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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...
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Florida Department of Juvenile Justice launches “It’s No Joke” campaign

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice announced today a new awareness campaign aimed at addressing school threats made by students in Florida. The “It’s...
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FWC charges 3 in connection to shark dragging video

  Following a four-month-long investigation, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), along with the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office announced charges against three...

Warrants served, largest drug bust in Citrus County

Beverly Hills/Crystal River -- On June 14th, 2019, the Citrus County Sheriff's Office Tactical Impact Unit (TIU), in partnership with the Florida Department of...
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FDA: Rat meat being served as chicken in Chinese and other restaurants

  Have you ever wondered what rat meat would taste like? Well, Chinese law enforcement has arrested over 900 people for selling rat and tainted meat...
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Bears are more active in the fall

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is reminding people to help prevent conflicts with bears by securing garbage and other items that...
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Florida man seen pumping gas into buckets, it’s illegal and unsafe officials say

As a result of Hurricane Dorian, there has been an influx of people buying large quantities of gasoline. Unfortunately, officials say many of these people...
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Cottonmouth, a.k.a water moccasin, outside front door of home

With so much rain and rising water comes Florida nature. Imagine finding a cottonmouth, a.k.a water moccasin, a.k.a viper, right outside the door of your...
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Crystal River couple arrested after man was badly beaten, plot twist

Crystal River -- On Saturday, deputies responded North Seagull Point in reference to a domestic battery. A man and woman were arrested after they attacked and...
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Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast hits, kills pedestrian on US Hwy 19

Shortly after 9 p.m., Wednesday, August 21, 2019, Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast was involved in a vehicle crash in Hernando County. Sheriff Prendergast was...
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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...

Crumps Landing hit by second fire since 2004

Homosassa -- It was a sad day for Citrus County as the main tiki hut at Crumps Landing, located at 11210 West Halls River...
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Thousands of line workers, tree-trimmers prepare for Hurricane Dorian’s aftermath

It really is a sight to see. Video is one thing, but seeing the site in person is something even more spectacular. It is an...
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Two dead in Crystal River following domestic dispute

Crystal River -- Details have just been released in a June shooting involving a man and his wife. On June 7, deputies were dispatched to...
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Teacher arrested for threatening public official

// Lakeland, Florida -- 49-year-old Kelly Ann Karynn, of 164 Shadow Lane, Lakeland, was arrested yesterday by Polk County Sheriff’s Office...

Children were living in meth home surrounded by filth

// Crystal River, Florida -- On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, members of the Citrus County Sheriff's Office Tactical Impact Unit, Levy/Citrus...
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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...
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Worst child pornography case In U.S.history

  WARNING: THIS ARTICLE MAY BE DISTURBING TO SOME READERS Worcester, Massachusetts/Largo, Florida -- An investigation led by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, named “Operation...

Early food stamp benefits disbursement due to Hurricane Dorian

Tallahassee, Fla. – To assist families as they prepare for Hurricane Dorian, the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) has been approved by...
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Dr. arrested for soliciting a prostitute

Wildwood, Florida - Sumter County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Squad conducted an "In-Call" Escort/Prostitution sting at the Sleep Inn Motel, located at 1224 South...