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    Man pulls out his tenderloin

    // Lecanto, Florida -- Last week, the Citrus County Sheriff's Office held their annual "Shop with a Cop" event geared toward...
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    TrophyCatch season 4

    // TrophyCatch Season 3 ended on a very positive note, and Season 4 is off to an even better start,...
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    Deputy and wife arrested following domestic dispute

    // Lakeland, Florida -- Roy Knecht, 44, a Polk County deputy, along with his wife, Sheena Knecht, 32, were involved in...
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    2016 Gulf recreational red snapper state season closes soon

      The 2016 recreational red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico state waters closes July 11, with the last day of harvest being July 10....
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    Woman crushed under SUV

    // Bartow, Florida -- The Polk County Sheriff's Office received a call in reference to an overturned vehicle found near the...

    New Critical Wildlife Area in Volusia County

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) today approved a new Critical Wildlife Area in Volusia County. The small island, known as Port Orange...
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    Health Plans Selected For The Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Managed Medical Assistance Program

      The Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency) selected the health plans it will contract with for the Managed Medical Assistance (MMA) program. The Agency selected...
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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...
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    Veternans: Free entrance to state parks

    // Tallahassee, Florida – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that in honor of Veterans Day, there will be free entry for...
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    $1 million in grant funding for cannabidiol research

    // Gainesville, Florida -- The Florida Department of Health today announced $1 million in grant funding to the University of Florida...
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    Owner of restaurant is one of nine men arrested in human trafficking case

    A two-year long investigation into a Human Trafficking case originating in Hernando County has resulted in the arrest of nine individuals statewide. Two of the...
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    Dangerous Mexican Cartel Associates Arrested In Polk County

    On September 30, 2013, the Central Florida HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) task force arrested six suspects and seized approximately 19 pounds of...
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    Childs Death Being Blamed On Court Decision

      Sanford, Florida -- Disturbing video of a murderer regaining custody of her children has now been released. The video of the hearing was recorded on...
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    15 eastern indigo snakes released in Florida

    Florida -- Fifteen eastern indigo snakes, listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, has just been released in northern Florida as part of...
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    Bill to legalize recreational marijuana

    Last week, Rep. Carlos Guillermo-Smith, co-sponsored legislation (HB1117) in the Florida House to legalize recreational marijuana in the state.  Rep. Michael Grieco, D-Miami Beach joined...
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    Cara Williams & Immanuel Williams Arrested By FBI And Have Ties To Ocala

      Tampa, Florida — Acting United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that Immanuel Lee Williams (28) and Cara Lee Williams (28), both of...
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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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    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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    Kissimmee Doctor Ugarriza Fuentes Arrested

      Kissimmee, Florida – The Florida Department of Health’s Orlando Unlicensed Activity (ULA) Unit announced today a joint investigation with the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation...
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    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...