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'Vladimir Putin' Arrested at Florida Publix

He's charged with trespassing

(Newser) - "Vladimir Putin" showed up at a Florida Publix last week and started screaming at employees, police tell WPTV . No, not that Vladimir Putin. Police say a 48-year-old man claiming to have the same name as the Russian leader refused a manager's request to leave the West Palm Beach... More »

Zoo on Mauled Zookeeper: It's Her Fault

Stacey Konwiser seemingly broke the rules

(Newser) - A zookeeper killed by a Malayan tiger at the Palm Beach Zoo met her end by entering an area she should have avoided, the zoo's top official says. Stacey Konwiser, 38, who was mauled on April 15, apparently broke zoo safety rules by going inside the cat's sleeping... More »

Tens of Thousands of Sharks Seen Near Florida

Black tip shark migration spotted near Palm Beach

(Newser) - Want to go swimming off the coast of Palm Beach, Fla.? Cool, just know tens of thousands of sharks are there too. Biological sciences professor Stephen Kajiura shot stunning video of the black tip shark migration, which runs from Miami Beach up to the Jupiter Inlet. "It's... More »

Sofia Vergara- Joe Manganiello Knot Is Now Tied

Couple married in Florida surrounded by friends and flowers—lots of flowers

(Newser) - A new modern family got its start Sunday night in Palm Beach, Fla., as Sofia Vergara wed Joe Manganiello in a flower-filled ceremony at the Breakers resort, People reports. The 43-year-old actress and her 38-year-old beau stood in front of guests including Reese Witherspoon, Channing Tatum, and Vergara's Modern ... More »

Alleged Jewelry Thieves Left Parting Gift in Guest Book

Tip: Don't leave contact info if you're going to lift valuables from an art gallery

(Newser) - Signing the guest book at a wedding or funeral: fine. Signing one at an art gallery you're accused of stealing from: not the best idea. That's what one Florida couple allegedly did Saturday night when they visited ICFA Gallery in Palm Beach, reportedly lifting the owner's gold... More »

Woman's Dunkin' Donuts Dare Ends Badly

Apparently Shakara Martin really wanted to join a dance team

(Newser) - A Palm Beach woman better hope she makes the dance team after an apparent dare from the unnamed group landed her in jail. Shakara Monik Martin was spotted sitting naked outside a Dunkin' Donuts on Sunday, yet rebuffed numerous offers of clothes, the Palm Beach Post reports. By the time... More »

Cop: Fake Evidence, Lying 'Part of the Game'

Florida deputy spills tactics to DC Post

(Newser) - Sheriff's deputies in Palm Beach, Fla., don't lie and plant evidence because they're particularly corrupt or desperate to make an arrest—they do it as a way of life, according to a deputy who spoke anonymously. DC Post caught up with him after he posted a blog... More »

Trump: I'm Being Targeted by Vengeful Airport

He files $100M lawsuit against Palm Beach County

(Newser) - Donald Trump says his Palm Beach estate and private club is one of the most important structures in the country—but it's being destroyed by vengeful airport authorities. In a $100 million lawsuit, the tycoon claims that the county-run airport has been "motivated by personal animosity towards Donald... More »

New Flight Diverted as 2 Scuffle Over Reclining Seat

Woman reclined while other napped on tray table

(Newser) - Yet another plane has been diverted thanks to a squabble over a reclining seat. A Delta flight from New York City to Palm Beach, Fla., was grounded yesterday after two passengers argued over a reclining seat. A fellow passenger and witness tells News4Jax : "This woman who was sitting next... More »

Teen Shoots Dog During Burglary, Gets 23 Years

Ivins Rosier was sentenced as an adult

(Newser) - It's no small prison term: An 18-year-old boy was sentenced Friday to 23 years for a burglary in 2012 during which he shot a retired police dog, the Sun-Sentinel reports. At age 16, Ivins Rosier confessed to breaking into the home of Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Robert Boody in... More »

National Enquirer Heirs in ... Enquirer-Like Money Battle

Founder's broke son wants slice of mom's $200M

(Newser) - The heirs to the fortune of National Enquirer founder Generoso Pope are engaged in a fight over cash that wouldn't be out of place in the very pages of the publication that made Pope rich, the Miami Herald reports. Pope's widow, Lois, a respected Palm Beach philanthropist, has... More »

Officer in Obama Motorcade Killed in Florida Crash

He's struck by truck as he attempts to stop traffic

(Newser) - A motorcycle cop accompanying President Obama's motorcade in Florida was killed when he was struck by a pickup truck yesterday. The officer, whose identity hasn't been released, was killed as he prepared to shut a section of an interstate in Palm Beach County, reports AP . No charges have... More »

$4.5M Awarded to Parents of Child With One Limb

Ultrasounds failed to spot abnormalities

(Newser) - A couple won $4.5 million in a Florida court yesterday because doctors failed to notice that their baby would be born with no arms and one leg, the Palm Beach Post reports. The couple would have aborted the baby, they testified, if only ultrasounds had correctly spotted its missing... More »

Florida City to Turn Toilet Water Into Drinking Water

Pembroke Pines to inject treated sewage into the water supply

(Newser) - Within three years, Floridians from Miami to Boca Raton could be drinking sewage—albeit nice, treated sewage. Pembroke Pines plans to build a $47 million facility that will pump 7 million gallons of treated sewage a day into the aquifer that supplies Broward, Miami-Dade, and part of Palm Beach County,... More »

Elton John Sings at Limbaugh's 4th Wedding

Talking head, 59, takes 33-year-old bride

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh was married last night in Palm Beach—to his fourth wife—and gay marriage advocate Elton John pulled down a cool $1 million for performing at the reception. The conservative talking head, 59, and 33-year-old Kathryn Rogers wed at The Breakers with 400 of their nearest and dearest... More »

Florida Has Spoken: First House Win Goes to the Democrats

(Newser) - Democratic state Sen. Ted Deutch yesterday handily won the first US House race since Congress passed Obamacare, with 62% of the vote. In the contest for retiring Democrat Robert Wexler's seat, Deutch's GOP opponent sought to make the race a referendum on health care reform, which he lambasted as a... More »

Inside the Madoff Homes

The government prepares to auction off the Ponzi penthouse

(Newser) - America’s most luxurious crime scene is for sale. The US Marshals Service will auction off Bernie Madoff’s 4,000-square-foot Manhattan penthouse duplex this week, and it gave AP photographers a look inside the premises, which Madoff valued at $7 million. For photos of the swank pad, along with... More »

Woman Dies in Midair as Flight Diverts Too Late

(Newser) - An elderly woman suffered a heart attack and died today on an AirTran flight from New York to Palm Beach, Fla., WNYW-TV reports. The plane diverted to Philadelphia in an attempt to save the 80-year-old but was too late, BNO News adds. “There was a doctor on board who... More »

Mineral Overdose Killed Polo Horses: Officials

Selenium overdose likely claimed animals' lives

(Newser) - Florida officials say a mineral overdose is the probable cause of death for 21 Venezuelan-owned polo horses that fell ill as they prepared for a championship match earlier this month. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said today the animals likely overdosed on selenium, a common mineral that... More »

Madoff's Taste in Home Decor Full of Bull

(Newser) - While seizing Bernie Madoff's Palm Beach possessions yesterday, US Marshals got an eyeful of the fraudster's home furnishings, reports the Palm Beach Post. And they weren't impressed. "I've never seen so much bull in my life," said one deputy. "Pictures of bulls, bull statues, even bulls on... More »

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