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The Florida Highway Patrol defended its role in a fiery multi-car crash on Florida's Interstate 75 in Gainesville, where 11 people died and 46 were injured due to heavy fog and smoke from a nearby fire.

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9-year-old dies when tractor-trailer hits school bus in Floridaupdated: Mon Mar 26 2012 22:07:00

A 9-year-old boy was killed Monday when the school bus he was on turned in front of a fully loaded tractor-trailer and was hit broadside, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

Feds: Teen injured in Florida pileup won't be deportedupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 12:55:00

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said Wednesday that an illegal immigrant who was injured and lost most of her family in Sunday's multivehicle wreck in Florida will not face deportation.

Low visibility caused deadly crashesupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 13:39:00

Heavy fog mixed with smoke from a nearby brush fire caused deadly collisions on Florida's Interstate 75.

Florida interstate crashes 'horrendous,' victim says; 10 deadupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 13:39:00

After the crashes stopped, Steven Camps said, all he could hear was the sound of crying as the air, heavy with smoke, shone red from vehicle fires.

Florida troopers reopened I-75 shortly before deadly crashesupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 06:21:00

Florida authorities had reopened a section of Interstate 75 barely half an hour before a pileup on the smoke-shrouded highway that killed 10 people over the weekend, a state Highway Patrol spokesman said Monday.

Miami officer's attorney denies reckless drivingupdated: Fri Nov 04 2011 16:05:00

The Florida case of a trooper ticketing a Miami police officer in his squad car for driving 120 miles per hour "is a simple misunderstanding that has been blown out of proportion," the officer's attorney said Friday.

Miami cop accused of driving 120 mph in squad car to off-duty jobupdated: Sun Oct 30 2011 13:39:00

A Miami police officer in a marked squad car has been charged with reckless driving, accused of zigzagging through Florida Turnpike traffic at more than 120 miles an hour so that he could be on time for his off-duty job, the Florida Highway Patrol said Saturday.

Police chase down policeupdated: Sun Oct 30 2011 13:39:00

Florida police chase a police officer rushing to get to his off-duty job at speeds of more than 120 miles an hour.

Officers in Obama's motorcade hurtupdated: Wed Oct 12 2011 05:41:00

Two Florida law enforcement officers who were escorting President Barack Obama's motorcade Tuesday night were hurt when their motorcycles collided, authorities said.

Heart disease killed 'Macho Man' Randy Savage, autopsy showsupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 19:16:00

A medical examiner's autopsy of former pro wrestler "Macho Man" Randy Savage shows he died of natural causes due to heart disease, the Florida Highway Patrol announced Thursday.

Retired wrestler 'Macho Man' Randy Savage, 58, dies in crashupdated: Tue May 24 2011 11:45:00

Retired pro wrestler "Macho Man" Randy Savage, 58, was killed Friday morning in Seminole, Florida, when the Jeep he was driving jumped a median and hit a tree, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

People.com: 'Macho Man' Randy Savage Dies in Car Accidentupdated: Sat May 21 2011 09:27:00

The wrestling champion suffered a heart attack and crashed his car into a tree

Pilot killed in air show crashupdated: Mon Mar 28 2011 06:52:00

A witness says a pilot who crashed in Florida was attempting a basic loop and flew straight into ground.

Pilot killed in Florida air show crashupdated: Mon Mar 28 2011 06:52:00

A pilot performing stunts in an east Florida air show died in a fiery crash Saturday when the Russian military plane he was flying broke from formation and plummeted to the ground, officials said.

'70s heartthrob David Cassidy pleads no contest to DUIupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 06:18:00

Former teen idol David Cassidy was ordered to serve a year of probation and had his license suspended for six months after pleading no contest Wednesday to a DUI charge in Florida.

Dalai Lama's nephew dies in traffic accidentupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 09:09:00

A nephew of the Dalai Lama died in northeast Florida Monday evening after he was hit by a car while walking along a highway.

People.com: David Cassidy Arrested for DUIupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 16:48:00

The former teen star, now 60, spent nine hours behind bars before posting $350 bail

David Cassidy charged with DUIupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 13:46:00

Former teen idol David Cassidy faces a drunken driving charge after a Florida Highway Patrol officer stopped him on a Fort Pierce, Florida, highway Wednesday night.

Florida patrol: Miami Heat's Haslem arrested on marijuana chargeupdated: Sun Aug 15 2010 20:59:00

Miami Heat basketball player Udonis Haslem was charged with possession of marijuana on Sunday after a traffic stop, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

1 killed, 16 injured in Florida church van crashupdated: Sun Jul 18 2010 11:06:00

A 68-year-old woman was killed and 16 other people were injured, three seriously, when a church van crashed on the Florida Turnpike, authorities said.

Train crashes into car in Florida, 3 killedupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 20:26:00

A passenger train collided with a vehicle crossing over railroad tracks in northern Florida on Monday, killing a woman and two children in the car, authorities said.

Florida patrol: Woods met with troopers 5 days after accidentupdated: Thu Dec 31 2009 02:29:00

After three failed efforts by troopers to meet with him in the aftermath of his November 27 auto accident, golfer Tiger Woods met with the Florida Highway Patrol five days later -- after they'd closed the case and decided to cite him for careless driving.

Emergency at Woods' homeupdated: Tue Dec 08 2009 16:32:00

A hospital update on Tiger Woods' mother-in-law, who was released hours after being admitted with stomach pain.

Tiger Woods' mother-in-law home from hospitalupdated: Tue Dec 08 2009 16:32:00

Tiger Woods' mother-in-law, Barbro Holmberg, was released from a hospital in "good condition" Tuesday afternoon, hours after she was admitted, a hospital spokesman said.

Tiger's neighbors on crashupdated: Fri Dec 04 2009 00:17:00

The Florida Highway Patrol interviews Tiger Woods' neighbors about his car accident.

Tiger Woods to be cited for SUV crash outside his homeupdated: Thu Dec 03 2009 10:17:00

Golfer Tiger Woods will be issued a careless driving citation for the crash outside his home last week, but he will not face criminal charges, the Florida Highway Patrol said Tuesday.

Penalty stroke for Woodsupdated: Thu Dec 03 2009 10:17:00

Investigation concluded: Tiger Woods to be cited for careless driving, faces fine of $164. Case closed.

People.com: No Criminal Charges to Be Filed Against Tiger Woodsupdated: Wed Dec 02 2009 09:49:00

The golf champ will be cited for "careless driving" for his car accident

People.com: Police Still Want to Speak to Tiger Woodsupdated: Tue Dec 01 2009 08:48:00

Florida authorities say the golfer hasn't yet talked - and charges are pending

Tiger Woods cancels tournament appearanceupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 20:21:00

Tiger Woods has canceled plans to attend his own golf tournament in southern California because of injuries he suffered near his Florida home early Friday, the pro golfer said in a statement Monday.

Tiger Woods injured in crashupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 09:54:00

The Florida Highway Patrol says Tiger Woods was seriously injured in a car accident near his Windemere, Florida home.

Woods says crash was his own faultupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 09:54:00

Tiger Woods canceled a meeting with Florida State police for the third time on Sunday after issuing a statement in which he said the car crash outside his luxury home was his own fault.

People.com: Questions Swirl Around Tiger Woods's Accidentupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 08:08:00

Florida police are set to talk to the golf great Saturday afternoon

Woods on crash: 'This situation is my fault'updated: Mon Nov 30 2009 06:16:00

Pro golfer Tiger Woods says he bears sole responsibility for an early-morning car accident, but state police said he has canceled a Sunday interview with investigators looking into the crash.

People.com: Tiger's Wife Helped Free Him from Vehicle After Crashupdated: Sun Nov 29 2009 18:11:00

Elin Nordegren used golf clubs to smash open Woods's back window

Highway patrol: Agent asks to postpone Tiger Woods interview againupdated: Sun Nov 29 2009 07:32:00

State troopers arrived at the home of Tiger Woods on Saturday to interview the pro golfer and his wife about a car crash near his home but were told the couple was not available to talk as scheduled, a spokeswoman for the Florida Highway Patrol said.

People.com: Tiger Woods Hurt in Car Accidentupdated: Sat Nov 28 2009 23:07:00

The golfing champ crashed his car into a tree near his Florida home early Friday morning

Cops in the sky watch for speedersupdated: Fri Jul 03 2009 10:37:00

Imagine this: It's a gorgeous spring day in Miami and you're thoroughly tempted to lower the top of your rental car and push the power pedal a little too hard in a bid to break free from the traffic crush on the Palmetto.

People.com: Brooke Hogan: Seatbelt Saved My Lifeupdated: Tue May 27 2008 15:07:00

Hulk Hogan's daughter says buckling up kept her safe during a "horrible car accident" on Sunday

Blazes coming under control in Florida, officials sayupdated: Wed May 14 2008 09:02:00

Most wildfires across Florida were contained Tuesday, including a blaze that charred more than 3,500 acres and caused $9.6 million in damage in the city of Palm Bay.

Five dead after car crashes off end of private airstrip updated: Sat Jan 26 2008 18:24:00

Five young men died Saturday when the car they were in drove off the end of a private airstrip near Ocala, Florida, became airborne for 200 feet and slammed into an oak tree, authorities said.

Fatal Florida crashupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 17:14:00

Twisted, charred wreckage smolders on a stretch of Interstate 4 between Tampa and Orlando, Florida.

Five dead in possible murder-suicideupdated: Fri Dec 14 2007 17:19:00

Five people, including two children, were found dead in three locations Friday in what Largo, Florida, police are investigating as a possible murder-suicide.

Bystanders rescue kidsupdated: Thu Oct 18 2007 15:34:00

Several people save three kids whose van went into a retaining pool. Affiliate WESH reports.

CNN Heroes: Kids saved from sinking minivanupdated: Thu Oct 18 2007 15:34:00

Two children trapped in a sinking minivan are alive thanks to the efforts of five good Samaritans who jumped into a retention pond near Walt Disney World and saved them.

Wildfires force officials to re-close roadsupdated: Sun May 13 2007 15:14:00

Thick smoke from area wildfires forced officials to reclose stretches of I-75 and I-10 in northern Florida on Sunday.

Wildfire smoke closes interstates in Floridaupdated: Sat May 12 2007 11:39:00

Dense smoke that closed parts of two major interstate highways was expected to keep choking Floridians and traffic until at least midmorning Sunday.

SI.com: Atwal says he was 35 mph over speed limitupdated: Thu Mar 22 2007 17:24:00

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - PGA Tour player Arjun Atwal estimated he was going 80 mph in a 45 mph zone just before a car speeding next to him flipped and killed its driver, documents from the Florida Highway Patrol show.

Bodies found along highway were of family, sheriff saysupdated: Sat Oct 14 2006 09:15:00

Investigators are sifting through garbage cans collected at exits and rest areas, reviewing 55 surveillance tapes from toll plazas, and studying bullets and bullet fragments to determine who killed a family along the Florida Turnpike.

Adults, children found dead in gruesome highway shootingsupdated: Fri Oct 13 2006 14:55:00

A man, a woman, and two children clasped in her arms were found shot to death Friday on the shoulder of Florida's Turnpike, police said.

CNNMoney: Firestone tires recall linked to recent deathsupdated: Fri Jul 21 2006 15:21:00

Firestone announced a renewed recall effort Friday for its radial tires, mainly spares, still remaining on the Ford Explorer and similar SUVs from the 1990s.

Grandpa dies upon learning 7 children killedupdated: Thu Jan 26 2006 08:52:00

News of a crash in which seven children perished so upset their grandfather that he had a massive heart attack and died, the children's mother said.

Fiery crash kills 7 young relativesupdated: Wed Jan 25 2006 16:52:00

Seven children, including an infant, died Wednesday when a tractor-trailer rear-ended their car near Gainesville, Florida, slamming it into the rear of a school bus that had stopped to let children off.

Relief pours in as Jeanne moves northupdated: Mon Sep 27 2004 02:02:00

Emergency officials in Florida shifted their focus from search and rescue to relief efforts Monday after Hurricane Jeanne cut a destructive path through the state.

Four dead as Jeanne moves through Floridaupdated: Sun Sep 26 2004 00:55:00

Hurricane Jeanne, downgraded Sunday to a tropical storm, is responsible for the deaths of at least four people in Florida, officials said.

Teen in wrestling death case signs pleaupdated: Sat Jan 03 2004 20:11:00

The teenager sentenced to life in prison for the 1999 death of a 6-year-old girl when he himself was 12 signed a plea deal Sunday that will get him out of prison soon, but leave him under house arrest for a year and on probation for a decade, his mother told CNN.

Fortune: Into the Desert with Kenny Rogers, Software for Sitting, Graybeards Aloft, and Other Matters. Only in America (cont'd)updated: Mon Mar 03 1986 00:01:00

Kevin Killoran was 5 feet 9 inches and weighed 180 pounds when he joined the Florida Highway Patrol 12 years ago, but his weight climbed. Supervisors warned him that unless it dropped to patrol sta...

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