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    fishing clinic

    Free fishing clinic for kids

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    // Florida -- Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for Florida’s marine environment and providing fun, family outings are the...
    florida wic program, marion county, ocala post, ocala news

    WIC offices will close in July

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    // Ocala, Florida -- The Florida Department of Health in Marion County today announced the WIC offices located in Dunnellon and...
    daytona beach fireworks

    Officials; fireworks are illegal in Florida

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    // Florida -- There will be dozens of firework shows across Central Florida on Fourth of July celebrating our freedom. And...
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    Captain fired from Alachua County Sheriff’s Office

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    // Gainesville, Florida -- On March 6, 2014 Sheriff Sadie Darnell placed Captain Keith Vermillion, one of her top commanders, on...
    Cyberchild III, Disney, Universal

    Multiple men and three teens arrested during “Cyberchild III” sting

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    // Polk County, Florida -- 16 people have been arrested in “Operation Cyber Child III,” an undercover operation conducted by the...
    Brooksville drug bust, HCSO

    Father and son drug dealers arrested

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    // Brooksville, Florida -- (Official Press Release) On June 25, 2014, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit executed...
    citrus county, move over, ocala news

    CCSO cracking down on drivers that do not “Move Over”

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    // Citrus County – The side of the road can be a dangerous place for emergency vehicles. That’s why Florida law...
    citrus county meth bust

    Meth bust in Crystal River

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    // Crystal River, Florida -- Crystal River is short a few more criminals tonight. Today, June 25, 2014, members of the Citrus...
    Eileen Powell, Florida Highway Patrol, FHP

    FHP announces first woman commander

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    // Lake City, Florida -- The Florida Highway Patrol is proud to announce the appointment of Major Eileen Powell to the...
    Ocala News

    Lionfish invasion; know the facts, not the myth

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    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) made several changes on June 18, 2014, a meeting in Fort Myers meant to help combat...

    Mommy blogger poisons her son to gain blog traffic

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    // In June of 2011, Lacey Spears was investigated by the Florida Department of Children and Families after complaints of Spears...
    Rockledge, Florida, baby left in truck dies

    Girl was left in hot truck for nearly 5 hours

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    // Rockledge, Florida -- On June 16, 2014, a father arrived at the Fraternal Order Police around noon to begin his...
    Columbia Correctional Institution , lake city

    Plot to sue Florida prison system uncovered

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    // Lake City, Florida -- The Florida Department of Law Enforcement Tallahassee Regional Operations Center, charged seven individuals based upon a...
    las vegas police shooting, kill cops, ok to shoot cops, ocala news, rape

    Two cop killers dead

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    // Las Vegas -- A husband and wife are dead following the slaying of two Las Vegas police officers, and now...
    Rick Scott's Budget

    Rick Scott signs in-state tuition bill at the expense of Florida families

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    // Tallahassee, Florida -- Florida residents are outraged following the secret signing of House Bill 851. Governor Rick Scott quietly signed legislation...
    daytona plane crash,

    Two killed in plane crash

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    // Daytona Beach, Florida -- Two people died when a single-engine plane crashed on property just east of Daytona Beach International...
    marijuana in face, lakeland

    Man gets hit in the face with “pot”

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    // Lakeland, Florida -- The Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a domestic disturbance in north Lakeland, at approximately...
    man throws baby, winter haven, ocala news

    Man throws baby across room

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    // Winter Haven, Florida -- “This suspect admitted to smoking a blunt and a half of marijuana, staying up all night...
    Tyrannosaurus, gainesville, fossil

    Former Gainesville man sentenced to prison for Tyrannosaurus bones

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    // Eric Prokopi, 39, a former Gainesville, Florida fossil dealer whom pleaded guilty in 2012 to smuggling Tyrannosaurus bones found in...
    polk county, Grady judd, 98 arrested

    98 arrested in four day human trafficking/prostitution sting

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    // Polk County, Florida -- At the conclusion of a four-day-long human trafficking/prostitution investigation, targeting online e-commerce sites related to men...