FWC: Snook season to reopen for anglers

FWC: Snook season to reopen for anglers

Florida — The recreational harvest season for snook reopens on February 1, 2015, in Florida’s Atlantic coastal and inland waters (from the Miami-Dade/Monroe county line north), including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. The season will remain open through May 31. In the Atlantic, anglers may keep one snook per day that is not less […]

Two men sentenced in Walgreens and CVS robberies

Two men sentenced in Walgreens and CVS robberies

Orlando, Florida — On Monday, Senior United States District Judge John Antoon, II, sentenced Joe E. Clinton, Jr. 23, of Orlando, to 17 years in federal prison for aiding and abetting the attempted robbery of a Walgreen’s store, the robbery of a CVS store, and using and carrying a firearm during those violent crimes. Clinton […]

Coffee creamer with a side of choke hold

Coffee creamer with a side of choke hold

Brandon, Florida — Clarence Daniels, 62, drove to the Walmart located at 11110 Causeway Boulevard — with label in his pocket — to purchase coffee creamer for his wife. But just as Daniels entered the sliding doors to the Walmart, he was tackled and placed in a choke hold — and not by police or […]

Student killed while walking to school

Student killed while walking to school

Eagle Lake, Florida — On Wednesday, January 21, 2015, around 6:10 a.m., Codey Kierstead, 15, from Lake Region High School in Eagle Lake, was walking to school when he decided to cross U.S. Hwy 17 southbound just south of the intersection at CR 540 (Winter Lake Road), in lieu of using either of the two […]

FBI: Florida man sentenced to 20 years for assisting terrorists

FBI: Florida man sentenced to 20 years for assisting terrorists

Jacksonville, Florida — Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, U.S Attorney A. Lee Bentley III for the Middle District of Florida and Special Agent in Charge Michelle S. Klimt of the FBI Jacksonville Division announced that Shelton Thomas Bell, 21, of Jacksonville, Florida, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for […]

Deputy saved girl’s life first day on job

Deputy saved girl’s life first day on job

Deltona, Florida – A Volusia County sheriff deputy’s first day on the job turned out to be a blessing for one Florida mother. At approximately 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Deputy Brant Lickiss, during his very first shift, was at a traffic light near Normandy Boulevard. Deputy Lickiss said [that] is when he saw a woman frantically […]

Man threw daughter off Sunshine Skyway bridge approach, 911 call from attorney released

Man threw daughter off Sunshine Skyway bridge approach, 911 call from attorney released

First court appearance. (Article continued below) St. Petersburg, Florida — Today, just after midnight, John Nicholas Jonchuck, 25, committed an unthinkable act. Jonchuck drove his vehicle over a Tampa Bay bridge and pulled over. He then removed his daughter, Phoebe, 5, from her seat by her arms, pressed her head to his chest, and threw […]

Sisters, 11 and 15, murdered their 16-year-old brother

Sisters, 11 and 15,  murdered their 16-year-old brother

White Springs, Florida — Additional information is now available in the murder of a 16-year-old boy in Columbia County, Florida. Detectives with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office determined that Nicole Kornegay, 11, assisted her sister, Misty “Ariel” Renee Kornegay, 15, in the murder of their 16-year-old brother, Damien Kornegay, and both teens have been arrested […]

DUI checkpoint: Don’t roll down your window?

DUI checkpoint: Don’t roll down your window?

Levy County — Many drivers have encountered a DUI checkpoint, and one video, shot in Levy County, Florida, is telling drivers they don’t even have to open their window to roll right through. The video has many asking if it is exercising your rights or keeping drunk drivers from being caught? Attorneys say some law […]

Officials: Many fireworks are illegal in Florida

Officials: Many fireworks are illegal in Florida

Florida — There will be dozens of firework shows across Florida to ring in the New Year, and many residents will choose to light up the sky with their own fireworks display. Officials want to remind residents that many types of fireworks are illegal in the State of Florida. According to state statutes, Florida law […]

New booster seat law for children in Florida

New booster seat law for children in Florida

Tallahassee, Florida — Beginning January 1, big changes are coming in the way children would be strapped into a vehicle in Florida. Until recently, Florida was one of only two states in the nation that did not have a law requiring booster seats for children who had outgrown baby seats, but were still too small […]

Pair wanted for defacing government property

Pair wanted for defacing government property

Lake Worth, Florida — According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, during the early morning hours of Christmas Eve, a black male and female were seen affixing posters with a sticky adhesive that read, “Black lives matter,” “Beware killer cops on the loose,” and other posters that offered exaggerated statistics on how it is […]

Florida’s minimum wage will increase

Florida’s minimum wage will increase

Tallahassee, Florida — According to reports, Florida’s minimum wage will increase to $8.05 an hour on January 1. On New Year’s Day, Florida’s minimum wage will increase by 12 cents to $8.05 per hour, benefiting an estimated 364,000 low-wage workers in the state. The minimum wage for tipped workers in Florida, will rise by 12 […]

Deputies targeted: Shots fired at deputies during drive-by

Deputies targeted: Shots fired at deputies during drive-by

Dade City, Florida — Three shots were fired at two Pasco Sheriff’s Office deputies conducting traffic enforcement early Sunday morning in Dade City. At approximately 3:30 a.m., Sunday, the two deputies were inside their individual cars in the parking lot of Northside Baptist Church, 37047 Lock Street, monitoring the intersection of 21st and Lock Street, […]

Twin toddlers removed from house of stench and filth

Twin toddlers removed from house of stench and filth

Venice, Florida — The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a couple who allegedly lived with their 2-year-old twin girls in a home of feces, stench, and filth. Deputies responded to the residence on Briarwood Road after the alleged victim, Elizabeth Davis, 32, called 911 and stated that her boyfriend, Wesley Benoit, 35, threatened to […]

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