Gil de Ferran, Indianapolis 500 winner and Brazilian icon, dead at 56

Gil de Ferran, Indianapolis 500 winner and Brazilian icon, dead at 56

Gil de Ferran, the 2003 Indianapolis 500 winner and holder of the closed-course land speed record, died Friday while racing with his son at The Concourse Club in Florida, multiple former colleagues confirmed to The Associated Press. He was 56. Fellow Brazilian driver Tony Kanaan said de Ferran was with his son, Luke, at the…

2003 Indy 500 winner Gil de Ferran dead at 56

2003 Indy 500 winner Gil de Ferran dead at 56

According to the Associated Press, de Ferran appeared to suffer a heart attack while competing with his son at The Concours Club in Opa-locka, Florida on Friday. The open-wheel legend began his racing career in British Formula Ford, Opel Lotus and then Formula 3, finishing third in the 1991 British F3 title race behind Rubens…

Orange Bowl Livestream: How to Watch Georgia vs. Florida State Online for Free

Orange Bowl Livestream: How to Watch Georgia vs. Florida State Online for Free

For the first time in more than 20 years, the Georgia Bulldogs will take on the Florida State Seminoles in this year’s Orange Bowl — here’s how to watch it without cable If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Rolling Stone may receive an affiliate commission. Quick…

These creepy crawlies could be Florida’s next big invasive threats, scientists say

These creepy crawlies could be Florida’s next big invasive threats, scientists say

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Florida has long been home to an unnatural assortment of creatures from faraway lands and habitats, and these tourists turned permanent residents have wreaked havoc on the natural ecosystem. You can thank the Burmese pythons slithering around the Everglades for the lack of marsh rabbits, and the Asian swamp eels are…

Girlfriend meets police to get lost wallet — then has surprise of a lifetime in Florida

Girlfriend meets police to get lost wallet — then has surprise of a lifetime in Florida

When Craig Vandenberg decided he wanted to propose to his girlfriend, Emery, he knew he had to do something special.A student at Florida Southern College, Vandenberg reached out to his school resource officer, Dagon Leach, from the Lakeland Police Department.Together, they hatched a plan.Vandenberg gave Leach his wallet and his girlfriend’s phone number, then Leach…

DeSantis accepts CNN debate in New Hampshire

DeSantis accepts CNN debate in New Hampshire

Republican presidential candidate and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will attend CNN’s debate in New Hampshire next month. “Given the short amount of time between the Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire’s primary, participating in multiple debates on different networks is the best way for Granite State voters to hear the contrast between the candidates as well…

Volvo CE Exiting Paver Business, Selling ABG Line to Ammann

Volvo CE Exiting Paver Business, Selling ABG Line to Ammann

Volvo Construction Equipment is exiting the asphalt paver manufacturing business, selling its ABG paver line to Ammann.The move follows the company’s sale of its Blaw-Knox paver business to Florida-based Glencor Industries in 2020. Volvo says the sale will enable it to “continue to focus on developing sustainable solutions and future technologies and services, in line…

Sen. Rick Scott says his home was ‘swatted’ while at dinner with his wife

Sen. Rick Scott says his home was ‘swatted’ while at dinner with his wife

Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., said his home in Naples, Florida, was “swatted” on Wednesday night.“Last night, while at dinner with my wife, cowards ‘swatted’ my home in Naples,” Scott wrote in a Thursday morning post on X. “These criminals wasted the time & resources of our law enforcement in a sick attempt to terrorize my…