Florida Everglades boat tour overturns in alligator-infested waters

A man has been arrested after a boat overturned in alligator-infested waters in the Florida Everglades.  Nine people on an airboat tour of the area – including tourists from Puerto Rico and Canada – and the driver fell into the water when the boat made a sharp turn to see an alligator but flipped over […]

Florida bans children under 14 from social media in sweeping new law

Children under 14 will be barred from joining social media in Florida from next year. Signed into law by governor Ron DeSantis, the legislation directs social media firms to delete the accounts of under-14s. Children aged 14 and 15 will also need parental consent before signing up for platforms like Instagram and Snapchat. Companies who […]

Two killed after helicopter crashes into apartment building in Florida

Two people have been killed after a helicopter crashed into an apartment complex in Florida. The fire-rescue helicopter crashed near the Pompano Beach Airpark on Monday shortly before 9am local time, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said. Three people were on board the helicopter at the time of the crash. Broward Sheriff’s Office Captain Terryson Jackson, […]

Leprosy is on the rise in the US and could be endemic in Florida, report says

Leprosy could be endemic in the US state of Florida, a new report has found. Officially called Hansen’s disease, leprosy is a type of bacterial infection that targets the nervous system and causes swelling under the skin. A new report, published in the US-based Emerging Infectious Diseases journal, found cases in the southwest of America […]

Disney scraps plans for new Florida campus amid spat with Governor Ron DeSantis

The Walt Disney Company has announced it is scrapping plans to build a new campus in central Florida following a year-long dispute with Governor Ron DeSantis. Mr DeSantis has been attacking the company after it opposed a state law banning classroom lessons on sexual orientation and gender identity in early years. Disney filed a First […]