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    Boy Charged With Poisoning Teacher

    // Polk County, Florida -- On May 21, 2014, Polk County Sheriff's deputies arrested 14-year-old Zachary Malvasia of Lakeland, a student...

    Two Daytona Beach Police Officers out of a job

      // Daytona Beach, Florida -- Ocala Post has now received the body cam video of two Daytona Beach Police Officers, following...

    A pit bull defends his home from a burglar

    // Deltona, Florida -- A pit bull in Volusia County literally took a bite out of crime while defending his home...
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    Kidnapped Girl Reunited With Her Mother 4 Years Later

    // Deltona, Florida -- A Deltona mother who hasn't seen her daughter since 2009 was finally reunited with her today, May...
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    Officers abusing the charge of “Resisting Arrest” in Florida

    // Florida — A Palm Bay, Florida judge ordered the charges against a teenage girl to be dropped after he reviewed...
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    Mangled cars and one dead after fatal crash

    // Polk County, Florida -- Today, Polk County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide deputies conducted a Fatal Crash investigation in the area...
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    Tragic I-75 accident is the motivation for “Move Over – Slow Down – Save...

    Florida – As National Police Week starts today, law enforcement officers across the nation remember and honor our fallen heroes – those officers who...
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    Upcoming “Tax Holiday” Tax Cuts And Schedule

    // Florida - Before the 2014 legislative session began, the Florida Senate, Senator Don Gaetz and Governor Scott joined in a...
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    HEALTH ALERT: First Case Of MERS-CoV Infection Confirmed

    //   Orlando, Florida -- The Florida Department of Health today confirmed the first Florida case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus...

    Puppies Rescued From 123 Degree Car

    // Palm Beach, Florida -- Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies responded to the Wellington Mall, 10300 Forest Hill Blvd.,...

    But First…Let Me Take A Selfie

    // Palm Harbor, Florida -- Brian Genest, 17, was visiting Chestnut Park with his mom, Paula Genest, in Palm Harbor, Florida...
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    Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Deadline

    // Tallahassee, Florida – The Agency for Health Care Administration continues to roll out the Managed Medical Assistance (MMA) program,...
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    WANTED And Extremely Dangerous

    // Polk County, Florida -- The Polk County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating 30-year-old Travis "Pinky" Barrientos,...

    WARNING: Raw Sewage Spill

      Tallahassee, Florida - The Florida Department of Health on Saturday issued an advisory to residents in counties surrounding the Withlacoochee and the downstream Suwannee...
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    Florida Weather Alert For April 18, 2014

      The U.S. National Weather Service has issued a storm warning as well as a flood watch for North Central Florida beginning Friday April 18,...
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    To the Editor: Should state colleges and universities be required to give taxpayer-funded in-state...

      Florida -- Following the Easter and Passover break, the Senate and House will be back in Tallahassee Monday for the final two weeks of...
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    Abortion Bill Passes Second Senate Committee

      Tallahassee, Florida – Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator Tom Lee (R- Brandon), passed Senate Bill 918, which advances Florida’s protection of...
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    Homeless guy murdered mom

      Crystal River, Florida -- On April 5, 2014, shortly after 3 p.m., Citrus County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an area behind Farmer’s Furniture in...
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    Increased Punishment For Sex Offenders In Florida Signed Into Law

      Tallahassee, Florida -- On April 1, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bills 522, 524, 526 and 528, which substantially strengthen protections against...
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    Suspicious Death Of Veterans Now Under Investigation

      Tallahassee, Florida -- In light of recent reports of injuries and deaths to veterans at federal Veterans Affairs hospitals, earlier this week Governor Rick...