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Family of Missing Florida Teen Fisherman Sues Other Boy’s Family

The mother of a teenager who disappeared with his friend while boating in the Atlantic Ocean filed suit Friday against the other boy’s parents and grandfather, alleging they should have prevented them from taking an ill-equipped boat out to sea. …

Scientists Warn Sea Level Rise is Accelerating in Florida

Clay Henderson has lived on the same block along the Indian River in New Smyrna Beach for 34 years. Living in a storm-prone state like Florida, you expect to see a river top its bank on occasion, but only in …

Some Determined to Stay Even as Florida Sinkhole Grows Wider

The Florida sinkhole that swallowed two homes last week isn’t getting any deeper, but it’s getting wider, officials said Wednesday – and one resident who’s back home after being evacuated is vowing to stay unless the hole consumes her house. …

Notorious Jewel Thief Arrested at Georgia Walmart

A notorious jewel thief with an illicit career spanning six decades has been caught stealing again, but she wasn’t after sparkly gems this time, police near Atlanta say. Doris Payne, 86, was arrested at a Walmart store around 5 p.m. …

Georgia Jury Awards $3.9M to Family for Film Worker’s Train Death

A railroad owner must pay $3.9 million to the family of a movie worker killed on a Georgia railroad trestle in 2014, a jury decided in a civil verdict that found the company shared in the blame for the deadly …

Officials Concerned About Debris in Water Near Florida Sinkhole

Even though a Florida sinkhole hasn’t grown in several days, officials said that the debris-strewn site is still considered dangerous and that residents of five homes remained evacuated Tuesday due to the dangers. “The sinkhole is not growing anymore … …

New Atlantic Storm Shares Name With President

It’s not a tweet storm but a real storm. The newest potentially dangerous swirl of hot air is a tropical storm in the Atlantic named Don. And it’s a total coincidence that the storm bears a common nickname for the …

Adjusters Evaluating Florida Sinkhole Damage, 5 Homes Still Evacuated

Cleanup efforts at the site of a sinkhole that swallowed two Florida homes and jeopardized a third house will begin in earnest on Wednesday, as county officials, geologists and insurance adjusters begin the process of figuring out what to do …

Growing Florida Sinkhole Swallows 2 Houses, 1 Boat

A sinkhole that started out the size of a small swimming pool and continued to grow in Florida swallowed a boat, destroyed two homes and prompted officials to evacuate residents from about a dozen homes Friday. Dramatic video showed the …

Railroad Safety Rules Raised in Movie Worker Trial

Attorneys accusing a railroad owner of negligence in the death of a movie worker during a 2014 Georgia train collision with a trespassing film crew sought Wednesday to use the railroad’s own safety policies against it. Sarah Jones, 27, was …

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