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” […]

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 […]

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