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    To the Editor: Senator Don Gaetz says marijuana ingredient will help kids

      Over the past few weeks, I have listened to a growing number of Northwest Floridians who have strong opinions about the medical use of...

    Woman Changing Flat Tire On Turnpike Is Assaulted

      On Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at approximately 9:00 a.m., a female traveling north in a red vehicle on the Florida Turnpike between the Palm...
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    Sheriff’s deputy killed in the line of duty

      Orange County, Florida -- Sheriff Jerry Demings said, "Last night we lost a hero. But a family grieves for the loss of a husband,...
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    Vinemobile App For Tracking Criminals

      Tallahassee, Florida -- Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Michael Crews announced today a new Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) mobile app which...
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    Man Claims He Stole To Support His Failing Business

      Deland, Florida -- On Sunday February 9, 2014 at approximately 9:00 a.m., Volusia County dispatch received a 911 call from a business owner stating...
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    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...
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    Criminal That Targets Elementary Schools Is On The Run

      Polk County, Florida -- A serious warning for parents and teachers in Polk County and surrounding areas. 38-year-old Don Cornelius Stephens, 39, described as being...
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    The Florida Digital Classroom Initiative

      Lutz, Florida – Florida Senate Education Chairman John Legg (R-Lutz) filed Senate Bill 790 (Education Technology). Senate Bill 790 creates a framework for Florida’s digital...
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    iPhone “selfie” forces thief to turn himself in

      Lake Worth, Florida -- On December 15, 2013, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., a victim's phone was stolen from her...
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    Chemist Joseph Graves Switched Evidence In Thousands Of Cases; Marion County On List

      Tallahassee, Florida – Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey announced that FDLE has begun a review of all cases processed by a...
    Human Trafficking, Ocala Post, Marion County, Polk County

    Human Trafficking Suspect Arrested; One On The Run

      Polk County, Florida -- Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff's Office responded to 704 Byni Ridge Drive off of Thornhill Road in Winter Haven...
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    Governor Rick Scott’s Proposed Healthcare 2014-15 Budget

      Tallahassee, Florida -- The Florida Department of Health today highlighted Governor Rick Scott’s proposed 2014-15 “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget” which will invest...
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    WARNING: Hotel robberies taking place in Orlando area

      Orlando, Florida -- There have been more than a dozen hotel robberies in the Orlando area since December of 2013. The latest robbery occurred...
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    Police officer arrested for unprotected sex while HIV positive

      West Palm Beach, Florida -- Palm Beach County Sheriff's Deputies have arrested Greenacres Police Officer, Ervans Saintclair, 37, for intentionally having unprotected sex with...
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    Deputy arrested; charged with multiple felonies

      Polk County, Florida -- Detectives arrested Polk County Deputy Sheriff Julio Jose Garcia, 26, on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, charging him with Unlawful Compensation/Reward...
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    Statewide Medicaid Managed Care

      Tallahassee, Florida -- The Agency for Health Care Administration’s proposed regional implementation schedule for Managed Medical Assistance (MMA), part of Florida’s Statewide Medicaid Managed...
    bright house networks, ocala, ocala post, ocala news, marion county

    Bright House Networks Says Goodbye Analog, Hello Digital

      Central Florida -- Bright House Networks announced that it has begun working to transition to an all-digital format in its Central Florida service area. With...
    volusia county, ocala post, ocala news, op, ocala

    Bulletproof Vest Saved Deputie’s Life

      Volusia County, Florida -- A robbery suspect is now under arrest in Volusia County after firing shots at Deputy John Vedder of the Volusia...
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    Making Florida the most unfriendly state for sex offenders

      Florida -- Florida currently has the highest refuge rate for sex offenders, and all too often sexually violent predators slip through the cracks of...
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    Taurus Terrell Moye Wanted;Considered Armed And Extremely Dangerous

      Polk County, Florida -- Polk County Sheriff's detectives say they now have a suspect in the October 11, 2013 murder of Davonte Lewis. A warrant...