VIDEO: Early morning fire destroys luxury home

VIDEO: Early morning fire destroys luxury home

Hernando, Florida — At approximately 4:27 a.m.,  Citrus County Fire Rescue responded to a fire at 3671 E. Turquoise Lane, Hernando. When crews first arrived, they found a $5,000-square-foot… READ MORE   Please follow and like us:

Man caught with several items following burglary

Man caught with several items following burglary

Lecanto, Florida — A 35-year-old Lecanto man was arrested and charged with Grand Theft and Burglary of an unoccupied Structure (X2) after the homeowner reported several power tools had gone missing. The burglary took place in the 4800 block of West Pleasant Acres Place, Lecanto. During the investigation, a witness…READ MORE.   Please follow and […]

Red snapper season closes soon

Red snapper season closes soon

Recreational red snapper season closes soon in Gulf state and federal waters. Red snapper season for recreational anglers fishing from private vessels and for charter captains who do not have a federal reef fish permit is open through July 20 and closes July 21. For-hire operations with federal reef fish permits are open through July […]

“Unarmed” man stabbed tourist

“Unarmed” man stabbed tourist

A Miami man with no arms has been charged with stabbing a Chicago tourist with scissors. Jonathan Crenshaw, 46, told Miami Beach police that he used his feet to hold the scissors to stab Cesar Coronado, 22, who was visiting from Chicago. Crenshaw stated that he was lying down just after midnight Tuesday when Coronado came […]

Semi nearly hits 76-year-old driver

Semi nearly hits 76-year-old driver

This is what happens when the DMV fails to restrict some elderly drivers. Semi nearly hits a vehicle driven by a 76-year-old driver when she creeps onto a Florida highway and directly into the path of the semi. The skilled truck driver was able to avoid the accident. What do you think? Please follow and […]

Marsh Rabbit Run Trail at Circle B Bar Reserve, closed

Marsh Rabbit Run Trail at Circle B Bar Reserve, closed

Tabitha Biehl, Environmental Lands Stewardship Coordinator announced that Polk County’s Environmental Lands program has now closed all of Marsh Rabbit Run Trail at Circle B Bar Reserve. A portion of the trail was closed last month for safety reasons due to an alligator nesting season. But due to a newly discovered nest along the trail, […]

Many law enforcement agencies upset over cellphone tracking ruling

“We decline to grant the [government] unrestricted access to a wireless carrier’s database of physical location information.”

Many law enforcement agencies upset over cellphone tracking ruling

In a huge win for Americans, the Supreme Court ruled Friday that police generally need a search warrant if they want to track a person’s movements by collecting information about where that person has used their cell phone. A 119-page document released Friday outlines the details of the Court’s ruling. Chief Justice John G. Roberts […]

FedEx driver killed in freak accident after semi malfunction

FedEx driver killed in freak accident after semi malfunction

An Ocala FedEx driver was killed Wednesday in what can be described as a “Final Destination” type incident. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say 33-year-old Just Brewer was driving a flatbed semi loaded with sod northbound on the Florida Turnpike when the semi had a mechanical malfunction. According to reports, the brake drum and a tire […]

Lawsuit filed to stop Suncoast Parkway construction

Lawsuit filed to stop Suncoast Parkway construction

According to court documents, Friends of Etna Turpentine Camp filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Ocala Monday against the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to prevent the Suncoast Parkway expansion from being built. On Wednesday, a motion for a temporary restraining order to stop construction of the […]

FHP: Trooper was intentionally targeted

FHP: Trooper was intentionally targeted

The Florida Highway Patrol released a video Wednesday of a chase which started when a trooper’s car was intentionally struck by another driver. An FHP trooper chased down and arrested the man who struck her patrol car as she conducted a traffic stop along Florida’s Turnpike after “clocking” that driver at 90 mph. According to […]

2018 red snapper season

2018 red snapper season

Recreational red snapper season starts June 11 in Gulf state and federal waters and remains open through July 20, closing July 21. According to FWC, this year and next year are unique compared to previous years in that Florida’s Gulf recreational red snapper season applies to harvest from both state and federal waters. Anglers fishing […]

Gag grouper season opens soon

Gag grouper season opens soon

Gag grouper will open for recreational harvest in most state Gulf of Mexico waters and all federal Gulf waters June 1 and will remain open through December 31. Franklin, Wakulla, Taylor, and Jefferson counties are excluded from this opening because they have their own season from April 1-June 30 and September 1-December 31. Monroe County […]

Gas prices creep up for Florida

Gas prices creep up for Florida

If you plan to travel on Memorial Day weekend you will have to open your wallet to higher gas prices. According to a press release from AAA, the national average continues to rise toward $3 a gallon. On May 20, the national average of $2.92 was 5 cents more than a week ago and 57 […]

Stone crab season closed

Stone crab season closed

The commercial and recreational harvest of stone crab claws in Florida closes on May 16, with the last day of harvest on May 15. Stone crab season will reopen on October 15. This five-month closure occurs each year during the peak spawning season to help conserve and sustain Florida’s valuable stone crab resource. Commercially harvested […]

VIDEO: Police officer arrested, charged with felony child abuse

VIDEO: Police officer arrested, charged with felony child abuse

  A Miami-Dade police officer, Raymond Rosario, 44, was suspended with pay after he was arrested for hitting his daughter on a school campus. The incident was caught on school surveillance video. Rosario arrived at Pinecrest Cove Preparatory Academy after a teacher called him and stated that his daughter, 14, had been disrespectful to a […]

Click It or Ticket campaign begins

Click It or Ticket campaign begins

Tallahassee, Florida – Beginning May 14, Drivers will see increased enforcement on buckling up. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) will join multiple law enforcement and highway safety partners in participating in the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign.  The campaign ends June 3. “FHP is committed to raising awareness and educating the public. Not wearing […]

Some Florida schools closing due to cold weather

Some Florida schools closing due to cold weather

Florida — Yes, you read correctly. Alachua County Public Schools announced that due to a cold weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service, Alachua County public schools and offices will be closed January 3 and 4. Schools will re-open Friday, January 5. According to school board officials, makeup days have been rescheduled for June […]

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