WARNING: Raw Sewage Spill

WARNING: Raw Sewage Spill

  Tallahassee, Florida – The Florida Department of Health on Saturday issued an advisory to residents in counties surrounding the Withlacoochee and the downstream Suwannee River. The City of Valdosta has reported a spill, made up of a combination of storm water and untreated sewage, that has overflowed into the One-Mile Branch, Two-Mile Branch, Sugar […]

Florida Weather Alert For April 18, 2014

Florida Weather Alert For April 18, 2014

  The U.S. National Weather Service has issued a storm warning as well as a flood watch for North Central Florida beginning Friday April 18, 2014 to April 19, 2014. Drivers are urged to use caution as they travel on Friday and possibly into Saturday. Between two to five inches of rain are in the […]

To the Editor: Should state colleges and universities be required to give taxpayer-funded in-state tuition subsidies to ‘undocumented’ or ‘illegal’ students?

To the Editor: Should state colleges and universities be required to give taxpayer-funded in-state tuition subsidies to ‘undocumented’ or ‘illegal’ students?

  Florida — Following the Easter and Passover break, the Senate and House will be back in Tallahassee Monday for the final two weeks of Florida’s Legislative Session. I’m writing you today to share my perspective – and ask for yours – about an issue that’s on the minds of many folks who are emailing […]

Abortion Bill Passes Second Senate Committee

Abortion Bill Passes Second Senate Committee

  Tallahassee, Florida – Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator Tom Lee (R- Brandon), passed Senate Bill 918, which advances Florida’s protection of the unborn. “Florida’s laws must keep pace with changes in medical technology,” said President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville). “As a matter of public policy, I believe the bar should be set […]

Homeless guy murdered mom

Homeless guy murdered mom

  Crystal River, Florida — On April 5, 2014, shortly after 3 p.m., Citrus County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an area behind Farmer’s Furniture in Crystal River, which is a known homeless camp, in regards to a domestic incident. Deputies were searching for Benjamin Dick, 23, in reference to an aggravated battery where his brother […]

Increased Punishment For Sex Offenders In Florida Signed Into Law

Increased Punishment For Sex Offenders In Florida Signed Into Law

  Tallahassee, Florida — On April 1, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bills 522, 524, 526 and 528, which substantially strengthen protections against sex offenders. Protecting Florida’s most vulnerable from sexual offenders is a joint priority during the 2014 Legislative Session for Florida Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley […]

Suspicious Death Of Veterans Now Under Investigation

Suspicious Death Of Veterans Now Under Investigation

  Tallahassee, Florida — In light of recent reports of injuries and deaths to veterans at federal Veterans Affairs hospitals, earlier this week Governor Rick Scott called for the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration to take immediate action to shine a light on the processes of federal Veterans Affairs hospitals in Florida. The investigation […]

Road Rage Karma Captured On Video

Road Rage Karma Captured On Video

  Tampa, Florida – A woman whom was driving and minding her own business was being tailgated by another driver on State Road 41 in Tampa on March 24, 2014. The woman, whom does not want to be identified pulled out her cell phone and captured Jeffrey White, 33, of Tampa relentlessly tailgating her. She […]

26 Men Arrested In Sex Sting Involving Minors

26 Men Arrested In Sex Sting Involving Minors

    Seminole County — On March 24, 2014 the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office announced the results of Operation SafeNet, a multi-agency, undercover operation targeting individuals who use the internet to sexually exploit children. Law enforcement from 16 Central Florida agencies joined forces to arrest 26 individuals who traveled to and within Seminole County intending […]

Sheriff outraged: illegal immigrant drug dealers on food stamps

Sheriff outraged: illegal immigrant drug dealers on food stamps

  [Ocala Post has included the press conference video in its entirety. Start at 9:30 if you want to go straight to the Sheriff express his anger over illegal immigrant drug dealers on welfare. ] Polk County, Florida — This investigation directly impacts Central Florida as a whole. A drug bust in Polk County that […]

Prescribed Burn Alert

Prescribed Burn Alert

  Levy County, Florida — The Florida Highway Patrol will be monitoring the area of SR 24 in the community of Rosewood today, March 20, 2014 as the Florida Forest Service conducts a prescribed burn of approximately 80 acres of woodlands. Smoke from this fire may affect portions of the following roadways: State Road 24, […]

Raw Sewage Mixed With Storm Water Warning

Raw Sewage Mixed With Storm Water Warning

  Tallahassee, Florida — The Florida Department of Health today issued an advisory to residents in counties surrounding the Withlacoochee river. The City of Valdosta has reported a spill, made up of a combination of storm water and untreated raw sewage that has overflowed into One-Mile Branch, Two-Mile Branch, Sugar Creek and Cherry Creek which […]

Power Failure Leads To Grow House

Power Failure Leads To Grow House

  Deltona, Florida — When the lights went out in Deltona on Sunday, an illegal marijuana growing operation was revealed. A transformer fuse on a utility pole had blown, blacking out one to two blocks of homes. Utility workers were dispatched to repair and restore the electricity in the area. Shortly after making the repairs, […]

To the Editor: Corruption in the city hf High Springs

To the Editor: Corruption in the city hf High Springs

  PBA Responds to City of High Springs Termination of Police Chief Steve Holley: This morning, in an email to the attorneys representing High Springs Police Chief Steve Holley, the City of High Springs terminated Chief Holley’s employment alleging that he had been absent without authorization from his duties with the High Springs Police Department. […]

Vehicle Registration Reduction Bill Approved

Vehicle Registration Reduction Bill Approved

  Tallahassee, Florida –On March 13, 2014, the Senate Committee on Appropriations, chaired by Senator Joe Negron (R-Stuart), unanimously approved Senate Bill 156, Motor Vehicle License Taxes. The bill, sponsored by Chair Negron, would reduce certain annual vehicle registration fees by nearly $400 million. “Our starting point for this year’s tax cut package was legislation […]

Low grade marijuana Bill passed

Low grade marijuana Bill passed

  Tallahassee, Florida–The Florida Senate Committee on Health Policy, chaired by Senator Aaron Bean (R-Fernandina Beach), On March 12, 2013, passed Senate Bill 1030, allowing the compassionate use of low-THC grade marijuana for Floridians suffering with severe neurological conditions. The Republican-led effort sponsored by Senator Rob Bradley (R-Fleming Island) and co-sponsored by Senator Jeff Brandes […]

Confirmed Case Of Rabies

Confirmed Case Of Rabies

  Polk county, Florida — On Saturday, March 8, 2014, a Lake Wales woman reported that she had been bitten by a raccoon and that her neighbors’ dogs had been fighting with it, in the area of 952 Campbell Avenue. The PCSO Animal Control Section responded, impounded the raccoon, and sent its body to the […]

Tragic Accident Kills Mother, Father And A Child

Tragic Accident Kills Mother, Father And A Child

  Polk City, Florida –At approximately 12:10 a.m. on March 11, 2014, three people were killed in an accident at State Road 33 and Deen Still Road. Justin Sims, 31, was reportedly traveling westbound on Deen Still Road in the family Buick when he failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a […]

GI Bill Passes House Unanimously

GI Bill Passes House Unanimously

  Tallahassee, FL. – Today, Florida’s Senators met to honor the brave men and women who serve in the United States Armed Forces. During the 2014 Florida National Guard Day at the Capitol, the Senate unanimously passed the Florida GI Bill, House Bill 7015, which is aimed to establish Florida as the top “Welcome Home” […]

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