Arrests continue over feeding the homeless

Arrests continue over feeding the homeless

Florida residents are outraged over Fort Lauderdale citizens being arrested for feeding the homeless. The controversy is also the reason dozens of e-mails were recently sent to Ocala Post about the homeless that have arrested in Ocala, and charged with Open Lodging. Many have turned to social media, blasting Fort Lauderdale officials, accusing them of […]

Unsportsmanlike penalty for praying?

Unsportsmanlike penalty for praying?

Fort Myers, Florida — Sam Turner, a 16-year-old tight end for the Fort Myers High School Green Wave, was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct after scoring a touchdown. Turner earned the penalty after raising his hands in the air to honor a teammate who was murdered, and then took a knee to thank God. The celebration […]

Election day is here, 2014

Election day is here, 2014

Now, at last, America gets to decide. Millions of people are casting votes nationwide in an election that could hand Republicans the Senate after a nasty, negative campaign that cost nearly $4 billion. Republican Gov. Rick Scott is in a slug fest with Democrat Charlie Crist, who wants his old job back. Crist is the […]

Windward Knoll: 55 plus community

Windward Knoll: 55 plus community

RECEIVE TWO MONTHS FREE LOT RENT WHEN YOU MENTION THIS ARTICLE! Florida — Located just off the beaten path (close to I-4 and I-75), in a quiet country setting is Windward Knoll, an ideal retirement community with many amenities and conveniences. Clean, neat, and crisp, the community has a sparkling heated pool and spacious clubhouse […]

Veternans: Free entrance to state parks

Veternans: Free entrance to state parks

Tallahassee, Florida – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that in honor of Veterans Day, there will be free entry for everyone at state parks* on Tuesday, Nov. 11. The Florida Park Service encourages residents and visitors to celebrate veterans and active military personnel by bringing them to one of the 171 state parks and trails […]

Mother forced kids to drink toilet bowl cleaner after she heard voices

Mother forced kids to drink toilet bowl cleaner after she heard voices

Port Orange, Florida — A Port Orange mother is facing attempted murder charges after she allegedly made her two children drink toilet bowl cleaner. Amelia R. West, 29, was arrested Saturday morning, November 1, 2014, at her Timber Trail home. “Upon arrival at the residence, officers located West, who had reportedly attempted to harm herself,” […]

To the Editor: The medical marijuana ruse

To the Editor: The medical marijuana ruse

Polk County — As Election Day draws near, “medical marijuana” has become a hot topic, and many have asked me about my position concerning constitutional Amendment 2. That’s simple: I am personally against the amendment because I know it is a ruse that will create defacto-legalization of marijuana in Florida. The amendment supporters are counting […]

Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT)

Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT)

Tallahassee, Florida — Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT), the statewide youth-led movement, announced the names of its new Youth Advocacy Board members. The Youth Advisory Board works in collaboration with the Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida to help plan the direction and goals of the SWAT organization and of the youth […]

More than 60 pit bulls rescued from two Florida homes

More than 60 pit bulls rescued from two Florida homes

Polk County — Investigators with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said it was a bloody scene when they served search warrants on two home’s — one located at 122 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street, Fort Meade, Florida and the other at 880 L B Brown Avenue, Bartow, Florida — on October 22, 2014. Investigators […]

Owner of Ridin’ Dirty Motor Sports arrested

Owner of Ridin’ Dirty Motor Sports arrested

Inverness, Florida — Convicted felon, Michael Paul Watkins, 41, of Inverness, was taken into custody by federal agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) today. Watkins is the owner of Ridin’ Dirty Motor Sports and Cool Aid Heating and Air in Citrus County. This morning, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office assisted the […]

Howl-O-Scream 2014

Howl-O-Scream 2014

Tampa, Florida — For 18 select nights this Halloween season, Howl-O-Scream 2014, unleashes a new type of terror. Busch Gardens® Tampa transforms into Florida’s top-rated Halloween event, complete with 300 acres of fears and frights, including new horrifying haunted houses and sinister surprises around every corner. This event runs Thursday through Saturday nights, October 2, […]

Florida State wins thriller

Florida State wins thriller

Jameis Winston and the Florida State Seminoles prevailed in a thrilling top five match up with Notre Dame in which the game came down to the final offensive play for the Irish. The game was all about one team answering another as neither team was able to score more than seven unanswered points against the […]

Adrian Wyllie responds to debate exclusion

Adrian Wyllie responds to debate exclusion

Palm Harbor, Florida – Adrian Wyllie, Libertarian candidate for governor of Florida, is calling into question the relationship between Dean Ridings, the Florida Press Association and the Democratic Party of Florida, and possibly, Charlie Crist. This week, the Florida Press Association and Leadership Florida, two organizations for which Mr. Ridings serves on the board, were […]

Horse whisperer: Man pulled out penis at Walmart

Horse whisperer: Man pulled out penis at Walmart

Brooksville, Florida — Sean Johnson, 19, was released from jail on $1,500 bond after being arrested on Tuesday.  Brooksville Police said they responded to a Brooksville Walmart after receiving a call about someone exposing himself. Loss Prevention said they had followed Johnson through the store with cameras because he “was acting suspicious and kept looking […]

Warning from officials about Halloween contact lenses

Warning from officials about Halloween contact lenses

Tallahassee, Florida — The Florida Department of Health and local law enforcement agencies carried out Operation Jack-O-Lantern, October 8, 2014, through October 11, 2014. The operation to stop potentially dangerous sales of designer, colored, or Halloween themed contact lenses culminated in 47 cease-and-desist notices served to individuals and establishments practicing health care without a license […]

Department of Corrections takes unprecedented steps to ensure safer prisons

Department of Corrections takes unprecedented steps to ensure safer prisons

Tallahassee, Florida – Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) Secretary Mike Crews today announced unprecedented steps to ensure safer practices and policies are in place. In the coming weeks, the Association of State Corrections Administrators (ASCA) will review the Department’s policies, rules and procedures related to use of force. The ASCA will provide a full independent […]

11 more top Florida laws in effect October 2014

11 more top Florida laws in effect October 2014

Eleven more top laws for October 1, 2014. Some of the laws cover juvenile justice, concealed weapons, elected officers, and many other need to know topics. Some of these might affect you, your children, or help you as a citizen understand your rights. Offenses against vulnerable persons: The bill expands the list of persons designated […]

Driskel named starter in wake of Harris suspension

Driskel named starter in wake of Harris suspension

Jeff Driskel has been named the Florida Gators starting quarterback for Saturday’s matchup against LSU. This announcement came just days after quarterback Treon Harris was suspended while authorities investigate sexual assault allegations against him. Harris has also been suspended from all team activities during the investigation. The University of Florida said that Harris was accused […]

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