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Chuck Bean


If Tiger King has taught us anything it’s that there is a ferocious appetite for news stories about people and animals acting badly and the wild happenstance of life. In that spirit each night during the 9 and 10 o’clock hour I enjoy playing a game with you, the listener, called Florida or Australia. The rules are simple: I’ll tell you about a news story on the air and you text or call in and tell me if you think the story happened in Florida or Australia.(because those two places seem to have a high concentration of craziness.) Here are tonight’s stories:

Polk suspect's attempt at fleeing comes to a halt after pickup truck partially lands on cruiser

While trying to flee, a suspect's truck ended up on top of a Polk County deputy's cruiser, according to the sheriff's office. Deputies said, over the weekend, Lake Alfred police notified the agency that a suspect fled from a residential burglary. The suspect was identified as 25-year-old Austin Westgate.

Beachgoer finds 78 lbs. of cocaine washed up on Florida beach

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) -- Political experts believe the Latino vote can tip the scale in this year's presidential election. The changing landscape of Hispanic subgroups and changing political values are making it a tight race in the battleground state of Florida. We often think Latinos share similar values, but Latinos are not a monolith.

Be sure to tune in Monday through Friday nights at 9 and 10pm if you want to play along.