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Final death toll from Florida condominium collapse put at 98

July 27, 2021 9:51 am

Authorities said they were still gathering evidence for investigations into what triggered the collapse.

Florida, the land of gleaming condos, frets after collapse

July 13, 2021 11:00 am

A condo craze boomed in the 1970s, and Florida, decades after the advent of air-conditioning, insect repellent and swamp dredging, was on its way to becoming the third-most populous state, a frontier land for builders and investors and a powerful lure for people seeking the ultimate Florida reward: life on the beach.

Identifying remains arduous as Florida condo collapse death toll rises to 94

July 12, 2021 11:15 pm

The number of people still unaccounted for dropped to 22 on Monday from 31 a day earlier, and may include some of the victims who have yet to be identified in the rubble of the 12-story oceanfront building in the town of Surfside that partially collapsed in the early morning hours of June 24.

'Heartbreaking': Death toll in Florida condo collapse now 79

July 10, 2021 2:57 pm

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said the work to recover victims was "moving forward with great urgency" in order to bring closure to the families of victims who have spent an agonizing two weeks waiting for news.

Tropical Storm Elsa becomes hurricane, headed to Florida Gulf Coast

July 07, 2021 8:18 am

After landfall, the storm is forecast to move north-northeastward across the southeast of the United States through Thursday, dropping 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) of rain across the Florida peninsula.

‘A real hero’: Watch how a four-year-old’s presence of mind saves house from fire

July 02, 2021 10:33 am

Amelia Jermyn was dancing in the living room when she noticed fire coming from the adjacent kitchen. She quickly alerted her father about the fire preventing a fatal accident.

Florida town official said Miami building was safe despite warning: report

June 28, 2021 8:07 pm

A 2018 inspection had found major structural deterioration in the parking garage beneath the 40-year-old tower, according to an engineer's report. But later an inspector for Surfside, met residents of the building and assured them it was "in very good shape"

Death toll in Florida condo collapse climbs to nine, with 150 still missing

June 28, 2021 8:47 am

Even so, Fire Chief Alan Cominsky said on Sunday that crews had yet to find such voids in the rubble or signs of anyone alive since early in the tragedy, when faint sounds were detected.

US: 2 dead and more than 20 wounded in Florida shooting

May 30, 2021 9:04 pm

Florida has been rocked by another mass shooting that left several dead and dozens more injured. Authorities said they are searching for three attackers.

6-foot-long ‘hangry’ alligator chases people through Florida parking lot

May 21, 2021 12:22 pm

“He may have just been "hangry" for a cheeseburger, but he gave many quite the scare!” the sheriff's office wrote on Twitter, sharing pictures of the rescue.

FLORIDA PHOTOS

Miami building collapse: Four days on, at least nine dead, 150 still missing

June 28, 2021 8:15 pm

A 12-storey condo building in Surfside, near Miami, Florida, collapsed in the early hours of Thursday. The cause behind the tragedy is yet to be determined.

FLORIDA VIDEOS

Political messaging | How Donald Trump stokes fear in midterm ads

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

Recently released political ads reveal the Republican Party’s two-pronged election strategy: one message for skeptics and swing voters, and a very different one aimed at President Donald Trump’s base.

'Trees flying by' | The aftermath of hurricane Michael

June 22, 2020 6:14 pm

Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle at close to Category 5 strength, causing widespread damage and killing at least two people.