Back-to-school tax-free holiday

Back-to-school tax-free holiday

The 2019 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis. This sales tax holiday begins Friday, August 2, 2019, and runs through Tuesday, August 6, 2019. During this sales tax holiday period, Florida law directs that no sales tax or local option tax (also known […]

Showering and urinating outside gets Belleview man arrested

Showering and urinating outside gets Belleview man arrested

Belleview, Florida — A Belleview man who showered outside his home was arrested on a warrant obtained by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. According to reports, neighbors reported that Michael James Maffia, 31, used a water hose to shower while he was naked, and urinated while doing so. When deputies arrived, the man was nowhere […]

New texting law, what an officer can and can’t do

New texting law, what an officer can and can’t do

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) is leading Florida’s Put It Down Focus on Driving campaign to ensure all motorists are aware of the state’s new regulations regarding wireless communications while driving and reminding everyone to never drive distracted. In conjunction with the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Sheriff’s Association, Florida […]

154 arrested during six-day undercover operation involving prostitutes, human traffickers

154 arrested during six-day undercover operation involving prostitutes, human traffickers

Detectives with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit completed a six-day undercover operation on Sunday, May 20, 2019, in which they posted and responded to ads soliciting prostitution. Law enforcement agencies from Lakeland, Winter Haven, and Haines City assisted in the investigation. During the investigation, detectives attempted to identify victims of human trafficking in […]

Anglers furious over new shark fishing regulations

Anglers furious over new shark fishing regulations

At its February meeting in Gainesville, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said it approved changes to shark fishing regulations, including management changes for the shore-based shark fishery. FWC says these rules are intended to increase survival of released sharks, improve information gathering for the fishery, and address some of the public safety […]

Move over or be ticketed

Move over or be ticketed

Tallahassee – January is Move Over awareness month and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) urges all motorists to move over for emergency and service vehicles stopped along the roadway. Preliminarily in 2018, there were 231 crashes and almost 17,000 citations issued for motorists failing to move over. DHSMV and the Florida […]

Thanksgiving Day murder suspect located in Daytona

Thanksgiving Day murder suspect located in Daytona

Daytona — A Texas fugitive wanted on murder and other charges in a deadly Thanksgiving Day home invasion in El Paso was located in Daytona Beach thanks to License Plate Reader technology that alerted law enforcement to his stolen vehicle. Jason Gibson, 38, was arrested Tuesday afternoon shortly after he fled from a converging group […]

Man arrested after he mounted horse

Man arrested after he mounted horse

A Citra man was arrested Monday after a witness reported that she saw the man having sex with a miniature horse named Jackie G. According to Marion County sheriffs detectives, other witnesses came forward during the investigation. During questioning, Nicholas Anthony Sardo, 21, admitted to having sex with the horse multiple times. Sardo stated that he had […]

School board member under fire following whore comments

School board member under fire following whore comments

Marion County School Board member Nancy Stacy said she stands by her comments that she posted on Facebook earlier this week. Her comments appear to be politically fueled after Christine Ford accused now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Stacy posted several comments which have upset many Marion County residents. One woman, Yoseline Diaz […]

Woman enraged after she was denied sex

Woman enraged after she was denied sex

Vero Beach — A man was transported to Indian River Medical Center Thursday after a woman cut his face with a kitchen knife. According to the arrest affidavit,  Katherine Nieves-Tavarez, 27, cut the man’s face because he turned down several requests to have sex with her. When police arrived at the scene, the man stated, […]

FWC: Mandatory catch-and-release, follow the rules while fishing

FWC: Mandatory catch-and-release, follow the rules while fishing

At its September meeting in Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) directed staff to expand a recent mandatory catch-and-release only measure for snook and redfish due to red tide. The mandatory catch-and-release ruling will begin on September 28, 2018, through May 10, 2019. The areas include Gordon Pass in Collier County and […]

Teacher fired for not giving good grade to students

“I’m so upset because we have a nation of kids who are expecting to get paid and live their life just for showing up and it’s not real."

Teacher fired for not giving good grade to students

[Last updated on September 25, 2018, at 11:01 a.m.] A Florida teacher says she was fired after she refused to give students a grade of 50 percent on an assignment that they never turned in. On social media, parents say that “participation trophy syndrome” is now being extended to students in the form of grades. […]

RUMOR CONTROL: No reports of women being followed, abducted

RUMOR CONTROL: No reports of women being followed, abducted

Recently, Facebook posts from women claiming they were followed while shopping have been circulating the internet. The Gainesville Police Department said, “We’ve seen recent posts from various folks in the community that are describing what appears to be incidents of human trafficking,  kidnapping, or abductions.  People are posting on social media that their kids are […]

Man stole ambulance so he could get home

Man stole ambulance so he could get home

A man had just been released from the hospital Sunday said he needed a way home, so he stole an ambulance. According to a press release, Michael Paul, 25, for unknown reasons, was at North Broward Medical Center, 201 E. Sample Road. Upon Paul’s discharge, he saw an ambulance, which was “running”, and decided it […]

“Unarmed” man stabbed tourist

“Unarmed” man stabbed tourist

A Miami man with no arms has been charged with stabbing a Chicago tourist with scissors. Jonathan Crenshaw, 46, told Miami Beach police that he used his feet to hold the scissors to stab Cesar Coronado, 22, who was visiting from Chicago. Crenshaw stated that he was lying down just after midnight Tuesday when Coronado came […]

Target masturbator said he was only adjusting himself

Target masturbator said he was only adjusting himself

The Target masturbator who was arrested on July 4, was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to six months in jail. According to Ocala police, Bryan L. Swaim, 51, entered the Target, located at 2000 Southwest College Road, last Wednesday and was followed by loss prevention personnel because he was acting suspiciously. A loss prevention officer told […]

Semi nearly hits 76-year-old driver

Semi nearly hits 76-year-old driver

This is what happens when the DMV fails to restrict some elderly drivers. Semi nearly hits a vehicle driven by a 76-year-old driver when she creeps onto a Florida highway and directly into the path of the semi. The skilled truck driver was able to avoid the accident. What do you think? Please follow and […]

FHP: Trooper was intentionally targeted

FHP: Trooper was intentionally targeted

The Florida Highway Patrol released a video Wednesday of a chase which started when a trooper’s car was intentionally struck by another driver. An FHP trooper chased down and arrested the man who struck her patrol car as she conducted a traffic stop along Florida’s Turnpike after “clocking” that driver at 90 mph. According to […]

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