Millions In Family Jewels Melted Down, Six Arrested

Millions In Family Jewels Melted Down, Six Arrested

  Miami, Florida — Residents in Collier and Miami-Dade Counties can rest a little easier tonight after six people were arrested in connection with a string of burglaries. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement spent a year and a half investigating more than 30 burglaries that were occurring during the day in upscale neighborhoods in […]

Universal’s Rip Ride Rockit Roller Coaster Stuck

Universal’s Rip Ride Rockit Roller Coaster Stuck

  Orlando, Florida — Around 7 p.m. on October 9, 2013, 12 people found themselves stuck in a vertical position on the ‘Rip Ride Rockit’ roller coaster at Universal Studios. The riders were stuck in the vertical position for over two hours. A spokesperson for Universal said that a technical malfunction caused the roller coasters […]

Dangerous Mexican Cartel Associates Arrested In Polk County

Dangerous Mexican Cartel Associates Arrested In Polk County

On September 30, 2013, the Central Florida HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) task force arrested six suspects and seized approximately 19 pounds of Methamphetamine in the Fort Meade area. The investigation began earlier this year when detectives received information about the Gabriel Zamarripa Drug Trafficking Organization operating in Polk County. This organization has ties […]

Sonny’s BBQ Armed Robbery Suspects On The Run

Sonny’s BBQ Armed Robbery Suspects On The Run

    Polk County, Florida — Polk County Sheriff’s deputies are seeking the public’s help in an Armed Robbery investigation. At approximately 10:00 p.m., on Sunday, October 6, 2013, three black male suspects forced their way into the Sonny’s BBQ Restaurant located at 5910 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, just as the employees were attempting to […]

Roger Aguilera Arrested Marijuana Bust On I-95 Reveals 30 Bricks

Roger Aguilera Arrested Marijuana Bust On I-95 Reveals 30 Bricks

St. Johns County — The Florida Highway Patrol has stopped a large amount of marijuana from hitting the streets. On October 2, 2013, at approximately 10:07 a.m. troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol Criminal Interdiction Unit initiated a traffic stop on I-95 and SR 206. The violation of illegal window tint was observed by the […]

Obamacare facts & what it means for you; creast cancer, the young, the elderly

Obamacare facts & what it means for you; creast cancer, the young, the elderly

  In light of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there are some facts that should be considered in regards to Obamacare. During a press conference, Obama made reference that “The Affordable Healthcare Act could save the lives of cancer patients.” After careful evaluation of the Affordable Healthcare Act schedules, a person could reasonably conclude […]

Probation Officer Jorge Martir Arrested

Probation Officer Jorge Martir Arrested

Polk County, Florida — A probation officer in Polk County has been arrested after he started a personal relationship with a probationer to whom he was assigned for supervision. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, 38-year-old Jorge Martir, exchanged over 700 text messages and emailed naked pictures of himself to her from his personal […]

Public Safety Alert: Ryan Arrandale Escaped From Florida Department of Corrections

Public Safety Alert: Ryan Arrandale Escaped From Florida Department of Corrections

  West Palm Beach, Florida — Florida Department of Corrections Inmate, Ryan Arrandale, 25, white male, 6’01”, 215 lbs., scar on left wrist, wearing blue pants and blue shirt ran out the back door of the Florida Department of Corrections Facility located at 261 Fairgrounds Road, West Palm Beach. Authorities have indicated that Inmate Arrandale […]

Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law

Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law

  On October 1, 2013 at 12:01 a.m., the new “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law” goes into effect. s. 316.305 (3)(a) is defined as the following: A person may not operate a motor vehicle while manually typing or entering multiple letters, numbers, symbols, or other characters into a wireless communications device or while […]

Chanel Phillips’ Death Determined To Be Drowning

Chanel Phillips’ Death Determined To Be Drowning

The Palm Beach County Medical Examiners office has concluded their investigation regarding the death of 23-year-old Chanel Ferrell Phillips. Earlier this week Ocala Post reported on a missing South Florida woman that had been found at the bottom of a pond. Chanel Phillips, 23, who had been missing since early Saturday morning, was found inside […]

Levy County Fatal Crash Leaves Two Dead One Fighting For Her Life

Levy County Fatal Crash Leaves Two Dead One Fighting For Her Life

  An early morning crash in Levy County has left two people dead and one person in critical condition. Around 5:00 a.m., a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling southbound on U.S. 19 in the northbound inside lane. A 2002 Toyota Camry was traveling northbound on U.S. 19 also in the inside lane. The Jeep […]

Body cam records would-be NFL player Jermaine Green being shot

Body cam records would-be NFL player Jermaine Green being shot

  Daytona Beach, Florida — A man was shot by two officers in Dayton Beach early Wednesday morning after police say he held a knife to his girlfriend’s neck. At around 2:45 a.m., police were called to a residence located at 822 Magnolia Avenue in Daytona Beach regarding a fight inside the home. When police […]

Deborah Thompson Arrested Search Over Grandson Still At Large

Deborah Thompson Arrested Search Over Grandson Still At Large

Polk County, Florida — Detectives with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office are asking for help from the public with an Attempted Murder Investigation. At approximately 6 a.m., on Saturday, September 21, 2013, a shooting incident occurred in the area of Edwin Street, NE Winter Haven. 31-year-old Kelvin Lewis Key-Herrington of 518 Sears Avenue NE, Winter […]

Volusia County 911 System Down In Some Areas

Volusia County 911 System Down In Some Areas

Volusia County is currently experiencing intermittent problems throughout the area with its emergency 911 system. Because of the problems, some callers have been unable to reach 911 and are receiving a recording. The situation appears to be affecting both landline and cell phones.     If this situation occurs, callers should hang up and immediately […]

Joshua Ortiz Arrested For Fracturing A Baby’s Skull

  A man in Osceola County was arrested after an 11 month old baby he was watching ended up with bruises on his body, a fractured skull, and a broken tibia. According to authorities, Joshua Mellow Ortiz, 25, was watching the child at a home in St. Cloud earlier this month when he notice the […]

Missing Girl Chanel Phillips Has Been Found Dead

Missing Girl Chanel Phillips Has Been Found Dead

Jupiter, Florida — A missing South Florida woman has been found at the bottom of a pond. Chanel Phillips, 23, who had been missing since early Saturday morning was found inside her 2001 Cadillac Deville at the bottom of a pond in the Jupiter Subdivision, Mallory Creek.     At around 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, September […]

Florida Highway Patrol Ticketing Aggressive Drivers

Florida Highway Patrol  Ticketing Aggressive Drivers

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) announced today an additional enforcement week dedicated to the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) campaign will begin September 23, 2013 and run through September 27, 2013.   The TACT campaign is targeted to highlight the danger of aggressive driving behaviors when interacting with large trucks on the road. Motorists […]

Health Plans Selected For The Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Managed Medical Assistance Program

Health Plans Selected For The Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Managed Medical Assistance Program

  The Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency) selected the health plans it will contract with for the Managed Medical Assistance (MMA) program. The Agency selected 10 general, non-specialty MMA plans via a competitive bidding process. In addition, the Agency selected five companies to provide specialty plans, including specialty plans focused on HIV/AIDS, child welfare […]

Deborah Thompson And Kelvin Key-Herrington Wanted And On The Run

Deborah Thompson And Kelvin Key-Herrington Wanted And On The Run

Polk County, Florida — Detectives with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office are asking for help from the public with an Attempted Murder Investigation. At approximately 6 a.m., on Saturday, September 21, 2013, a shooting incident occurred in the area of Edwin Street, NE Winter Haven. 31-year-old Kelvin Lewis Key-Herrington of 518 Sears Avenue NE, Winter […]