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Florida Trooper Who Stopped Off-Duty Cop For Speeding Sues Over Harassment

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 02.11.2014 | Crime

MIAMI (AP) — Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Donna Jane Watts was on routine patrol early one morning when a Miami police car whizzed past at speeds ...

11 Killed In Wrong-Way Crashes

Reuters | Brendan O'Brien | Posted 04.11.2014 | Crime

Feb 9 (Reuters) - Eleven people died early Sunday in two highway collisions, one in Florida and one in California, caused by drivers going the wrong...

Driver Kills 2 By Backing Into Country Club Crowd

AP | Posted 02.02.2014 | Crime

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Two people are dead and several injured after a woman backed her car into a group of pedestrians outside a Florida clubhouse....

Judge To Pantless Underage Drunk Driver: 'You're Out Of Control'

Sun Sentinel | Tonya Alanez | Posted 08.21.2013 | Miami

A 20-year-old drunken driving suspect got caught with her pants down, literally. Natalie Delgado wasn't wearing any pants when she got pulled over on...

DRAMATIC Decrease In Crashes Thanks To Turnpike Project

Sun Sentinel | Michael Turnbell | Posted 06.20.2013 | Miami

The results are dramatic: Cable barriers have slashed the number of deadly canal crashes on Florida's Turnpike and the stretch of Interstate 75 known ...

New Florida Law Apparently Violates Geneva Convention

Posted 02.16.2013 | Miami

It was Canada against Florida Tea Partiers. Canada won, for now. A new driving law, introduced last year by Tea Party Caucus member Rep. Ben Albrit...

A Year Later, Speeding Cop Fired

Posted 09.14.2012 | Miami

A speeding Miami Police officer was fired Thursday almost a year after he was found driving more than 100 miles per hour, CBS Miami reports. Fausto...

Are School Buses Dangerous?

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 11.11.2012 | Parents
Spencer Aronfeld

October 22-26, 2012 is National School Bus Safety Week. This gives us an opportunity to focus on teaching our children how to use school bus seat belts and to safely get on and off the bus.

FHP Blames Drivers In I-75 Crash

AP | MATT SEDENSKY | Posted 08.10.2012 | Miami

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The Florida Highway Patrol issued a report Friday defending its actions surrounding a chain of fatal crashes on a fog-choked ...

Report: Troopers Erred Before Deadly I-75 Crash

AP | BILL KACZOR and BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 06.26.2012 | Miami

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Florida Highway Patrol sergeant opposed reopening a fog- and smoke-shrouded interstate highway, but he was overruled by a ...

Woman Arrested After Pooping On Shoulder Off I-95

Posted 05.09.2012 | Miami

A Georgia woman was arrested in St. Lucie County, Florida for allegedly stealing a car after police caught her defecating on the side of I-95, just a ...

Will Florida Finally Get A Texting-While-Driving Ban?

Posted 02.21.2012 | Miami

On Tuesday afternoon, Florida's Budget Committee is scheduled to consider a statewide ban on texting while driving. Specifically Bill SB 416 prohi...

Deadly Highway Pileup 'Looked Like The End Of The World'

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 03.31.2012 | Crime

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Minutes before two pileups killed 10 people on a highway shrouded in fog and thick smoke from a brush fire, the Florida High...

Darth Vader Tased and Pepper Sprayed By Florida Highway Patrol

Posted 03.07.2012 | Miami

Florida Highway Patrol reports that early Thursday morning at 2:45 a.m., a construction worker informed a trooper that there was a drunk Darth Vader...

WATCH: Darth Vader Tased and Pepper Sprayed By Florida Highway Patrol

Posted 03.07.2012 | Miami

Early Thursday morning at 2:45 a.m., a construction worker informed a Florida Highway Patrol trooper that there was a drunk Darth Vader walking in the...