$30 million in heroin seized

$30 million in heroin seized

Manhattan, New York — James J. Hunt, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division (DEA), Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, and Joseph A. D’Amico, Superintendent of the New York State Police, announced the seizure of 46 […]

9/11 – 14 years later

9/11 – 14 years later

[Last updated on September 11, 2015, at 9:35 p.m.] On Friday, September 11, 2015, 14 years after the Twin Towers fell in 2001, Marion County firefighters showed that they have not forgotten. MCFR firefighters and students started the day at the Florida State Fire College in Lowell, Florida. They showed their support by running up and […]

Heroin use on the rise; cheaper, more dangerous product being manufactured

Heroin use on the rise; cheaper, more dangerous product being manufactured

Ocala, Florida — Heroin (smack) use has increased across the United States among men and women, most age groups, and all income levels. According to the latest Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the greatest increases have occurred in groups with historically […]

Baby died after she was scalded

Baby died after she was scalded

Rosedale — Nurse Practitioner Oluyemisi Adebayo, 54, was arrested while attempting to flee the county Thursday afternoon. Police in New York said an arrest warrant was issued for Adebayo after she was charge for killing 23-month-old Naomi Mondesire. Authorities said the child was under Adebayo’s care when she placed her in a bathtub with scalding […]

Dash cam: Officer rammed armed pedestrian suspect with police car

Dash cam: Officer rammed armed pedestrian suspect with police car

A dash cam video from a February 19, incident was finally released to the media following the completion of an investigation. The video showed a Marana, Arizona, police officer intentionally run down 36-year-old Mario Valencia with a police car. The video has stirred up debate of whether or not the officer’s actions were justified. Police […]

Fail to re-register as a sex predator, go back to jail

Fail to re-register as a sex predator, go back to jail

Ocala, Florida — In November 2014, there were 159 sexual offenders and predators required to register in Marion County, Florida. During that time, only 149 complied with state requirements; leaving 10 unaccounted for. Eight of the non-compliant registrants finally reported to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office on December 1, 2014; leaving two that had not […]

Girl releases video after French shooting, sparks controversy

Girl releases video after French shooting, sparks controversy

Since the hate fueled shootings in Paris, many have turned to social media to express their anger, frustration, and sadness. Words like #muslims, #CharlieHebdo, #cartoonist, and #freedomofspeech have been trendy on social media since the shooting. And media outlets, such as the Associated Press and CNN, have come under fire for “bowing down” to the […]

Sony pulls movie after death threats to Americans from North Korea

Sony pulls movie after death threats to Americans from North Korea

The New York premiere of “The Interview,” a Sony Pictures comedy about the assassination of North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, has been canceled and a source said theater chains had scrapped plans to show it, after threats from a hacking group. The hackers also warned people to stay away from cinemas showing the film starring […]

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 […]