Teen carjacked in her driveway

Teen carjacked in her driveway

Deltona – A 19-year-old Deltona woman was carjacked in her driveway just before midnight Wednesday when two males pointed guns at her and demanded her vehicle. The victim was returning from work in the 3000 block of Sanborn Lane, Deltona.  She was sitting in the vehicle when the two males approached and asked if she […]

Snook harvest seasonal closure in most Gulf waters

Snook harvest seasonal closure in most Gulf waters

The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 1 in federal and most state waters of the Gulf, including all of Monroe County and Everglades National Park. Snook, as well as redfish, remain catch-and-release only in state waters from the Hernando/Pasco county line through Gordon Pass in Collier County (includes Tampa Bay and Hillsborough County) […]

Woman’s fart landed her in jail

Woman’s fart landed her in jail

Broward County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a  woman’s “gas leak” after a customer in line at a Dollar General store, located at 120 S. Federal Highway, Dania Beach, complained about the smell. According to reports, a customer told deputies that Shanetta Yvette Wilson, 37, “farted loudly and stunk up the store.” When a man standing in […]

Thanksgiving Day murder suspect located in Daytona

Thanksgiving Day murder suspect located in Daytona

Daytona — A Texas fugitive wanted on murder and other charges in a deadly Thanksgiving Day home invasion in El Paso was located in Daytona Beach thanks to License Plate Reader technology that alerted law enforcement to his stolen vehicle. Jason Gibson, 38, was arrested Tuesday afternoon shortly after he fled from a converging group […]

Man arrested after he mounted horse

Man arrested after he mounted horse

A Citra man was arrested Monday after a witness reported that she saw the man having sex with a miniature horse named Jackie G. According to Marion County sheriffs detectives, other witnesses came forward during the investigation. During questioning, Nicholas Anthony Sardo, 21, admitted to having sex with the horse multiple times. Sardo stated that he had […]

90 confirmed cases of Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM)

90 confirmed cases of Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM)

Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a rare but serious condition, which is typically seen in children. It affects the nervous system, specifically the area of the spinal cord called gray matter, which causes the muscles and reflexes in the body to become weak. CDC said they have been thoroughly investigating the AFM cases that have […]

2018 drug take-back event, find a location near you

2018 drug take-back event, find a location near you

After collecting a total of more than 9.9 million pounds (nearly 5,000 tons) of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medications during 15 previous events over the past eight years, the Drug Enforcement Administration expects to reach a total of 10 million pounds collected following the upcoming fall 2018 Take back event. The DEA and its […]

Food Stamp benefit early disbursement due to Hurricane Michael

Food Stamp benefit early disbursement due to Hurricane Michael

The Florida Department of Children and Families announced that current SNAP customers who normally receive benefits October 11-28 will receive their benefits by October 10 due to Hurricane Michael. Early disbursement will be for recipients in following counties: Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Calhoun, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hamilton, Hernando, Hillsborough, Holmes, […]

Hurricane Michael warnings, watches, and evacuations

Hurricane Michael warnings, watches, and evacuations

Video brought to you by our partners at Accuweather.com Hurricane Michael strengthens as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico and by Wednesday could become a category three hurricane. As of 1:45 a.m., Tuesday, a tropical storm watch is in effect for Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Clinch, Coffee, Columbia, Echols, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jeff Davis, Suwannee, and Ware. […]

FWC seeks input on invasive species rules

FWC seeks input on invasive species rules

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is requesting public input as staff improves rules for non-native species. The potential changes will affect rules related to the importation of high-risk species and include possible additions to the Prohibited Species list. Staff will also work on clarifying language in existing rules. People can provide input […]

Actor vomits while filming Howl-O-Scream commercial

Actor vomits while filming Howl-O-Scream commercial

Tampa – A paid actor apparently had a weak stomach while riding the SheiKra roller coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa. The actor, whose name was not released, projectile vomited during the filming of a commercial for Howl-O-Scream 2018. In the behind the scenes video, you can see the female actress pat him on the arm after […]

House Bill 29, Veteran and Military Family Opportunity Act, is complete

Active military members, veterans, and their spouses can now apply for reimbursement.

House Bill 29, Veteran and Military Family Opportunity Act, is complete

Tallahassee – The Florida Office of Financial Regulation announced Wednesday that rulemaking to implement Florida House Bill 29, the Don Hahnfeldt Veteran and Military Family Opportunity Act, is complete. Active military members, veterans, and their spouses can now apply for reimbursement of fees associated with licensure of mortgage loan originators and securities associated persons. Interim […]

Woman enraged after she was denied sex

Woman enraged after she was denied sex

Vero Beach — A man was transported to Indian River Medical Center Thursday after a woman cut his face with a kitchen knife. According to the arrest affidavit,  Katherine Nieves-Tavarez, 27, cut the man’s face because he turned down several requests to have sex with her. When police arrived at the scene, the man stated, […]

14-year-old girl was passed between men for money

14-year-old girl was passed between men for money

Detectives with the Eustis Police Department say they have arrested a man who was selling a 14-year-old runaway from Ocala. According to reports, 31-year-old Steven Hodge befriended the girl then passed her around to other men to have sex in exchange for money. Detectives said they have been investigating the case since February when Hodge […]

ACTIVE AMBER ALERT – Two children missing

ACTIVE AMBER ALERT – Two children missing

Authorities are searching for two children out of Suwannee County — 7-year-old Brian Mejias, who was last seen wearing a red shirt and blue jean shorts and 6-year-old Gabriela Mejias, who was last seen wearing a pink dress. According to the press release, Brian has short hair with a hard part to the left. He […]

FWC: Mandatory catch-and-release, follow the rules while fishing

FWC: Mandatory catch-and-release, follow the rules while fishing

At its September meeting in Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) directed staff to expand a recent mandatory catch-and-release only measure for snook and redfish due to red tide. The mandatory catch-and-release ruling will begin on September 28, 2018, through May 10, 2019. The areas include Gordon Pass in Collier County and […]

Woman who tossed dog into dumpster arrested

Woman who tossed dog into dumpster arrested

Winter Haven — On Saturday, September 22, 2018, Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an animal cruelty investigation at 4073 Mahogany Run, Winter Haven. According to a press release, two people heard what sounded like a dog “yelping” coming from a dumpster behind an apartment complex. One of the Good Samaritans jumped inside the […]

Teacher fired for not giving good grade to students

“I’m so upset because we have a nation of kids who are expecting to get paid and live their life just for showing up and it’s not real."

Teacher fired for not giving good grade to students

[Last updated on September 25, 2018, at 11:01 a.m.] A Florida teacher says she was fired after she refused to give students a grade of 50 percent on an assignment that they never turned in. On social media, parents say that “participation trophy syndrome” is now being extended to students in the form of grades. […]

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