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Suspected Burglar Hides From Cops In Pond, Is Killed By Alligator

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.08.2015 | Crime

A suspected burglar was killed by an alligator while hiding in a Florida pond to avoid arrest, police believe. The body of Matthew Riggins, 22, was di...

Criminal Justice Reforms Must Include Youth Behind Bars

Liz Ryan | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Liz Ryan

The president and congress should not leave out youth behind bars in efforts to reform criminal justice this year and their actions must focus on reforms at both the federal and state level. Kalief Browder and Andre Sheffield's deaths are a sobering reminder to the president and the congress of the urgency and the need to ensure youth behind bars are not left behind.

Inmates May Become Dog Walkers In Florida

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 06.03.2014 | Weird News

Forget about working on the chain gang or making license plates; some inmates in Florida could repay their debt to society with a pooper scooper. ...

Nude Bed And Breakfast Gets A Rise Out Of Neighbors

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 07.24.2013 | Weird News

A Florida couple letting it all hang out is getting some flack from their prudish neighbors. The bed and breakfast Castle Alta Vista Hilltop Resort...

Police, Searching For Terrorists, Arrest Woman On 22-Year-Old Cigarette Crime

Posted 01.22.2013 | Weird News

That cigarette smoking is bound to catch up with you. Florida police who were searching a cruise ship for suspected terrorists arrested a woman on ...

WATCH: Whoa Nellie! Horse Invades Backyard Pool

Posted 09.19.2011 | Weird News

Horseplay is usually not permitted at pools -- but that didn't stop a stallion from taking a dip in Florida. A retired racehorse wandered into a ne...

Casey Anthony Fan Swims Away After Boozy Fight Over Verdict: Cops

Posted 09.10.2011 | Crime

A Florida man with a soft spot for Casey Anthony allegedly dove off a pier to out swim police after a drunken fistfight over last week's not-guilty ve...

Number Of Homeless Students In Florida County Doubles

Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As part of its Bearing Witness 2.0 project, the Huffington Post is rounding up a few of the best local stories of the day. The number of homeless st...