The Leon County Sheriff's Office posted video on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 of Detective Emily Shaw responding to a call about a snake found on the east side of the county. Shaw, who has experience handling exotic snakes. was able to bag the 9-foot long Yellow Anaconda. They think the snake was someone's pet that either escaped or was released. "If you own an exotic pet- please be responsible. Make sure their cages are completely secure and if you decide you no longer want it, DO NOT release it into the wild. Instead, contact Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission," urged the sheriff's office.
During President Donald Trump's speech at a rally in Huntsville, Ala. on Sept. 22, 2017, he called out NFL players who sit during the national anthem. Teresa Kaepernick, Colin Kaepernick's mom, commented on Trump's remarks via Twitter. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell also responded to Trump through a statement calling the president's comments "divisive."
A Buckeye Police Department Officer attempted to handcuff and detain an 14-year-old boy with autism who he mistakenly thought was sniffing an inhalant at a park on July 19. A police investigation found that an officer used reasonable judgement and force but the teen's family is demanding a “face-to-face apology” from the officer and asking that every Buckeye police officer undergo training to better understand people with autism.
A man who a clerk refused to sell beer to after hours at a Santa Ana, Calif. 7-Eleven convenience store on Aug. 25, 2017, knocked over a sunglasses display rack, toppled a stand of bananas and the cash register.
Brock Long of the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday called on the people of Texas and Louisiana to "be involved" as the states struggle with the devastating impact of Tropical Storm Harvey. He added that FEMA was anticipating that over 30,000 people would need temporary accommodation in shelters. The acting Homeland Security Secretary also said the people in the disaster zone needed all the help they could get, warning that "we are not out of the woods yet, not by a long slot."
The USS John S. McCain guided missile destroyer is docked at Singapore's naval base on Monday with "significant damage" to its hull after a collision with an oil tanker. Warships from four nations are searching for 10 missing American sailors. This is the second crash involving a ship from the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet in the Pacific in two months.
Conservative activists are defending their "Free Speech Rally" in Boston on Saturday, saying it was organized to simply defend the freedom of speech and that the rally had been planned months in advance, despite it falling a week after a Virginia demonstration of white nationalists turned deadly. Organizers of the "Free Speech Rally" have publicly distanced themselves from the neo-Nazis and white supremacists who fomented violence in Charlottesville on Aug. 12.
WARNING: This video contains graphic content.
Clashes between protesters and counterprotesters broke out in Charlottesville, Va. even after a white nationalist rally called 'Unite the Right' was cancelled. At one point a car plowed into a crowd of protesters killing a 32-year-old woman and leaving many others injured. The driver, James Alex Fields Jr., a 20-year-old from Ohio, was charged with second-degree murder.
President Donald Trump has condemned "in the strongest possible terms" what he's calling an "egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides" after clashes at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.
White nationalists took part in a torch-lit parade through the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. late on Friday. The march came on the eve of a larger "Unite the Right" rally scheduled to take place Saturday in the city's Emancipation Park.
Surveillance footage from Hopper’s Tap House in Salisbury, Maryland, shows the moment a possible tornado flipped a vehicle in the parking lot on Monday, August 7. The National Weather Service has yet to confirm the tornado.
A Melbourne father has shared gruesome video of tiny sea creatures feasting on meat, a day after his son was savaged by the “critters” on Saturday, August 5. Jarrod Kanizay’s 16-year-old son, Sam, had been playing football and decided to soak his legs at Brighton beach to soothe post-athletic soreness, Kanizay told Storyful. Kanizay said there was “heaps of bleeding” when Sam came in from the water, where he had been standing in the evening for half an hour. He was taken to hospital to stem the bleeding, which resulted from “pinprick” bites from the unknown creatures.