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Dumb criminals: Felon taunts deputies on Facebook and gets arrested

// Lakeland, Florida -- The Polk County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man who taunted Sheriff Grady Judd and his deputies...
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Police dispatcher charged with Capital Sexual Battery

// Palm Bay, Florida -- A police dispatcher was arrested on Monday and charged with eight (8) counts of Capital Sexual...
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Sheriff: Mother murdered father, 6-year-old daughter

// Lakeland, Florida -- A 25-year-old Central Florida woman is behind bars following the murder of her 6-year-old daughter and 50-year-old...
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FHP: Shots fired at Florida Highway Patrol Trooper on I-75; suspect dead

  Video clip courtesy of Damon A. Easley Micanopy, Florida -- UPDATE  -- The man who fired at a FHP trooper Saturday morning, was located and shot dead...
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AMBER ALERT for missing toddler who was possibly kidnapped

Jacksonville, Florida -- An Amber Alert was issued for a 21-month-old boy Friday morning after he was allegedly kidnapped during a car theft. Officials said that 21-month-old...
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Family was using taxpayer money and committing credit card fraud while smoking dope

Davenport, Florida -- An ongoing credit card counterfeiting investigation led to three arrests after Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies served a search warrant at...

Aspen Foods recall includes 1,978,680 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed, and breaded chicken

// Ocala, Florida —Aspen Foods, A Division of Koch Poultry Company, a Chicago, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,978,680 pounds of frozen,...
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Girl wanted to buy “weed” via Twitter

// Palm Beach County, Florida -- Think law enforcement officials do not monitor social media? Think again. A woman from Jupiter, Florida,...
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Local Sea Cadet graduates recruit training with honors

Ocala, Florida -- Seaman Apprentice Christopher Kimball, 14, a Marion County resident and member of the Manatee Division of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps,...
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Governor Rick Scott takes immediate action to secure Florida Guardsmen

// Tallahassee, Florida – In light of the cowardly attack that was perpetrated against U.S. military personnel, which was carried out...
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Arrests made after police officer was hit by car

//   Orlando, Florida -- On July 13, 2015, at approximately 2:43 a.m., Orlando Police Officer William Anderson was working extra duty...
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Seminoles dismiss QB Johnson after video of altercation is released

// Jimbo Fisher and the Florida State Seminoles dismissed freshman quarterback De’Andre Johnson Monday night, after the State Attorney’s Office released...
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Devastating news for the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office

// Citrus County -- Members of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office were devastated after they were notified on Saturday, July 4,...
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Massive Medicare fraud takedown; 240 arrested

// More than 240 individuals—including doctors, nurses, and other licensed professionals—were arrested this week for their alleged participation in Medicare fraud...
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Wet ‘n Wild closing for good

// Orlando, Florida -- Wet 'n Wild, America's first water park, which opened in 1977 will permanently close on December 31,...
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Citizens furious over clearing of the former Waldo police chief

// Waldo -- Despite five officers coming forward, hundreds of complaints from citizens, warnings from the American Automobile Association (AAA), and...
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DOH: No need for panic over a potentially deadly bacteria in Florida seawater

// Florida —This week, several media outlets published stories that contained inaccuracies about the safety of Florida's beach water related to...
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To the Editor: It takes a big guy to be a GAL

//   Fathers’ Day is upon us and like Mothers’ Day, it brings to mind the importance of parents and especially fathers...
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Bail bonds business owner and his girlfriend arrested

// A bail bondsman that usually bonds criminals out of jail, found himself behind bars Thursday. At approximately 1 p.m., Thursday, Citrus County...
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School teacher stole from Cub Scout pack to pay her own bills

// Deltona, Florida -- The former treasurer of a local Cub Scout pack is facing felony charges after a Volusia County...