Cessna Plane Clips Skydiver

Cessna Plane Clips Skydiver

    Polk County, Florida — Around 11:00 a.m. on March 8, 2014, Sharon L. Trembley, 87, of Mulberry was doing “touch and goes” in his private Cessna Plane from the South Lakeland Airport near 7500 Coronet Road in the Mulberry area. During his third pass, the passenger-side wing of his plane became entangled with […]

Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Captain Suspended

Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Captain Suspended

  Gainesville, Florida — Thursday, March 06, 2014, Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell placed Captain Keith Vermillion, one of her top commanders, on Administrative Suspension with pay effective immediately. The internal investigation was initiated by Sheriff Darnell and will be conducted by Captain Latrell Simmons, Office of Professional Standards. Sheriff Darnell said, “I have been […]

The GI Bill And Making Florida Military Friendly

The GI Bill And Making Florida Military Friendly

  Tallahassee, Florida – Today, the Senate Committee on Appropriations, chaired by Senator Joe Negron (R-Stuart), passed Senate Bill 860, known as the Florida GI Bill, and CS/SB 248, regarding Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs). Both pieces of legislation will now head to the Senate Floor. “This session, the Florida Senate will honor the dedication, valor […]

Florida Proposing A Tax Most Are Calling Ridiculous

Florida Proposing A Tax Most Are Calling Ridiculous

  Tallahassee, Florida –Florida legislators preach lower taxes and more job creation for Florida residents, but are they really looking out for your interest? As the 2014 state legislative season opens and states continue the never ending quest for new tax revenues, a large number of legislative proposals have been made to continue the recent […]

Extreme speed was factor; car ripped in half

Extreme speed was factor; car ripped in half

  Polk County, Florida — At approximately 12:48 am, on Monday, March 03, 2014, Davenport and Haines City Police were investigating a suspicious person on US 17/92 and North Boulevard, Davenport. As they were conducting their investigation, a white Nissan Altima, driven by 49-year-old Karen Reynolds Johnson, of St. Cloud, passed them at a high […]

Wheel Breaks Free From Car; Kills One, Injures Another

Wheel Breaks Free From Car; Kills One, Injures Another

  Williston, Florida — According to Williston Police, a wheel broke free from a car and killed an man early this Monday morning, March 2, 2014. Police said that it was first believed that a tire compressor had exploded and killed the man, but that later proved to be false. Investigations revealed that Patrick Woodard […]

3 women severely beat a girl after school meeting

3 women severely beat a girl after school meeting

Deltona, Florida — Three women were arrested for child abuse Friday after slapping, kicking, and choking a teen girl and then forcing her to take her clothes off so they could beat her with belts. The women said they were disciplining the girl because she had been suspended from school. Volusia County sheriff’s deputies responded […]

Orlando Man Laundered $500K

Orlando Man Laundered $500K

  Orlando, Florida – The Florida Department of Law Enforcement Orlando Regional Operations Center arrested Daryl Ali, 31, on one count of organized scheme to defraud and one count of money laundering. Investigators believe Ali used information from existing businesses to set up fraudulent merchant accounts. With the fraudulent accounts, Ali processed nonexistent merchandise returns […]

Nine Sickos Taken Off The Streets Of Florida

Nine Sickos Taken Off The Streets Of Florida

  Polk County, Florida — On Friday, February 21, 2014, Polk County Sheriff’s undercover detectives conducted a Vice initiative at Saddle Creek Park in Lakeland, focusing on complaints about indecent activity at the park. A total of nine men were arrested for soliciting lewd acts. 60-year-old Stephen Cyr, of 3305 Skyview Drive #105 in Lakeland, […]

Woman Fakes Rape To Miss Work

Woman Fakes Rape To Miss Work

  Palm Beach, Florida — The woman who told authorities she had been raped on the Florida Turnpike has been arrested. On Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at approximately 9:00 a.m., Alexandra Westover, 21, told deputies she had been traveling north in a red vehicle on the Florida Turnpike between the Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter […]

Food Recall Alert: Bunched Curly Parsley

Food Recall Alert: Bunched Curly Parsley

  Belle Glade, Florida — As of February 11, 2014, ROTH FARMS Inc. of Belle Glade, Florida, is recalling its “ bunched Curly Parsley” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened […]

Woman Changing Flat Tire On Turnpike Is Assaulted

  On Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at approximately 9:00 a.m., a female traveling north in a red vehicle on the Florida Turnpike between the Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter exits, had a flat tire and pulled over to the side of the road. Shortly after, a white male driving a white vehicle pulled over and […]

Sheriff’s Deputy Killed In The Line Of Duty

Sheriff’s Deputy Killed In The Line Of Duty

  Orange County, Florida — Sheriff Jerry Demings said, “Last night we lost a hero. But a family grieves for the loss of a husband, father, a son, a brother.” Deputy Jonathan Scott Pine, 34, was shot and killed in the line of duty on February 11, 2014; the first reported officer fatality in Florida […]

Vinemobile App For Tracking Criminals

Vinemobile App For Tracking Criminals

  Tallahassee, Florida — Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Michael Crews announced today a new Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) mobile app which provides information and notification of an offender’s status to victims of crimes committed by inmates in the Department’s custody or under its supervision. “Ensuring that Florida families are safe is the […]

Man Claims He Stole To Support His Failing Business

Man Claims He Stole To Support His Failing Business

  Deland, Florida — On Sunday February 9, 2014 at approximately 9:00 a.m., Volusia County dispatch received a 911 call from a business owner stating he was holding a burglary suspect at gunpoint. At 9:14 a.m. Deputy Wagers arrived on the scene to find the owner of West Crane Services holding suspect Dale Stewart, 43, […]

Florida mom arrested after traveling to sell her daughter to Super Bowl fans

Florida mom arrested after traveling to sell her daughter to Super Bowl fans

  New York — Bronx detectives arrested a Palm Bay, Florida woman after she traveled to New York for Super Bowl Sunday in an attempt to “pimp out” her 15-year-old daughter to football fans. Yolanda Ostoloza, 39, originally from New Jersey, reportedly owed nearly $500 in back rent and figured she could make the money […]

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