Lee's Impact Gulf Coast Beaches - TAR

Lee's Impact Gulf Coast Beaches - TAR

While the North East United States are still feeling the impact of the remains of Hurricane Lee with heavy rains and dangerous flooding, the Gulf Coast in Florida and  Alabama are feeling much different effects of the aftermath. The churning storm in the Gulf Waters have cause tar balls to accumulate on the beaches in Florida and Alabama after the rough storm churned up surf along the beaches.

BP Officials and the company claim that it will take days to determine if the oil came from last years massive spill in the Gulf, but locals residents have been skeptical about the extent of the cleanups success, despite the months of cleaning. The express their emotions very honestly in the video above. Despite the "confusion" of where the oil "came from" BP workers used fishing nets to scoop up the tar balls anyway.

This leaves the question, just how much oil remains on the floor of the Gulf, and will The Gulf Beaches and Waters ever be the same after the massive spill?

Ponte Vedra Woman Dies After Breathing Toxic Fumes At McDonald's

Ponte Vedra Woman Dies After Breathing Toxic Fumes At McDonald's

According to Authorities, an 80 year old Florida woman died after becoming ill from breathing toxic fumes in a South Georgia McDonald's Fast Food Restaurant.

The woman who died early Thursday morning was identified  as Anne Felton, 80 of Ponte Vedra, Florida by Poole County Police Chief Mark Revenew.

Mrs. Felton and her husband were eating at the restaurant when the incident occurred. The cause of death has yet to be determined, pending an autopsy.

Mrs. Felton was one of ten victims who were treated medically for inhaling the toxic fumes. The threat of toxic fumes was detected when two Firefighters found two customers unconscious in the restroom in the restaurant, and others having difficulty breathing. Two of the ten victims were admitted to the hospital for treatment, and the other eight were treated and released.

New Book Says Ugly People Should Be A Protected Class

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Have you ever felt your looks have affected your life?  A new book called, "Beauty Pays" claims ugly people just have it tougher. 

University of Texas economy professor and author Daniel Hamermesh said, ugly people could make $230,000 less over their lifetime, versus their better looking peers.  He said if a majority considers someone to be ugly, then, he probably is.

But some people take issue with the book.  Rina Stermilla said, "I definitely don't agree with it."
Stermilla is a financial planner in Jacksonville.  She said in her business, looks don't have anything to do with money.  "The ugliest ones have way more money than the pretty ones."

Wednesday's BIG Catch

Wednesday's BIG Catch

In Florida we share our waters with and interesting and intimidating reptile, the Florida Alligator.

While most people would steer clear of a swamp monster this size, a group of local trappers were proud of today's catch.

Alligator hunting is permitted in Florida, but under strict guidelines. A "Limited Entry Permit" is required, and there is a lot of red tape to cut through to get one, if you are even lucky enough to receive one.

There are also strict rules and guidelines to abide by as well. All of this information can be found at :

It is not everyday you come across a catch like this, or the chance to take an up close look at such and interesting creature.

Hiring Managers Share Most Unusual Resume Mistakes in Annual CareerBuilder Survey

Hiring Managers Share Most Unusual Resume Mistakes in Annual CareerBuilder Survey

With 13.9 million Americans seeking work, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, grabbing an employer’s attention quickly and leaving a positive impression is critical. According to a recent CareerBuilder study, nearly half (45 percent) of human resource managers said they spend, on average, less than one minute reviewing an application. The survey, which was conducted by Harris Interactive© from May 19 to June 8, 2011, included more than 2,600 employers nationwide.

Fla. Sued Over Ban of Doctors Asking About Guns

Fla. Sued Over Ban of Doctors Asking About Guns

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence is suing to overturn Florida's new law that bans doctors from asking patients about gun ownership.

The center filed the suit in a Miami federal court on behalf of three doctors and three physicians groups.

"The best medicine is prevention," said Florida Pediatric Society president-elect Mobeen Rathore. "Unfortunately, I have seen too many tragic outcomes of an accidental shooting."

Rathore calls the new law a gag order. His organization along with the Florida Academy of Family Physicians and The Florida College of Physicians are part of the lawsuit against the state.

Opponents of the law are calling it vague, and say the punishment doesn't fit the crime."It could go to the board of medicine. You could essentially lose your license if you violate it," said Chris Nuland, an attorney for physicians.

Man Falls, Gets Stranded in Tree

Man Falls, Gets Stranded in Tree

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- A man who fell into a tree from a bucket truck where he was working got stuck this afternoon.  

The man, who has not been identified, fell into the tree and was stuck about 50 feet up with possible injuries to his legs.

Although there is a construction site near the area, it is unclear what he was doing or for whom he was working. He was taken from the scene at Russell Road and U.S. Highway 17 to the hospital around 1:30 p.m.

His injuries are not considered life threatening.

A Race Trac gas station is under construction at the site right next to a tree line.