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Five Florida Beaches to Truly Treasure

Visit Florida | Posted 10.14.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

Listening to the soothing melody of the surf, watching the sunset paint the waves pink and orange, or reconnecting with loved ones: these are all treasures a beach trip can provide. But some Florida getaways offer bounty in other forms, too. Check out what you can hunt for on these gems.

TRIPLE PLAY: Threesome Bid Leads To Baseball Bat Assault

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

A Florida man struck out while trying to execute a triple play -- involving his wife, a buddy and a baseball bat. Robert Briley, 44, was arrested o...

Pizza Delivery Man Punched For Odd Reason

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.31.2012 | Small Business

Garlic knots -- those cheap, chewy meal extenders that always need more garlic -- exacted a heavy price on a Vero Beach, Fla., pizza deliveryman. A...

My Book Led To A Man's Execution

Pete Earley | Posted 09.16.2012 | Books
Pete Earley

"You bastard!" the e-mail began. "Was killing another human being really worth you selling a few extra copies of your lousy book?" Obviously, this was not a fan letter.

Beach Towns With Great Deals On Foreclosures

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.26.2012 | Business

Ocean front property can often be pricey, but there's one way to get that dream beach house at a discount -- just look at the foreclosure listings. ...

Cops: Mom Bit Daughter Over Rihanna CD

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 04.13.2012 | Miami

A 38-year-old mother in Vero Beach sunk her teeth into her 17-year-old daughter's leg for taking a Rihanna album out of the CD player, according to In...

A Serial Killer 'Talks' Too Much, May Speed Up His Own Execution

Pete Earley | Posted 03.24.2012 | Weird News
Pete Earley

In the 1980s, David Gore murdered six women in the scenic shore community of Vero Beach. Unlike many serial killers, Gore "hunted" -- his word -- local women, including two mothers and four teenagers, instead of prostitutes.

Great Grandmother, 94, Fights Fire At Fla. Retirement Home

Posted 12.26.2011 | Impact

When 94-year-old Rose Swiszowski came face-to-face with a growing fire at her Vero Beach, Fla. retirement home, the 4-foot, 6-inch great grandmother a...

Art Dealer Arrested For $2 Million Of Fake Art

Posted 11.16.2011 | Arts

Is the signature on your Monet a little too legible? It could be a fake; word is they're going around. A former art dealer was arrested in South F...

Hemingway Look-Alike Contest Winner: 'I Enjoy Women, I Fish And I Drink, But I Don't Write'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) -- A white-bearded 64-year-old Florida man won this year's Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest, an event in Key West's annual Hemi...

Meatless Monday: When Paradise Freezes Over

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Citrus paradisi -- doesn't it sound romantic? It's the Latin name for grapefruit. Here in Florida, today is more than just another day in paradise, ...