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Witness details how he killed lover's husband for insurance

Dec. 11, 2018 6:40 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — With a plot that echoes a well-known Hollywood masterpiece, a trial began Tuesday for a Florida woman accused of helping orchestrate the death of her husband in order to secure a massive insurance payout. Prosecutors contended that Denise Williams planned the December 2000 slaying...

Alligator still had sneaker in mouth after attacking man

Dec. 4, 2018 9:55 AM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A nearly 10-foot (3-meter) alligator that attacked a man in Florida still had his sneaker in its mouth when it was roped ashore. Polk County Sheriff's Office spokesman Brian Bruchey says the alligator attacked the man's foot near a lake in Lakeland, Florida, on Monday. Bruchey says...

Low prices make for slow alligator season in Louisiana

Dec. 3, 2018 9:06 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Here's a fashion trend that's good news, if you're an alligator in Louisiana: Prices for skins are down to less than half what they were just five years ago, making for a slow wild harvest. The director of the state's alligator program estimates that about 18,000 were taken from the wild...

Cracklins to boudin: Toups cookbook a treatise on Cajun food

Nov. 24, 2018 11:59 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Despite the title — "Chasing the Gator: Isaac Toups and the New Cajun Cooking" — there are no alligator entries in the New Orleans chef's new cookbook unless you count the photo of Toups' back and the alligator tattoo emblazoned across it. But there is an array of dishes...