Deputy arrested; charged with multiple felonies

Deputy arrested; charged with multiple felonies

  Polk County, Florida — Detectives arrested Polk County Deputy Sheriff Julio Jose Garcia, 26, on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, charging him with Unlawful Compensation/Reward for Official Behavior, Use/Display of a Firearm while Committing a Felony , and Falsifying an Official Record/Document by a Public Servant. Sheriff Grady Judd said, “We conduct extensive background checks […]

Statewide Medicaid Managed Care

Statewide Medicaid Managed Care

  Tallahassee, Florida — The Agency for Health Care Administration’s proposed regional implementation schedule for Managed Medical Assistance (MMA), part of Florida’s Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC) program, was approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Implementation for MMA will begin May 1—on the heels of the Long-term Care program rollout, which will […]

Bright House Networks Says Goodbye Analog, Hello Digital

Bright House Networks Says Goodbye Analog, Hello Digital

  Central Florida — Bright House Networks announced that it has begun working to transition to an all-digital format in its Central Florida service area. With all-digital delivery, Bright House Networks said its customers will enjoy enhanced digital picture, sound quality, and access to even more great programming choices at no additional charge. Starting February […]

Bulletproof Vest Saved Deputie’s Life

Bulletproof Vest Saved Deputie’s Life

  Volusia County, Florida — A robbery suspect is now under arrest in Volusia County after firing shots at Deputy John Vedder of the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. On January 15, 2014 the Kangaroo Express located at 1701 N. Volusia Avenue, in Orange City was robbed and Dominic Jorgensen-Cloutier,16, was the main suspect in the […]

21 Horses Rescued From Near Death On Davie Ranch

21 Horses Rescued From Near Death On Davie Ranch

  Davie, Florida — Twenty-one starving horses were rescued from a ranch in Davie, Florida. The horses were rescued by Peaceful Ridge Rescue Group, and they say unfortunately three of the horses may have to be put down. Authorities say the horses were standing in more than two feet of their own feces, and there […]

Woman Found Stabbed To Death In Gainesville Hospital Parking Garage

Woman Found Stabbed To Death In Gainesville Hospital Parking Garage

    Gainesville, Florida — The Gainesville Police Department is currently investigating a homicide that occurred early Monday morning on the third floor of a Parking Garage at North Florida Regional Medical Center. GPD received a call at 8:58 a.m. on January 13, 2014 that reported a female was found dead in a vehicle parked […]

Orlando medical alert company scammed seniors out of millions

Orlando medical alert company scammed seniors out of millions

  Orlando, Florida — At the request of the Federal Trade Commission and the Office of the Florida Attorney General, a U.S. district court has temporarily halted and frozen the assets of an Orlando-based operation that used pre-recorded telephone calls, commonly known as ‘robocalls’, to pitch purportedly “free” medical alert devices to senior citizens by […]

Accused Killer Richard Barnes Captured

Accused Killer Richard Barnes Captured

  Sanford, Florida — Wanted suspected murderer Richard Barnes has been arrested for the shooting death of Cynthia McGee Bryant. On January 6, 2014 shortly after noon, Sanford Police were dispatched to McGee Insurance Company located at 400 West 25th Street, Sanford, Florida in reference to a Homicide. When police arrived on the scene they […]

Deltona Firefighter Faces Additional Charges For Rape

Deltona Firefighter Faces Additional Charges For Rape

  Deltona, Florida — Already in jail on accusations of date rape, a 32-year-old Deltona firefighter is now facing additional charges after three more women came forward following news coverage of Terry Freeman’s arrest to report that Freeman had done the same thing to them. In addition, an investigation into a sexual assault allegation against […]

New Senate Bill Will Reduce Vehicle Registration Fees

New Senate Bill Will Reduce Vehicle Registration Fees

  Tallahassee–The Florida Senate Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism and Economic Development Appropriations, chaired by Senator Andy Gardiner (R-Orlando), today unanimously passed Senate Bill 156, Motor Vehicle License Taxes, sponsored by Senate Appropriations Chair, Senator Joe Negron (R-Stuart). “This legislation provides a recurring reduction in fees paid annually by every Floridian who registers a car,” said […]

Manhunt Underway – Richard Barnes Main Suspect

Manhunt Underway – Richard Barnes Main Suspect

  Sanford, Florida — On January 6, 2014 shortly after noon, Sanford Police were dispatched to McGee Insurance Company located at 400 West 25th Street, Sanford, Florida in reference to a Homicide. According to eyewitnesses, Cynthia McGee Bryant’s boyfriend, Richard Lawrence Barnes,46, was walking toward the location of the incident and shortly after he arrived […]

USF Follows Court Ruling For Guns On Campus

USF Follows Court Ruling For Guns On Campus

  Tampa, Florida — The University of South Florida (USF) will now allow guns on campus, however they have to remain in a persons vehicle in accordance with new state laws. Like most colleges and universities across Florida, USF has never allowed weapons on campus. However a new court ruling states that colleges and universities […]

Man arrested for puppy love

Man arrested for puppy love

Palm Bay, Florida — Palm Bay Police arrested a Palm Bay man at a PaPa Johns located at 2430 Minton Road in West Melbourne; he is accused of having sex with the family dog. According to reports, Joshua Werbicki, 23, has been having sexual intercourse with the family pet for months. Family members became suspicious […]

Kodi Matthews Body Found In Polk County

Kodi Matthews Body Found In Polk County

  Polk County, Florida — The search for a 19-year-old that went missing on January 1, 2013 came to a tragic end today. Kodi Lee Matthews’ body was found at 4:57 p.m. on Saturday, January 4, 2013. His body was located in a wooded area of Fish Hatchery Road in Lakeland, the same area in […]

Skeletal Remains Found In Ormond Beach

Skeletal Remains Found In Ormond Beach

  Ormond Beach, Florida — The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the discovery of human skeletal remains that were found early morning on January 4, 2013 near Ormond Beach. According to reports, an initial assessment of the remains determined that they are old, naturally bleached, and covered in mold. A few pieces of clothing […]

Charlie Crist Retracts His Anti-Gay Marriage Statement

Charlie Crist Retracts His Anti-Gay Marriage Statement

  Florida — Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist has apologized for backing a state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in 2008 during an interview with an Orlando LGBT publication on December 31, 2013. “I’m sorry I did that. It was a mistake. I was wrong. Please forgive me,” Crist said. Crist said, “he was […]

Swine Flu Cases For 2014

Swine Flu Cases For 2014

  Brevard County, Florida — Health officials in Brevard county have confirmed several serious cases of H1N1 (Swine Flu) in the county. Health officials are urging residents to get a flu shot. A recent spike in cases has them concerned a possible outbreak of the Swine Flu could be on the horizon. Health officials do […]

Grandfather Bruce Fleming Shot On Christmas Day

Grandfather Bruce Fleming Shot On Christmas Day

  Deltona, Florida — The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after gunfire on Christmas morning in Deltona claimed the life of Bruce Fleming, 69. Investigators say they are trying to determine if the shooting was accidental, and if it was a stray bullet that hit Fleming. Deputies were dispatched to 3220 Cadehill Drive after […]

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