs. Gators LIVE THREAD!

    01/08/2007 3:39:34 PM PST · by gobucks · 59 replies · 997+ views
    Gobucks ^ | Jan 8, 2007 | Gobucks
    Pregame is on 7:30 Pm on Fox, Game at 8. Gobucks, all you in Buckeye Nation. GoBUCKS!!!!
  • People 'going crazy' over [alligator] attacks

    05/16/2006 12:06:05 PM PDT · by dukeman · 124 replies · 2,552+ views
    Sarasota Herald Tribune ^ | 5/16/06 | MICHAEL A. SCARC
    Manatee woman shoots gator as fatal assaults leave state shook up EAST MANATEE -- An unprecedented surge in fatal alligator attacks has created a stir among Floridians, including a local woman who used a handgun to fend off a gator. When a 3-foot alligator came onto Candy Frey's lanai Saturday and attacked her golden retriever, the East Manatee woman grabbed her pistol. Frey and her daughter managed to push the alligator through a dog-door on their lanai, then Frey shot the reptile four times. "I was running on so much adrenaline," recalled Frey, 48, a former U.S. Marine aviation technician...
  • Top Twenty Reasons Florida Will Beat UCLA

    04/03/2006 10:58:18 AM PDT · by subterfuge · 87 replies · 651+ views ^ | 4/3/06 | Pat Forde
    By Pat Forde 1. Find the weakness in Florida. Go ahead. I'll wait 2. Billy Donovan has been here before. Ben Howland has not. 3. Banners don't win championships, players do Tradition is a valuable thing to have on your side in the banter between fans. But UCLA's 11 national championships won't help the Bruins one iota come tipoff Monday. 4. Florida has had the stronger tournament run 5. UCLA used up all its good karma escaping Gonzaga The Bruins' desperate scramble to score the final 11 points of the game and extricate themselves from near-certain defeat was the...
  • Man Bitten By Alligator After Trying To Lasso It

    08/30/2004 7:50:44 AM PDT · by harrycarey · 46 replies · 1,049+ views
    WFTV ^ | 8/30/04
    Man Bitten By Alligator After Trying To Lasso It POSTED: 6:44 am EDT August 30, 2004 ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- An Orange County man is recovering from injuries after learning a painful lesson about alligators. Dan Hornock tried to catch a gator in his backyard on Sunday. He lives off Lake Live Oak Drive in the Avalon Park development. He went after the five-footer, but things didn't go well. "So I tried to lasso it. I guess you could say, it didn't work," he explains. "Do not try to remove an alligator yourself. It is absolutely 100 percent avoidable," says...