Latest Florida Highway Patrol News

Miami Dolphins player Kendrick Norton loses arm in crash

Jul. 4, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton suffered multiple injuries in a car crash that required his left arm to be amputated. Sports agent Malki Kawa confirmed the injuries in a tweet on Thursday morning. Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Alex Camacho says the Ford F250 Norton was driving...

Man accused in flamingo's death fatally struck by truck

Jun. 26, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of causing the death of Pinky, a beloved flamingo at Busch Gardens, was hit by a truck and died, two months before he was to go on trial. The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that The Florida Highway Patrol says 48-year-old Joseph Corrao was killed June 5 as he crossed a busy...

12-foot gator hit by truck captured on Florida interstate

Jun. 21, 2019 6:52 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A trapper in Florida has seen his fair share of alligators, but the one he captured on Interstate 10 was one of the biggest. News outlets report that the gator was about 12 feet long (3.66 meters), weighed about 463 pounds (210 kilograms), and was causing a real hazard for drivers....

Man arrested for dragging Florida trooper 100 feet by car

Jun. 20, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A man has been arrested on attempted murder charges for dragging a Florida state trooper about 100 feet (30 meters) with a car during a traffic stop, a law enforcement official said Thursday. Christopher Stephan Lewis, 19, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, said...