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The Lion Country Safari in Florida lost two of its giraffes to lightning last month. Above, two other giraffes at the drive-through safari.

2 giraffes were killed after being hit by lightning at a Florida zoo

A spokesperson for the Lion Country Safari says the two giraffes died instantly during the sudden storm on May 3.
Lisha Chen, mother of Benita “BB” Diamond, says her daughter used Uber to take a ride to Orlando where she killed herself.

A Florida family says an Uber driver violated company policy and drove their daughter to a parking garage where she jumped to her death

Uber prohibits unaccompanied minors from taking rides, but drivers say kids under 18 are a massive problem on the platform.
An alligator interrupted a Florida couple's picnic and ate all of their food.

An alligator surprised a Florida couple on a date by eating their whole picnic spread

Taylor Forte says she was trying to enjoy a lakeside picnic with her fiancé, Trevor Walters, when an alligator swam to the shore and ate their food.
"Care for some strawberries?" she asked the crowd.

A high school valedictorian used a pint of strawberries to give a powerful speech about ‘migrant culture’

Brenda Alvarez-Lagunas, 18, used strawberries during her graduation speech to talk about what motivates her and to tell her peers about her parents.
Florida is a popular destination for vacation homes.

The 25 most popular cities for vacation homes in the US, ranked

Vacation homes are all about location. We teamed up with Zillow to find the most popular cities for vacation homes, many of which are in Florida.
As they say, only in Florida!

An 11-foot-long alligator broke into a Florida woman’s home and tore through her kitchen in the middle of the night

The scaly, 11-foot-long alligator broke through low-to-the ground windows, making a mess in the woman's kitchen. There were no injuries.
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino under construction in Hollywood, Florida.

The world’s first guitar-shaped hotel is about to open in Florida, and it’ll have a lazy river and swim-up suites

Guests will also be able to enjoy butler service, a 10-acre lagoon-style pool, a 12,000-square-foot rooftop bar, and a concert venue.
Joshua Ancrum, 17, was being recruited to play college football.

A 17-year-old who was being recruited by college football teams was fatally shot over a video game

Joshua Ancrum, 17, was shot dead on Tuesday. A 16-year-old has been arrested and charged with aggravated manslaughter in connection to the events.
A man with a prosthetic leg hugs a woman on a beach. File photo.

2 cousins found the rightful owner of a prosthetic leg they discovered floating in the ocean after posting about it on Facebook

Farrah Beth Bata and her cousin, Amanda Taylor, were swimming in Panama City Beach, Florida, when they came across a prosthetic leg.
Sybrina Fulton speaks onstage at the National Town Hall on the second day of the 48th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation on September 13, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton is running for political office in Florida

She will focus her campaign on issues including economic development,  affordable housing, and gun violence.